The Ekstraklasa, named PKO BP Ekstraklasa since the 2019–20 season due to its sponsorship by PKO Bank Polski, is the top Polish professional league for men's association football teams. Contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the I liga, seasons start in July, end in May or June the following year. Teams play. Games are played on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays; the winner of the Ekstraklasa qualifies for the Polish SuperCup. The Ekstraklasa is now operated by the Ekstraklasa SA; the Ekstraklasa was formed as Liga Polska on 4–5 December 1926 in Warsaw, since 1 March 1927 as Liga Piłki Nożnej, but the Polish Football Association had been in existence since 20 December 1919, a year after the independence of Poland in 1918. The first games of the freshly created league took place on 3 April 1927, while first national non-league football championship took place in 1920. A total of 81 teams have played in the top division of Polish football since the founding of the league, of which 16 clubs have won the title.
The current champions are Piast Gliwice. On 4–5 December 1926 in Warsaw, representatives from several Polish clubs met for the purpose of discussing the creation of a league, it is unknown where the idea of a Polish league originated from, however a national league was thought to be a much more practical solution than hitherto practiced two-stage system of regional matches followed by a national match. To dismay of clubs' officials, the PZPN was not receptive to the idea of a national league and therefore sought to thwart it. However, it turned out that all but one of the Polish clubs supported the idea; the decision to create it was made regardless. In late February 1927, at the PZPN's meeting in Warsaw, its officials opposed the formation of a league, but the clubs egged on by some generals from the Polish Army, proceeded anyway; the creation of the League was announced on 1 March 1927. The only opponent of the league's formation was Cracovia – a influential and strong organization in Polish football of the 1920s.
Cracovia's boycott was because its chairman, Dr. Edward Cetnarowski, at the same time held the post of the director of the PZPN. Cetnarowski was a personality known not only in Poland, but in other countries, it was due to his efforts that in September 1923, Cracovia toured Spain, drawing 1–1 with Barcelona and losing 0–1 to Real Madrid. In October thanks to Cetnarowski, Sevilla travelled to Kraków, losing 2–3 to Cracovia. Games of the first championships started on 3 April 1927. All major teams took part in it; this is the list of the teams: In this first season of the league, fight for championship was decided between two powerful teams – Wisła Kraków and 1. FC Katowice; this rivalry was treated seriously, not only by the two sides involved, but by the whole nation. 1. FC was regarded as the team supported by German minority, while Wisła, at the end of this historic season, represented ambitions of all Poles; some time in the fall of 1927 in Katowice, an ill-fated game between 1. FC and Wisła took place.
Stakes were high – the winner would become the champion. Kraków's side became the champion. 1. FC finished second, third was Warta Poznań. In 1928 Cracovia decided to enter the league, gladly accepted by all fans of football. However, championships were once again won by Wisła, with such excellent players as Henryk Reyman, Mieczyslaw Balcer and Jan Kotlarczyk. Warta Poznań was second and Legia Warsaw third; this was the last year of 1. FC's glory; the team finished fifth. In 1929 yet another team was added to the list of champions of Poland; this time it was Warta Poznań. However, after the last game, on 1 December 1929, it was Garbarnia Kraków, celebrating the championship. Two weeks in mid-December, PZPN's officials changed the result of the Warta – Klub Turystow Łódź game. Warta lost 1–2, but due to walk-over, this was changed to 3–0 in favor of Poznań's side; as a result of the decision, Warta became the champion, Garbarnia finished second with 32 points and Klub Turystow was relegated. In 1930, Cracovia regained the championship, a year another Kraków's side, won the league.
It is clear. During this time, only once the championship was won by a side from a different city; the 1931 champion, was unique as this was the first time that the league had been won by a side whose all players had been bought from other teams. As has been said, the early 1930s marked a decline of the dominance of Kraków and Lwów as centers of Polish football; the point of gravity moved towards west – to Polish part of Upper Silesia, which had belonged to Poland since 1921. In 1932 the champion was Cracovia, but starting in 1933, Ruch Chorzów dominated the league, being the champion for four times in a row. Ruch, with such excellent players as Teodor Peterek, Ernest Wilimowski
Wolf's Castle Halt railway station was on the Clarbeston Road and Letterston line of the Great Western Railway. It served the villages of Wolf's Castle and Ford between 1913 and 1964; the Clarbeston Road and Letterston Railway, s subsidiary of the Great Western Railway, was opened on 30 August 1906, but at first there were no intermediate stations. However, there was a signal box at Wolf's Castle, because although most of the route was built as double track, a portion near the middle, which included Spittal Tunnel and the cutting through Treffgarne Gorge, was single-track, it was necessary to have signal boxes at each end of the single-track section; the single-track section was doubled, but although the temporary signal boxes at Spittal and Treffgarne closed with the introduction of full double-track working on 17 December 1906, Wolf's Castle signal box was retained to break the section, allowing two trains to proceed in the same direction between Clarbeston Road and Letterston simultaneously.
The first of three intermediate stations to open on the line was Wolf's Castle Halt on 1 October 1913. It was situated 251 miles 55 chains from Paddington, was on a level stretch of line to the east of the signal box; the stations to either side in 1923 were Fishguard and Goodwick. Unusually for a GWR halt, the two platforms were built of brick rather than wood, as were the shelters; the up platform was 115 feet long, the down platform was 155 ft long. The station nameboards stated "Wolf's Castle Halt for Treffgarne Rocks"; the service was operated using GWR steam rail motors running between Fishguard Neyland. The crossover was removed in 1924, the signal box was taken out of use on 17 February 1925; the station closed on 6 April 1964, as did all the other stations between Clarbeston Road and Fishguard Harbour. In 2011, the waiting shelters on the platforms no longer exist and the line has been reduced to a single track positioned about halfway between the platforms, which would prevent any future use.
The track is raised on an embankment of ballast, so if it was still alongside the platform the train doors would be some distance above the platform height. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. Conolly, W. Philip. British Railways Gazetteer. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. MacDermot, E. T.. History of the Great Western Railway, vol. II: 1863-1921. Paddington: Great Western Railway. Parker, Richard; the Railways of Pembrokeshire. Corhampton: Noodle Books. ISBN 978-1-906419-07-3. Wolf's Castle Halt on navigable 1954 O. S. map Wolfs Castle Halt, photo taken in 2006
Power Rangers in Space is an American television series created by Haim Saban and the sixth season of the Power Rangers franchise, began airing on February 6, 1998 on Fox Kids. The series follows four former Turbo Rangers heading into space to save Zordon from Dark Specter and his alliance of villains from draining his powers. Power Rangers in Space comprises 43 episodes and concluded its initial airing on November 21, 1998. Power Rangers in Space uses footage and elements from the Super Sentai series Denji Sentai Megaranger and follows the annual Ranger suit change to match the annual change of the Super Sentai series. Regular cast members during Power Rangers in Space include Tracy Lynn Cruz, Patricia Ja Lee, Christopher Khayman Lee, Justin Nimmo, Roger Velasco, Selwyn Ward, Paul Schrier, Jason Narvy, Jack Banning and Melody Perkins. Power Rangers in Space picks up after the events of Power Rangers Turbo, where the four former Turbo Rangers — T. J. Carlos and Cassie — are pulled aboard the Astro Megaship, meet Andros, a Red Ranger from the planet KO-35.
Andros becomes the new leader of the team, giving the former Turbo Rangers morphers to become the new Blue, Black and Pink Space Rangers. Astronema becomes the new main villain of the series, identified to be Andros' long lost sister, Karone. In the season, Andros' former teammate Zhane is unveiled, unfrozen after many years. At the end of the season, Andros shatters Zordon's tube to wipe out all evil, Karone is restored to her normal self