Strømsgodset is a club situated in Drammen, fourty minutes south of Oslo, and an hour north-east of Skien. Their home ground are named Marienlyst Stadion, and can hold 7500 spectators. They are commonly known as just «Godset» Head coach is the former ODD Grenland-player Ronny Deila.
About the stadium
Capcity(seat/stand): 7500 (6500/1000)
Opened: 1924. The first game was played between a Drammen Allstar-team, and ODD!
Away section: Poor, simply poor. Did I say poor?
The club had its peak in the late 60s/early 70s, with three cup victories in five years. But those times ended brutally with the relegation in 1976, and it took long time till they rose to the top once again. For thirteen years they failed to reach the top division, but in 1989 they made it. The following years was a rollercoaster up and down. Relegated in 1991, promoted in 1993, down in 1999, and then a following promotion, and then again, relegation when they lost 4-2 away against ODD in the last game. In between that, they won the cup in 1991, lost in the final in 1993, and 1997. They promoted again in 2006, and been in the top division since that. Recently they also won the cup in 2010.
32 year old winger, who played several seasons in Rosenborg, before joining Strømsgodset in 2009. Is best to pave the way for other, but do also have the abilities to score goals.
21 year old central midfielder, who has transferred from bodø/glimt to strømsgodset just a year ago. Was followed by European clubs, for instance Sampdoria. In the last match against ODD he was sent off for a horrible two-foot-tackle on Simen Brenne.
Strømsgodset ended up on 8th place last season, which is acceptable for a club of their size.
So far Strømsgodset has played five training games, and lost three of them:
Strømsgodset – Hamarkameratene 3-1
Dnipropetrovsk – Strømsgodset 4-1
Strømsgodset – Dinamo Tblisi 1-2
Strømsgodset – Ekranas 1-2
Lillestrøm – Strømsgodset 1-1
History between the clubs
The two clubs has had many bonds an collisions over the years, and especially in recent time. Players Alexander Aas played for ODD in many seasons, Peter Kovacs was an ODD-player from 2008 to 2010 with great success. Coach Ronny Deila was an ODD fan and played for the club in over ten seasons, before leaving the club quite controversally in 2004. Dag-Eilev Fagermo coached strømsgodset from 2006 to 2007, whereas Deila was the assistant coach. At the same time strømsgodset loaned ODDs central defender Jan-Frode Nornes, who now is Fagermos assistant in ODD.
The last game ended 1-0 to ODD, after a goal by Torgeir Børven
I and many other fellows refer to them as «The rats», and that sums up a lot. I find especially their fans as «Uneatable», and their town is a shithole.