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Title: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: andre samuel on October 18, 2018, 03:07:34 PM
Just saw a Facebook post of a guy named Nicklas Frenderup stating the following.  "Very proud to announce that I am going to represent Trinidad and Tobago national team"

He's a 25 year old goalkeeper coming out of Denmark.  He plays professionally in the second division in Norway and his mother is  a Trinidadian.

He seems pretty confident that he is going to play for TnT. He just got his passport sorted. 

Meanwhile, Greg Ramjitsingh still waiting to be called up.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Tallman on October 18, 2018, 08:23:26 PM
Just checked him out. He's been pushing the T&T angle for at least three years now, claiming that his agent has been in talks with the TTFA, but who knows? On the other hand, Ranjitsingh should have more than earned a cap by now.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: asylumseeker on October 19, 2018, 01:20:55 PM
Who we have that can do this (https://twitter.com/NFrenderup/status/974310060959715329)?
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Trini _2022 on October 19, 2018, 01:54:17 PM
DL is not interest in players born outside Trinidad and Tobago  i believe....
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Deeks on October 19, 2018, 02:42:15 PM
DL is not interest in players born outside Trinidad and Tobago  i believe....

If you were born outside TT of TT parentage, would You really want to play for TT at this time?
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Tallman on October 19, 2018, 03:44:56 PM
Who we have that can do this (https://twitter.com/NFrenderup/status/974310060959715329)?

To give added perspective, look at Ranjitsingh's distribution:

https://www.youtube.com/v/GYA7WdHkiYM?start=415
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: asylumseeker on October 19, 2018, 07:32:13 PM
Precisely.

If it's done correctly, perhaps the competition for who starts in goal will ramp up. Bring all credible candidates to the table and subject them to independent evaluators.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: lefty on October 19, 2018, 08:34:43 PM
wait we have ah keeper dat could link d play and launch attacks, and he cyah even get ah friendly (Ranjitsingh), why we persisting with Marvin Phillips who will save d most unsavable of shots one minute den let in 3 easily savable one at he near post not soon after
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: soccerman on October 19, 2018, 08:47:38 PM
TM send that to DL, we can't have this talent going to waste.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Brownsugar on October 20, 2018, 05:31:46 AM
TM send that to DL, we can't have this talent going to waste.

It goh make a difference??   ::) :frustrated: :banginghead:
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Thomo on October 20, 2018, 08:09:10 AM
On a serious note I really can't see why this young man would subject himself to such torture playing international football for tnt under this adminstration. Best of luck to him!
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Deeks on October 20, 2018, 09:10:42 AM
On a serious note I really can't see why this young man would subject himself to such torture playing international football for tnt under this adminstration. Best of luck to him!

Breds, I say the same thing, but some forumites in dreamland. DJW has to go before proper development of football can begin to take place again.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Dinner Mints on October 20, 2018, 01:47:13 PM
If you want to play international ball and is a choice between TT and nothing... youíll take your chances.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Jayerson on October 22, 2018, 10:06:42 AM
He's born in Denmark and they have a lot of goal keeping talent. So it's TnT or nothing.
What's been done to Ranjitsingh is an injustice. I have heard excuses that they don't get to see many USL many matches but that doesn't fly when Hackshaw, Guerra, Nathan Lewis etc get regular call ups. I suppose because we're brimming with goalkeeping talent we can ignore a quality prospect like Greg. Jan Michael, Marvin Phillip are 34 years old, Adrian Foncette, 30. Ranjitsingh is the right age to start grooming for a significant role on the national team but we'll probably wait until he's looking to commit to Canada (who'll co-host a WC in 8 years) to show interest.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Tallman on October 22, 2018, 10:44:53 AM
He's born in Denmark and they have a lot of goal keeping talent. So it's TnT or nothing.
What's been done to Ranjitsingh is an injustice. I have heard excuses that they don't get to see many USL many matches but that doesn't fly when Hackshaw, Guerra, Nathan Lewis etc get regular call ups. I suppose because we're brimming with goalkeeping talent we can ignore a quality prospect like Greg. Jan Michael, Marvin Phillip are 34 years old, Adrian Foncette, 30. Ranjitsingh is the right age to start grooming for a significant role on the national team but we'll probably wait until he's looking to commit to Canada (who'll co-host a WC in 8 years) to show interest.

That is rubbish, because all USL matches are streamed live on YouTube, and some are televised.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Dinner Mints on October 22, 2018, 10:47:11 AM
What's been done to Ranjitsingh is an injustice. I have heard excuses that they don't get to see many USL many matches but that doesn't fly when Hackshaw, Guerra, Nathan Lewis etc get regular call ups. I suppose because we're brimming with goalkeeping talent we can ignore a quality prospect like Greg. Jan Michael, Marvin Phillip are 34 years old, Adrian Foncette, 30. Ranjitsingh is the right age to start grooming for a significant role on the national team but we'll probably wait until he's looking to commit to Canada (who'll co-host a WC in 8 years) to show interest.
Only acceptable excuse I can imagine is that he was trouble behind the scenes. And not no, 'I doh like how he carry heself' shit. Real trouble.

If it eh that, somebody somewhere being harden.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Deeks on October 22, 2018, 12:26:23 PM
What's been done to Ranjitsingh is an injustice. I have heard excuses that they don't get to see many USL many matches but that doesn't fly when Hackshaw, Guerra, Nathan Lewis etc get regular call ups. I suppose because we're brimming with goalkeeping talent we can ignore a quality prospect like Greg. Jan Michael, Marvin Phillip are 34 years old, Adrian Foncette, 30. Ranjitsingh is the right age to start grooming for a significant role on the national team but we'll probably wait until he's looking to commit to Canada (who'll co-host a WC in 8 years) to show interest.
Only acceptable excuse I can imagine is that he was trouble behind the scenes. And not no, 'I doh like how he carry heself' shit. Real trouble.

If it eh that, somebody somewhere being harden.

Breds, please explain "trouble behind the scene". I eh get yuh.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: AZZURRI on October 23, 2018, 09:19:10 AM
What really happened with Ranjitsingh in that spell when he was being called up?

any proper insight?
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Dinner Mints on October 23, 2018, 10:08:44 AM
What really happened with Ranjitsingh in that spell when he was being called up?

any proper insight?
Yeah, that's essentially what I'm asking. Was his attitude or work ethic considered not right? If so, was this a rational or irrational determination? What was the manifestation of this? Was he quiet and eh talking to nobody? Was he cussing everybody out? Something going left during them call-ups would be the only thing that make sense.

But I also know Trini does get in they feelings fast when somebody from foreign talk/act with confidence or expectations. So all that I wondering.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: soccerman on October 23, 2018, 08:38:20 PM
If my memory serves me correctly, he was called up by Hart once (just before he was released of his duties) and was a backup. Don't think he was ever called since SH left.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Deeks on October 23, 2018, 09:40:09 PM
If my memory serves me correctly, he was called up by Hart once (just before he was released of his duties) and was a backup. Don't think he was ever called since SH left.

I think that is correct. And if my memory serves me right, I thought on one occasion DL said he was monitoring him.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Tallman on November 08, 2018, 05:14:11 PM
Well he get called up for de Iran friendly.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Di8TtFvWwAA3jfZ.jpg:large)

2017/18 Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/v/splgDiXsdaM
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: ZANDOLIE on November 08, 2018, 10:35:07 PM
DL is not interest in players born outside Trinidad and Tobago  i believe....

Not so sure about that...wasn't Lawrence the man who influenced Birchall to play for T&T. Dunno why he would have anything against foreign born
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Controversial on November 13, 2018, 09:33:22 PM
Why not have Nicklaus and ranjitsingh and one local back up keeper?

TT is never short of talent but full of corruption at the admin and selection level
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Controversial on November 13, 2018, 09:37:36 PM
If my memory serves me correctly, he was called up by Hart once (just before he was released of his duties) and was a backup. Don't think he was ever called since SH left.

I think that is correct. And if my memory serves me right, I thought on one occasion DL said he was monitoring him.

Hart said he was a quick learner and fit in right away...  but I believe Jan blocked it when he was the keeper and captain and now I have no idea bc unless itís outright discrimination which I hope it isnít, then there is no logical reason why he hasnít been given one match...
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: AZZURRI on November 14, 2018, 09:58:20 AM
If my memory serves me correctly, he was called up by Hart once (just before he was released of his duties) and was a backup. Don't think he was ever called since SH left.

I think that is correct. And if my memory serves me right, I thought on one occasion DL said he was monitoring him.

Hart said he was a quick learner and fit in right away...  but I believe Jan blocked it when he was the keeper and captain and now I have no idea bc unless itís outright discrimination which I hope it isnít, then there is no logical reason why he hasnít been given one match...


I'd like to think this is just ole talk and rumours

Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Controversial on November 14, 2018, 02:36:22 PM
If my memory serves me correctly, he was called up by Hart once (just before he was released of his duties) and was a backup. Don't think he was ever called since SH left.

I think that is correct. And if my memory serves me right, I thought on one occasion DL said he was monitoring him.

Hart said he was a quick learner and fit in right away...  but I believe Jan blocked it when he was the keeper and captain and now I have no idea bc unless itís outright discrimination which I hope it isnít, then there is no logical reason why he hasnít been given one match...


I'd like to think this is just ole talk and rumours



***corrected to avoid misinterpretation***

I wish it was... when the topic of racial discrimination came up as to why Greg wasnít selected, I said it has a lot to do with Jan and some members blocking his selection, not racial discrimination, Andre Samuel somewhat agreed with this line of reasoning ... please re read old thread to see what I was referring to

So no it wasnít ole talk ... if there is a better keeper locals protecting their place would block it for self preservation
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: andre samuel on November 14, 2018, 04:14:25 PM


I wish it was... when the topic of racial discrimination came up as to why Greg wasnít selected, I said it has a lot to do with Jan and some members blocking his selection, Andre Samuel somewhat agreed with this line of reasoning ...

So no it wasnít ole talk ... if there is a better keeper locals protecting their place would block it for self preservation

What are you talking about? I was there when Ramjitsingh was in the squad and he looked pretty decent and i heard that Hart liked him.  I HAVE NEVER suggested anything relating to RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.  What kind of crazy name dropping is this?

What i know for sure is that it is the coach's call which players are selected............NOT A RACIAL PREJUDICE!!

In my opinion, Greg should at least be in our squad, since i dont think that there are 3 keepers locally that are better than him. 
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Controversial on November 14, 2018, 06:13:07 PM


I wish it was... when the topic of racial discrimination came up as to why Greg wasnít selected, I said it has a lot to do with Jan and some members blocking his selection, Andre Samuel somewhat agreed with this line of reasoning ...

So no it wasnít ole talk ... if there is a better keeper locals protecting their place would block it for self preservation

What are you talking about? I was there when Ramjitsingh was in the squad and he looked pretty decent and i heard that Hart liked him.  I HAVE NEVER suggested anything relating to RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.  What kind of crazy name dropping is this?

What i know for sure is that it is the coach's call which players are selected............NOT A RACIAL PREJUDICE!!

In my opinion, Greg should at least be in our squad, since i dont think that there are 3 keepers locally that are better than him. 

Racial discrimination?

Someone proposed that in the old thread and I said no, it has to do with Jan and his place on the team.. if my above post reads otherwise itís by accident..

I refuted the fact it was racial discrimination and brought up Jan Michael being captain and his influence on that role in the team...
Read my post again, I never said you stated it was racial discrimination, I was referring to the thread mentioning it and myself speaking about Jan....

You misread what I said
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Jefferz on November 14, 2018, 06:45:35 PM
LOL the first 2 minutes of Nicklas highlights video is him launching attacks, i mean, don't get me wrong if he's John Bostock and a keeper rolled in one that's cool, but maybe I am slightly more interested in whether or not he blockin every shot from easy to difficult. Two most important minutes of his highlight video he showin off his passin ability. Wdmc.

Regardless, Greg deserved a call up before him. He seems a better keeper, i've seen a way greater volume of him consistently playing well and he's been, as far as i know, knocking at the door for longer.

Ranjitsingh will get called up by Canada sooner or later I believe. Unless, there is something going on behind the scenes then I cannot help but feel that Dennis is f**kin up. I've always supported Dennis as a player, which reached fever pitch before he scored the winner in Bahrain, it was that solo goal against Panama, but I cannot say i've been a fan of his coaching. I've tried to be supportive, but there's a lot of mystery decisions and not enough positive results in spite.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: congo on November 15, 2018, 02:01:37 PM
I don't think the TTFA cares about a goalkeeper playing in the USL to be honest.

I don't think the care about the USL. Realistically USL is probably at the same level as pro league in terms of quality? So they may be seeing it as a like for like switch for a local goalkeeper.

I think Nicklas has the added benefit of a european passport which would allow him to move to a better euro club once he is performing at the level required. That is probably why they keeping him close. His future could be boundless in terms of transfer.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: soccerman on November 15, 2018, 03:42:26 PM
I don't think the TTFA cares about a goalkeeper playing in the USL to be honest.

I don't think the care about the USL. Realistically USL is probably at the same level as pro league in terms of quality? So they may be seeing it as a like for like switch for a local goalkeeper.

I think Nicklas has the added benefit of a european passport which would allow him to move to a better euro club once he is performing at the level required. That is probably why they keeping him close. His future could be boundless in terms of transfer.
No. The USL is a higher standard, the environment is competitive and the resources available to players will help them excel.
We even have a few players on our squad that plays in the USL. What about our striker who plays for a community college?
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Tallman on November 15, 2018, 03:43:26 PM
Realistically USL is probably at the same level as pro league in terms of quality? So they may be seeing it as a like for like switch for a local goalkeeper.

You really think so? And we have some much players playing there who does get pick?
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: FF on November 15, 2018, 04:12:31 PM
Madness! USL players are professionals plying their trade in a professional environment
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: congo on November 15, 2018, 04:18:12 PM
Realistically USL is probably at the same level as pro league in terms of quality? So they may be seeing it as a like for like switch for a local goalkeeper.

You really think so? And we have some much players playing there who does get pick?

By that I mean, they don't seem to struggle to make the "step up" etc. They seem to just ease right into it. So I'm guessing that it's similar to what they are accustomed to.

Yeah but that is still outfield players from Trinidad. Is not like TTFA scouting the USL in search of players with Trini heritage like they do in Europe etc.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: congo on November 15, 2018, 04:23:41 PM
Madness! USL players are professionals plying their trade in a professional environment

What does that have to do with quality of the football? Professionalism has more to do with the overall country's business profile(employment law etc) than specific sport/league. I'm sure that due to the quality of life, cost of living, professional expertise available etc that most professional sports in the USA would be professionally run. That doesn't mean that the quality of the ball being played will be superior.
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: FF on November 15, 2018, 04:47:58 PM
Realistically USL is probably at the same level as pro league in terms of quality? So they may be seeing it as a like for like switch for a local goalkeeper.

You really think so? And we have some much players playing there who does get pick?

By that I mean, they don't seem to struggle to make the "step up" etc. They seem to just ease right into it. So I'm guessing that it's similar to what they are accustomed to.

Yeah but that is still outfield players from Trinidad. Is not like TTFA scouting the USL in search of players with Trini heritage like they do in Europe etc.

I could agree with this somewhat. One could argue that it's only the top pro league players going over to that league and making it
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: asylumseeker on November 16, 2018, 08:26:04 AM
Realistically USL is probably at the same level as pro league in terms of quality? So they may be seeing it as a like for like switch for a local goalkeeper.

You really think so? And we have some much players playing there who does get pick?

By that I mean, they don't seem to struggle to make the "step up" etc. They seem to just ease right into it. So I'm guessing that it's similar to what they are accustomed to.

Yeah but that is still outfield players from Trinidad. Is not like TTFA scouting the USL in search of players with Trini heritage like they do in Europe etc.

It's not that the USL is similar but that it allows players to transition into on-field and off-field structure in a less demanding way than say would be the case if they were playing in the Mexican second tier. In my view, it wouldn't be useful to compare another second tier within CONCACAF or CONMEBOL.

While the USL would be a suitable first foreign destination for some of our U-20 and U-23 players, it oftentimes is the place where some of our players have arrived after other journeys. Also, moving from one team in the USL to another is not a straightforward proposition for some of our players because there are lots of meat and potato type players who eliminate the need to invest an international spot on our yam and eddoes player. Good destination for a green card holder.

At times, play in the USL looks basic but it probably has more diversity in sophistication than the TTPL where surprises in preparation are few. Some of our coaches could coach in the USL, not all. And probably no better than 40% of TT Pro League players would merit a look if they were not visa hurdles etc.

There should be pre-season warm ups between TTPL and USL teams.

 
Title: Re: Who is Nicklas Frenderup?
Post by: Deeks on November 16, 2018, 05:11:06 PM
There should be pre-season warm ups between TTPL and USL teams.

I would agree with that whole heartedly. Or have our U-23 have games against USL teams if that can be arranged.

To say that the TTPL is on par with the USL maybe stretching it a bit. The USL is a better organized and sustainable entity. They don't depend on subventions from state or county governments. But I do know they get tax breaks  from city or county to build their facilities. They have better facilities and in most cases better coaching. Not knocking TT coaches. Like asylum said, some of our coaches could coach in the USL. I agree.

Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 23, 2018, 01:47:14 PM
"They have two goalkeepers who play in the league in Trinidad, which is also full-time professionals. It's not because they are bad, but I think I'm a better and more modern goalkeeper.
https://www.bold.dk/fodbold/nyheder/frenderup-droemmer-om-trinidad-fremtid/
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 23, 2018, 03:03:01 PM
"They have two goalkeepers who play in the league in Trinidad, which is also full-time professionals. It's not because they are bad, but I think I'm a better and more modern goalkeeper.
https://www.bold.dk/fodbold/nyheder/frenderup-droemmer-om-trinidad-fremtid/

Goes right to the heart of what I think Jefferz minimized in his comment. There is ample video documentation of Frenderup blocking shots and denying goals, but the ability to generate attacks quickly and with pinpoint accuracy is not universal. Of course, "modern" means several things, not one thing. Expanded technical ability with one's feet is an element of "modern" and we have evidence regarding both JMW and MP that have exposed their vulnerabilities in that area. I can't speak as definitively about AF but I haven't seen anything that suggests he is distinguished in this regard.

As I wrote yesterday, confidence is anathema to Trinis. Let's see how the sword treats NF after this comment. Bring him back, bring GR and let the competition begin. All good NT programs need GKs who are battling for selection. At one point in time, Sergio Romero had Juan Pablo Carizzo. We have an opportunity to get this right and if we get this right, we attract the others who are contenders.
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Cocorite on November 23, 2018, 04:14:50 PM
"They have two goalkeepers who play in the league in Trinidad, which is also full-time professionals. It's not because they are bad, but I think I'm a better and more modern goalkeeper.
https://www.bold.dk/fodbold/nyheder/frenderup-droemmer-om-trinidad-fremtid/

Goes right to the heart of what I think Jefferz minimized in his comment. There is ample video documentation of Frenderup blocking shots and denying goals, but the ability to generate attacks quickly and with pinpoint accuracy is not universal. Of course, "modern" means several things, not one thing. Expanded technical ability with one's feet is an element of "modern" and we have evidence regarding both JMW and MP that have exposed their vulnerabilities in that area. I can't speak as definitively about AF but I haven't seen anything that suggests he is distinguished in this regard.

As I wrote yesterday, confidence is anathema to Trinis. Let's see how the sword treats NF after this comment. Bring him back, bring GR and let the competition begin. All good NT programs need GKs who are battling for selection. At one point in time, Sergio Romero had Juan Pablo Carizzo. We have an opportunity to get this right and if we get this right, we attract the others who are contenders.

Well said Seeker. Well said.

Not sure what he meant by modern . . . but my defences went up a bit . . .however because I didn't quite know how he meant it and that English wasn't his first language I thought I'd wait for clarification.
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 23, 2018, 06:04:59 PM
Well said Seeker. Well said.

Not sure what he meant by modern . . . but my defences went up a bit . . .however because I didn't quite know how he meant it and that English wasn't his first language I thought I'd wait for clarification.

The term "modern goalkeeper" is essentially a term of art. It is not used only by NF or an indication of his English. It has been in currency for several years.

Example:
here. (http://www.the42.ie/southgate-pickford-praise-4115984-Jul2018/%3famp=)
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Cocorite on November 23, 2018, 06:39:40 PM
Well said Seeker. Well said.

Not sure what he meant by modern . . . but my defences went up a bit . . .however because I didn't quite know how he meant it and that English wasn't his first language I thought I'd wait for clarification.

The term "modern goalkeeper" is essentially a term of art. It is not used only by NF or an indication of his English. It has been in currency for several years.

Example:
here. (http://www.the42.ie/southgate-pickford-praise-4115984-Jul2018/%3famp=)

Oh okay, it is a technical term fully defined in context of foot work and so on.

Thanks for the clarification.  Now I can assess his statements better.
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 23, 2018, 06:58:45 PM
Which is one reason why I posted that Twitter video of him distributing the ball ... using the technique he used. If one looks at that clip carefully, you will realize it is essentially a set play and pattern of play in use by his team because of his attributes. It is not a one-off. There is an extended compilation of him doing the same thing in other matches to establish his prowess.

Some years back I posted about  Lutz Pfannenstiel and his experience when he went to Brazil and was benched because he couldn't distribute the ball using that technique. Said he worked his arse off to get that down. Google Lutz.

Keeper Pfannenstiel backs up Goddard at Whitecaps (http://blog.tntingermany.com/index.php?/archives/27-Keeper-Pfannenstiel-backs-up-Goddard-at-Whitecaps.html#extended)

(http://blog.tntingermany.com/uploads/lutz-goddard.jpg)

German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel has been acquired by the Vancouver Whitecaps to back up Tobago born Richard Goddard between the sticks. From the Vancouver Sun:

Keeper goes global
Pfannenstiel crosses four continents to end up with Whitecaps
By: Dan Stinson

His new teammates might have thought they had it tough when they played six straight road games over 20 days in late June and the first two weeks of July. But that would rate as only a minor inconvenience in the nomadic career of Lutz Pfannenstiel, the latest and most widely travelled goalkeeper signed by the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Four continents, 19 teams, and more than 270 games of globe trotting preceded Pfannenstiel's July 3 agreement to ink a contract with the defending United Soccer Leagues First Division champions, who have struggled on the road but now have eight of their remaining nine regular-season games at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium.

"My early impressions are the talent in the squad is good," Pfannenstiel said Tuesday as the Caps prepared for a Friday home game against the Seattle Sounders following a marathon journey to the U.S. southeast and northwest that resulted in one win, two losses and three ties. "Travelling for long periods is hard on any soccer team, but I've seen enough of the Whitecaps to know that we can turn our recent struggles into positive results. The challenge is to make the most of these home games on the schedule."

A 34-year-old native of Zwiesel, Germany, Pfannenstiel was signed by the Caps following the departure of regular starting 'keeper Tony Caig on June 20 for what the club described as "personal reasons." Acquired as Richard Goddard's back-up, Pfannenstiel made a promising debut by posting a shutout in the Caps' 0-0 tie with the expansion Carolina RailHawks on July 3. But he also saw playing time in a 2-1 home-field loss to Miami FC on July 14 and in a 2-1 loss to the host Portland Timbers on July 19.

Pfannenstiel's pro career started in 1989, at age 16, with FC Bad Kotzting of Germany's Bavarian Oberliga. He was good enough to earn a transfer to famed German powerhouse Bayern Munich and had early dreams of remaining with the multiple Bundesliga champions. But Pfannenstiel soon realized his chances for regular first-team playing time with Bayern were very limited behind legendary starter Oliver Kahn.

Pfannenstiel's subsequent travels included stints with club sides in England, South Africa, Singapore, Belgium, New Zealand, Canada, Norway and Finland either as an under-contract or loan player. His longest time with a team was with Finnish Premier League side TPV Tampere from 1993 to '95, and one of his shorter stints was with the Calgary Mustangs. He played one season with the Mustangs, in 2004, before the franchise folded.

"I knew about Lutz when he played in Calgary," said Caps head coach Bob Lilley. "He had a reputation as a good shot stopper and became a good option for us after we lost Tony Caig."

Lilley hasn't decided whether Goddard, a Trinidad and Tobago native, or Pfannenstiel will start against Seattle as the Caps aim to snap a four-game losing streak. But the man between the posts better be sharp. Regular starting centre backs Steve Klein (hamstring) and Adrian Cann (foot) were nursing injuries Tuesday and are likely to sit.

A definite injury scratch is productive striker Eddy Sebrango, who has scored a team-leading seven goals. Sebrango underwent surgery on his left foot last Thursday and is expected to be sidelined until late August.

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Just stumbled on this as I was trying to arrange the German football thread. Lutz is now an EXCEPTIONAL goalkeeper coach and just as good as a storyteller. He's played professionally in every confederation.

One of the experiences he shared was about the idea that Brazil did not produce good goalkeepers. Said when he went to Brazil to play, the technical training was eye-opening; more advanced/expansive than he had experienced in Europe. Said it called for an expanded range of motion.

There was a technique he couldn't perform (but which the Brazilian goalies were masters of effortlessly in distribution) and the coach told him he couldn't start unless he mastered it. Will have to check what it was, but if memory serves correctly ... it was about the difference in the way European goalies typically approached kicking "straight-on" rather than "side-on".

Serious guy, he doh hold no punches. But also light-hearted too.

Richard G, share something nah.
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: soccerman on November 23, 2018, 11:35:44 PM
These days goalkeepers technique has to be on par with all (field) players. More and more clubs are requiring goal keepers to more than just capable of making saves but actually but actually being able to distribute with their feet. Pep got rid of Hart because he wasn't as good as he liked with the ball at his feet. Barca has Ter Stegen, one can make the argument that he's not considered a great gk worthy of starting for a top club like that but his distribution ability is outstanding.

Also in "modern" football communication by GK's is a key factor as it's a proactive and preventative measure. Is the communication clear, is it concise more imprtantly is it correct.
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: maxg on November 24, 2018, 12:28:45 AM
These days goalkeepers technique has to be on par with all (field) players. More and more clubs are requiring goal keepers to more than just capable of making saves but actually but actually being able to distribute with their feet. Pep got rid of Hart because he wasn't as good as he liked with the ball at his feet. Barca has Ter Stegen, one can make the argument that he's not considered a great gk worthy of starting for a top club like that but his distribution ability is outstanding.

Also in "modern" football communication by GK's is a key factor as it's a proactive and preventative measure. Is the communication clear, is it concise more imprtantly is it correct.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Thomo on November 27, 2018, 06:23:33 AM
Kinda hard to decipher what was actually said Vs what was actually meant considering the language difference/barrier Vs what the reporter reported/interpreted Vs Google translate.
Either way he and RanjitSingh are the best options going forward.
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Tallman on February 15, 2019, 06:12:55 PM
Danish-born goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup has signed with Danish 1st Division club, HB KÝge (former club of Radanfah Abu Bakr).

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Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 13, 2019, 06:30:11 PM
WATCH: Frenderup aims high for T&T, a chat with Shaun Fuentes

https://www.youtube.com/v/rFUAlyKKxEw
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Controversial on December 15, 2019, 06:16:19 PM
Needs to be called up again
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 23, 2020, 03:27:56 PM
WATCH: Highlights of goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup during the first 10 match days of the 2020 Norwegian First Division season.

https://www.youtube.com/v/cFhec5gm21M
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 05, 2020, 04:45:52 PM
WATCH: Eurosport football pundits have declared Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup to be the best goalkeeper in the Norwegian First Division

https://www.youtube.com/v/stIBX-vW7po
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 05, 2020, 06:09:57 PM
:liar:
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 09, 2020, 08:26:30 PM
WATCH: Currently rated as one of the top performing goalkeepers in the Norwegian First Division, Danish-born goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup says that he is patiently waiting on the chance to represent Trinidad and Tobago again in the coming months.

https://www.youtube.com/v/63f6p2hzz8U
Title: Re: Nicklas Frenderup Thread
Post by: AZZURRI on November 10, 2020, 11:40:35 AM
Nice

Hopefully he's seriously considered going forward.

Seems like they're dropping the ball on Ranjitsingh
and I can't see the current Minnesota GK switching allegiance from Canada to TT yet especially since he recently got a good run of games due to the injury of the #1 GK

Who else is in our GK pool for the seniors other than -  Foncette & M. Phillip ?
Marchan?