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From A Duck To A Swan

Christoffer Lyngsø

He is only 17 years old but still the former MSO Younglings captain Christoffer Lyngsø is now the captain of a team of young talents and the infamous Sami Arsal. MSO blog has had a talk with Lyngsø about the start to the season and what we can expect from the team this season. This is the first of many articles about how to turn the ugly duckling, MS Odense , into a beautiful swan. A swan that want to fly away with the Golden League 8 trophy in 2016.

“We know when we have a chance. Then we must grab it and get some confidence and some points” he started and continued “We must be realistic though and know that there will only be a few wins this season. It is natural with a squad like ours, but the potential of this squad is looking good and with some luck we might start to get some good wins in the spring of 2015″ he said. Young Christoffer is captain of a team without strikers and defender but they work hard to change things he said.

“We have a good goalkeeper in Alfredo Stacul. He might not be a Charlie- or a Golden-boy but he is young and he is very talented. We also have many good young talented midfielders. Hana, Sami and Andrea is among the top players at the moment but Sanda, Salin and myself also has a lot to offer to the team and i am proud that mister Bosnjak has chosen me as team captain” He said and praised his teammates for showing good team spirit in the cup games Wednesday afternoon. “We took a big beating Sunday against Vollsmose and we needed to work even harder in the game against TheConners. We did and we won. The win came late but we won. Sami was the man of the match. He assisted me when i scored the first goal and he was cool and relaxed when he hammered the penalty shoot into the net only minutes later” he said.

The club got a new logo this week thanks to vgrille. The symbolize the ugly duckling turning into a swan. The logo combine the work coach Bosnjak has to do with the squad at the moment and it is also to tell that the club comes from the same city as poet and fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, born in Odense in 1805. Captain Lyngsø like the new logo. “There is a lot of story in that logo. To make a good future we must have a good past. Hans Christian Andersen is a part of our past here in Odense. One we are proud of. Today Sami helps Sanda, Salin myself and many others to build a past that is so important to get a good future. The club has always had big ambitions, they still do. Sami has them, Stacul has them, Hana has them and mister Bosnjak still has them too. We want more than the club has been able to do in the past. We want to become a part of a proud history alongside other local talents in the future. To be able to do it, we have to make a real strong foundation. That is what we have started and what we will finish together”.

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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

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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!