How to help out FFS As the Finnish Football Show gears up for a momentus 2021, the makers of the show have been pilfering their sofas and faded jeans for cash. Making the world’s finest, English-language Finnish football content takes … Continue reading Support The Cause
On a football pitch that resembled a ploughed field, the Helmarit put on an assured, commanding performance to take a comfortable 3-0 World Cup Qualifier victory back home from Tbilisi, Georgia.
Goals from Linda Sällström, Sanni Franssi and, a penalty from, Emmi Alanen ensured that Finland sit in joint top place in group A, with local rivals Sweden. Mark W and Rich got together for a chat straight after the game. Continue reading Match Report: Georgia 0-2 Finland, Women’s World Cup Qualifier
In this episode, Keke and Mark W are joined by another Helamrit star and yet another Finnish goalkeeper! Tinja-Riikka Korpela who is a legend of the women’s game; a serial winner who won two Bundesliga titles and three Finnish championships. As well as making 90+ appearances for the Helmarit – the women’s Finland national team – and playing a large part in getting the Helmarit into Euro 2022.
On Tuesday night Markku Kanerva and Finland got back to their feet after Saturday night’s knockdown, to show Finland’s fans that there’s still life, and a few tricks, in the old dog yet, as they took on Kazakhstan at the Astana Arena. Continue reading Match Report: Kazakhstan 0-2 Finland
Well, it’s #MatchDay 6 in Group D and the #Huuhkajat need to pick themselves of the floor. Here’s our view on what’s about to go down, and for those eagle-eyed readers there’s a Sami Hyypiä bullet header as an easter egg to find. #KAZFIN Preview Ready. #OiSuomiOn Continue reading Match Preview: Kazakhstan (a)
On Saturday evening, Markku Kanerva’s Finland were dealt a near fatal blow by a stubborn Ukraine side, reducing the odds of their World Cup Qualification to “comical”.
Both Kanerva and visiting manager Oleksandr Petrakov set up with the same approach as the reverse fixture, with more familiar options Jukka Raitala and Thomas Lam replacing the injured Jere Uronen and Tim Sparv. Continue reading Match Report: Finland 1-2 Ukraine
the FFS view on the biggest game in Group D. Continue reading Match Preview: Ukraine (h)
new squad announced, check it out Continue reading Squad Named:
A busy show of international qualifiers, with both the Huuhkajat and Helmarit competing to qualify for upcoming World Cups. Mark W, Keke, Mark H and Rich look at the recent result for the Finland Women’s team and look forward to imminent games for the Men’s team.
They then turn their attention to the closing stages of the 2021 Veikkausliiga season. The regular season has now finished and the league splits into two final series’. For each club, the FFS team discuss their league position, any recent news or events and their prospects in the final stages.Continue reading “[Podcast] Finnish Football Show: Huuhkajat Squad Announced | Helmarit Match Review | Veikkausliiga Splits”
Mark W shares his view from inside the protest, as the SJK Seinäjoki fans react to comments from the SJK owner.Continue reading “SJK Seinäjoki Fans Protest: Whose Club?”
Merry-go-round = Carousel or karuselli
This is the episode that Mark H has been promising/threatening for a couple of weeks. The team discuss the recent spate of sackings, announcements of upcoming resignations (pre-signations?) and rumoured manager transfers for 2022. Attention then turns to SJK Seinäjoki, who are firmly embroiled in this silly-season and whose fans are about to take action and boycott the upcoming game with FC Inter Turku.Continue reading “[Podcast] Finland’s Managerial Merry-go-round. FFS!”