10 years later in 1997 Dundee United had pre season training in Eskilstuna and played a local side as well across the road from where I lived back then so I went to the game and it turned out that a few people from Scotland actually lived in the Eskilstuna area who were huge Dundee United fans.The first time I met a mormon was on the train back home from Gothenburg in 1987 when I had been to the UEFA Cup Final between IFK Gothenburg and Dundee United. We spent a few hours talking about a lot of things. He loved swedish chocolate and jam and cheese and felt things here tasted so much better and had better quality.
I was on a two week shift break from the nuclear plant and he also talked a lot about cars. I remember I chose not to touch my cans of beer in respect of him and I think he was going to live with a family in Stockholm.
Gothenburg won the first leg of the final 1-0 and then drew Dundee United away in the return leg which I was only able to follow on radio back at the barracks we stayed in at the nuclear plant. I remember that the legendary radio and tv man Leif "Loket" Olsson was in Scotland for the return leg as a radio commentator which was before he became a famous face on tv's Bingolotto and even flashed by in a Madonna video.
The return leg of the final when the swedes lifted the trophy for the second time in their history.
I wonder what happened to that mormon boy and if he ended up with a big family of his own.
I'll piss off now with my history lessons.
Glenn Hyse'n the captain lifts the trophy and he later played for Liverpool.