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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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July update


We are rolling on and still on top of the league

Match reports


Viking 3 - 0 Vålerenga
Anier
de Lanlay
Hirschfeld
Bertelsen

The game started off with Vålerenga keeper Lars Hirschfeld being unlucky after 11 minutes. Viking striker Henri Anier fired away a shot. It hit the post and bounced off Hirschfeld's back and into the goal. After 34 minutes, Trond Olsen sent away a great cross to Henri Anier, who put the ball wonderfully behind the net.

Yann-Erik de Lanlay finished it all off after 83 minutes after a crosser from Trond Erik Bertelsen.

Bertelsen was named MotM after a great match on the left-back.

Rosenborg 0 - 2 Viking
Anier
Ve. Berisha
Anier

A quite boring first half ended 0-0. There were almost no shots on target throughout the match. However, in the 60th minute, Henri Anier scores a cracker from 20m and right in the top corner to make it 1-0 to Viking. And 6 minutes before full time, Veton Berisha finished off a great counter-attack to give Viking a 2-0 victory.

Henri Anier was named MotM after his stunning goal, which also was named as Goal of the Week.

Molde 2 - 2 Viking
Frei
de Lanlay
Tripic
Angan
Hoseth
Angan

This was a match that Molde completely dominated, and Viking were lucky to get a point from the match.

Viking scored the first goal in the match after 11 minutes. Kerim Frei put the ball in the back of the net from 7m out. This was the only thing that happened in the first half.

In the second half, it took Molde's Zlatko Tripic four minutes to equalize. Twelve minutes later Molde went 2 - 1 up after a great midfield run from Davy Claude Angan. Viking got their undeserved equalizer after 74 minutes, with a Yann-Erik de Lanlay goal. Magne Hoseth was sent off after a horrible two-footed tackle after 84 minutes, but Viking didn't manage to get a winning goal.

Angan was named MotM after his magnificent goal.

Viking 1 - 0 Strømsgodset
de Lanlay
Lædre Bjørdal

This was a match with very few chances, and the winning goal was scored after 88 minutes. Yann-Erik de Lanlay but the ball past the keeper via the post.

Johan Lædre Bjørdal was named MotM after great defensive work for Viking.

Table




We're still on top, but still only on goal difference. Hopefully that will change soon.

Upcoming fixtures in August


Tippeligaen
Sandnes Ulf - Viking
Viking - Sogndal
Haugesund - Viking

Norwegian Cup Quarter-Final
Viking - Brann

Match of the Month:

Viking will be looking for their revenge when they travel up to Haugesund, currently the only team to beat Viking this season.

How do you think I'll do in this month? Can I proceed to the semi-finals?
Please leave a comment :-)
Hey guys, just giving you some information about this story.

I will not be able to update the story so often anymore, because I today school started again here in Norway. It means that I'll have less time to play FM.

Will however try to update approx. 5 days/week. It will be clearer within a few weeks. I can mabye get the chance to updater more often in the first couple of weeks, but we'll see.

Hope you like my story and want to continue reading it :-)

Semi-final glory for Viking


Viking is ready for the cup semi-final after defeating bitter rivals Brann 2 - 0 in the quarter-final. The match was a very exciting one with a lot of chances both ways.

Viking will face Molde in Stavanger for the semi-final clash. The match will be played 26th September.

News update


de Lanlay signs new contract with Viking

After a lot of speculations of him leaving Viking, Yann-Erik de Lanlay today stopped all speculations after signing a new contract. He has signed for 4 new years, which will keep him in Viking until 2016. Both Norwegian and European clubs were interested in the young Norwegian, but de Lanlay and his agent contacted Viking's manager themselves to sit down and discuss a new contract.

Bertelsen injured in training

Left-back Trond Erik Bertelsen got a strain injury in training earlier this week and has been ruled out for two months. Bertelsen will miss the cup semi-final against Molde on 26th September.

August update


August is finished, and this was a month which didn't start very well, but we shaped up later in the month.

Match reports


Tippeligaen
Sandnes Ulf 1 - 0 Viking
Skogseid
Skogseid
Frejd

This was a horrible start to the month. A defeat to our rivals, and a poor performance from everyone in the team.

After just 15 minutes, Håkon Skogseid made a clumsy mistake and put the ball in his own net. 8 minutes later, he made his day worse with a two-footed tackle and was deservely shown the red card. After this nothing special happened, and Viking struggled with being a man less than Sandnes Ulf.

Edier Frejd played well in his centre back position and was named MotM.

Viking 1 - 0 Sogndal
Nisja
Bertelsen

Viking was keen on revenging last week's embarassing defeat, and started with a bang. After seven minutes, Trond Erik Bertelsen passed a free kick to Vidar Nisja who fired it away to the top corner. Viking kept pushing on, but couldn't get the ball in the goal. At the end of the match, Sogndal pushed on and got a lot of chances, but they didn't get the ball in either.

Bertelsen got an assist and played great at the left back, and was named MotM.

Haugesund 1 - 6 Viking
Anier
Lædre Bjørdal
Va. Berisha
Bertelsen
Bjørnbakk
Anier

The Battle of Rogaland turned out to be a fiest of a football match.

The goal show started after 9 minutes, with Johan Lædre Bjørdal sliding in from a corner to put the ball behind the keeper. Just three minutes later, Henri Anier scored his first of the day. Approx. 20 minutes later, Anier scored his 2nd for the day. Haugesund's Martin Bjørbakk got a consulation goal after 36 minutes, leaving the half-time result to be 1 - 3.

Henri Anier got his hat-trick after 64 minutes, and 15 minutes later, Valon Berisha sent away a shot that creeped into the nearest post. Trond Erik Bertelsen made the humiliation complete with a great free kick to make it 6 - 1 to the guests.

With a hat-trick in his name, Henri Anier was named MotM.

Norwegian Cup Quarter-final
Viking 2 - 0 Brann
Lædre Bjørdal
El Fakiri
Va. Berisha

A very exciting cup tie, and a very exciting derby.

After 33 minutes, Kerim Frei got Viking a penalty. Valon Berisha stepped up to take it, but he missed it. However, Patrik Ingelsten snapped up the rebound and hit it in Hassan El Fakiri who put it in to his own net. Eight minutes later, Johan Lædre Bjørdal scored Viking's 2nd for the night. Afterwards Brann was trying and trying to get back in the game, but it didn't help, and Viking proceeded to the next round.

Table




We're luckily still on top despite losing a match this month. With only ten league matches left, it looks like it will be an exciting end to the season.

Upcoming fixtures in September


Tippeligaen
Viking - Lillestrøm
Fredrikstad - Viking
Viking - Odd Grenland
Tromsø - Viking

Norwegian Cup
Viking - Molde

Match of the month:

Will Viking get to the cup final? Or will Ole Gunnar Solskjær's Molde be too strong? It will surely be a very intense match.

How do you think I will do this month? What do you think about last month? Can I get to the cup final?
Please comment :-)

News update


Alexander Ludwig signs for Viking

The young, Danish defender Alexander Ludwig has signed for Viking. The 19-year old signed on a three year long deal, keeping him in the club until 2015. He will get the number 17 in his new club.

Viking ready for Cup final

Viking is ready for the Norwegian cup final after a 3-1 victory against Molde.

Yann-Erik de Lanlay, Håkon Skogseid and Indridi Sigurdsson will all miss the game after all recieving their 2nd yellow card in the tournament.
Ser bra ut det her! Burde klare å slå Brann i tittelkampen
#64618 ejay : Ser bra ut det her! Burde klare å slå Brann i tittelkampen

håper på det. har fortsatt en kamp mot dem. den blir nok veldig avgjørende :-)

End of season


I will give you the results of the last months of the season, as I forgot to write monthly updates.

Match reports


September

Tippeligaen
Viking 4 - 0 Lillestrøm
Frei
Anier
Gyan
Frei

Fredrikstad 3 - 1 Viking
Olsen
Hussain
Silva
Rafn
Hussain

Viking 3 - 0 Odd Grenland
Anier
Ve. Berisha
Eriksen
Anier

Tromsø 2 - 2 Viking
Nisja
Björck
Boakye
Boakye

Norwegian Cup Semi-final

Viking 3 - 1 Molde
Anier
Ørnskov
Hoseth
Anier

October

Hønefoss 1 - 0 Viking
Örn Sigurdsson
Örn Sigurdsson

Viking 0 - 1 Brann
Ojo
Grorud

November

Tippeligaen
Viking 2 - 0 Stabæk
Nielsen
Nielsen

Viking 3 - 0 Aalesund
Nevland
Anier
Nevland

Vålerenga 1 - 5 Viking
Anier
Lædre Bjørdal
Anier

Norwegian Cup Final
Viking 1 - 0 Tromsø
Frei
Koppinen

December

Viking 2 - 0 Rosenborg
Bertelsen
Ørnskov
Ørnskov

Final league table




As you can see, we didn't win the league. But as it's just the first season, I'm happy with my season. We also won the Cup, and are going to Europe!

Season stats


The stats are just from Viking players

Top scorer in league: Henri Anier (16 goals)
Top scorer in cup: Henri Anier (7 goals)
Most assists: Trond Olsen (14 assists)
Highest average rating: Henri Anier (7.61 in 24 matches)

How do you think I did in my first season? How will I do in next season? Can i qualify for the Europa League?
Please comment :-)

2013 pre-season


A new season is on it's way, and the pre-season went okay. I also made a few transfers.

Pre-season matches


Hjørring 1 - 2 Viking
Nielsen
Ørnskov (pen)
Sauso
Halling
Nielsen

Vestsjælland 1 - 1 Viking
Nisja
Madsen
Lædre Bjørdal

Randers 3 - 2 Viking
Aasen
Ve. Berisha
Feldballe
Brock-Madsen
Odihambo
Brock-Madsen

Viking 1 - 1 Wisla Krakow
Lædre Bjørdal
Szymanski
Lædre Bjørdal

Kongsvinger 0 - 3 Viking
Ve. Berisha
de Lanlay

Transfers


Transfers in

Oliver Norwood, 21 (free transfer)
Santiago Acasiete, 35 (free transfer)

Transfers out

André Danielsen, 28 (Tromsø IL, £100K)
Björn Andersson, 31 (Halmstad, £70K)


Season expectations


League: Fight for the league title
Domestic cup: Reach a semi-final
Europa league: Not announced

Fixtures in March


Viking - Lillestrøm
Strømsgodset - Viking
Viking - Rosenborg

Match of the month:

Viking will be looking to continue their good form against Rosenborg when they travel up to Trondheim and Lerkendal stadium for a game that will be very interesting.

How do you think I will do this season? Can I live up to the expectations? Were my transfers good?
Please comment :-)

Viking's squad for 2013 season


Goalkeepers
Rune Almenning Jarstein
Arild Østbø
Roy Dyrdal

Defenders
Indridi Sigurdsson
Håkon Skogseid*
Lars-Cristopher Vilsvik
Christian Landu-Landu
Alexander Ludwig
Johan Lædre Bjørdal
Santiago Acasiete
Trond Erik Bertelsen

Midfielders
Martin Ørnskov
King Osei Gyan
Yann-Erik de Lanlay
Oliver Norwood
Valon Berisha
Vidar Nisja
Trond Olsen

Strikers
Erik Nevland
Henri Anier
Patrik Ingelsten*
Veton Berisha

*= transfer arranged

Arranged transfers


Patrik Ingelsten (Malmö, £120K)
Håkon Skogseid (Aalesund, £110K)

Both Skogseid and Ingelsten will join their clubs at the 1st of August

March + April 2013 update


The league has finally started, and it has started very well!

Match reports


March

Viking 2 - 1 Lillestrøm
Anier
Pálmason
Gulbrandsen
Anier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anArDywhwxU&feature=plcp

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal, Acasiete, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Norwood, Va. Berisha - de Lanlay, Anier, Olsen


Strømsgodset 1 - 3 Viking
Anier
Olsen
Madsen
Kovacs
Ogunbiyi
Olsen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2T8pERQe0Q&feature=g-upl

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal, Acasiete, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Norwood, Nisja - de Lanlay, Anier, Olsen

Rosenborg 1 - 3 Viking
Anier
Nielsen
Prica
Anier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ar-rT55Imc&feature=plcp

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Skogseid, Lædre Bjørdal, Acasiete, Vilsvik - Ørnskov - Norwood, Nisja - de Lanlay, Anier, Olsen

April

Viking 4 - 2 Molde
Anier
Nisja
Ve. Berisha
Berget
Tripic
Anier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGT3Uk_4S2A&feature=plcp

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Skogseid, Lædre Bjørdal, Ludwig, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Va. Berisha, Nisja - de Lanlay, Anier, Nielsen

Brann 1 - 0 Viking
Korcsmár
Demir

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiyXQs0edNg&feature=plcp

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal, Ludwig, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Va. Berisha, Nisja - de Lanlay, Anier, Nielsen

Viking 3 - 0 Odd Grenland
Nevland
Va. Berisha (pen)
Anier
Nevland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRXAExF5gzo&feature=plcp

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal, Ludwig, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Va. Berisha, Nisja - de Lanlay, Nevland, Nielsen

Fredrikstad 1 - 2 Viking
Nielsen
Nevland
Hansen
Bertelsen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kfMMjG9-aU&feature=plcp

Starting XI:

Jarstein- Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal, Ludwig, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Va. Berisha, Nisja - de Lanlay, Nevland, Nielsen

Table


I have lost my screenshot of the table, but we are on first place with a four point margin to the second place after 7 matches!

News update


Steinnes recieves Manager of the Month award for March

Viking's young and talented manager Henrik Steinnes was named as Manager of the Month for March. He lead his team to victory in all of his games in March. "It's a great honour to be named Manager of the Month. I hope there will be a lot more of them." Steinnes said in an interview. Viking are currently on top of the table.

Anier named as Player of the Month

Viking's Estonian striker Henri Anier was named as Player of the Month in March. He scored a total of 5 goals in the three matches in March. Anier is already looking to be one of the key players this year, and is also hoping to keep his top spot at the top goal scorers list.

Upcoming fixtures in May


Tippeligaen
Vålerenga - Viking
Viking - Sandefjord
Hønefoss - Viking
Viking - Sogndal

Norwegian Cup
Kopervik - Viking (1st Round)
2nd Round?
3rd Round?

Match of the month:

Vålerenga - Viking is a clash between two of the great teams in Norway. Pride and glory will be won as well as three points for the winner.

How do you think I will do it this month? Your thoughts on the last two months? What do you think about that I'm showing the highlights on video?
Please comment :-)

News update


Five of the best for Berisha

In the 1st Round of the Norwegian Cup, young striker Veton Berisha showed his worth after scoring all five goals in Viking's cup victory against Kopervik. He set new team record for most goals scored in one match. The previous record holder was Morten Nielsen.

Viking will face Steinkjer in the 2nd Round.

Transfer news


Berisha joins Hertha Berlin

Viking and Hertha Berlin have come to an agreement for a transfer for midfielder Valon Berisha. Berisha delivered a transfer request earlier this season and wanted a move to a bigger club. The fee is reported to be £2,000,000. Berisha will join Hertha Berlin on the 1st July.

Jarstein hands in transfer request

Viking's goalkeeper Rune Almenning Jarstein shocked everyone today with handing in a transfer request. The Norwegian keeper is keen on a move to a bigger club. Jarstein should be an attractive player on the market because of spot in Norway's starting XI. Reports tells that Viking wants at least £1.6 million for Jarstein.

May update


A new month has passed. We are still doing very good in the league, and in the cup.

Match reports


Norwegian Cup

1st Round
Kopervik 0 - 5 Viking
Ve. Berisha
Ve. Berisha

In the first round of the Cup, title holders Viking faced Kopervik. The game was all about one player: Veton Berisha.

The rampage started after 19 minutes when Berisha slid the ball in from a corner. In the 26th minute, Berisha was at it again and scored his second for the day.

In the second half, Veton Berisha continued his goal fest after 51 minutes. He scored from yet another corner. Just four minutes later, Berisha scored his fourth goal for the day. In the 66th minutes, he scored his fifth goal.

Berisha was named as MotM with his five goals, giving him a rating of 10.

Starting XI:

Østbø - Landu-Landu, Lædre Bjørdal, Bjørnå, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Norwood, Schulze - de Lanlay, Ve. Berisha, Olsen

2nd Round
Steinkjer 0 - 3 Viking
Nevland
Nisja
Acasiete (pen)
Johansen
Bjørnå

In the 2nd Round, Viking had no troubles to get through to the 3rd Round.

Erik Nevland finished cooly 1-on-1 with the keeper after just 2 minutes. In the 16th minute, Vidar Nisja fired away a great shot from right outside the box, which went in past the keeper. In the 21st minute, Viking got a very cheap penalty causing Steinkjer's Even Parkstad Johansen recieving his 2nd yellow card and was sent off. The penalty was taken cooly by centre back Santiago Acasiete.

Young left-back Sander Bjørnå played great through-out the match and was named MotM.

Starting XI:

Østbø - Landu-Landu, Ludwig, Acasiete, Bjørnå - Gyan - Nisja, Schulze - de Lanlay, Nevland, Olsen

3rd Round
Kristiansund 2 - 4 Viking
Ingelsten
Norwood
Nevland
Ve. Berisha
Psychè
Hopmark
Ingelsten

3rd Round was an easy match, and we proceeded easily.

After 5 minutes, Patrik Ingelsten scored from a cross from Sander Bjørnå. Kristiansund equalized after a goal from Christophe Psychè in the 21st minute. In the 38th minute, Oliver Norwood scored his first goal for Viking after a well struck free kick.

After 55 minutes, Erik Nevland scored a header from a corner. Veton Berisha scored Viking's fourth after a great cross by Håkon Skogseid. In the 76th minute, Andreas Hopmark scored a consulation goal for Kristiansund.

Patrik Ingelsten played great on the right wing and was named MotM.

Starting XI:

Østbø - Skogseid, Lædre Bjørdal, Bjørnå, Ludwig - Gyan - Norwood, Schulze - Ingelsten, Nevland, Ve. Berisha

Viking will play Aalesund in the 4th Round.

Tippeligaen

Vålerenga 1 - 3 Viking
Anier
Muri
Nielsen
Anier

Henri Anier scored Viking's first goal after a tap-in after 27 minutes. After 40 minutes, Vålerenga's André Muri was unlucky on a corner and put the ball in his own net.

In the 74th minute, Håvard Nielsen made it 2-1. But in the 79th minute, Anier sealed the victory for Viking.

With two goals in his name, Henri Anier was named MotM.

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Landu-Landu, Lædre Bjørdal, Bjørnå, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Norwood, Va. Berisha - Ve. Berisha, Anier, Nielsen

Viking 2 - 0 Sandefjord
Anier
Anier

In the 56th minute, Henri Anier scored with a header after a corner from Lars-Christopher Vilsvik. Three minutes into extra time, Anier scored his second goal, this time by a corner from Trond Olsen.

Anier was named MotM after his two goals.

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Landu-Landu, Lædre Bjørdal, Acasiete, Vilsvik - Ørnskov - Nisja, Va. Berisha - Ve. Berisha, Anier, Nielsen

Hønefoss 0 - 1 Viking
Va. Berisha
Lædre Bjørdal

Valon Berisha's free kick goal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz5-L4U3Eig&feature=plcp

Johan Lædre Bjørdal was named MotM after great defensive work.

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal, Acasiete, Bjørnå - Ørnskov - Nisja, Va. Berisha - Ve. Berisha, Anier, Olsen

Viking 0 - 1 Sogndal
Flo
Patronen

In a boring match, Sogndal's Ulrik Flo scored the only goal after 4 minutes.

Sogndal's Hannu Patronen played well in defense and was named MotM.

Starting XI:

Jarstein - Landu-Landu, Lædre Bjørdal, Acasiete, Bjørnå - Ørnskov - Nisja, Va. Berisha - de Lanlay, Anier, Olsen

Table




We are on top of the league, and we have one game in hand! So this is looking promising.

Upcoming fixtures in June


Tippeligaen
Tromsø - Viking
Viking - Sandnes Ulf

Norwegian Cup 4th Round
Aalesund - Viking

Match of the month:

The local derby Viking - Sandnes Ulf will be a thrilling match with big brother Viking looking for revenge after their last meeting. Can Viking handle the expectations?

What do you think about this month? How do you think I'll do this next month?
Please comment :-)

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