The Danish Cup Archive


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 Perfect Week

This season is the 20th anniversary season of Mission Superliga Odense. Anniversary seasons and games often goes wrong but according to the results of week 1 Odense goes against the sad traditions as they have done more than well so far. Actually Odense had the perfect week.

Monday night Odense returned to HTUM Challenge Trophy with strong performance and a 1:0 win against the Germans from FC iSoccer. Juan Manuel Soto was the lone goalscorer of the game. His goal came after a right side attack in the 13th minute. Odense has been drawn in the a strong group. Besides the Germans Odense has to face Bellevue Barrage and SK Brann to go trough to the knockout stages. The victory in game one was very important. Tonight we will play game two. When we meet our strong Norwegian brothers from Brann. SK Brann has some comments about the upcoming match. Read it here

Wednesday afternoon Odense played in the first round of the Danish Cup. The opponent was Hertha BSC Berlin – An opponent who could mean trouble for coach Bosnjak’s boys. Luckily the Bosnian Golden League legend found the right tactic. A strong defense and some SE optimizing was the prescription to victory and when Juan Manuel Soto toke advantage of a penalty in the 113th minute of the game. Odense was trough to the next round because Berlin only had 2 chances in 120. Mission completed – The tactic was perfect! In the second round Odense will play against Team Koldefusser.

Friday evening Odense goalkeeper Paolo ‘Goldenboy’ Baggio was chosen to defend the honor of the tartan army as he represented Scotland NT in their 3:1 win against Kuwait. It was Goldenboy’s 5th appearance for the national team and his international game record is now on 33. “I am proud to be a part of the team and will do the best i can every time i play for my country. When the coach call i will show him. He can count on me”.

Odense started their campaign in VI.916 with a home game against the weakest team in the league and they did not disappoint at MS Park Sunday afternoon. Karl-Uwe Ebertz scored a hattrick and Eusébio da Rosa scored twice in the 11:0 demolish of Wineleaf inc. Odense lead VI916 after the first game. The unpredictable Red’n’Panda is number 2. While Mission Superliga rivals Revolution Kickers complete top 3. Odense will face Søndervig Beach Boys next Sunday. The team from mid Jutland surprised last seasons league winner A.N.K Sønderjylland with a 1:1 result in South Jutland.


Getting Better And Better

4½ seasons has gone since former Golden League Council candidate Søren Olesen scouted the current number one goalkeeper of Mission Superliga Odense. Back then the 15 years old talent could only have dreamed of being a safe last man for his new club. Today it is a reality. Odense reached the 7th round of the national Cup this season and is currently number 3 in the 12th best V.series in Denmark, furthermore Odense has the second best defense in the series according to the score of the teams in Denmark’s V.242. A big part of this success can be related to the youngest member of the main squad in Odense – Ricco ‘Glue Glove’ Pilgaard. Two seasons after he got a pro contract with the club, Ricco has 11 clean sheets in 51 games and he is on the hunt to grab club record from MSO goalkeeper legends, and U20 keepers, ‘The Emperor’ Emin Allahverdiyev and ‘GoldenBoy’ Paolo Baggio. He has today played more games for the club than Allahverdiyev and he will reach Baggio on that list next season. Regaring clean sheets, he is halfway there. Will he make it? If you ask Ricco the answer is yes and he is ready to work hard for a long time to reach his goals – To win the HTUA Goalkeeper Of The Season award.

Hattrick News caught up with the 19 years old talent after the training Friday morning to have a talk with the only player in Mission Superliga Odense squad to never play for other clubs than the one his is with at the moment. Young Ricco was originally a striker in his youngest years as a football player and last season he proved that he still can find the net, when he scored 3 goals in 2 league games, but he also showed some great potential as a goalkeeper with his 6 clean sheets in the same season. Last season was also the season where he became the number one goalkeeper in Odense and for 12 weeks he has proven himself worthy as the replacement of ‘The Emperor’ Emin Allahverdiyev. Ricco is not the same talent as Allahverdiyev or Baggio, but his feelings for the mother club and his training rate lift his game to an impressive level, when he enters a field in the MSO kit.

‘Glue Glove’ also think, that having two very different goalkeepers in the club is good for his own development as a player. Ke Xinyun has some forces, where Ricco is not that strong yet, but he truly believe that he is the better of the two. He also know that he has to continue to work hard to keep the Chinese goalkeeper behind him in. Competition is good and it makes him more fit, sharper and eventually better in the games and that goes for Ke too. Being in as tough a Series as Odense is this season, it is good to be two good keepers cause like Ricco say, he like to be ready and fully rested for the big encounter every week and that can only happen if Ke performs on top in the games he get to play. So far Ricco and company has done great in V.242 and on Sunday they can take a baig step closer to survival and a new season in the strong series if they can win the home game against Drugless United. If you ask Ricco he is 100% sure that Odense will take the win.

Oh yes and then there was the talk about the HTU Award as the best goalkeeper of the season. Will he take it this season? Ricco do not believe so, but in a season or two he believe he will become a contender. If it is enough to knockdown the great Charlieboy down from the throne. We will have to wait and see about that.