Looking at the Premier League Swedes

The English Premier League is really becoming more and more an international league as players from all over the world have begun to make their mark in the league and that includes Swedish footballers.  There are several players who currently play in the league and have made their mark. Taylor Green takes a quick look … Continue reading

Djurdjic: we’re equal to Levante

Nikola Djurdjic

Helsingborg take on Levante this evening with hopes of Europa League progression still alive. Sasa Ibrulj reports from Sweden. Everybody wants to talk about his future – rumours are sending him from Spain to France, Germany and Italy to England – but Nikola Djurdjic is focused on the present. Levante are heading to Olympia, and … Continue reading

The crazy month has arrived…

allsvenskan weekly round-up

With a month of the season left, Saša Ibrulj looks at the Allsvenskan title race and asks if Håcken, Elfsborg, AIK and Malmö can all sprint to the finish line. This week’s Skåne derby confirmed, yet again, how crazy and interesting this season is. All of the required ingredients were there – the rivalry, a full packed stadium, … Continue reading

Portland Timbers in Talks with AIK and Hammarby Over 2013 Pre-Season

Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer (Portland Timbers)

Though the tournament is not yet complete, the success of the Portland Timbers’ 2012 pre-season tournament is undeniable. Though the non-Timbers games have not been as heavily attended, the two Portland matches to this point have drawn 16,118 and 15,195, respectively. With conference rivals in San Jose Earthquakes and Chivas USA in town, Portland has … Continue reading

Svensson failed to see Redknapp’s tactical skills

Swedish Euro Hopes Improve? Swedish hopes of progressing through the group stages in Euro 2012 may have improved with the resignation of the England national coach Fabio Capello, but better news could be the appointment of Harry Redknapp as the English coach according to national vice-captain Anders Svensson. Harry Redknapp is the media choice to … Continue reading

Rangers persue Celik

Mervan Celik’s agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, has confirmed to Expressen that “two clubs” are leading the chase for the highly-rated winger who has been capped five times for Sweden Under-21s, and who must harbour serious hopes of gatecrashing the Euro 2012 squad if he gets a big move after allowing his contract to expire with GAIS. … Continue reading

Swedish full-back to New York

photo: Scanpix

New York Red Bulls have agreed a contract with 26-year-old Markus Holgersson whose contract with the Allsvenskan champions has expired. New York coach Hasse Backe confirmed to Expressen that a contract has been agreed: “He is a good signing for us; we need a physically strong defender. He will link up with the squad when … Continue reading

Keene on a move?

photo: www.elfsborg.se

The new year brought interest in Elfsborg forward James Keene with both Djurgården and English League One outfit AFC Bournemouth looking at a possible move for the ex-GAIS and Portsmouth hitman. After performing well during 2011 pre-season, Keene began the campaign being largely used from the bench as Elfsborg changed their tactics. A mid-season move … Continue reading

2012 fixtures announced

Allsvenskan The 2012 Allsvenskan kicks-off on the weekend of 31 March with the stand-out game being Elfsborg at home to Djurgården. Reigning champions Helsingborg travel to Norrköping as they look to be the first team to win back-to-back titles since Djurgården tasted Gold success in 2002 and then 2003. 2010 champions Malmö will host Gefle … Continue reading

Hammers to monitor Calum Angus

photo: Lars Ekström

Following a trial period with the London club, West Ham United have decided not to make an offer for GAIS centre-back Calum Angus. The 25-year-old stopper signed for GAIS back in 2009 and made 23 Allsvenskan appearances in 2011, scoring twice, as the Gothenburg based club finished the season in a respectable fifth place. After … Continue reading

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