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Odense Boldklub: Pride of Denmark

Started on 1 May 2014 by InvertedWingbacks
Latest Reply on 25 May 2014 by InvertedWingbacks
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Nice update and my danish side of choice are top!!! but i hope u can come a close second! :P
I'd be chuffed with top 4 this season I reckon :)

Two More Join OB Revolution
Ivan Klasnic and Lee Wallace have become the latest names to join the OB ranks, as Hans Down prepares for the new season. Both had been released by their respective clubs, and will be regarded as transfer coups for the club.

With Odense's transfer revenue now sitting at a princely £6.66m in sales, the club are in a stronger financial position than many were anticipating, and with the only signing which has cost money being Guly do Prado, manager Down looks set to build the clubs finances even further.

33-year old Klasnic started his footballing career at St. Pauli in 1995, and broke into the first team in 1997, going on to score 26 goals in 95 appearances, before a move to Werder Bremen in 2001. At Bremen, Klasnic made 151 appearances, scored 49 goals and won three trophies: The German Cup and German 1st Division in 2004, and the German League Cup in 2006.

He Then moved to Nantes, scoring 10 in 33, and spent time on loan at Bolton where he scored 8 goals in 27 appearances before making that move permanent. At Bolton, Klasnic went on to score 20 goals in 78 appearances, before a move to Mainz, where he played 3 games and scored 1 goal prior to his move to Denmark.
26 year old Scot Lee Wallace has also joined the club, reinforcing the left-back position after his move from Rangers. Wallace was far from happy at Rangers, and when he demanded he be allowed to move, OB snapped him up for nothing, a move which looks like good business.

Wallace started his career at Hearts in 2004, and went on to make 138 appearances for the club, scoring 3 times before a £1.5m move to Rangers in 2011, where he went on to make 63 appearances and score 6 goals, winning the Scottish League 2 in 2013.

Fans will be keen to see what their new boys can do, and the signings will only serve to boost their chances of a high-placed league finish, and potential silverware.
Two good signings there:)

Superliga Transfer Roundup - Summer 2013

It was a busy transfer window, both in Denmark, and worldwide. First, we rundown the transfers which took place within the Superliga teams, however due to a large number of loan moves, we will only list incoming moves, and cash deals for each club.


Uffe Bech - FC Nordsjaelland - Loan
Total: £0
Rasmus Thelander - Red Bull Salzburg - £650k
Jakob Ahlmann - FC Nordsjaelland - £425k
Henrik Dalsgaard - FC Nordsjaelland - £500k
Simon Sloth - Ringkobing - Free
Total: £1.58m


Daniel Meineke - Free
Total: £0
Jens Jonsson - Sturm Graz - £525k
Artur Sorin - Stade de Reims - £40.5k
Total: £574k

Brondby IF

Elmar Bjarnason - Randers FC - £475k
Total: £475k

Total: £0


Nemanja Radonjic - Roma - Loan
Davidson Drobo-Ampem - Inglostadt - £145k
Jerry Lucena - Viborg FF - £8.5k
Total: £154k

FC Kobenhavn

Daniel Rugani - Man Utd - Loan
Pavel Savitsky - Juventus - Loan
Total: £0

Total: £0


Emilliano Macrondes - Arsenal - Loan
Total: £0
Arik Sviatchenko - Benfica - £400k
Santiago Villafane - Lanus - £10.25k
Total: £410k

FC Nordsjaelland

Jakob Ahlman - AaB - £425k
Henrik Dalsgaard - AaB - £500k
Ronnie Schwartz - Randers FC - £1m
Lasse Vigen - Fulham - Loan
Total: £1.93m
Emiliano Macrondes - Arsenal - £2.23m
Total: £2.23m

FC Vestjaelland

Frederik Moller - FC Midtjylland - Loan
Paul Onuachu - FC Midtjylland - Loan
Christian Rye - AaB - Loan
Frederik Holst - Brondby IF - Loan
Soren Mussmann - SonderjyskE
Total: £0
Lasse Nielsen - Sturm Graz - £61k
Total - £61k


Guly do Prado - Southamton - £110k
Danilo Cortat - Free
Alessandro Viscontini - Free
Andreas Wonschick - Free
David Kjaer Peterson - Free
Lee Wallace - Rangers - Free
Ivan Klasnic - Free
Thomas Asmussen - HIK - Free
Total: £0
Rasmus Falk - FC Twente - £1.5m
Jacop Schoop - Citadella - £275k
Bashkim Kadrii - Rubin - £2.7m
Kasper Larsen - Rubin - £2.2m
Krisztian Vadocz - Lokomotiv Moscow - £2.6m
Total - £9.27m

Randers FC

Yousseff Toutouh - FC Kobenhavn - Loan
Dario Dumic - Brondby IF - Loan
Christoffer Remmer - FC Kobenhaven - Loan
Marco Larsen - FC Midtjylland - Loan
Lebogang Phiri - Brondby IF - Loan
Elmar Bjarnason - Brondby IF - £475k
Ronnie Schwartz - FC Nordsjaelland - £1m
Total: £1.48m


Ken Ilso - Free
Andre Romer - FC Midtjylland
Total: £0

Total: £0

Viborg FF

Andrew Hjulsager - Brondby - Loan
Jerry Lucena - Esjberg fB - £8.5k
Danny Amankwaa - FC Kobenhavn - Loan
Kamel Issah - FC Nordesjaelland - Loan
Total: £8.5k
Andreas Hagen - Rosenborg - £2.1k
Total: £2.1k

Overall, it was a busy transfer window in Denmark, but it was even busier in the rest of the world. Below are the top 10 deals made this summer.
1. Lucas Levia - Liverpool to PSG - £26m
2. Antoine Griezmann - Real Sociedad to Manchester City - £22.5m
3. Pedro - Barcelona to Chelsea - £19.75m
4. Marc Bartra - Barcelona to Arsenal - £19.5m
5. Ivan Rakitic - Sevilla to Chelsea - £18.25m
6. Miralem Pjanic - Roma to AS Monaco - £17.75m
7. Javier Hernandez - Manchester United to Tottenham - £14.5m
8. Nicolas Nkoulou - Marseille to Napoli - £13m
9. Kevin Volland - Hoffenheim to Barcelona - £12.75m
10. Douglas Costa - Shakhtar to Zenit - £12.5m
You made quite a bit of money but you lost some very good players, especially Kadrii, in my opinion. Hopefully your replacements do the job, though!
2014-05-03 15:44#173016 Neal : You made quite a bit of money but you lost some very good players, especially Kadrii, in my opinion. Hopefully your replacements do the job, though!

Yeah, I took a bit of a risk, but our season expectation is only mid-table, which I reckon we can still hit, but at least the club is out of the woods now financially
Ivan the not so Terrible?
more or less :)

#AskEmil: Emil Larsen Talks Tactics, Morale and Transfers

Sky Sports' Danish Football reporter headed for TRE-FOR Park this evening, to catch up with Odense's 22 year old Left Winger, Emil Larsen.

Larsen joined Odense from Lyngby in , for a fee of £400k, and has gone on to make 38 appearances for the club, netting 8 goals in the process. With Dusan Djuric at the club on loan from Valenciennes, Larsen has been playing on the Right Wing of late, but a new formation, and some movement within the squad may be signalling a more central role for the youngster. We picked his brains about everything from pre-match rituals to wether he prefers smoked or unsmoked bacon!

SS: Emil, thanks for taking the time to speak to us today; how are you feeling about the sides 6th placed finish in the First Period of the league?
EL: It's a solid base for us to build on...we've got a two week break now where we're going to be working on our tactical systems and personal skills, ready for the game against SonderjyskE on the 19th of Novemeber.
SS: Now, we noticed that in your last game, the formation was slightly different; can you talk us through that?
EL: Yes, in our last game we switched from our usual 4-2-3-1 with the midfielder dropped deep, to a 4-1-2-1-2, which allowed us to focus our attack through the centre of the pitch, and gave us more attacking options within the opposition box.
SS: As a winger though, are you not concerned that maybe that formation is going to leave you with less playing time?
EL: I think you're casting aspersions here; i'm under no illusions and everyone at the club knows they have to work hard for their place on the pitch at the end of every week; Hans spoke to all of us about this tactical change, and i've been working hard in training to adapt my game.
SS: So do you think you'll be getting more game-time then?
EL: If I can keep my head down and keep working hard, then I don't see why not.
SS: With a solid start to the season, and the side currently sitting in 6th, what do you make of your chances of European Qualification? Surely the fans are anticipating more after your exit at the group stages of the Europa League in 2011?
EL: I think we're in with a good shout this season. Hans has got the whole team working as a unit, and we're improving with every training session.

SS: So Emil, when you're not in training, what do you get up to in your spare time?
EL: To be honest, i'm not that exciting; video games, seeing friends, eating more pizza than I probably should....just normal stuff really
SS: Ok, do you mind if we take some questions from our twitter followers for you now?
EL: Sure!

SS: Ok, first up:

EL: Obviously losing players like Rasmus is a tough blow to take, but Hans did some great business in the transfer market, bringing in a mix of experience and youth really cheap to make up that ground.
SS: That's great, and leads perfectly into the next question:

EL: Oh wow, thats a tough one...I think so far i'd have to say Ivan Klasnic; he's been superb since he got here, and all the guys are learning a lot from him.
SS: And one more for the road:

EL: *Laughs* Got to be a bacon sandwich with loads and loads of Ketchup!

Good story!
2014-05-25 20:01#176619 Miniulv : Good story!

thanks bud! it's on hold just now while I try to rescue the save haha

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