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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #440 on: December 17, 2009, 07:42:05 PM »
Well, you made a new thread last year  ;)

I kind of like the idea of having a new thread for the new year. If only so when I go back to look for an article or a newbit, I don't have to wade through 60 or 70 pages to get to it. Yes, I can use the search function, but sometimes that falls a little short.

But if y'all want to keep it in this thread, then I'm fine with that. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents out there.
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #441 on: December 17, 2009, 09:59:29 PM »
For the youth teams there's a good case for changing the year when the squad is changed after the year's big championship.  Half the team drops out and another set of hopefuls comes in.  It doesn't really work that way for the senior team.  
Well, you made a new thread last year  ;)
Yes . . . on January 1 :) that's my suggestion anyway.
And you were right, '6th-form college' was the closest I could find to one of those vidergåendeskoler things.  6th form in England and Wales is for 17-18 year olds doing their 'advanced levels' and hoping to get into uni.  Some of the colleges specialise in different subjects, those with a lot of space tend to choose sports :)
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #442 on: December 19, 2009, 12:31:24 AM »
Wang is a privately run high school;

one other thing about Wang which probably explains the deal: Landsem worked there for five years after departing Asker.
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #443 on: December 19, 2009, 01:43:58 AM »
Norway's position in FIFA's ranking remains unchanged.
http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/lastranking/gender=f/fullranking.html#confederation=0&rank=528

We gained 8 points by beating the Netherlands 3-0, then dropped 5 points for only beating Slovakia 1-0.
http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=nor/ranking/gender=f/index.html

France went up to No. 9 and Denmark slipped to No. 10.
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #444 on: December 19, 2009, 04:10:14 AM »

We gained 8 points by beating the Netherlands 3-0, then dropped 5 points for only beating Slovakia 1-0.
http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=nor/ranking/gender=f/index.html

Tusen takk for posting this Bonnie. 

Now I'm feeling a bit guilty for not cheering louder when we were in Skien at Skagerak Arena for the Slovakia match, but you have to admit it was really cold that night.

Any idea how many FIFA ranking points Norway would have got if they had managed to defeat Slovakia 3-0?

I also think that it isn't really fair for N. Korea to continue to sit there in 5th place with 2026 points when they aren't playing any matches. >:(
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #445 on: December 19, 2009, 08:11:54 AM »
Beating Slovakia with less than four goals would probably still see us in minus for that match. It's harsh, but there you are. To compare, the Netherlands got 0 points for beating Macedonia 13-1, they were given -19 for drawing with Belarus and -8 for losing 0-3 to Norway. FIFA allows very few mistakes.

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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #446 on: December 19, 2009, 08:50:51 AM »
Beating Slovakia with less than four goals would probably still see us in minus for that match. It's harsh, but there you are. To compare, the Netherlands got 0 points for beating Macedonia 13-1, they were given -19 for drawing with Belarus and -8 for losing 0-3 to Norway. FIFA allows very few mistakes.

Yup, it's a sign that the rest of Yurp is catching up.

(and tbf, on performance against Slovakia, we probably deserved -20)

This one probably shows that the ranking is FUBARed though...

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« Reply #447 on: December 21, 2009, 04:25:24 PM »
http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/A-kvinner/2009/Uttak-til-treningsleir-pa-La-Manga/

The Norwegian FA (NFF) head coach Eli Landsem has selected the A-squad that will travel to La Manga 12 - 17 January for a training camp and two friendlies.

http://www.fotball.no/Documents/PDF/2009/landslag/Landslagstropp%20La%20Manga%202010.pdf?epslanguage=en

Ingrid Hjelmseth, Stabæk
Christine Colombo Nilsen, Lyon
Lisa-Marie Woods, Kolbotn
Marita S. Lund, LSK Kvinner FK
Kristin Lie, Trondheims-Ørn
Marit Fiane Christensen, Røa
Maren Mjelde, Arna-Bjørnar
Toril H. Akerhaugen, Stabæk
Ingrid Ryland, Arna-Bjørnar
Camilla Huse, Røa
Leni Larsen Kaurin, Turbine Potsdam
Guro Knutsen, Røa
Anneli Giske, Fløya
Ingvild Stensland, Lyon
Trine Bjerke Rønning, Stabæk
Marie Knutsen, Røa
Lene Storløkken, LSK Kvinner FK
Solveig Gulbrandsen, Stabæk
Lise Klaveness, Stabæk
Lene Mykjåland, Røa
Isabell Herlovsen, Lyon
Elise Thorsnes, Røa
Cecilie Pedersen, Avaldsnes
Lindy Melissa Wiik, Stabæk

13. januar: Norge - Kina     La Manga Stadion
15. januar: Norge - England   La Manga Stadion


 
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #448 on: December 21, 2009, 04:41:56 PM »
Fiane  8)
Rønning as a midfielder  8)

Unsure what opposition China will give, though. They lost one of their matches to Chile.
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #449 on: December 21, 2009, 05:51:11 PM »
She's put together a great team.  There's a lot of talent and more importantly balance in age and personalities.  I'm really impressed and I have a feeling they are going to really overachieve.

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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #450 on: December 21, 2009, 11:10:50 PM »
It's the same squad as in the last matches, which was a total of 20, plus Kristin Lie, Marit Fiane Christensen, Ingrid Ryland and Lene Mykjåland.  So only Siri Nordby of the 'five' is not back in the fold (yet?). 

Ingrid Ryland is the only one who has not had an A-team match, she is a quick left-back from Arna-Bjørnar, with plenty of youth team experience at every level, and she is another one who is attack-minded, like Huse.  I guess she is there to compete with Huse or at least to understudy for Huse's place at some time in the future when Huse isn't available.

I hope Trine will be able to play in the midefield, which she likes to do if she is mobile enough, so that leaves the right-back spot for Skammels or Akerhaugen.   
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« Reply #451 on: December 21, 2009, 11:16:37 PM »
Also announced was a group of "project players" for London 2012. The development group of 12, mostly technically gifted forwards, will get feedback from project leaders in addition to normal national team feedback. Most have been stars of recent youth generations, and the national team coaches claim these players have the right attitudes and skills to succeed and make their mark on the international arena (bla bla). The project players will be training in parallel with the national team in 2010.

Ingrid Torbjørnsen - GK - Medkila Harstad - born 1990
Ane Fimreite - GK - Kaupanger - 1993
Eirin Bjerkreim Kleppa - DF - Klepp - 1991
Anja Sønstevold - DF - Kolbotn, formerly Grei - 1992
Kristine Hegland - MF/FW - Arna-Bjørnar, formerly Tertnes Bergen - 1992
Ingvild Isaksen - MF - Kolbotn - 1989
Cathrine Dekkerhus - MF/FW - Lillestrøm, formerly Kongsvinger - 1992
Emilie Haavi - MF/FW - Røa, formerly Stabæk - 1992
Tina Algrøy - MF/FW - Arna-Bjørnar - 1990

There are in total 12 project players; the remaining three miss out for various reasons:

Cecilie Pedersen - FW - Avaldsnes Karmøy - 1990 - senior national team camp
Ingrid Ryland - RB - Arna-Bjørnar, formerly Åsane Bergen and Austrheim (North Hordaland) - 1989 - senior national team camp
June Tårnes - FW - Fløya Tromsø, formerly Slettaelva Tromsø - 1990 - recovering from a broken leg.

http://www.fotball.no/nff/NFF-nyheter/2009/Prosjekt-OL-2012-/
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #452 on: December 21, 2009, 11:19:05 PM »
It's the same squad as in the last matches, which was a total of 20, plus Kristin Lie, Marit Fiane Christensen, Ingrid Ryland and Lene Mykjåland.  So only Siri Nordby of the 'five' is not back in the fold (yet?). 

Yeah, hardly earth-shattering news.

I'd scratch the "yet". Nordby is about the 4th best central defender in Norway and 4th-choice central defenders in their 30s don't get call-ups barring injuries.

Ingrid Ryland is the only one who has not had an A-team match, she is a quick left-back from Arna-Bjørnar, with plenty of youth team experience at every level, and she is another one who is attack-minded, like Huse.  I guess she is there to compete with Huse or at least to understudy for Huse's place at some time in the future when Huse isn't available.

I hope Trine will be able to play in the midefield, which she likes to do if she is mobile enough, so that leaves the right-back spot for Skammels or Akerhaugen.   

Thought she was a right back? (This explains the NISO XI award and the call-up imo - Skammels/Akerhaugen decidedly not natural right backs...)
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #453 on: December 21, 2009, 11:39:02 PM »
I'll check up on Ryland with some of the highlights videos from the season, to make sure about that.

Here are the players with their places:

Ingrid Hjelmseth, Stabæk, GK
Christine Colombo Nilsen, Lyon, GK

Marita S. Lund, LSK Kvinner FK, Def
Maren Mjelde, Arna-Bjørnar, Def/MF
Marit Fiane Christensen, Røa, Def
Toril H. Akerhaugen, Stabæk, Def
Ingrid Ryland, Arna-Bjørnar, Def
Camilla Huse, Røa, Def

Lisa-Marie Woods, Kolbotn, MF
Anneli Giske, Fløya, MF
Ingvild Stensland, Lyon, MF
Trine Bjerke Rønning, Stabæk, MF/Def
Marie Knutsen, Røa, MF
Lene Storløkken, LSK Kvinner FK, MF
Solveig Gulbrandsen, Stabæk, MF
Lise Klaveness, Stabæk, MF/Fwd

Leni Larsen Kaurin, Turbine Potsdam, Fwd/MF
Lene Mykjåland, Røa, Fwd
Isabell Herlovsen, Lyon, Fwd
Elise Thorsnes, Røa, Fwd
Cecilie Pedersen, Avaldsnes, Fwd
Lindy Melissa Wiik, Stabæk, Fwd
Kristin Lie, Trondheims-Ørn, Fwd
Guro Knutsen, Røa, Fwd

So Eli has two keepers, seven defenders, ten midfielders and nine forwards to choose from.

Team selection depends a lot on who is in form on the day, but from this squad there should be a good eleven + three subs there on any day.
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #454 on: December 22, 2009, 08:24:10 AM »
Actually, Skammels has played right back quite a bit, especially in the 2008-season, when Hilde Hansen and Maritha Kaufmann were dibs on central defense.

Also, it seems to be the general opinion among Stabæk fans to put Trine in Solveig Gulbrandsen's spot (left wing, probably not so much "indreløper"). Position-wise, it seems like a good idea, but they are different player types. It would make more sense to use Lise Klaveness as the playmaker that Sola was.

I agree with Samuel about Siri Nordby. Note also that Runa Vikestad is out, another past the golden age. This is indeed bad news because while Siri is probably the fourth best defender, she is probably the one with the best eye for what's happening, and she could have been an important soothing and authorative factor in a defense behaving slightly like headless chicken. Not that beating Marit Fiane and Maren Mjelde is easy. Id' still like to see Mjelde palying midfielder, but she has played well the last two matches in defense.

Røa shouldn't complain, they have retaken the spot as most dominating club on the WNT: six players made it, and only five from Stabæk (Huse and Sola + Wiik respectively probably play somewhere else, and Thorsnes is uncertain, but in the now this is right).

I checked up Ingrid Rydland, and against Team Strømmen at home she played right... forward. But I believe she belongs at the right. Which would mean that Akerhaugen can play central defender. If she can fit in.

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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #455 on: December 22, 2009, 09:27:30 AM »
Looking at the Arna-Bjørnar matches from June to November this year, 14 matches, on the AB thread on this site which seems to be the only reliable source of team-lists, and Ingrid had five matches at left-back and five at right-back plus one at right midfield! so we are allowed to be confused :) and she was the left-back at the Under-20 World Cup In Chile, with Astrid Grøttå Ree at right-back.

Maren Mjelde had four matches at central midfield, six at right midfield and three at left midfield - and none in the back four :) so she is a different player in the club and national teams.  But she had a great run as a central defender captaining the U-19s and U-20s, and in the European Cup this year, so she is destined to be one of those who plays different games in club and national team.

Rune Vikestad (only 25) has a great background in all the youth teams and captain of the U-23s, and also had a year playing in Denmark at Fortuna Hjørring.  She hasn't got into the defence, but that reflects the strength of the competition.  
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« Reply #456 on: December 22, 2009, 10:35:19 AM »
"I'm already nervous", said Ingrid Ryland after her surprising selection for the national team.  The debutante from Arna-Bjørnar was Eli Landsem's surprise choice in her second team selection as the new team chief.

The chief selected Lisa-Marie Woods last time, on Monday it was Ryland.  Norway will play matches against China on January 13 and England on January 15, both matches at La Manga.  

The right-back from Arna-Bjørnar heard the good news from her teammate and now national team colleague, Maren Mjelde.  "I had a shock, but it is a great Christmas present.  I have played in the national youth teams, but have never been in contention for the A-team.  Now it's serious", smiled the 20-year-old.  
        
As soon as she received the news she felt nervous.  But now she is looking forward to showing what she can do.  According to Eli Landsem that is a lot.  "We are looking for new backs.  She has been good in the position and was selected for the all-star team at the Under-19 championship in the summer.  An exciting name with good speed and perseverence, something that is important for modern backs.  This was a good opportunity to try her out", said the trainer.

Ryland has not yet had a chance to speak to the trainer, but it was a busy afternoon for the Bergen player.  "I have had a lot of messages and mum and dad are happy for me.  It's a big motivator for my personal training over Christmas", said Ingrid Ryland to VG Nett.

Espen Solbakken http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/kvinner/artikkel.php?artid=583247
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Re: Norway national team 2009
« Reply #457 on: December 22, 2009, 11:10:46 AM »
Only 25?  :-[
It seems as if she's been around forever. Of course, Lene Mykjåland is only 22 (for another two moths) and Melissa Wiik is 24. I keep forgetting how much older they seem (not as in appearance, but as in how long they've been around) than they actually are.

Does the Maren Mjelde movement correspond with when Stine Andreassen moved? And perhaps the right midfield corresponded with Madeleine Giske (who apparently is back any day now) being injured?

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« Reply #458 on: December 22, 2009, 11:20:27 AM »
Only 25?  :-[
It seems as if she's been around forever. Of course, Lene Mykjåland is only 22 (for another two moths) and Melissa Wiik is 24. I keep forgetting how much older they seem (not as in appearance, but as in how long they've been around) than they actually are.
Does the Maren Mjelde movement correspond with when Stine Andreassen moved? And perhaps the right midfield corresponded with Madeleine Giske (who apparently is back any day now) being injured?
Yes, Kristine Hegland is going to seem like a pensioner when she gets to 25 :)  Definitely Stine Andreassen played central midfield whenever she played, with Maren Mjelde on one side or the other, but Madeleine Giske has had several matches in the forward line in Arna-Bjørnar's 4-3-3 setup.
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« Reply #459 on: December 22, 2009, 04:22:13 PM »
Rune Vikestad (only 25) has a great background in all the youth teams and captain of the U-23s, and also had a year playing in Denmark at Fortuna Hjørring.  She hasn't got into the defence, but that reflects the strength of the competition.  

Yeah, agreed here...and if Mjelde turns out to be slightly less impressive at centre back than her national team matches so far has shown, there might still be an opening for her. :)

Runa, btw. Rune would be a boy. ;)
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