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januar 2018

The city is yours?

Jeg startet skrive dette innlegget da et lekket bilde av Sanchez ifrt United-trye p gressmatta p Old Trafford begynte sirkulere dagene fr det ble bekreftet offisielt, men jeg rakk aldri fullfre det. S det er med stor glede jeg kan skrive at Sanchez er blitt Manchester United spiller. Velkommen til verdens strste fotballklubb!

Det virket en stund som City ledet ann til ha overtaket p chileneren og i og med den klubben kan str seg om med penger p en mte f klubber kan matche s tok jeg det litt for gitt at han gikk dit. Men jeg ser jo n at jeg faktisk ga min egen klubb lite tillit ved anta det. For selv om City tar gullet i r s vil aldri den klubben bli like stor som oss. Alle har hrt om Manchester United, denne generasjonen spillere har vokst opp med at United har vrt en av de strste klubbene i verden, og ftt frem legende etter legende. En klubb som har tjent sine egne penger ved flere tir med suksess. En stor kontrast til City. Selvflgelig hadde City matchet lnnen United tilbydde om Sanchez heller ville til dem. Men han sier nei til et ligagull og velger heller oss. For selv om vi har hatt litt 'startproblemer' i laget, og uheldige skader, s mener jeg at vi har det mest spennende laget i Premier League. Hvem vil ikke spille p lag med verdens beste keeper, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku og ikke minst Pogba?

Kom han for pengene? Mange er negative til Sanchez og mener han er overpaid. Men hvem er ikke det n til dags? Jeg er absolutt ikke fan av prisene og lnnen til spillerne n til dags, men for henge med i markedet m man bla opp for f de man vil ha. Vi kan se mindre og mindre av lojalitet, har en spiller mulighet til dra til en annen (gjerne strre) klubb og i tillegg f bedre betalt s gjr 99% det. Men det er for s vidt greit. Jobben deres er fotball, de er pensjonerte fr de er 40 r. Hadde ikke du ogs tatt den avtalen som gir deg best mulige vilkr? Selvflgelig, og de fleste av oss har byttet nettopp jobb til noe lignende med bedre lnn. Vi m slutte forvente at alle er i samme klubb hele karrieren.

Drakt nummer 7 er en meget spesiell drakt for klubben vr. Det er store forventninger til den som fr den. For vre helt rlig ville jeg at den skulle g til Griezmann, men akkurat der har han seg selv takke om den overgangen ikke blir noe av i sommer. Jeg er sikker p at Sanchez er klar for oppgaven. Dette er en spiller i verdensklasse og jeg gleder meg stort til se han i action, forhpentligvis allerede i morgen mot Yeovil. Et lite lag for mange, men Mourinho har bekreftet han stiller med et sterkt lag for det er en viktig kamp. Vi m satse fullt p cupene s i morgen forventer jeg en solid seier!

Jeg m til slutt takke Mkhitaryan for tiden hos oss. Han bidra med flere viktige ml og nr han er i form og spiller sin posisjon er han en fantastisk spiller. Men etter skaden til Pogba sluttet han og levere, det gikk rett vest for si det p den mten. Og Mourinho ga ham tid, han spilte mange kamper uten se forbedring s nr det var et faktum at Sanchez var p vei og Arsenal ville ha en byttehandel s mener i hvert fall jeg at det var rett beslutning for klubben. Vil han score ml for Arsenal? S absolutt. Og jeg vedder hus og mann p at vre supportere vil hyle hver gang det skjer og at vi aldri skulle solgt han. Jeg nsker han alt godt og er sikker p han vil passe godt inn Arsenal. Men vi m huske p at vi kan ikke sitte p alle spillere heller, n frigjr vi en spiller som nsket spille ofte som n kommer til f mye mer spilletid, og United sparer samtidig mye i lnn. For han hadde ikke ftt spille mye for oss n uansett. Fremtiden er ikke bare lys, den er ogs RD og vi har mye glede oss til med dette laget!

I started on this blog post early Monday, after seeing leaked photos of Sanchez in his kit on the pitch. I don't believe in rumors online so I had ice in my stomach while waiting for something official. But seeing him standing on the Theatre of Dreams preparing to make it official for the world gave me butterflies and I knew it was only a matter of time. And now- finally- we can say welcome to the biggest football club in the world!

I said earlier I believed he would join City, but that's exactly why I can't put too much into 'credible sources' on Twitter etc. I'm really happy he joined us, because he wanted to play for United and not because of the money. Every one of us know very well City would match the payment if he wanted to join the blues. He turned down City and the liga title, to join the biggest club in the world. This generation of players are raised in the glory days of United. They are used to watch United win title after title, and raising legend after legend. A club with a great- and unique history. A history no club can match. The fans are one of a kind and if you play your best you will get the best treatment the rest of your life. I know many hate the amount of money he and other get paid and yes- it's crazy and ridiculous how huge amounts we are talking about- but to get the best players you gotta pay. And United got the economy to do that, after several decades winning trophies and making success. A huge contrast to our noisy neighbors.

The announcement on Sanchez can only be described with one word: EXTRA! I guess I'm not the only one who sat with goosebumps?? I'm so excited to see Sanchez in action and I believe he will play already tomorrow against Yeovil. Such an important game, we need to go all in now in the cups and I expect a solid win tomorrow!

I also want to say thank you to Mkhitaryan, a great guy who unfortunately didn't make it. No doubt a really good player when he's fit, I'm grateful for what he did as a United player. But after the injury on Pogba it went straight down hill for him. Mourinho gave him time so he's not the one to blame, he wasn't good enough at the moment the transfer request between United and Arsenal was a fact and even though it feels kind of bitter sweet to see him in an Arsenal shirt, it's the right decision. I'm sure he'll do great in Arsenal and I wish him the best. The future is not only bright, it's also RED and we got plenty to be excited for with this team!

Endelig! Finally!

Jeg vknet av en skikkelig gladnyhet i dag tidlig. Jeg ble s glad at jeg hadde lyst til grine. At det ikke er en realitet i 2018 er i og for seg en skandale, men vi er p rett vei. PELSINDUSTRIEN SKAL AVVIKLES!!

Dette er fantastiske nyheter! Ikke bare for oss veganere, men for alle! Pelsindustrien er et helvete for de utsatte og noe alle som bryr seg 1% om dyr vil si seg enig i. At regjeringen n gr inn for avvikle dette er virkelig p tide- og endelig skjer det noe!!

Jeg har gjennom rene skrevet om dette p bloggen, prvd gjre noe ved f dette i lyset, ved donere penger til NOAH. Og etter 28 r lykkes de!

Det er s lett lukke ynene for det som er forferdelig i verden. Ingen liker tanken p at dyr skal lide, men vi M ta avstand fra pelsindustrien, det er rett og slett dyremishandling. Jeg har flere venner som har kastet pelsen p Canada Goose jakkene sine og det fortjener de kred for. All respekt til de som kaster den fordi de har innsett hva som ligger bak det. At pels ikke er kult eller luksus. I 2018 er det flaut g rundt med pels. Innenfor enkelte kretser er det kanskje status fordi det betyr at du har penger til kjpe en s dyr pels, men det er serist det tristeste jeg ser. Og heldigvis fr fler og fler opp ynene!

At det skal forhandles frem en kompensasjonsordning til de som driver med pelsdyr gjr meg ekstremt forbanna for de fortjener ikke en krone ved ha systematisk misbrukt dyr p denne mten. Men det er uansett et stort skritt i riktig retning- det nytter kjempe for gode saker!!

Dette er en seier og en historisk dag!

Og jeg HATER se bilder av dyr som plages, tro meg- jeg grter og har vondt i lang tid etterp. Men det er VI som m gjre noe med det. Det hjelper ikke blokkere videoer p Facebook og si huff a meg, vi m ta et standpunkt og ALDRI sttte den nringen som bedriver denne grusomheten! En pelsfarmer kan vre s flink han bare kan, men uansett hvor 'bra' han er s lider dyrene. Hele livet! De er i sm bur og blir henrettet for en stusselig pelskrage. Forandring- N!

Og til folk som har spurt; nei, jeg bruker ikke skinn. Ikke dun eller fjr, ikke ull. Jeg vil ikke bidra til noe som helst lidelse p dyr og gjr hver dag bedre valg for at det skal gagne dyrene. Og jeg klarer meg helt fint, spiser meg god og mett p god mat og bruker feks fake skinn p vesker og sko. Det er faktisk s enkelt.

NORWAY TO BAN FUR FARMING!

This is great news and I can't describe how happy I was when I heard the news earlier today! This should be banned ages ago, it's sad that Norway- a country known for including and protecting the weakest hasn't done anything with it. NOAH has been fighting hard in 28 years for this to stop! I've been writing and donating money just to do something- and finally- the government re introducing a total ban on fur farming. I'm so happy I want to cry. This is a case very close to my heart and when this law is introduced, it's an end to torturing and abusing animals for their fur! As I said, sad and kind of crazy it's still allowed, but this is a huge step in the right direction!

We're living in 2018, it's not cool to wear fur. For some sad people it's still status to wear it, but that's just sad. I got no respect for people that think it's ok to contribute to animal abuse like that.

A victory for the weakest and a historical day! Progress feels so good and it proves that if you fight long enough they will listen.

Hello 2018

Jeg startet 2018 med bli skikkelig forkjla, det blir du tydeligvis om du gir bort jakka di til en hjemls hund nr det er minus 5 ute. S det skal jeg huske p neste gang jeg er i Manchester. Lurt kle seg godt med andre ord. Men jeg startet ret med pfylt motivasjon og har jobbet overtid hver eneste dag s selv om og man kjenner en forkjlelse p kroppen s har jeg hvert fall ikke ligget p latsiden jobbmessig og det er jo en god flelse. Jeg fikk den nyeste fitbit klokken i julegave og det er visstnok den beste p markedet til tracke alt mulig, jeg har kun hatt den p meg p jobb og nr jeg etter endt jobbdag har gtt 14-18 000 skritt er det ikke krise at jeg ikke har ftt trent. Men et lite ml i 2018 er jo forbedre kondisen s det blir moro teste ut den under lping. Og med ml mener jeg forbedring, ikke at jeg skal lpe maraton. Heller orke en time p mlla uten d s det er et realistisk ml. Jeg har innsett at min kjrlighet for l og vin pluss fotball aldri vil gi meg en topp trent kropp- og det er helt greit 😂

Det med realistiske ml er viktig folkens. Jeg sa jo at jeg skulle starte ret med en hvit mned. Hvem prvde jeg lure der??? For mandag uke 2 befant jeg meg nemlig p en sushibar med sake og vin for deretter dele en rdvinsflaske fr vi s Solsidan p kino. Og dermed ryk jo den hvite mneden, men det var en utrolig hyggelig kveld og jeg m nok heller si alt med balanse enn enten eller. Men helgene har gtt rolig for seg, jeg har sovet ut skikkelig og i dag min frste treningskt i 2018🎉💥 Wohoo! Jeg HATER treningssenter i januar og det er aldri fullt p sndager til vanlig, men n er det. Kanskje stygt si det, men det blir godt nr folk faller av og det blir bedre plass!

I morgen spiller vi mot Stoke, hjemme. Blir ikke det en god seier s tror jeg at jeg gr legger meg i hi og dukker opp nr sommeren er her. N har spillerne hatt en treningstur til Dubai, ftt slappet av i varmen og sosialisert seg. Det br bde ke motivasjonen og gi mer energi. Mange har trengt akkurat det. Vi klarer ikke ta igjen City, det er helt klart. Men vi skal ta andreplassen og det m kjempes om. Jeg trenger en god og solid seier n, det har vrt litt for mange skuffelser n.

Januarvinduet er pent og rykter her og der. Jeg orker ikke sette meg inn i alt fr det faktisk er reelt. Men jeg kan fatte meg i korthet; Sanchez er selvflgelig en spiller jeg vil ha og som jeg tror hadde passet godt inn i laget. Men jeg tror han gr til City. Om Fellaini drar s grter jeg ikke over det. Han har forandret seg under Mourinho og gitt oss mange viktige ml og poeng, men jeg er s dritt lei spillere som tror de er konger og kan forlange alt. Man skal for f.. vre fornyd med og i det hele tatt bli tilbudt en ny kontrakt og om han ikke synes den er bra nok s er han langt fra uerstattelig. Mkhytarian? Merkelig situasjon. Vi har snakket om at Herrera har vrt en skygge av seg selv denne sesongen, men det overgr dessverre ikke Micky. Han har mistet all selvtillit ser det ut som og det har vrt mye rr nr han har spilt. Utrolig trist for han i form er en unik spiller. S han m f tillit og mer tid. Om han ikke har spilt s forferdelig drlig fordi han vil bli solgt da, nesten s man mistenker det og da er det selvflgelig noe helt annet.

Guess who started the new year with the flu? Me. Guess who gave away her jacket in freezing Manchester to a homeless dog? Also me. Lessons learned- always bring two jackets! So I've been feeling rough since we said hello to 2018, but I had lots of motivation for the new year and I've been working overtime every day. My boyfriend gave me the newest Fitbit watch for Christmas and you can track everything on it including how many steps you walk and with 14-18 000 steps every day I can say I've been active even though I haven't been to the gym yet. One of my goals this year is to improve my fitness! Not fanatical, but I need to be able to run for an hour without dying. And thats a realistic goal! I'm well aware of I'll never get the dream body when my passion is football and my love for beer and wine are as strong as United- and that's fine😂

It's important to set realistic goals, I said I wasn't having any alcohol in January. Like who am I kidding?? Who had sake, white wine and red wine on a Monday before the cinema? Yes, we all know the answer to that..

But, the weekend when I haven't been working, ive been sleeping a lot and just relaxed. Barely been outside. I needed it and it's so good just be at home without any plans. Today was my first session at the gym in 2018 and words can't describe how much I hate being at the gym in January! Like it's not enough being lazy yourself, but EVERYONE is there, trying to fool themselves! Can't wait to the reality hits them to be honest!

Tomorrow we're facing Stoke, at home. There's been too many bad games and performances now and I need a good win. The players are back from training in Dubai and that trip must have been a boost on their motivation and energy! So I expect a solid win tomorrow, if not, wake me up when the season is over.

With January here, so are the rumors! I honestly don't put too much energy into it before something's official. But here's my thoughts; Sanchez yes. Obviously a great player and i think he'll fit well into our team. But I think City will get him. Fellaini is a new player under Mourinho. No doubt he's been an important player for us the past years and contributed to many points and goals. But, no player are bigger than the club. I feel with his latest interviews, he playing the club. He's far from irreplaceable and if I wants to leave, let him! When United offers you a new contract, you should be damn happy for that. Mkhytarian? Tricky guy. I've said Herrera has been a shadow this season, but nothing compared with Micky- unfortunately. With him being on top he's a unique player. But his confident and performance has been so poor. I still want him and I hope trust and time will do him good. It's almost I'm starting to believe he's playing this bad because he wants to leave?! Haha, let's hope it's not the case.

A look back at 2017

Happy new year!

We're almost halfway into January already, but before I write about 2018 I want to have a look back at 2017 and share some pictures with you of what I did

First trip for the year was -no surprise- to MANCHESTER. Biggest game of the year will always be United- Liverpool for me and we played them in January. The result (1-1) was a huge disappointment and we should have beaten them.

Ligacup final at Wembley in February. We played Southampton and I thought it would be an easy match. I was wrong, we played poor and we were lucky! United had a bad day at work, but at 2-2 our Swedish hero wanted it differently and scored the winner goal. As he said; "everywhere I go, I win".

We spent the weekend in London and celebrated the victory, visited some friends who lives there and had an amazing dinner at Jason Atherton, the Michelin starred chef restaurant in London.

I had the privilege to be interviewed by the one and only Gary Neville when he visited Oslo! I think his book will be out this year and it's about fans from all around the world and how we support United. A fun day! Even tough I love United, I'm not obsessed with the players as many are. Autographs and pictures isn't that important to me and I'm way to lazy anyway to stand in line after match or training etc to get a chance to say hi, after all they are just people. But there are certain people I look up to, Gary Neville is one of them. I respect him, he's smart and knows his stuff and he played a huge role in my first years as a United supporter. A true red. So it was really cool to meet him.

Best experience in 2017: visiting Maldives! Words and pictures can't describe how beautiful it is there and it's absolutely heaven on earth! Warm crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, palm trees, our own private water villa and free bar. What more can you dream of?! Sometimes I close my eyes and daydream back to it.. Defiantly the best experience of the year and I don't think I'll ever see a more beautiful place ❤ It really felt like we were on a desert island and being there with the person you love was a dream come true.

We stayed at OZEN by Atmosphere and even though I believe every island are beautiful in the Maldives, this one is unique with their underwater restaurant- amazing experience! We had tasting menu with 8 courses and ate it while we watched the ocean life right in front of us. So beautiful!

EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL🏆

We all were ready for Stockholm and the Europe league final against Ajax back in may. Such an important game for United as we could qualify for Champions League. But the whole world stopped when the news reached us about the Manchester Arena bombing. I was in Norway at the time, but I certainly felt the pain and my thought were constantly on Manchester, the city I love and for all the people who were affected.

The atmosphere in Stockholm on match day was something special. It was a huge achievement to play a final the day after a tragedy like that and the players won that trophy for Manchester.

We won and could celebrate a victory for Manchester. That felt good, I also met Alex Ferguson at our hotel so I was really happy about the trip! It was so important for United to qualify to the Champions League since Premier League once again was a failure. To be honest I was looking forward to the summer break and as soon as the season ended I counted days until pre-season!

The weekend United visited Oslo and met Vlerenga, RedArmyBet hosted a big party for all supporters and it was a really fun weekend with lots of friends and my family in Oslo for the game. It was also my nephews first United game (one of many!).

As I said, I counted the days under the pre-season until Premier League was back. We signed Lukaku, Lindelf and Matic and it's an understatement to say I was excited! It's a tradition to be at Old Trafford the first home match and we played home the first round against West Ham.

Another tradition is to celebrate my birthday in Manchester. I traveled with the girls and we saw another 4-0 victory! This time against Everton and the first time Rooney played against us after he signed for the blues.

Me and my boyfriend traveled to Copenhagen and saw the Ricky Gervais show! I loooove Ricky and it was so fun!! We had dinner at Kokkeriet and with 14 courses- all vegan of course, I can promise you I was full afterwards 😍

I became ambassador for Red Army Bet!

I discovered my favorite vegan place in Oslo: NordVegan 😍😍

The funniest trip to Manchester was with Christina against City, everything was funny except the game! Haha

We had an event with Redarmybet and hosted McClair and Sharpe!

Christmas is by far the best holiday and I think we got 100 Santas in our apartment and the Christmas tree was up before December! I watched every Christmas movie I came over and ate a lot of candy, I went home to my parents and had some well deserved days off and did nothing!

After some relaxing days at home I went to Manchester for the last days of 2017. Boxing Day was so disappointing and I had my fingers crossed that we could end the year with a good game, but that didn't happen. We decided to forget about football and just enjoy our days in Manchester and we had the best New Year eve! Nice dinner and party with good friends is always a winner.

2017 was the best year so far in my life and I have big plans for 2018!