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week Three 1999, 1st division and Eurocup game

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Stats'n'Facts

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

*= Including playoffs



Oslo
- Area Population: 1 500 000
- Nickname: Vikings
- President: O.P. Nyhaug
- Head Coach: C. Gauvreau
- 1998 Record: 6-2*

*= Including playoffs & EuroCup.

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May 8th, Eidsvoll (0-1) at OSI (1-0), Furuset kunstgress, Oslo, Time to be announced.

1999: The 1814s have improved from last year, with QB Dan Luedtke leading the charge on offense. The defense is once again powered by LB Roger Graber. Although losing to Roskilde in their first game of the 99 season, the 1814s are in good shape. OSI Vikings are fielding what most people claim is their strongest team ever. The combination of RBs Fredrik Nanhed and Nicolay Aslaksen is devastating. Defensively, the Vikes showed what they can do in the last two minutes versus Kronborg Knights.

The Coaches: Jan Johansson is in his first year as HC for the 1814s. He has done an impressive job, especially considering he's been alone doing it. He has previously coached with Uppsala Red Dogs and Vålerenga Trolls. Chris Gauvreau is a Canadian also in his first year. He has had coaching experiences in France (Lyon Falcons), Switzerland (Landquart Broncos) and Canada (University of Ottawa). The two have never faced eachother before.


The Series: These two teams first met eachother in 1997. Eidsvoll has yet to beat the Vikes 1st team. They beat a team composed of 2nd team and 1st team players in the 1998 Eidsvoll Bowl. OSI Vikings leads the series 3-0 (3-1 if counting the '98 Eidsvoll Bowl).


Last Week: None of the teams had games last week.

Next Week: Both teams travel to Denmark to finish the EuroCup group play. Vikings face Roskilde Kings while 1814s take on Kronborg Knights.

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.

About Oslo: Biggest city and capitol of Norway. Hosts the Nobel Peace Prize each year. Thats about it, really.

TNFJ Tip: The Vikings by 17.