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Arsal: I had fun the last time i was here

He has been absent for six seasons, but now the golden leagues mad midfielder Sami Arsal is back and ready to compete in the golden league one more time. Sami Arsal, also known as Psycho, signed a contract with Mission Superliga Odense friday afternoon and Sunday he will make his comeback in a blue and white MSO shirt, when his team meet Vollsmose FB. Friday he meet the press alongside MSO President Pierpaolo Scavo.

“Thank you for joining us today for this special occasion. As you all know, tonight is the world premiere of “Psycho-Nator II – The Devils Favorite Demon Is Back”. Sami is the star of that movie and we are happy to have a star of that caliber representing our club. You all know that Sami is not only a movie star. He is also a fighter on the field. A mastermind on the field and he know his ways with the yo all. We are aware that some players, managers and club is having a hard time getting along with Sami, but that is not a problem for us. He is a pro and that is why we decided to pay 2 million £ to get him back home. Let me start by saying that it wasn’t easy. His agent has told me that The Flaming Wodkas FC, Football Club Tranquebar and Los Mejores Fútbol Club was eager to get him to sign a contract with them. We are happy that he chose us. We never doubted for a minute. We had some good talks with the agent and Sami from the start. All of you know that we have a very young squad at the moment and a young squad need guidelines and leadership. We believe that Sami is the best one to lead the team and we also believe that he can help MSO back to the greatness we had in the past. So it with great joy i say welcome back to Odense to Sami” Mr Scavo said at MS Park earlier today and thereafter it was time for the press to get some answers.

“Sami welcome back to Odense. How does it feel to be back”

“How it feels? Fantastic. I had fun the last time i was here. Odense and Razskow is where i grew as a man, as a player. My stay here in Odense was kind of short. Only 53 games played but i had my times with you, the golden league society and with a few people here and there. You think i was saying bad things? Nana Amankwah didn’t hold him self back when he called me an awful player did he? But hey i am over it. You can tell Nana i will buy him a drink anytime. By the way where is he today? Oh yes sorry.. he is retired isn’t he. Well some stay here longer than others”

“Did you talk to Peroni about going the Faroe Islands”

“Yes i did. Aldopaolo and i are good friend so i had a talk with him. It wasn’t to be this time. Maybe later in my career. Who knows. The best option for me right now is to be here in Odense and i have things to do and future dreams to fulfill”.

“Was it tempting to go to Brazil and play for Los Mejores FC”

“Yes i thought about it. It would be nice to play there even though the past between us isn’t good. They have a good team and a good coach. They play i V.series and we wont do that for a couple of seasons here in Odense but the choice was easy. The Flaming Wodkas FC couldn’t raise the finances to pay my salary and the Hattrick Football Association wouldn’t allow me to represent FC Tranquebar so when Pierpaolo called me. I didn’t need to think twice. I think i would have chosen to come back to Odense no matter what”.

“Odense has a very young squad and with you being 28 you are much older than the rest. What do you think about that”

“Bosnjak is almost 43 so i am not that old i think, but yes all the others are under 21. The club has made an interesting choice to assemble such a young and small squad. I was once one of the younger guys here and i had a lot of great players to learn from. Today i am the one they should learn from. My talent was like the talent they have today and maybe they get a chance to evolve and experience what i have in my career and maybe even more. I am here to try and help them. To learn them to reach out for the stars and maybe, just maybe, one day they can touch one of those stars and become one”.

“What are your main aims for this season”

“To do as well as possible. To train hard every week and establish the team with a good strong and still young foundation. We need to become strong and be willing to do everything to succeed. We need the experience as a team and we will get that every single day. Finally we has started the road to the golden league season 8 final. We want to be there and we want to win it. That is my main reason to come here. The club and i share the same visions for the future and we both want to make a difference in the golden league once again”.

Sami will once again wear shirt number 6


To Make A Future…

Season 57 is here – The 22nd in MS Odense history and even though we still are a part of the lower series in Denmark, there has been many memorable seasons in the past. Once players like Ørbæk, Bosnjak, Burch, EC10, Baggio, Wiesenthal, Papon, Kotakis, Ace and Psycho was representatives of Mission Superliga Odense. Respected players on and off the field. But before we managed to rise in the ranks for real. Stars was sold to get good money, but it has always ended with a new start. New talents, new dreams… some know where this is going so let’s just stop here.

MS Odense has a plan. To win Golden Leagues season 8. The final will be played 6 seasons from now, but even though that is a lot of time. It does take at least 4-6 seasons to build a competitive team. That is what we have decided to do and the process has started. A handful of young talents will be the foundation of a new and improved MSO. Not a squad that will get a lot of wins in the next two seasons, but they will later on. To make a future you must have a past. The past is here. The past we must have to get a good future is right now.

Lyngsø, Chow, Salin, Sanda is the future of MSO. Now they just need some experience to lean on when the coming seasons will be tough because of a lot of strong opponents and big defeats wait for us. “We are negotiating right now” club president Scavo told MSO blog after the early cup exit. “Hopefully we can announce a new incoming transfer before Sunday’s game against Vollsmose FB. Lyngsø is our new team captain, but we need a leader on and off the field. We need one to guide the young talents in the right direction. We need one who know the ways with the press and one who can handle the pressure when things go bad. But like i told you. We are negotiating at the moment and we will let you know if something happens” Scavo told the press.

World Premiere
The coming weekend in Odense will be heaven for journalists and fans. Friday evening you can attend the world premiere of the new Psycho-Nator movie “The Devils Favorite Demon Is Back” The movie feature Former MS Odense and Flaming Wodkas FC star Sami Arsal and Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen. Saturday it is time for the HTU Award show in the Golden League Arena and Sunday MSO play against Vollsmose FB at Vollsmose Park. What a weekend!


The Great Wall Of Odense

2 weeks has gone since Goldenboy Paolo Baggio made his return to Odense after 5 seasons back home in Scotland. The return of the prodigal son has given the opportunity to play a different role in the golden league as well as in the danish league and cup. Hattrick News Odense has had a talk with Odense president Scavo about what seems to be a return to something recognizable. A strong experienced squad with Baggio as the main player in the squad. Something the club also did when they bought a 17 years old Paolo Baggio 8 seasons ago. “We paid a lot of money to get Baggio back to Odense. The goldenboy himself coast most of our money and then we had to get some players to help us and Baggio to reach the aims we have for both the club and Baggio in the future” Scavo said and continued. “We know the way of the game when we are out on a long-term mission like this. We tried it the first time Baggio was here and we will try again. What i am talking about is the hope for Baggio to become a part of Scotland NT. Both Baggio and MSO know that it is a long shot and there is no guarantees. It is a wish all 3 parts has and we know what to do to try and make it happen” Scavo said.

Goldenboy’s return to MS Park cost the club over 7 million dollars and another 2½ millions to make a fairly strong squad based on training Baggio and also be a serious opponent for the many clubs they play against. “When Baggio was here last time., We took him to the U20 level and our teams foundation was with a strong experienced midfield and attack. This time we have set our focus on the defense. A very strong defense that is. A defense we like to call the great wall of Odense. Baggio and a handful of experienced defenders is our big defensive line with defensive stats at a level we never have reach in the club before. You can also call our new defense and Baggio for a bulwark. They will be ready to resist even the biggest ships for most of the games. We have seen that recently with the games against FC Prague Silvers and Polomit. Yes we have lost the games but they are teams much better than us. But we have fought hard in both games and our opponents has to give their best to get the wins. We expect all teams to have to do so. Even Krosnianka Karpaty Krosno and AFC Wirschtlstand – 2 Other very strong teams we expect to collide with soon” Scavo said.

Tomorrow will see Odense in a league match with little interest of the Odense club president. “Right now we will get Baggio in a perfect shape and try and get him closer to Scotland NT. At the start of next season will will also focus on getting some more wins than this season. A season that might have been the poorest in 15 seasons or so. When looking at winning streaks. Streaks who has been nowhere near Odense this season. That will chance next season. We believe and are positive about the great wall of Odense will earn us many points next season” was the last words form mr Scavo.