The football at Österlen moves forward the positions
Written by Joachim Orrenius / 13 October, 2019
With this weekend's qualifying matches in football, the season's competition games ended. Apart from Spjutstorps IF as the next weekend has the chance to qualify for division 4. Regardless of the result of Spjutstorp's evening drama, we can already say that it was a good year for the team from the southeast - Österlen is on the move and advances the positions in the series system.
We start at the top of the series system where Hammenhögs IF's ladies had long been in first place but ended in a stable third place in division 1 south Götaland. Österlen FF finished fifth in the men's division 2 Östra Götaland with a new points record for the team in second place.
In the third, Tomelilla IF already plays, which next year will be joined by IFK Simrishamn. Simrishamn moves up after going through its division 4 series unbeaten - check out the impressive final table below. 19 wins, three draws and not a single loss!
Gärsnäs AIS puts a very strong season behind it. The five-man series victory means Division 4 games next season.
Gröstorps IF's season also impresses. After qualifying, the team takes the step up to division 5. The same misery up to five makes Öja FF.
The six will be a real wasp nest next season where the following teams settle on which is southeast Skåne's best division 6 team: Kiviks AIF, Rörums SK, Borrby IF, Svenstorps IF, Baskemölla IF and Lövestads IF.
In division 7 we find from Österlen Glemmingebro IF, Onslunda IF, Smedstorps IF and Sövestads IF. Which of these teams is investing in moving up the series system next year?
Now the beginning is another part of what makes football interesting - the silly season. A fox game between clubs, leaders and players - who recruits who?
Senior football in south-eastern Skåne is clearly on the rise and the higher up the series system the best teams reach, the more elite players are attracted to these clubs, which in turn means that player quality flows down the food chain to the teams in the divisions below. Quality is increased at all levels, Österlen is on the way!
The match against Engelholm looked like match matches often do. Nervous and violent play and Cimrishamn's goal lead in the third period was so close to being eaten by the home team. However, Cimrishamn kept away and eventually won with 8-7.
How come you suddenly got a qualifying spot?
- Since the pocket h2 team is involved in the qualification to remain in h2, Lommas h3 team must not qualify, because one must not have two teams from the same association in the same series. The wild could potentially happen if Lommas h2 falls down and Lommas h3 has stayed through qualifiers, explains FC Cimrishamn's coach Fredrik Hennigor.
Win against Engelholm in the first qualifying match, why did you win?
- Today we won because we played better floorball aggressively in the track and put there the ball, then we still had bids for more and was not at all particularly good today. We ran more than we played floorball and then we end up at their low pace. Defensively, we are still releasing a bit of cheap tickets from the castle and we have had that problem all season. Although we sometimes play pretty bad today, I shit in which. There are three points and victories that apply so it will look almost as it wants as long as we fight.
The team's scoring king Andreas Björborn was missing in the latest home game against Lomma, he played today?
- Björborn was present today but for the sake of unusualness he did not end up in the target protocol, which can be positive that more players are starting to put the balls offensive so all the weight does not have to lie on his shoulders. He puts high demands on himself and sometimes unreasonably high, so having him the game week and target week in the next match will be positive.
Now, first, Burlöv is waiting and then Båstad, have you met them before?
- We have met Burlöv in the Skåne Championship before the season and then we performed under all criticism and it was at a stage of the season when we had some remodeling within the team so it will be a completely different type of match on Saturday. All I know about Båstad is that they have their own Andreas Björborn who makes a large part of their points.
Is there a team victory in the qualifier for it to be division 3 floorball in Simrishamn next season?
- To ensure that we stay in the third group, team victory is required, but it depends a little on how the h1 and h2 qualifiers are. It may be that there will be more than two teams playing the 3 division. But we go for the group victory and do not think of anything else, Cimrishamn's coach Fredrik Hennigor concluded.
On Saturday, April 22, Cimrishamn plays the second qualifying match. Burlöv HOGS stands for resistance at home in Jonebergshallen in Simrishamn. The qualification ends for Cimrishamn's part with away match against Båstads GIF on the 6 April. Then we get an answer on whether Cimrishamn plays in division 14 or division 3 next season.
FC Cimrishamn played a draw on Sunday afternoon when the top team IBK Lund visited the Jonebergshallen in Simrishamn. After a strong turnaround, it could even have won the Simrishamn team which, however, had to settle for 6-6 on the scoreboard after the 60 played minutes.
Larsson held the FCC in the match
After a great introduction with high tempo from both teams, the guests took the command and also received a dividend up to 0-1. The minute later it was close to 0-2 but an incomparable rescue of Martin Larsson in the home goal put an end to the two-dimensional substandard. The mobility in the attacks of the much younger guys from Lund forced Cimrishamn down into a tight box which in turn forced the Lund team to play around the ball and shoot from a distance. The guests' takeover gave fair dividends when one minute remained of period one. A nice release behind his back relieved Martin Holgersson who lifted 0-2. The home player of the period was Larsson in the goal who with luck and skill kept the numbers down.
"Martin makes a fantastic match but many of the rescue he does, I expect him to do," says Cimrishamn's coach Fredrik Hennigor.
Strong turn in the second period
How would the FCC change the match image? The answer came in the second period when higher and more aggressive pressure from the home players made Lund unable to hold the ball as easily. The match was at 3.30 when Tobias Johansson found Andreas Björborn who sprang in the reduction until 1-2. After eight minutes, the FCC's Andreas Larsson was stunned after he ran out. Penalty for the home team. Anders Bäckman showed cold when he pressed 2-2 to the right of Lund's goalkeeper. Lund withdrew the lead when a distance shot went in at one of the home posts. After 16 minutes, Veton Gashi jumped on a ball on the left and dotted 3-3 and with two minutes left of the mid-season Andreas Björborn slammed with a backhand shot that the guests' goalkeeper couldn't hold. Strong by Cimrishamn to turn the first period's 0-2 to 4-3 line after others.
Both teams went for profit in third
Lund's receipt hunt started immediately in the last period. The guests again had great ball possession but rolled most around the Cimrishamn's frequent box. Instead, the home team got into danger and after six minutes Tobias Johansson did 5-3 on a free kick. Shortly thereafter, Cimrishamn was hit by two expulsions in the same match sequence, which came to be decisive. Lund took advantage of the takeover and reduced to 5-4 after seven minutes. The acknowledgment hunt resumed. The receipt was also in the air shortly thereafter but Larsson in the home made a new phantom rescue along the floor. The FCC suffered another expulsion and on the subsequent free-throw, the receipt came when the home team didn't really get into the defense positions. However, the home team wanted more. Big cheers in the hall after 11.40 in the final period when Fredrik Jeppsson elegantly steered 6-5 ahead of goal.
With five minutes left, Lund was awarded a penalty that was used until 6-6. Then the law took its time out in trying to make a decision. None of the teams succeeded in this and the entertaining match ended in a draw of 6X.
- Acid when we headed with two goals in the last period. The expulsions sabbatized for us but I am still quite satisfied. This is the series' best team despite not leading the series, says Cimrishamn's coach Fredrik Hennigor.
FC Cimrishamn-IBK Lund 6-6
Goalie FC Cimrishamn: Andreas Björborn, Anders Bäckman, Veton Gashi, Tobias Johansson and Fredrik Jeppsson.
Cimrishamn remains on a negative qualifying spot with five rounds left to play. The two away matches for the FCC are waiting for IBK Finn, another top team from Lund, visiting the Jonebergshallen on the 9 March.
Gärsnäs AIS currently has access. This weekend the a-team won third prize in prestigious Nils Holgersson Cup where 64 teams were registered. At the same time a few vintages further down, the sporting society's 14 year olds rolled home the Harlösspelen in futsal. The final in Harlösa won with 1-XNUM over Furulunds IK.
Training gives results
Gärsnäs 14 year group consists of 16 friendly players who regularly train futsal now during the winter. The training is also supplemented with a physical and agility pass once a week. And exercise training seems to yield results. In addition to gold in the weekend Harlösaspelen, the gang from Gärsnäs won last year also Änglacupen, came second in Askecupen and went to the final in Sparbanken Skåne Cup. In the price cabinet there are also bronze medals from the A-finals in Torna Hällestad Jubileumscup and Åhus Beach Fotboll.
What is it that makes new things so good in cups and that you even took you all the way to several final places?
- We have a great desire to win in the team, we are a good squad with many talented players. A pretty clear idea of how we should play where all players are involved and contributes, says Gärsnäs leader Pelle Mårtensson.
How are you going to celebrate this victory?
- We have not been able to celebrate anything since it was very late on Saturday. We also have more tournaments planned so we aim to go far more times and then hit the celebration together later.
64 teams were registered for this year's, the 15, the Nils Holgersson Cup in Skurup. When the final 20 minutes were finished, one of the two organizer clubs, Rydsgårds AIF, was victorious after the final victory over Lunnarps BK. The third prize was won by Gärsnäs AIS.
In one semi-final, Lunnarps BK surprised by knocking out one of the pre-favorites IFK Malmö with 3-2. Rydsgårds AIF went to the final by defeating 3-1-Vellinge IF. In the final, Rydsgård took an early lead before Lunnarps Fredrik Ahl thundered in the receipt with the left foot. After Rydsgård did 2-1, Lunnarp had difficulty unlocking Rydsgård's stable defense. Closer than a bar meeting did not come Lunnarp and at the end of the finals Rydsgård made 3-1 and thus secured the title.
The match for the third prize between Vellinge IF and Gärsnäs AIS became an even event where the law was followed up until 3-3 which was also the position after full time. The extension also ended the draw, 0-0. Penalties were settled and Gärsnäs won, which thereby took a qualifying third place.
The pre-advice was of course at Lunds BK from division 1 and the division 2-law Österlen FF, Kulladals FF and IFK Malmö. But it turned out that there was a lot of football know-how even in the law from the lower divisions. Not least impressed several Österlen teams. In fact, half of the quarter-finals law was law from Österlen - Tomelilla IF, Spjutstorps IF, Gärsnäs AIS and Lunnarps BK. And two of these reached all the way to the pallet location - Lunnarps BK second and Gärsnäs AIS third.
- We are defending ourselves pretty well, especially today during the playoffs. Everyone helps backwards and there were small margins in the final, taking the post that almost took us to 2-2 as an example. We have 62 teams after us in any case, said Lunnarp's coach Magnus Andersson right after the final.
You didn't really get the attack game in the final in the same way as before during the playoffs.
- No, Rydsgård is disciplined, big and strong and doesn't offer a millimeter. It suits us worse, in the previous matches we could against, we could not in the final. We had two teams in the cup and we wanted to put up with two even teams and considering that was the final place even better, Magnus Andersson concluded.
Gärsnäs AIS also made a very impressive effort.
- We are a strong group that takes step by step. We have reached the semifinal in many tournaments, now is the last step we need to work on. We are satisfied and put the puzzle pieces in place, said Gärsnäs AIS coach Ola Nilsson after the awards ceremony.
How does it look before the upcoming season?
- We have had to keep the squad and got some player so it looks good. Last year we were newcomers and reached a qualifying spot upwards. This year we will try to get up, Ola Nilsson concluded.
Nils Holgersson Cup was arranged by Rydsgårds AIF and Skivarps GIF.
Simrishamskillen Alex Blomqvist has, in turn, belonged to the mother club IFK Simrishamn, Malmö FF, IFK Värnamo, Trelleborgs FF and recently it became clear with a transition from Trelleborgs FF to Gif Sundsvall. Before last year's season, then in Trelleborg, we learned to know Alex in a longer interview. Time for a replay, and a good luck in Sundsvall!
Meet the defense shadow Alex Blomqvist who is currently loading Trelleborg's FF's return to Allsvenskan. Österlensport met Alex when he was recently at home with parents, siblings and friends in Simrishamn for a few days of socializing.
- There will be peace and quiet, some good dinner. A little game with the brothers and so I will see Kamratcupens final day. I will run a running pass as well. It is not possible to put on five kilos during the leave, then it is not fun to come back. If you are an athlete or sportswoman at the elite level, you live it all the time, 24 hours a day. It is important to take care of your body - exercise, eat and rest. Then I and my partner plan for the move - we have rented a house a bit outside Trelleborg. It should be nice to avoid wearing our dog weighing 40 kilos up and down the stairs to the apartment we lived in. Now it will be garden and better place when family and friends will sleep over with us, ”says Alex Blomqvist.
Do you enjoy your life as an elite athlete?
- Yes I do. Ever since I left school I have lived that life. You live a life on the plane with training and matches and another life that no one else sees. It is almost like a double life where it is about making sacrifices. When you are active, it is important to take the chance. The career as an elite athlete is not that long.
"Do I get a position I do goals"
You're called Alexander, but most of you call you Alex.
- I have been called for a lot of different things - The flower, Sander and when I came to Malmö it became Alex. In our family, the children have many names. Nowadays almost no Alexander says to me so it feels like I'm called Alex now.
Sometimes you are also called Mr. Block, how are you?
- It's more when it's talked about me. It started when I played in Malmö FF's junior team. It is always appreciated when the defenders cover shots and I succeeded with it a few times.
2015 (IFK Värnamo) and 2016 (Trelleborgs FF) played Alex all 30 series games. Last year it was 27 series matches and also four goals, which is quite unusual for a center back.
Has Mr. Block become Mr Goal?
- In Värnamo I scored zero goals in 30 matches and last season four goals in 27 matches so I have improved the cut pretty much, but it depends on the role you have in the team. In Värnamo, there were other players you were primarily looking for in fixed situations. In Trelleborg I have become one of those that we try to find and then more modes will automatically come for me. If I get a position, I do goals. I'm on top of every corner and every offensive free kick so some ball per season I as the midback should poke in.
Allsvenskan again, now in new role
The 11 January re-assembles Trelleborgs FF's squad to make a start for the allsvenskan season 2018. Most recently Alex played in the All Swedish Championship, he was a skier in Malmö FF. Now he is a defense shadow that much of the defense game revolves around. A completely different role now.
- It's a huge difference. Now I feel that I am someone, have my given place in the dressing room and an important role on the plan. I feel the whole club appreciates me.
Do you have any individual goals for the coming season?
- I just want to keep playing and keep in good physical shape to be able to contribute as much as possible on the plan. If I'm going to do five goals or that we should keep the zero in ten matches does not matter that much. The most important thing is that I get to play and that we can establish ourselves in the Allsvenskan.
As an all-Swedish newcomer, Trelleborg's FF learns to find himself being underdog in most games. Quite often, however, newcomers are surprised, especially initially. The competition season starts already on the 9 February, when the Swedish Alliance's southernmost team at away level is set against the northernmost (Östersunds FK) in the Swedish Cup's first group game match.
- We could hardly have a more difficult match to start with but the ball is round and it is early in the season. We will turn out inferior throughout the season and I think that suits us well. Look at Östersund, Sirius and Jönköping - they did well as newcomers. It will be tough, you can't expect anything else. We believe in our team and our idea. Even if we do not stick to it, it is important that we keep the idea, our game style, so that we can get up again. Sooner or later, the team and the organization will be strong enough to become an established Swedish club. The most important thing is that we know who we are and how we should play and behave.
It sounds like you will run the same gameplay in Allsvenskan as you so successfully drove in Superettan last season.
- It is difficult for me to say how the coach thinks, but I like to see that we continue on what we have built up. There is no need to change it, at the same time if we meet Malmö FF away maybe we should not go up and press in the offensive penalty area so we must of course check on who we meet and from time to time adapt a little, but at the same time keep on what we are good at.
What are you good at, what are Trelleborg's strengths?
- We are usually good when we are aggressive and put pressure on the opponents.
- We have a bit left when it comes to building up our own game from behind. Then our attack game needs to be a little better but it is still well on the way.
When the interview with Alex was made, the player squad was thin, only thirteen players were ready for the comeback in Allsvenskan. The middle back colleagues from last season Magnus Andersson and Kristian Haynes have both stopped. Among the middle backs there was only one name - Alex Blomqvist.
- We have lost some experienced players so there will be more responsibility on us slightly younger players to take more responsibility now. I hope that a few more players will fall into the window now. For example, it had been welcomed with a left-footed center back.
Do you have any influence on who or what kind of middle back colleague you would like to have at your side and which club should say?
- No, it's the club's decision. It is not just about football but also about finances and other things that should match.
Number 14 after Thierry Henry
Alex's contract with Trelleborgs FF went out in the autumn and it was rumored that there were changes to Hammarby, IFK Norrköping or IFK Gothenburg. Instead, it became a new two-year contract with Trelleborg.
Were there any concrete suggestions from other clubs besides Trelleborg?
- There have been clubs that checked when I played but no concrete suggestion or signal that any club wanted to buy me out of the contract. Some clubs heard of them but in the end it was Trelleborg that I felt most for. Here in Trelleborg I have a given role and the club believes in me. Had I changed club while playing a level higher than last season, it would have been another competitive situation where I might not get as much playing time.
IFK Simrishamn, Malmö FF, IFK Värnamo and now Trelleborgs FF. Alexander Blomqvist's football career has exclusively been in the club colors blue and white. Probably a coincidence but it still raises the question.
Are blue and white your favorite colors?
- I haven't thought about that. No, my favorite color is red - I'm cheering on Arsenal so for me, red has always been the finest color. As a youth player in Simrishamn I always had jersey number 7 but when the seventh was busy in Trelleborg I switched to 14 because my favorite player Thierry Henry had 14 in Arsenal. I like that number.
Who is the best striker you've met?
- Thierry Henry, even though he wasn't the best right then. He was in the New York Red Bulls when we met them during a training camp in the US. Mustafa El Kabir was also very good when I met him.
In Allsvenskan then, what attacker do you fear most?
- Of course, I look forward to this year's match, including Malmö FF. It will be fun to meet Rosenberg. Goitom in AIK is also good, a wise player.
We talk for a while about the transition from little IFK Simrishamn to the much larger Malmö FF, where Alex already came as 13-year, and the much tougher attitude in Malmö.
- It was completely different in Malmö. No one was nice to you, you hardly had to borrow a water bottle if you had forgotten their. It was more "your shot". You have to learn how to behave and stand in the front to be able to take the last step.
Which is the final step?
- I want to show that I am a good all-Swedish player and that I am at that level. Then everyone dreams of getting a chance out in Europe or in the US. It's nothing that is unrealistic, it's just to keep working hard and believe in yourself, then I think the opportunity will come in the future. Look at Johannes Hopf who is now playing in Turkey. It goes even if you come from below.
"Patrick Winqvist is very tactical"
Patrick Winqvist was Alex's coach already at high school in Malmö. Also in Malmö FF (both in the junior team and U21) was Winqvist included in the coaching staff. They both know each other well after all years together.
What is the best thing about having Patrick as a coach?
- He is very committed and gives his everything for his ideas. Then he is tactically very good, the opponents carefully study what weaknesses and strengths they have. Often when we get into the match, we know what it will look like on plan and what will happen. Then it is not always as we can handle it, but at least we know about it. Many underestimate the tactical ability and I think Swedish football generally needs to be tactically better and more upset in order to develop the game one level more. This applies to both the national team and the club level. Then the players are safe in their roles and know how to play and where to have each other on plan, Alex concludes.
Facts Alex Blomqvist
Height: 1,84 m
Weight: 78 kg
Shirt number: 14
Mother club: IFK Simrishamn
Current club: Trelleborgs FF
Previous clubs: Malmö FF and IFK Värnamo
Three coaches, two current and one former, had crucial roles when FC Cimrishamn turned Saturday a major drawback to winning against Malmö FBC at home in Jonebergshallen.
5-XNUM in the last period!
When the Malmö team pushed away the lead until 2-6 in the middle period, most people in the Joneberg Hall believed that the match was run. But Cimrishamn showed great morals and stood up - 5-1 in the last period impresses.
Anders Bäckman back, as a player
Former coach Anders Bäckman who left FC Cimrishamn for the season to play in and train a competing club is now hux flux back in the FCC. In Saturday's match, Bäckman became a coach, which meant that regular coach Fredrik Hennigor could instead take the step into the pitch.
- My job opens office here in Simrishamn so there will be less commuting now. This is a wonderful gang and it should be nice to just play and not train the team, says Anders Bäckman.
Will the site come with additional player reinforcement?
The match was smooth and during the two initial periods Malmö showed efficiency in the finish while Cimrishamn burned many open positions. Before the last period, the home team changed goalkeeper, out went Per Månsson and entered the box Philip Olsson.
- When we have the audience in the back that we have here in the hall there is no law that strikes us. We had two defeats before this match and it was not noticed. The guys are so damn lovely, even though I am really just a coach, it is not a whine when I jump in and play, and everyone just runs on. Philip Olsson was terrific in the goal and a big part to the fact that we managed to turn the match. Then I also want to highlight Andreas Björborn (also assistant coach) who did three goals and makes a super job from the first second, says coach Fredrik Hennigor who put the 8-7 goal then only three minutes of the game remained.
Fredrik Hennigor also suggested that a Christmas present in the form of an additional reinforcement in the player squad is being turned on.
FC Cimrishamn – Malmö FBC 8 - 7 (1 - 3, 2 - 3 - 5)
The goals FC Cimrishamn: Andreas Björborn 3, Simon Hedqvist, Albin Hammargren, Viktor Lykkegaard, Fredrik Hennigor.
Joel Eriksson is ready for a second season in the DTM - Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters - and will continue to compete as a factory driver for BMW in the competitive touring car championship under 2019.
Eriksson gets renewed confidence in DTM after a debut season when he, among other things, managed to win a race, in Italian Misano, and thus at the age of 20 became the second youngest winner in the championship history.
BMW, like 2018, will be designing six cars in the DTM in the next season. Five of the drivers - Eriksson, Marco Wittmann (GER), Philipp Eng (AUT), Timo Glock (GER) and Bruno Spengler (CAN) - were announced in connection with BMW's annual Christmas party in Munich on Friday night. Decisions on who will drive the sixth car will be taken next week.
- I am very happy to continue to represent BMW in DTM next season, says Joel Eriksson. I have learned incredibly much both on and off the track this year and it can be stated that the competition in DTM is absolutely rock hard. It is extremely developing and requires learning from scratch. With one year's experience in the baggage I hope, of course, that I can take the next step and regularly attend and challenge at the top.
DTM goes under 2019 into a new era, where, among other things, new two-liter turbo engines (620 hp) are introduced and a common technical platform is being built up together with the similar Japanese Super GT championship. The plan is also to carry out two competitions together with the Super GT; one in Japan and one in Germany.
It is also clear that Aston Martin will step into the championship next year, replacing Mercedes-Benz, while Audi, as well as BMW, will continue just as usual.
The 2019 year's DTM calendar comprises a total of nine competitions, with a traditional premiere on the Hockenheim track in southern Germany the first weekend in May.
Facts about Joel Eriksson
Born: 28 June
Club: Kristianstad Karting Club
Team 2019: TBA
Car: BMW M4 DTM
Engine: 2-liters 4, turbo, 600 + hp
2017: Bilsport Awards: This Year's Racing June
2016: Bilsport Awards: This Year's Racing June
2015: International success
2015: The Car Sport Gala: Youth of the Year
2015: Bilsport Awards: This Year's Racing June
2014: The Car Sport Gala: Youth of the Year
2014: Rydell Special Award
Joel Eriksson is part of 2018 in the Swedish senior national team in racing, appointed by the Swedish Sports Association (SBF). Joel is the A national team's youngest representative.
For five years Stephanie Holmén has worked at the couple Lisen Bratt Fredricson and Peder Fredricson at the Grevlundagården in Österlen. Obviously instructive years - during Saturday's international horse competition at Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm, "Steffie" won the teacher Peder who jumped into a second place.
Stephanie Holmén on the horse Flip's Little Sparrow made a flawless ride in the 1,50 jumping with the time 59,58. Fredricson on the horse Hansson WL took the initiative to make an even faster flawless jumping. And he almost succeeded. It only separated eleven hundredths to 27-year-old Holmén's advantage. Third in the Saturday jump Petronella Andersson was on the horse Eclatant.
Besides the honor, Stephanie Holmén won a car worth a good bit over 200 000. During the fall of the USA, she was a reserve in the national team. The question is whether or not the talented rider from Österlens Ridklubb is about to jump into a national team scene. In any case, we keep the reins.
After three years as head coach for Österlen FF, and assistant coach for Mjällby AIF part of the past season, Mladen Blagojevic stepped up these two coaching assignments last fall. New club address for the voice-rich coach is the division 2 club FC Rosengård in Malmö, which he and Ylli Shabani train from the turn of the year.
Like Valentino Lai's layout
How does this happen?
- It was the right time for us to get together now. I like the presentation presented by the club with Valentino Lai as sports manager. There will be good continuity and hard work, says Mladen Blagojevic.
Blagojevic also works as a football coach at a high school in Skurup where he performs nine passes per week. Now there will be another four training sessions with FC Rosengårds a-team. Officially, Blagojevic checks in with FC Rosengård at the turn of the year but already the Blagojevic winners' skull has kicked off.
- The goal is to make good results, both on a plan and as a leader. Of course, it's about winning. Recently I won a ping-match with 4-1 in a set against a student here at school.
What will you miss from your time here at Österlen?
- I am a social person and have made friends for life at Österlen, just talked to Erling Silverberg. What I will not miss is all the driving and the risk of meeting on an elk.
Dejan Blagojevic ready for KSF Srbija Malmö
Do you bring some players from Österlen to Rosengård, your brother Dejan (Blagojevic) for example?
- I'm not taking anybody with me. Then if there is someone who wants to come then it is up to that player. Dejan turns down a bit and will play division 4 football for KSF Srbija Malmö, concludes Mladen Blagojevic.
During the rallycross in South Africa, William Nilsson became best Swedish in his fourth place. At the same time, he ends seventh in the international championship RX2 International Series.
- During the year, I have developed as a driver and the setbacks have in several ways made me stronger, says Nilsson.
The rally cross is over for this year. It was Cape Town that got the point for the season and the RX2 International Series. For the 19-year-old show, the weekend was far from trouble-free. During the first and second round, the steering burst after two different incidents and in the fourth round Nilsson got puncture. In the semi-finals he made a good start from other stages, but after three laps he got problems and the brakes stopped working. Even so, he managed to make a second place. In the final, Nilsson was in a good position when the driver got a puncture in front. He was forced to weigh, the drivers collapsed and he spun off the track.
- Of course I lost the chances on the podium in the competition. But there was not much to do in such a situation than trying to make the best of the situation. Considering how the competition has gone before, I am satisfied with the fourth place. At the same time, I have shown that the pace exists, even though it was not enough all the way, he says.
This year's season has been long and struggling, but nevertheless Nilsson has a second place in Supercar Lites-SM and a fourth place in RallyX Nordic, and seventh place internationally.
- It has been a sickly frustrating season, but nevertheless I take with me an SM silver and finish seven in the world through this series. Of course, I aimed for a higher result, with honestly: "Shit happens". During the year I developed as a driver and the setbacks have in several ways made me stronger. In short, I close the 2018 door and already open the 2019-year gap.
Exactly what happens next season is not yet decided, but there are no plans to put the helmet on the shelf.
- I want to thank my sponsors, the family and my team JC Raceteknik. Thank you for believing in me, always supporting and making this possible. Rallycross is a complex sport. It's not just about gas and driving, but there are many components that must cope. We do this together, because one could never have succeeded alone.