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Norwegian Vikings hunting for glory

Started on 12 August 2012 by Henna96
Latest Reply on 8 October 2012 by Henna96
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Viking announce friendly match against Aalborg


Earlier this morning Viking announced that they will play a friendly match against Danish Aalborg.

The match will be played on the 20th June, and will be a part of Aalborg's pre-season and will keep Viking in match-form.

Aalborg finished at 5th place in last season's Danish Superliga, and will be looking for an even better season this year.

Fredrikstad beat Vard Haugesund 1 - 0 yesterday, which means Viking will play against Fredrikstad in the 4th Round of the cup.
Here's me reaffirming what I said on the chat-box, your story is giving us good information, without going overboard. Don't think you are doing anything you could do without, so keep the 'news stories' and results coming.
#63060 akash.vidyasagar : Here's me reaffirming what I said on the chat-box, your story is giving us good information, without going overboard. Don't think you are doing anything you could do without, so keep the 'news stories' and results coming.

thanks for the feedback, akash! Will continue with my current format :-)
#62892 Henna96 :

Transfer update


Fulham midfielder Kerim Frei has agreed to join Viking on a season long loan spell. Former Viking defender Brede Hangeland supports the transfer and wishes Frei good luck at his former club.

The transfer for Odd Grenland striker Torgeir Børven collapsed due to Viking not being able to pay the price for the Norwegian striker.

Norwegian striker Veton Berisha got promoted to the senior squad, and will be looking forward to playing with his older brother Valon Berisha.
Veton and Valon Berisha are albanian
#63065 Donatt :
Veton and Valon Berisha are albanian

They are of Albanian origin, yes, but in the game their nationality is Norwegian and both of the Berisha brothers plays for the Norwegian national team.
Nice story, and you have some great results! What is your media prediction versus what is your current position?
#63139 Gurdit : Nice story, and you have some great results! What is your media prediction versus what is your current position?

Starting July as league leaders! (Will be an update in not so long)

The media prediction was 8th place, so I've played a lot better than the media thought. Before the season, they gave me 33-1 in winning the title :-)

June update


With two league matches and one cup match of importance, this was a very slow month. But now we are on top of the league!

Match reports


Tippeligaen
Brann 0 - 2 Viking
Nielsen
Nielsen

Finally, The Battle of the West could take place. Both teams with hopes of winning. Both team's supporters with high expectations. Brann, the current league leader, versus Viking, who were coming from behind looking to close the gap of six points.

A high intensivly first half ended in Viking striker Erik Nevland being subbed off with an injury, to be replaced by Trond Olsen. This meant that Morten Nielsen, who started the match in a left winger position, was now the main striker. That payed off in the second half.

A well struck corner from substitute Trond Olsen met Nielsen's head and put Viking 1-0 ahead after 65 minutes. Nielsen doubled his money five minutes later after finishing a great attack.

Nielsen was named MotM after his two goals against bitter rivals Brann.

Viking could now say that they are "The Best in West".

Aalesund 0 - 1 Viking
Nielsen
Vilsvik

Corners have been Viking's key to success, and once again a Viking goal came from a corner. And once again it was Danish striker Morten Nielsen who put the ball into the net.

Besides that, the match was really slow and not much to report.

Lars-Cristopher Vilsvik was named MotM after great defensive work on the right back position.

Friendly match
Viking 2 - 2 Aalborg
Nevland
Andersen
Jakobsen
Nevland

I didn't manage my team in this match, so I can therefore not report the things that happened in this match.

Norwegian Cup 4th Round
Fredrikstad 2 - 2 Viking, Viking win 4 - 3 on penalties
Anier
Nielsen
Valencia (pen)
Ruud Tvedter
Martinsen

This cup tie was closer than anyone could have predicted. The match started for real when Henri Anier scored his 5th tournament goal after 12 minutes. Five minutes later, Johan Lædre Bjørdal makes a terrible challenge in the box and Alex Valencia is safe from the spot.

In the 69th minute, Alexander Ruud Tvedter shocks everyone to put Fredrikstad 2 - 1 ahead. Luckily for Viking, Morten Nielsen equalized just 8 minutes later.

Nothing interesting happened in extra-time, so it went down to a penalty shoot-out.

Nevland
Hussain
Ørnskov
Valencia
Vilsvik
Holm
Nisja
Hansen
Lædre Bjørdal
Stranderholen

Viking were lucky to proceed to the Quarter-finals, but have now completed the boards expectation.

Table




We are now top of the league! (Only on goal difference, but that's not important)

Upcoming fixtures in July


Viking - Vålerenga
Rosenborg - Viking
Molde - Viking
Viking - Strømsgodset

Match of the month:

The biggest match of the month is no doubt the match Rosenborg - Viking. Two of the biggest clubs will stand face to face in a battle not only about glory, but also a battle in the title race.

What do you think? Can we beat Rosenborg? How will this month end up?
Please comment :-)
Nice results, and you're doing really well against the media predictions. All the best for the matches next month. I like how you put a preview of the matches next month.

News updates


Steinnes recieves Manager of the Month award

Viking manager Henrik Steinnes was delighted today after recieving his Manager of the Month award for June. In an interview with the local newspaper he had this to say:

'I'm very honoured to be named Manager of the Month. This tells me that I'm on the right track with Viking. Being honest, this isn't my reward, but the players and the supporters reward. After all, it was them who made this possible.'

Henrik Steinnes's Viking are currently in first place in Tippeligaen and qualified for the quarter-finals in the Norwegian Cup

Can Brann get their revenge?

The quarter-finals was drawn today. Viking will face their bitter rivals Brann for an exciting cup clash in Stavanger. Their last meeting was in the beginning of June, a game Viking won 2 - 0 after two goals by Viking's Morten Nielsen.

The match will be played on the 19th August.

These are the other quarter-finals:
Sandefjord - Molde
Lillestrøm - Raufoss
Tromsø - Sogndal

Berisha and Tveita extends their contracts

Viking could happily announce today that the two youngsters Veton Berisha and John Helge Tveita have extended their contracts. Berisha's contract now expires 31.12.16, and Tveita's contract expires 31.12.15.

Veton Berisha has played in six matches so far, and has scored three goals. John Helge Tveita hasn't played for the senior team yet.
congratulations on the MOTM! Really getting into the nowegian title race even though I only knew Nevland and Valon Berisha before i started reading! I hope you bring the title home mate!
#63154 ryancook21 : congratulations on the MOTM! Really getting into the nowegian title race even though I only knew Nevland and Valon Berisha before i started reading! I hope you bring the title home mate!

Thanks, mate! I really hope I can bring the title home and finally bring success to Viking again.

And a bit of real life info:

Valon Berisha was sold to RB Salzburg recently, and Veton has scored 5 in 6 games which is pretty amazing for an 18 year old!

Erik Nevland has announced his retirement after this season :-( I even bought a Fulham-shirt with his name on the back when I was in London two years ago (eventhough I'm a Gooner)
#63149 Gurdit : Nice results, and you're doing really well against the media predictions. All the best for the matches next month. I like how you put a preview of the matches next month.

Thanks!
Is this your first Manager of the Month award? I would have assumed you might have won more.
#63170 Gurdit : Is this your first Manager of the Month award? I would have assumed you might have won more.

Somehow, it is. I do have some runner-ups and stuff, but not won until now.

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