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Six years with ‘The Next Big Thing’

September 14, 2011
9/11 – A day most will remember for the rest of our life. It was also a historic day for MS Odense. In a much more positive days though and it has become even more defining that i could ever imagine. MSO was searching for a big talent. One who could change the club forever. One with a good chance to play for U20 – the first MSO player to ever reach U20/NT.

‘The hoss’ hatchet men’ from Scotland, managed by, the current U20 manager at the time, the Hoss was selling an eye catching young goalkeeper talent. At age 17,16 the young goalkeeper transferred to Odense on the day most of us just refer to as 9/11 today. 800000$ was the price and Scotland U20 was the main aim for MSO and a very young Paolo Baggio. The hopes and dreams for Baggio was sky high and in no time he got the nickname ‘The Next Big Thing’.

The inspiration that made the transfer was mutual for both MSO and Baggio. The idea was to make Baggio as good as Truls Vorgaard – Vorgaard was one of the best, probably the best, U20 goalkeeper in the world back then. Huge ambitions for both Baggio and MSO. He couldn’t match Vorgaard but he made his own legacy by getting 28 matches for Scotland U20, 46 matches for NT and one match in HT Masters. He has been honoured with HTU- and MS Awards and have a lifelong ongoing feud with Rochdale United’s Charles ‘Charlie Boy’ Colbourne. Six years ago there was a little hope and some dreams, but it was never expected to be anything compared to this. The money earned and spend for his transfers in and out of MSO tells the story of a great goalkeeper too – Just take a look at the end of this post. Where historic top 20’s for MSO can be seen

‘The Next Big Thing’ Paolo ‘Goldenboy’ Baggio is still active and hopefully he will play a handful of seasons more – only injuries can stop him. three weeks from now Baggio will celebrate his 37th birthday, but is far from done. Today he played match number 201 for MSO and got clean sheet number 81. To mention his two goals scored against FC X-Team and Langer House back in 2012 will be to cruel…. well 😉

MSO is on their way to the best level in the 30 season long history. Baggio started it all six years ago and now he lead the talents to ever better times and greater moments. Even more important is the history in the making. the one i will look back at six years from know 😉

Most matches played
https://imgur.com/AJDMDBe

Best Stats
https://imgur.com/y6QG24E

Most goals
https://imgur.com/GQEbmbK

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We Believe.

One season has gone since MSO decided to go all in sold a whole squad to start allover with a bunch of 17 years old talents – Goodbye to big names, superstars and psychotic egos and welcome to team work and real talents.

To start from scratch after a 21 seasons long history isn’t easy. To decide to get your ass kicked every single week for 3-4 seasons isn’t a blast either, but MSO decided to do this and even though the many losses has come, there has also been times for celebrations because of unexpected draws and even wins. MSO ha also been lucky enough to have scouted the best players for the hard work, they have been asked to do, to once again making MSO a winning team. MSO coach Serif Bosnjak and his assistants Alfred Burch, Toke Lundager and Kasper Ørbæk is satisfied with the progression of the plan that was made last season, but the players are also committed and believe in the project.

“It is hard work every day, but we feel we evolve both as a team and as individuals, so i think we can say that we are all happy to be here and we work had fulfill a common goal – To make Odense a powerful team and we want to be the reason why” MSO captain Guruskanthan Mukkamalla told MSO blog before he left Odense to join India U20 in North Lebanon. Mukkamalla made his debut on U20 last week, but that doesn’t mean that he forget about the commitment he has made to Odense. “I am happy to represent my country, but i am an Odense players too and we are on a mission. We might not win the golden league, but we want MSO to be a player among the best once again. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication for us players to make that dream come true. We believe we are good enough to make it happen. We believe we are on the right path and no matter how much we will lose in the next seasons we will continue and we will be ready to set our mark on golden league season 8. We will come not as individuals, but as a very solid team with a common goal” Mukkamalla said.

Former MSO U18 talent Jack Møllebjerg agree with his teammate from India. “It is a joy to watch the hard work of my teammates and it only motivate me get even better and join forces with the rest”. 17 years old Møllebjerg only joined the main squad last week, but he is very positive about the future and trust in his new teammates. “They work hard and we help each other on the field. There is no one more important than the rest. We are one unit with a common interest and that is to make MSO a serious opponent. We must stand together to make it happen and i believe we can do it”.

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Simonsen’s GL Debut

He is one of the best midfield talents the academy have trained in our 6 years of history. You might remember Per Byskov, Carsten Bogh, Kasper Ørbæk and Kenneth Ebbensgaard. Now you can add a new name to the list of good midfielders coming from Odense Academy Center – The name is Keld Simonsen. The 17 years old midfielder has been the team captain of MS Odense U18 for one season and he has been the center of the team from day one. Now he has deserved a professional contract and he is now the youngest man in the Odense squad. The young Dane is set to make his debut tomorrow when Odense takes on Raszkow Revival at the Raszków Arena in Poland.

“Simonsen is a good talent and we have decided to go on and bet on him to get a good career here” said MSO president Pierpaolo Scavo from tonight’s press conference at Raszkow Arena. The club president also told Hattrick News that coach Bosnjak has decided to give Ricky Magnusson a chance to prove himself too. The 17 years old defensive midfielder will debut next week, but for now it is all about Simonsen.

“He is a leader. Has the highest main skill ever for a player from our academy. It is only fair that we have high hopes for his future here. We are proud to give him his debut match tomorrow. Proud that it is a Golden League match and that it is against Raszkow. You can’t get a much better stage to start you career on when you play for us. We know he can handle the pressure and we know he want this very much”.

Coach Bosnjak is also happy about getting a new talented player in his squad. “Simonsen will not stun the world from day one, but I predict that he will soon be the talk of the town and he will be a major factor in our search for success 2 or 3 seasons from now. Only injures can change it. He has good skills. Has a fantastic personality and he can be both a future captain and coach. Club records might fall big time as he grow older” was the words from the coach on MS Odense new number 8.

The press also wanted to hear the coach about his expectations for the game. “Raszkow is making a lot of changes these days and it is impossible to predict a lineup and what to expect from them. They are the home team though and we come with a inexperienced squad. Also they won the game one week ago so clearly they are the favourite here at the arena tomorrow. We will concentrate on ourself and continue to make the team better and stronger. Results doesn’t matter right now. Training do and then the results will come to us when the we are ready to rock”.

The game will be played Wednesday at 18:05 hattrick time