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    Scandinavian football




    Right, I know there's already an other leagues thread, but it's about time that we got ourselves a true viking thread.

    Granted, aside from Zlatan and to a lesser degree Eriksen, there's not a whole lot going on in terms of prolific Scandinavians in top teams in top European leagues, but every once in a while, there are teams like Malmö, Molde and FC Copenhagen qualifying for he ChL (with various degrees of success), and we always have our share of talents on the fringe of breaking through internationally.



    Anyhow, to kick it off, I wanted to ask our resident Swedes if you guys can tell me anything about Gustaf Nilsson who was recently signed by my (nearly) local side, Brøndby? Apparently he's a pretty decent talent, but aside from him being bloody tall and young, I haven't got the faintest idea what he's like. So, yeah, I'm looking at you @Galning, @El Flaco and of course any other Swedes in here.

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    I have a question too. How is Henke King of Kings doing as a coach in Sweden?

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    There is much less interest, culture, and perhaps most importantly, less resources in scandinavian football. Players like Zlatan doesnt come around very often. Norway, for example, havent had a world class player in god knows how long, just a decent international here and there. For the scandinavian teams, just reaching CL is above expectations, i hope RBK can do it this year, but its going to be difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten View Post
    There is much less interest, culture, and perhaps most importantly, less resources in scandinavian football. Players like Zlatan doesnt come around very often. Norway, for example, havent had a world class player in god knows how long, just a decent international here and there. For the scandinavian teams, just reaching CL is above expectations, i hope RBK can do it this year, but its going to be difficult.
    How's that young, tall and lanky midfielder of yours doing? The name escapes me, but a year or so ago, he was all over the Interweb, with people claiming that he could be a bigger talent than Ødegaard himself. I'm guessing he was 16 back then, playing regularly for his Tippeligaen side and looking fairly interesting from the youtube clips I watched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickykid View Post
    How's that young, tall and lanky midfielder of yours doing? The name escapes me, but a year or so ago, he was all over the Interweb, with people claiming that he could be a bigger talent than Ødegaard himself. I'm guessing he was 16 back then, and looked fairly interesting from the youtube clips I watched.
    Martin Samuelsen?

    On loan to Peterborough United from West Ham and doing great. I personally rate him higher than Ødegaard.

    He's playing consistently well in a very physical challenging league. Also played a few reserve games for West Ham where they met Liverpool's team and he was running circles around Skrtel(who eventually kicked him down and got sent off after getting frustrated all night), who is perhaps not the greatest defenders around, but still a Liverpool player in the Premier League.
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    Just get a better midfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Martin Samuelsen?

    On loan to Peterborough United from West Ham and doing great. I personally rate him higher than Ødegaard.

    He's playing consistently well in a very physical challenging league. Also played a few reserve games for West Ham where they met Liverpool's team and he was running circles around Skrtel(who eventually kicked him down and got sent off after getting frustrated all night), who is perhaps not the greatest defenders around, but still a Liverpool player in the Premier League.
    He fits the description, but I'm fairly sure this one was playing in Tippeligaen. The name also doesn't really ring any bells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickykid View Post
    He fits the description, but I'm fairly sure this one was playing in Tippeligaen. The name also doesn't really ring any bells.
    Samuelsen never played in Tippeligaen so can't be him then.

    Not Rafik Zekhini who played against Dortmund is it? The guy is overrated and got a bigger ego than Cristiano Ronaldo.
    Just get a better midfield

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    Got him! Kristoffer Ajer it was.

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    Can't follow up with more information, sorry. I've only loosely been following Norwegian football recently, though I plans to do something about that and try and follow it a bit more closely now with the season just having started and everything. It can be quite fun even though the quality is so much lower than what I'm used to watching. In fact, it sort of makes me appreciate watching Barcelona even more.
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    A Viking thread

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    Swedish league started this weekend. Was nothing spectacular.

    Goitom got signed by Getafe by the way

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    Rosenborg looking good. Another win and top of the table. Hope we can get to see them back in the CL one day.

    This year makes it 20 years since they shocked the world by beating Milan and Maldini 2-1 at the San Siro and eliminating them from the CL. A victory that will never be forgotten in Scandinavian football.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThwiX View Post
    Rosenborg looking good. Another win and top of the table. Hope we can get to see them back in the CL one day.

    This year makes it 20 years since they shocked the world by beating Milan and Maldini 2-1 at the San Siro and eliminating them from the CL. A victory that will never be forgotten in Scandinavian football.

    Good times, which i doubt will be replicated by any Norwegian team in a long time. Different times now, now im just happy with the league + getting to the group stages in europa cup. I dont think RBK have the players to get past the cl-qualification this year, but one can always hope.

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    Malmö FF's Sana threw the cornerflag to opposing fans after they threw a firecracker or something at him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galning View Post
    Malmö FF's Sana threw the cornerflag to opposing fans after they threw a firecracker or something at him
    https://streamable.com/ri8j