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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.

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The Toughest Battle Ever!

So here we are! On the verge of season 55. The 20th season for Mission Superliga Odense. It feels like we have never been further away from the Danish Superliga but the competition is strong as ever. In the coming season Odense will compete in the lowest league level in Denmark. Scotland’s Goldenboy Paolo Baggio is back and the defence of the white and blue stripes from the birth town of Hans Christian Andersen has never been stronger – But you wont hear Odense scream and shout about championships and promotion. Not because our team isn’t good. Because the competition for the top spot will be very unpredictable. To show you the facts. Here are the top stats of season 54 from the 8 participants.

Astina FC Overall: 31
Defence: 38 Midfield: 25 Attack: 40

MS Odense Overall: 29
Defence: 54 Midfield: 19 Attack: 27

A.N.K Sønderjylland Overall: 27
Defence: 53 Midfield: 16 Attack:22

Red’n'Panda Overall: 26
Defence: 38 Mifield: 27 Attack: 25

Revolution Kickers Overall: 25
Defence: 41 Midfield: 29 Attack:18

Søndervig Beach Boys Overall: 19
Defence: 22 Midfield: 26 Attack: 15

46664 MADIBA 46664 Overall: 19
Defence: 30 Midfield: 24 Attack: 17

Wineleaf inc Overall: 11
Defence: 13 Midfield: 8 Attack: 15

“With only one bot next season it will be quite a change for the four managers who ruled V.916 last season” Odense manager Hojris said after he has seen the league opponents fro the upcoming season. “Astina FC looks like a serious championship candidate. Søndervig should not be taken lightly every time they step on to the field. Red’n'Panda is stronger than ever. Sønderjylland is the defending champion. Madiba has many many fine talents and Revolution Kickers is the one i expect to come out on top after the 14 games. Kickers has been very unlucky for a number of seasons now. I fear that it is about to chance this season! Kickers is a familiar face to MSO. It is our big brother from the south east side of the town and we have followed each other for about 10 to 15 season. Make no mistake about it – These matches will be about points, honor and bragging right in the Mission Superliga federation. A federation we have been a part of for 6 years. Still it is the first time we go head to head with another member in a league. Red’n'Panda has a great history with us and it goes way back to season 38 or so. The bragging rights is seriously on the line in those two encounters. Madiba is the team responsible for MSO being here today as their manager introduced me to hattrick – Those games will be about a lot of respect and honor and Madiba is a team we wont take lightly. Yes it will be a season with a lot more than points on the line. Defeats will be more painful than ever and game engine will most certainly be blamed a lot in the next 14 weeks”.

Mission Superliga Odense will host Wineleaf inc at MS Park in game 1.

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Baggio’s Big Night

Did you expect a blog with big words and promises Friday night? Well it wouldn’t have been unusual for MS Odense to act like that when good things happen. This time we act different though and hopefully it also show just a bit of some seriousness on our behalf. Last Friday ‘Goldenboy’ Paolo Baggio rushed to Hampden in Scotland to represent his country and he was among the manager chosen eleven against Kenya. Only a few hours before the game ‘Goldenboy’ was elected into the squad and with his place in the starting lineup he played his NT game number 4 at the age of 25½.

“We are proud and also a little humble by Baggio’s apperences Friday night” Club president Scavo said when it was a reality that MS Odense had a player on a national team for the first time. “We knew that he was a contender in the future but see him both in the squad and then on the field at Hampden was a special moment for a minor club like ours. Baggio’s comeback in Odense has been great and he has preformed very well as we expect from him. Maybe that is why he got the chance” said Scavo. Who doesn’t think his goalkeeper will get more games in a near future. “We have to be patience. Work hard and steady to reach the goal and make Baggio Scotland’s number one goalkeeper. It will take a long time and we need some luck to make it happen. We will try though” Scavo said.

The man himself is taking it easy and keeps his feet on the ground. “It was really nice to be a part of the team again and luckily we got the win. I was satisfied with my performance and hopefully it will give me a chance to either play or be on the bench this week when we play Brazil at Campo do Flor. We have to wait and see what happens. The choice is the managers alone. I can only play the best i can and hope it is enough” was the words from Goldenboy Paolo Baggio – MS Odense’s first national player and he was also the clubs first U20 player.