Leicester linked with the wrong Norwegian, why flying back to Bodo would be a good idea, Jose Mourinho and Roma blown away!

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Back in 2005 Leicester with Craig Levein as manager did fly all the way to Bodo for a pre-season game. A great evening for Leicester as they hammered Glimt 5-1 with the local newspaper describing it all as a total humiliation. Leicester on the day fielded a young side with a number of fringe players getting minutes. Leicester goalscorers were Mark de Vries and David Connolly with two, Gareth Williams adding up the full tally.

This was of course on TCF’s mind yesterday as Roma came to Bodo with the same recipe. Jose Mourinho had a great dilemma knowing that the game in the weekend v. Napoli being more important, decided to rest his best players, and was really getting a reality check of dimentions, admitting, after the game, that he had totally missed in his team selecton.

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Bodo Glimt did shake AC Milan last season with a grand performance at San Siro, but it all became just a scare as it ended in a win for the Italians. This was a very different Glimt team with their three attackers Zinkernagel, Junker and Hauge all sold shortly after and new men were either pushed into team from the bench or brought in from the unknown shadows.

Solbakken and Botheim who hit their highest heights yesterday are both Rosenborg misfits and after spells in grey parts of football they have both blossomed this season under the guidence of super coach Kjetil Knutsen. The way this man and the club are finding their talents makes football fun again as they hit bulls eye in almost every pick and with Solbakken and Botheim you have two young players who has shown great grit as they have at a young age fought back after being left in the shadows at bigger clubs.

The fact that Bodo Glimt did play against Roma without one of their absolute best players, Ulrik Saltnes, makes this result even more impressive, with a former cross country skier at national youth level taking a more important place in the team, Sondre Brunstad Fet, signed from the bench at Norwegian 2nd tier club Aalesund.

The player of greatest importance is with no doubt central midfielder Patrick Berg, 23 years of age, captain of the team and also playing steadily in the Norwegian national team. A special talent showing against Roma that he has the capacity to kill giants. His goal from distance yesterday was one of Youri Tielemans standard and he must have impressed Jose Mourinho with his fantastic display and leadership. Watching Patrick Berg week in and week out over a number of years, this was the day to remember, what a fantastic performance and alongside Botheim and Solbakken being the best players on the field.

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Patrick Berg is the son of Orjan Berg and the grandson of Harald Berg, both previous Norwegian internationals with a professional career abroad. Patrick Berg and Ulrik Saltnes are without doubt the two key players at Bodo Glimt, without them Kjetil Knutsen will have to use his special skills to find alternatives, but as we did see against Roma, Saltnes was replaced in the best way possible and if Leicester decides to take a further look at Patrick Berg, instead of trying to hook up Southampton winger Moi, they would be more bold and make a fantastic move.

Patrick Berg has been selected to play for Norway, not often that players from the domestic league gets such a chance as players playing abroad are preferred, believed to be much better and playing at a higher level. After this 6-1 win v. Roma we will probably see names from Bodo Glimt in the Norway selection bowl, with Lode, Bjorkan, Botheim and Berg recently been called up.

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers might be lucky over the next transfer window, but with the current results the big guys will be sniffing around and to see how Bodo is chasing talent and how they replace their best players and still keeps running in the top of the table with a David budget and with a minor fanbase compared to the bigger clubs in Norwegian football they are a fantastic example to follow in football.

We also see this approach from especially FC Porto and FC Brugge being two others as they tend to be able to sell cleverly and buy with the correct eye. Bringing home domestic titles year in and year out, with the correct attitude and formula for those special changes, cannot see Leicester doing the same as money has been used with major mistakes. About 50% of the signings done over the past four or five seasons has been great mistakes and failures.

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Bodo Glimt made the impossible possible as they have managed to keep their momentum after a sensational win of the Norwegian league and instead of saying staying up there is impossible just kept on working brought in players with the best attitude found in place few or no other looks, we all know the way Leicester used to work in the past, finding players that had been thrown out of Manchester United and Manchester City, taking a step down and been signed from places such as Bolton Wanderers, Crewe Alexandria and Chelsea reserves. We all know that Leicester also signed a player been seen as a “too small” at Kilmarnock and later sold for £65million to Man City, so just please keep up the good work instead of throwing out too many millions.

Good luck in the transfer windows coming up as Leicester must defind their DNA also in the transfer market, we all remember Danny Drinkwater from Man Utd reserves, Riyad Mahrez from Le Havre and Ngolo Kante from Caen, the signing of Shinji Okazaki from Mainz was another maginficant deal made.

Patrick Berg from Bodo will probably be available for less than £7million, but they might demand more for such a talent and don’t be surprised if Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund will be back in Norway very soon with a transfer request.

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Patson Daka becomes one of many special goal scoring record holders at LCFC, we are looking up the statpack of those players

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Patson Daka made history with his four goals v. Spartak Moscow, being the first to do so in Europe with Leicester, and also the first to score a hat-trick for the club in such a tournament. A great prospect and as we all know a proven goalscorer with RB Salzburg in the past, good to see him getting his opportunites. He is also joint top scorer in Europe in total with his four goals.

When such a game appear you start to think of goal scoring records at this football club, with many of them looking unreal, but still are there to be broken.

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Jamie Vardy is still very much part of the club and do have many goals yet to score, but impressive enough at this date standing 4th in the all time goalscoring record book at the club with a total of 154 goals so far, but to reach Arthur Chandler at the top with 273 in total will not happen.

Jamie Vardy is the one we look at today when the season is finished and we add up the goals as he has been the top goalscorer at the club in the last six seasons, and he also holds the record of most successive goalscoring games, hitting 13 in 11 games in the 2015/16 season. He is also keeping the record of most league goals scored in a Premier League season, hitting 24, also happening in 2015/16.

Patson Daka did look like a record breaker in many ways but there are other players who have hit four in the past, and the last to do so was Derek Hines back in 1958, so a long time ago. In the past 60 years Daka is the one holding the record and you have to go all the way back to 1963 to find a hat-trick scored faster, when Ken Keyworth in 6 minutes against Manchester United made his historical hat-trick, but according to the official records no one has yet to beat Fred Shinton, who in 1909 against Oldham Athletic scored his three in just 5 minutes.

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The all time one season goalscoring record belongs to Arthur Rowley who in 1956/57 scored 44 goals. This was a 2nd tier season and to find the top goalscorer of the 1st tier prior to the Premier League years you have to look back to 1927/28 when Arthur Chandler made an impressive tally of 34 goals.

Most goals in a game scored is a equal tally of 5 between Johnny Duncan and Arthur Chandler. Duncan scoring his goals in November 1924 v. Port Vale and Arthur Chandler four years later, in 1928, against Portsmouth.

The youngest goalscorer at the club is David Buchanan, scoring at the age of 16 years and 192 days. The game was against Oldham on the 1st of January 1979. The oldest goalscorer to date is Kevin Phillips, who at the age of 40 years and 233 days scored against Blackpool.

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The quickest goal ever did hit the net after just 9 seconds, Matty Fryatt was the scorer in a game v. Preston on the 15th of April 2006. Matty Fryatt is also the only top goalscorer for the club in the 3rd tier as he hit the net 27 times. You also have the most scoring debutant in Archie Gardiner who on the 21st of February 1934 scored 4.

As we do write the list you will find out that Arthur Rowley is the player with most penalty scored with a tally of 41. Arthur Chandler is the player with most hat-tricks with a totally absurd tally of 17.

Some extraordinary goal stats to look at is of course if goalkeepers have scored for the club and to count you will find two, Peter Shilton scoring from a long punt in a game v. Southampton on the 14th of October 1967. The other one was far back in the Fosse days, coming from a Herbert Bown penalty on the 3rd of March 1917.

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You can of course find many more records as you just count up special occasions and dates, but we do believe that we have counted those most interesting, but to look at more you can of course check the Official site or Wikipedia.

Good to see Patson Daka following Jamie Vardy, Arthur Chandler and Arthur Rowley among Leicester City greatest goalscorers of all time, really enjoyable.

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In shadows of the talk, but still delivering and becoming a key man, heading in front of other candidates

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Daniel Amartey is a player that seldom gets the higher tones in the media and by many touted as a player not good enough. The Ghana international is one that has been around since the PL season win joining from FC Copenhagen signed by Claudio Ranieri who did play him as a central defensive midfielder and later used as a right back alternative, a central defender in a back four and also covering in a back three.

This together with a long time absent with injury shows how Daniel Amartey has shown his best at several occasions and just fantastic to see that he also keeps the best forwards in PL quiet when called up on.

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He was listed as a possible transfer option last summer with Fulham being said to be interested, but nothing happened and he has since been a good option for Brendan Rodgers who again called up on him for the Manchester United game and also playing his part against Spartak Moscow, back to back wins.

With both James Justin and Wesley Fofana out, Daniel Amartey looks to have settled in front of Jannik Vestergaard in the pecking order and he really deserves the credit given.

Leicester will go into two new exciting games against Brentford in the Premier League and Brighton coming next as they will be opponents midweek. It looks as if Daniel Amartey do have cemented his place in the back three for now and at least until Wesley Fofana is back for good.

Nice to see that players step up when getting their chance and this is how you can move forward and find momentum especially when injuries strikes. Easy to write players off and just stamp them failures or not good enough with Daniel Amartey it’s a story of many faces as he has reached 62 league appearances since his debut back in January 2016.

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This is again what this football club should be all about signing players with promise, see them progress and hopefully see a blossom as the future will be written nicely going forward.

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Daniel Amartey is still only 26 years of age, has a given place in the Ghana national team and so far won 31 caps, so far played 5 internationals this season being in the Ghana team for their 1-0 away win v. Zimbabwe on the 11th of October. Ghana are currently 2nd in their World Cup qualifying group with 9 points. South Africa the leading nation with 10 points.

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Great to see as Daniel Amartey again is establishing himself for club and country, being on the field in all three wins this season v. Wolves, Norwich and Man Utd.

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