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Ordet er fritt / Ex-spiller: Gary Sprake
« på: Oktober 19, 2016, 19:10:14 »
RIP Gary Sprake who has passed away age 71. A hero between the posts. Extremely sad news

Enda en av Revies gutter er død. God keeper som dessverre huskes for tabbene. Og kontroversene med lagkamerater etter at han lot seg kjøpe av tabloidene i forbindelse med korrupsjonsanklager mot Don.

Men en meget god keeper, og viktig for Leeds i 'storhetsperioden' - det var han.

Chant'en in his days gikk visst:
Aye aye aye aye Gary is better than Yashin ,Albert is better than Eusebio and (. Insert team) are in for a thrashing.


Kanskje betegnende at Birmingham, som han bare spilte 16 kamper for før skader tvng ham til å måtte legge opp, er raskere ute enn Leeds med følgende:
Birmingham City Former Players Association
1 hr ·
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the sudden passing of our former goalkeeper Gary Sprake at the age of 71. Gary was signed for a then record 100'000 pounds from Leeds United in 1973 but only played 16 games before injury forced him into early retirement at age of 30. Player over 500 games for Leeds and won 37 caps for Wales. Condolences to his family. RIP

Bare fire dager til kamp og ingen kamptråd ennå :o :o :o

Det kan fort bli Kevin Beattie i dug out'en i denne tv-sendte kampen. Garry Monk er banned og Pep Clotet er i Spania og venter på at konen skal føde. Pep kan dog rekke tilbake...

Leeds United first-team coach James Beattie said he is ready to hold the fort at Derby County on Saturday after confirming that head coach Garry Monk will serve a touchline ban and revealing assistant Pep Clotet has travelled abroad for the birth of his child. Leeds United first-team coach James Beattie said he is ready to hold the fort at Derby County on Saturday after confirming that head coach Garry Monk will serve a touchline ban and revealing assistant Pep Clotet has travelled abroad for the birth of his child.Clotet and Beattie are expected to occupy the dug-out at Pride Park with Monk serving a punishment for his dismissal at Bristol City last month but Beattie will stand alone in the technical area if Clotet’s return from Spain is delayed. Monk granted his Spanish number two a period of leave to be with his wife and Clotet is hoping to fly back to England in time for United’s Championship clash with Derby. Monk, however, will watch from the stands after pleading guilty to a Football Association misconduct charge stemming from Leeds’ 1-0 defeat at Ashton Gate on September 27. He accepted a one-match touchline ban and a £2,000 fine. The FA is understood to have accused Monk of swearing at match referee Keith Stroud and calling him “a disgrace” in the final minutes of the game in Bristol.

Beattie said: “What happened at Bristol wasn’t anything different from the norm, I don’t think. There were a lot of high emotions but to me the gaffer hasn’t done anything wrong.“But he’s answered the FA charge and he’ll be in the stands. Depending on what happens with Pep and the imminent arrival of his baby this week – he’s in Spain – I’ll see what the gaffer wants me to do. We’ll work out a format that’s suitable for everyone.”Beattie, who came to Leeds as Monk’s assistant in the summer, gained experience of management as Accrington Stanley boss in 2013 and 2014 and Monk’s touchline ban will not prevent him from communicating with his backroom team during Saturday’s match. “I’ll be radioed up,” Beattie said. “I put a radio on for every game anyway and if he’s sitting up there, he might see something we can’t.

Sometimes it’s advantageous to have an elevated position.“I think that’s why some fans think the game is easy – they watch from the stands and they’re so far away that it looks very sedate. When you get to pitch level it’s very fast and it all happens really quick. You need to think fast on your feet.“Whatever format the gaffer wants, it’ll be a little bit strange, but if it’s me shouting instructions to the boys then I’ll do it.”Asked when Clotet would return, Beattie said: “I think he’ll be back sometime this week. The gaffer’s given him some time off because it’s a very special occasion for him. Hopefully things go well and he’ll be back but if not, we’ll deal with it, no problem.”

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Og om Chris Wood:
International duty has taken New Zealand and Chris Wood to the United States for a friendly in Washington tonight and Leeds United do not expect him back until the early hours of Thursday morning. The striker will be assessed when he reports into Thorp Arch but it goes without saying that Leeds have no intention of resting him at Derby County on Saturday. Wood is an integral part of the plan at Elland Road; no longer the maligned figure who struggled through the early weeks of the season.

United coach James Beattie, an England forward in his time, has watched Wood closely and drawn the conclusion that at his best the 24-year-old should be “destroying teams at this level”. “We’re trying to get that belief into him,” Beattie said. “His reputation as a striker should precede him.” Across the Championship, and closer to home, that reputation improved in the second month of the season. Wood has gone from enduring friction between himself and Leeds’ support to scoring seven times and helping Garry Monk’s tactics to click. His destructive performance against Ipswich Town last month had Ipswich’s manager, Mick McCarthy, holding his hands up in admiration.

“There’s a lot more to come from Chris,” Beattie said. “He’s a really nice lad off the pitch but I think he can be more aggressive on it and you’ve seen a bit more of that recently.“He’s got all the physical attributes he needs and in our system he’s got a certain role. As a lone striker it’s important that he stays high up the pitch and forces the opposition back. It might mean that he doesn’t see the ball for 15 minutes but the key for him is not to get frustrated or be tempted to come deep. All that does is clutter up the space in midfield.“Everybody’s seen a good improvement but Chris Wood at this level should be destroying teams. He’s so physically strong; a beast, really. I wasn’t as big as Chris but I know that defenders playing against me knew they’d get a whack. They knew they’d be in for a game. Of course there are areas where he can improve but he sees that himself. He’s a very coachable player.” Wood’s minor spat with the crowd at Elland Road, a gesture after his late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Fulham in August, seems a long time ago. August in general seems far behind Leeds after their seven matches between the first two international breaks of the term yielded five wins.

Beattie said: “It’s no coincidence that the harder you work, the luckier you get in front of goal. Chris is doing a great job and I think he can be as good as he wants to be.“He’s a big boy, a mature guy and he understands that there’s pressure on him to score goals. There’d be something wrong if people weren’t judging him to some extent on his goals. Initially I don’t think the fans helped him but he’s turned things around and if you’re scoring goals the fans will like you. If you’re not, they probably won’t. I know that as well as anyone.“Inadvertently, they (the fans) might actually have motivated him to prove people wrong. The best thing you can do in football is do things that people say you can’t.”

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Ordet er fritt / Gullskjema sesongen 2016/2017
« på: Oktober 01, 2016, 22:07:22 »
Jeg lærer visst aldri...
Forrige sesongs skjema fullførte jeg i august - i ren trass.

Nå klarer jeg ikke å la være å lage et for denne sesongen heller.

...til de uinvidde; Gullskjema er seier hjemme og uavgjort borte. Dette snittet på to poeng pr kamp skal 'alltid' holde til topplassering. :)

Vi kom ikke godt i gang denne sesongen, men vi klatrer. Og klatrer. Ganske jevnt og trutt, egentlig.

Runde 1   QPR (b)                 24.plass
Runde 2   Birmingham (h)      23.plass        
Runde 3   Fulham (h)             21.plass 
Runde 4   Sheffield W (b)       19.plass
Runde 5   Nottingham F (a)    21.plass           

Runde 6   Huddersfield (h)     22.plass         
Runde 7   Blackburn R  (h)     18.plass    
Runde 8   Cardiff C (a)           15.plass
Runde 9   Ipswich T (h)          12.plass
Runde 10 Bristol C (a)            14.plass

Runde 11  Barnsley  (h)        11.plass
Runde 12  Derby C  (a)
Runde 13  Wigan (h)
Runde 14  Wolves (a)
Runde 15  Burton A (h)

Avstand til førsteplassen:
Runde 1   QPR (b)              3 poeng
Runde 2   Birmingham (h)   6 poeng      
Runde 3   Fulham (h)          6 poeng  
Runde 4   Sheffield W (b)    6 poeng
Runde 5   Nottingham F (a) 9 poeng            

Runde 6   Huddersfield (h)     12 poeng          
Runde 7   Blackburn R  (h)      9 poeng     
Runde 8   Cardiff C (a)            9 poeng
Runde 9   Ipswich T (h)           7 poeng
Runde 10 Bristol C (a)             9 poeng

Runde 11  Barnsley  (h)            9 poeng
Runde 12  Derby C  (a)
Runde 13  Wigan (h)
Runde 14  Wolves (a)
Runde 15  Burton A (h)

Avstand til direkteopprykk:
Runde 1   QPR (b)               3 poeng
Runde 2   Birmingham  (h)   6 poeng       
Runde 3   Fulham (h)           6 poeng   
Runde 4   Sheffield W (b)     4 poeng
Runde 5   Nottingham F (a)  7 poeng           

Runde 6   Huddersfield (h)      8 poeng        
Runde 7   Blackburn R (h)       8 poeng  
Runde 8   Cardiff C (a)            7 poeng
Runde 9   Ipswich T (h)           6 poeng
Runde 10 Bristol C (a)             7 poeng

Runde 11  Barnsley  (h)          7 poeng
Runde 12  Derby C  (a)
Runde 13  Wigan (h)
Runde 14  Wolves (a)
Runde 15  Burton A (h)

Avstand til playoff:
Runde 1   QPR (b)                3 poeng
Runde 2   Birmingham  (h)    4 poeng      
Runde 3   Fulham (h)            5 poeng
Runde 4   Sheffield W (b)      2 poeng
Runde 5   Nottingham F (a)   5 poeng         

Runde 6   Huddersfield (h)      7 poeng        
Runde 7   Blackburn R (h)       5 poeng  
Runde 8   Cardiff C (a)            4 poeng
Runde 9   Ipswich T (h)           3 poeng
Runde 10 Bristol C (a)             4 poeng

Runde 11  Barnsley  (h)          4 poeng
Runde 12  Derby C  (a)
Runde 13  Wigan (h)
Runde 14  Wolves (a)
Runde 15  Burton A (h)

Avstand til nedrykksstreken:
Runde 1   QPR (b)                0 poeng
Runde 2   Birmingham (h)     0 poeng       
Runde 3   Fulham (h)          +0 poeng 
Runde 4   Sheffield W (b)    +0 poeng
Runde 5   Nottingham F (a) +0 poeng            

Runde 6   Huddersfield (h)       0 poeng             
Runde 7   Blackburn R (h)     +2 poeng    
Runde 8   Cardiff C (a)          +5 poeng 
Runde 9   Ipswich T (h)         +7 poeng
Runde 10 Bristol C (a)           +5 poeng

Runde 11  Barnsley  (h)           +8 poeng
Runde 12  Derby C  (a)
Runde 13  Wigan (h)
Runde 14  Wolves (a)
Runde 15  Burton A (h)

Runde 1     -1 poeng  
Runde 2     -4 poeng       
Runde 3     -6 poeng         
Runde 4     -4 poeng
Runde 5     -5 poeng           

Runde 6     -8 poeng            
Runde 7     -8 poeng       
Runde 8     -6 poeng         
Runde 9     -6 poeng
Runde 10   -7 poeng

Runde 11   -7 poeng
Runde 12 
Runde 13 
Runde 14 
Runde 15 


Garry Monk press conference - Pre Barnsley 29/09/16
Started by Samuel Becchio, 52 minutes ago

Another interesting week so far........Jesus
As per, for those interested:
Lee Sobot:
LATEST: Leeds United captain Liam Bridcutt is going to be out for 6-8 to weeks with a foot injury
LATEST: #lufc hopeful of having Pontus Jansson back for Saturday. Monk: "He's been out on the grass today. Tuesday was precautionary"
Monk on MC allegations: "I have not spoke to the owner, we have had a very busy period."
Monk on MC allegations: "The club has said all they felt they needed to say on the matter, that there is no story to answer to."
Monk on Telegraph investigation in general: "What's most important to me is the integrity of our game
GM on undercover reporting in general: "Whatever it takes, if these situations are proved right, then it's the right thing"
Monk: "We are very focused. We are in a good moment and we are playing well. We just need to be more clinical.
Monk on missed chances: "It's just that last little bit, a clearer decision, being a bit smarter and having a bit more composure" 
Monk on Bridcutt, out for 6 to 8 weeks: "He had the scan on Monday and it's disappointing news. It's a blow
Monk on Bridcutt: "We thought it was bruising on his second metatarsal. There's a slight fracture in that area."
Monk on Bristol City display: "It was a very good performance. We looked very good. The only thing was being more clinical
Monk confirms that Jansson was back on the grass today and is hopeful of him playing on Saturday
So Liam Bridcutt basically has a fractured bone in his foot, hence he is now out for 6-8 weeks
Monk on Barnsley: "We have to be very good on the weekend in terms of our performance
Monk on #lufc crowd: "It's a massive part. I have talked about Elland Road being a fortress. Ipswich was the best atmosphere I've seen.
Monk: "I think we should be undefeated in this month if I'm honest." 
Monk: "It was always going to take time but now you are seeing the confidence and if we carry on it can lead to success." 
Monk: "I think offensively we are going to get better. We have to try and push on now
No injury concerns with Ronaldo Vieira, took a knock on his knee in EFL Cup game v Blackburn but trained today and fine now #
Phil Hay: 
Bridcutt has a fractured foot - second metatarsal. Monk naturally disappointed but said it's an "opportunity for someone else."
Jansson was out on the grass today so there's a good chance for him. Monk, though, said he'd have no worries about starting Cooper 
Monk was asked about the Telegraph investigation. Said with regards to Cellino, the club have said what needs to be said in the statement.
On the wider Telegraph issues, Monk said that anything proved "needs to be wiped out". "A big part of the game is integrity." 
On the season Monk said a win over Barnsley would turn a "good month into a great month." He thinks Leeds deserved to go unbeaten this month
Jordan Botaka ‏@BotakaJordan  16m16 minutes ago

      Many people wondering why I was on ''Come dine with me'' yesterday Just helping my good friends and neighbours out that's all
Adam Pope:
GM on allegations re Cellino: "I've not spoken to him. The club statement makes it clear there's no story to answer.
GM: "The important thing to me is the integrity of football.... If any of these things are proven then it must be taken care of." #
GM: "The honesty and integrity of the game is for all of us to uphold
GM says his focus is his team: "We're in a good moment. We need to work on our decision making & on the final third.
GM: "The good thing for me is we are competitive in games
GM on injury to Bridcutt: "It's a blow. Hopefully it will be on the side of 6 not 8 weeks
The second scan has shown a slight fracture in the foot for Bridcutt. #Lufc
GM on Barnsley: "We want to get the disappointment of Tuesday out of our system. I thought the fans (v Ipswich) got us over the line." 
GM welcomes the cheap ticket prices for the EFL Cup tie v Norwich. 
GM: "It's important we end with a win to turn what's been a good month into a very good month.
GM: "In terms of progression I could not have asked for too much more from the group in such a short space of time.
Barnsley terminate the contract of Assistant Head Coach Tommy Wright with immediate effect.

Pressekonferansen før morgendagens cupkamp.

Lee Sobot ‏@LeeSobotYEP  1h
1 hour ago
Yorkshire and The Humber, England
Garry Monk's pre-Blackburn Rovers presser coming up at 5.30pm. All latest here.. #lufc #lufclive

Monk: "Everyone came through unscathed on Saturday. Berardi back training tonight. We'll look at Liam tonight."
#lufc #lufclive

Monk on the mood after 2 wins: "We always believed, but results help the environment. But we're not getting carried away." #lufc #lufclive

Monk on importance of EFL Cup: "It's the next game so you want to win. It's important for keeping momentum." #lufc #lufclive

Monk: "Before you know it you can be in the latter stages of the cup. It's a good game to win." #lufc #lufclive

Monk on Blackburn: "The game has to be decided. There has to be winner. It might not be as cagey as last week." #lufc #lufclive

Monk on changes: "I will pick a team that can win the game. I will pick the strongest team possible for who will be ready." #lufc

Monk on making changes: "But I don't want to make too many changes." #lufc #lufclive

Monk on Jansson's 17 clearances: "It reminds me of myself. The best teams are built from a solid defensive base." #lufc #lufclive

Monk on Jansson: "When I came to the club there were areas of the team I identified that needed to strengthen." #lufc #lufclive

Phil Hay ‏@PhilHayYEP  29m
29 minutes ago
Monk says he doesn't plan to make anything like 11 changes as he did at Luton in the last round. Says tomorrow is a prime chance to progress

Try that first one again - Berardi is back in training tonight but won't be involved against Blackburn tomorrow. #lufclive

Monk said the recent momentum has been hard earned and Leeds can't afford to lose it tomorrow. #lufclive

Monk expects the Blackburn tie to be "less cagey" than the league game between them last week. #lufclive

Ordet er fritt / EX-Spiller: Marcus Antonsson
« på: Juni 21, 2016, 14:24:33 »
Ser ut som vi kan gjøre klar en ny tråd. :)

Ifølge svenske Fotballskanalen har han bestått 'läkarundersökningen" - og koster ca £1,6mill :)

Uppgifter: Allsvenske-skyttekungen klar för Leeds
Marcus Antonsson lämnar Kalmar.
Anfallaren är klar för Leeds, enligt Fotbolldirekt. 

Marcus Antonsson har haft en kanonvår i Kalmar och har på deras tolv matcher spottat in tio baljor. Vilket han är bäst med hittills i allsvenskan.

Den fina våren drog utländska ögon åt sig.

Fotbolldirekt har tidigare rapporterat om att Antonsson skulle vara på väg till den engelska Championship klubben Leeds. Något Fotbollskanalen också har erfarit. Cardiff, Aston Villa och franska Toulouse ska också ha varit på tapeten.

- Jag kan inte uttala mig om några klubbar eller summor, sa klubbens sportchef Thomas Andersson Borstam i förra veckan till Fotbollskanalen.

Nu avslöjar Fotbolldirekt att Antonsson är klar för Leeds, han ska ha klarat läkarundersökningen och att ett kontrakt har kritats på tre år. 

Enligt sajten ska övergångssumman vara omkring 20 miljoner.

Ordet er fritt / FLYTTET: Mest besøkte stadion?
« på: September 10, 2015, 14:03:03 »

Off-Topic / Mest besøkte stadion?
« på: September 10, 2015, 14:02:33 »
Mange interessante tall her, men hvordan i huleste er vi ikke med??? :o

Most visited stadiums in Britain by overseas fans
 Old Trafford (Manchester United): 109,000
 Emirates Stadium (Arsenal): 109,000
 Anfield (Liverpool): 99,000
 Stamford Bridge (Chelsea): 89,000
 Wembley (England): 51,000
 White Hart Lane (Tottenham): 40,000
 Etihad Stadium (Manchester City): 33,000
 Craven Cottage (Fulham): 30,000

Greit nok at det ikke er 1.500 norske fans over 'på de mest populære kampene', som Liverpool-talsmannen hevder, men likavel...

Her er artiklene, først BBC sin, så en norsk versjon.

Overseas football fans visiting Britain now at 800,000

By Alistair Magowan   BBC Sport 

The number of overseas fans visiting Britain to watch top-flight football rose to 800,000 in 2014 and brought in £684m, according to research.

Most fans came from the Republic of Ireland (121,000), with Norway (93,000), Sweden (58,000) and the United States (53,000) next.

Old Trafford and Arsenal's Emirates Stadium were the most popular venues, both receiving 109,000 visits each.

Premier League chief Richard Scudamore said the rise was "very encouraging".

However, football supporters groups said the figures, released by tourism body Visit Britain, underlined concerns they have about the make-up of fans in stadiums, ticket prices and club identity.

The last time Visit Britain - which has a partnership with the Premier League to encourage visitors to come to Britain and see a live match - published figures was in 2010, when 50,000 fewer fans attended games.

The Norwegian branch of the Liverpool Supporters' Club estimates that for big games, up to 1,500 Norwegians descend on Anfield.

The Premier League is already a huge global brand with an estimated 1.2bn fans worldwide and overseas TV rights expected to exceed the £2bn which was paid for the last deal running from the 2016-17 season.

The research shows that fans want to experience that excitement in person, which in turn is boosting the British economy.

Where do overseas fans comes from?
Republic of Ireland accounted for 121,000 of 800,000 fans visiting Britain to watch top-flight football

Boosting Britain's economy

Visit Britain says it is targeting key markets across the globe through its 'Football is Great' campaign, which includes a video from Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs on the ease of travelling around the country.

And from a financial point of view, it appears to be paying off.

The 800,000 overseas fans who watched football in Britain last year spent £684m collectively, up £89m since 2010. On average they were likely to spend £855 per visit, considerably higher than those who chose not to watch football at £628.

Football also appears to be a good way of encouraging visitors to Britain in winter months while the football season continues, with 31% of visitors from January to March taking in matches, compared with 19% in July to September.

Almost three quarters (73%) of visitors who gave their primary journey purpose as watching sport said they had attended a football match.

Manchester taxi drivers will tell you how much busier they are on match days when Manchester United are at home, and it is clear that football is a big attraction to the area.

Ten percent of visitors to the North West of England, which is also the home of Manchester City and Liverpool, head to the region to watch football, compared to 5.6% in the north-east and just 1.3 in the south-east.

Tourism minister Tracey Crouch said: "It's fantastic to see the positive role football is playing in showcasing key destinations in many different regions of the UK."

Tore Hansen is the chief executive of the official Norway branch of the Liverpool Supporters' Club and has been travelling to Anfield for the past 30 years.

He says the love affair started in the 1960s when many Norwegians adopted English teams as a result of games being screened on TV. He also believes the numerous flight routes to Britain have made it easier for fans to travel.

"It's been building for many years," he told BBC Sport. "One of the reasons was because the standard of football in Norway wasn't that great. British football has always been popular in Norway and it's also a nice country to visit."

So popular in fact, that the clamour for tickets has increased at Anfield, a stadium which holds 45,500 fans and is dwarfed by the 60,000 capacity at Emirates Stadium and 75,700 at Old Trafford.

Hansen, 48, says that some Norwegian fans end up buying from season ticket holders, with some choosing to sell their seats every week. He also says there are many examples of fans paying for tickets on the internet, never to see them in person.

"The demand is massive and it's a shame it's gone that way, especially for local people in Liverpool," he added.

The Premier League says that stadiums were at 96% capacity last season.

Liverpool is expanding its stadium to 59,000 seats for the start of the 2016-17 season

Keeping a club's heritage

Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) vice-chairman Sean Bones says there needs to be equilibrium between welcoming overseas fans and maintaining the club's heritage.

Asked whether a local or overseas supporter was considered more important by clubs, he said: "Manchester United has been built by generations of local support and we deserve that recognition. It's a question of balance, the fact we are so attractive to tourists is because of our history."

Bones also has concerns about the demand for tickets increasing prices. A BBC study found that the average price of cheapest tickets in England has increased by 13% since 2011, with the Football Supporters' Federation calling for clubs to reduce their cost.

Bones told BBC Sport: "It's good for the country when additional funds come into the economy but we need clubs to reward the long-term loyalty of our supporters."

As for whether overseas fans contribute to subdued atmospheres at Old Trafford, Bones says: "That's probably more to do with all-seater stadiums."

Most visited stadiums in Britain by overseas fans

Old Trafford (Manchester United): 109,000

Emirates Stadium (Arsenal): 109,000

Anfield (Liverpool): 99,000

Stamford Bridge (Chelsea): 89,000

Wembley (England): 51,000

White Hart Lane (Tottenham): 40,000

Etihad Stadium (Manchester City): 33,000

Craven Cottage (Fulham): 30,000

Will numbers of overseas fans increase?

The top-10 largest markets for overseas visitors to British football are limited to European countries, the US and Australia.

But Visit Britain believes that the growth of the Premier League's appeal in Asia means the established order may not remain for long.

"The London 2012 Olympics put Britain on the map as the home of sport, and obviously football is a global draw," says Patricia Yates from Visit Britain.

"It's interesting to see the strong appeal it has in new-growth markets like China, Hong Kong and Indonesia where those new out-bound travellers tend to be younger and affluent. They have the same loyalty to their clubs as British fans and they want to come and see them play in the stadium."

Like Bones, Yates believes there needs to be a balance between local and overseas supporters but argues that foreign fans "add to the flavour of the match".

As for overseas football visitors reaching the 1m mark, do not expect Visit Britain to halt its use of the Premier League as key marketing tool.

"In 2014, we saw 35m people come to Britain where they spent £22bn, and we plan to grow that to 40m by 2020," Yates added. "So we have ambitious targets and we will continue to use football as a major draw to this country."

As Hansen says, the Anfield Stadium expansion has come at just the right time.

Kun ett land slår oss: Så mange nordmenn reiser på fotballtur til Storbritannia
Fotballhungrige nordmenn er godt nytt for britisk økonomi.
Roar Lyngøy  Publisert: 10.sep. 2015 13:38  Oppdatert: 10.sep. 2015 13:38
Antall utlendinger som reiste til Storbritannia for å se toppfotball steg til 800.000 i 2014 (opp 50.000 fra forrige undersøkelse i 2010). Dette ga britene inntekter på 684 millioner pund, over 8 milliarder kroner.

I undersøkelsen til Visit Britain kommer det frem at flest fotballturister kom fra Irland med 121.000 besøkende.

På en solid 2. plass kommer faktisk Norge med 93.000 fotballturister. Deretter fulgte Sverige med 58.000 og USA med 53.000, skriver BBC.

– Jeg er ikke overrasket over tallet. Vi i Supporterunionen for Britisk Fotball (SBF) har en del år operert med tall på rundt 80.000, sier SBF-leder Trond Fuhre til Bergens Tidende.

 Les også:  Historien om Finn (60) vekker oppsikt i England: - Det har eksplodert

– Som et naboland

Han peker på flere årsaker til at England er en populær destinasjon.

– Nordmenn elsker å reise. Det er billig og enkelt å fly til England, og det er blitt mye enklere å organisere turer på egenhånd. England er som et naboland, vi føler oss trygge der. Dessuten kombinerer mange fotballkamp med shopping, sier Fuhre.

– I tillegg er supporterklubbene flinke til å informere og gi råd, tilføyer han.

Mest besøkte stadion blant utlendingene var Manchester Uniteds hjemmebane Old Trafford og Arsenals bane Emirates Stadium, begge estimert til 109.000 besøkende hver.

Deretter følger Liverpool (99.000), Chelsea (89.000), Englands hjemmearena Wembley (51.000), Tottenham (40.000), Manchester City (33.000) og Fulham (30.000).

I desember 2013 laget vi en reportasjeserie på nordmenn som er hardbarkede supportere av engelske fotballag. Les reportasjene her:

Om Tottenham-fansen

Om Liverpool-fansen

Om: Manchester United-fansen

1500 på én kamp

Tore Hansen er daglig leder i Liverpools skandinaviske supporterklubb. Han har valfartet til Anfield i flere tiår. Hansen forklarer nordmenns store utfartstrang til England med Tippekampen, samt at det er enkelt og rimelig for nordmenn å dra til England.

– Britisk fotball har alltid vært populært i Norge, og dessuten er England et fint land å besøke, sier Hansen til BBC.

Ifølge den britiske statskanalen anslår Liverpools skandinaviske supporterklubb at opp mot 1500 nordmenn er på Anfield i forbindelse med de store kampene.

Premier League-sjef Richard Scudamore sier til BBC at tallene er «svært oppløftende». Og for turistindustrien er tallene til å juble over.

– Det er fantastisk å se den positive rollen som fotball spiller for å vise frem de ulike regionene i Storbritannia, sier turistminister Tracey Crouch.

Supportergrupperinger er derimot skeptiske. Mange bekymrer seg over klubbenes identitet, samt de stadig økende billettprisene. Det har vært flere protestaksjoner mot de høye billettprisene.

– Det er bra for nasjonen at turistene skaper inntekter, men vi må også ta vare på de lojale supporterne våre som har vært med på å bygge opp klubbene, sier Sean Bones, viseformann i Manchester United Supporters Trust.

Ordet er fritt / Gullskjema sesongen 2015/16
« på: August 15, 2015, 23:15:45 »
I de siste sesongene har jeg alltid bestemt meg for at dette gidder jeg ikke...
Men det er så rart med det, man håååper på at man er med i alle fall i playoff-kampen - og da er det gøy å følge utviklingen :)

Runde 1   Burnley (h)          10.plass
Runde 2   Reading   (a)  
Runde 3   Bristol C (a)
Runde 4   Sheffield W (h)
Runde 5   Derby C (a)

Avstand til førsteplassen:

Runde 1   Burnley (h)          2 poeng
Runde 2   Reading   (a)  
Runde 3   Bristol C (a)
Runde 4   Sheffield W (h)
Runde 5   Derby C (a)

Avstand til direkteopprykk (2.plassen):

Runde 1   Burnley (h)          2 poeng
Runde 2   Reading   (a)  
Runde 3   Bristol C (a)
Runde 4   Sheffield W (h)
Runde 5   Derby C (a)

Avstand til playoff:

Runde 1   Burnley (h)          2 poeng
Runde 2   Reading   (a)  
Runde 3   Bristol C (a)
Runde 4   Sheffield W (h)
Runde 5   Derby C (a)

Avstand til nedrykksstreken:

Runde 1   Burnley (h)          + 1 poeng
Runde 2   Reading   (a)  
Runde 3   Bristol C (a)
Runde 4   Sheffield W (h)
Runde 5   Derby C (a)

Runde 1     -2 poeng
Runde 2  
Runde 3)
Runde 4  
Runde 5    


Ordet er fritt / Spiller: Ross Turnbull
« på: Juli 15, 2015, 15:32:27 »
Hay ‏@PhilHayYEP  · 24m24 minutes ago 
Turnbull's agreed a two-year deal. #lufc


Leeds United: Rosler lines up Rob Kelly as assistant

Phil Hay

published 18:49 Monday 25 May 2015  


Have your say

New Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler has lined up former Leicester City boss Rob Kelly as his assistant as Elland Road.

Leeds are close to securing the first addition to Rosler’s backroom staff and look set to name Kelly as Rosler’s number two later this week.

Fifty-year-old Kelly is a vastly experienced coach in his own right having managed Leicester in 2006 and 2007 and worked at Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion.


He acted as caretaker manager in spells with each of those clubs but left his most recent job at West Brom after Tony Pulis took over at the Hawthorns in January.
In his younger years, Kelly carved out a short playing career at Leicester and Wolverhampton Wanderers but was forced to retire through injury at the age of 24.

He would be the first of a number of appointments which Leeds intend to finalise after naming Rosler as their head coach on a two-year contract last week.

The German is set to recruit a separate first-team coach and United will also bring in a specialist head of recruitment to assist with their transfer strategy this summer.

Speaking last week, Rosler said: “I’ve been given the licence to bring in an assistant, a first-team coach and a head of recruitment. I’ll assess the staff who are in place.

“This is good timing because I’ve got time before the players return (from holiday) to speak to the different departments and see what’s in place. I want to give everyone a chance - staff, players - to be on the journey.”

Leeds United-Rotherham 2-1 (1-1)
Leeds: Antenucchi, Austin

Leeds United-Watford 3-0 (1-0)
Leeds: Morison, Sharp

Ordet er fritt / William John - populært Leedsnavn?
« på: Desember 19, 2014, 18:34:08 »
Man kan vel si det sånn at to av våre legender er døpt William John.
Noen av oss vet jo hvem det er, men vet du det?  :D
...og er det noen andre enn disse to, mon tro?

Spill og tipsforum / Season Long: Leeds-Fulham 13.12.2014 16:00
« på: Desember 11, 2014, 21:07:52 »
Leeds United-Fulham 2-1 (1-0)
Leeds: Antenucci, Byram

Ordet er fritt / Look whos' back!
« på: Oktober 02, 2014, 20:02:49 »

Bill.mrk. "jeg savnet deg"

Ordet er fritt / KAMP: vs Birmingham City, lørdag 13/9 2014, kl 13.15
« på: September 11, 2014, 18:52:02 »
Byram sliter visst med en forkjølelse  ::)

lewis walters ‏@lewiswalterss  · 9m 
Thanks for the cold @sambyram93

På tur til England / Siste hjemmekamp, vs Rotherham 2.mai
« på: September 07, 2014, 22:14:33 »
Da har jeg iverksatt fly/hotell for siste hjemmekampen også. Kommer sent torsdag 30.april, drar søndag 3.mai.
Marriott denne gangen. :)

Ordet er fritt / Hvor lå Leeds Utd når du ble født?
« på: September 06, 2014, 21:04:19 »

Svaret mitt er 5.plass - men med 3 kamper til gode på Liverpool kunne vi vært foran dem på målforskjellen :)

Offisielle beskjeder / Endringer i moderatorteamet
« på: August 29, 2014, 08:40:25 »
Asbjørn har bestemt seg for at han ikke vil gå inn i pensjonistenes rekker mens han fortsatt bekler moderator-rollen, så han har besluttet å vike.

Jon R er klar for opprykk, så han overtar som Forum Admin.
Hallgeir er hentet inn som ny moderator.

Velkommen til Hallgeir!
(vær snill mot ham nå da  :D)


Det kan være greit å ha noen statistikksider enkelt  tilgjengelig, og ikke bare gjemt i kamptråder.

Her er sider som kommer med statistikk fra Leeds-Middlesbrough

Her er (kanskje) fremsiden

...add gjerne andre interessant sider :)

Ordet er fritt / Gullskjema - sesongen 2014/2015
« på: August 17, 2014, 11:15:41 »
I de siste sesongene har jeg alltid bestemt meg for at dette gidder jeg ikke...
Men det er så rart med det, man håååper på at man er med i alle fall i playoff-kampen - og da er det gøy å følge utviklingen :)

Runde 1   Millwall (a)       22.plass
Runde 2   M'boro   (h)  16.plass
Runde 3   Brighton (h)
Runde 4   Watford (a)
Runde 5   Bolton (h)


Avstand til førsteplassen:

Runde 1   Millwall (a)         -3
Runde 2   M'boro   (h)     -3
Runde 3   Brighton (h)
Runde 4   Watford (a)
Runde 5   Bolton (h)


Avstand til direkteopprykk (2.plassen):

Runde 1   Millwall (a)       -3
Runde 2   M'boro   (h)   -3
Runde 3   Brighton (h)
Runde 4   Watford (a)
Runde 5   Bolton (h)


Avstand til playoff:

Runde 1   Millwall (a)       -3
Runde 2   M'boro   (h)   -1
Runde 3   Brighton (h)
Runde 4   Watford (a)
Runde 5   Bolton (h)


Avstand til nedrykksstreken:

Runde 1   Millwall (a)        0
Runde 2   M'boro   (h)  +3
Runde 3   Brighton (h)
Runde 4   Watford (a)
Runde 5   Bolton (h)

Runde 1   -1 poeng
Runde 2   -1 poeng
Runde 3)
Runde 4  
Runde 5    


Spill og tipsforum / Season Long: Sesongen 2014/15
« på: August 07, 2014, 10:17:46 »
Hva blir det til denne sesongen?

Ordet er fritt / DEAL OFF: Frederik Sørensen
« på: August 06, 2014, 13:42:54 »
Phil Hay ‏@PhilHayYEP  · 1m  
Soresen signing on loan from Juventus for a fee of around £500,000. Leeds have the option to buy him for around £3.5m next summer. #lufc

På tur til England / Vinterferien i Leeds
« på: August 01, 2014, 00:42:56 »
Satte meg først ned i kveld og studerte terminlista (kaller det Hockaday-reaksjonen ;) ).
Å tilbringe vinterferien (slik den er for oss vestpå, uke 9) ser jo ut som en grei deal.
3 kamper (to borte riktignok...) på 9 overnattinger. :)

Ordet er fritt / Spiller: Lewis Walters
« på: Juli 28, 2014, 19:46:37 »
Lewis Walters var 'årets funn' på pre season-turnèen og fortjener egen tråd nå (håper ikke karrieren går i dass pga skade nå da...)

Etter flere opptredener der han bl.a. imponerte Eddie Gray ble han (relativt alvorlig) skadet i forrige uke, og derav kom tweeten jeg egentlig ville poste (men manglet tråd å poste den i ;) )
Man vet ennå ikke om han trenger operasjon:
leon wobschall ‏@LeonWobYP  · 44m  
Awaiting for full prognosis re Walters, which might be more serious. Will know more in next few days #lufc

Leeds United-Nottingham Forest 2-0 (1-0)
Leeds: McCormack, Smith

Barnsley-Leeds United 1-2 (1-1)
Leeds: McCormack, Smith

Spill og tipsforum / Season long Derby County-Leeds United 5.10.2013
« på: Oktober 05, 2013, 00:15:55 »
Derby County-Leeds United 1-1 (0-0)
Leeds: Smith

Leeds United- Chesterfield  2-0 (1-0)
Leeds: Varney, Smith

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