Finnish Football Show #3 – Football In The Desert & Pre-season Transfers

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Show Notes & Video

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In episode three, we started by talking about some recent news that has caught our attention:

  1. Mark H — Finland withdrawing from the Baltic Cup in early-June, in order to play a friendly away to Belgium Link to FCSuomi
  2. Rich — The Liigacup game between FC Lahti and HIFK, which will be played behind closed-doors (no spectators) as Lahti do not want to arrange/pay for security, in what could be a large crowd fro this pre.season competition Link to story in IltaSanomat newspaper
  3. Mark W — Former Everton and NIgeria striker Daniel Amokachi joining FC Hercules, in the Finnish 3rd tier , as 1st Team Manager Link to JS Hercules

We then moved on to the main subjects of the show:

  • Desert Match 1: Finland vs Sweden
  • Desert Match 2: Finland vs Iceland
  • Desert Match 3: Al-Hilal vs SJK
    • We were joined by the first guest on FFS, Lari Paski the Supporters Liaison Officer & Media Team, SJK
  • SJK pre-seaon transfers so far
    • In: Youness Rahimi (HIFK) Tapio Heikkilä (HJK) Jarkko Hurme (Odds BK Norway) Aleksis Lehtonen (JJK) Brian Page, 1st Team Coach
    • Out: Cedric Gogoua (Partizan Belgrade) Bahrudin Atajic (Vilnius) Pavle Milosavljevic (TBC) Zeljko Savic (TBC) Akseli Pelvas (Falkenbergs FF) Marco Matrone (Ilves) Juho Lähde (VPS) Allan Souza (St. Truiden / Liverpool) Chris Cleaver (TBC)
  • Other notable transfers involving Finnish teams and players
    • Kasper Hämäläinen – Lech Poznan to Legia Warsaw (ouch!)
    • Gideon Baah – HJK to Barcelona B rumoured!
    • Faith Obilor – RoPS to Inter Turku
    • Aleksandr ”Boris” Kokko – RoPS to St Gallen rumoured!
    • Jere Uronen – Helsinborgs to Gent
    • Azubuike Egwuekwe – Warri Wolves to KuPS

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Thanks again for everyone that joined us for the live recording. Follow one (or all) of us on Twitter for advanced warning of the next Show.

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