The Grimsby Town FC


Question of the Week

How long before new manager arrives?

By weekend
Two weeks
Three weeks
Four weeks


Norway Scout

By: Jostein Jensen
Date: 15/02/2001

In the final week of the Norwegian league last season Lennie Lawrence travelled to Bergen, Norway. Lawrence's mission was the Brann - Molde game, and a Molde striker. The Norwegian side played with two strikers on the day André Schei Lindbæk and Bernt Hulsker.

It was believed at the time that it was André Schei Lindbæk that Lennie Lawrence travelled to see. Recently the Norwegian was told that he doesn't fit well into the Molde club, situated in Romsdal on the Norwegian West Coast. But the game Lawrence saw wasn't Molde's best, they lost 4-0 that afternoon. Following the game, Grimsby manager Lennie Lawrence was sufficiently impressed by Molde's left back Knut Anders Fostervold, to the extent that Fostervold would later play for ten matches on loan at Grimsby.

The Oslo boy Lindbæk was tired of the life far away from his friends at home, but he spent the Norwegian winter on trial at several foreign clubs. First Lindbæk travelled to the Italian club Monza, just after the match Lawrence attended at the end of October. After his first trial game for Monza Lindbæk scored and impressed so much that he was very close to a contract, but Molde rejected Monza's bid. In January he tried his luck in Hannover where he scored twice in a match against Celle that Hannover won 8-1.

But Lindbæk couldn't get a contract there either. So when Molde travelled to La Manga, Spain for the Norwegian pre-season in the middle of February, André was in the squad alongside Knut Anders Fostervold. Molde started the tournament well winning 1-0 against the giant Swedish team IFK Gothenburg. And you guessed right André Schei Lindbæk scored Molde's only goal. In a match where Knut Anders Fostervold played for 85 minutes in the left full back position.

Add To Facebook

This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!

Related Stories

Message Board Latest
TitlePostsLatest Post
Shortlist of 6121WestLeedsMariner25/10 00:33
The PH years341mickylyons25/10 00:32
Bucko on Look North4The Old Codger25/10 00:11
Dave Moore15BartonianMariner25/10 00:02
Danny Cowley21marinernige24/10 23:55
Paul Hurst on becoming Shrewsbury boss73Les Brechin24/10 22:26
Karl Robinson 30OllieGTFC24/10 22:23
Word Association Game36,422topuphere66624/10 22:20
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...23,975Biccys24/10 22:19
Shrews betting opportunity8paulgtfc24/10 22:13

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2016