June 2014 Round-Up:

June 26, 2014

Jóan Símun Edmundsson signs for HB Tórshavn
HB Tórshavn have signed Faroese international forward Jóan Símun Edmundsson from AB Argir whom he joined ahead of the season. Edmundsson managed 2 goals in his 9 appearances at AB where he missed 5 matches through injury. The contract runs for the rest of the season.

Edmundsson, who turns 23 next month, joined Newcastle as a trainee in 2010, before going to Norwegian club Viking in 2012, where he found it difficult to get in the first team and was a spell at Danish 2nd tier club Fredericia on loan, before signing a short-term contract with AB Argir ahead of this season.

Edmundsson has scored twice in 27 matches for the national team.


Senegalese forward Ibrahinma Camara returns to B68 Toftir
Senegalese forward Ibrahima Camara, who played for B68 from 2010-2012 but spent much of his time sidelined through injury, and scored 8 goals for 07 Vestur last season, has returned to B68 for the rest of the season as B68 are neck on neck with AB Argir in the relegation zone.


European Draws

The draws for the Faroese clubs in European competitions this season was made on Monday.

Champions League
In the Champions League 1st qualification round HB Tórshavn were paired with Gibraltar’s champions Lincoln FC, who have won the last 12 championships in a trot. As a new UEFA member, it’s the first time clubs from Gibraltar participate in European football.

The first leg will be played in Gibraltar on 1 or 2 July and the second leg in Tórshavn 8 or 9 July.

The winner will meet Serbian champions FK Partizan on 15/16 and 22/23 July.


Europa League

League Runners up ÍF Fuglafjørður were draw against Finnish opponents Myllykosken Pallo-47, Also known as MyPa 47, who narrowly beat EB/Streymur 2-1 on aggregate in 2007.

The winner get to meet FC Dinamo Minsk from Belarush.

3rd placed B36 Tórshavn will get the chance to get revenge for their 2012 exit when they lost on penalties after 0-0 in both legs against Linfield FC from Northern Ireland.

The winners will take on AIK Solna from Sweeden.

Cup winners Víkingur were paired with Latvian side FC Daugava Daugavpils where the winner will meet the winner of the tie between Tartu FC Santos from Estonia and Tromsø IL from Norway.


The 1st qualifying rounds will be played on 3 and 10 July with the second qualifying round coming up on 17 and 24 July.

June 21, 2014

Younger Cieslewicz brother, Adrian, signs for B36 Tórshavn
B36 have signed 23 year old winger Adrian Cieslewicz, the younger brother of Polish forward Lukasz Cieslewicz, for the rest of the season, although he will be allowed to leave before the English transfer window closes on 31 August, should he get offers from overseas.

Adrian, or "Ciss", as they called him in England, was a trainee at Manchester City before he joined Conference club Wrexham where he spent five years, before switching to rivals Kidderminster Harriers in January, but didn’t get an extension to his contract at the end of the term.

"Ciss" will be eligible to play for B36 after this coming Sunday’s top clash with HB Tórshavn – if the work permit and other papers are cleared – which the club expected.


Skála coach Eliesar Olsen quits – is replaced by local Pauli Poulsen

24-year old Skála coach Eliesar Olsen has decided to quit as coach for the relegation threatened club, but citing others reasons than results for his decision, but rather a demanding job and little time with his family, and found it difficult to commit 100% to the coaching job.  – And his players deserved one that could, and therefore it was better he resigned, he said.

He will be replaced by the local Pauli Poulsen who until now was assistant coach at KÍ Klaksvík in his second season.

Poulsen became head coach at NSÍ Runavík in 2009 where he spent 3 years before he switched to B68 Toftir in 2012 where he was sacked towards the end of the season, as B68 were fighting in the relegation zone – and were also relegated.

June 08, 2014

Table-toppers B36 Tórshavn acquire high-profile strength

Table-toppers B36 Tórshavn have announced that they have acquired considerable strength to their team with Odmar Færø and Rógvi Poulsen, both with caps for the Faroe Islands.

Central defender Færø has been studying in Scotland where he has played for Forfar Athletic, but has been plagued by injury during the last year. Before his injury he had been an integral part of the defence of the Faroese national team.

Færø will be with B36 for the rest of the season, but won’t be eligible to play before the transfer window opens on 23 June, the day after B36 clash with HB, who are currently trailing B36 by two points.

Also Poulsen will be eligible to play after that date.

It’s a while now since Poulsen was in contention for the national team when the winger peeked for HB Tórshavn in 2009, under current B36 coach Sámal Erik Hentze, who also knows Poulsen from AB Argir where they both were last season and where Poulsen scored 6 goals in 21 games.

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