March 2015 Round-Up:

28 March, 2015

Absence-hit Faroe Islands to face Romania

Several noticeable absents are in the Faroe Islands team which take on Romania on Sunday.

Especially midfield is hit hard as captain Fróði Benjaminsen has withdraw because of work commitments in his new job as a warder while Hallur Hansson is suspended. New inclusion is René Shaki Joensen who this season has played on HB Tórshavn’s midfield, but who has otherwise preferred the defensive positions.

Right back Jónas Tór Næs has withdrawn because a shoulder injury and his initial replacement Bárður Hansen later withdrew because of a hip injury. Jóhan Troest Davidsen is now likely to occupy the right back position.

Forward Arnbjørn Hansen has also withdrawn because of a thigh injury which paved the way for Andreas Lava Olsen.

The squad that travelled to Romania was this:

Goalkeepers: Gunnar Nielsen (no club), Teitur Gestsson (HB Tórshavn), Tórður Thomsen (B36 Tórshavn).

Defenders: Viljormur Davidsen (Vejle BK), Atli Gregersen (Víkingur), Ragnar Nattestad (Vejle BK), Odmar Færø (B36 Tórshavn), Jóhan Troest Davidsen (HB Tórshavn).

Midfielders: Gilli Sørensen (Aalborg BK), Pól Jóhannus Justinussen (NSÍ Runavík), Róaldur Jakobsen (B36 Tórshavn), Kaj Bartalsstovu (Levanger FK), Christian Lamhauge Holst (BK Fremad Amager), Brandur Olsen (FC København), Sølvi Vatnhamar (Víkingur), René Shaki Joensen (HB Tórshavn).

Forwards: Klæmint Olsen (NSÍ Runavík), Jóan Símun Edmundsson (Vejle BK), Andreas Lava Olsen (Víkingur).


Transfer Window Closed

The transfer window closed on 16 March but the last day was prety undramatic.

Goalkeeper Kristian Joensen who has played in Denmark the last half year and who has been in contention for a place in the national squad, signed for 2nd tier 07 Vestur as he didn’t manage to find a foreign club to play for after parting with Lyngby.

Defender Rói Danielsen who has been studying in Denmark for the last year has returned to AB Argir where his strong performances earned him a place in the national squad at the end of the 2013 season. However, it will only be from May to September that Danielsen will be available for AB as he has time off from his studies this period.

Senegalese forward Ahmed Keita - a profile in the top flight a few years ago – has signed for 3rd tier team Giza/Hoyvík.

10 March, 2015

Draw for the preliminary- and first round of the cup competition
The draw for the cup competition was made on Monday and in most encounters in the first round either team looks much stronger than the opposition and few surprises are to be expected.

Three of matches are between premier division teams, but only one of them seem difficult to predict, namely the showdown  between EB/Streymur and KÍ Klaksvík.

The other two premier division encounters are B36 Tórshavn vs. TB Tvøroyri and NSÍ Runavík vs. FC Suðuroy where the home teams are clear favourites to go through to he next round.

The full draw looks like this:

Preliminary round - 28 March:
Undrið FF Tórshavn (3 div) vs. Giza Hoyík (2 div)
Royn Hvalba (2 div) vs. 07 Vestur (1 div)

First round - 6 April:
HB Tórshavn vs. Skála (1 div)
EB/Streymur vs. KÍ Klaksvík
ÍF Fuglafjørður vs. B71 Sandoy (1 div)
Víkingur vs. B68 Toftir (1 div)
B36 Tórshavn vs. TB Tvøroyri
MB Miðvágur (1 div) vs. Undrið FF (3 div) or Giza Hoyvík (2 div)
NSÍ Runavík vs. FC Suðuroy
Royn Hvalba (2 div) or 07 Vestur (1 div) vs. AB Argir

Teams without brackets are Premier Division teams.

06 March, 2015

Goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen quits at Motherwell
Goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen, who has been in his second spell at Motherwell FC since the summer of 2013, has left the club "by mutual consent", as the club words it.

Nielsen made 23 starts for the club last season where Motherwell became runners up, but this season he had been confined to the bench although Motherwell has dropped to last in the table currently.

Additionally, Nielsen had been made only third in the pecking order after Motherwell had acquired  England U21 goalkeeper George Long on loan from Sheffield United until the end of the season.

Currently there is no news on where Nielsen’s future lies.


Karl Løkin returns to ÍF Fuglafjørður

Midfielder Karl Løkin, who has spent the last half year at Danish 3rd tier club has returned to ÍF Fuglafjørður where he also played in 2014 as well as 2010 to 2012.

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