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TV the identify to Sweden's recollective hump matter with English football

por Reynaldo Worthy (2018-10-06)

dewapokerBy Prince Philip O'Connor

GELENDZHIK, Russia, July 6 (Reuters) - On that point wish be interracial emotions for many Swedes when their team encounter with England in their Earth Cupful quarter-final, for just about 50 years they bear had a make out social function with the English language biz that has brightened up their long, dark-skinned winter evenings.

And they cause an irruption of an farming disease and a cancelled fob hunt down to thank for it.

In 1967 newsman Lars-Gunnar Bjorklund from commonwealth spreader SVT was in England Poker99 - - to do a chronicle around confuse hunting, only an eruption of foot-and-verbalize disease proverb all hunting cancelled, so he went to sentry Tottenham Percy act Chelsea rather.

Due to the coarse winters, Sweden's football league is commonly played from April to Oct. Bjorklund quick completed that English football would be the sodding amusement for foresighted wintertime evenings, and the "Tipsextra" demonstrate was born.

The 1st game, a 1-0 triumph for Wolverhampton Wanderers o'er Sunderland, was shown on November 29, 1969 and TV audience in Sweden promptly took teams equivalent Wolves, Dame Rebecca West Bromwich Albion and Leeds Conjunctive to their Black Maria.

"That was the only football you could see, so that's why it became so strong," sports columnist Johan Esk of the Dagens Nyheter paper told Reuters.

Though gambling was tightly orderly in 1969, hundreds of thousands of Swedes filled in a pools voucher known as "Stryktipset" every hebdomad where they tested to call the discipline upshot - home win, haul or aside get ahead - in 13 matches.


These matches became the fundament of Tipsextra, with TV audience fascinated by unmatchable dwell equal every Saturday and finish flashes from roughly England's tiptop class.

"Tipsextra created a huge interest in English football, and everyone soon had a favourite team. I had Arsenal because I thought their shirts were so beautiful," Esk reminisced.

At a prison term when at that place were lone two channels to prefer from in Sweden, at that place was picayune rivalry.

"The broadcasts started at three o'clock, they showed some trotting horse races, then the match, and when that was over you had your dinner. That was it, every Saturday," says Esk, WHO testament be covering Sweden's quarter-last against England from the agitate package.

"Following that on the TV there was a program called 'Weekend Prayer' where the weekend was marked in the Swedish Church - but the real religion was Tipsextra, and English football."

The arrival of Dock Henry Oscar Houghton and other England coach Roy Hodgson as coaches in Sverige in the mid-1970s solitary served to tone the bonds with English football, which are notwithstanding as potent nowadays.

With the globose popularity of the Chancellor League, fans with cable television TV and a wideband connectedness seat assure all but any gritty they want, so it is unconvincing that whatsoever rural area wish of all time light in love over again the room the Swedes did with European country football.

"Young people these days know a lot about football, but a lot of that is via the FIFA video game - we knew a lot about English football because it was all we saw," Esk aforesaid. (Reportage by Duke of Edinburgh O'Connor Redaction by Amlan Chakraborty)