Update (21/05/13 @ 23:35 HT Time)
You will see in the article below that the Saxons are on a bit of a roll, but we thought we would update this post with a brief report on what happened this evening and two events coming up tomorrow (22/05/13). ‘The Special One’ didn’t even bother putting out 10 players in this evening’s ladder match against opponents Olsgarður IF. Olsgarður IF are managed by DrPOMO whose first team are based in Sweden, currently residing in the Swedish 4th Division. DrPOMO was the national coach for Sweden and assistant coach for Sweden for many years. His team’s trophy cabinet is bursting though he seems to have reduced his squad in quality massively with them now having an average TSI of less than 1000. His financial situation must be extremely healthy however. Nevertheless, despite this huge amount of HT experience his team went down 6-0 at the hands of the 10 Saxon men. Scorers were:
|1 - 0||Sławomir ‘Tiger’ Łysoń||28′|
|2 - 0||Gilles ‘Maestro’ Courbin||32′|
|3 - 0||Natalino ‘Sidewinder’ Zol||33′|
|4 - 0||Sławomir ‘Tiger’ Łysoń||38′|
|5 - 0||Gilles ‘Maestro’ Courbin||79′|
|6 - 0||Alberto Federico Uhrich||84′|
Very pleasing to see growing fans favourite Zol continuing to get on the scoresheet, as well as the Tiger continuing his amazing run of goals from midfield alongside the Maestro. Seems like the two are enjoying their twilight years in the Faroe Islands. Long may it continue yet! When asked to comment, Hjørleif ‘The Special One’ Sólheyg would only say:
Yes, it is true, we have now been undefeated in 10 games with only 1 draw. Tonight we did not even send out a full compliment. A minor slip-up? No… a deliberate tactic on my part. I need to know how the team will play if we are ever down to 10 men. Tonight I got 90 minutes of that experience and it was beautiful.
Are we one of the best platinum teams in the Faroe Islands? Right now, yes. In fact possibly the best. However we know that it is only a small matter of time before the others catch up. We do though have a distinct head start. We need to capitalise on that and keep the momentum going. As I have said all along, our youth players is where this team will be built and anyone in the current squad is playing for their future here. At the moment, I am very happy with all their efforts.
Tomorrow then sees another tournament ladder game with the Saxons currently sitting in 2nd place in Suðuroy (admittedly containing only 4 teams on the ladder currently), and up to 36th place in the Føroyar ladder (containing 48 teams currently). The challengers tomorrow are VictoriA AnnA SprinG. Expect nothing else than a Saxons win, but possibly not a high scoring game due to the quality of the opposition goalkeeper. We also have round 2 of the cup tomorrow, and the Saxons are up against a Bot team. Expect this also to end in a win for the Saxons, taking ‘The Special One’s’ undefeated streak to 12 ahead of the weekend league game against Suðuroy ÍF (another team turned Bot). At least it’s shooting practice for the trainees.
The Lost Saxons News
It’s been all go since the 9-0 cup win for The Lost Saxons on 15th May. Since then, two tournament matches, a single challenge match, an inaugural league game, another ladder match and a tournament game have all been played. Not one game has been lost, with a hugely entertaining game against Camberwell FC earlier today resulting in a 2-2 draw in the Upst★rters Cup.
Saxons have played just one game in the Føroyar ladder, and won it convincingly 3-0 against Bobbis, a team who are also present in the Saxons league series. The Saxons then tore FC Sandvik apart with a 3-1 victory in the Suðuroy tournament ladder. Saxons then played their third match in recent history against FC Tranquebar and came away with a much deserved victory winning 5-2. Huge changes to strengthen the Saxons squad have paid benefits, with Tranquebar having won the previous two encounters easily.
The league campaign got off to a flyer, but it was expected to against such weak opposition. The first game was won 7-0. The scorers were:
|1 - 0||Sławomir ‘Tiger’ Łysoń||2′|
|2 - 0||Henry ‘Happy’ Haraldsen||6′|
|3 - 0||Høskuldur ‘The Ice Man’ Hilduberg||7′|
|4 - 0||Natalino ‘Sidewinder’ Zol||53′|
|5 - 0||Gilles ‘Maestro’ Courbin||60′|
|6 - 0||Natalino ‘Sidewinder’ Zol||75′|
|7 - 0||Henry ‘Happy’ Haraldsen||83′|
Saxons have since played FC Sandvik once more and again come away with a 3-1 victory cementing their superiority. This brings us up to date with the 2-2 draw against Camberwell FC which saw tremendous nerves in the last 5 minutes for both teams.
Tomorrow sees two more teams challenging the Saxons in the Faroe Islands ladder tournaments. At 11:40am we will play Acuatos FC and then later in the evening we will play Olsgarður IF. As if this wasn’t enough football, the next day sees the Saxons return to Faroe Islands Cup action against Suðuroy Ítrottarfelag (a bot team)… anyone for round 3?
Raszków Revival News
Coach Temmink prepared for Revival’s first league game by playing two games behind closed doors against quality opposition. The first ended in a 3-1 defeat to Vi Flaesker Jer and the next a 2-0 loss to Greenpoint United. Despite being beaten, both games gave Temmink invaluable information to enable him to pick the side that went out and defeated Spotico Kraśnik 3-0 at the Raszków Arena on Sunday last. Having never gained a point against Sportico, this has started Revival off on the best possible foot for finishing in the top 2 teams this season… can they do the dream? Time will ultimately tell.
Tomorrow sees a return to Golden League action with a GL4 game against newcomer team Londoner Tricolor. Reserve coach Richard Navis will have the opportunity to play a lot of the younger and untested signings from recent weeks as the Polish club look to get off to a winning start in the most prestigious competition on HT and HU. We will have more about this match following the result.