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The Swedish Season - ends in the snow.

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well that's it now ....all done and dusted in the Swedish Leagues, where most games were played on snow-covered pitches as the first real snowfall came to southern Sweden last Monday.


No surprises as Malmö had already won the Allsvenskan title a week ago and finished their season with a convincing 3-0 win over Hammarby, whilst AIK and last years champs Norrköping both won their last games 3-1 but it was AIK who finished second on goal difference.


Last day games gave a goal feast with Djurgården scoring 5 away at Sundsvall and, to add insult to injury, the luckless Falkenberg were blitzed 7-0 by Häcken and relegated with just 10 points to their credit.


Helsingborg (managed by former international Henke Larsson) will want to win their play-off in order to stay in the top level, but some consolation for the Larsson family where Henke's son Jordan ended up as their season's top scorer. Like father like son....


New names in the top tier next season will be Sirius and AFC United....wonder what they're like?


One bright spot was the return to Superettan (read Championship) for Brommapojkarna (the Academy-based club) who yo-yo-ed up and down to / from the top tier a few years back, before sadly descending in the third tier, (L1 ) but finished top of that league under the new management of former Swedish international Olof Mellberg, and they'll be hoping for another good season and a shot at getting back up to the top level, unless they (like Saints) start losing their best players to " richer /bigger "clubs.

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and a big mention for the promoted side Östersunds FK. The small team from well-up-north-and-always-snowing-town played some exciting football under the managment of the young english guy Graham Potter. Thet finished a very respectfull eighth.

He was a journeyman player in the 90's with apparently a stint at Southampton, in 1996.


My local side, IFK Gothenburg were a huge disappointment, as usual. But seriously couldn't give much of a ****. The only excitment was the abuse aimed at a Malmö player (T.Sana) warming up, that provoked him to launch the cornerflag into the crowd. Hilarious.

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