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Stats'n'Facts

Roskilde
- Area Population: 60 000
- Nickname: Kings
- President: M. Maat
- Head Coach: Bill Hartnell
- 1998 Record: 6-5*

*= Including playoffs & EuroCup



Eidsvoll
- Area Population: 40 000
- Nickname: 1814s
- President: K. Andersen
- Head Coach: J. Johansson
- 1998 Record: 4-3*

*= Including playoffs.

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April 17th, Roskilde (1-0) at Eidsvoll (0-0), Jordal Stadium, Oslo, 12:00.

1999: The 1814s have played a preseason game against the Trolls, ending in a 20-20 tie. The Kings are 1-0 after beating Esbjerg Hurricanes 28-0 in the Danish National League.

The Coaches: Jan "Janne" Johansson is in his first year as Head Coach of the 1814s. He has previously coached with Swedish side Uppsala Red Dogs (junior team for the Uppsala 86ers). Bill Hartnell is in his first season coaching in Europe. He is a former Florida Gators offensive lineman turned coach. The two coaches have never faced eachother before.


The Series: This will be the first game ever between these two teams.


Last Week: The Kings played Esbjerg Hurricanes (won 28-0) while the 1814s didn't have a game. The 1814s did however play the Trolls on Wednesday, ending up with a tie (20-20).

Next Week: The Kings will be back to their Danish "National League" schedule, while the 1814s have a bye week before the important clash with OSI Vikings a fortnight from now.

About Roskilde:

Roskilde is a city of about 60,000 people located 30km west of Copenhagen. It is most famous for the Viking ship museum and the Roskilde Cathedral, where all major Danish royalty are married, crowned and buried. Not to forget the Roskilde festival, a huge happening during the summer.

About Eidsvoll: Small municipal outside Oslo. Dominated by agriculture, thus giving the 1814s the additional nickname "Farmers". Most known for the writing of the Norwegian laws which was the foundation for Norway as a state. When ? In 1814, of course.

TNFJ Tip: The Kings by 7.