We met a couple of friendly students in Warsaw who guided us through the station. I talked about football with one of them – a personal milestone for me, and my diligent readings of FourFourTwo‘s pre-chewed football history articles stood me in good stead (i.e. I remembered who Jan Tomasthingy was). The student didn’t rate Polish football though. “It’s all kicking in our leagues. We all watch English football – it’s much better.” A night or two later I turned on the hotel TV to find an example of the glamorous English game he so admired – broadcast live with breathless Polish commentary, a solid 1-1 draw between Nottingham Forest and Watford.