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A niiiice win, and I love it!

Posted by on the 14th March 2012

I’m Sorry I’m a little late with an update after the Wolves game, but it’s better late than never. We played a great game away and we kept a clean sheet for the first time this season, and it was great. The feeling after the game was incredible, and we just have to build on this result so that we can get that feeling more this season. COYB!

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Fredrik and Stig

Posted by on the 9th March 2012

This week I have had some very nice visit from Norway, Fredrik and Stig came over to me and we’ve had a great week. It is important to have good friends over to visit sometimes, and my friends takes the trip very often. The week we have doen a lot of training, had a lot of good food, some walks into town and seen some movies, though it always ends with a big argument about what movie to watch. It has, in other words, been a perfect charge up for the important match against Wolverhampton on Saturday, and I could not ask for better company to do just that. Stig has already gone home to Norway, while Fredrik leaves tomorrow, I will go with the rest of the team to Wolverhampton and make the final preparations for the match.

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1-1 against Villa

Posted by on the 4th March 2012

I thought we were unlucky that we only got 1-1 at home against Aston Villa today. We were poor in the first half, and it was only Yakubu and Robinson who delivered a satisfactory performance in the first half. But in the second half we were by far the better team. And it was just bad luck that we didn’t win this one. The Olsson twins gave us tremendous speed on the left wing and the whole team played well and it was fully deserved that David Dunn got the equalizer for us.

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Knut Thorbjørn Eggen

Posted by on the 2nd March 2012

Good morning folks. The game against Northern Ireland was nothing to remember, but we won 3-0 and we have to be satisfied with that. It was nice that several of the younger guys got their chance, and I think they took good care of it, so the future looks bright.

Yesterday a great man buried was buried. Knut Thorbjørn Eggen was only 51 years old, but he has made his impact on Norwegian football, and he will always be remembered for the wonderful person he was.

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Nortern Ireland

Posted by on the 28th February 2012

No one expected us to beat Manchester City at Etihad Stadium, but it still pisses me off when we lose. There is no one in the club that likes to lose, and it does not matter whether it is City, United, Barca or Dagenham & Redbrigde. We worked hard, but sometimes we meet a team that is simply better than us, so for our own sake we have to focus forward and do everything we can to take the necessary points.

Now I’m with the national team and we are in Belfast. It’s always good fun to go with the national team, but this time it is something extra. Because  we will play on the same pitch that I got my debut for the national team in. I remember I had a really good game and was so proud after the game. And as a little quiz we can see if there are someone who remember the result in that game and who scored the goals?

This time we have Valon Berisha with us, and he is a very nice young man who has good skills on the pitch. I hope he does just as good against Northern Ireland as I did when I was new to the national team. The story is a little different for the two of us since he already got some games for the national team on the trip to Thailand in January. But still, this is his first trip with our best squad. But it is going to be fun to see if he gets a chance, and it would been fun if he takes it.

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Lars Iver is back

Posted by on the 24th February 2012

My friend Lars Iver Strand is finally back on the football field after a long injury break. Lars Iver and I was a force to be reckoned with in Tromsø in our younger days, and he lived with my family when he moved from Porsanger to Tromsø. I’m really happy on his behalf and it is good for him to come to a club that is willing to give him a chance. I don’t know many footballers who train as hard as Lars Iver, and it’s nice to see that all the hard work has finally paid off. I have been waiting for him to come back and I have contributed as much as I could, he has even been here in Blackburn and got treated by our incredibly talented medical staff. Lars is undoubtedly one of the most talented players I’ve ever played with, and I sincerely hope that he will succeed this season. After such a long injury break, it will naturally go up and down in the beginning, but it will all come back to him and I expect that Lars Iver’s going to be one of the profiles in the Norwegian Premier League when he gets back to good old form.

Weekend off

Posted by on the 20th February 2012

This weekend was a cup round and we’re not in any of them and after we had trained hard last week, we got the weekend off. It’s not often we have a weekends off so this came as a nice surprise and was more than welcome. I took the opportunity to go home to Norway, and I had a great weekend. I was relaxing and enjoying myself with good friends. I’ll post some pictures from the weekend, and it shows the government building that was badly damaged during the July 22 terrorism, the Joker Marcello Distefano, me praying for better times for Blackburn Rovers, the view from Aker Brygge and me  really tired after a hard workout on Saturday.

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QPR at home

Posted by on the 11th February 2012

Mark Hughes and the guys is visiting today, and most of us in Blackburn have a good relationship with him and his staff. But to be honest, today we do not give a shit in old camaraderie. Today he is just like any other opponent who comes to Ewood, and we have no plans on giving him anything for free. QPR are in just as much trouble as us, so this is a very important game for both of us. QPR have bought some new strikers in January, but that doesn’t scare us, because today we got a troll in the box ourself. His song goes like this:

FEED THE YAK AND HE WILL SCORE

FEED THE YAK

FEED THE YAK

FEED THE YAK AND HE WILL SCORE!

Come On You Blues, Come On Yak!

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Sami national day

Posted by on the 7th February 2012

I don’t want to talk about the Arsenal game, we all feel exactly the same about that game. We went through that game today on the training ground. We are not happy! It is much better to start the focus on the QPR game this weekend. It’s no secret that we are struggling in the league, but we have to keep the focus in the right place or this is going to be difficult.

It’s the Sami National Day today and that’s nice. Us who are both Sami and Norwegian are so lucky that we have two national days, and of course we have to celebrate that with pomp and ceremony. It is a bit lonely for me to celebrate alone here in England, but I have saved me some Sami goodies that I have enjoyed today,  and now it’s dried reindeer hearts on the menu.

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Arsenal tomorrow

Posted by on the 3rd February 2012

Tomorrow we got Arsenal on the menu, and that should be an exciting affair. Both they and we vary in our performances, mildly speaking. But we beat them at Ewood and I am eternally optimistic and believe we can beat them tomorrow too. Even though we lost to Newcastle we played a good game, we were clearly better than them but they got two lucky goals. For our part we just have to have faith in ourselves and continue the our good game. And then only time will tell if the results will come our way.

Now we are at the hotel in London, and at this hotel a music video was recorded a few years ago. Anybody knows what band? ;)

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