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week Ten 1999, 2nd division West game

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- Area Population: 53 000
- Nickname: Oilers
- President: Stein N. Wisted
- Head Coach: Mike Lemond
- 1998 Record: 0-6*

*= Played in 1st division 1998

- Area Population: 35 000
- Nickname: Wildcats
- President: R. Bechen
- Head Coach: S. Currie
- 1998 Record: 2-4*

*= In 1st division.

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June 27th, Arendal Wildcats (2-3) at Sandnes Oilers (5-0), Giskebanen, 2 PM.

1999: While the Oilers has experienced ressurection, the Wildcats has experienced a downfall. The Wildcats has either won big or lost the narrow games. It seems almost to be a law. The Oilers are finally on the way up again after three years of poor play.

The Coaches: Shannon Currie has been the Head Coach of the Wildcats for as long as anyone can remember (short memory). He is also the QB and sometimes plays LB for the Cats. Mike Lemond is an American in his first year as Head Coach of the Oilers. He is, like Currie, a player/coach.The two coaches have faced eachother once, Lemond coming out the winner. The first game this year between the two teams, Tom-Ingar Bjørndal coached the Oilers (Sandnes won 22-14).

The Series: The Oilers now leads the series 4-3, while the Wildcats holds the largest victory, 77-8, from the first 1998 meeting between the two.

Last Week: Wildcats shockingly lost to Bergen Storm, 18-26. The Oilers had a bye week.

Next Week: The Oilers meets Hamar Ruins in the 2nd division championship game. The Wildcats take a vacation.

About Arendal: Small city on the southern coast of Norway. Known for boat-racing during the summer and not much else.

About Sandnes: Small city just south of Stavanger (pop. 105 000) on the Southwest coast of Norway. Most known as the bicycle-city of Norway, so not much to brag about, no. Also has a fantastic museum featuring...*ahem*...bricks.

TNFJ Tip: The Oilers by 7.