Brendan Rodgers and Leicester had few problems in their game vs. Scandinavian opponent Randers, but at Celtic Park it was a very different learning curve as Bodo Glimt again defeated a major in European football.
Brendan Rodgers former club Celtic struggled and were hammered 3-1 at home, playing the mini men of Bodo Glimt. The team from the north of Norway also shocked Roma earlier in this competition battering the Italians 6-1. They also held AC Milan, for a long period of time, to a draw at San Siro.
A lot of lessons to be learned for Brendan Rodgers as he in Premier League are fighting giants. Bodo Glimt is a minor club in Norway and they are showing how you can win League titles and fight the major clubs in Europe with a clever and unique formula for success.
To win the league for this club two years in a row and at the same time selling key players as they continue to keep their plan and focus on new challenges is just fantastic. They are also recruiting with a certain plan and not signing the obvious star but finding the players that fit their formula.
After just four weeks training with a number of new signings in their line-up it was fantastic to see their performance away at Celtic Park. Their manager Kjetil Knutsen has turned down offers from Rosenborg and other clubs abroad to consentrate on this project going forward.
The way Bodo Glimt performs and how they recruit players should be a learning lesson for Brendan Rodgers as his Leicester team must not be talked down and his admiration for the bigger and better not so easily shining through. Bodo Glimt should be the inspiration for Brendan Rodgers and also a trigger that makes the impossible possible with a good plan and continuing improvement.
The recruitment policy at Bodo Glimt is continuing with shrewd business done signing players of potential on a free or for minor fees as they in front of this season has made major sales of key players. Marius Lode (Schalke), Patrick Berg (Lens), Fredrik Bjorkan (Hertha Berlin) and Erik Botheim (Krasnodar) are all gone.
Brice Wengamgomo and Runar Espejord are two signings that should be followed closely both making sensational debuts for Bodo Glimt at Celtic Park. The two are 25 years of age. At their best players to watch, but far from being seen as full Norwegian internationals.
The Bodo Glimt project is one to follow as they just continue to make fantastic progress even when they are selling their best players season in and season out, but of course doing it correctly and not leaving any detail to be checked.
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