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Eliteserien Optician – Runde 10

Why the Eye-Test?

For those of you who have read my comments regarding the Eliteserien and Allsvenskan before, it will come as no surprise that I am taking a more visual approach to my first article, as opposed to the rigorous statistics of Reindeer Hotdog. Although there is plenty of legitimate argument to be made regarding the subjective nature of the eye-test, I have now spent 2 seasons watching the Eliteserien and reducing my notes to what I believe are predominantly objective descriptors (and consequent conclusions).

This strategy has helped me to some all-time best ranks, and I hope that this run can continue as the 2021 Eliteserien season unfolds: 21st in Eliteserien Fantasy (2020 – peaked at 4th), 2nd in Allsvenskan Fantasy (current – peaked at 1st), top 25k in FPL (2020/21), top 10k in Euro Fantasy (current).

For the most part, I reduce my eye-tests to the following variables:

  • Frequency with which a team attempts (and fails) to pass the ball out of their own half.
  • Number of players behind the ball out of possession.
  • Proportion of long-shots conceded.
  • Height and structure of defensive line.
  • System changes relative to score and, therefore, how likely a side is to concede more than 1.
  • Relative player positioning in possession – advanced, central, under-/over-lapping, etc.
  • Centre-points of attacking play i.e., playmaker and target-man.
  • Frequency and “ambition” with which a player shoots – selfishness & confidence.
  • Off-the-ball positioning and ‘Out of Position’ players.

As this is my first article regarding my beloved eye-test, I will look to introduce some of these variables by using contextual examples from an Eliteserien match in either Runde 8 or Runde 9, therefore demonstrating not only what I look for in these games but how I apply this to adapt my squad. In future weeks, I will look to introduce each of the remaining variables as I see particularly relevant to my thoughts and plans.

Frequency with which a team attempts (and fails) to pass the ball out of their own half

Beginning with one of my favourites, I use this variable to qualitatively record, and thus provide more insight into, mistake-contingent statistics. Key components include mistake frequency, risk caused by build-up play, risk caused by poor player distribution, and the consequent likelihood of mistakes leading to goals.

It may not come much of a surprise that Trømso are the side with the greatest issues of late, specifically in their losses to Lillestrom and Odd in Runde 8 and 9, respectively.

Versus Lillestrom, the issues began in the 38th minute as a poor pass out the back ended up at the feet of Ifeanyi Mathew. The defence then entered a state of complete disarray as Mathew found Gjermund Åsen on the left, leaving Thomas Lehne Olsen in acres of space to get a shot off from 10 yards. This pattern continued throughout the match, Lehne Olsen capitalising on this in the 52nd minute to add his second of the match after Jacob Karlstrøm blasted a pass off the shins of his own defender. Back-to-back miskicks from Isak Amundsen gave Lehne Olsen an opening to complete his hattrick in the 58th minute, but fortunately the Lillestrom talisman failed to take advantage and spared Amundsen’s blushes.

Despite facing a high-pressing Odd side in Runde 9, it was quite clear from the off that Trømso would not learn from their mistakes. A simple interception by Joshua Kitolano in the 13th minute presented Markus Kaasa with a chance to make it 1-0; Sander Svendsen probably would have done so had Kaasa looked for the pass. Two pathetic missed interceptions leading to Mushaga Bakenga’s second of the night warrant discussion as ‘losses of possession’, the Trømso defenders seemingly dumbfounded by the prospect of intercepting Odin Björtuft’s weak pass from inside his own half.

This consistent insistence on playing the ball out the back, regardless of opposing pressure and ability to do so, makes Trømso a clear target in weeks to come. It is because of this that I currently have the armband on Bendik Bye for Runde 10 – a player I later mention with regards to ambitious shooting. In this instance, it is quite clear irrespective of these highlights that this defence is one of the weaker in the division, however it is the instances in which errors like this are identifiable without a clear correlation to goals conceded that make this analysis beneficial.

A brief example of this is with Molde’s latest shot-stopper Oliver Petersen. On two occasions in Runde 9 (in the 45th and 60th minutes), hesitant distribution from the youngster nearly cost Molde the three points, on the earlier occasion presenting a great chance for the usually clinical Erik Botheim to break to deadlock. It is for this reason I am confident in starting Fred Friday vs. Molde in Runde 10, hoping that this trend continues.

Number of players behind the ball out of possession

Although this tends to fluctuate game-by-game, a side’s defensive structure relative to the strength of opposition is often beneficial to transfer planning when attempting to target weaker defences. A prime example of this can be found in Mjøndalen’s performances vs. Strømsgodset and Kristiansund, two games versus fantastic attacking sides across which they only conceded twice.

Versus Strømsgodset, there was only one occasion (1/7) where there were fewer than 7 Mjøndalen players in their own box at the time a shot was taken; on four occasions (4/7) there were 8 or 9 defenders present. The opposition, however, had 7 or more men in their own box for just three (3/9) of Mjøndalen’s attempts. This defensive onslaught not only means that a greater proportion of shots are inevitably blocked but it means that the opposition are forced to take a greater proportion of their shots from distance (or not at all), with little space to play into further forwards. This directly links to the proportion of long-shots conceded – a variable I assess separately, hopefully to be discussed in future articles.

Something I had not realised until writing this article is the consistency with which Mjøndalen have been able to hold off onslaughts from big sides this season, conceding only once to Valerenga, twice away at Viking, twice away at Bodø/Glimt, and keeping a clean sheet versus Molde. It is quite clear that Mjøndalen are, as last season also showed, no whipping boys. It is, therefore, unlikely that I will captain an opposing player again this season (despite Sondre Sørli’s Runde 7 haul being one time in which I have done so prior).

Height and structure of defensive line

The positioning and structural integrity of a team’s defensive line is often only represented by statistics that regard shots and chances conceded. However, the use of the eye-test allows for the identification of the specific limitations of a system. This is the primary reason for my Runde 10 move: Carlo Holse to Ola Brynhildsen. The system in question: Strømsgodset, specifically versus Mjøndalen’s Martin Ovenstad.

From the off, it was clear that Ovenstad was going to be allowed space to flourish, following up on Lars Olden Larsen’s 5th minute shot without contest, acres of space left both inside and outside of Lars-Christopher Vilsvik for the Mjøndalen winger. This continued throughout the first half, another prime example being in the 31st minute where Ovenstad was left isolated to set up an Ole Sveen shot whilst only Vilsvik was present on the entire right-hand side of the Strømsgodset half (when Ovenstad received the ball). Even as Nikolas Walstad looked to overlap, no defender came across to help contain the threat.

Ovenstad went on to have 5 shots, scoring in the 58th minute with (no prizes for guessing) a shot curled through this gap left between Vilsvik and the rest of the defence. Having flourished in recent weeks, I have no reason to doubt that Molde’s attack will take advantage of this space. Ola Brynhildsen loves a shot from the area identified, so I’m backing him to grab a goal on his next outing.

Relative player positioning in possession – advanced, central, under-/over-lapping, etc

This is probably the variable I most often take note of because a player’s positioning relative to that of their teammates is usually a top-tier predictor of goal involvement, to an extent more so than player ability, thus making it pivotal in selecting a fantasy football squad. Although relatively self-explanatory, using the eye-test to assess player positioning in different situations provides a much better idea of attacking involvement than a simple heat map. This is because, for example, relative player positioning during counterattacks is much more important than their average position over ninety minutes.

Two teams where this evaluation is essential to selecting the best attacking options are Valerenga and Bodø/Glimt, this because of the large quantity of attacking options requiring comparison. This makes the Runde 8 tie an ideal opportunity to see how the sides’ systems may benefit, or hinder, some options.

In the absence of Aron Dønnum, and the consequent introduction of Tobias Christensen, it was apparent from the off that Valerenga would have to adapt their system to accommodate their primarily central selection of attacking assets: Henrik Bjørdal, Osame Sahraoui (‘central’ given that Amor Layouni has occupied the left wing since arriving), Henrik Udahl, and the aforementioned Tobias Christensen. Since my comment regarding Christian Borchgrevink last week, my thoughts have not changed (with the exception that, versus Stabaek, Christensen occupied a wider position at times, with Borchgrevink underlapping): “VIF looked like a different side against Glimt, Sahraoui & Christensen both occupying central positions in a somewhat changed system. This left space for Borchgrevink to advance from right-back, taking 3 shots from open play vs. a strong Glimt side”. It was because of this that I opted to start Borchgrevink versus Stabaek, a decision I have not yet been made to regret at the time of article submission.

Unlike Valerenga, Bodø/Glimt have had little reason to adjust their system this season. Visual assessment of their players’ positioning, however, has been crucial to identifying the greatest value options early on. The three key comparisons, for me, have been Alfons Sampsted versus Fredrik Bjørkan, Brunstad Fet versus Ulrik Saltnes, and Sondre Sørli versus Ola Solbakken. I will be going into these over the coming weeks as I look to shift Glimt assets out ahead of two blank Gameweeks either side of a tough away tie to Sarpsborg 08.

Frequency and “ambition” with which a player shoots – selfishness & confidence

Last, but certainly not least, comes a variable for which I use far too many words to simply state: “he shoots lots and I like that”. Although shot frequency and xG can be reflected statistically, there is a certain beauty in the interaction between ambition and confidence/selfishness which can only really be identified by watching a player. The best examples of this, for me, are: Amahl Pellegrino (formerly of Kristiansund), Aron Dønnum, Kristoffer Velde, Bendik Bye, and Kristoffer Normann Hansen. This is something I will look to discuss in more detail in upcoming weeks. This alone has contributed hugely to my game-plan in recent years and will do so in weeks to come – Velde’s arrival is imminent.

Conclusion: And Your Thoughts?

The more I think, the more I realise how much depth can be put behind visual analysis, and I truly believe that watching more games is the number one route to improvement in any fantasy manager. Despite a great acknowledgement of the importance of statistics, I feel that an overemphasis on the numbers is often a hindrance rather than a gift when it comes to fantasy football. That said, I am very interested to hear alternative opinions, whether they regard how you use the eye-test or the emphasis which you place on it relative to statistics. I will look to discuss some of these opposing opinions in future articles.

Best of luck for Runde 10! Cue Bye and Brynhildsen blanks.

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  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Cheers Eytexi, superb debut article. Like how you and Reindeer Hotdog approach this differently but both produce excellent results - looking forward to seeing what else you have planned!

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Thank you for your kind words mate. Hopefully I'll be able to get these up with good consistency now that the academic year has come to an end for me!

  2. El Puqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    What a brilliant article! Really enjoyed it.

    I myself used the WC two GW’s ago and got positive results, altough my WC was quite poor. I kinda just ”winged” it last minute but the team looks good now. 90 points last week! I want Borch back but with the doubles coming I don’t think thats something I need to focus on atm. I have Bye & Brynhildsen, but also Ohi & Saltnes. I like the Bye captain shout but very hard to go against Ohi or Saltnes…

    You say Velde is coming to your team but is he that much better than Sandberg? Statistics say they are pretty similar but I haven’t watched a game this season so maybe you know something that I don’t. 🙂

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers man, really appreciate it.

      Borchgrevink was the final piece of the puzzle on my WC, and certainly wouldn't go as far to say he's essential, so I agree that prioritising DGW preparation is the way to go. Unfortunately I do not have Saltnes or Ohi, my team is a bit of a mess right now, but if I did I'd likely captain one of the two over Bye.

      Velde tends to occupy a more advanced role than Sandberg and, as he showed at times last season, becomes a different player with a bit of form and confidence. Although he has not quite kept up his outrageously ambitious shooting of last season, there have been glimpses of this player here and there so I back him to hit a run of form with the upcoming run of fixtures. Sandberg is also a fantastic player, however his playmaker role is rather different to that of Velde as a sharp-shooting forward.

      I've brought in Velde for Sørli following his injury last night giving me a rather bizarre midfield five of: Velde, Bye, Normann Hansen (STB, not SAN), Brynhildsen, Mikkelsen.

  3. SUNFLOWER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Fantastic first article Eytexi! I can't see the games live myself so it's great to read an in-depth eye-test of the league. Very interesting stuff about the Tromso defence; I moved off of Karlstrom a couple of weeks back and am looking to lose Ebiye soon.

    Like many I imagine, I've got Sorli replacements on my mind at the moment. With the upcoming doubles I'm currently looking at Hove, Velde or Sandberg.

    I also know that I want Bakenga and Lehne Olsen soon, but I can't quite bring myself to transfer out Berisha before he plays Stabaek.

    The Eliteserien has felt quite unpredictable lately, I must admit I've been feeling a bit nostalgic for last season when you could pretty much just permacap Zinckernagel and focus on the rest of the team, but I guess that's part of the fun, trying to work out the trends of each season.

    I've just realised that the return of the Allsvenskan post-break is imminent, it's hard to believe how quickly the time has passed. Between Eliteserien and Allsvenskan, the ongoing Euro fantasy and the recent launch of FPL it's hard to keep up with it all!

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Thank you very much mate, your feedback is much appreciated.

      I also want Bakenga & Lehne Olsen in soon, but am also holding Berisha for the time being. I like the look of Hove too, however Vilsvik & Friday are enough Godset for me.

      This season has certainly been tough relative to last season, but it just takes one or two differentials to pay-off to completely swing a season so I'm still hoping for a good rank come Runde 30. Last season, investing in Kjartansson for his debut hattrick against Brann (having watched highlights form his previous spell in the Eliteserien) was the big swing I needed, so I'm hoping my investment in watching the games can again give me a spark sooner rather than later.

      Very excited for the return of Allsvenskan, although the anxiety is also brewing at the thought of trying to hold on to 2nd having completely forgotten a lot of what I had learnt in the gameweeks so far. I'll have to have a read of my own notes before that resumes and, perhaps if there's time and room for it, get an article up regarding that as well!

  4. Niemi
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Sørli out for the rest of the season

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Sorry I didn't see you commented this here hah.

      My comment about Eytexi's article literally took me ten minutes to write!

    2. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Gutting. Hello Velde.

  5. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Ok so this is taking the eye-test to the limit!

    Amazing read mate, really, really interesting article.

    I'll probably have to go over it again later - you make some really good points.

    I like how there's an overlap between both our ways of thinking and statistics can as you rightly say hinder ones approach if too much reliance is invested in them.

    Football is a game that can be defined by mental approach and quite often you get a sense of that fortitude from how the players look on the pitch - this certainly falls in line with the selfishness/confidence aspect of your system.

    As it stands we do actually have very similar teams which in itself is very interesting.

    Tromsø are a very erratic side and it's nice to see the stats show this as well as your observations. Putting both observation and the numbers together seems to provide a very good overview as to what is going on.

    Unfortunately for me I barely have the time to keep up with my data entry and so I've hardly watched any football this season (even the Euro's bar the England games!)

    The way you were telling me about this article made it seem as if it was going to be subjective to the point it would be antipodean of mine - clearly not the case as you're wonderfully exploring how your own subjectivity combines with objective parts of the game and what that means in regards to not only individual players but fixtures too.

    Quality article mate - genuinely cannot wait for more.

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Thank you very much mate, hopefully more content will follow over the summer!

      How is your midfield looking at the moment? My five of Velde, Bye, Normann Hansen (STB, not SAN), Brynhildsen, Mikkelsen is feeling very outlandish and I'm really not sure how I've ended up with what feels like five (albeit with good reason) punts.

      Really glad you enjoyed it, I'm not sure I'll be able to resist getting more up ASAP if my midfield performs this week! Really slacking in terms of rank so far, especially relative to last season's heights, but as a said in a comment above: it just takes one or two differentials to pay-off to completely swing a season.

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 4 days ago

        My midfield:

        Bye, Holse, Sandberg, Mikkelsen & Skytte.

        Not massively happy with it but I'm trusting Holse to perform this week.

        Skytte was a gamble for last DGW and the upcoming doubles. Not paid off yet.

        Have multiple transfers lined up so I know exactly what I'm doing but having Ohi, Lehne Olsen and Berisha up front us very nice.

        Berisha goes for Odd either next week or week after.

        I dropped 1,000 places last week after rising about 1,500 the week before so OR is more of a distraction than anything right now - the upcoming weeks, European games and domestic cup means those of us with intent to plan, statistically should find better results than those who don't!

        I'd like a top 100 finish but I'd probably take 250 with the way the season is going.

        I was 788 going into the last GW of the season last time out and my overly aggressive tactics meant I dropped 1,400 places!

        There's a huge chance to move up and drop down every week. Certainly a love hate relationship with this game heh

        1. Eytexi
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Holse is a tough one for me. Sold for Runde 10 after bringing him in on WC. Think he just might be one of those players who, despite fantastic performances, may not be the best pick for fantasy.

          We seem very similar, yet very different: Velde vs. Sandberg, & Normann Hansen vs. Skytte are both very interesting differences. We've clearly had similar thought processes, but with different outcomes. Will be interesting to see which picks prevail over the hectic period of blanks and doubles.

          1. ReindeerHotdog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 4 days ago

            I've kept Holse due to Sørli injury otherwise I might have held everyone then shipped Holse next week.

            I just think RBK v FKH = no ciean sheets. Think that could be a goal fest and Holse SHOULD be involved.

            I'll more than likely have many fingers in multiple pies over the next few GWs. Looking forward to seeing what I go with but yeah, the next few weeks presents A LOT of opportunity to change.

  6. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Sørli out for rest of season with ACL injury.

    Absolutely fuming for the guy. Gets his big move and it's potentially all over for him within a third of his maiden season.

    Poor bloke.

  7. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 3 days ago

    The contract saga around Bruno Leite is over. The midfielder has not wanted to extend his contract with Haugesund which expires on 31.07. Now, however, he is ready for a new club.
    From 1 August, the former Skeid player will play for Cypriot Pafos FC, where he will be a teammate with former Tromsø player Onni Valakari and former Crystal Palace player Jason Puncheon. It reports the Cypriot club. Paphos finished seventh in the Cypriot top division this season. As a result, the club ended up in the relegation group in the playoffs, a group they won three points ahead of APOEL Nicosia.
    FK Haugesund must do without Ibrahima Wadji for a while, after the striker had to go out with an injury against Brann.
    - Wadji has got a little stretch. As it looks now, he will be out of action between two and four weeks, FKH's physiotherapist Ørjan Sørhus tells Haugesunds Avis.
    This means that Wadji loses at least two matches for FKH. The match against Mjøndalen will probably also end. The physiotherapist hopes Wadji will reach the match against Vålerenga on 18 July.

  8. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Any news on Fridjónsson?

  9. Crocket22
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Afternoon all, currently sitting with this team. Two free transfers, 2.5m in the bank. Still have my first wildcard, two captains and attack attack chip. Feel some big changes are needed to the team

    GK Karlstrom, trige

    Def: Bjornbak, borch, bjorkan, vevantne, hanssen

    Mid: fridjonsson, sorli, layouni, bell, zachariassen

    Att: Ebiye, Botheim, sivertsen

    Any thoughts and ideas would be apprecaited

    1. TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Some similar issues to me but I've blown both the chips you've still got with only moderate results. Hope you took Sørli out before the deadline.

      I'll probably wildcard ahead of the blanks and doubles. Will surely be more emphasis placed on Botheim to score with their injuries but I think it'll be worth moving him out for Glimt's blanks. Ebiye right on the edge, still the best value among cheap strikers but I've missed his hauls despite owning from the start.

      Definitely some DGW defenders and GKs worth having too.

  10. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Rosenborg

    1 Andre Hansen
    2 Erlend Dahl Reitan
    3 Hans Oskar Jonathan Augustinsson
    16 Even Hovland
    26 Besim Serbecic
    4 Vebjørn Alvestad Hoff
    6 Alexander Banor Tettey
    18 Kristoffer Zachariassen
    9 Dino Islamovic
    11 Carl Johan Holse Justesen
    35 Emil Konradsen Ceide

    Haugesund

    12 Egil Selvik
    5 Benjamin Tiedemann Hansen KAPTEIN
    15 Ulrik Tillung Fredriksen
    19 Mikkel Desler Puggaard
    23 Thore Baardsen Pedersen
    7 Peter Nysted Therkildsen
    8 Kevin Martin Krygård
    10 Niklas Sandberg
    11 Kristoffer Velde
    9 Sondre Liseth
    25 Alioune Ndour

  11. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Sandefjord Fotball

    1 Jacob Storevik
    2 Brice Wembangomo
    5 Martin Kreuzriegler
    12 Mats Haakenstad
    17 Sander Moen Foss
    4 Enric Valles Prat
    19 Amer Ordagic
    24 Harmeet Singh KAPTEIN
    11 Kristoffer Normann Hansen
    14 Alexander Ruud Tveter
    23 Vidar Ari Jonsson

    Bodø/Glimt

    12 Nikita Haikin
    3 Alfons Sampsted
    4 Marius Christopher Høibråten
    5 Fredrik André Bjørkan
    26 Sigurd Kvile
    7 Patrick Berg KAPTEIN
    14 Ulrik Saltnes
    19 Sondre Brunstad Fet
    23 Elias Kristoffersen Hagen
    24 Lasse Selvåg Nordås
    20 Erik Botheim

  12. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Viking

    1 Iven Austbø
    3 Viljar Helland Vevatne
    5 Henrik Heggheim
    17 Sebastian Søraas Sebulonsen
    23 Rolf Daniel Vikstøl
    7 Fredrik Torsteinbø
    21 Harald Nilsen Tangen
    27 Samuel Kari Fridjonsson
    14 Veton Berisha KAPTEIN
    19 Sondre Auklend
    77 Zlatko Tripic

    Stabæk

    12 Robert Marcus Sandberg
    4 Simen Søraunet Wangberg KAPTEIN
    15 Sturla Ottesen
    18 Jeppe Arctander Moe
    27 Nicolas Pignatel Jenssen
    10 Markus Solbakken
    14 Kristian Bernt Torgersen
    22 Sammy Solitaire Siddharta Skytte
    11 Kornelius Normann Hansen
    23 Oliver Valaker Edvardsen
    32 Antonio Nusa

  13. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Molde

    34 Oliver Petersen
    2 Martin Bjørnbak
    5 Sheriff Sinyan
    6 Stian Rode Gregersen
    28 Kristoffer Haugen
    16 Etzaz Muzafar Hussain
    17 Fredrik Aursnes KAPTEIN
    25 Emil Varhaugvik Breivik
    9 Ohikhuaeme Anthony Omoijuanfo
    22 Ola Brynhildsen
    23 Eirik Ulland Andersen

    Strømsgodset

    1 Viljar Røsholt Myhra
    4 Duplexe Tchamba Bangou
    5 Niklas Gunnarsson
    22 Prosper Mendy
    71 Gustav Valsvik KAPTEIN
    7 Herman Sørby Stengel
    8 Johan Hove
    20 Mikkel Maigaard Jakobsen
    9 Imoh Fred Friday
    19 Halldor Østervold Stenevik
    23 Valdimar Thór Ingimundarson

  14. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Tromsø

    1 Jacob Karlstrøm
    5 Anders Finjord Jenssen
    6 Isak Helstad Amundsen
    8 Kent-Are Antonsen
    2 Adam Örn Arnarson
    7 Felix Vrede Winther
    11 Ruben Yttergård Jenssen KAPTEIN
    16 Tomas Olai Totland
    17 Daniel Mikal Aas Berntsen
    14 August Mikkelsen
    18 Ebiye Moses

    Kristiansund

    1 Sean Mcdermott
    2 Snorre Strand Nilsen
    5 Dan Peter Stensøe Ulvestad KAPTEIN
    6 Andreas Eines Hopmark
    18 Amin Soleiman Askar
    8 Sander Erik Kartum
    21 Amidou Diop
    23 Pål Erik Stensøe Ulvestad
    11 Flamur Kastrati
    25 Torgil Øwre Gjertsen
    29 Pemi Moumbagna Faris

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Bye-bye Bendik.

    2. TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Brought in Skarsem and Aasbak with my free transfers for GW8 and they're both gone already. KBK absolutely nightmarish for rotation sometimes although I'm guessing Aasbak is more fitness as he's not in the squad.

  15. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Makani
    Sampsted, Ottesen, Borchgrevink
    EUA, Holse, Mikkelsen, Sandberg
    Ohi (C), Berisha (V), Lehne Olsen

    Lysgard and Skytte on bench as Aasbak and Vilsvik not playing!

    -4 to get rid of Bye for EUA. Wasn't confident playing Skytte today and think Molde could put 6 or 7 past Strømsgodset if I'm being honest.

    Team is slowly coming apart due to random injuries and what not so yeah.

  16. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Molde have the first goal of the day!
    And it’s Gregersen that gets it

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Huge deflection on the Haugen cross, I believe off a Molde player, but absolutely no idea who.

    2. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Breivik assist given. Makes sense given that I had no idea who it was.

    3. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Breivik assist

  17. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Breivik is down as playing RW on FotMob

    Interesting...

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Him and EUA are taking it in turns to drift to RW, however I'd argue EUA is spending more time out there than Breivik from what I've seen in the last couple of minutes since seeing your comment.

  18. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Stabaek take the lead against Viking
    1-0

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Nusa with the goal
      I knew I should of subbed Berisha out for Lehne Olsen

    2. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Normann Hansen A

  19. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Molde double their lead
    2-0
    Ohi scores

  20. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Ohi goal, for goodness sake.

  21. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Ohi brace.

  22. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Ooft! 3-0 Molde
    Just like that!

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      2 for Ohi

  23. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Viking level things up against Stabaek
    1-1

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Knew I should of subbed Berisha out…
      He gets the goal!

  24. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    My Kaptain choice of Botheim vs Sandefjord not looking too great…

  25. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Could do with EUA getting involved a bit more here...

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Brynhildsen*

  26. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Do we know why Sandberg was subbed off?

    Injury or?

    Infuriating either way!

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      My luck continues to be torrid with these 50/50's.

      Ridiculous.

    2. Ramboros
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Looked like an ankle injury.

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Sørli out, Sandberg in.

        What are the chances.

  27. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Are we witnessing the birth of a new talent in Nusa?

    16 years old. scored vs Glimt and now away from home.

    One to watch...

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Also I'm loving the fact Auklend is now starting games for Viking. I really rate him.

  28. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Brann

    12 Eirik Holmen Johansen
    4 Ole Martin Lekven Kolskogen
    9 Petter Dahle Strand
    21 Ruben Kristiansen
    29 Kristoffer Ramos Barmen
    7 Mathias Knutsen Rasmussen
    15 Kasper Holmboe Skaanes
    23 Daniel Alexander Pedersen KAPTEIN
    14 Monga Aluta Simba
    16 Robert Thomas Taylor
    17 Filip Møller Delaveris

    Lillestrøm

    12 Mads Hedenstad Christiansen
    4 Espen Bjørnsen Garnås
    5 Vetle Winger Dragsnes
    26 Lars Mogstad Ranger
    30 Ogbu Igoh
    8 Ifeanyi Mathew
    14 Fredrik Krogstad
    23 Gjermund Åsen
    10 Thomas Lehne Olsen KAPTEIN
    18 Ulrik Mathisen
    90 Hans Daniel Gustafsson

  29. KujaliaFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Given that Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne will likely be out injured on Friday, what chance that Hans Vanaken gets a start against Italy?

    Might be quite a differential.

    They kick off in the late game though, so I won't know beforehand.

    My other option is Carrasco.

  30. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Viking take the lead!
    2-1

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Mr Berisha - all is forgiven sweet cheeks xx

    2. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Sondre Auklend (19) and Harald Nilsen Tangen (20) with the assists.

      Loving the young talent in this league.