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Norwegian Press Say Solskjaer + Press Embargo?

A journalist at one of Norway's largest radio stations just tweeted:

'Sources say Solskjær has signed for Villa. More in a bit.'

Guy from the Sun on Twitter:

Dean Scoggins ?@SunDeanScoggins

Journalists in Norway saying a deal is done for Solskjaer. Interesting and very surprising if true. #avfc

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 17 2012

Time: 10:35PM

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Exciting times
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17/05/2012 22:40:00

Great news if true,can't wait to take my little lad next season now.
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17/05/2012 22:40:00

Great my first choice for weeks!
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17/05/2012 22:40:00

That will do for me, young and wants to prove himself, must have been offered an half decent war chest! wouldn't think he would want to risk his reputation this early in his career doing a containment job.
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17/05/2012 22:44:00

would like this to be true! looking forward to next season already!
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17/05/2012 22:44:00

Certainly brave and imaginative but must give him time and money to develop the club properly.
Matt B
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17/05/2012 22:48:00

Definitely the right type of manager in terms of football philosophy - calculated risk or huge gamble? 8 minutes and we might find out!
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17/05/2012 22:52:00

hope this is true! would gladly start traveling back down VP if we get some excitement in our game again (even if we dont win) :P
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17/05/2012 22:53:00

great news if true.glad to see the board have realised that delaying these decisions doesnt work and they need to be decisive and strong in their approach.all the messing that went around last summer we missed out on players like seb larrson on a free that would have made some difference.hopefully if true solsjkaer will bring over players of the quality of hangeland.there is great value in scandanavian leagues.
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17/05/2012 22:57:00

If true, it would be so good to shut up the Wigan Windbag.
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17/05/2012 23:05:00

Very interesting if accurate.. I look forward to it & love the "unknown" element to it albeit slightly scary at the same time..Hooray i'm alive again! :)
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17/05/2012 23:11:00

another one of fergie's six point recomendations, not sure this will work if its true , hope i am wrong. But at the moment not one to set my heart thumping................
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17/05/2012 23:13:00

Endured the sacking, endured the hiring - next the transfer window! God help me. Great news if it comes true
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17/05/2012 23:15:00

Is it april 1st
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17/05/2012 23:15:00

Total gamble (again). C'mon fellas, it's not about his playing history, this IS THE BPL. Where are the management credentials. Not he coached under SAF, or he has done well in a minor standard compared to the BPL. For gods sake, after 12 months of ridding eck, we're all in love with ole are we. It will be a bloody long journey IMO.
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17/05/2012 23:16:00

Well there was never any chance Ole would end up at Liverpool! If he is to fulfill his ambition of managing United makes sense to get into the prem,besides villa pk is like uniteds second home...only disappointing thing is if all went well for him he will be off in three years when Fergie goes and we will be back to square one.So much for the long term stability...anyways at least the doom is lifted, and the whole club will be united again..UTV
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17/05/2012 23:17:00

why not !!
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17/05/2012 23:20:00

It must be good news if Eltoro is happy lol
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17/05/2012 23:24:00

I seriously can't believe they would go for someone who has only been a manager for just 35 games and none in the premier league. Last time it was all about experience and now it doesn't matter at all?? Massive gamble if true and I'm not sure this is the type of man who is going to sort out the dressing room.
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17/05/2012 23:26:00

Is an Embaro anything like an EmbarGo? lol
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17/05/2012 23:27:00

Every management appointment is a gamble....let's give him a chance if it's true.
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17/05/2012 23:34:00

Think JF lost it in translation...I said we'd have trouble with his name, we can't even type our own language lol
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17/05/2012 23:34:00

Oley Oley Oley Oley Solskjaer Solskjaer, Nice 1 Randy brave imaginative and appointing an inspirational man as Manager can't wait for this project to begin UTV!
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17/05/2012 23:45:00

its a great gamble if it happens. OGS is a positive thinker.
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17/05/2012 23:54:00

Would be more than happy to see this develop, and not just because anything is better than Eck, well, not much!
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17/05/2012 23:54:00

randy and faulkner have gained my respect for all thats happened this week. time for a new style of football and attacking mentality. Great stuff
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17/05/2012 23:59:00

I like Ole and would be happy with that but I don't think it's him, don't believe everything lads.
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17/05/2012 23:59:00

most of the bookies have cleared their odds now - this looks pretty much confirmed to me with sky bet at 1/4.
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18/05/2012 00:03:00

This is interesting, apparently this is Randy Lerner's plane in Norway according to the local press -
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18/05/2012 00:35:00

This is interesting, apparently this is Randy Lerner's plane in Norway according to the local press -
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18/05/2012 00:35:00

The right type of gamble for me, where as appointing 'Eck was just as insane as it was desperate. If this is the case with Ole, it sounds like our boys have learnt their lesson and done their homework before firing the bullet. We're Gunnar win the league! (Well a lot more games at least).
Windy Villain
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18/05/2012 00:56:00

Definitely an exciting prospect. Could be just what the Villa need. Although, I hope it wasn't a Sir Fergie recommendation. Either that or Fergie felt guilty about sending us McLeish and he's let Randy onto a real gem this time. lol.
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18/05/2012 01:51:00

Just waiting for the letter of recommendation from Sir Chewalot now....Lol No seriously, if this comes off, it could be very exciting times at VP once again. If it is true, Randy & Co will go back up in my estimation.
Pride of Lions
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18/05/2012 01:52:00

A huge gamble after nearly being relegated and being considered across the league as 3 away points. That being said the unknown is extremly exciting which is a welcome feeling after the last 2 years. I said I'd back whoever wasn't McLeish if Randy had enough about him to eat the humble pie and get rid of Eck and that's what i'll do.
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18/05/2012 05:58:00

Seems an insane choice to me, but after Eck anybody, or anything, will seem like a breath of fresh air.
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18/05/2012 06:11:00

if anything..OGS understands that you play till the final whilstle....i'm sure he'll drum that into our team who usually pack up on 70 minutes..... not sure what to make of this if true ....... will he bring Ronnie Johnsen and Dwight along ?
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18/05/2012 07:20:00

Can't help seeing fergie's finger prints all over this one again, lets hope it works out better than Mcleish and the Djemba twins
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18/05/2012 07:43:00

Gabby talks about Kev Mac .... it would be same as same as for Villa... think Ole would come in and sort players out and get them playing.
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18/05/2012 08:01:00 OGS on his way to Brum.
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18/05/2012 08:11:00

Hope this is true certainly exciting times if it is methinks!
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18/05/2012 08:40:00

I'm surprised by the almost total support - I'm in complete agreement we want a young hungry manager. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against it but isn't anyone at all nervous that he has no managerial pedegree at all? 35 games? With who? What his results were like? Lets not forget Roy Keane won everything as a player in the same team but he's got a terrible managerial record! There are a number of young, hungry managers that DO have a bit of pedigree already, which would steady the nerves somewhat. Anyone would be a risk but given 5 managers in 3 years, we need to be fairly confident the next one will get through the first season! UTV
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18/05/2012 09:03:00

Could be an interesting appointment - but also carries some risk. Has Randy not taken to many risks already???
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18/05/2012 09:43:00

Every manager appointment is a risk, this is a breath of fresh air for me. Well done Randy!!!
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18/05/2012 09:55:00

Talksport are confirming that Molde have allowed him to talk to villa (10am this morning)
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18/05/2012 10:09:00

This excites me more than Martinez, Lambert, Rodgers and co. IF he comes in, uses the experience already at Villa Park, and tries to play decent Home football, he will have my full support.
Class of 82
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18/05/2012 10:09:00

Different type of risk though leelindsay we all know it may not work . Difference is with Mcleish 90% knew it would not work no doubt Randy has identified the football philosphy of the manager is very important for Villa fans.we may be jumping the gun and this may just be the first candidate interviewed.
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18/05/2012 10:19:00

Ive have since read his Man U reserve team were champs and he took Molde to their first championship in their 100 year history. As a result Im prepared to join the "why not" camp haha :)
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18/05/2012 10:31:00

Okay maybe do believe the things you read :) Come on Solskjaer, if he lands it's an inspired choice and we can all look to a bright future
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18/05/2012 10:49:00

Nice one revolutionatlast. Welcome to the camp! Attacking football, Here We COME!
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18/05/2012 10:56:00

What a gamble, what a risk. Might sound exciting to the youngsters out there, but as somebody who bitterly remembers previous gambles on Graham Turner and Dr Jo, this is scary $*!t. Hope this isn't an (albeit more creative than usual) attempt to save money again.
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18/05/2012 11:02:00

Could be a better season for us than the last..!!!! The guy is a winner in all aspects.... Now for those who moaned constantly to put their money up now and get their season tickets sorted..
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18/05/2012 11:09:00

I know nothing about his manegerial skills, but if it's true let's welcome him with open arms and see what he can do for us!
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18/05/2012 11:23:00

I think he will turn out to be a good coach. Hope it isn't just because his compensation payment is manageable compared to other candidates. These fears could be allayed by RL giving him some backing in the market. Can't see him going for crappy targets that were mentioned recently a-la Karl Henry. Who cares if someone has a good engine? If that is the only criteria just sign a load of cross-country runners! Need at least 1 experienced head to be recruited in defence, midfield and attack, followed by a clear out of the deadwood who think getting *****ted on a night out mid season is reasonable behaviour for a professional athlete! Velkommen til Birmingham Ole. Kan ikke vente til neste fotballsesong!
heavy d
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18/05/2012 15:59:00


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