NEWS SUMMARY WEEK 41
Away record broken by champions
A fantastic record of 14 away matches without defeat finally came to an end on 3 October when Randers FC lost 1-0 to last season's champions, FC København. New signing Ousmane Sarr from Senegal came close to scoring in his debut match. Randers FC should have come away from the lion's den with all three points in a game when FCK were far from their best, but failed to convert their scoring chances. FCK dominated the first half and scored just after the break. The rest of the match saw Randers FC come close on several occasions, including a Søren Jensen header against the post.
FCK's goal was scored by Superliga top scorer Dame N'Doye heading home from a Hjalte Bo Nørregaard cross in the 57th minute. Randers FC fans now have to wait until 18 October for more Superliga action due to two European Championship qualifiers to be played, in which Denmark meet Portugal and Cyprus.
Bottom half of the table
Randers FC now occupies a disappointing 10th place just above the relegation line, but with only 3 points up to 5th place. Their next match is at home against FC Midtjylland, currently in second place.
Stadium rebuild to be completed
Randers town council decided recently to grant DKK 30 million to build the final stand at the northern end of Essex Park. Building is scheduled to start in 2012 and will be finished in 2013. Randers FC's director Jacob Nielsen commented: "It is important for Randers FC to be able to offer all its fans and stakeholders a complete stadium. The facilities will be optimised for sponsors, away fans and our own fans, and a fully-enclosed arena will also improve conditions for TV broadcasting and the game itself."
Change of name?
Holders of the rights to the stadium name, Essex Invest, have already indicated that they will not be renewing the deal when it expires at the end of 2010. What the stadium will be called as from then is undecided.