So after nearly 11 months my Danish season draws to a close with an afternoon we all love – a double header. With so many teams playing in Copenhagen these days there is always a game on somewhere, especially on National Holidays such as today. The Danes, like their German cousins, celebrate Ascension Day. The day that Christ, allegedly, got on a special Ryanair plane and flew up into the sky. And they take a day off for it. Now considering that the country is one of the least religious I have ever visited I find this quite odd. However, it did mean only half a days work for me (I keep English hours despite being in Denmark) and then an afternoon of football.
And what more could a man ask for. BGA and BSF both at home, separated by a few miles of motorway. What do you mean you have never heard of them? Legends in these parts, legends. In a town where their rivals include AB, FB, B93, HIK and B1903 it is hard to remember who is who, but do we really care? After all it is football. And Danish football means sausages, beer, err beer and more sausages. OK, I admit it. I am addicted to watching football with a pint in one hand, and a sausage in another.
First up was BGA v Greve. Boldklubberne Glostrup Albertslund were formed out of a merger of Glostrup FK and surprisingly Albertslund IF. Glostrup FK themselves were formed back in 2003 from a merger between three local teams. It is all so complicated out here. I often find watching Eastenders and understanding their “family trees” more relaxing that trying to work out the parentage of Danish football teams. What do you need to know to start with? They play in an athletics ground (boo), they wear all red and they sell beer and sausages. There, simple as that. They are flirting with the relegation zone back to the Denmark Series, the regional leagues with just three games to go. The visitors Greve would be relegated if they didn’t win this one, although even three points may not be enough if results elsewhere went in their favour. Continue reading