AIK: matured in Europe

Andreas Alm: Photo - aikfotboll.se

As AIK travel to Naples to open the group stage of the Europa League, Saša Ibrulj talks us through the Stockholm derby and what has changed with Gnaget. It was supposed to be a big football party – the last Tvillingderbyt at Råsunda in the rich history of this arena – and, at the end, it was. … Continue reading

Örebro lift the Cup Byggnads – from underdogs to champions…

Celebrating the Cup! 
Back row, from left to right: Daniel Wickstrom (coach), Axel Wetteus, Pierre Hertin (writer), Peter Eriksson (kit manager), Christer Lipovac, Martin Landén, Markus Batan, Adam Molin, Philip Holmer, Karo Karadakhi, Sebastian Ring, Jonatan Herbst, Christoffer Larsson.

Front row, left to right: Crille Neanro (GK Coach), Peder Hessel (coach), Hugo Eriksson, Filip Albertsson, Amar Bukva, Linus Lamu, Oskar Klasson, Lukman Murad, Philip Spangberg.

The district team from the town Örebro became champions of Sweden this year after they won the ‘Cup Byggnads’ Final against the district team from the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Pierre Hertin, a member of the winning squad, tells the story of the best team in Sweden. Every year twenty-four different counties in Sweden compete in … Continue reading

The Sweden camp in Ukraine

Camp Sweden

Welcome to ‘Camp Sweden’ based on a large island in the middle of Kyiv, Ukraine. A picturesque setting in the middle of the Dniepr River that approximately 5,000 Swedish fans have been calling home for their short but eventful stay at the European Championships. Things were far from idyllic when the fans first arrived to … Continue reading

Remembering….Ole Mørk and Trelleborg

Mork TFF

Trelleborg were having an unspectacular 2000 Allsvenskan campaign under Alf Westerberg when the club decided that a change was needed. Ole Mørk had coached in Denmark since the early 1980s and already had a reputation for growing clubs beyond the sum of their parts – this was the manager who had succeeded in taking both BK … Continue reading

The experts preview the start of the 2012 season…

Allsvenskan

“It’s time to get started and fight for the points” – Daniel Kristofferson, SPORT-Expressen Excitement levels are high with the new season about to kick-off. Who will win? Who will struggle? It’s always an impossible job to come up with the correct answers. But the men who know best have offered their opinions on what they believe … Continue reading

AIK in USA: VI ÄR ÖVERALLT

Mattias Örth, Linus Wilhelmsson and Fredrik Wolff - Photo: Michael Orr

When AIK stepped foot onto Jeld-Wen Field on Monday to play Chivas USA, it is unlikely that they expected to see a single person in the ground wearing their black and yellow colors. Yet Mattias Örth, Fredrik Wolff and Linus Wilhelmsson were doing just that – standing together in the front row of the North … Continue reading

AIK in USA: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

bjorn

We hope. We’re discussing. We agreed. These are the words of front office members of AIK and Portland Timbers building what seem to be the early stages of a mutually beneficial, multi-continental relationship. The pre-season tournament currently in play at Portland’s Jeld-Wen Field is the first step in establishing a connection between the two clubs, … Continue reading

Dreaming of England

Ole Söderberg (photo: www.nufc.co.uk)

The recent news that Newcastle United’s Swedish young guns Ole Söderberg and Samuel Adjei will be allowed to leave the club for free this summer has highlighted something that many young Swedish footballers may never fully consider: is it in their best interests to move to England so young? Adjei arrived on Tyneside in February … Continue reading

The Silent Derby – Now We Say Stop

photo: Andy Hudson

There’s one match in Sweden that is generally anticipated more than all others, especially in Stockholm: the Tvillingderbyt between AIK and Djurgården. The match doesn’t just rule the capital; in a country where the two giants have national support, the Tvillingderbyt also attracts eager eyes from every direction. And the derby doesn’t get much bigger … Continue reading

Remembering….Halmstads BK v Newcastle United

HBK v NUFC

2011 was a terrible year for Halmstads BK as only three Allsvenskan victories left them rooted to the bottom of the table. As HBK prepare for their Superettan kick-off against Hammarby in April 2012, their fans could be forgiven for looking back at better days. After two Allsvenskan titles under the management of Roy Hodgson in … Continue reading

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