Ground: Kållered Idrottsplats
Date: 30th September 2011
Match: Kållered - Utsikten 0-0 (Division 2 Västra Götaland)
The Swedish football season is coming to end and this is the time of the year you can find really interesting matches to attend. In Division 2 Norra Götaland it is 1st against 2nd in round 21 (of 22). Since that match (Gauthiod vs Assyriska BK) is being played on Saturday afternoon and Grästorp, where Gauthiod is based, is a fairly long trip from home I tried to find another match to visit, making this a mini-tour. In Division 2 Västra Götaland Utsikten are managed by former Sweden and Liverpool legend Glenn Hysén. He is probably the best defender Sweden ever has produced and with his son, Anton Hysén, playing in the team as well I was pleased to notice Utsikten were playing Kållered at Kållered IP on Friday evening. Kållered is a southern suburb to Gothenburg and with the motorway being right next to Kållered it was not difficult for me finding the way. Kållered IP is part of Kållered Sportcenter and apart from the football ground there is an ice-hockey arena as well. The weather this Friday afternoon was very nice with sunshine from a clear sky. That was to change later though. The first person I saw after leaving my car was actually Glenn Hysén. He was chatting to locals and didn´t mind signing autographs..
Kållered IP has an artifical pitch and an open terrace on the east side. With attendances normally being below 200 there is no need for the bigger stands but with no roof on the only stand I was grateful it was not raining. Utsikten were crowned champions in the last round meaning they will play in Division 1 Södra next season. Before the match their chairman was given flowers from Kållered. Fighting relegation this was a very important match for Kållered and apart from the flowers they weren´t going to give Utsikten anything for free this evening. The match itself was quite poor and in the first half very few chances were created and it was 0-0 at half-time. In the second half both teams had a couple of chances but neither side could find the net. In the closing 10 minutes the match turned a bit strange, there was fog coming in and it became more and more difficult to see across the pitch (see picture below). The match should have been abandoned but with less than 10 minutes to go the referee decided to continue but it was almost a farce by the end. When the assistant referee raised his flag for offside in stoppage time someone in the crowd shouted "You must have hawkeyes, we can´t see neither players nor the ball". The match finished 0-0 and an important point for Kållered.
Glenn Hysén signing autographs
Glenn Hysén giving advice
Flowers to the champions
View of play
Kållered IP at night
Fog (picture taken in the 87th minute)