Brunost Maars: Bjorn Johnsen at AZ Alkmaar

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  1. Didnot he talk in that posted interview about difference in fitness levels required by ADO and AZ?
     
  2. BostonRed

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  3. freisland

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    Jan 31, 2001
    I'm kinda mad at MM/Chelsea for breaking up the league focus.
    AZ, "veen and Vitesse would be a good season worth of follow, throwing in the other yank minis here and there for fun.
     
  4. BostonRed

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  5. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
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    So we have a second team to root for in case we don't make Qatar.
     
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  6. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Norway better cough up some dough for that to occur
     
  7. freisland

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    Jan 31, 2001
    in the bank.
    1033715883951177734 is not a valid tweet id
     
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  8. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    what's his competition like?
     
  9. freisland

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  10. BostonRed

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  11. freisland

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    Jan 31, 2001
    Sure, don't believe me... sad.
     
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  12. freisland

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    Jan 31, 2001
    ends 0 - 0
     
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  13. BostonRed

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  14. thedukeofsoccer

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    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
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    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Came on in the 63rd minute against "Hercules" when AZ were down 3-1, and Bjorn was able to pull one back in the 85th minute, but alas it was not enough as they still succumbed 3-2.

    Goal can be viewed around 9:30 mark, with a potential chance to draw at the end snuffed out by a questionable foul call imo on the long ball to him into the box.

     
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  15. thedukeofsoccer

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    United States
    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman....on-hearts-az-alkmaar-and-ian-cathro-1-4791928

    On his time with Hearts:

    “Being at Hearts helped me get to where I am now,” he said. “We were flying in the first half of the season so my memories of Hearts are not too bad. I really enjoyed that first half of the season. I was just starting to get on a decent run at Hearts but then a lot of things changed at the club. I think the managerial change was the turning point for me at Hearts. I was brought to the club because Robbie Neilson had scouted me and he took me under his wing and taught me a lot of stuff in just a few weeks that made me a better player. He made me feel comfortable and at home at Hearts and him leaving messed me up a bit. All the players were very fond of Robbie and the way he coached. I’d just won the player of the month award before he left which shows I was going in the right direction."

    Last year's breakout:

    “I think being given the confidence from the club and the trainer to play every week was a big thing for me,” he explained. “And also tactically, I was used as the main striker through the middle last season whereas at Hearts I was used more as a runner in the spaces behind. I’m capable of doing that as well but I think playing centrally in a 4-3-3 helped me. I got confidence from playing regularly and scoring goals against teams like Ajax. Getting picked regularly for the national team (Norway) also helped my confidence. That pushes you as well because if you’re seen as one of your country’s best players, you’ve got to work to keep yourself on top form and prove you deserve to be there.


    His move to AZ:

    “It’s a fantastic club with top training facilities, all the best technology you can think of,” said Johnsen. “The whole club is geared towards making players better and let them go on to have better careers which is why I picked this club to take my next step with."

    The future:

    “My ambition is to get to the Premier League or one of the top five leagues in Europe, and right now, for my current ability and where I am on my learning curve, I feel this league and this club is a good fit. I’ve got a four-year contract here and I’m happy with that but I also have ambitions to go even higher, so we’ll see what happens. I’m not satisfied yet.”
     
  16. The article/interview shows he's a clear headed sensible guy.
     
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  17. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    2 goals in 4 matches (like 80 minutes of action). Not too shabby
     
  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He got called up for Norway. Probably starts up top with Joshua King.
     
  19. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
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    He better shows something with Norway because in three out of four friendlies with them this year he failed to shine. He scored against Iceland, had a couple of good moments vs. Albania, but against the Aussies and Panama (where he got subbed at the hour) he was not effective.
     
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  20. With Jonas Svensson, Fredrik Midtsjø and Bjørn Johnsen 3 players from AZ Alkmaar are in the selection. So he has been practicing and playing with them, which must result in a good understanding of each other in the Norwegian team.
     
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  21. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    All well and true, but it's not as if anyone scores for Norway consistently. Joshua King has 12 in 33 matches. Albeit, 8 in his last 14. Only 1 against a respectable side (Czech Republic).
     
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  22. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He went 90 in Norway's 2-0 win over Cyprus
     
  23. Gorky

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    Did he “show something”?
     
  24. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    the 60 second highlight didn't reveal anything. I haven't come across the ratings of the match.
     

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