2005 Professional Football Tours

The Birmingham squad on their first day of training in Viking’s old stadium – now their training ground.
Versus - Egersund
Versus - Viking Stavanger
Versus - SK Brann
Jermaine Pennant signs autographs for the travelling Blues fans after the Viking game.
Birmingham City FC - Pre-season Tour to Norway

PSC arranged Birmingham City’s 8-day tour of Norway from 12 – 20 July 2005 which included games against 2nd Division Egersund and top Premier League sides Viking Stavanger and SK Brann.

Birmingham spent the first five days of their trip based at the Clarion Hotel, Stavanger, with the full use of Viking Stavanger’s top-class training facilities. They played friendly games against Egersund and Viking before flying to Bergen for three days to play SK Brann in the final game of their tour on 19th July.

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Tour Inclusive of:

  • Return air-fares from England to Norway and internal flights
  • First class hotel accommodation and all meals (hotel info on following page)
  • Excellent training facilities in Stavanger and Bergen within 5 mins drive of hotel
  • All transfers in Norway
  • Single rooms / suites for management and single / twin bedrooms for players
  • Full laundry service

 

Hotel Accomodation for Birmingham City was arranged at:

 

Games played:

Wednesday 13th July 2005

EGERSUND 0-2 BIRMINGHAM CITY
Egersund FC Stadium, Egersund


Saturday 16th July 2005

VIKING STAVANGER 0-1 BIRMINGHAM CITY
The Viking Stadium, Stavanger


Tuesday 19th July 2005

SK BRANN 4-0 BIRMINGHAM CITY
The Brann Stadium, Bergen
PSC Managing Director Paul Taylor (far right) with Steve Bruce (Birmingham City Manager), Ralph Gold (Birmingham City Director) and Roy Hodgson (Viking Manager) before the Viking Stavanger v Birmingham City game.