What are we going to do with Nicklas Bendtner when he comes back to Arsenal? by SS
Simple, sell him. He has been on loan at Juventus this season after Arsene Wenger finally tried and failed to sell him last summer. He has not scored a single goal at Juventus this season and has failed to show the Arsenal management why he should stay at the club.
Most Gooners never want to see the words Bendtner and Arsenal in the same sentence unless it is something along the lines of, some team or other take Nicklas Bendtner off Arsenal's hands. There have been reports recently that the rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala or the German Bundesliga club Hamburg may be ready to do just that.
After losing three of the last four games, it is no wonder that Arsenal fans are unhappy and looking for somebody to blame. The defence has been the main target, mainly due to the soft nature of the goals that have been conceded, but the Gunners have been struggling at the other end as well. Olivier Giroud is coming under fire again, with some JustArsenal readers even commenting that they would prefer to have Bendtner back.
Clarence Goodson (who may be finding his way back to MLS this summer... shhh, dun tell nobody) has just put Brøndby ahead 1-0 in the 37th minute at Aalborg. It was the defender's first goal since August. Clip to come...- Greg Seltzer
Brøndby's Clarence Goodson has voluntarily handed his captaincy to teammate Dennis Rommedahl, as he has fallen out of the line-up. It's not headline news, but you must give the defender props for being a team-first guy.- Greg Seltzer
I know everyone is excited at the prospect of the free agent midfielder signing with Odense BK, but let's just hit the brakes on that. I'm told defending champs FC Nordsjælland are also deep in the bidding. I have yet to confirm, however, if any clubs from Belgium, Germany or the Netherlands remain in for O'Brien - will keep trying.
There have been some stories coming out of Turkey that Clarence Goodson turned down Orduspor this weekend because he (and/or his wife) was concerned about being devout Christians in a Muslim country. Not so, says the defender. Upon his return to Denmark, he told reporters that the loan suitors were not especially good hosts during his visit.
Let's talk a little about a couple of defenders last seen working in Denmark before the winter hibernation began. Various Turkish outlets claim Clarence Goodson is set to join Orduspor. However, I just spoke to someone at Brøndby who says no transfer is close. I got the impression that some transfer talks are taking place and had recently heard whispers he would leave shortly to another European
I will have a Conor O'Brien goodie update in full MLSS report form before long, but I wanted to stop by real quick and drop a couple of learned nuggets that may disappoint. First off: Due to the league's non-EU minimum salary, it's not so surprising that his Eredivisie suitor has dropped out. I'm not 100% sure which club it was just yet, but I can confirm it was one of the better teams.
I've been fairly certain Michael Parkhurst was set to sign a two-and-a-half-year deal to join Augsburg for a few days, and now I'm 98% sure that will happen today. No full confirm yet, but I am trying. UPDATE: Okay... put it in ink. Should be announced within two hours, I'm told. Full MLSS report coming later.
In what will be his last game for SønderjyskE, Conor O'Brien has just buried the rebound of his own saved penalty try on 35 minutes to knot the score at 1-1 with visiting Brøndby.The clip may take a while...- Greg Seltzer
Before we get to some of the presser quotes about last night's FCN-Shakhtar to-do, I will pass on this annoying nugget: apparently Shakhtar captain Darijo Srna did verbally agree that they would allow the hosts to score a cancelling goal directly after Luiz Adriano's shady equalizer. And, it would seem, Shakhtar have no need for all the respect they've gained in recent years.
Here's a fun little episode for all those stuck at work or school. You probably know that Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjælland are hosting Shakthar Donetsk in the Champions League, with their hopes of European knockout soccer in the new year already very slim. So... the hosts took a 1-0 lead, but near the half hour, it got kooky.
In case anyone is wondering where Anton Peterlin has disappeared to, the midfielder is auditioning for SønderjyskE. He also trained for second flight HB Køge prior to arriving. I have a friend who watches SønderjyskE training almost day and talks to the coach, so we'll see what info she has for us later today.
Random boast: I now own the t-shirt pictured. Now it doesn't look so strange when I jump at the sudden sight of a mouse... #1 - I'm not sure if it's the first time (mainly because I'm not sure how long they've been doing this), but it's worth noting that Michael Parkhurst made the fans' UEFA Champions League Team of the Round.
SønderjyskE midfielder Conor O'Brien is not S-ing around, man. The winter freebie netted a long free kick to open a 4-0 DBU Pokalen victory at Hjørring. The hot transfer topic now has three goals and four assists in his last 15 outings across all competition - from holding midfield.Clip to come, not sure how soon.
I'm not going to get into club names just yet, but I can assure you that in-form (and out-of-contract-come-January) SønderjyskE midfielder Conor O'Brien is getting some heavy flirtation from clubs in the Eredivisie and neighboring Jupiler League. He also has suitors up the table in Denmark, but the sense I'm getting is that those are fallback options at this time.
After a great round of World Cup qualifiers, the teams that will be going to Brazil next year begins to take form. Two things are great about Denmark's great 3-0 away victory against the Czech Republic: firstly, Denmark returns as a contender for a spot in the 2014 World Cup. With a victory against Bulgaria next week, it will all look good again.
Brazilian International Neymar (Google Creative Commons)
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Israel +575 vs. Portugal -205, Draw: +280; Total 2o -150 (8:45 a.m. ET/5:45 a.m. PT):Despite having one of the world's two best players in Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal has been tepid at best on the world stage in the last decade in international competitions.
Where would Nicklas Bendtner go now? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Nicklas Bendtner. Have you heard the name before? Yes, you have. He is recently been in the news for non-footballing reasons. The Denmark striker has been suspended by his country's football federation for six months after he was arrested for drunk driving.
Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been banned from playing for his country for six months after being arrested for drink driving. The Juventus player, on loan from Italy, was caught driving down the wrong side of a road in Copenhagen at the weekend. The 25-year-old tweeted: "I am very very sorry to all my friends [.
Featured player Nicklas Bendtner led out his native Denmark for the first time ever this evening, he had one of his quieter games in Istanbul but cooly slotted a second half penalty to give Denmark a short term lead until they were pegged back just 3 mins later by the hosts when Erding equalised with a typical strikers goal after great feet from Kerim Frei from Fulham.
Featured player Nicklas Bendtner is included in Denmark's International Friendly trip to Turkey for Wednesday's game. The squad has some absentees thorugh injury and fatigue but still include the likes of Kjaer, Andersen, Krohn Dehli, Eriksen, Kvist and Bendtner.
the squad is as follows :
In other news, congratulations to Denmark/Liverpool FC defender Daniel Agger on winning Danish player of the year for 2012, in a impressive yr for Agger, the footballing centre back showed some great performances in the Euro12′s and won the award with 76% of the votes.
Undoubtedly Denmark's best ever player and greatest technician, Michael Laudrup, who also played for Italian giants Juventus along with Barcelona and Real Madrid in a hollywood footballing career thinks featured player Nicklas Bendtner should focus on his long term future in a firm but fair manner.
Fresh from their 2-0 win over Napoli at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday afternoon, its back to work for the biaconeri, Ft player Nicklas Bendtner and the rest of the Juve' troops will be put through their paces in an intense training session this morning at Juve HQ Vivono before heading to Copenhagen, Denmark for a big Uefa Champions League game.
Before Tuesday's World Cup qualifier between Italy & Denmark, where the Italians took the three points with a 3-1 lead but it could be said that the scoreline did somewhat flattered the hosts in a very open end to end game at the San Siro.
Bendtner played the 90 mins and had a decent game to be fair, early on he was coming deep and getting involved in the build up play and link play and showing some lovely control and touches.
Brilliant Balotelli Helps 10-Man Italy Ease Past Denmark is a post from: Serie A Weekly Brilliant Balotelli Helps 10-Man Italy Ease Past Denmark is a post from: Serie A Weekly Italy won their third straight match Tuesday night as they dispatched Denmark 3-1 in a sparsely filled San Siro. Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli proved to be the decisive figure yet again for the Azzurri, assisting.
Brilliant Balotelli Helps 10-Man Italy Ease Past Denmark is a post from: Serie A Weekly
Brilliant Balotelli Helps 10-Man Italy Ease Past Denmark is a post from: Serie A Weekly Italy won their third straight match Tuesday night as they dispatched Denmark 3-1 in a sparsely filled San Siro. Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli proved to be the decisive figure yet again for the Azzurri, assisting on the first goal and scoring one himself to seal the three points for Cesare Prandelli's men.
The referee wasn't the only one to disbelieve the weather reports in Warsaw. Image:Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe. Just to confirm, we weren't in charge at the Polish National Stadium last night, we weren't responsible for rendering the retractable roof inoperable and that wasn't one of our man slaves in a ref costume bumbling about pointlessly [.
Italy vs Denmark 3-1 Highlights 2012 Montolivo De Rossi Balotelli Kvist Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Italy vs Denmark 3-1 Highlights 2012 Montolivo De Rossi Balotelli Kvist Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Italy vs Denmark 2012 ( Italia Denmark VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Italy vs Denmark 3-1 ( Montolivo, De Rossi, Balotelli/Kvist) Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, San Siro, Milan- 16th Oct, 2012- [.
The USA's Sunday afternoon training session consisted of a closed-door scrimmage against Denmark, which is in Group A of the Algarve Cup along with Germany, Norway and Japan and like the Germans, Norwegians, Swedes and Icelanders, are preparing for the 2013 European Women's Championships this summer.
Ajax turn to their Danish prodigies to make a difference is a post from: Just Football
When it comes to Danish talent, all eyes have been on Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen the last few years. But in the season's second half ouverture against Feyenoord, Viktor Fischer popped up and stole the show.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger admits he should have rested a groin problem against Chelsea at the weekend but played because of illness to Martin Skrtel. The 27-year-old, who has withdrawn from Denmark's friendly in Turkey on Wednesday in order not to aggravate the injury, took his place alongside the incoming Jamie Carragher for the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge as his regular centre-back partner had a virus.