Skeid – it literally oozes old grandeur. Over the years, the Oslo club has played a part in setting the tone for top Norwegian football. The Torshov club has 8 cup championships – the last in 1974 and a cup championship from 1966.
However, Skeid is a living example that “everything was better before”. It is a faded greatness that guests Nammo stadium today. The club – which fostered a number of national team players over a number of years – has struggled in modern times. The team has had to endure being in the shadow of Vålerenga.
But one thing no one can take away from Skeid – namely the pride of being a solid institution and a guarantor of good talent development. New players are constantly appearing who are making a name for themselves in Norwegian top football – produced at Nordre Åsen.
Lean spring season
Raufoss Football and Skeid have met a number of times over the years. Today also as table neighbours. both clubs have struggled this spring – both have two wins, four draws and six losses. It gives 10 points in 12 rounds. In other words, Sunday’s match at Nammo Stadium will be extremely even and important for both clubs. In an Obos league that is terribly even, the teams are in 13th and 15th place.
Today’s Skeid crew is led by Gard Holme – a young and promising coach, who took Skeid up from PostNord to the OBOS league ahead of the 2021 season.
Even and good
This year’s edition of Skeid has a nice mix of young and experienced players. The team has shown that they can beat the best on the day. However, the local match against YMCA before the break ended in clear defeat.
Raufoss can expect a tough match against Skeid at Nammo Stadium. Skeid has a lot of quality in their ranks. Also, keep an eye out for the duo Johnny Buduson and Kristoffer Hoven at the top with the guests. It’s a duo that causes trouble for most people.
Needed a break
Raufoss suffered another defeat against Jerv (0-1) in Grimstad, after the cup win against Mjøndalen (4-0). A tired crew has rested and had a good period of good training. That should mean that the Raufoss crew is bubbling again. Here, just roll up your sleeves and fight for every ball, boys!
There are three games left, as well as the cup match against Viking before the season is half over. Skeed Sunday. Viking Wednesday. Before Bryne and KBK take their turn. We are entering an extremely important 14-day period for the yellow-blacks. This series of matches will be able to define the kind of autumn we face.
Kongsvinger has taken over the series lead. The team will face Moss at Melløs and Vegard Hansen’s crew has been in good shape in the past. If they are to be considered a stable top team, then you have to beat an östfold crew that has started to make a mark in OBOS.