Archive for October, 2009

‘Freshly Squeezed’ from DK

Well it’s been a good Birthday week and first and foremost I would like to thank all of those that sent their wishes and cards etc. It is really, really appreciated!

It’s Sunday evening, an extra hour to the day, and it’s pitch black outside already! That was by around 5pm too! Football training in the evening’s might just be about to get colder I think…

On the topic of football … My team that I coach with (HIK) played at home in Hellerup yesterday (Saturday 24th) and won 1-0 thanks to a dramatic goal in the last 10 minutes, a chip from near the halfway line over the goalkeeper, ends the season at Home on a high!

After the match the chairman of the youth teams offered me an official contract with the club, after impressing on trial, so I’m very grateful and will look forward to the future with the team.

Tonight it’s been studying, ordering books from the Libraries here in Copenhagen for research etc. While listening to BBC Radio 5 Live Sport, that helps 😉

We went for a jog this morning the apartment down to this beautiful park, such a crisp, misty sort of autumn day. Very good way to wake me up!

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So for the rest of the evening …. more studying, and note taking and make some nice food!

Tomorrow morning, off to Uni early to the library (pictured below), study, and get a step closer to the Masters!

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I’ll update you tomorrow again and hopefully I can start putting a bit more effort and interest into these blogs!

A couple of points of interest lastly, the shop ‘SPAR’ in the UK is actually a Danish company and translates into ‘SAVE’, so just for you to know, completely random!

Also last night at 12pm, rung the very last day of  WWW.DREWBARTLE.COM. It closed as I close that chapter for the foreseeable future. Hopefully we’ll see a new look website with a new body of art work in 2010.

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Thanks once again for your support with the website and to all those that visited the photographic work.

Check back tomorrow for more updates!

Pictures from Sweden

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FIRST TIME IN SWEDEN (BLURRED DUE TO TRAIN SPEED SORRY)

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FLARES, DRUMS, CRAZY, AMAZING HOME SUPPORT

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Til Svenska…

Something a bit different today … courtesy of our good friends at Google Images, I have made a rough sketch (in picture form) of the trip to Sweden! Enjoy 😉

COPENHAGEN CENTRAL STATION, DENMARK.

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UNDER THE WATER TO SWEDEN

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VELKOMMEN TIL SWEDEN

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VELKOMMEN TIL Malmö

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Malmö FF (FOOTBALL CLUB)

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TONIGHT’S GAME: Malmö FF vs. IFK Göteborg

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Then after my very first encounter of Swedish Premier League football (the whole day being a Birthday gift for me!!) We shall take the train back to Copenhagen, Denmark to complete an awesome looking day in Scandanavia!

(Pictures up tomorrow evening TUESDAY from the trip)

It’s all about the ‘DANISH DYNAMITE’ and the coolest place in KBH.

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So i’m back after my long hiatus from this blog! Hope everyone is well during this holiday period in Denmark. Traditionally this is type of ‘half-term’ break for schools, colleges and some universities. So I guess i should be thankful my university follows the trend!

First of all let me comment on the extremely cold weather we’re having here right now! It feels more like December than October, but it may be the wind making it more wintery.

BBC WEATHER sources say today is : Max: 6°C, 43°F,  Wind: N 18mph

I’m a football trainer (coach) now here in Denmark! I work as an Assistant Manager for an U19 team for a club named HIK. It’s Wednesday today so I will be at training later. Believe me, I will be freezing cold there!!

I was reading a very well written article on the Danish national football team actually (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER).  http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2009/oct/13/forgotten-story-denmark-1980s

This comes after Denmark won 1-0 against Sweden in Copenhagen the Saturday just passsed, to qualify for WORLD CUP 2010 SOUTH AFRICA.

So if you are interested in football and it’s history, then take a read, it taught me alot about the sporting culture. Especially now as I coach a team here!

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Actually I was quite impressed with the Guardian Newspaper in the UK as the webiste is also running a well written insight into one of the most trendy, popular areas for people in the city.

The area is an old meat market district and the idea is that alot of the buildings are now turned into clubs and places to chill out with a coffee or good alchohol.

The area is called Kødbyen and I have visited it on a few occassions now, and although walking through this rather strange place at night is quite bizzare and very cold being so close to the river, when you actually reach the bar you want to get to, via meat places and fish restaurants, the atmosphere is excellent!

Here is the article link: (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/oct/10/copehagen-city-break-kodbyen

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Now i’m off to make some food and warm up before taking the train to training later!

Enjoy reading the articles and i’ll be back more often with posts …. promise!