Beckham fikk hjelp på Vita Älgen
Becks fikk hjelp fra den Vita Älgen!
Ettersom David Beckham ikke kan norsk fikk Vita Älgen hjelpe til. I hektiske høstuker 2003 ble Beckhams selvbiografi My Life oversatt på Vita Älgen. Atle Nielsen, Arild Rønsen og Anders fikk boken til norsk.
Vi synes boken er interessant og godt skrevet. Den ble da også belönnet med nest beste terningskast i Norges störste avis; VG. Boken ble også den mestselgende utenlandske biografi som noengang er utgitt i Norge, med ett opplag på näre 20.000!
Da vi fikk manus, satt vi oss ned og skrev direkte til Beckham og spurte om han ikke kunne skrive en spesiell hilsen til norske lesere og fans. Dagen etter kom svaret (!):
Football is a game that belongs to the whole world. During my decade and more at Old Trafford, it often felt as if Manchester United was the whole world’s club. At every home game, we knew there’d be Norwegian supporters up in the stands who’d made the trip over to
There was always just as strong a link in the United dressing room, of course. Scandinavian players in general, and Norwegian players in particular, have left their mark on English football over the past fifteen years. Quite apart from their technical ability, their willingness to adapt to the physical side of the English game and the ease with which they settled into life in this country have helped that happen. At Old Trafford, Henning Berg, Ronnie Johnsen and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer helped us make history in the nineties. Norwegian supporters know and understand the game. And Norwegian players can play it, no question: just look at those who were in the thick of it during the season United did the Treble.
I hope that means my autobiography – and why I’ve written it – won’t need much explaining in
I think there’s every chance that, in
It’s been an adventure: something amazing was always just around the corner to surprise me. And sure enough, the last twelve months have been a chapter I couldn’t ever have foreseen. My world was turned upside down in the course of a single English football season. Right now, here in
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