After huge mass days, catch up in the e-mail inbox, planned rest day from the training after two tough sessions – I left work with light steps to take place in the couch to see the new AIK greet the charging Karlstad.
I have of course gotten the monthly subscription and happily logged in. But no it didn’t work. I got the strangest error messages every time. Lucky then that Sportsground on sslplay.se says this: “During the live broadcasts we are staffed and will answer as quick as possible when you e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org”. As quick as possible – that was half an hour for me, in other words after half the game had been played. After only 10 minutes I decided to buy a code and ask the company to reimburse me. I was a bit ready for the argument. But that wasn’t needed. Because when Sportsground answered the support was very service minded. Thanks for that.
All eyes are on Borås this weekend when the season’s Champions Cup will happen there starting Friday. Interesting with international floorball!
In Champions Cup, a total of twelve teams fight for both titles. Something new that was implemented last season is that there won’t be any group play but the lowest ranking teams gets to play quarterfinals and the best ranked go straight to the semifinals. Good for the teams since it won’t be as tiring as before with almost a week of playing – with uneven results as a consequence, but at the same time few games for us that are interested. A lot of money is at stake, a whole of 80 000 SEK. Except for the prestige, it’s an important motivator for any club.
I have come home from Gothenburg and the book fair after five days. Long days with work and then representation in the evenings. Very fun but oh so tiring. Back in Stockholm I put together a blog post.
I choose to start by commenting the weekend’s women”s round.
Surprise, surprise! Even though reigning champion Weissenfels won the first match of the season there not the leader of the board. Nobody would have expected what you see on the top of the list.
Right now I’m in Miami and the time difference makes it a challenge to blog before the game starts in Sweden. While I’m writing this, Linköping-Falun just started. There will be sporadic updates in the future because of the trip. But here we go for the Saturday’s games anyway.
It may be a bit early to try and predict the women’s second round this weekend on a Tuesday, but since I starting Wednesday goes into the world of book business – I am thinking about the weekend’s games now already.
So time to predict the weekend’s women’s round.
The perfect weekend will soon be over. Lots of sport has made two free days better. My own practice, the daughters’ soccer games and floorball on tv and the web. I have seen some men’s games on the web, but today TV4Sport finally broadcasted, and not just any clash but Endre-IKSU.
The first round is played and what a start of the season! Some results that I didn’t really believe in before and some surprises, just as it’s supposed to be. On SSL-play, everything seems to work just as it should, great! Some different thoughts about the setup from some different places, but so far I am very positive. Now we go through the weekend’s games in round two and the hang-game from round 1 AIK-Linköping.
Some games are played today and some tomorrow Sunday. It fits me perfectly, then I have time to look at some games both days.
Slowly I understood that something wasn’t right. That sound that found its’ way into my ear didn’t belong to my dream. Suddenly I understood that there was a knocking on my window, hard and rapid. What kind of idiot pounds on the bedroom window when a Swiss floorball player wants to enjoy their decently long morning, I thought, turned around slowly in bed and did my best to , through my small morning eyes, see who was on the other side of the window. Mom and dad waved happily back and mom shouted out her, for a newly woken up person, bit too spirited “yahoo”. Right, I thought, the series premiere is this weekend.
The other week the kick-off happened and that is always a interesting event. I like the kick-off and that it is web broadcast, it’s great that everyone who are a bit interested in the talks around it get to take part in it. Also plus for the players that dared to stand out and talk a bit more. Some media training in some places wouldn’t hurt, but most people were good and some were really good.
Many players commented that predictions are predictions and nothing to care about. But surely they and many others glance at all kinds of predictions. That is a part of it all, to want to read about all the teams before the series premiere. Why not? So here comes mine: