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Lisa Dahlqvist, who even surprised herself with the amount of playing-time she got as a 19 year old in her first season with Umeå, has happily resigned with the club.
Umeå's back-up goalkeeper Johanna Baecklund has decided to leave the club after two years on the bench. She has offers from both Damallsvenskan and 1st division clubs, but states that she will move to a club where she can expect to be the first choice.
Umeå IK helt utan målvakt

That Matilda Agné, who just signed with Hammarby, has a famous father was something I had decided to ignore. But so did not the tabloids. Aftonbladet has put up a video on Matilda, focusing on the fact that the daughter of a Hammarby player legend (Kenta Ohlsson, 333 matches for the club) has signed for her father's club. Matilda comments that there are similarities - the position they play in and the way they move - but that the expectations on her probably would have been bigger if she had been a guy.
Mr Ohlsson himself is of course proud or as he put it "This is a big thing for me".
Aftonbladet TV: Mr. Bajens dotter - klar för Bajen (Video)

Anna Sjöström got one and a half minutes farewell at the TV4 news. She hopes she will still get invited to the parties.
TV4: Anna Sjöström, 29, slutar (video)

AIK's team captain Emilia Reimer has decided not to follow her team to Damallsvenskan. She says she's got a great new job (she's got a sport management education) and wants to be able to focus on that. Devoting time to both work and play during the last season didn't work out all that well, and she thinks her playing suffered most.
AIK: "Vi har fått stödet av föreningen"

Linköping FC's Lotta Runesson has decided to leave her club and probably football altogether. The 25 year old says she's grateful for all she has experienced with club and youth national teams, but that it's time to try something else.
Corren: Runesson lämnar LFC – slutar med fotbollen

Malin Moström reveals to tabloid Expressen that it is her plans to take up a career as a real estate agent, that might make her leave football. "I will start working a bit next year, and I don't know how well that will play with the football." Still no decision, though.
Expressen: Nytt avhopp hotar Blågult

Posted by: secret code

I don't want to criticize Malin Moström's career choice, but there is something unbelievable about this. I can't understand why world-class athletes--and I mean especially the very upper echelon-- like this cannot find careers more relevant to soccer. Okay, not everyone can be a coach. [Though it does bug me that 99% of the coaches are men in the women's league.]

But I can't understand why they cannot exploit their experience OR various offers and endorsements don't come in for these women.

2006-11-23 @ 20:32:21

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