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Allsvenskan 2013: IF Brommapojkarna

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With play in Sweden's top football league set to kick off at the weekend, contributor Nic Townsend offers the lowdown on each team and their chances of taking home the 2013 Allsvenskan title.

In brief: Based on active teams, BP is the biggest club in Europe. The vast majority of them are youth teams and their academy has churned out a number of future Swedish internationals, such as Manchester City striker John Guidetti. Unfortunately for their first team, this does not translate into success or supporters. As a top-flight club, they struggle in terms of playing ability, support and resources. Of late they've been a classic yo-yo club between the top two flights. But given they'd never played in the Allsvenskan until 2007, this would suggest they're on a slow upward trajectory.

Expectations in 2013: It's all about survival – a cause not helped by the loss of keys players including Pablo Piñones Arce, Nabil Bahoui and Ludwig Augustinsson.

Players to watch: Former youth player Bojan Djordjic will offer a lot of experience and leadership to a young squad, having spent most of his career abroad including a stint at Manchester United. Gabriel Özkan and Niklas Bärkroth also return, offering some valuable top-flight experience.

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