Returning from pre-season can be hard for many players. Whether they’re joining new team mates, a little bit overweight or just reluctant to go back to work.
But Norwegian club side Ny Krohnborg returned from their winter break to find the mother of all obstacles standing in their way.
The players and management turned up for their first training session after the break, ready to press on with training in preparation for their next game when it was clear that a road had been built through the middle of their pitch.
Without informing any of the management at Ny Krohnborg, the council had gone ahead with plans to build a supply road to the new Khron psychiatric hospital on the sight of the Helse Bergen University.
Unfortunately, for Ny Krohnborg, this is situated only yards away from the first team's home pitch.
It is very clear that this story is a one-of-a-kind, but even club chairman Radney Thomsen didn't have a clue this was going to happen either.
In an interview with Norwegian news station BA, Thomsen said: "We were quite shocked when we discovered that the path was cut. The start of the season is just around the corner, but no-one had informed us."
"It's downright scary that the various sports clubs that use the pitch have not been told. They have "forgotten" to give notice for the second time in three years. This is not good enough.
"I realise that politicians have adopted a plan for the area. However, it should be possible to safeguard the sport needs in a better way. We feel simply run over," added Thomsen (no pun intended).
Now it looks like this Norway second division club have more of a reason to complain to the council than others.
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