The former champion from 2011 put everyone to shame in this year’s fishing competition. He got off to a flying start by landing a 61 cm / 2.1 kg gös in Gnesta. Next stop for the J-train was the coast outside Helsingborg where he recorded a 1.9 kg torsk. This is a new species for the club although we are still waiting for the log book from the charter boat in order to confirm that the catch was completed in Swedish territorial waters. Larry got on the bard with a 50 cm gädda but apart from that it has been quiet on the fishing front. Several contenders Continue reading →
Södermalm winning the SAFF Grand final seem to be as hard as trying to invade Russia in the winter..
The fourth straight GF loss for Södermalm (second in a row to Solna Axemen) came after hard fought, but sloppy, effort. Even though never trailing by much more than to goals and even leading at halftime the Södermalm mistakes were too costly in the end.
Focusing on the positive side of things it was great to see a Södermalm squad of 21 players (we started the season with 17 registered players) how all gave it their best and played both hard and disciplined.
Even though we come up short when it really counts, we have shown that we are the best TEAM in Stockholm over the last four years. Now lets make every year the year of the Blues!
Final Scores: Solna Axemen 69 (10.9) – Södermalm Blues 55 (8.7)
…and full focus on the social season (where no one will ever beat us)!
After the SAFF Grand Final it was time for the decider in this year’s junior competition. In perfect conditions and in front of the biggest crowd yet the Bromma and Södermalm juniors stepped onto the oval. The quick free flowing game we’ve come to know from the young footballers was combined with long penetrating kicks and several impressive marks. All in all a great game to finish the season. Big thanks to all the players, coaches, parents and supporters. See yas all next season!
As a curtain raiser for the SAFF semi final the Söder and Bromma juniors took to the field for their 2nd game of the season.
The day started with a combined training session headed by Gills, Rappa and Jonas. Some of the senior players figured they could pick up a thing or two and joined in as well.
The juniors impressed everyone in the first game by showing that they could put into practice what they’ve learned at training. Today was no difference. Straight from the first ruck the spectators were treated with a display of kicks, marks and tackles. The team work that was so effective in the first game continued so rather than seeing a large pack running after the ball there were leads, quick hand balls and a lot of talk. Again, the young footballers showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the future, going into every contest with determination and always with eyes on the ball.
In the end Söder got the better of Bromma so both teams are now on one win each.
After the continuation of the SAFF season following the summer break, Söder has finished as SAFF Minor Premier earning automatic qualification to the Grand Final which will be played from 12.00 on 20th September at the JCG (Skarpnäcks sportfält).
After completing the 1st half of the season undefeated, Söder lost the first game after the summer break against Solna (41-61) before finishing strongly with victories over Norrtälje (8-138), Årsta (59-37), and Bromma (102-33).
With an almost completely fit and firing line-up for the 20th September, Söder is fired up to win our 2nd SAFF Premiership against either Solna or Bromma, the two teams playing in the semi-final this Saturday 13th September.
We hope to see as many supporters, friends, and family of Söder supporting us at the JCG for the Grand Final on 20th September with kick-off at 12.00.
Söder V Norrtälje
Söder got to the ‘J’ early and went through a solid warm up session in preparation for the big game.
There was plenty entertainment early on, Norrtälje were alert in assuring Söder they were there to play, with plenty of body work and close checking match ups around the ground. Söder was on the back foot early with coach Bull picked up by a limo outside the gate of the ‘J’ and whisped off for a critical conference, and if things couldn’t of got worse as living legend of the game ‘Larry’ was sub out early in the match with what seemed a serious injury concern to the Söder medical staff.
The match rolled on and Söder dug deep into their reserves. With Iron guts all tied up on the BBQ duty, with full control of social and entertainment off field rolls. It was time for Söder to take the red vest off the famed ‘Bluey Svensson’.
Bluey as renowned for made an immediate impact upon his teammates, showing leadership he lifted the talk around the field. He was at the bottom of every pack, firing out bullet like handballs to the running players of söder who repelled all attacks into the forward 50-metre area by the Dockers. The characteristic fitness of Bluey was evident, as he was around the ground third man up in the ruck placing the ball in the laps of Söder players who in turn shared the ball around and started to run the legs off the Docker boys. Bluey was everywhere providing bumps, blocks, and shepherds as the boys, repelled, cleared, attacked and scored at the Söder end.
After an inspirational half time address from bluey the Söder boys were so well united, not much looked like stoping them. Larry looked on from the box with a smile, as Bluey led the way and continued on like a diesel engine. Providing clean clearances, rocket passes, timely set ups and hard tackles, which was the ingredient to shake off any resurgence from the Dockers. The Söder boys confidently tracked with endure pressure, which provided high possession football, multiple goal scorers and many other fine contributions to the team win. Norrtälje kept fighting on to the end, but with the magic of Bluey it was to be Söders night.
Söder takes on their southern rivals Årsta in the next round of the SAFF Premiership. The Swans showed top form in Sweden Cup recently where they not only beat Söder but also went all the way to the Grand Final. Looks like the Blues are in for a thriller.
First game (Årsta vs Söder) kicks off at 18.30 at the J (Skarpnäck)
Second game (Solna vs Norrtälje) starts at 20.00
BBQ and drinks afterwards
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After a very good start to the season, the lads from Söder knew there was only one possible outcome, and that was proven from the start. Söder dominated possession in the first quarter and probably should have been further ahead had they made the most of their chances. They went into quarter time only 16 points ahead.
The second quarter was a bit different, kicking with the wind, Söder piled on 5 goals to 1 to extend their lead to 37 Points.
During the 3rd quarter, Bromma made the use of the wind to narrow the gap to just 26 points at the final break. However Söder were simply to good in the end running out 37 point Winners in the end, 15.10.100 to 9.9.63.
Major goal kickers for Söder were Mick Larsson with 5 and Johan Dahlberg with 4. A good all-round team effort though in the end with every player making a contribution.
Next week sees Söder head to Jönköping to hopefully be yet again crowned champions of Sweden as they lock horns with teams from all over the country.
A rematch of the 2013 Grand Final saw the Söder Blues up against their old archrival the Solna Axeman on a sunny day at the JCG.
The game started off very evenly with both teams making the most of their opportunities up forward to go into the quarter time break all tied up with 5.1.31 a piece. Tanka’s brilliant 4 goal first quarter including a Stevie Johnson dribble from the boundary line kept Söder in the game early, along with Martin’s powerful leads from full forward.
In the second quarter Max, Rappa, Dylan and Bull started to get plenty of the footy through the midfield and Söder started to move the ball with precision and looked like they were getting away from Solna. Credit to the Solna boys who fought back late in the term with some of their premiership winning form from last season.
As the third quarter got under way, Marathon Larry was continuing to run laps around his opponents. The third quarter was neck and neck with both teams continuing to run hard but neither team was able to trouble the scoreboard.
Söder dominated the final quarter but again were unable to put the score on the board which kept Solna in the game. Another great performance by Max Larsson who with his second goal of the day, kicked his 100th career goal for the mighty Blues.
When the final siren sounded, Söder had recorded their third win for the season to remain undefeated on top of the ladder in season 2014.