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 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) […]