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  1. The Europa League is considered a B-cup through most of Europe. And after playing in the Champions League 11 times in 13 years playing in the B-cup isn't considered interesting enough. We used to meet Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and so on every year. Meeting Rapid Vienna, Metalist Kharkiv or Bayer Leverkusen doesn't then create the massive interest anymore. But as I've said. The Europa League has problems through whole Europe. The decisive round of 16 match between Inter Milan and Tottenham in February barely drew 18 000 people to the stands. That would have been 70 000+ if the competition was Champions League. Champions League matches was always sold out on Lerkendal. And the qualifying matches usually drew 10 000+ to the stands. Back in 2007 there was 14 123 spectators against Finish team Tampere United even after winning 3-0 in the first leg in Finland.
  2. Football is the biggest sport in terms of people playing it. But unlike in Scotland, football got big competition from other sports when it comes to interest and hence also sponsor and media money. Mainly winter sports. But It's still the biggest. Also, Norwegian football fans tends to be very anglophile. And about 80 000 Norwegians travel to England every year to watch matches. This has to do with our history. The state TV-channel NRK, which was the only TV-channel until 1987, started sending English league matches every Saturday in 1969 and that didn't stop until 1999. Norwegian league matches wasn't sent live on TV until the late 80's. Also, in the 90's there was a lot of Norwegians playing in the Premier League. While the Norwegian league was kind of boring with Rosenborg winning it 13 years in a row from 1992 to 2004. So it wasn't to hard for a young Norwegian to become more interested in English football than Norwegian football. The English supporter clubs of Norway has over 100 000 members. While Norwegian supporter clubs barely has 25 000 members.
  3. Nope. I'm still a student and don't have the money for traveling to away matches yet. Working all summer to make some money to make it through the last winter of studying with out taking up more student loans.
  4. Being a Rosenborg fan I'm familiar with that kind of complaining. I'm sure the TV-companies of Scotland, like the TV-companies of Norway primarily is interested in earning the most money. And Hibs being the far most popular team of the two, i understand that choice.
  5. Well, that's our style. The people of Tr√łndelag is known for being very calm in their personality. We celebrate for our self. And don't feel the big need to express our feelings verbally of visually. It has to be something really extra ordinary to get the people of Tr√łndelag celebrating. Even when we eliminated AC Milan on San Siro and advanced to the quarter finals in CL 96-97 there was barely a couple hundred welcoming the team at the airport.
  6. Norwegians don't have a drinking culture around football matches. It's even illegal to sell beer at the stadium during matches. We go to the stadium, see the match and go home again. And in Trondheim even winning the league is barely celebrated for more than 20-30 minutes at the stadium.. Maybe a couple of hundreds go out to party. The rest goes home.
  7. This match reminds me much of our only home loss in the league this season. 0-1 against Sandnes Ulf after an early goal for them. And then you, like them focused on counter attacks. A smart tactic as Rosenborg has problems playing against teams that stay extremely low. But doesn't really make you look like a great team. Given tonight's performance, I will be incredible disappointed should we be eliminated by you guys. However, I expect you to be better and a more attack minded team at home. And that will probably suit Rosenborg better as well. Anyone know if there will be stream available?
  8. It will be available at that link when the match starts. No need to download fishy files. Just click away the adds an you're good.
  9. The match will be streamed here. http://www.coolsport.tv/stream16.html
  10. Airport Express Coach marked "Flybussen" leaves from the city square at 03:05. Then you're at the Airport 03:52.
  11. You can register one player as late as 24 hours before the first match starts.
  12.   That's text only. You're better off with UEFA.com then. Not known if it will be sent on TV or not yet. So there's a chance there won't be a stream at all.
  13. For those getting burgers. I recommend stopping by the big red building you see on the Marinen picture. The Sesam burger store is known for having one of the best burgers in Norway.
  14. No way in hell this match will be sold out so you know that. my guess will be 5-6000 spectators.
  15. Most likely the police would ask you to go somewhere else. In general they don't like big groups like that on the city square. If I were you I'd either stick at a pub or find one of the parks to crash.