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Skogshy-done?

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed no sign of Skogshyddan in the schedule for EUCF2012. Did they fail to qualify from their region? Not quite. A lack of players and enthusiasm has meant that it’s possible we’ve seen Skogshyddan compete for the last time.

Their European record up until now has been impressive;

  • 1st at EUCF2006
  • 2nd at EUCF2007
  • 1st at EUCF2008
  • 2nd at xEUCF2009
  • 2nd at EUCF2010
  • 4th at EUCF2011

This year, however, EUCF will have no Skogs for the first time in history.

Word on the street is they lack enough players to compete. Sebastian Sporrong is over the pond playing for GOAT. Nicklas Tehler, infamous for his outbursts on the field, has hung up his boots after Worlds ended with a disappointing semi-final loss to Great Britain. Joel and Martin have gone to Viksjofors.

Have the other players decided that with a handful of the Skogs mainstays missing, it’s not worth entering a team and developing the club? Were the juniors not introduced into the club properly and given the responsibility which would’ve seen them step up to take leadership in times like these?

Skogshyddan are missing from EUCF2012, and the last chapter of their club history may have already been written… RIP Skogs…?

3 replies
  1. DP
    DP says:

    When we played Viksjofors at Copenhagen, Sporrong told us that Skogs had ceased to exist due to many older players retiring so the remaining Skogs went over to Viksjofors. Sad but true….

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  2. Rob
    Rob says:

    It’s a shame that arguably the most successful European club of the period (I’d give that to Clapham, but I am biased) has seemingly folded due to a lack of development of newer/younger players. They seemed to be running more or less the same core squad for the last 5 or 6 years whereas other teams have managed to develop and bring through new players.

    Either way, I’ve enjoyed battles against them and enjoyed watching many others from the sideline. Shame they are no more.

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