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Talk about the country that gave the football world people like Tore Andre Flo, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, John Arne Riise, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Nils Arne Eggen, Oyvind Leonhardsen, Thomas Myhre and that's all the Norwegian players I can mention right now :D
 

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The end of FC Lyn - John Obi Mikel's club.

What happened there? didn't they have more Africans? seemed a cosmopolitan club wanting to make a profit and still it went wrong
 

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Molde claim historic title
Sunday 30 October 2011
in fifa.com


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided Molde to the first Tippeligaen title in their history tonight.

Solskjaer's men drew 2-2 with Stromsgodset while Rosenborg - the only side who could stop them - were thrashed 6-3 at home by Brann. The results gave Molde an eight-point advantage at the top with just two rounds to go.

Molde almost threw away the chance to end the title race today when they conceded a last-minute equaliser to Stromsgodset's Anders Konradsen. But Rosenborg, kicking-off later, buckled under the pressure as Brann ran riot - Rudolph Austin and Birkir Mar Saevarsson scoring twice to stun the home crowd in Trondheim.

"The club has waited 100 years for this," former Manchester United striker Solskjaer told VG afterwards. "We have been close several times so this was well deserved."

"When Brann went 4-1 I realised we had done it. It was a good atmosphere in the dressing room and we will enjoy ourselves tonight."
 

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Another poor home result for Rosenborg only drawing 0-0 at home to Honefoss.

Perhaps Stromsgodset can start dreaming of their first title in over 40 years.
 

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And they did, on the final day of the season, pipping RBK to the title by one point, as their direct rivals won their final match of the round they were obliged to take care of business against Haugesund and that they did, although the final result was 4-0 I imagine it was a tense match as the first goal was scored in the 58th minute or so, and afterwards Haugesund had a player dismissed.

Congrats Stromsgodset.
 

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Yeah congrats :thumbsup:

First title for Stromsgodset since 1970.

Now their highly thought of young manager Ronny Delia goes to Dortmund under the tutelage of Klopp and after that will go on to Liverpool to learn from Brendan Rogers.
 

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He seems like a character. Hope to see more of this guy in the future. And good to see a coach who's so eager to grow and improve.

During the 2009 Norwegian season, when things looked grim for Stromsgodset at the foot of the table, coach Ronny Deila promised to strip off in front of the fans if his team beat the drop. On Oct. 25, after a dramatic win over Viking in their last home fixture in the Tippeligaen had ensured just that, he duly took his clothes and shoes off and ran around in tiny underpants, while the stands at the small Marienlyst Stadion erupted with joy. "Why didn't you take your underwear off as well?" he was asked. "I didn't want to shock little children in the crowd," Deila responded.

http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/10300?cc=3436
 

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I would like to formally invite any Norway fans to vote in our poll and participate in our game match thread for the upcoming EURO 2016 Qualifying match of Croatia vs Norway:


EURO 2016 Qualifier: HRVATSKA vs Norway - March 28th, 2015 - Xtratime Community
Is it too late to vote? I'll go with a 5-1 home win for you lot in the Balkans, but I am quite confident we'll gain revenge in Oslo: 2-0!

Rosenborg quite easily won the league last season (played by the calendar year as I am sure most people will know), and look set to follow that title with another one, as they are well clear having just gone into the Euro '16 break (though we are obviously not there, our league still takes a break in order not to suffer heavy attendance losses). Molde were comfortably beaten last weekend (3-1 at home, Rosenborg's first league win over Molde in, what, seven attempts), and Eidur Gudjohnsen's current club needs to invest during the summer break in order to put up a title fight. Otherwise it could be up to Odd (from the town of Skien. 'Odd' doesn't have the same peculiar meaning in Norwegian as it does in English, by the way) to try and prevent the Trondheim side to run away with a second successive league championship. However, Rosenborg are looking to qualify for this season's Champions League, which could distract their league form. They do not have a lot of strength in depth squad-wise, so they could suffer if their fixture list becomes congested. They are also through to the quarter final stage of the Norwegian FA Cup.

Main players at Lerkendal this season? Right back Jonas Svensson, who has recently been called up to the national team, where he did well in matches against Iceland and Belgium, young Australian left back Alex Gersbach, Danish captain and midfielder Mike Jensen, right winger Pål André Helland (though he seems to spend an equal amount of time in the treatment room) and, when he's back from injury, left winger Yann Erik De Lanlay, who was signed from Viking Stavanger last season and who's taken some time to get going in the black and white of Rosenborg, but who did really well until getting injured a couple of matches before the summer break. The 3-1 win v Molde also saw two much-awaited goals from Danish striker Christian Gytkjær, who was signed from Haugesund during the close season, and who had not impressed much in his first 10 outings or so. He's replaced Alexander Søderlund, last season's Tippeligaen leading scorer (22 goals), who signed for St. Étienne in the French top flight, the club for which also young playmaker Ole Selnæs signed for after last term. He's been more or less directly replaced by Anders Konradsen, who was at the club last season as well, but who only came into Selnæs' deep midfield role at the start of this season, and who's given a very good account of himself.
 

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Big game for Rosenborg today. Hopefully they will beat Dundalk and progress in the Champions League qualifying.
 
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