BYE 2018

I have never been more ready for a new year than I am now. When I wake up on Tuesday and it’s the first day of 2019 I know it’s just a normal day. But I like the thought that you can start with a clean slate and focus on how 2019 will be. 

2018 was… interesting.. A challenging year, with a lot of ups and downs. I’m all about living life and do what I want but also work hard and keep a good balance. And I did that. When I look back at 2018 it seems like it lasted for years. A lot happened. 

I’m really looking forward to getting back to my good routines with healthy food and gym, I’m gonna do my very best at work every day and work to achieve what I want. But the most important thing I’m gonna do is to not let it consume me, I won’t let it take over my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, but life is about more than just work and achieve. ‘Living life’ and living fully is not only about finding the job you love, but having the people in your life to share the good times and the bad. It’s about having your health and energy to wake up every day because your excited about what lies ahead. 

As I said, 2018 was challenging. I went trough a break up, I got a new job, I got myself a new home. I kind of started my life over again. And even though I share a lot of my life on social media, I’m actually very private. I like to have control over my private life and that’s very important to me, I think this is the first time I’ve wrote about that on my blog. All those things have had a big impact on me, it’s been a lot of big changes for me the past year and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned that all things comes in twos. Life and death, pain and joy. Salt and sugar, me and you. It’s been the year of stressing and hurting but also living and enjoying, making friends out of strangers and making strangers out of friends. And that’s life. The two most important things I’ve learned and understood is that everything has an end; youth, love, life.. all will end, and that’s what makes them valuable. You also sometimes have to make hard and tough decisions, that may hurt other people, and even though it seems dark and impossible you also know it’s right, and if you just stand trough it- it will get better and you know you did the right thing. Always trust your instincts. 

So thank you 2018, I learned a lot. It changed me in many ways and I’m glad I can put it behind me and look forward.

2019 is a new chapter in my life. I want to be the best person I can be and my new year resolution is to ENJOY life to the fullest!

Cheers and happy new year ❤️

En historisk dag for United/ historic day for United

Først og fremst; GOD JUL til alle mine gode lesere. Håper dere har hatt en fin feiring så langt, det har jeg virkelig hatt. Det er alltid like godt å ‘komme hemmat tel Toten’!

Dette er en stor dag for meg- og for resten av mine røde venner. Ikke bare er det nasjonaldagen  for fotball i England, jeg elsker Boxing Day. Men vår landsmann, vår legende Ole Gunnar Solskjær går for første gang ut på Old Trafford som vår manager! Det er så stort, og jeg er så stolt. Jeg klarer ikke å få beskrevet det godt nok hvor gira og glad jeg er. Dette er det beste siden Ferguson og det sier mye bare det.

Han kunne ikke fått en bedre start på karrieren i Manchester, 5-1! Vi har ikke scoret så mange mål siden SAF og jeg kalte jo Solskjær for SAF junior i mitt forrige innlegg og nå skjønner sikkert flere hva jeg mener om det. Solskjær har personligheten og karismaen til å få det beste ut av spillerne. Og det er nettopp det United trengte nå. Han vil spille underholdene fotball og han har United DNA langt inn i ryggraden. Jeg forventer ikke at vi skal vinne med fire mål hver kamp, men vi har potensialet og bare det er en fantastisk tanke og følelse! På så liten tid har Solskjær endret mye og det er så uendelig godt å kjenne på den lykkefølelsen bare United kan gi meg, det er verdens beste følelse og topper absolutt alt!

Boxing Day, hjemmekamp og Solskjær sin debut på Old Trafford.. Dette er så stort og kjenner jeg meg rett kommer jeg helt sikkert til å begynne å grine så det er vel best å droppe maskara i dag. Men Solskjær drakta skal på og sammen med mamma og pappa ser vi kampen ute sammen med Red Army Oslo i dag. Alt for stor kamp til å sitte hjemme alene, slike kamper må jeg dele med andre og skape minner sammen med verdens beste supportere!

COME ON UNITED!!

First of all; merry Christmas to you all. I hope you have enjoyed your holiday. I sure have, I love coming back to my parents and just relax in my childhood home.

Second; how good was Solskjærs debut?! A friend of mine (many of you know Bea) has started a matchday rule, and that means a shot per goal. And usually it’s not a problem because United hasn’t exactly been famous for scoring a lot lately, but I gotta say 5 shots is a bit too much- even for a village girl like me! Haha

But anyway, with shits or not, I really enjoyed that game. And for the first time in ages I LOVED watching United play. We was excited, the players was excited. That’s United! And Ole has brought it back. There were many doubters out the before the game, but it’s clearly Ole is the right person with the right personality to take over a job like this. And I knew that because he LOVE United probably as much as me- and he wants to play attacking football. It’s hard to not like him and obviously that’s how the players feel as well. I’m not saying he will come in like Messias and every game will be like this- but he surely has changed a lot already and I’m so excited for the game today!

Boxing Day, biggest football day in England. Ole Gunnar Solskjærs debut at Old Trafford. It’s gonna be so emotional see him walk out of the tunnel and receive the warm welcome from his Red Army!

So I’m obviously super(!!!) happy Ole had a great start. I LOVE reading all about him and it seems like everyone (except the scousers haha) in Norway are buzzing!! Our biggest newspaper got ‘Oles special’ everyday, it’s at every new channel and I couldn’t be more proud! I’m literally sitting my biggest smile writing this 😁❤️🇳🇴 and you all feel the same as me, the relief and the feeling of FINALLY being able to enjoy football again. The joy is back and I can’t describe how good it is. I got United on my mind all the time and after a long and dark period I can say that we deserve this!

Bring on Huddersfield!

Tid for litt solskinn/ it’s time for some sunshine

I dag er en stor dag. Ole Gunnar Solskjær returnerer til gamleklubben som manager- en setning jeg tidligere kun har drømt om å kunne si! Dette er så stort for oss supportere, kanskje spesielt oss fra Norge, og utrolig stort for norsk fotball og vår sportshistorie!

Ole er en av mine favorittspillerne gjennom tidene, og en av de største legendene. Han er en stor grunn til at jeg ble Unitedsupporter og jeg er så stolt nå! At mannen som spilte med nummer 20 og avgjorde på overtid i Champions League finalen og samtidig bidro til at United vant som første engelske lag ‘The treble’ i 1999, 20 år senere returner til verdens største fotballklubb er helt sykt. Om ikke det gir deg gåsehud så vil ongenting gi deg det..

Men er det nok å være en legende og helt for å ta over en klubb? Er det så enkelt? Selvfølgelig ikke. Jeg er ikke så naiv, problemene til United ligger dypere enn å ansette en ny manager så uansett hvem som hadde kommet inn så er det fortsatt en stor jobb som gjenstår, både med stallen og ledelsen. Men jeg forstår ikke all negativiteten jeg har lest rundt han, vi må ikke glemme at dette er kun en midlertidlig ansettelse. Samtidig tar han inn Phelan noe som er nesten like stort og viktig. Han har vært ekstremt savnet. De to sammen med Carrick og McKenna skal få dette laget på rett kurs igjen frem til sommeren og det tror jeg absolutt er realistisk. Samtidig har ledelsen god tid på seg til å finne en riktig person til å ta over klubben permanent. Så selvfølgelig er det ikke nok å være en tidligere stjernespiller, men han viste allerede da at han har personligheten og karismaen denne klubben sårt trenger nå. 

Med Ole får vi en person som har vist sin lojalitet til klubben, han elsker Manchester United og vil gjøre alt i sin makt til at de skal gjøre det bra. Han har erfaring som manager og kanskje aller viktigst så forstår han hva det betyr å representere Manchester United. Han vet hva slags verdier klubben bygger på og han har samme filosofi. Han tror på yngre spillere og forstår viktigheten av utviklingen de. Han vil spille underholdene og offensiv fotball. 

Jeg forventer ikke mirakler, men det kan ikke bli verre enn det allerede er og har vært. Hovedoppgaven nå blir å bygge opp selvtilliten til spillerne, få de til å spille sammen og som et lag. Få tilbake det som vi har savnet under Mourinho. Det kan bare bli bedre nå! 

Etter den tunge og grå skyen under Mourinho trenger vi solskinn fra Solskjær. Velkommen tilbake! 

Today is a big day. Ole Gunnar Solskjær is returning to Manchester United. The man who scored the winning goal in the Champions League final to complete the treble in 1999, played with number 20, and 29 years later he returns to us as our manager. If that doesn’t give you goosebumps… 

He’s one of my all time favorite players. One of the reason I love this club so much, I remember how proud I was because he’s Norwegian and today I have the same feeling. This is so big for Norwegian football and well deserved to Ollie. 

But is it enough to be a United legend to take over? Of course not. But I don’t get why people are so negative to a person who’s only going to be here until the summer. A person who’s showed his loyalty to the club and got the right philosophy. Who will help the club and give the board time to find a good and stabile replacement. 

There’s so many negative people out there and for some, whatever happens it will never be good enough. To the critics; Do you really think a top manager would sign for just 6 months today? And if so, who would that be? Ole will come back in with Phelan, got Carrick and McKenna in his team as well and can it really get worse than it already is? I’m not a dumb girl who thinks Ollie will return to Old Trafford and be the best manager in the

League because he once was a great player. I’m not expecting miracles- but the remaining time this season is about building confidence and bringing back a certain type of play. Bring back what we have been missing under Mourinho. It can only get better from here! 

I can break it down for you why I believe Ollie is the right choice and if you still disagree that’s fine, but don’t discuss with me. No point being negative for something that’s not proven yet or even a permanent decision. He won’t do any harm to the club like the managers before him. 

Ole loves Manchester United. His only interest will be them to succeed. 

He has managerial experience. 

He knows and understand the values and the foundation of Manchester United football club. 

Believes in youth. 

Wants to play attacking football. 

He’s fine with being replaced after the season. 

After the misery under Mourinho we need the sunshine from Solskjær. Welcome back!

it’s over

This is old News now; Jose Mourinho is no longer manager for Manchester United. It’s the correct decision but I did not see it coming now to be honest. I feel a bit shocked actually- and a bit happy and sad at the same time?! Obviously it was going to happen, the last six months has been awful. And I’ve written many times that all of the problems won’t go away if Mourinho leaves, but when results are non existence he’s the first one to go. It was also obvious that he had lost the dressing room. So of course, it was just a matter of time..

My phone went crazy when it got announced, I was holding my phone and watched it the second it was official, and I know my friends only wanted to inform me but I’m not joking when I say I got 100 messages in a minute. That didn’t exactly calm me because I was shocked and stressed over the news! Haha

I still remember the day United appointed him as our new manager, I was buzzing and I believed it was the right decision. I wanted him to succeed badly but unfortunately he didn’t. He played a big part in his downfall but his nowhere near to be the only problem, I feel he was the right man at the wrong time. No one would succeed when the board doesn’t back you in transfers and big ego players got an attitude against you. That part makes me feel sad for Jose, I’m 100% sure he wanted United to succeed.

It’s still very fresh, and I probably won’t ‘understand’ it before our next game on Saturday against Cardiff. But I feel relieved now. It can’t get so much worse so I’m excited for what’s next. It’s a step in the right direction.. For me, losing against Liverpool is the worst feeling in the world, but I didn’t care. The joy of watching United is gone. No passion from the players and a manager without a plan. So now I’m feeling optimistic for the first time in ages and that’s a good thing, I’ve missed that. The players can’t blame it on Mourinho anymore so they better be ready to work their ass off from now on.

Thank you for all the good memories Jose. Unfortunately it didn’t work out and it’s goodbye from your Red and White Army now. All the best.

 

So what’s next?

We want to be entertained,  we want to see good football. I don’t recognize my team anymore. We don’t win games. There’s no joy. Our new manager need to turn all that around now and bring back the positivity to the players and us supporters. It’s crazy to say but today has been the first day in a very long time I’m actually excited. I haven’t been able to focus at all today, I just wanted to refresh my phone and see updates. I don’t know more than anyone else so i won’t talk about what I think will happen, only time will show. But I have to say I would love Solskjær back to our club. It’s no secret that he’s one of my all time favorite player, one of the reason I started to support United and he’s a legend for all of us after what he’s done for the club. He’s written history for our club before and he can now do it again. It’s many reliable rumors that he is the one and I hope it’s true. As I said, he’s a legend, but that’s not the only reason I want him to Return. That won’t give results. But the fact is that Ollie is extremely football smart, and he’s a ‘winning type’,  a personality I believe the players will look up to and respect. A person that will come into the club with a fresh mind and bring positivity into the dressing room. Maybe it’s just a ‘wet dream’ (😂🙈) for me and the Norwegians, but for just for this season I don’t think it would be that bad?!

No matter who it will be it’s very exciting and yet again a big change in Our Club..

It’s over

…and thank god for that.

Jose Mourinho is no longer manager for Manchester United. It’s the correct decision but I did not see it coming now to be honest. I feel a bit shocked actually- and a bit happy and sad at the same time?! Obviously it was going to happen, the last six months has been awful. And I’ve written many times that all of the problems won’t go away if Mourinho leaves, but when results are non existence he’s the first one to go. It was also obvious that he had lost the dressing room. So of course, it was just a matter of time..

My phone went crazy when it got announced, I was holding my phone and watched it the second it was official, and I know my friends only wanted to inform me but I’m not joking when I say I got 100 messages in a minute. That didn’t exactly calm me because I was shocked and stressed over the news! Haha

I still remember the day United appointed him as our new manager, I was buzzing and I believed it was the right decision. I wanted him to succeed badly but unfortunately he didn’t. He played a big part in his downfall but his nowhere near to be the only problem, I feel he was the right man at the wrong time. No one would succeed when the board doesn’t back you in transfers and big ego players got an attitude against you. That part makes me feel sad for Jose, I’m 100% sure he wanted United to succeed.

It’s still very fresh, and I probably won’t ‘understand’ it before our next game on Saturday against Cardiff. But I feel relieved now. It can’t get any worse so I’m excited for what’s next. It’s a step in the right direction.. For me, losing against Liverpool is the worst feeling in the world, but I didn’t care. The joy of watching United is gone. No passion from the players and a manager without a plan. So now I’m feeling optimistic for the first time in ages and that’s a good thing, I’ve missed that. The players can’t blame it on Mourinho anymore so they better be ready to work their ass off from now on.

Thank you for all the good memories Jose. Unfortunately it didn’t work out and it’s goodbye from your Red and White Army now. All the best.

It’s over

…and thank god for that.

Jose Mourinho is no longer manager for Manchester United. It’s the correct decision but I did not see it coming now to be honest. I feel a bit shocked actually- and a bit happy and sad at the same time?! Obviously it was going to happen, the last six months has been awful. And I’ve written many times that all of the problems won’t go away if Mourinho leaves, but when results are non existence he’s the first one to go. It was also obvious that he had lost the dressing room. So of course, it was just a matter of time..

My phone went crazy when it got announced, I was holding my phone and watched it the second it was official, and I know my friends only wanted to inform me but I’m not joking when I say I got 100 messages in a minute. That didn’t exactly calm me because I was shocked and stressed over the news! Haha

I still remember the day United appointed him as our new manager, I was buzzing and I believed it was the right decision. I wanted him to succeed badly but unfortunately he didn’t. He played a big part in his downfall but his nowhere near to be the only problem, I feel he was the right man at the wrong time. No one would succeed when the board doesn’t back you in transfers and big ego players got an attitude against you. That part makes me feel sad for Jose, I’m 100% sure he wanted United to succeed.

It’s still very fresh, and I probably won’t ‘understand’ it before our next game on Saturday against Cardiff. But I feel relieved now. It can’t get any worse so I’m excited for what’s next. It’s a step in the right direction.. For me, losing against Liverpool is the worst feeling in the world, but I didn’t care. The joy of watching United is gone. No passion from the players and a manager without a plan. So now I’m feeling optimistic for the first time in ages and that’s a good thing, I’ve missed that. The players can’t blame it on Mourinho anymore so they better be ready to work their ass off from now on.

Thank you for all the good memories Jose. Unfortunately it didn’t work out and it’s goodbye from your Red and White Army now. All the best.

What now Mourinho

It’s really not fun to be a United supporter these days. I’m an ‘all or nothing person’ and with United I’m all in, that will never change. But I have to admit it’s hard these days. Not because we lose games, not because we’re not top of the league. It’s because we’re in what I feel a hopeless situation. There is no quick fix for our club and for each day that goes by, it seems like we’re deeper and deeper into our own shit.

My last blogpost was ahead of Juve and City. You can’t really get a tougher week than facing those two teams away. It’s hard for any team, any day. But we won in Turin and it was amazing. It’s those nights I live for, and to fight back after the whole world has written you off and want you to lose, man, no feeling in the world is better than that. I can live on that for a long time. But City certainly brought me quickly enough back to reality. We are just not good enough to face the best teams, we got outclassed and it was fully deserved. And that wasn’t really a surprise, but I honestly thought the weeks after would be easier.

Finally United was back at home ground and playing Crystal Palace should be great right? Bring some positivity back. The result, 0-0 at Old Trafford is more upsetting than being humiliated by the corrupt City team. No apologies in the world is good enough, the only one who gets approved is Lindelof, he fought for his team like a hero. If every player on the pitch that day did that he could have come off earlier and we could manage being one man down. Another shit result and another injury.

Young Bous; we did the job. Won the game, three points and qualified to the knockout stages in the Champions League. Hurray! We all should be happy now?

Well, I can only speak for myself, but this is the first game- ever- I seriously doubted EVERYTHING. The game against Crystal Palace was horrible but this game was the final drop. A mate described it perfectly and I stand behind those words 100%: ‘there is no joy any longer at Manchester United. No joy from the manager, no joy from the players and no joy for the supporters. Just joyless.’

Joyless. That’s the word. A word I NEVER thought I’d be using to describe my club. It’s gone too far now and changes has to happen now. Even if everything would be the managers fault, the players are not doing their job either. They have a duty to entertain, no matter what the starting Xl would be, our team are good enough to win against the smaller team. The tactics and the line-up is on Mourinho, I don’t agree on what he does at all sometimes. But it’s clearly that the players doesn’t support him. If they did they would give a little effort. So it may be all the players fault, but it will be the head of the boss that will roll. Because that’s how it is. It’s always the manager that has to leave when things goes wrong. Right now I just want to feel some positivity, be entertained. It will be a very interesting game tonight because of the players understand the seriousness they will try. If they want Mourinho they wont. If we lose today afraid he will be sacked. I know the bastards on the top may wait until too 4 is out of the picture so they can save some money, but if they want him out and that’s the plan I want it to happen now. I still believe that’s not gonna change everything. But do it now rather than when it’s too late.

I just landed in rainy Manchester and I got mixed feelings about tonight’s game. Of course I want us to win, but it won’t be easy. The thing I hate most now is that every team arrives to Old Trafford with the feeling that they will win this. It’s us that’s insecure- on our own home ground?! That’s f… crazy.

It’s hard for us now, I’m trying to be optimistic or at least try make the situation feel a little bit better for all us red and I’m gonna end this post with saying that even though it’s hard now, we all feel a little low. But there’s no better feeling than being a RED.

COME ON UNITED!

siste kamp for mourinho?

Nei, nå er det ikke mye moro om dagen. Jeg snakker selvfølgelig om mitt kjære United og at et fotball-lag skal bety så mye er ikke bare-bare for meg. Jeg er en ‘alt eller ingenting person’ og når det kommer til United så er det utvilsomt alt. Jeg gir alt jeg kan som supporter. Og det kommer jeg alltid til å gjøre, men jeg må innrømme at slik tilstanden til klubben er nå så er det helt jævlig. Jeg tåler å tape kamper, møte motstand i lang tid. Det er ikke det, det er håpløsheten jeg sitter med. 

Sist jeg blogget så var det en utrolig tøff uke for United. Juventus og City borte er heftig for hvilket som helst lag. Men vi klarte å vinne i Turin, noe som ga meg en sårt etterlengtet lykkefølelse. Det er nettopp de kveldene der jeg lever for, det er fantastisk å kunne slå tilbake når hele verden hadde på forhånd avskrevet United og ønsket at vi skulle tape. Seieren smaker enda bedre da og jeg hadde forhåpninger om at dette ville gi gutta litt ekstra selvtillit mot City borte. Men nei.. Den kampen tapte vi fortjent og vi ble avkledd. United beviste at de ikke er gode nok, City er dessverre milevis foran oss. 

Og etter den helvetesuka der vi klarte en seier skulle det liksom bli lettere. Endelig en hjemmkamp mot et svakt lag. Som ender 0-0- på Old Trafford. Det er så trist at jeg har ikke ord. Det er INGEN unnskyldninger som er gode nok for et slikt resultat. Eneste som skal få skryt er Lindlôf, han kjempet som en helt til siste slutt og viste at han ville ofre alt for laget. Hadde frysninger av å se han kjempe mot smertene for å kunne hjelpe laget, hadde resten av spillerne gjort jobben sin kunne han ha fått går av før og vi trygt kunne spilt med en mindre mann. Et dritt resultat og en ny skade der vi har det som verst allerede. 

Mot Young Boys skulle vi sikre avansement i Champions League noe jeg ikke var redd for siden vi tross alt var på hjemmebane og greier. Og vi vant kampen. Det er ALLTID deilig med en seier i Fergie-time og naboene trodde sikkert jeg ble drept siden jeg skreik så mye, men vi trengte det målet og jeg forstår godt ‘feiringen’ eller hva man skal kalle det Mourinho gjorde for selv om det er alltid er godt med mål og seier så var jeg forbanna. Jeg har støttet Mourinho så lenge, men dette var første kampen jeg tenkte at nok er nok. Man kan si mye, men en venn skrev noe som jeg stiller meg 100% bak; det er gledesløst å se United. Det er null glede å spore hos manageren, fra spillerne og definitivt for oss supportere. Og jeg kan ikke beskrive det bedre enn det. Selv om vi vant kampen så var jeg langt fra glad. Og når jeg sitter med den følelsen har det gått for langt. Jeg er faktisk lei meg når jeg tenker over hele situasjonen. Jeg har sagt min mening om Mourinho før, og jeg står fortsatt for det, ting vil ikke løse seg om han får sparken. Men nå ser jeg ingen annen utvei. Og det er så jævla trist at fotballen er blitt som det her.

Hovedproblemet i mine øyne er at United ikke spiller som et lag. Vi har så mange gode spillere, men de ser ikke sine egne styrker og svakheter og det er null samspill. De har ingen plan. Kanskje det er en del av Mourinhos skyld? Absolutt en sjanse for det.. Men spillerne har en plikt til å gjøre jobben sin når de spiller kamp og det kan jeg helt ærlig ikke si det får bestått på. Det er ikke Mourinho sin skyld at de ikke klarer å vinne mot bunnlagene, det er på spillerne sin kappe. De kampene skal vi vinne uansett hva slags filosofi eller laguttak manageren gjør. De støtter ikke sjefen sin. Det er soleklart. Enkelte spillere fortjener ‘en lusing’, bot og til og med sparken for en slik oppførsel, men vi alle vet hvilken vei det går og den det går utover er Mourinho. Han er ‘ansvarlig’ og selv om det ikke nødvendigvis er det rette så er det han som må gå. Og med tap mot Arsenal så er jeg redd for at det blir hans siste kamp for United..

Det som er sykt er at ALLE lag kommer nå til Old Trafford med selvtillit. Og vi supportere står der og er redde. Fy faen, det er det tristeste av alt. I morgen drar jeg igjen til Manchester for å oppleve nok en storkamp. Men jeg er langt fra optimistisk. Jeg tror Jose ryker om vi taper, jeg tror spillerne skjønner det og.. Så det blir en meget interessant kamp, vil spillerne kjempe for seier da? 

Dere som er faste lesere vet jo at jeg prøver å være optimistisk. Akkurat nå er det ikke mye å juble for, men jeg kan avlutte med at tross det, så finnes det ingen bedre følelse enn å være RØD!