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… has always been a big part of Mission Superliga Odense history. There has been many though the years. Yuval Haymovic – The first real leader of the team – was a very important player 15 seasons back in time. A wingback, captain and a leader. The man to take all set pieces and thereby also a goalscorer. Haymovic played 75 games for the club and was the foundation for the hunt for characters. Why? Because they are fun to make and they are even better when you don’t make them. If other make them or if they come to life by them self because of their names, faces or achievements on the field and some has had their own life here on my and many other blogs too. There has been much water under the bridge since Yuval Haymovic ruled in Odense and many big characters has been in the club since then.

MS Odense club president Pierpaolo Scavo has been one of the most active and recognizable characters in our history. The technical defensive attacker played 49 games for the club but it was at the end of his playing career he would become a true legend and a character. Scavo was chosen to become the editor of Hattrick United Press and became one of the characters in ‘The Peroni Saga’. A story involving Horus Falcons player Edi Celai. A player whom back then was with Raszkow Revival and later on he became the face of MS Odense too. The saga’s main person was Raszkow club president Peroni. A character whom has often been a part of the headlines on Hattrick United Press and numerous of clubs blog. Raszkow legend Giachello was also a big part of the story and has often been used as a bad guy in stories full of corruption. Oh he has never been mentioned as much as Peroni but maybe he should. Raszkow legends Badiu and Bracke also came to life as a part of “The Peroni Saga” and they would become the faces of Renaissance-TV (Renaissance FC was the name of Raszkow back then).

Back in those days small “tv-stations” started to show up on the blogs. Badiu, Bracke and Renaissance-TV was good entertaining and MS Odense tried to make something similar. MSO-TV was a reality and Toke Lundager was the man to guide you though live transmissions from games with MS Odense and Scotland U20 – Still today i think that those live posts made over 5, 6 maybe 7 or 8 hours was setting new standards on how to blog on Hattrick United. Later on Toke Lundager would become editor of Hattrick United Press and with his 84 games for the club and his media status he is one of the true legends of MS Odense today and naturally a great character.

It was not all characters who needed the media to become famous and legendary characters, but i am sure that the stories involving medias was a part of their stories and also for the blog posts to be better and better for a long time. The characters became well known faces of the clubs and also the primary stories on the blogs. The former Langer House legend Venkat “The Warrior” Variar was one of the first ones in my mind, and also the first non-MS Odense player – He would be later on though – to feature in Hattrick United Press. Today is still believe that the wish for both Azeem and i to make a good character is the reason that “The Warrior” is a household name of HTU Managers today. Many players are… “Goldenboy” Paolo Baggio, “EC10″ Edi Celai, “The Ghost” Oldřich Páleník, “The Ace” Abdul-Aziz Al-Shamsi, “The Rock” Alfredo Parada, Dölf Bilon, The Alpine Express” Alfred Burch and the worlds greatest storyteller Georg Casabella. The list is end less. Please take a look of the names who has been with Runenberg, Raszkow, Falcons, Krosno, Sigulda, X-Team, Los Mejores or MS Odense amoung many many other great hattrick clubs.

It has been fun so far and if the lust for blogging has ran out it was all worth it. The history of the clubs, the persons behind them and even some of the culture and exports of Denmark became the most natural thing to talk about… what was it?… bacon! As you might remember MS Odense was once “baconized” by Mentor C’s VFJ, but long before that game there has been a lot of talks about bacon… and some even mentioned rugbrød on their blogs. Yes danish food was on the top of the menus for a long time and it was fun. How did we get there? Characters! Because Mentor is both a friendly person but also a great character and great characters has always had a positive snowball effect on Hattrick United. Oh well not every story need to have a positive view. Just ask “Psycho” Sami Arsal. Now there was a big scale snowball effect because of two words… bite me! The story was voted the best of the season at HTU Awards. Sami is a class example on how to build and use a character wisely but also in a mean and no-bullshit kind of way. There was two reasons for Sami to become this not-so-likable persona. The first one was because of a picture of him with sunglasses and a car at the Renaissance blog when he was playing there. The other reason was because of there was no one blogging and wanted to chance that. I think it is fair to say that i managed to get people back writing stories and it was the best post i have written to date. Sami is a special character i my mind because of that story and i think that i once a month is thinking about buying him back to Odense – if possible – just to write a new good story… and yes also to piss someone of once in a while ;)

I hope we all get back to business and start to blog again so we can get good stories like Filips spotlights on HTUM members. Take a look at the federations blog and read about some great managers with great personalities. The real faces behind some of the great characters we have created. Some of those faces are incredibly good writers. They has´ve shown us time and time again. Last but not least we need new characters to keep writing if you ask me. We need a new Bosnjak. We need a new Llosa. New heroes and bad guys. We need new names to blog about. Do i have some of those with MS Odense or FC Tranquebar? Maybe there is a story ii Diaa Zaabalawy. Is there a character hidden inside of him? I believe there is, but the story has to come from inside of me to be good. Rizwan Kardar, Keld Simonsen, Luc Closener and Doc Afaeaki might also be new faces on this blog in the future. We just have to wait and see if it happens or not… If not – This blog will be dead.

What about your blog and club? Is there any new stories and characters in line? I would like to hear about it that i can promise ;)

(Thanks to Sir S for getting me back writing after this story)

manager of the not so mighty but proud MS Odense ;)


Skals Jensen’s Big Chance

Johannes S. Jensen – New vice-captain.

Kasper Ørbæk will be 30 years old at the end of this season, Nils Adamsen is 33½ and Serif Bosnjak is 37 – The list of players with the potential to be team captain is a list of high age players and therefor it is time right to make some new ready to take over and Odense coach Vacatko has chosen Johannes ‘Rex’ Skals Jensen as new vice-captain.

The 24 years old midfielder has played 40 games for MS Odense and has scored 5 goals. Johannes is also a former Odense Academy Center talent and that is why he is the perfect man to lead the team, the day Kasper Ørbæk retire. “I’m delighted to get the responsibility in my hands and also to get a chance to grow with the team” is the comment from the new vice-captain.


5 years with MSO and HT

5 years video. Enjoy :)