June 30, 2009: June Round-Up:
This month’s update is mostly about transfers and signings as the transfer window is open during the summer break. – The window closes on 27 July.
07 Vestur has signed two Serbs for the rest of the season in hope of avoiding relegation. Both players have played in the Faroes earlier.
Jovan Radinovic Panic was a creative midfielder in HB’s championship winning side in 2006 but was not asked to stay the next season and instead joined FS Vágar who later became 07 Vestur and played for them in 2007 and 2008, but was not asked to come back for this season. – Until now, obviously.
The other is midfielder Aco Pandurovic who played for VB/Sumba in 2006 and 2007. In 2008 he joined NSÍ Runavík where he played at the left back position.
07 Vestur has another Serb in their fold, Milan Pejcic, who also played for NSÍ last season.
Welshman Liam Killa who joined AB this year after some time in Icelandic football has returned back to his native country after he found it difficult to get into the team.
Defender Morten Overgaard from Denmark who was one of AB´s better players in their 2007 season will be ready to play for AB again when the league resumes after the summer break. He has been injured for a long period.
Heðin Stenberg who was AB´s goalkeeper until he got injured in his knee in AB’s defeat of NSÍ in late Mai has learned that he will be out for the rest of the season. Stenberg has since been replaced by Tórður Thomsen who was brought in on loan from NSÍ Runavík as AB had no reserve goalkeeper. It’s not quite clear how the situation will be when the league resumes as Thomsen might return to NSÍ.
Also Heðin Stenberg’s brother, defender Jónas Stenberg, will be out of action for the rest of the season after he broke his collarbone in the match against HB Tórshavn on 10 Mai.
Defender/midfielder and Faroese U21 player Odmar Færø, who has been with Brøndby’s youth team so far this season, has returned home and will be available for B36 for the rest of the season.
B36 have signed 21-year-old Danish midfielder Dennis Holmberg. Holmberg played for FC Amager in the Danish 1st division until the club went bankrupt earlier this year. At first, the deal is for 3 months, but if both parties like each other, the deal might be extended.
23-year-old midfielder Hanus Thorleifsson, who came from Skála in 2006, is no longer part of B36, the club has announced. In a usual “blah-blah-blah-announcement”, the club says that it was a mutual agreement between both parties. Two-three years ago, Thorleifsson was part of the national team, but it’s a while since we’ve seen Thorleifsson at his best. It’s not known yet where Tholeifsson is going.
On the other hand, EB/Streymur’s midfielder/right back Bárður Olsen is reportedly on his way to B36, but this deal has not yet been confirmed. – But expect it to be!
No reason has been given for the change, but we can only speculate that Olsen is not happy to play at right back position where he has mostly played for the last two seasons although he is one of the very best and most creative midfielders in the country. Before EB/Streymur started playing long balls and boring football in 2008, Olsen was part of a very free-flowing EB/Streymur attacking force that involved Hans Pauli Samuelsen, Sorin Anghel and Arnbjørn Hansen. But again, this theory is only speculation…
Defender Súni úr Hørg who joined B36 this season from VB/Sumba is returning to VB/Sumba as he has found it difficult to get into the team.
B68 have secured the services of Senegalese players Ndende Adama Guéye and Ahmed Keita for another year so that they will play for B68 next season also. Both players have been terrific this season; Ndende in midfield and Keita up front where he has scored 9 goals and is 2 short of top scorer Karoly Potemkin.
As mention just above, it looks like Bárður Olsen is set to leave EB/Streymur for B36 Tórshavn.
From HB there is no real news, except that offensive midfielder Rókur av Fløtum Jespersen might be available for HB for the rest of the season.
Striker Rógvi Jacobsen who joined ÍF this season, after KÍ had terminated his contract because they couldn’t afford to pay his wage, has so far not been in action because of a groin injury, but the hope is that Jacobsen can return to action after the summer break.
KÍ Klaksvík, who are battling in the relegation zone, have for a long time hinted that they would strengthen their team when the transfer window opened on 29 June, but it was a surprise when they announced that their first signing was Todi Jónsson – the Faroes’ most successful player ever. Jónsson, originally a KÍ player, retired a couple of years ago after an illustrious career abroad where he especially made his mark as a striker for FC Copenhagen. Jónsson said that he hoped that he could ease the pressure on some of KÍ’s youngsters as the media would hopefully focus on him now, instead.
During the last couple of years or so, Jónsson was the boss of Danish club FC Amager for whom he had big plans for; making them to a force in Danish football. But that ended abrupt in the spring when FC Amager went bankrupt. FC Amager was then in the first division.
Other former KÍ players are reportedly on their way. Atli Danielsen who has played for Danish 1st division club BK Frem is rumoured to be one of them. Frem has also been bankruptcy-threatened during the last couple of months.
Update, 01 July: It has today been confirmed that Atli Danielsen will in fact play for KÍ for the rest of the season.
Another rumour is that Faroese U-21 player Páll Klettskarð, who was part of Jónsson’s FC Amager, but joined BK Frem when Amager went bankrupt, could be on his way to KÍ. But there are no confirmations to these stories yet.
Local guy Christian Høgni Jacobsen is returning to NSÍ after a year in Danish football for AB in the first division, but at the end of the season he was told that he had no future at the club. Jacobsen was the (Faroese) league’s top scorer in both 2005 and 2006 with 18 goals. In 2007 he joined HB Tórshavn where he never really settled and rejoined NSÍ on loan for the second half of the season where he helped NSÍ win the title. He was back with HB the following season, but moved to AB in Denmark in the middle of the season.
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