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Toffees are coming to Norway!

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What a great draw for all us Norwegian Evertonians! Can't wait to see us play in Bergen!

Brann play attacking, and I must say, rather attractive, football at their best, and like to keep the ball on the deck. Brann should not be underestimated, but we will be playing them a month before the Norwegian season starts, which gives us a huge advantage.

Some players you might have heard of before are Eirik Bakke (ex Leeds), Azar Karadas (ex Benfica and Pompey), Robbie Winters (ex Dundee United & Aberdeen), Hassan El Fakiri (ex. Monaco and Borussia Mönchengladbach). Watch out for the lightning forward Thorstein Helstad (22 goals in 24 matches last season), who has been linked with Everton in the past. Brann also have a very promising winger in Erik Huseklepp - one to watch for the future.

Bergen is a beautiful city and although Brann Stadion is smallish compared to Goodison, the home supporters are fervently supportive of their team ? by far the most vocal supporters in Norway. Come prepared for hefty beer prices, rain and a thoroughly enjoyable experience! See you all in Bergen in February!
Einar Meier, Kristiansand, Norway     Posted 21/12/2007 at 13:51:32

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Stephen Ben Jones
1   Posted 21/12/2007 at 14:44:22

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Einar

what would be the best way to travel over to Bergen Ferry or Plane ?
And can you tell me where i can find the Liverpool SHOP so i can torch it !!!!

Where all on a european tour

EFC forever
Per Stumo
2   Posted 21/12/2007 at 14:57:35

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Stephen

By plane unless you really really like boats. Going across the north sea in February can be a very interesting experience. The waves often reach 15-20 meters (45-60 feet) in height during the winter.

You can get a direct flight to Bergen from Aberdeen, Newcastle and London. You’ll also be able to get there via Oslo from Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and a few other places.

You should also be aware of the fact that a lot of Brann fans are also fans of Liverpool so don’t expect too much peace and love :-)
Stefan Tosev
3   Posted 21/12/2007 at 15:03:32

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Per I couldnt find any cheap flights from Vienna the cheapest was 550EUR, do you know some low cost airlines flying to Bergen?
Mark Lucas
4   Posted 21/12/2007 at 15:14:13

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How much is a pint?
Jeremy B
5   Posted 21/12/2007 at 15:33:06

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Ive been to norway a couple of times. Expect to pay about £10+ for a fast food mcdonalds meal, and beer I seem to remember is over £5/6 a pop. Or
stu jonno
6   Posted 21/12/2007 at 15:55:15

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einar will it be difficult to get tickets for the game?
having been to alkmaar and unable to get a ticket im a bit reluctant to travel to bergen
stu
henry Jones
7   Posted 21/12/2007 at 15:44:49

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Can any of our Norway friends help me get 2 tickets for the game?
Mark Lucas
8   Posted 21/12/2007 at 16:30:51

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ANyone know when UEFA confirm dates for the away leg?
stu jonno
9   Posted 21/12/2007 at 16:49:13

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einar can you email me m8 thistime9@hotmail.com
Stefan Tosev
10   Posted 21/12/2007 at 16:49:49

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Mark they are already confirmed:



http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/fixturesresults/index.html
Mike Oates
11   Posted 21/12/2007 at 17:41:22

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Had a holiday in Norway 2 years ago and used Bergen as base for trips . Very very expensive city. Hotels , and food dear enough but even worse beer was £5 a glass (0.5 litre) - not even a pint !!!
Geir Kannelonning
12   Posted 21/12/2007 at 17:56:12

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There is tickets from london, standsted to bergen from about 95£ return.
From the airport to the city it is about 25 min by buss.
Geir Kannelonning
13   Posted 21/12/2007 at 18:15:05

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For cheap bed and breakfast: www.marken gjestehus.com
From 19£ per. person, or crowded house, Bergen.
Jeremy B
14   Posted 21/12/2007 at 18:37:56

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Its not Bergen thats expensive, or even Norway - its scandinavia, generally. Iceland, sweden, norway - you can expect to pay £6 for a sandwich, £10+ for a simple meal, £20 for a decent one, £6 for a beer, and £80 for a good room for the night.

But plenty of camping and youth hostel-style opportunities (which I suspect is the £19 above)...
Michael Kenrick
15   Posted 21/12/2007 at 19:00:50

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Attention: "Southern Toffees".
Re: Your messages not getting through

All we ask for is a sensible name and an e.mail address that works. It?s not that hard... is it?

Thanks!
Srdjan Sekulic
16   Posted 21/12/2007 at 19:58:15

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Great post, Einar,

Wish I could cheer for lads locally, but the closest place was Nurnberg which was one visa away. Hope you’re not Brann fan because we’ll kick you’re ass.

However, I am currently away (mentally) from that game; I cannot wait to see Sunday’s game, us actually being in the place to haunt Mancs at home. Menn, I’d love three of them, but I’d settle for anything if we give them fits up to the last second of the game (which I hope that we’ll do).

C’mon You Blues!
Thomas Christophersen (another norwegian toffee)
17   Posted 21/12/2007 at 20:53:19

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Watch ut chaps, you will pay about £4 for a pint. The norwegian season starts in April, and Brann will not play a competitive match from now until they meet us. However, Brann will have an extra motivation in meeting one of the very best premier league teams. The Yak might freeze as it is quite cold in Norway in february. For thoe of you that smoke do buy duty-free fags on the way over as it is even more expensive then in the UK.
Ed Ponte
18   Posted 21/12/2007 at 21:33:17

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I was in Bergen earlier this year. It’s a truly beautiful city and will be a great trip for any blues going over.

Very expensive though! So start saving your cash now.
Joachim Alm
19   Posted 21/12/2007 at 22:11:19

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Jeremy B/
You cant compare the rest of scandinavia to Norway...I’m from sweden and even though its expensive here its twice as expensive in norway due to the fact that they earn twice as much as we do over here...
Einar L Olsen
20   Posted 21/12/2007 at 23:25:10

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Great draw indeed!!!
Almost came in my pants when I saw the draw on the UEFA-cup website.
As another Einar wrote: Brann will not play another competitive match until the 13 of january and should be in terrible form. They were very lucky to get through to the knockout stages with four points. They won a home game against Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 and were very lucky not to lose. Brann is the easiest opponent we could have wished for and they have even lost their captain and playmaker since winning the league.
Hope to see some of the people I met in Nürnberg! You can see our flag in many of the pictures from that game!

Paul Olsen
21   Posted 22/12/2007 at 06:55:45

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Another norwegian toffee who’s enjoying this :-)

Although it will be cheaper for you british guys to fly to Bergen than it would for me as i live waaay up north and has to fly to Oslo first, then Bergen.

Be aware, the stadium only has room for 800something away supporters.
Peter Pridgeon
22   Posted 22/12/2007 at 08:49:01

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Great to see all you Norwegian Blues, beautiful plumage.
We do love you really
Ian Mac
23   Posted 23/12/2007 at 08:30:32

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Einar ,
Err any chance of any tickets mate ? I can see there only being the same amount we got from Alkmaar.Any amount will do, I’ll return the compliment here added with free ale in the Brick.Have a great Blue Christmas mate and the same to everyone of the extended family of Evertonians.Lyndon will give you my email address .

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