While every Irishman, woman & child who attended the football last year will agree that Poznan (& Gdansk + Sopot) welcomed us with open arms and showed us a really great time.... Poznan hasn't been taking the break up very well.
Since thousands of Irish fans descended on the city for Euro 2012, Poznan has made no secret of its affection for the visitors. Authorities turned civic buildings green for St Patrick's Day - perhaps because the mayor enjoyed visiting Dublin for a pint.
But the new campaign - complete with a website that begins "Dear Irishman!" - really steps it up. According to its radio ad, Poznan is Irish-friendly because of "how much we have in common"
It's got to the stage now, where it's like an ex-girlfriend calling at 2am for either a bootycall or to arrange to meet for a coffee & a chat.
C'mon Poznan, show some class, you're better than this, move on with your life, you're a great place, it not you it's us, we just can't commit to you Poznan, not right now anyway. If we beat Sweden & Austra we could still get to Rio next year and then maybe to Paris two years later, we might even make it to Russia two years after that......oh, sorry, I know I shouldn't have mentioned Russia, but it's time to let go Poznan.
Dry your eyes mate, plenty more fish in the sea, etc. etc.
We'll always have the memories.