Saturday, August 27, 2011

Checking in from Tromsø

Sitting in the Thon Hotel in downtown Tromsø, the night before our game against Tromsdalen. This is my second trip to Tromsø and third trip to the North this summer. It is definitely going to be a tough game tomorrow; Tromsdalen played in the First Division last season and are currently leading our division.

It’s been a pretty relaxing day. We met at our stadium at 9 45 this morning and drove to Gardermoen (Oslo) airport, it’s about a 45 minute drive. Our flight was at 11:40 and it takes about 1.5 hours to get to Tromsø. We are staying in the same hotel that we did last time we played here; it’s nice to be in a familiar place. The whole day has been mostly about relaxing. We hung out in our rooms for a bit, before going to get some lunch and walking around the city briefly. Then we all went to a pub and watched Liverpool play against Bolton, which was pretty fun. I have to say Norwegians are probably the most passionate EPL supporters I’ve seen, they absolutely love English football here. It’s pretty crazy to be surrounded by Liverpool supporters in a pub North of the Arctic circle, that erupts every time Liverpool scores. It is much colder here than the last time we were here, you can tell the short summer is starting to come to an end. However it still stays light out very late here. After the game we went to get some pizza and now I’m just sitting with my roommates watching some movies on TV in our room.

Tomorrow we can sleep in and get a late breakfast, which everyone is happy about; our game is at 3. Really looking forward to the match and hoping to get 3 points. We will fly back to Oslo following the game, so we get back to Oslo late tomorrow evening.


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