Originally Posted by Orange
You clearly misunderstood me. I said: "their latest signings from Uruguay have yet to impress" which I think is neither unfair nor harsh. However, I leave it open whether or not they will be impressive in the future.
I also said: "Their pre-season purchases have been close to a fiasco so far"
You might think this is wrong as well, but the pre-season purchases are not Eguren and Lago. They are the players that were brought in at the end of last season and the beginning of this season to bring Rosenborg another league championship. They are all accomplished and talented players, but it would not take a trained eye to see that they have been struggling in Rosenborg, and that the team has not been playing well in many of the matches.
Missed the pre-season bit.
Sorry, read through it too fast, and was too quick when I saw 'the Uruguyan players' in the same sentance.
You are only partly right. We made three pre-season signings and only one of them has failed to impress. The other two have been injured for most of the season, but they have played great when they first got to play. The "flop" so far is Ødegaard, but as he has never played in a 4-3-3 formation before in his career and doesn't even fit in to a formation like that I would like to give him more time. The unlucky injured players have been Kvarme and Kopiinen. Both have been solid when I've seen them and therefore I fail to see how you can say they are stuggling (and how they are young
). Kvarme got on against Bodø/Glimt and will omst likely figure in the next game against Fredrikstad. His come-back will be a real boost.
Much of the reason for Rosenborg's horrible spring spell has been the injuries. Berg has been out for almost all season, same with Koppiinen and Kvarme. Braaten has also been injured for more than two months and Johnsen, Riseth, Russell, Dorsin, Basma and Storflor have also had injuries lasting for a couple of weeks and some even a month.