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

*= Including playoffs.

- Area Population: 1 500 000
- Nickname: Trolls
- President: R. Brenne
- Head Coach: O. Sundberg
- 1998 Record: 6-2*

*= Including playoffs & EuroCup.

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June 19th, Vålerenga Trolls (2-3) at Eidsvoll 1814s (3-2), Bøn Stadium, 2 PM.

1999: The 1814s have conquered the spot as 2nd best in the country, while the Trolls have fallen from being #1: They are now ranked 3rd. Eidsvoll seems to be building towards something even better. Vålerenga on the other hand is struggling to rebuild before falling even further. They have never been lower in the regular season standings than they are this year.

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). The two coaches have faced eachother twice with these teams, with one tie and an Eidsvoll victory being the outcome. Olof "Fille" Sundberg is a former national team coach for Sweden. He also used to be the HC of Västerås Roedeers, a SuperSeries team. He is a first year HC of the Trolls after coming in as defensive coordinator last season.

The Series: We're not sure, so if you know then write us an e-mail. TNFJ believes the series is tied with 1 win, 1 loss and 1 tie to both teams.

Last Week: Trolls lost to the Vikings by the tune of 57-0 while the 1814s had a week off.

Next Week: The 1814s will travel to Trondheim to face the Domers, while the Trolls meets OSI Vikings @ Jordal Stadium once again.

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

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.