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Ole’s Victory Response

“Maybe I should say a few words. Firstly, are you all well? You’ve been waiting a long while. First I want to thank my support team. My coaches, Mark (Dempsey), Rich (Richard Hartis), Erling (Moe), Stig (Aambø). They have changed a lot, they’ve made a great difference . Give them a big round of applause.

And then I have the best players in Norway. It’s the players that deserve it, they’ve done it themselves, it’s them that have played the best football in Norway.

But if there’s anyone who deserves it more than anyone it’s you (talking to the fans). You’ve waited a long time, since the match against Fredrikstad May 19th, I think you started believing in something. We played some great football and you were stomping your feet in applause after 20minutes, and continued throughout. We were going to win it ourselves, but like Magne (Hoseth) put it, there isn’t a better way to do it than the way we did it today.”


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Thanks to Miss United for the translation.

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  1. CedarsDevil says:

    Amazing words by the great man…… Come back home eventually Ole

  2. Fawked says:


  3. Jeet says:

    Mourinho getting a heartburn? :)

  4. CedarsDevil says:

    Hi Jeet

    I will fly back to Manchester and sabotage any deal that would bring Mourinho to OT! :-)

  5. kiccha says:

    maureen ?? that ‘mouth in the ass’ fella ?? :lol: keep him as far as possible from Old Trafford please :)

  6. SULLY says:

    I’m an old poster ever since this blog was established back in 2006. I’m sure the oldheads will recognise me. Just like to observe the comments of the United faithful. But this time I just cant help but post a few words on Ole’s success. This is some achievement considering Ole’s managed to guide Molde to their first ever Norweigen League title in their 100 year history. I’d be lying if I said I’m not excited. Typical Ole Gunnar Solskjaer… Everything He Touches, Turns Into Gold!

  7. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    That response has an eerie similarity to many of Sir Alex’s own speeches. ;)

    Seriously, Ole has the same sensibilities as the great man. The way he speaks, the manner in which he conducts himself, and the football his team has supposedly played this season are all markers to how much he learnt from the Master. Some people may think I am bigging him up, but so what, Ole deserves it given his work with our reserves and now with Molde.

  8. CedarsDevil says:


    I remember you buddy, great to see you posting again and well said may i add!

  9. CedarsDevil says:


    I am glad we agree for a change! hahahaha Remember the wee Wes saga? :-)

  10. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Ha, I eventually changed my stance on that one, thanks in no small part to Tom’s performance and you and King Eric. :)

    Since then, my aim has been to force you to reconsider if we ever have a disagreement, but we haven’t had any after the wee Wes saga. :D

  11. Giles Oakley says:

    Nice to see you here Sully. And well said indeed.

    I am so pleased for Ole, one of the best strikers we’ve ever had, but above all a fine human being, unfailingly civilised without ever losing that snap of aggression needed by all great goalscorers in the box. In the long term I’d love to see Ole at the helm at Old Trafford, but there’s plenty of time. Let’s just celebrate his first major trophy, an historic achievement in his native Norway (long one of my favourite countries)

  12. mara says:

    This guy is so normal…Why there is not more players and humans like him???

  13. CedarsDevil says:

    Hahaha, no we have not… Do not think you and I will ever disagree on anything United my friend….

    Mind you, King Eric was part of the famous wee Wes clique! :-) I remember Costas and I led the opposition and were crowned victorious in the end! What a summer

  14. Sandeep1878 says:

    Champione, champione, ole, ole, ole…

    congratulations OLE and mOLdE..


    how lovely of you, that would be the best sabotage by a ROM star :P

    Godd afternoon lovely Red Devils around the world..

  15. CedarsDevil says:

    Sir Giles

    Such a pleasure seeing post here and what a fine gentleman you are as well…. Hope you are in good health my good friend …… Miss your articles!

  16. RedScottX says:

    Ole,thats whats up..

    A scrappy 0-1 win away to Everton should
    not be underestimated. We’ve had our troubles at Goodison in the past and the fact
    we didn’t conceed it a massive plus. We have had terrible injuries to the team up to now and it’s no coincidence that we played our best football when Tom Cleverley was on
    the pitch. My main concern is keeping that
    boy fit for the whole season. We have got a
    decent run of games coming up now so I
    expect some good results. If Rio and Vidic
    are both fit they should start, Rio may have
    had his moments but together I think they
    are what we need. Ideally SAF would go out and buy a creative AND defensive MF in the
    January transfer window, but seeing as that is unlikely, I am still happy to see that we are second after playing Chelsea, City, Arsenal,
    Liverpool, Spurs and Everton.

  17. CedarsDevil says:


    Why thank you for the kind mention my friend…. a die hard red I may be but in no way am I a star at RoM….. Way too many great posters who deserve that title and are far better than me…. Sir Giles is one of them for sure……. I post nonsense half of the time just for the fun of it

  18. redrider says:

    I am out after the derby… good news all around except for Smalling’s injury.

  19. Costas says:

    Legend. My favorite United player. Some people are just born for greatness.

  20. kanchelskis says:


    I agree. I actually think the Everton result is one of our best this season. When you bear in mind

    a) our away form last season
    b) our poor recent form at Goodison, and
    c) that Everton only lost three games at home last season.

    Was also great to see Fergie set us out to play with a bit of backbone, keeping it tight and organised primarily, and crafting the win from there. If we can master that approach in certain games, and the approach we had at the start of the season in some other games, then we will win the league.

  21. CedarsDevil says:

    We should not and will not have another Wilf McGuinness situation at OT….. Ole HAS to be our next manager

  22. CedarsDevil says:


    You’re not bad yourself my friend….. A true United supporter you are

  23. RedScottX says:

    @kanchelskis,Thanks alot for the acknowledgement…U seem to echo my thoughts perfectly..

  24. kanchelskis says:


    No worries pal. I just got a bit irked by the fans who were saying this was a disappointing response to the City game. I thought the exact opposite. We were never gonna suddenly turn it round and blow a team like Everton out of the water, especially on their own turf. By contrast, we did exactly what you need to do after a big defeat. Nothing flashy or overambitious. Solid, tight, well-organised, efficient. We’ll build from there.

  25. Paul Parker says:

    Well said Ole.

    He’s always been the obvious choice for future United manager in my eyes. He understudied Alex for years, and it shows – just look at his achievements since putting that knowledge into practice. Agreed, he’s still learning his trade, but his suitability for the biggest job in football will only become more obvious as the seasons fly by. Well done Ole!

  26. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    Ole has always been a nice lad…him and Chico are ripped from the same branch. Awesome lads that appreciate their career and life.

    I WANT EDEN HAZARD :twisted: Play him in the David Silva role 8) *Then I woke up*

  27. CedarsDevil says:


    Glad you woke up at the end…… Like me, you’re bloody nuts hahahaha

  28. RedScottX says:


    Most Reds dont seem to understand that the road to recovery in the aftermath of any kind of Misfortune,always takes proper planning and grit to acheive…
    We cant just blow away the Toffees on their soil like that…
    We had an assignment,and the job was done.
    3 points in the bag…Period.

  29. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    Cedars – They call him the next Messi , the short Ronaldo :lol: I call him the new Joe Cole …remember this;
    “Lionel Messi can do some amazing things, but anything he can do Joe can do as well, if not better.”

    I believe now its safe to say;
    “Joe Cole can do some average thing, but anything he can do Eden cando aswell, if not better”

  30. CedarsDevil says:


    You’re border line weird, then again I am fully weird…. Hahahahaha

    Joe Cole?

  31. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    How about Yohan Cabaye, always rated that fella since his Lille days ? *Then I woke up on the Bus*

  32. CedarsDevil says:

    How about Marcos Bent?

  33. CedarsDevil says:

    Marcos Bent will save our goalkeeping, defense , midfield and attacking problems …..

    Just play him in a 1 -10 -0 formation…… HIM being the 10 of course

  34. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    Your a wierdo Cedars !
    Im an eccentric pervert :lol: How I wish we had a ladies team :cry:

  35. Doghouse says:

    I think Ole should be in the frame to be our next manager. He’s got a gifted football brain and he’s an incredibly well respected bloke, due to the fact that he is such a great guy. Would love to see him at OT once more, and I would hope he’d be given as long as he needs to get results.

    Meanwhile I don’t think I’ve read many folks slating our Everton performance. I mean even some of the plankiest of planks seem to realise that three points on the board and no major dramas was exactly the hangover cure we needed. Everton are a very good side, especially at home, and nobody gets to just roll them over. They’ve got no money, but they’ve got a lot of heart and a decent bunch of players who really give all they can on the pitch. So to go to Goodison, swipe the early goal and get out of there unscathed with the win was a fantastic result.

    I think some folks need to realise that the premier league is a tough league and that the difference between any two clubs, on any given day, can be razor thin. Everton on a good day on their own manor have a decent shout against anybody.

  36. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    Dunno who Marcos Bent is, but I much prefer his older brother Marcus Bent :P

    How about a defence of ;
    Djourou,David Luiz, Titus raping Bramble, Evra

    Now thats solid !

  37. t4m says:


  38. WillieRedNut says:

    RedScottx – Quite right. Most Reds don’t know winning at a ground, we haven’t won at since 07 is a good victory. Thank God you’re here to enlighten the mases. Do you know this weeks lottery numbers? I’ll go 80/20 with you? ;)

  39. CedarsDevil says:


    Stop making fun of me, I am on medication after all! hahahaha Marcos or Marcus? Who gives a fuck..

    Mind you, a team of ladies representing United would be swell…. My previous nurse being team doctor would do me just fine!

    Pissing off for a much needed nap

  40. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    My Team Oletul Galati:

    Fabio Rio Vidic Evans
    Valencia Carrick Anderson
    Rooney Berbatov Welbeck

  41. NBI Red Onion says:

    The win against Everton was great in terms of points and it did seem to show the substantial difference a fit Cleverly can bring to our midfield. Even rusty and nt fully match fit, he was better than the rest of our MF players.

    However, you can’t help feeling we were a little lucky that we won. This was a more solid display but not that solid at all. Everton still had chances and had they been more clinical in the final third they would have punished us. We definately look better in defence with Vidic, but there is still more to do. I also agree with @ RedScotX that Rio and Vidic need to play together at CD, they have been excellent and know each others game inside out, Ferdinands injuries and losing Eng captaincy has affacted his confidence it seems but him and Vidic are still way way the best options we have and a few games with his regular defensive partner might settle him and the team.

    I like Evans but he still has to convince me and its not just his inexperience, he has actually played quite a bit at this level now, it is his distribition, positioning, decision making and occassional dithering on the ball that concern me. I would rate Smalling as by far and away the best of the CD cover. Jones has tons of natural ability but he does not always seem to be plugged in to what the defence as a whole is doing and where the attacks will come from. When he sees a clear attack he is very good one on one, has pace to burn and can tacke. But too often, he fails to see the vulnerability in our defensive line and how he needs to position to address that, I like his attacking play but his reading of the game has some way to go.

  42. WillieRedNut says:

    As much as it pains me to say…..when Smalling gets back from injury, he should partner Vidic in defense. Rio retiring from international football, would help his cause. But at this time, he should be behind Smalling in the pecking order. I say this as a big fan of Rio. He doesn’t look fit. Chris is a natural CH. Play Jones at RB, or Rafael.

  43. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    Nighty Night Cedars ;) You old badger

    Just watched some Carrick Video’s, suprised by how his positioning has changed, he doesn’t move foward compared to previous years and hasn’t score since 2009-10 season.
    Apps: 239 Goals:17
    He’s a important end of season star player, just hope he can regain his 2006-09 confidence, he was quality last season against Chelsea,Schalke, Barcelona, the last 2 months of last season he was shockingly amazing to watch, he even started to play more agressively,postively and more adventurously.

    He raped Essien in their battle last season …all 3 times :lol: Lampard looked useless against Giggs….Park was all over Ramires…..ahh good memories.

  44. gret77 says:

    Well done Ole!! Be very interesting to see what happens next as regards his future with cubs keeping a keen eye on developments!

  45. Entropy says:

    I dream that our Ole can succeed Sir Alex. If it happens, what a story our club will have. Ex player continues to bring us even more titles

  46. Manchuchu says:

    Ole is becoming the Christopher Nolan of football management.


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