Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friendly vs FC Zenit St Petersburg

This year's first friendly match was played today in Helsingør. You may have heard of the opponent! The result was an unexpected 2-0 win.

The official club site has a match report with starting lineup, substitutions etc. A rather impressive range of youngsters played today but that goes for the Russian team as well. Entirely sans Russian national team players obviously. Only name I recognized was Ricksen. And the ref did miss whistling a penalty for them while handing us one for mysterious reasons. That being said it was a little impressive and/or disappointing from the Russian point of view.

But look at these names: Bertolt, Neestrup, Albrechtsen, Danni Jensen, Zanka, Neestrup, Nikolaj Hansen and Coe. They all finished on the field. Like the commentators said: it was like watching a high school team!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Transfer rumors: Gravgaard and Løvenkrands

Out: Michael Gravgaard to FC Nantes or Sunderland AFC

Danish media reports FC Nantes have pretty much already signed center defense Michael Gravgaard (FC Nantes vil have Gravgaard). Then I just saw this:
Sunderland have also been credited with an interest in FC Copenhagen defender Michael Gravgaard, Porto midfielder Paulo Assunção and Real Zaragoza midfielder Peter Luccin, among others, in recent days.
(Happier fans is target for Quinn)

In: Peter Løvenkrands
Danish football newspaper Tipsbladet is quoted in several media linking the winger to Copenhagen. Both Schalke 04 management and player agent suggests otherwise. (Løvenkrands tæt på FCK, Shalke vil ikke give danskere væk)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Star of the Euro 2008: Libor Sionko

The Czech striker looked lively and the biggest threat to Portugal's dominance alongside Milan Baros. Indeed, with a powerful header, the hard-working frontman put his side on level terms after Deco's eigth-minute opener.

Sionko is in fine form, knocking in two past Scotland in a pre-tournament friendly a fortnight ago.

I agree so far. Not too sure how realistic a transfer to Stoke is though!



Copenhagen Files

I love football and I love the Internet. Copenhagen Files is a playground of mine for the latter and a billboard of the former. The focus is on FC København - the #1 club in Copenhagen and Denmark.

I watch every single FC København game - aways usually on the Danish TV, home games currently from my season ticket seat at Parken Stadium. Every now and then a report from the nearby training pitches are to be expected. Or perhaps just from the supporter environment at local parks or bars ;-)

I also like to bet on games which usually takes place online these days. Therefore, I gather numbers and look at them; I analyze, twist, turn and play with them. And some of them ends up here as my probability assessments. But this blog is not about betting.

In the right hand column I collect every single relevant link you can think of. I actually use it for bookmarks often - perhaps they will prove handy to you too? They should easily guide you to the latest info on injuries, club economy, squad value etc.