Touchingly, in an interview for the Fulham website Bjørn Helge credits John Arne (do they really use their middle names like this, as though they were Spanish?) for his pace and acceleration:
"I hit him and then tried to run, because he was always a lot bigger than me. I ran as fast as I could to get home to my mum because I knew then he couldn't touch me. But almost every time he would catch me on the stairs or by the door and would give me a thump but I still think it helped me develop my pace.”
Other useless Riise information acquired in the last 24 hours: there is apparently a statue of J. A. outside the stadium in his hometown, and his sister is also a top footballer.
Good times. I really REALLY wish I was in London but instead will be spending the afternoon supervising mid-terms and trying to mark 22 exam papers and 31 essays. Apparently the
I like Fulham and the Fulham fans that I know so I hope they have a nice evening and lose only narrowly in an exciting game of attacking football.