After the Norway-Denmark game I gave the “Proud mountain monkey” boots to the football museum on Ullevaal stadium. It isn’t much, but since it was some focus on the boots and the museum wanted the boots it was easy to give them to the football museum. I’ll explain what the fuzz was all about regarding the boots before the game. Denmark is completely flat, in fact flat as a pancake. The tallest “mountain” in Denmark will just come in among the top ten buildings in London. So the Danes get altitudes sicknes when they’re 50 metres above sea level. So in all their dizziness they call us Norwegians mountain monkeys. And in respect to the “flat head” people of Denmark I got printed “Stolt fjellabe” wich of course means proud mountain monkey, on my football boots. And “fjellabe” is written wrong in Danish, apparently it is written “fjeldabe”. It was some fuzz about that, but all in good spirit here on my blog.

I met Hristo Stoichkov at San Carlo tonight. Stoichkov is a former Bulgarian fotballer who played for Barcelona, and he is one of my biggest childhood heroes. So it was an honour for me to meet him, and it got me to think of the happy memories of my childhood.

Morten Gamst Pedersen