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week Five 1999, 2nd division East game

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- Area Population: 120 000
- Nickname: Blue Devils
- President: B. Plassen
- Head Coach: B. Miller
- 1998 Record: 1-1

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

*= Including 2nd div. Champ'ship.

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May 23rd, Bærum (2-0) at OSI Vikings 2 (0-0), Ekeberg, 2 PM.

1999: Bærum is off to a great start, winning their first two games, although having only 15-16 players. The Vikings 2 has the biggest squad in Norway, counting 50 players and 7 coaches. The Blue Devils also played a practise game (losing 0-28 to Vålerenga Trolls Old Boys), whilst the Vikings 2 hasn't seen opponents outside their own club so far this year.

The Coaches: Blake Miller has previously coached with the National senior team, and he also coached Nidaros Domers back in 1995. He is in his first year with Bærum. Paul Parlett is a brit with coaching experience from his native England. He coached Kolbotn Kodiaks in 1997. The two coaches face each other for the first time as Head Coaches.

The Series: These two teams has met every year since they both formed in 1997. Vikings 2 leads the series X-X.

Last Week: Bærum gave Kolbotn Kodiaks a serious 37-0 beating, looking solid in the process. Vikings 2 did not have a game, and starts the season now.

Next Week: Both these teams have a bye-week next weekend.

About Bærum: A suburban area just outside of Oslo, this county can boast of having a generally wealthy population. Thats about it, really.

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

TNFJ Tip: The Vikings 2 by 22.