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Hinchas y Jugadores - Gimnàstic with Marius Helgå (14th May, 2017)

Marius Helgå is a 40 year old Gimnàstic fan who lives in Oslo. He is originally from Mo i Rana, Norway (1000 km north from Oslo). He has two hobbies: "playing bass trombone and watching football." 

He runs the Twitter account @nasticnoruega for Gimnàstic fans in Norway. As if he wasn't hipster enough, he also supports Stålkameratene who are in the fifth level of Norwegian football. Not to mention Tromsø (Norwegian top level), Manchester United, Juventus and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Follow him on Twitter here.



How long have you been a fan of Gimnàstic and what made you support them in the first place?

I visited Tarragona on a trip to Spain in 2006, and immediately fell in love with the city. As I didn’t have a club I supported in Spain then, it was an easy choice to start supporting the club.

Given the transfer windows and the squad that was assembled at the start of the season, is Gimnàstic where you want it to be?

After a great 2015-16 season, I was really expecting more of Nàstic before this season. The autumn was horrible, but luckily we now seem to be on a better track, but I really hope the club will look thoroughly into what went wrong.

Of the signings made this season, which one worked out the best/had the most impact and why?

I’m not sure if he’s had the most impact, but I’ve got a weak spot for winger/striker Luismi, and hope he’ll return from injury, and that a prolonged deal (He’s only on loan until this summer) can be worked out for him.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of Gimnàstic this season?

Generally, it looks like the defense isn’t all bad, but the problem has often been that in close matches, we have been unable to get the winning goal.

List some things you appreciate and some things you can’t stand about the club management.

I’m very glad the economic problems that was lurking in the background a few years ago seems to be history.

What has the mood among the fans been during the campaign? Do you generally agree/disagree with them?

It’s a bit hard for me to follow what most of my fellow Nàstikers write oin social media, as most of it is in Catalan, and the google translate module for Catalan isn’t very good. Seems like most felt like me, that the autumn was horrible, but things are better now. Nevertheless, we never stopped believing!

If you could make one realistic signing for Gimnàstic this summer who would it be?

As a Norwegian it would be great to see one of my countrymen play in the Nàstic jersey. Maybe a loan deal with Real Madrid for Martin Ødegaard?

Finally, predicted finish for Gimnàstic?

Hard to give an exact number on the table, when the standings in the Segunda are so close that they are now, but maybe around 12-15. As long as we end up above neighbors Reus, and don’t get relegated, I’m happy!

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