Solskjær tanks against old team

Norwegian football hero Ole Gunnar Solskjær faced his old team, Manchester United for the first time on Tuesday night as manager of Cardiff City. The crowd at Old Trafford gave Solskjær a warm welcome home, but the glow wore off quickly when Manchester scored their first goal six minutes in. The crowd sang “You are […]

Cardiff City secures Solskjær

UPDATED: Norwegian football legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær will take on the position of manager at English Premier League side Cardiff City. Solskjær, who took Norwegian club Molde to the top of its own league, announced the three-year deal at a press conference in the Welsh capital on Thursday, and will reportedly get millions from club […]

Private jets, rich uncles and Solskjær

COMMENTARY: “Follow the money.” It’s a tired cliche, but that doesn’t make it any less true in today’s world. And it couldn’t be truer in the multi-trillion-dollar worldwide obsession that is football. Even in “Lille Norge.” In fact, if you follow the money, the media circus around Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s “will-he, won’t-he” non-move to the […]

Shocks galore in football season openers

Fans of the underdog will have had much to enjoy over the opening weekend of football in the new Norwegian Premier League season – with a number of smaller clubs embarrassing larger, better-resourced and more famous opponents. Arguably the biggest upset of all was the 2-1 win by Bergen-based SK Brann over Norwegian champions Rosenborg. […]

Solskjær strikes out on new career

Norway is most famous in sporting terms for its skiers, but the most famous Norwegian in the world is not known for his proficiency on snow – he is a footballer named Ole Gunnar Solskjær who, at 38, looks barely older than he did during his days as the “baby-faced assassin” of Manchester United. Now […]

Solskjær stunned by opening loss

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Molde Fotballklubb (FK) suffered a shock 3-0 loss to Norwegian Premier League newcomers Sarpsborg 08 in the opening game of the new season on Friday. For Solskjær, the result wasn’t the way he wanted to launch his new coaching career. Sarpsborg 08, promoted to the top tier of Norwegian football (known as […]

Drama and controversy mark start of new football season

Anger, disappointment, expectation, nerves – all of these (and more) before a single ball is kicked. It could only be that clear sign that the Norwegian winter is nearly at an end – and a new Norwegian football season is beginning. On Friday March 18, the Norwegian Premier League (known as Eliteserien, or Tippeligaen after its sponsor) […]