No, not in
the American house of evil and inebriety, but the Barcice
resort, famous for its positive reviews, and run by Wiesław
Rutkowski, former player of Start, a football team from
Rutkowski put away his football boots and went into business, but
keeps in touch with sport, not only through playing in old boy
teams, but also by being active in the organization for former
well-known football players. For the second time Rutkowski invited
his rivals from the field – and mates from the organization, to
his estate, to treat them with tasty barbequed food.
- "I' ve just
created the menu; the rest was taken care of by my daughter
Sylwia and her husband, Janusz Sobczak, who is my invaluable
help mate,” explained the host, before being honoured by
the president of the senior council with a memorial bas-relief
bearing a special dedication. Rutkowski, whose resort is
visited by many league teams organizing camps at Las Vegas,
is not going to rest on his laurels. It is likely that
soon he will begin to build a full-size pitch with an artificial
surface for top football teams.
As with the meeting of the veterans, before
they sat around the table they got involved
in stormy debate on the quality and current
state of football in the Nowy S±cz region.
Jerzy Ligęza said he hoped that Zenon Mandryk,
an excellent attacking player being treated
in hospital, would soon recover, and admitted
later that he has a plan to organize a meeting
at which the invited city mayor, team manager,
coach and players of Sandecja will be presented
with some ideas by the old boys for the harmonious
development of football in Nowy S±cz.
- “It is not about us playing philosophers or acting as saviours,
but I think that our experience from life and football could be
of some use,” explained the speaker.
Józef "Alek" Unold pointed
out the need for establishing at least two pitches for
young players in our city.
- “Young people, not only those with special sports skills, are
simply bored, and they do not know what to do with their free time.
Instead of expending their energy in sports facilities they get
involved in dull activities,” contemplated Unold, known for his
vocal talent and being, after all, a member of the "Echo II" choir
in the parish of St. Casimir. “I brought this matter to the mayor
of Nowy S±cz but achieved nothing. Maybe press intervention will
Kazimierz Sas, former long standing manager of Sandecja, shared
his experience in sport and deplored the fact that MKS, a first
league team, has so few players that received training at the club.
The speech by Zygmunt Żabecki was in the same vein, while Franciszek
Szarek, previously a well-known football referee and today a coach,
expressed his concern about the fact that there is a problem with
alcohol when lower-league matches are played.
Władysław Mirek, a deputy to Jerzy Ligęza,
relaxed the atmosphere by reminding the
audience that the working sessions of the
senior council are more appropriate for
such substantitive disputes, while the
meeting in Barcice should be used as an
opportunity for the integration of sports
people and for social small talk. The meeting’s
participants applauded the deputy manager
and return to their tables, where, instead
of a dessert they were served ... lard
with onion, brought straight from the Ukraine
and known there as "sało".