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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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Last matches of the league


This will be the last update from Tippeligaen as the league has ended. The Europa League results will come after the last group stage match.

Match reports


Lillestrøm 0 - 1 Viking
Anier
Lædre Bjørdal
Bertelsen

Viking 1 - 0 Sandefjord
Riski
Swiergiel
Riski

Rosenborg 1 - 2 Viking
Anier
Akabueze
Anier

Viking 2 - 0 Stabæk
Anier
Hopen
Bertelsen

Sogndal 0 - 2 Viking
Ørnskov
Riski
Ørnskov

Viking 0 - 0 Start
Glenn Andersen

Table




CHAMPIONS! With a 10 point margine, this was a successful season.

Viking players recieves awards


Henri Anier was named as both Top Scorer and Player of the Year in Norway for the 2014 season. He scored a total of 31 goals in 24 matches.

Trond Erik Bertelsen was named as Defender of the Year. In 23 matches, he had a total of amazing 23 assists.

Viking manager Henrik Steinnes was awarded with the Manager of the Year award for his amazing season with Viking.

Can Viking get their third consecutive title? Will Henri Anier leave the club?
Please comment :-)

Ajax approaches Steinnes




Now I'm a bit insecure. Should I accept it or should I decline it and continue with Viking?

Leave a comment on what you think.
always nice to see Nevland...
how many goals is he scoring?
2012-09-22 19:54#66483 Rizny : always nice to see Nevland...
how many goals is he scoring?

If you mean on my save, he retired after last season. He scored 10 goals in 26 matches.

Europa League update


The group stages has finished, and it ended amazingly well!

Match reports


Panathinaikos 1 - 2 Viking
Anier
de Lanlay
Soukouna
Lædre Bjørdal

Rubin Kazan 3 - 2 Viking
de Lanlay
Riski
Shkarin
Eduardo (pen)
Iliev
Riski

Viking 5 - 1 Rubin Kazan
Anier
Stojkovic
Gladyshev
Anier

Hoffenheim 2 - 2 Viking
Nisja
Anier
Babel
Baros
Braafheid

Viking 5 - 1 Panathinaikos
Nisja
Ørnskov (pen)
Anier
Yoshikawa
Riski
Karuru

Group table




We have qualified for the knock-out stages, and as group winners!

Sadly for us, we have drawn Zenit St. Petersburg

Can we make it passed Zenit?
Please comment :-)
Wow, that two 5-1 victories was very impressive!
If you can beat Rubin and Panthinakos 5-1, I actually think you can beat Zenit.
Good Luck!!
2012-09-22 23:19#66491 Axeber : Wow, that two 5-1 victories was very impressive!
If you can beat Rubin and Panthinakos 5-1, I actually think you can beat Zenit.
Good Luck!!

Thanks, I will hopefully manage to beat them. Would be absolutely amazing if I did so!

Steinnes appointed in new job


Viking manager Henrik Steinnes has been appointed as Iceland's Under 21s manager. He will still be managing Viking.

Europa League update


First knock-out stage matches has been played and it was two tight matches.

Match reports


Zenit St. Petersburg 3 - 2 Viking
Riski
Seregin
Kerzhakov
Perevertalio

Starting XI:

Wiland - Vilsvik, Bezak, Lædre Bjørdal, Bertelsen - Ørnskov ( 48') - Nisja, Hopen - Isaksen ( 83'), Anier ( 64'), de Lanlay

Subs:

Hansen, Landu-Landu ( 48'), Tomás, Midtsjø, Yoshikawa, Riski ( 64'), Nielsen ( 83')

Viking 2 (4)a - (4) 1 Zenit St. Petersburg
Riski
Norwood
Kerzhakov

Starting XI:

Wiland - Vilsvik, Landu-Landu, Lædre Bjørdal, Bertelsen - Ørnskov ( 81') - Norwood, Hopen - Isaksen ( 77'), Riski, de Lanlay ( 81')

Subs:

Hansen, Bezak ( 81'), Tomás, Midtsjø, Nisja ( 81'), Anier ( 77'), Nielsen

MotM: Alexandr Kerzhakov

We are through to the next knock-out round! The team put in a magnificent effort, and thanks to two away goals in Russia, we were able to get through.

In the 2nd knock-out stage we are going to play against Granada

Steinnes leaves Iceland U21s after just one month in charge


Henrik Steinnes has left Iceland U21s after just one match. Iceland won the match 3-1 against Luxembourgs U21s.

Steinnes left the post after Ivory Coast approached him for the role as their new manager.

How will I do it against Granada? Can I get through to the quarter-finals?
Please comment :-)
Granada become good with their regens, so you should be careful and not take them lightly. With that said, your win against Zenit is very impressive and you should be through to the QFs.
Ivory Coast to win World Cup?
Riski, is it Roope or Riku Riski?

Great result against Zenit, keep it up.
2012-09-23 15:13#66520 akash.vidyasagar : Granada become good with their regens, so you should be careful and not take them lightly. With that said, your win against Zenit is very impressive and you should be through to the QFs.
Ivory Coast to win World Cup?

I will of course not underestimate them, but I had a lucky draw as I didn't have to play against Real Madrid, Juventus and Everton to mention some teams.

Hopefully I can go far with Ivory Coast as well, and mabye win a WC title.

2012-09-23 16:35#66522 The FM Rookie : Riski, is it Roope or Riku Riski?

Great result against Zenit, keep it up.

Thanks!

It is Roope Riski.
2012-09-21 11:29#66407 Henna96 :
2012-09-21 09:08#66403 mattias333 :

Well its going very slowly as after the birth of my 1st child recently times been something I dont have but im nearing the end of my 1st season and currently 1st by 3points over Molde. But the whole league is so tight there is no room for a slip in form.

Loving it though. Just wish I had more time to progress it further.

Congrats on your child!

The Norwegian league is indeed very tight, and it has been so for the last years, and this year as well. One loss can get a team dropping from 4th place to 8th place.


Well I finally finished my first season. Managed to get a few hours in last night as the weekend ended and won my first title. Finished 8 points clear of Molde in the end. I see what you mean though about being tight in the league. I thought I was running away with the league then I suffered my 1st loss in charge of Viking and suddenly there was 3 points in it! Luckily Everyone else messed up with 2 games left and I won the league without even playing lol.

The odd registration rule certainly helped me in my run in. Ive got 4 centre backs currently. My 2 regular centre backs are my captain and vice captain respectively and been solid throughout the season. I have 1 back up centre back and a fairly decent youth prospect 1 (all other youth centre backs are nowhere near the standard needed for 1st team football.) Suddenly at the most vital stage of the season my 2 first choice centre backs go down injured for minimum of 2 months and my youth centre back gets injured as well.

Left with only 1 Centre back to get me over the finish line I was able to sign a Brazilian Centre back by the name of Tiago Prado on a free transfer, tinker with my registered squad to allow another over seas player by unregistering a unrequired one.

Im now keeping an eye out for any Home grown talent that isnt more than £200k and wondering how i'll strengthen my squad for the next season when really all my board can afford to give me for wages is £3000 p/w tops.

Loving the challenge though.

Well done on your continued success. Personally i'd be very tempted with the Ajax job! Its the kind of thing I hope to get offered when the times right. Dont want to jump straight to the Premier League.
2012-09-24 09:33#66576 mattias333 :

Well I finally finished my first season. Managed to get a few hours in last night as the weekend ended and won my first title. Finished 8 points clear of Molde in the end. I see what you mean though about being tight in the league. I thought I was running away with the league then I suffered my 1st loss in charge of Viking and suddenly there was 3 points in it! Luckily Everyone else messed up with 2 games left and I won the league without even playing lol.

The odd registration rule certainly helped me in my run in. Ive got 4 centre backs currently. My 2 regular centre backs are my captain and vice captain respectively and been solid throughout the season. I have 1 back up centre back and a fairly decent youth prospect 1 (all other youth centre backs are nowhere near the standard needed for 1st team football.) Suddenly at the most vital stage of the season my 2 first choice centre backs go down injured for minimum of 2 months and my youth centre back gets injured as well.

Left with only 1 Centre back to get me over the finish line I was able to sign a Brazilian Centre back by the name of Tiago Prado on a free transfer, tinker with my registered squad to allow another over seas player by unregistering a unrequired one.

Im now keeping an eye out for any Home grown talent that isnt more than £200k and wondering how i'll strengthen my squad for the next season when really all my board can afford to give me for wages is £3000 p/w tops.

Loving the challenge though.

Well done on your continued success. Personally i'd be very tempted with the Ajax job! Its the kind of thing I hope to get offered when the times right. Dont want to jump straight to the Premier League.

I see you're doing well, and that good to see. That odd registation rule has helped me a lot as well, so thank God for that.

March update


The league has started, we've played two matches in Europe and I have made my debut as manager of Ivory Coast.

Match reports


Viking

Tippeligaen

Viking 0 - 1 Vålerenga
Muri
Thomassen
Togstad

Starting XI:

Wiland - Landu-Landu, Togstad, Tomás, Bertelsen - Ørnskov (C) - Norwood, Hopen ( 48') - de Lanlay, Anier ( 73'), Yoshikawa ( 80')

Subs:

Hansen, Vilsvik ( 48'), Bezak, Isaksen, Nisja, Riski ( 73'), Nielsen ( 80')

MotM: André Muri

Start 1 - 2 Viking
Isaksen
Riski
Jensen

Starting XI:

Wiland - Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal (C), Bezak, Swiergiel ( 67') - Ørnskov - Norwood, Nisja - Isaksen, Anier ( 67'), Nielsen ( 84')

Subs:

Hansen, Bertelsen ( 67'), Tomás, de Lanlay ( 84'), Hopen, Berisha, Riski ( 67')

Molde 2 - 4 Viking
Riski
de Lanlay
Nisja
Hoseth (pen)
Hussain

Starting XI:

Wiland - Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal (C), Bezak, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Norwood ( 88'), Nisja - de Lanlay ( 88'), Anier ( 61'), Yoshikawa

Subs:

Hansen, Landu-Landu, Togstad ( 88'), Isaksen ( 88'), Hopen, Nielsen, Riski ( 61')

Europa League 2nd Knock-out Stage

Granada 3 - 1 Viking (1st Leg)
Hopen
Baba
Miranda

Starting XI:

Wiland - Landu-Landu, Bezak, Lædre Bjørdal (C), Vilsvik - Ørnskov - Norwood, Hopen - de Lanlay ( 59'), Riski ( 86'), Nielsen ( 71')

Subs:

Hansen, Swiergiel, Tomás, Midtsjø, Nisja ( 86'), Anier ( 59'), Berisha ( 71')

MotM:Baba

Viking 2 (3) - (6) 3 Granada
Anier
Nisja
Baba
Orellana
De Marcos
Bertelsen

Starting XI:

Wiland - Vilsvik, Lædre Bjørdal (C), Tomás, Bertelsen - Ørnskov - Norwood ( 70'), Nisja - de Lanlay ( 65'), Anier, Nielsen ( 70')

Subs:

Hansen, Swiergiel ( 70'), Bezak, Isaksen ( 65'), Hopen, Berisha, Riski ( 70')

MotM: Gabriel Torje

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast 2 - 2 Senegal
Doumbia
Coulibaly
Sow

Table




Still a lot of matches to be played, so there's nothing that can be predicted so far.

Viking squad 2015


Goalkeepers

1. André Hansen
12. Arild Østbø
21. Johan Wiland

Defenders

2. Trond Erik Bertelsen
3. Johan Lædre Bjørdal - C
4. Santiago Acasiete
5. Lars-Christopher Vilsvik
6. Lars Arne Togstad
14. Christian Landu-Landu
15. Zibigniew Swiergiel
17. Kamil Bezak *
23. Carlos Tomás
24. Odin Riise
34. Fredrik Semb Berge *

Midfielders

7. Martin Ørnskov - V
8. Vidar Nisja
9. Ørjan Hopen
10. Yann-Erik de Lanlay
16. Joar Isaksen *
18. Oliver Norwood
20. Fredrik Midtsjø
22. Masaya Yoshikawa

Strikers

11. Henri Anier
13. Roope Riski
19. Veton Berisha
28. Morten Nielsen

*= new transfers

Transfers


Transfers in:

Kamil Bezak (19, from Senica. Fee: £250K)
Fredrik Semb Berge (25, from Molde. Fee: £450K)
Joar Isaksen (18, from Sandefjord. Fee: 850K)
Helgi Ástvaldsson (18, from Fjölnir. Fee: £120K)

Transfers out:

King Osei Gyan (26, to Vitesse. Fee: £50K)

Fixtures in April


Viking - Odd Grenland
Sarpsborg 08 - Viking
Viking - Fløy
Bodø/Glimt - Viking
Viking - Brann

Match of the month:

Will Brann be able to beat Viking when they travel down to what most likely will be a sold out Viking Stadion? Brann have had a good grip on Viking the last matches, but Henrik Steinnes' men will be looking for a victory.

What do you think about this month? How will my new signings do?
Please comment :-)

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