week one 1999, Eurocup game
*= Including playoffs & EuroCup
*= Including playoffs.
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.
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.
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.