Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Revenge on the Bromma Kids 1-0

MAIF took a revenge on ze Bromma Kids today at home (loss last game before the summer-break). Perfect weather, no wind, biggest crowd of the year with more than 3100 people attending.

MAIF owned the most part of the first half. Few occasions, but some very dangerous, like when Eken lobbed the keeper with a head, but the defender saved it on the line. But no transformation.
After the break, BP came back and equalized the level. Then came a corner very well shot by Robin, Zaza somehow gets rid of his defender and puts it in the small net. Nice and clean, by the book.
After that MAIF did not release the pressure, and neither did BP. There was now more spaces in the defenses, with both team trying to increase or reduce the score. Eken was ruled out at least 10 times off-side, wonder if he always was. Anyway, MAIF held the pressure all the way until the 93rd minute and won 1-0.

Good game of the defense. Robin and Wille played well together as usual, Robledo always behind and strong. Asper had nothing to do in the first half, but was decisive on several actions in the second, of which a one-hand parade that few would have pulled out.
Ivanovski made quite many mistakes at the beginning. Zaza as well. Wonder where these 2 have been on vacation... Zaza scored the goal, but not so much more remarkable in my opinion.
Danne and Osiako had a tough time in the middle, they were not given much space, but they did well. Osiako sent 2 shots above, but had one cannonball that BP's keeper had to steer out. Danne missed an opportunity in front of an open goal, his header went way too high.
Eken was very dangerous as usual, but the defense was very tight on him, and put him offside 10 times at least. Some very dangerous actions, but nothing went in today.
Erton did a good game, pulling strong accelerations all the way until the end of the game.
Berner came in but again was under-used as nobody launched him in the depth.
The 2 other replacers were Tobbe and Rehn who did ok.

The BP defense was very effective for at least the first 60 minutes. Their midfield knows how to play ball. Today they only lacked realism in front of the goal, too many balls up in the sky.

The pajas was ok. A couple of misses near the end.

Next game the 4th of august against Väsby away.

Status at half time

Well, then we all had our little rest and vacation. The French Minks as well as Mjällby AIF who didn´t play a superettan game since the 12th of July when they lost the last battle of the spring season towards tuesday nights opponents Brommapojkarna - le garcons de Bromma.

Mjällby finished the first half of the series with a loss in Stockholm. After what was reported they didn´t do well and the saviour of the day was Matthias Asper. MAIFs goalkeeper who played last year exactly in BP. Asper as well as the rest of the team must be eager to get revenge on the Bromma-Boys as well as take some well needed points.

At the present situation MAIF has fallen one place since before the break due to one game less played. If they keep up the speed and get their three points they will even pass Örgryte and be on a playoff place. At least until tomorrow when ÖIS gets their chance. But if MAIF loose tonights battle they can even be passed by Falkenberg and fall to a 6th place with BP arriving at the same points.

Tonights game can be followed at the webbradio of Radio Blekinge. The game starts at 19h but the radio start to broadcast at 18:45


What has happen since last then?

Mjällby has lost two players and got one new.

Marcelo Sarvas was sold to Limhamn-Bunkeflo during the "vacation" and will probably play his first game in the new dress wednesday towards Ängelholm.

Mjällbys former goalkeeper Dusan Melichárek who already was on loan to Malmö FF has signed until 2011.

Good luck, guys!

As well as the loss of Melichárek was expected, since he already left in march, it is not frech news that Mjällby has got a new player called Robin Kacaniklic. He has been training with the club since the season started but was not ready to play until the 1st of July. Kacaniklic is 20 years and comes from FC Wrexham in Wales. He has also played in Helsingborgs IF. As did his brother and before them their father Zoran, who also played in Mjällby at the end of the 80´.

A questionmark for Mjällbys former, for the moment clubless, goalie Rickard Fransson. Rille and MAIF is still dealing about the contract.

The last player that could complete the troup before the transfer window closes is yet another Czech player - defensive midfielder Michal Ščasny. Ščasny who has played for clubs like Sparta Prag and belgian KVC Westerlo is much qualified and has some UEFA cup experience in his portfolio. Ščasny comes from a big football family. He followed his father Zdenek Ščasny first to Cyprys and then to other clubs. Ščasny senior is a former player of Sparta Prague and Czech National team, and previously coached Czech clubs Sparta Praha and FK Viktoria Žižkov and Greek clubs OFI Crete and Panatinaikos Athens. Ščasnys sister Pavlína Ščasná plays fotball in LdB FC Malmö. According to the local newspapers it is sure that Ščasny want to play in Mjällby and now it is up to the club to decide in the matter.

Other curiousities linked to MAIF.

Chippen is back in Nantes since he has a contract there. Nantes is back i Ligue 1 after one season un ligue 2. The coach of Nantes wants 30 players maximum and for the moment there are 39. The door is open for Chippen but there is an transfer to pay... If Nantes does not get a good offer, he will have to stay according to french news maxifoot.fr.

Fredrik Olsson has been transferred to Landskrona BOIS and scored BOIS only goal when they lost 2-1 to Qviding. Second loss with that team it will be. Johan Persson got a red card ... again.

Not only ex-Maifer Markus Senften plays Allsvenskan-football with Ljungskile (as captain), but also his old friend and Mjällby captain Peter Hiir-Salakka did a marvelous comeback in Swedens finest football. 35 year old Hiir-Salakka was the oldest player doing allsvenskan premiere.

Patrik "Baker" Rosengren (captain of Kalmar) scored last week when his Kalmar FF (still leading Allsvenskan) lost 3-2 with Malmö FF. Marcus Lindberg, ex MAIF-captain, played from start, and Abiola Dauda entered in the second half.

What is it with ex Mjällby players and the role of captain...?

Well, Forza MAIF!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Mjällby AIF - Enköping SK 3-0. Not as easy as it seems...

The Mjällby team has not done its best game of the year but at the end it´s 3-0. Thank you to the referee who gave 2 red cards to Enköping players, thank you to the pair Cederberg – Robledo who score 1 goal each and thank you to Adam Berner entered in the 2nd half who brought speed to the team.

After 2 defeats in a row against Qviding away and against Häcken at home it was time to take 3 points. It was done but not as easy as it looks like.

If the back line and midfiled were standard – Wille, Robin, Robledo, Ivan and Osiako – D-Nilsson, Tomas had chosen to put Erton on the right wing, Johan on the left wingt and Tobbe in 9 ½ with Eken alone in the front.

Even if Robledo scored 1-0 in first half quite fast, Enkoping was dominant the 30 last minutes of the first half. At ½ time, coaching from Tomas and Tobbe was replaced by Berner, Erton went on the front with Eken.

Adam Berner came full of speed and intensity and then the game was not the same anymore. The 2nd goal was scored by Robin on the indirect freequick at 5 m of the goal and the 3rd one came one a corner after a good work of Robledo, again him. 3 goals on freequick or corner.

Jesper Blomqvist who played in Milan and Manchester was doing a come back at 34 years. If he was applauded by the public of Strandvallen, he didn´t stay long on the pitch due to 2 yellow cards justified in some minutes…

It was cruel for Enköping who is in the bottom but when everything goes wrong…

The next game against Brommapojkarna is the last game the spring season. Maif is in much better situation compare to the year before. Remember:

After 14 games:
2005: 9 points

2006: 17 points

2007: 19 points

2008: 25 points

But the 3 last years MAIF didn´t manage well the after Killebom period… We will see.