‘Some people believe that football is matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude, it is much, much more important than that.’
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
None of the strongest teams in the league succeeded in the Cup tournament. Familiar, yet, with different fate, clubs reached the final.
B 1909 were declining, rapidly becoming the second and 'smaller' club of Odense. The season was a disaster - 15th place in the league and relegated. In the year ,when their city rivals dominated the championship. Winning the Cup was more than just saving face – it was a chance to come equal with OB and actually to bring all trophies to the city. In front of 13 000-strong crowd, quite huge for Denmark, B 1909 tried... and failed. They lost 1-2, a minimal loss, but a loss and no cup. Relegated and empty-handed B 1909. Their opponents clinched the victory by a goal and snatched the Cup. They were Vejle BK.
To a point, Vejle also had to save face: the 1970s were good, strong years for Vejle. They were consistently at the top of league – not dominant, not repeating winners, but not falling at all. Stable, competitive, possible and probable contenders, occasional winners. Yet, to a point, the season was 'lost', for they finished at 4th place. The Cup is separate opportunity, but helps to forget the misery of the championship too. Vejle won the Cup – not bad at all.
I am Vesselin Vesselinov, born in Bulgaria and living in Canada. Football is my hobby since childhood – not the most important part of my life, but lifelong addiction nevertheless. Playing, watching, talking and collecting football. Now I am sharing my addiction with you. Hope you enjoy it.