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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2010, 09:20:49 AM »

Wiik and Woods would have been teenagers in that photo and I believe it is Marianne Pettersen in the background. 
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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2010, 09:24:09 PM »

Here is her pic on Facebook.

There is also an old article: http://www.vg.no/sport/artikkel.php?artid=5545824 that is quite interesting if time permits Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2010, 11:15:58 PM »

I certainly do!   Grin  She was the first female Norwegian National Team footballer I ever met (Tottenham's Erik Thorstvedt was the first male footballer).  I was lucky enough to see her play several times for Boston in San Diego, San Jose, and New York (Long Island).

Dagny was a real fan favorite when she played for the Boston Breakers.  From 2001 through 2003 I think she played in almost all of the Breakers matches and was also the top goalscorer in WUSA history.  Cool  
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2010, 01:27:48 AM »

Yeah . . OK, well I will try and do that old article from 2000 tomorrow.
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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2010, 01:32:47 AM »

The article, from 1 October 2000:

The three football girls Dagny Mellgren, Margunn Haugenes and Astrid Johannessen were met like royalty when they landed at Bergen's Flesland Airport on Sunday.

About 50 football boys and girls from Bjørnar sports club turned out with Norwegian flags and praises and sang a specially written song for their three teammates.  In all several hundred people were there to meet the footballers in the arrivals hall at Flesland, and at the end they were submerged under flowers.

"Super", said Dagny Mellgren about the reception.  She was the one who scored the winning goal for Norway in the Final against USA.  "It was great, a huge experience, to get to play in the Sydney Olympics.  But it's also great to be home again", said an exhausted matchwinner to NTB after her 34-hour journey from Australia.

At the airport she was met by her partner Gert Haugland and by her mother, Kjellaug Mellgren, who said there had been chaos at home in Ålgård after the winning goal.  Her mother's colleagues at the infants' school in Ålgård came close to a National Day celebration with flags and music.  At the airport she had to find her daughter's gold medal in her backpack so that the young clubmates could see it.

Dagny Mellgren will not spend much time resting on her laurels.  On Monday morning she will back at school, the radiography school at Haukeland Hospital.  Later in the day there will be training at Bjørnar.  Bergen's mayor Ingmar Ljones, who is also from Arna, was the first to greet the three.  He met them when they stepped out of the plane from Copenhagen at 12 o'clock on Sunday.  "It was a great experience to be able to welcome them home on behalf of Bergen", said Ljones.

The top manager at Bjørnar, John Halvor Sæle, said the the Olympic win did not come by accident.  It came after hard work both on the field and in the administration at the club.  Now there are 200 girls and women aged from 9 to 30 playing football at Bjørnar.

"We are hugely proud of our three golden girls.  This also means a lot for recruiting", said the women's football manager at Bjørnar, Synnøve Tverlid.

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« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2010, 03:12:07 PM »

International footballer Lise Klaveness has just finished a legal case which could change the way clubs get rid of their trainers.

The case in the Jæren court has been studied closely by Norway's football authorities.  Playing a chief role in the case was Frekhaug girl and Stabæk player Lise Klaveness.  She is the lawyer acting for Mathis Haugaasen, assistant trainer at top Norwegian men's club Bryne, who was sacked for 'financial reasons'.  Chief trainer Rolf Teigen was sacked just before Haugassen.

Haugassen and his lawyer maintained that it was not financial reasons but poor results that led to his dismissal.  So the case went to court.  "This is really an employment matter, but a special one because it is about football clubs and the way they get rid of trainers", said Klaveness.

The 28-year-old knows this better than most.  As an expert in employment law, and also because her firm Hjort collaborates with the trainers' organisation, she is often involved in cases when trainers are in dispute with their clubs.    

The case has been important in many ways - not least for Klaveness's client.  "It was difficult for him to watch.  It's always like that in employment cases.  I can see it is really difficult to go to law with people you have been working with closely", she said.

The result of the case will be out in the next four weeks.

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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2010, 12:57:53 PM »

There has been speculation that Elise Thorsnes might decide to move to Stabæk.  On the Stabæk forum ReWrite said, "she was at my house at a party on Saturday and told me that she is under contract this year, but she would be happy to go to Stabæk because of the supporters and the fantastic new trainer.  And that many others feel the same.  I said that contracts in women's football are not worth the paper they are written on, but she was really not convinced about that . . if she knows anything about a transfer she hid it from me".
http://www.stabaek.no/forum/index.php?showtopic=5141&st=120
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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2010, 01:07:55 PM »

Yes, I saw that one too. I doubt we should add credence to too many other than her feeling that way. The contracts are worth the paper they're written on provided that we are talking about internal Norwegian team change. As for Thorsnes, she is about as loyal as Jevne, so I probably won't shed all that many tears come next year, when she probably will leave.
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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2010, 03:45:10 PM »

Yes, one of the most attractive things about Asker that I used to like was the terrific team loyalty they all had.  "The team in my heart", was the way Lise Klaveness described Asker even when she was the vice-captain of Umeå, playing alongside Marta and Ramona Bachmann.

Unfortunately in this world it often works against a player to have too much loyalty.  It counts as one of the 'benefits' of playing for the club.  Loyalty equals fewer other benefits for the player.  Management consultants (whom I dislike) advise managers to look for loyalty among their workers and see what they can do to exploit it, and one thing is smaller pay-rises (but naturally they will do no good by destroying any loyalty so that is self-limiting).  

Women footballers have to deal with these complexities in their early 20s and are in a market where they have to do the best for themselves.  Fortunately the women themselves seem to accept it and mostly stay friends with their ex-teammates - maybe we can take their lead Smiley

Some teams have it, some don't.  I don't see much of it at Trondheims-Ørn where even the captain went across town to try out the other team to see if it suited her!  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2010, 09:24:50 PM »

Well, loyalty is normally thick. Too  thick. Ragnhild Gulbrandsen stuck to Ørn long after they past their prime. Solveig Gulbrandsen stayed in Kolbotn for 11 years. Many Asker players stuck with the team when they relegated. Lise Klaveness and Siri Nordby (lifetime contract with Røa) are shining examples, but I think staying with the team is quite common, at least if you have a team that actually works as a team. According to rumours and copious comments at online newspaper articles, that does not include Amazon Grimstad.
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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2010, 12:05:19 AM »

Well actually Lise went to Sweden before the 2006 season, but definitely most of the others stayed with Asker so your point stands.  She had two season out, Woods had one, but they are back now.

Interesting point on the Stabæk forum was that Andrea Haugstøyl was about the only Asker senior who stayed for 2009, and they reckon it was a good decision because 2nd division with Asker was better than sitting on the bench or playing in the 4th division with Stabæk juniors.  She got into the Norway Under-19s and now she is in the Stabæk squad and scored in Alta.
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« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2010, 08:53:48 AM »

I saw that, and I agree. Although it does hint towards things not being OK with the Stabæk 2 team. They should have won the division 4 league, even though I expect that Lyn might have been tough (J16 were outstanding in 2009) and that L/G made an extra effort to get both teams promoted by adding first team players to the second team. In all fairness, with Odden not using a number of promising players, they should be ready for Stabæk 2 playing (Marie W. Olsen, Hanne Ruud Reksten and Christine Moberg, Ina Skaug to name some names often ignored by Mr. Peter Beardsley-haircut).

If Umeå offers you a contract, you say yes. Only fanatics claim otherwise. Besides, she returned even though she was offered a renewed contract, the way I understand it.
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« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2010, 05:28:01 PM »


Perhaps best, in terms of getting playing time. Playing for Frankfurt > getting 20 minutes off the bench in Potsdam.
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« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2010, 05:54:20 PM »

Perhaps best, in terms of getting playing time. Playing for Frankfurt > getting 20 minutes off the bench in Potsdam.


I agree with you Smiley

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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2010, 09:27:21 PM »

Well spotted there . . they said this in the Bergens Avisa:

Leni Larsen Kaurin (28) is leaving 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, the top club in the German league which she has played at the end of 2007.  "It's sad to leave Potsdam.  I have had some great years here and found myself at home both in the town and the club", she said on Turbine Potsdam's web site.

She is joining 1. FFC Frankfurt which is currently no. 3 in the league.  The attacking player has had little match-time recently and says that the move is necessary for her international career.  

"My chief goal is the World Cup in 2011 with Norway, and I hope to have a permanent place in the national team.  To manage that I need to play first-team football, and it was not happening any more at Turbine Potsdam", said Larsen Kaurin, who has played over 50 international matches.

She played only one match in last year's European Cup, but says she does not want to leave Germany.  "They play at a very high level in the Bundesleague and it has motivated me to stay here", she said.    

Kaurin moved to Germany after playing nine years at Asker.  She came to Turbine Potsdam in 2007.

Turbine Potsdam is the team that will play Røa in the Champions League on March 10 and 17.

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« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2010, 09:57:28 AM »

OK. I'm stealing this bit and moving it over to Norwegians playing abroad.
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« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2010, 01:17:46 PM »

A Bergen doctor stepped in to treat Kattem's striker Annette Hermann after reading that she was facing a three-month wait for a meniscus operation.

Two weeks ago Hermann said that Kattem's finances could not stretch to private treatment for her knee injury, and that unlike her male football colleagues she would have to wait in the hospital queue.  The worst case was that she would miss the Toppserien season. http://womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,5733.msg44296.html#msg44296

When he read about it in adressa.no, the club doctor for Tippeligaen club SK Brann, sports specialist and orthopaedic surgeon Ove Austgulen decided it was time for action.  "Austgulen rang me the evening after he read the article, and said he could help us.  All he needed was a requisition from a doctor in Trondheim.  He received that on Wednesday, and Annette had her surgery on Friday", said Kattem's phyiotherapist Stian Aspenes.

Austgulen thinks it was too bad that the Kattem player was having to wait three months for an operation that he had the time and capacity to carry out in a couple of days.  "It was really the samaritan in me that made me call Kattem's physio.  That, plus I am a big supporter of women's football", said Austgulen.

For Hermann, who had to go under the knife for the second time in a year, the news could not have come at a better time.  "It means that I am ready to finish rehabilitation in the time I would have been waiting for the operation in Trondheim.  It makes a big difference and I am extremely thankful", said a happy Annette Hermann, who is now at home in Verdal starting her recovery.

It takes six to eight weeks after this kind of surgery for a player to be back on the pitch, which means that the Kattem player could be back for the start of the Toppserien season against LSK on April 5.

"It's a bit comical that it's a Brann doctor who stepped in to help us, but it was really fantastic", said Aspenes.

Sara Husby http://fotball.adressa.no/kvinner/article160947.ece  

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« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2010, 01:32:01 PM »

Ove Austgulen is the doctor who was seen on TV diagnosing Madeleine Giske's cruciate ligament injury at the same time that Norway's Olympic team was being announced in June 2008.   He played handball and basketball in the top leagues for many years and was the doctor for the Norwegian women's national football team 2001-2003.  He writes about common football injuries on his own web site, the football doctor: http://www.fotballdoktoren.no/
Giske during rehab: http://www.tv2.no/play/?progId=267514

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« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2010, 03:59:06 PM »

Bjarne Berntsen has a new job as Administrative Director for Viking Stavanger, one of Norway's top clubs.  It is a job he did before he took over as the chief trainer for the national women's team in 2004.
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