[Show Notes] Mark H, Keke & Mark W get together for a quick chat to look back at the two recent Nations League games for the Finland National team; a 1-0 defeat at home to Wales, followed by a 1-0 win away to the Republic of Ireland.Continue reading “[Bonus Podcast] Review of Finland’s Nations League Qualifiers, Sept 2020”
Rivelution Evolution On Sunday evening Markku Kanerva’s Finland claimed a historic win over the Republic of Ireland thanks to super-sub Fredrik Jensen and what seems to be version 2.0 of the Rivelution. Kanerva stuck with the same tactics that failed … Continue reading Match Report: Rep. of Ireland 0-1 Finland
UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 – 6.9.2020
On Sunday evening, Finland visit the Aviva Stadium, Dublin in their second match of this seasons UEFA Nations League. With both sides disappointed with their opening match, the Huuhkajat will need to raise their game to return home with points. Kick off is 19:00, Finland time.
Broadcast: Live on Viafree https://www.viafree.fi/ohjelmat/urheilu/huuhkajat/kausi-4/1042502 coverage starting at 18:00. Continue reading Match Preview: Finland vs Rep. of Ireland (a)
Style over substance On Thursday night Finland succumbed to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of a below-par Wales side. Clad in their new kit, and surrounded by the modernized and polished new Olympiastadion Markku Kanerva also decided to … Continue reading Match Report: Finland 0-1 Wales
UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 – 3.9.2020 On Thursday evening Markku Kanerva’s Huuhkajat return to action for the first time in ten months to face Wales. The game will take place at the Olympiastadion for the first time in … Continue reading Preview: Finland vs Wales (h)
The FFS team has a full squad to select from this week, and no difficult selection problems EVERYONE can play. This is a special occasion too, because we promised an episode between the European clubs games and the Nations League and that is EXACTLY what you are going to get. So, for once, I have nothing to apologise for. At least, not at the start – that may have changed by the end of the show!
We will be joined today by a returning special guest. Mikko Laitinen from the Finnish FA (Palloliitto) has come to tell us about the new Finland national team kit that was launched today! We will then look forward to the upcoming Nations League matches for Finland. We will also discuss the recent games in the Champions League and Europa League for Finnish club sides. And we’ll wrap everything up with a brief summary of the position in the Veikkausliiga.
We’ve also brought back our regular features ‘Ja sillä sipuli’ and ‘Following’ so we really DO have a full team. So, if you’re ready gents, let’s get going…Continue reading “[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 32: Finland Into Europe – New Huuhkajat Kit, Europa/Champions/Nations Leagues”
With two tough games coming up against Wales and Ireland and the cloud of Corona obscuring the view, Mark H put together a quick view on whether these Huuhkajat are coming in hot or cold, for the upcoming fixtures. Continue reading Are the Huuhkajat – warmed up?
In this episode, the FFS team is missing one or two key players. Not because of injury or poor form, but because of holidays. Mark has a had a challenging summer and is taking a well-earned break. Similarly, Keke seems to have ventured overseas for a family vacation.
We didn’t want to keep you waiting any longer, so this episode is Mark W and Rich, possibly joined by Keke. We will discuss our recent predictions competition (if a survey that collects answers but offers no prize can be called a competition!) We will then look at how the opening 7 rounds of Veikkausliiga action has panned-out. Who is leading the table? Who has already fallen behind? And why does Rich keep trolling me about the form of SJK?
I have to also give a shout out to Kevin Cumming in our Facebook group. He found us recently and has listened to the entire back catalogue. Kevin – you are clearly bored during lockodown or a superfan or a lunatic, but THANK YOU! You can read Kevin’s full review of five-and-a-half shambolic years here https://www.facebook.com/groups/FinnishFootballShow/permalink/2628245217275512/
This show was yet again pulled together at the last minute so, once again, we won’t have all the usual features this time. We’ll bring back ‘Ja sillä sipuli’ and ‘Following’ next time we have a full team.Continue reading “[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 31 – Veikkausliiga 2020: Predictions and Reality (After 7 Games!)”
[Show Notes] Keke & Mark W are joined by a legend of Finnish football, Aki Riihilahti. Aki takes us back down memory lane for a fascinating conversation about his playing career at HJK Helsinki and Crystal Palace, as well as behind-the-scenes in his current role as CEO at HJK.
Learn how Aki once broke Keke’s heart 💔 (and that he’s not sorry about it), how his work with the European Clubs Association gives him so much satisfaction and why he’s added ‘Toilet Paper Delivery Driver’ to his CV.Continue reading “[Podcast] In Conversation with… Aki Riihilahti”
The Corona-delayed 2020 Veikkausliiga season is about to start and we want you to take part in our predictions competition. No prizes, just glory. What are you waiting for? Continue reading Veikkausliiga 2020 Predictions