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06.05.2004 Carlstad Crusaders

Preview Carlstad Crusaders against NFA Monarchs

Last Years EFAF Cup Champion Carlstad Crusaders opens the 2004 european season in EFL by playing Eurobowl against the NFA Monarchs, Danish Champion of the previous year.

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Game preview from Carlstad Crusaders American Football Club

Carlstad Crusaders vs NFA Monarchs, Tingvalla IP saturday May 8th at 15.00

The Crusaders open Eurobowl play this weekend with a game against the Danish champions NFA Monarchs. The Monarchs come into the Eurobowl action with a perfect 2-0 record and a yet to be scored on defense. This is a rematch of last years EFAF Cup semi-final that was played in Karlstad. This game should be an interesting match up as both teams have explosive offenses and very tough defenses.

The Crusaders are coming off of a Super Series opening win against the Tyresö Royal Crowns. The Crusaders put up 54 points and gave up only 6. It was a very good overall team effort. The only bad thing about the game is that we ended up with some injuries.

After the stunning victory against the Royal Crowns the Crusaders also moved up on the EFAF ranking to an all time high 3rd place.

Since this is the first Eurobowl game a victory is extremely important. The winner of this game will need to win their next game in order to advance to the Eurobowl Semi-finals.

Hope you are at Tingvalla Saturday at 15.00. The sun will be shining and the hitting should be hard.

/BD Kennedy HC Carlstad Crusaders

This weeks Eurobowl Games (More info at www.eurobowl.com)
08.05.2004 13:00:00 Turku Trojans - Arlanda Jets Helsinki Velodrome, Helsinki
08.05.2004 15:00:00 Carlstad Crusaders - NFA Monarchs Tingvalla IP, Karlstad
08.05.2004 15:00:00 Donetsk Scythians - Moscow Tanks Stadium Locomotive, Donetsk
08.05.2004 16:00:00 L´Hospitalet Pioners - Graz Giants Complex Esportiu l´Hospitalet Nord
08.05.2004 16:00:00 Danube Dragons - Farnham Knights Stadium Happyland, Klosterneuburg
08.05.2004 20:00:00 La Courneuve Flash - Badalona Drags Stade Geo Andre, La Courneuve

Preliminary starters in Carlstad Crusaders
Defense: Offense:
DL Per Rindberg OL Tim Watts
DL Fredrik Vikberg OL Magnus Dahlin
DL Eric Håkansson OL Branni Stankovic
LB Martin Ullbrandt OL Martin Falk
LB Per Fridberg OL Hans Gunnarsson
LB Martin Larsson RB Christian Forsman
LB Daniel Jansson RB Rikard Borg
DB Morgan Wik TE Joakim Holm
DB Robert Sundberg WR Kalle Flognman
DB Marcus Jonsson WR Anders Ohlson
DB Tracey Gere QB Johan Larsson

Injury report
Out: DL Johan Asker Knee
DL Carl Carlsson Leg
OL Rickard Mäkitalo Knee
Possible: -
Probable: RB Rikard Borg Back
DB Marcus Jonsson Back

Robert Sundberg, General Manager Carlstad Crusaders
+46 705-11 11 33

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