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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.

Eytexi @Eytexi on Twitter for English Allsvenskan & Eliteserien content. One half of @CaribouCabPod (footballing & fantasy content).”

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  1. ReindeerHotdog
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Klaesson to Leeds dependant on the 20 year old getting his work permit.

    Could be an issue due to Brexit but not read anything to suggest he won't be able to obtain one, just that it'll take a bit longer than normal to finalise the deal.

    Vålerenga falling apart in front of us.

  2. ReindeerHotdog
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Ok so Tromsø won 11 nil in the cup.

    Hah.

  3. ReindeerHotdog
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 4 days ago

    Bamba on his way to newly promoted Turkish Süper Lig club Altay.

    If they weren't already, that's surely Brann relegated now.

  4. Exxtreme
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 4 days ago

    Any news on Bakenga's injury?

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 4 days ago

      It's a hamstring injury so has the potential to have him out for a while.

      He's not going to play tomorrow unless he's miraculously recovered out of nowhere - and I've read nothing to suggest that's the case.

      1. FPL Egregious
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 4 days ago

        Who is his best replacement for this dgw? I know long term is Berisha possibly. But is there any dgw striker worth bringing? (I have olsen)

        1. Exxtreme
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Thank you for update, Reindeer.
          Can't see any decent dgw striker to replace Bakenga tbh. I guess better to get Berisha or Friday.

        2. ReindeerHotdog
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          If it's any help I have:

          Ohi, TLO & Berisha.

          I don't see this DGW as a good potential for points - perhaps MJO defence is worth backing as they're playing two teams who are quite goal-shy right now and they're at home.

          Only other forward who could perhaps do something (DGW-wise) is Wadji for Haugesund. Biggest issue there is Desler has gone so perhaps that will have a negative impact on the rest of the team.

          But yeah, in my opinion I think I have the best forwards for this week and I'll be giving TLO the armband (Asen - V).

          TLO seems the best captaincy bet for this week due to form, fixtures and LSK looking very, very good right now. (Stats back up their position in the league - I've not seen anything from my mining to suggest they're over-performing whatsoever).

          Friday might not be a bad shout against Haugesund. FKH did look so good at the back for a time but now they seem easy enough to breach and in SIF we have a team that will attack and expect to score goals in every game. FKH defence weakened by Desler's departure and I'm not convinced Stolas is up to it anymore (if he indeed plays).

          So yeah I'd personally recommend TLO+Ohi+Berisha or Friday and if you're willing to go high-risk, throw Wadji in there ahead of Berisha/Friday (though I'm not too sure I'd be brave enough myself!)

          1. Exxtreme
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Yap, totally agree. TLO (C), Ohi and Berisha. What goes in favour of Friday is Berisha's tough schedule in next few games. Not sure if Wadji is worth of risk, probably not.

            1. ReindeerHotdog
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              A few team stats for you (VIK & SIF):

              Chances Created: 139/145
              per90: 10.69/11.15
              BCC: 16/15
              per90: 1.23/1.15
              G & xG: [24, 18.41/20, 21.58]
              (VIK have scored another 30.36% of what they should have done, while SIF are down 7.32%)

              G per GP: 1.85/1.54
              xG per GP: 1.42/1.66
              Deviation: +0.43/-0.12

              Pretty similar but probably signify that VIK are just ahead of SIF in regards to creating and scoring. The fact VIK have score 5.59 more goals than expected while SIF are down -1.58 tells me that VIK are able to get a goal even if they don't deserve it, whereas SIF really have to work a lot harder.

              Berisha has scored 10 of VIK's 24 goals (42%)
              Friday has 5 of SIF's 20 goals (25%)

              Berisha also has 4 assists to Friday's 3.

              It feels like a no brainer to me as I would genuinely back VIK to score against absolutely anyone in the league, just, yeah, I'd back them to concede against MJO as well to be honest.

          2. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Hope to use just my 1 FT this week, despite having Borch, Haugen, Bakenga, Aursnes, so the bench is stretched.

            Think it has to be a Mjondalen defender for Borch (although will probably want him back soon enough). Which do you prefer? Solholm Johansen I suspect.

            Had both of them at different times last season. Judgment inevitably impaired by SJ's goal last week, but I also remember Nakkim bagging a penalty once upon a time.

            What did Borch do to get a 3-match ban by the way? Not sure how the Norwegian disciplinary system works, but a 3-match ban suggests it does not include cup games?

            1. GertJan
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              About Borchgrevink...

              The upcoming gameweek is spread out over 2 weeks (July 28 - August 8) which makes it feel like an eternity, lol.

              Four yellows equals one-game ban, but because Valerenga have a blank in GW14, Borch will serve that ban in GW15 and he'll be available to play again in GW16.

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 3 days ago

                I read that he was suspended until 16 August (after GW16 has ended), and ESF website has his return date of 22 August! Hence wondered if it was a 3-match ban including a cup game.

            2. ReindeerHotdog
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              I am a big fan of Solholm Johansen.

              To be honest I'm not too sure there's much in it regarding the defenders.

              Mjøndalen don't really score many goals so for me they don't hold too much appeal as if they concede, it's unlikely their defenders will get many points.

              That being said they have decent fixtures this week and I'm tempted.

              I am drawn towards Walstad..

              Wembangomo is absolutely smashing it lately but a CS looks unlikely for SAN this week. He's posting good stats though and Ranger - when playing in an advanced role - is looking good.

              Immediate fixture Vs BG in GW15 puts me off him though...

              Walstad/Skaar Eriksen - good MJO defender if you're strapped for cash
              Solholm Johansen and Nakkim very similar but I'd probably push come to shove go with Nakkim

              I'm personally going with Wembangomo due to his attacking output and overall threat of SAN in two games they should be scoring in.

              I do think MJO could get a CS but I'd be amazed if they don't concede in both.

              I have STB players playing so I'm backing them to score even though there's plenty of evidence to suggest they'll struggle. I just think MJO have so little of the ball and play most of their passes in their own half it'll mean they'll struggle against STB and TIL far more than people think.

              1. FPL Egregious
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 3 days ago

                Great advices everyone thank you! Got Berisha and Asen after all. In order to get the latter had to take a hit for a defender as I had 3 LSK player already. So Ogbu out and Wembangomo in (worst case im hoping he will cover the -4 lets see).
                Now the big question: is this a gw for two captains? TLO and maybe Berisha/Omo? Or TLO and a midfielder with dgw like Velde or Asen? Any views on that are welcome!

                1. ReindeerHotdog
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 3 days ago

                  Not sure I would go 2 captains this week.

                  I have considered it but other than TLO I'm not sure who else I'd want.

                  I'll probably save mine for another, better week in all honesty.

              2. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 3 days ago

                Might be wise to roll the FT and have two FTS to play after this very extended game week. Still not sure when Borch will be back. Risk is I may have only 10 players this GW if Aursnes or Haugen don't make it.

                However I may well play the second wild card early as soon as it's available. A lot of mess to sort out with injuries, transfers and stocking up with DGW players recently. Team looks a bit strange with no Glimt or Valerenga players. So losing Borch for SJ/Nakkim this week might not be do bad.

  5. ReindeerHotdog
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 4 days ago

    Recent signings/transfer news:

    Psyche to Tromsø
    Skarsem to Rosenborg
    Mannsverk to Molde? Likely Aursnes' replacement

  6. ReindeerHotdog
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 4 days ago

    Aursnes looking likely to move to Werder Bremen.

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 4 days ago

      Will Aursnes still be at Molde for the game on Wed 8th August?

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Nothing has been confirmed yet.

        Not too sure when the transfer will be arranged for.

        They have just bought Mannsverk who is extremely highly-rated in Norway so they'd potentially be happy to let him go when Werder want him.

        Not sure though - I'd be surprised if he wasn't available for Wednesday's game though.

        Will be on the look out for more news.

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

          Thanks mate!

          1. ReindeerHotdog
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Looking likely that Aursnes moves before Molde play this GW.

            I wouldn't be banking on him still being at the club. From what I've read that's definitely the impression I've got!

  7. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 4 days ago

    Hello all, thoughts?

    Sanchez
    Chillwell Shaw TAA Digne
    Buendia Bruno Salah Mahrez
    Toney/Tammy Watkins

    Foster,Brownhill, 4.0, Obafemi

    1. DANCING_ROSE
        11 months, 4 days ago

        Fofana for digne!

    2. Better luck next year
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Attack Attack a good shout for GW14 with Lehne Olsen, Berisha and Ohi? The only thing that puts me off is that there is plenty of time before the last games of the GW, could see some injuries by then..

      1. Exxtreme
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        I wouldn't, but not sure how many dgw there will be, could be a few more. The aim of Attack Attack is 6 games, maybe 5, but 4 is risky. But ofc, you never know:)

        1. Better luck next year
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Cheers. Think I will save it for later, and just go with L. Olsen as cap 🙂

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Last week was the week for Attack Attack. A lot of people on here scored 130-140+ points, even with Bakenga a no-show for one game.

        As Extreme says, you want to get 6x games out of that chip. There might be further DGWs, with fixture postponement, Covid etc. Playing it this week would be a bit punty as there are so few obvious premium forwards who are fit and firing.

        1. Better luck next year
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Didn’t have the correct setup last GW to play Attack Attack, so went with Rich Uncle with Bakenga (C) Friday and Olsen, got 122 points, pretty happy with that. But you are probably right, could hold on and wait for future DGW.

    3. El Puqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Bryn to Åsen worth a hit?

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Very hard to give decent advice here.

        The fact Molde don't play until 8th August really doesn't help.

        They have European football tomorrow then back in action in the Norwegian Cup on Sunday - who knows what'll happen with Brynhildsen.

        Åsen has looked good for LSK and they're producing a lot of chances. They look good for 6th and could quite realistically push for 5th if they can maintain this level (statistically they're definitely not over-performing whatsoever).

        Two good fixtures for Åsen but it just feels a bit wrong taking a Molde player out for a hit.

        Any transfer this week is inherently risky due to the GW being around 10 days long. Just be mindful of that.

        1. ReindeerHotdog
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Aursnes looking likely to move to Werder in next few days.

        2. El Puqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah its a difficult one.

          I was all set on doing the move but then Bryn scored in b2b games so I’d imagine his confidence is a lot higher than it was… and he is very cheap considering he is basically a nailed Molde attacker.

          Altough between GW 14-16 Åsen has 2 more games than Bryn which makes him obviously very appealing.

          Last round I didnt take the hit to do Ohi to Friday and that was a huge mistake… this feels like a very similar transfer and I have no clue what to do haha! Oh dear…

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

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

      Sarpsborg 08

      21 Anders Kristiansen
      4 Bjørn Inge Utvik
      24 Mikael Bertil Dyrestam
      28 Ben Kantie Karamoko
      5 Magnar Ødegård
      6 Nicolai Næss
      16 Joachim Thomassen KAPTEIN
      20 Anton Janos Jönsson Salétros
      8 Mohamed Ofkir
      11 Jonathan Lindseth
      29 Ibrahima Kone

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

      Haugesund

      12 Egil Selvik
      5 Benjamin Tiedemann Hansen KAPTEIN
      15 Ulrik Tillung Fredriksen
      22 Alexander Stølås
      23 Thore Baardsen Pedersen
      7 Peter Nysted Therkildsen
      8 Kevin Martin Krygård
      10 Niklas Sandberg
      11 Kristoffer Velde
      9 Sondre Liseth
      17 Ibrahima Wadji

      Strømsgodset

      1 Viljar Røsholt Myhra
      2 Ari Leifsson
      3 Jonathan Parr
      26 Lars-Christopher Horst Jan Vilsvik
      71 Gustav Valsvik KAPTEIN
      6 Ipalibo Jack
      7 Herman Sørby Stengel
      8 Johan Hove
      9 Imoh Fred Friday
      19 Halldor Østervold Stenevik
      20 Mikkel Maigaard Jakobsen

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

      Mjøndalen

      1 Sousha Makani
      2 Syver Skaar Eriksen
      3 Nikolas Walstad
      12 Markus Lund Nakkim
      23 Sondre Solholm Johansen
      11 Christian Andreas Gauseth KAPTEIN
      20 Isaac Twum
      24 Ole Amund Sveen
      7 Lars Olden Larsen
      9 Benjamin Stokke
      17 Martin Rønning Ovenstad

      Stabæk

      12 Robert Marcus Sandberg
      3 Yaw Eystein Ihle Amankwah KAPTEIN
      4 Simen Søraunet Wangberg
      15 Sturla Ottesen
      27 Nicolas Pignatel Jenssen
      10 Markus Solbakken
      11 Kornelius Normann Hansen
      22 Sammy Solitaire Siddharta Skytte
      23 Oliver Valaker Edvardsen
      8 Herolind Shala
      17 Fitim Azemi

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

      Odd

      1 Sondre Løvseth Rossbach KAPTEIN
      2 Espen Ruud
      4 Odin Luraas Bjørtuft
      23 Solomon Owusu
      25 John Shuguto Kitolano
      7 Filip Rønningen Jørgensen
      8 Markus André Kaasa
      16 Joshua Gaston Kitolano
      11 Gilli Rolantsson Sørensen
      20 Tobias Lauritsen
      29 Sander Svendsen

      Sandefjord Fotball

      1 Jacob Storevik KAPTEIN
      2 Brice Wembangomo
      5 Martin Kreuzriegler
      12 Mats Haakenstad
      17 Sander Moen Foss
      6 Sander Risan Mørk
      8 Jose Eduardo de Araujo
      18 William Albin Kurtovic
      11 Kristoffer Normann Hansen
      14 Alexander Ruud Tveter
      23 Vidar Ari Jonsson

    8. ReindeerHotdog
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Well that Nusa benching has led to me taking another hit.

      Desler to Wembangomo
      Friday to Berisha
      Nusa to Normann Hansen

      Like SAN fixtures after the double and high chance of scoring in both games this week.

      Always drawn to slightly more high-risk tactics and feel the potential yield is too great to ignore.

      Don't see this DGW as having loads of points in it but at same time I can't be earning those points if my players don't play.

      Who knows, maybe Nusa doesn't come on this game and starts in bench again next game?

      Far from ideal but we shall see.

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

        Yeah - my team is in a mess…
        4 transfers for me too
        Desler and Aursnes both need to go.
        Glimt and Valerenga x 3 blanking means two more fodder bench players need to go as well.
        Normann Hansen
        Wembangomo
        Jonsson
        Ovenstad all come in…

        Red arrow beckons but needs must…

    9. SUNFLOWER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Ended up taking a -12 which is not great but all moves I think needed to be made.
      Desler to Nakkim
      Borchgrevink to Wembangomo
      Mikkelsen to Normann Hansen
      Bakenga to Berisha
      Three moves to attack the DGW and Bakenga not starting meant he needed to be replaced. First points hit of the season so not too bad all things considered, just hope the moves pay off!

    10. Ramboros
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      No hits this week. I'm riding it out with Bakenga and Desler for now. Nusa out for Rønning Ovenstad.

      Storevik
      Ogbu - Vilsvik - Moen Foss
      Hove - Velde - MRO - Mikkelsen - KNM
      Friday - TLO (C)

      Not expecting much this week.

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

      Wow! Sandefjord score immediately!

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

        Mork goal
        Wembangomo assist

        1. FPL Egregious
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          The hit to get Wemba already was covered! Excellent

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

      Lehne Olsen should be on thre scoresheet
      Lovely play from Lillestrom
      great trough ball and Lehne Olsen chips the keeper only to hit the bar...

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

      Kone is through clear for sarpsborg
      He let's one fly just outside the 18 yrad box - but its right at the keeper Christiansen makes an easy save

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

      Goal Haugesund!
      1-0
      Velde in the 26th minute - nice one son!

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

        Liseth assist

      2. FPL Egregious
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah babe! He is my vc. Now wished i had activated 2 captains :-p

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

      Odegard gets a yellow for a rash challenge on Ranger
      Still 0-0 Lillestrom v Sarpsborg

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

      Matthew fires a bullet from outside the box
      Shouts for a penalty as it hits the arm of skull cap Utvik
      but to be fair he had turned away from the ball and the ref waves play on

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

      Odd get an equaliser against Sandefjord
      1-1
      Rolantsson in the 36th minute

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

        Actually been awarded as a Storevik own goal
        Rolantsson gets the assist points

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

      Stabaek take the lead against Mjondalen in the 38th minute
      Wangberg with the goal

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

        Ottesen assist

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

      Sandefjord retake the lead against Odd
      2-1 now
      Ruud Tveter goal

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

        Jonsson assist

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

      Corner taken by Sarpsborg
      And its a header at the near corner from Dyrestam
      Christiansen makes the save
      Half Time
      Lillestrom 0 Sarpsborg 0

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

      2nd half underway
      Lillestrom make a change at the break
      Svendsen on for Gustafsson

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

      3rd goal for Sandefjord!
      3-1
      Jonsson goal to add to his assist

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

        Mork assist

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

      Goal Lillestrom!
      Substitute Kairinen slots it home - low and hard

      And Wadji doubles Haugesunds lead: 2-0

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

        Edh assist for Lillestrom

        1. FPL Egregious
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          oh yes! keep them coming! Edh just 4m!

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

      Lillestrom have a 2nd
      Boom!
      Lehne Olsen heads in the cross - superb!!

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

        Asen assist

        1. FPL Egregious
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          two in one!