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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Premiership elite all tracking Norway’s best player

While Blackburn Rover’s manager Mark Hughes has been adamant that Norwegian international Morten Gamst Pedersen will not be allowed to leave the club, it’s just a matter of time before a deal is made. When you have Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham all making inquiries combined with a player who has a release clause in his contract, plus talent galore, it can’t be stopped.

Norway’s best player was in brilliant form all season and at 25, is in the prime years of his career for a winger. He joined Blackburn Rovers in 2004 from Norwegian club Tromso IL. For him, this is the moment for a big money move to a top club and everyone around the player knows it. His agent said:

"All the big five follow Morten’s situation. We are in contact with the clubs" - Agent Rune Hauge

While much of this speculation is being generated from Pedersen’s management, it’s not a fishing expedition. He could easily play for any club out there. So who might realistically sign him?

In my opinion, it’s Tottenham or Arsenal. With Jose Reyes leaving, there is a hole to fill and Arsenal could use a touch more size on the pitch. In addition, Pedersen brings lots of extras to the table like free kicks. Manchester United have already signed 3 midfielders since the end of the season, doesn’t seem likely he’ll go there. Chelsea’s Arjan Robben seems to have dropped the idea of going to Munich and will stay at the Bridge. Tottenham, on the other hand, have lost out on Nani and appear keen to fill the gap on the left. With Berbatov and Keane staying and some good talent across their side, I wouldn’t be surprised if Perdersen would be wooed because of the lack of competition for a place.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Norway`s best player? He failed horribly last night against Malta, and will probably be on the bench for the next game. He`s hopelessly inconsistent!

6/03/2007 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAN UTD ,WILL NOT BE INTERESTED,
WEVE GOT ENOUGH AVERAGE PLAYERS AS SQUAD PLAYERS ,THANKS BUT NOT THANKS!!!

6/03/2007 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He really is rubbish. He cares more about his hair than playing good football.

From Norwegian

6/03/2007 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is this site doing on newsnow?

6/03/2007 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If 95 % Norwegian say, He is no good...then He is No good. Simple!

.....or maybe many Norwegian are too drunk to appreciate good footbal.

6/03/2007 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope i will never see mgp in a spurs shirt. sign petrov. hope arsenal pays 10m for him:)

-norwegian spurs fan-

6/03/2007 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are nuts, hes a GREAT player

who in norway is better?

6/03/2007 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is CLASS and by the way he can score some awesome volleys and has an amazing left foot

6/03/2007 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This site is a joke. Stop writing this shite.

6/03/2007 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

riise is the only player in norway who is close to as good as gmast... the tossers writing these comments are all sniffing glue or dont take their meds

6/03/2007 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I as a Liverpool fan think that Pedersen would be a great signing... he's consistently played well against the big teams and scored goals in many of those games... He's definately better than Gonzalez and Zenden that have thankfully been released.

6/03/2007 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not difficult to be better than Gonzalez or Zenden. Our Pub Team has a better left side that Liverpool's.

6/03/2007 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"oh yeah! he's shit alright but he's got a great little arse.. oh and those cute little blonde highlights just do it for me..:

sorry is this a gay blog or do you guys just like holding each others nobs?

you're completely ruling out someone who's clearly not shit and has got bags of potential at 25.. spurs could easily get rid of murphy and ghaly and he'd be a good addition to the squad.

6/03/2007 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree with above....

who cares if the guy is a pretty boy. isnt c ronaldo???

pedersen can play and he has great size for a winger we need a left foot at spurs so bring him in

6/03/2007 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's a damm primadonna that cares more of he's hairstyle than to die for the team!

i'm curious what will hapend to the younger riise brother, since the older in l'pool seems to be doing well but he's also one primadonna at times. to be from norway and then to see that it's really making me sick, and specially since i'm from Tromsø and born in Finnmark. never thought we could host sutch morons!

I hope he's NOT going to arsenal no matter what!

6/03/2007 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have said this in comments I've made in numerous blogs...

I DO NOT WANT MGP. Simple as that. He's hopelessly inconsistant, and I i can't recall he has ever played a good match for the national team. He had a fab goal against Hungary, and that's about it. Last night, at home vs Malta, he was by far the worst player on the pitch.

No thanks. Give me Martin Petrov.

Norwegian Yid

6/03/2007 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know what the norwegian bloggers amongst this page are basing their facts on.. whether they have seen him develop from a youth, previous teams he's played at before, maybe even his international performances.. but one things for sure he's playing in the premiership now and because of the high quality of football, it has an effect on anyone playing within it who has talent and potential.

he has both.

6/03/2007 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are lookin at attetude for one thing, and it bloody suck!

the best norwegian player up to date gotta be Ole Gunnar Solskjær, look at he's attetude and have he evet taken off to become one primadonna ?
THAT is the type of a player i want at Arsenal, not any Riise, Pedersen nor Carew. Arsenal gt anough of primadonnas, they need someone that ain't, like G.Silva!

6/03/2007 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and while speaking of Solskjær, when was the last time he was arguing over signing under one ManU contract ?
they made the contract, he came and signed and no conflicts on anything!

6/03/2007 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what primadonna's at arsenal.. no, no they're all solid decent blokes..

jens lehman referring to his fellow goal keeping team mates this weekend:

"I am never certain of being number one keeper at Arsenal, but provided I am fit and have no distractions in my private life, the other keepers cannot hold a candle to me in terms of my experience and ability,"

experience and ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu_eodWmHlQ

6/03/2007 10:25 PM  
Anonymous DirtyJoe said...

Pedersen is a good player. Not a great player, but a good player. However, he might turn into a great player, if he gets to play on a world class team with a world class manager. But for now, I think he's mainly too slow to play for the likes of United or Arsenal. He's probably better off in Spurs, I can definitely see him getting a lot of assists with Berbatov as the goalscorer.

And yes, he's been terrible for his national side, but that doesn't mean he's not a good player. When he comes home to Norway, he's treated like a superstar. That's probably why he can't focus and plays badly.

6/03/2007 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am spurs fan.
Someone say he is not a player who will die for team ?!?!?!?!
WTF
I don't want spurs sign player who will die, even if it is for team. I want player who will play well !
I definetely prefer alive pplayers. For example, Berbatov played great last season and he did not died. This way we can use him next season again.

6/03/2007 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want alive ?
I want players that walk to the gates to hell and kick out satan and then gets back again, only for the sake of the TEAM. if he dies and manages to ressurect on the way, i'm happy!

players that gives everything for the team, are ledends!

I cannot see him as one of those players..

6/03/2007 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i also think alive players are best.

6/03/2007 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, yes, alive, and please kiss the logo on the shirt when you score... I love that!

6/03/2007 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would he go to Spurs? It's a sidestep and a guy that eats bread and water for breakfast doesn't seem to be a London type. Besides, Rovers are signing his mate and band member Kristoff Haested.

"Big 5" your having a laugh.

6/03/2007 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pederson is shit, end of.

6/03/2007 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im a season ticket holder at Blackburn, and I don't understand why Pedersen is in our team week in, week out. He would have no chance of getting in the squad for a top 5 club. If someone offered us £8m id take it and go laughing all the way to the bank. He was hopeless last season. People saw him score 2 goals at old trafford last year, and assumed he was world class, but in truth he is probably only worth £3m

6/04/2007 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Spurs fan, I am a massive admirer of MGP. He's got a fantastic left foot, which even my grandmother knows is what Spurs need. He's proven Premiership standard - we've all seen what he can do (one thing that comes to mind is that excellent cross he played to McCarthy when Blackburn played against Spurs!)
He's truly magnificent - great pace, good feet, an excellent cross and he can't half shoot. Come on Jol, go all out for him, I beg of you!

6/08/2007 11:11 AM  

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