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This is perhaps the last chance
"”This is perhaps the very last chance”"

"”34-the group” hopes of first gold for Villa Lidköping"

"the city of LIDKÖPING. It is usually said that the art of living hear the art of waiting."

"But the bloody moderation it may well be?"

"Like a flowing water, they will, results in the four finalförlusterna as Villa Lidköping have accumulated through the years."

"– the Closest we were probably in 1983, " says Claes Malmqvist, who played the final for Villa. "

"– Then we had a ”run in stölpen” with two minutes left."

"It was Christer Källqvist that hit the post and the final ended 0-0, and then drove Boltic over Villa in the extension and won with 5-0 at Söderstadion."

"the 34 pieces in the ”34-group”"

"We are sitting in a lunch room in the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in Lidköping and swallowed, I and 30 elderly gentlemen who all belong to the ”34-group'."

"They are 34 pieces, and they are all waiting for the first gold medal for Villa Lidköping, the club was founded in 1934."

"– I stood in the queue when I was 58 years old and became the first person in 65 years to come up with in the gang, but it is clear, I had only lived in town for 38 years, " says Claes Malmqvist, one of the ”spolingarna” in the gang."

"– You will not enter this club unless someone falls of the pin. Someone needs to go away. It is very hard. "

"Every Wednesday at 09: 00 meet for coffee, talk shit and help if needed. "

"most of The gang – like ”Krullen”, ”Belle”, ”archie comics” and ”Fiskarn” – have had some function in the club, either as players, coaches or leaders."

"Some in the room have played the where the finals which did not really went as it was supposed, the other was standing next to and looked at."

"if you Listen to the conversations around fikaborden you hear all the time someone say, ”we played here”, ”we were there” and ”remember when”. "

"On match days, they receive in the parking lot, clean up the arena, hang up advertising signs and sell sheets and 50u002F50-lottery tickets."

"– the Gold, yes. It will, it will, " says Claes Malmqvist and seems so calm as a supporter should not really be a couple of days prior to a CHAMPIONSHIP final in which the club he held in his entire life can take its first gold ever."

"Waiting for better times."

"They are being patient here in Lidköping. "

"For many, it is what supporterlivet is all about."

"Wait for the next season, the next match, wait for the referee to blow started the game, wait for the referee to blow the match."

"In better times, worse times."

"Wait for the bailiffs to kick down the door to the office, or on the yellow color of the teletext page will be changed to blue. "

"One who has waited long enough, Harry is Ahlén, the group's implied leader."

"Harry was born in 1931, three years before the Villa was founded, and has operated in the bandy in his entire life. "

"First, as a player, later as chairman 1953-1974, youth leaders and as an employee at the office for 19 years. "

"When I grew up, there were no boys' team, it came later. We became members of the association when we turned 18 years and I have for me to the first membership fee I paid was 50 cents per year. "

"”tin Can with rocks in”"

"In Lidköping, there were already two bandylag – Västerlunds IK and Sjödalens IK – and when Villa came to train at the city's bandygryta put out the caretaker Almblad the lights."

" We played with a small tin can with rocks in, as we could hear where it was. And so we had the moonlight. "

"the Goalkeeper turned a Seed in half and stuffed down in his pants as the boys."

"At the end of the 40's decided the Villa-people in order to dig your own ”casserole,” and on the way it was. "

"– We washed the ice with ”mössvatten”, i.e. water from a bog, and when the sun was shining was the ice the gold, the man saw nothing. And we didn't have any shirts, but played in the blazer, it went well also, " says Harry."

"When he needs help to remember the correct year is the clerk Katarina Carlsson always close at hand. "

"– She has an eye on everything. It was I who hired her, the best recruitment I have done. Then she was just a little girl. How long have you been here now? 34 years?"

"today is Villa Lidköping the world's largest bandyförening."

"the Club has 485 licensed players and 33 teams in the league, they have a publiksnitt on the 3300 people and before the season they sold 2250 season tickets."

"Everyone is waiting on one and the same thing. "

"David Karlsson, Villa player who made over 1000 goals during his ninth season in the club beat Villa icon Michael Arvidssons målrekord at 561 goals, look past."

"His boss at the bank, Anne Fortea, has been kind enough to give him an hour off. "

"interest Rates are still unchanged."

"in 1987, David at Söderstadion and saw his father Thomas Karlsson win the SM-gold for their IFK Motala, and in 2010 he was playing for Hammarby when the club took its first gold ever."

"The famous ”kräksnömatchen”. "

"I feel no pressure”"

"Now is the hope, is the feeling in the room in which 30 gentlemen in his 70s sit and scratch cards, that he shall daska into a pair of balls and take it where the gold medal home to the ”Lisch”. "

"– Well, no, but I do not feel it, not in the way. The feeling is more that it would be damn fun to delight them with a national CHAMPIONSHIP. They have been with you on all the finals, some have even played finals. It would have been nice to be the one who strikes the nail."

"– And of course it is special to win the first gold medal, compared with the 17:th. So this is it."

"Harry nods and I feel like a walking accident, which asks questions about the SM-finals, what happens on Saturday night and other eventualities. "

"Support the worst oppressors, but also the source of hope when everything is about to go to hell."

"" I have lived a whole life with this club. It has been hard many times but I have never had the boring. When I and the old lady are at loggerheads, or do not think the same, she usually say to me; ”go down to Villa you, then you will be in a better mood”."

"Harry always plays on Villa to win 5-3, every single match. "

"the Finals on Saturday, he looks at home. "

" No, not particularly. It is clear that it is there in the baknacken, that it might... no way. I have always consoled myself with that as long as the Villa is good and doesn't win the gold, then there is something to strive for. But now it starts to pull together. I'll get to experience a gold, it is probably time to take it now. This is, perhaps, the last chance."

"There are many occasions in one's life that will never come."

"But the Villa Lidköping's first SM-gold is not such a thing, according to Harry."

"– Villa win 5-3."

"the Number of teams for seasons: the 52, four in maratonligan."

"the Number of SM-finals: 5 (with Saturday's final game against Västerås included)."

"Home: Sparbanken Lidköping Arena (inaugurated in 2009). "

"the Main merit: in Addition to the SM-finals, the club has won the World Cup once (18u002F19) and the Swedish cup once (16u002F17)."

"Members: Around 1100."

"Some of the profiles through the years: Mikael Arvidsson, Christer Kjellqvist, Göran ”Fiskarn” Johansson, Jörgen Gustafsson, Johan Esplund, Sten-Olof ”Loli” Sandstrom."

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