Tag Archive | "Martin Andresen"

Oh, that crazy cup! Two tippeliga teams thoroughly trashed.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


The second round of the cup's been played, and it contained a fair amount of action. Referee blunders, underdogs giving a good fight until nearly the end... But the fourteen Tippeliga teams that did manage to get through one way or another isn't what everyone's talking about.

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Tippeliga round 23: Vålerenga hand Rosenborg the title

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Ten points ahead with a game in hand and still undefeated, let’s face it, there is no way Rosenborg is going to throw this away. But the relegation-battle is shaping up to be pretty damned fierce, and after a very bad run Mad Martin finally got a big win as he continues to cling to [...]

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Tippeliga round 20: Mad Martin closer to the sack than your average potato

Monday, August 17, 2009


Back in November 2007 when Martin Andresen was appointed to spearhead the Vålerenga-revolution, the stated ambition was to establish the club as one of the top sides in Norway by 2010 and to be the best team in Scandinavia by 2013. Let’s just reflect on that one for a moment, as another fairly abysmal performance [...]

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The preview that thinks headbutting Viking-players is fair game

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Hello!?! Can you hear us?! As the over-rated and over-hyped (though quite good, to be fair) English Premier League attempts yet again to overshadow every other sporting event on the planet, we here at NFN know we have to work hard to grab your precious attention. I mean, how can anyone possibly be expected to [...]

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Tippeliga round 20: Masterful Molde maul sorry Start, while Kenta finally departs Lyn..

Monday, August 3, 2009


In an eventful round of the Tippeliga, Molde gave Start a severe battering, Odd held Rosenborg, Bodø/Glimt picked up three invaluable points and Vålerenga lost yet again. In addition to all of this, Kent Bergesen has finally left Lyn..Tweet

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Round 8: Are Norwegian goalkeepers the new Scottish goalkeepers?

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Yes, after a gaffe-tastic round 8 we have to ask. You can keep your Frank Haffey, your Fred Martin and all of your Andy Gorams, on the evidence of tonight the Norwegian goalkeepers are as dodgy as they come. Tweet

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The Tippeliga preview that habitually oversleeps: Midweek-edition

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Midweek madness in the Tippeliga! While you’re waiting for a certain Champions League semi-final to kick off, why not sit back and watch some players who don’t make more in a week than you do in a year? It’s fun, we promise..Tweet

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Tippeliga, round 7: Promotees perplex the people, more misery for mad Martin

Monday, May 4, 2009


Rosenborg and Molde are still going strong, but NFN takes time out to salute the efforts of this years promoted teams, who have all been superb so far. Other notable events this weekend include the continuing struggles of Stabæk, Viking possibly turning some kind of corner and renewed calls for Mad Martin to go away. Tweet

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South Africa v Norway preview

Friday, March 27, 2009


With first choice goalkeeper Rune Jarstein (Rosenborg) already out of the running, Norway has been further weakened by the withdrawals of Per Ciljan Skjelbred (Rosenborg), Torstein Helstad (Le Mans) and Kjetil Wæhler (Vålerenga). Martin Andresen (Vålerenga) has also pulled out of the squad. Håkon Opdal (Brann), Erik Huseklepp (Brann) and Jon Inge Høiland (Stabæk) have [...]

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Germany 0 – 1 Norway – How The Norwegians Rated

Thursday, February 12, 2009

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The starting 11:   Goalkeeper Rune Jarstein (Rosenborg): 6 Doesn’t quite dominate his area but got away with it this time around. Vindicated his manager’s decision to select him with a superb reaction-save to a fine half volley from Mario Gomez (video link).   Right back Tom Høgli (Tromsø): 5 Struggled at times in the [...]

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