July 2012 Round-Up:
31 July, 2012
Rógvi Baldvinsson to Bristol Rovers
22-year old central defender Rógvi Baldvinsson, who has lived in Norway for most of his life, but who has Faroese parents, has joined English League two team Bristol Rovers (terms have been agreed , but the deal is subject to a medical that was supposed to be on Monday 30 July).
Baldvinsson, who has been playing in the Norwegian 3rd tier club Aalgaard FK, made his international debut for the Faroe Islands in 2011.
U21 captain Viljormur Davidsen to NSÍ Runavík
Faroe Islands U21 captain Viljormur Davidsen, has joined NSí Runavík from Danish club FC Fyn who at the end of last season was promoted to the 2nd tier.
Faroe Islands U21 player Gunnar Zachariasen joins B36 Tórshavn
20-year old attacking midfielder Gunnar Nielsen has joined B36 Tórshavn from Danish 2nd tier club AB Copenhagen. He has previously been at Brøndby’s youth department also. In his debut for B36 on Sunday he score only a few minutes after he had come on late in the second half.
Other transfer news
B68 Toftir have included 22-year old Danish midfielder Jon Volf Andersen to their squad for the rest of the season. Andersen comes from Danish 2nd division club Næstved and has earlier played for Vanløse-Herlev. Andersen was last year offered a full contract with a Faroese club, but turned down the offer.
EB/Streymur midfielder Brian Olsen has gone to 07 Vestur on loan for the rest of the season. Olsen got two caps und Brian Kerr in 2009, but has not been a regular in the starting line-up at EB/Streymur this season.
17 year-old midfielder Hørður Askham, who has featured in a handful of B36’s games this season has also gone to 07 Vestur where he will be on loan for the rest of the season.
Jústinus Hansen who joined B68 Toftir from NSÍ Runavík ahead of the season will not be available for B68 as he has moved to Norway to work. Hansen has earned caps for the Faroe Islands.
Also EB/Streymur will be without one of their better players in the closing stages of the league, as defender Gert Hansen moves to Denmark. He might be flown home for important matches, however.
The transfer widow closed on Monday evening, 23 July.
4-match suspension for Víkingur defender Atli Gregersen
Víkingur defender and captain of the team Atli Gregersen has been given a 4-match suspension for aggressively throwing his captain armband after the referee when he was sent off for a second bookable offence against HB Tórshavn on 24 June in round 14. Throwing a bottle of water angrily on the field as he left it, didn’t help his cause either. The 4-match suspension is in addition to the automatic one-day suspension for the red card itself. That means that Gregersen won’t be available for Víkingur until round 20 on 19 August when they take on B68 Toftir.
21 July, 2012
Transfer news before the transfer window closes on Monday evening:
Filip Djordjevic from KÍ Klaksvík to Víkingur
18-year old KÍ Klaksvík attacking midfielder Filip Djordjevic has made a surprise move to Víkingur where he has signed a 1 and a ½-year contract. According to both player and KÍ, there were financial reasons for the parting, but the player himself has also said that there had been a personal conflict between him and the coach in the last few weeks.
Philip Djordjevic, who is son of former KÍ coach Alexandar Djordjevic who has lived in Klaksvík for 12 years, came to KÍ from Serbia last season and impressed towards the end of the season and has had a place in the starting line-up the this season.
In Víkingur he will come in handy, especially when midfielder Sølvi Vatnhamar moves to Denmark to study before the end of the season. Depending on Víkingur’s position in the table, they might choose to have Vatnhamar commuting between the countries in the final matches, should they be playing for the title.
ÍF Fuglafjørður transfer news
Ari Ó. Ellingsgaard
ÍF Fuglafjørður have announced that 19-year old attacking midfielder Ari Ellingsgaard has returned home after a year on loan to NSÍ Runavík.
Goalkeeper Tórður Thomsen
Goalkeeper Tórður Thomsen, who has been in Denmark, has joined ÍF for the rest of the season. Although one of the better shot stoppers in the country, Thomsen is likely to be cover for 1st choice Jákup Mikkelsen. Thomsen has played for several clubs in the top division, NSÍ Runavík, B68 Toftir, AB Argir, HB Tórshavn and B68 Toftir in addition to a handful of matches for ÍF in 2005.
A couple of youngsters with little or no experience in the top division have also been included in ÍF’s squad; 22-year old defender Heri Nesá who lately has been part of Danish 3rd tier team Aarhus Fremad and 17-year old forward Arnold Kristiansen who has been part of Danish club Vejle/Kolding’s U17 team.
Karl Martin Eivindsson Danielsen
B36 have announced that they have included 17-year old central defender Karl Martin E. Danielsen in their senior squad. The last year the player has been going to school in Denmark.
Hallur Hansson available for HB on Sunday
We wrote the other day that HB’s midfielder Hallur Hansson who was on trial in Denmark would likely not be available for HB against NSÍ Runavík on Sunday, but the news is now that he will indeed be available.
Update:Hansson is actually suspended for Sunday's match after 5 yellow cards
HB midfielder/forward Høgni Midjord, (originally of B71 Sandoy) who has featured in a few matches for HB this season, has moved to FC Suðuroy on loan for the rest of the season.
17 July, 2012
Three top players to HB Tórshavn
23-year old winger Rógvi Poulsen, who had 4 caps for the Faroe Islands, has re-joined HB Tórshavn were he will be for the rest of the season.
Poulsen came to HB from AB Argir in 2008 and was among the very best players when HB won the titles in 2009 and 2010.
He later had a spell with Crew Alexandra in the English League Two, but never played any official match for them because of paperwork-reasons and when he re-joined HB Tórshavn midway in the 2011 season, he got injured in the first match of the season and was kept sidelined for a couple of months. He then moved to Denmark to study before the end of the season.
Johan Troest Davidsen
Faroese international defender Johan Troest Davidsen has joined HB for the rest of the season. The 24-year old, who has earned some twenty caps for the Faroes, comes from the Danish 3rd tier club Aarhus Fremad which he joined in 2011, having played for NSÍ Runavík for the most of his career, except for 2006 when he played for Skála. In his younger days he was also at Everton’s youth academy.
Rókur av Fløtum Jespersen
Also creative midfielder Rókur av Fløtum Jespersen has re-joined HB for the rest of the season, as he so often does when he has a break from his studies in Denmark, where he plays his football in the lower leagues with ÍF Føroyar – a Faroese club in Denmark that is not so serious. The 27-year old has been capped two times, in 2007 and 2008. As his main credentials are the creative aspect of the play and less defending, he has - like similar players have - often been overseen when it come to the national team, where defending is a major part of the game-plan.
Hallur Hansson on trial at AaB Aalborg
Gifted HB-midfielder Hallur Hanson, who will turn 20 in July, is in these days on a trial with Danish top division club AaB Aalborg. According to AaB’s website, he is likely to play in AaB’s reserve team next Monday against FC Midtjylland, and is therefore likely to miss HB’s game against NSÍ Runavík on Sunday when the league resumes after a 3-week summer break.
Hanson, who was raised at VB Vágur before he went to HB as a 12-year old, was at Aberdeen FC’s youth academy for two or three years before he returned to HB in the summer of 2011.
Transfer window closing on Monday
The Faroese transfer window which has been opened since 25 June will close on midnight on 23 July, the day after the league has resumed from the summer break.
Goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen to leave Manchester City
Faroese newspaper Sosialurin revealed yesterday that goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen is on the outlook for another club as he will not get his contract with the Premier League champions extended.
10 July, 2012
Pól Jóhannus Justinusen returns home to NSÍ Runavík
23 year old Faroese international Pól Jóhannus Justinussen, who has been part of AaB Aalborg’s Danish Superliga squad in the last half year after a season with Icelandic club Valur Reykjavík, has joined NSÍ Runavík where he will stay for the rest of the season.
Justinussen is originally an NSÍ player, but has played only a handful of matches for the first team in 2008 before he halfway through the season switched to neighbours B68 Toftir where he made a mark. He also played for GÍ Gøta in 2007, the year NSÍ won the league title.
Justinussen is a versatile player and scores quite many goals, and he can play in all defensive positions and on the left side of midfield, and when needed, he can also play as a target-man up-front.
He should be a real asset for NSÍ and improve their chances of avoiding relegation in the closely fought battle against fellow strugglers B68 Toftir and TB Tvøroyri.
08 July, 2012
Jónas Tór Næs back at Valur in Iceland
Faroe Islands international right back Jónas Tór Næs has returned to Icelandic side Valur, where he also played in 2011. In-between, he has been at Danish 3rd tier club Fremad Amager.
Næs will be eligible to play when the transfer window opens on 15 July. Valur is currently in 9th place after 10 games in the 12-team league.
03 July, 2012
TB-forward Igor Grkajac returning to Serbia
Serbian TB-forward Igor Grkajac has decided to return home to Serbia. He played 12 matches and scored 3 goals for TB.
Víkingur parts with Danish forward Lasse Qvist
In a short statement on their website, Víkingur have announced that they have parted company with Danish forward Lasse Qvist by mutual consent.
Qvist was mainly acquired to replace last season’s top scorer Finnur Justinussen (who went to Swedish football), but with only 1 league goal and only playing the full 90 minutes in 4 matches - and 8 matches in total - because of injuries, the outcome was far from what had been expected from the Dane.
As a curiosity it can be mentioned that Lasse Qvist is son of former Danish international goalkeeper Ole Qvist and grandson of famous Danish cartoonist Hans Qvist.
You can see a few of the cartoon drawings here, here, here and a single one here.
The text of the last one says:
“If you have to lie there and sunbathe without a stitch on, Miss, then I think you should make a higher fence ...!”
A correction about Nenad Stankovic
On Friday we wrote that TB’s new signing Nenad Stankovic had been without a club now that he signed for TB.
But that’s not entirely correct as he has been playing for 3rd division club FK Zeleznicar Lajkovac in his native Serbia, making 11 appearances and scoring 1 goal.
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