Iain Macfadzean

Friday, 06 January 2012

Could these youngsters from Scandinavia be transfer targets for Premier League clubs?

Last time out I reported on the transfer speculation surrounding Ajaxs young Danish talent Christian Eriksen. While nothing has yet happened regarding a move by Manchester United, or any of the other mega-clubs supposedly watching him, we would do well to remember that he is still only 19 and des...


Friday, 23 December 2011

Is Danish Wonderkind Christian Eriksen set to join Manchester United?

With the January Transfer Window almost upon us the rumour mill is churning as usual with press speculation as to the in and outs we can expect to see in the next few weeks. As is always the case many names are bandied about, most with the intention of selling newspapers, and star names are menti...


Friday, 16 December 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Small countires with big ambitions - just don't tell Fulham

With the Danish Season now into its winter shutdown this weeks Europa League ties were the last on-field action for a while with Odense involved in Wednesday nights most dramatic match. Fulham were leading 2-1 and the game was in time added on when the hosts spurned a good chance to put things out ...


Friday, 09 December 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: FC Copenhagen Remain Top as Attendances on the Rise

The Superliga race in Denmark continued last weekend, albeit largely uneventfully. FC Copenhagen remain top of course, but the chasing pack missed a chance to cut the gap further when the leaders played out a dull goalless draw with Aarhus, who drop to fifth level on points with Horsens who were 2-...


Saturday, 03 December 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Europa League Places Decided and Tough Euro 2012 Draws

The last weekend of the season in Norway wasnt short of drama last Sunday as the final league positions were decided. As reported last week Rosenborg had slipped to fifth and were all but out of contention for a Europa League spot, relying on other results to go their way. Sure enough their record ...


Friday, 25 November 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Final Weekend in Norway, FCK lose Derby and Transfer Talk

The final round of games in Norway takes place on Sunday with only Europa League places still to be decided. Last weekends big game between Tromsø and Rosenborg saw Norways most successful team of the last 20 years slump to a 3-1 defeat. Rosenborg have now conceded nine goals in their last two game...


Friday, 18 November 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Denmark the only International Winners, Zlatan and Back to Domestic Tussles

Sweden and Denmark, having already qualified for Euro 2012, were involved in friendly action against each other last Friday, with hosts Denmark running out 2-0 winners over a lacklustre Sweden. Although the game was essentially meaningless both sides fielded strong teams with seven of Swedens star...


Friday, 11 November 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Three Times the Fun for Helsingborgs, Aalesund put out the Fire and International Derbies

Swedens season ended last Saturday when Helsingborgs overcame Kalmar to complete the treble. Having won the Swedish Super Cup defeating Malmø 2-1 in the seasons curtain-raiser, then sealed their seventh league title back in September they became the first side to complete a clean sweep of domestic ...


Friday, 04 November 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Molde Finally Clinch the Norwegian Title, Cup Finals Loom and Europa League Failure

Congratulations to Mr Solskjær and his boys. Molde FK are the new, and first time, champions of Norway. Despite being pegged back in the last minute of their Sunday game against Strømsgodset for a 2-2 draw the point was enough to spark scenes of wild celebration among their fans and players alike....


Friday, 28 October 2011

Scandinavain spotlight: Elfsborg clinch third as FC Copenhagen suffer alarming slump

Last weekend was the last in this seasons league programme in Sweden. Helsingborg of course were confirmed as champions back on September 25 but the remaining issues of Europa League places and relegation were settled. Elfsborg secured third place behind AIK after a comfortable win 3-0 at home ove...


Friday, 21 October 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Euro finals berth for Sweden and Denmark but a poor night in Europa League

Now that the international break is behind us we know the identity of all but four of the finals line-up. From the Scandinavian viewpoint most satisfying was the fact that the Danes and Swedes both managed to avoid the dreaded play-offs. Both completed fantastic victories over higher rated and more ...


Friday, 07 October 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Molde Champions Elect, Relegation Looms, Euro Delight and Despair

Despite this weekends international break last week saw a few important happenings, not least in Norway where the top two clashed, and relegation tussles in both Sweden and Norway. A win for Molde a week on Sunday at home to Odd Grenland will secure their first ever title. The champions-elect knock...


Friday, 30 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Helsingborgs Secure Swedish Title, Slip-ups and World Records in Norway

Party time! That was the order of the day when Helsingborgs returned to their Olympia Stadium on Sunday night after securing their seventh Swedish championship. Following a 3-1 victory away to GAIS the players and officials erupted in celebration on their coach journey back home as local rivals and...


Friday, 23 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Can Centenary Boys Molde Hold Onto the Dream?

As the season heads towards its climax in Norway and Sweden the destinations of the respective titles become more apparent. The situation in Denmark looks increasingly like becoming a one-horse race which makes the SPL appear super-competitive! Helsingborgs are nearly there in Sweden despite a setb...


Friday, 16 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Titles Beckon in Norway and Sweden, Euro Joy for Danes

With the international break over it was back to domestic affairs last weekend and the first of the proper European ties this midweek. With mixed results in qualifying for the group stages of the European competitions all eyes were on the races for the championships in Sweden and Norway last weekend...


Friday, 09 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Happy days for the Danes, not so for Norway

As the dust settles on another international break some in the Scandinavian football fraternity have more reason to be satisfied than others. The Danes will be very happy, Sweden reasonably so and Norway very disappointed. As mentioned last week the Danes had the first matchday off and could afford...


Friday, 02 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Can Norway see off their main rivals?

While most eyes have been fixed firmly on the transfer comings and goings over the past few days as the window came to a close on Wednesday night its back to international action over the coming days. Here in Norway, land of the seemingly unending rain, football is gearing up for some international...


Friday, 26 August 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: How Do The Small Clubs Survive?

Having spent the past two midweeks watching the exploits of the various Scandinavian clubs in European competition with the likes of FC Copenhagen jetting off to the Czech Republic for a Champions League qualifier against Viktoria Plzen, and Malmø and Odense also involved, it got me thinking about t...


Friday, 19 August 2011

Europe: It's all hotting up in the north

Although the Danish season runs through the winter and only five games have been played so far we are rapidly approaching the pointy end of the season in Norway and Sweden. The identities of contenders for titles and relegation are becoming clearer and the cup competitions are now down to the semi-f...


Friday, 12 August 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Transfer Window Hits Summer Football Hard

Once again the transfer window is in full swing and the rumours seem to get more outrageous by the day. For many football fans around the world this can be a time of excitement and many a pub boss is grateful for the prolonged discussions in bars the world over as fans discuss the merits or otherwis...


Sunday, 07 August 2011

Will the new season throw up any shocks across Europe's top leagues?

Here we go again ... Its that time of year again. Your club has had some embarrassing/great results in pre-season friendlies and the anticipation builds up as the new season approaches, but what can we expect from the big leagues around Europe? Some countries, of course, have already kicked off, su...



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