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week six 1999, 1st division game

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- Area Population: 170 000
- Nickname: Domers
- President: O. Svartøien
- Head Coach: J. Ready
- 1998 Record: 7-0

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

*= Including playoffs.

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May 29th, Nidaros (0-2) at Eidsvoll (1-1), Bøn Stadium, 2 PM.

1999: Nidaros expected a tough year in the 1st division, and sees this season first of all as a learning experience. But they have provided solid play at times and did not look too shabby at the Trolls. Eidsvoll has built themselves into a contender. Although losing three out of three games in the EuroCup they were competitive. And last week's win over the Trolls exposed more of their talent.

The Coaches: Player/coach Jason Ready is in his 2nd season as a coach with the Domers. He brought the wishbone with him from his native California and introduced the Domers to the system. 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). The two coaches have never faced each other before.

The Series: The emotions between these two teams first intensified this season, with Jan Johansson switching sidelines. 1814s leads the series 2-1-1 (unconfirmed).

Last Week: Nidaros got beat up by the Vikings in Trondheim, although the Domers gave it all till the end. Eidsvoll cruised past former powerhouse Vålerenga Trolls, with the final score reading 49-0.

Next Week: Nidaros face the Trolls in Trondheim, which is a must-win game for them. Eidsvoll has a bye-week.

About Trondheim: Norways third biggest city houses the Nidaros Cathedral, from which the Domers took their name. It is also the home of the soccer club Rosenborg, probably the best known Norwegian sports team.

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 1814s by 21.