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Posts about the team I've adopted in Sweden. They are my local team and the fact they also play in red & blue is purely coincidental.

HIF began the day in second position with the league leaders coming to Olympia for a real 6-pointer. Could HIF make it 12 unbeaten in a row? Preamble With an unbeaten start to the season, HIF could be forgiven for thinking...
Alvaro Santos joined HIF in 2000 and made a total of 117 league matches during two stints at the club, which he scored 41 goals. It was the largely down to the Brazilians performances in the HIF team that won...
On Helsingborgs IF 110th birthday they travelled to Falkenberg FF for a (fairly) local derby. Could they pick up another three points? Round 11: Falkenbergs FF v Helsingborgs IF Ten straight without loss and a 110th anniversary in the pot all...
It isn't often that I look at another football team with envious eyes. While our support is right up there with the best in England I sometimes look at other teams and wish we could take a leaf out...
Round 10 of the Superettan season saw Helsingborgs IF take on Syrianska FC at Olympia in the hope of making it 10 games unbeaten. Syrianska FC Background Syrianska FC are a football club based in Södertälje, just south of Stockholm. The...
As readers of this blog may remember, Mälmö FF are HIF's bitter rivals and the city is located 80 km (about 50 miles) south on Sweden's coast. The fact that Mälmo FF are almost the same distance away on the...
After completing their 9th game of the season Helsingborg remain unbeaten and are sitting second in the league as they continue in their bid for promotion back to Allsvenskan. Although the season has't been as faultless as being unbeaten in...
Many football grounds up around Europe have statues outside. Some of them are of heroes relevant to the supporters of the club. Some clubs have brass sculptures of football icons such as Bobby Robson at St. James Park or Bobby...
HIF won the season opener at home to Trellborgs FF at Olympia. The game was the first Skåne (Scania) derby of the season and could have been distracting for the players for other reasons than it being a local derby. First, it...
The streets of Helsingborg will come to life once again this Saturday when HIF start their Superettan campaign against Trelleborgs FF at the newly renovated Olympia. While the game is technically a derby game, both clubs are located in the...

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