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Finally! Rahman Made It.

We finally made it. Rahman finally made it. A little more than a week ago MSO got a player representing Denmark on international level. A 28 seasons struggle ended with a wish came true when Ahmed Abd El Rahman getting his debut.

Last night the road to U20 world cup XXVII started with Ahmed Abd El Rahman playing the entire match against Hanguk U20. A match where the defending champions had to give their best to overcome a surprise lead for the visitors in the first minutes of the match. Denmark was the stronger side of the two and got a deserved 2:1 win in front 180000 spectators at Piggy Arena.

It is a milestone in MSO history and approval of things we wanted to change back in January 2016. Money spend bad, non-compatible squads, poor training programs to make unrealistic aims even more unreachable to reach had to be stopped. We wanted a healthy economy, less transfers and a mainly homegrown squad with a solid plan for training and development and accept that we will never be a strong team in Denmark but IV.series would be nice someday. Today the economy is very good. The promotion before this season was the first in 15 seasons. The all-time stats record was broken last season after almost standing for five years. The training plans are follow as planned and development of the team comes before individuals and short term success. Rahman’s way to U20 is the outcome of this strategy and it is the present and the future of MSO. In addition to the training program and development talks between the club and U20, Røjkjær transferred to MSO last season and another approval of our new strategy. Also it is both our way to say thanks for noticing our talent and to help Denmark to set the strongest squad possible. Unthinkable situation two years ago and another outcome of a strong strategy for MSO.

What is next?
This season is all about Rahman and Røjkjær representing Denmark. It is a milestone and a motivation to continue what we are doing. Flamskär, Klokmose, Schwaner, Coling and Hestehauge is the next pool of talents from the academy promoting this season. Not on the level as Rahman, but strong enough to make a wider, stronger and flexible squad of homegrown players to keep pushing the limit for how strong MSO can get, both with the homegrown players but also compared to our entire history. A reasonable aim for the future and more realistic than dreams, ideas and hopes from the past.


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 😉

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AU7 Pushed To The Limit

epicglperformanceinhanguk What just happened?
The two time defending HTUM Masters winner got of to a shaky start in GLX. What seemed to be a walkover for AU7 ended with a small scare before Kyung-Han Park secured the win after an epic performance from MSO.

The records of both clubs and their players says it all. AS Uijeongbu 07; a nine time national champion, four time Korea Cup winner, one time Korea Sapphire Challenger Cup winner and winner of last two HTUM Masters. Their squad for the match had an impressive 138 NT matches, 28 U20 matches and 114 HT Masters matches combined. MS Odense has the records of legend Paolo Baggio with 46 NT matches, 28 for U20 and 1 match in HT Masters. Thirteen season ago they reached the seventh round of the Danish Cup, Two season in V.series or else beneath that and in silence they won the group stage of golden league season three. The stats are non-comparable!

It was a match between experience versus youth. The two MSO legends Bogh and Baggio has been around for ages, but the rest of the MSO players is still under 22 years. 20 of AU7s 25 players is over 30 years old, with Widodo, coach Osman and Gu being among the eldest in the squad. Coach Osman was in the starting lineup with GU and Ahn. Goalkeeper Vachir and Baek played too, but also the three youngest players in the squad played the whole match. The much younger and inexperienced squad from Odense gave golden league debut to Lars Trier, and had the powerhouse Thrysøe as the lone striker in a 5-4-1 formation against the hosts 2-5-3.

A surprise opening to the match set the tone for the rest of the match. AU7 wasn’t at their best and MSO took the chances they got. 16th minutes into the match AU7 took the visitors too lightly. Lars Trier got a chance and scored the first goal of the match. 16 minutes a counter attack almost send MSO up by 2, but Bogh mistimed the shot. MSO was on a roll and AU7 looked stunned and it took an injury to chance it. Abildgaard replaced Langberg a few minutes before the halftime break; Abildgaard to inexperienced to play centre midfield on GL level and AU7 coach Osman would balance the score of the match.

In the second half AU7 took control of the match. Baggio was playing his best in the goal, but Ahn got the better of their fight and scored twice. Thrysøe made it 2:3 with 12 minutes left of the match, but Park scored on the following attack and then it was over. Au7 won and Ahn was voted man of the match by the fans at Waegari Park and he deserved it after a good second half performance and he was the one to turn the match around in favour of his team. Win or lose, the performance from MSO was epic. Can they do it one more time when AU7 visit Šerif Bošnjak Arena next week?