Vaasa vs. Stockholm – football

July 12, 2014

I was asked by jasper if I wanted to join up and go watch VPS vs. Brommapojkarna. I initially thought he meant watching it on TV, which I would’ve politely declined. But then I got it, VPS was actually going to play against Brommapojkarna here in Stockholm in the Tele2 arena by Globen.

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Globen as seen from the subway station.

Generally I don’t care for football, not at all. There’s really nothing interesting about football, it’s slow, it’s a lot of faking, and the match takes 90 minutes. But I couldn’t miss a chance to cheer on Vaasa in my own neighbourhood, naturally, neither could Paulina.

The tickets were pretty cheap, 120 sek a pop, I mean sure, you can do some fun with that kind of money, grabbing a movie, go out to eat a pizza etc. but again, how often do you get to cheer for your home team at home (when your home team isn’t at home).

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Matts, another friend from Vaasa that lives in Stockholm decided to join in on the fun.

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Jasper going through the player list.

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Me on the other hand couldn’t find a single name that I knew.

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Players entering the playing field. Vaasa playing in the yellow shirts.

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Vaasa even had a small gathering of loyal fans that had travelled from Vaasa to Stockholm.

I won’t post any pictures from the match itself, mostly because I don’t have any. pro-tip; shooting sports (of any kind) need high quality tele-lenses, which I don’t own, I brought with me a 30mm and a 20-35mm zoom, so no interesting action shots.

As for the results? Vaasa lost, 0 – 2.

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