Football Season Review

Champions: Molde

Molde didn't exactly storm to the Eliteserien title, but consistency throughout the campaign was more than enough for Erling Moe's side as their title rivals fell away very early on. Rosenborg had a disastrous start and couldn't gain enough ground playing catch up, while Brann flattered to deceive almost immediately. It was always going to be too much for the likes of Bodo/Glimt and Odd in the title race, which left Molde with a fairly easy task of getting over the line. With a 14 point gap down to second place, to say that the title didn't really deserve to be anywhere else but at Aker Stadion would be an incredible understatement. They started the season relatively well, although a 3-2 defeat to Bodo/Glimt stopped them in their tracks somewhat. The most comprehensive win was a 5-1 thrashing of Viking in the summer, and they scored 12 goals in their last three games to get them well over the line with weeks to spare. Ohi Omoijuanfo and Leke James were a superb frontline, and Magnus Wolff Eikrem was equally as important in midfield. Molde's defence were far from vintage, but it didn't really matter because the forward line was good enough to outscore the opposition regularly. It will be interesting to see where Molde go from here. Will they be dominant for years to come or was this them peaking? They were outplayed recently at Lerkendal against Rosenborg, and the 3-1 defeat was the lowpoint of the season, and with Rosenborg undoubtedly going to come back stronger next year, Molde will have to be ready for a fight. They won't have such an easy time of it in 2020.

Player of the Season: Magnus Wolff Eikrem