Sweden the best team remaining!

In my opinion Sweden are the best team left in the World Cup. I know this view will probably surprise a few of you but it is based on my 35 years in Swedish football. Let me explain. A team is a group of individuals working together to achieve a goal. (Googles definition of the word team). The greatest asset that Swedish football has is it's ability to work as…

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Diamond wedding!

Congratulations mum & dad. Married 60 years. Respect! A few facts and figures. Four children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. At 59 i am the oldest of the four children and as things stand at present I probably won't get close to 60 years of marriage! My brother Michael and even my sister Deb could both reach the magic 60 though my youngest brother Greg due to a late start…

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Kosta Lodge with Sagaform.

Just 75km from Kalmar and i knew nothing about it. I don't know if that is because of bad marketing by Kosta Lodge or my ignorance of the surrounding forrest region! I big thanks to Sagaform (Peter, Mikael and Sofie) for the invitation to spend a day in Kosta and for opening my eyes as to what both Kosta and Sagaform have in the pipeline. Sagaform have a new strategy…

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Is it time for England?

It's getting closer by the minute. Just seven days to kick-off and the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Not the most glamarous of matches but who cares it's the start of a month of footballing magic! We will get acquainted with the stars of the future. We will cheer the underdogs. Be disappointed by some of the favourites for not delivering, keep our fingers crossed for Jannes Boys…

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Vernissage

I know what you're thinking. What was he doing at a vernissage? It's like Erik Niva going to a fashion show! It makes no sense. Well the truth is that a friend of mine is one of Kalmars most well known artists in more ways than one. Known as Kalmars Picasso, Jens Konradsson this week showed off his latest collection of modern art at Söderport overlooking the castle in Kalmars…

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Lansdowne.se is back in business!

I have received loads of e-mails from my followers pleading with me to start blogging again and after a lot of hard thought I have now decided its time. I would like to thank you both for your support. Seven years is a long time between blogs but as they say absence makes the heart grow fonder. In the olden days Lansdowne.se was the brain child of the classic "King…

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59 and counting!

I had a good´n this saturday when the "usual suspects" made an appearance at the Lansdowne residence to celebrate my 59th birthday. Many topics of conversation from drinking habits to musical tastes, touching on sporting favorites, future plans and on to the nowadays frequently occuring subject, retirement. I don´t feel like a 59 year old but i guess my passport doesn´t lie. I have no plans to retire in the…

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FLT – Fredags Lunch Tips

For the last 18 months a Group of Kalmars finest have been meeting for lunch every friday and putting together a system (based on 13 football matches) that we had hoped would secure our futures! As yet our futures are still insecure. (In some cases)! Silver and myself sit on the board of directors. The board is made up of two in total. I am the chairman, Silver is financial…

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The Players Bar

Kalmar FF´s first home game of the season and the usual suspects were onboard. A lot looked familiar. The pitch was in good nick apart from the usual cow patch in the south-west corner. The sun was scorching the t-shirt wearers in the east stand and we had the bring your hat and gloves VIP tickets in the west. Nothing new there. No Martin Nilsson in the lounge this year…

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