Billsboard: Solskjaer to United?

Posted on October 31, 2011

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First Tippeliagen for Molde. In his first year of management, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has led his former club Molde to their first Norwegian title in their history, after a 2-2 draw with Stromsgodset (combined with Rosenborgs shock 6-3 loss at home to Brann) left them with an 8 point lead with 2 to play. Could Solskjaer be a contender to replace Ferguson when he retires? Personally, I would say yes. If he stays at Molde for another year or 2 and they dominate Norwegian football, there is no reason why not. He has the right character for what Utd will need post-Ferguson, and the Utd fans love the man. But for now, congratulations to Molde.

Hull, I mean Levante, knocked off La Liga summit. Normality has been resumed in La Liga, where shock leaders Levante lost 2-0 at 10 man Osasuna to move down to 3rd behind Rangers and Celtic. Sorry, Barcelona and Real Madrid. It’s been a fairytale start to the season for Levante, but now they must work to make sure they don’t slide back down the table. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in a relegation fight come the end of the season. My boys Racing notched out first win of the season, 1-0 vs Betis, just days after our entire board resigned. Progress!

PSG. Champions elect? PSG continued their impressive start in France, coming from behind to win 4-2 against Caen. Big summer signings Kevin Gameiro and Javier Pastore combined to set upt Jeremy Menez, and Pastore got the 4th. Montpellier kept up their chase by beating Nancy 2-0, but PSG looked all but unstoppable at the moment, shock cup defeats aside.

And elsewhere… Bayern hammered Nuremberg 4-0 to stay 4 points clear of Schalke in Germany, Genk came from 4-2 down to beats Club Brugge 5-4 in an thriller in Belgium, but Anderlecht still lead the table by 6 points. Partizan Beograd moved 4 points clear of Red Star in Serbia after the latter could only draw away at Sloboda Sevojno. Despite suffering a shock 3-0 home defeat to Mlada Boleslav, Sparta Praha are still 6 points clear at the top of the Czech league, and Fenerbahce can go 4 clear in Turkey by beating Karabukspor tonight.

Finally… The world record for the longest headed goal by distance was broken this weekend, in the J2 League match between Fagiano Okoyamo and FC Yokohama. The goal, scored by Fagiano’s Ryujiro Ueda, was buried from at least 58 metres, and proved the winner in the match. Fantastic.

That’s all folks!

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