Sunday 15th June 2014 ko 14.00
Division 5 Nordvästra Götaland
TROLLHÄTTAN BoIS 5 (Larsson 13 Bergendahl 40p Bohlin 53 77 Bergström 90)
FC LIDKÖPING UNITED 4 (Breznica 6 18 Matanovic 28p Restalica 55)
Entry and Programme 40 SEK
Kaffe & Korv (coffee and hot dog) Comp’
NB On the Swedish hop, the £270 cost covered entry to all games, programmes, coach travel and two nights Bed and Breakfast.
Now if you think like me, and yes that is a dangerous thought, you’ll be wondering whether the Troll in Trollhättan is the mythical creature oft found under footbridges? And wonderfully yes it is, folklore says that in the islands in the Göta river, trolls used to try to scare off the fishermen. The hättan means bonnet, referring either to the beasts’ headwear, or to the shapes of the islands in the river.
The river is still Trollhättan’s raison d’etre, for those interested in engineering, the city pioneered the use of hydroelectric power, there are two hydro-stations in the town, and the complicated set of locks on the Göta river made the river navigable past the town. But for a town famed for goblins, perhaps that’s not what this place should be remembered for, it really should be for the waterfalls here. The river drops 32 metres, and whilst normally the majority of the water now flows to the hydro-plants, on Fallens Dagar (“Days of the Waterfalls”), arranged on the third Friday of July every year, water is allowed to flow down the river’s original course, including the evocatively named Hell Falls. Perhaps that’s when the trolls can be seen….. Continue reading