After 4 fantastic seasons in Denmark, this journey came to an end with a slight distaste in the mouth. I have taken an amateur club that played in front of 25 people (and a dog), made them a steady mid-table Superliga side and built a competitive squad with good young players. They now instead of … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where it’s game over!
It's been a fabulous first season in the Superliga but the last 10 games were drawn out into a disappointing end. A very quick recap of the remaining 3 months in Denmark. On the results front my school report would say 'Tries very hard but more needed to reach the next step in his education'. … Continue reading Fredensborg – Season 4 drips to an end!
It’s a simple coin toss. Sun, Sangria and a boat load of cash managing in one of the biggest leagues on the planet, or Snow, Carlsberg and smoked mackerel for supper 6 out of 7 nights of the week. Always been a pint man myself, that and the affection I now genuinely have for the … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where loyalty wins out…
FC Kobenhavn, our illustrious neighbours were as usual running away with the Superliga. The Danish giants dominate the league year after year so getting anything from our next game would take a monumental effort. On top of that my relationship with Kobenhavn manager Stalle Solbakken was less than amicable. Fredensborg 2-1 FC Kobenhavn There are … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where my flats possibly going up for sale!
Funny how things work out. In my first week at Frednesborg I made an impassioned plea to our local neighbours FC Kobenhavn, I asked them to help us out and become our parent club. A link with the biggest club in Danish football would have been a huge boost. A snobby Stale Solbakken told me … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where Superliga football aint so bad!
In a Rut - In a settled or established habit or course of action, especially a boring one. That's us, a winless run, a team desperate for goals with the inability to defend. How has it ended up being like this, we were so good early in the season and beat all-comers. First up is … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where football isn’t played anymore…
Another winter break has passed, the snow has cleared and sunlight is an actual thing again in Fredensborg. The weather hasn’t stopped us working incredibly hard to recruit new faces in our attempt to reach the Superliga. Recruitment Jonah Ayunga is a 21 year old Kenyan born striker. After spending a few weeks on trial … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where we need a bigger boat!
I was worried that with just eight games left until the mid-season break our season was stagnating a little. The incredible run of results earlier in the season now seemed a long way away and we needed a spark. This week we welcomed Alfred Austin back into the fold. The enigmatic talisman had missed 8 … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where there is no such word for consistency….
We can’t keep a clean sheet for love nor money and our normally reliable goalkeeper has made more mistakes than a Hans Segers/Bruce Grobbelaar hybrid. New blood is needed. Jacob Albrechtsen a 28-year-old centre-half has joined up with the squad on a 12-month contract, he joins on a free from recently relegated Avarta, his experience … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where Goalkeepers dare to tread!
New season, New Division, Same problems. After the success of last season I really needed to keep that positive feeling in the team so on the whole I wanted to retain the vast majority of the squad. The majority of teams promoted out of Division 2 ended up back there 12 months later, we would … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where people are starting to watch football.