Finnish Football Show #11: 2016 Season Review – New Veikkausliiga Champions

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Show Notes & Video

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In episode 11 we review the end of the Veikkausliiga season but firstly, as usual, we discussed some recent news:

  1. Mark – Otto Fredrikson’s renaissance from serious injury to playing regularly in Norway.  And the addition of some actual strikers to the Finnish National team, with the call-ups of Roope Riski and Simon Skrabb for the away game in Ukraine.
  2. Rich – Suomen Cup group stage shambles. And why clubs’ applications to participate in the  competition are down by 80%. You need to listen carefully, it’s nuts!
  3. Mark W – Bit of love and congratulations to friend-of-the-show Mehmet Hetemaj who recently got engaged to Wilma.

Veikkausliiga Finale

We look back at the last 3 rounds of games and talk thorugh the games and incidents that  stood out to us.

  • Final placings of the Veikkausliiga
  • Big respect to Mariehamn.
    • And a shout-out to Johan @LeadClimber who was a bit upset that we didn’t shown the enough respect in #FFS9.
  • Key matches in the final 3 games in 9 days.
  • The impressive over-achievement of Ilves.
  • We answer live viewer Salmari’s question: Why are we so anti-HJK?
    • Answer: We’re not, not really.
  • The Turku derby play-off for the final Veikkausliiga place – played at 3pm on a Wednesday 😳
  • Where will Shefki Kuqi be in 2017, and what he needs to achieve.
  • We then look back (and laugh at) our pre-season predictions on the league table, the Predictions article on Escape To Suomi. Needless to say, we were pretty hopeless, although Keke Myllari was less hopeless than most!
    • We then probably compounded Johan’s annoyance by not showing HIM enough respect for not betting on his (correct) pre-season predictions 😂
  • Rich then gives a brief overview of the promotion winners from Ykkönen and Kakkonen.
Roope Riski's haircut, as mentioned in #FFS7. Photo from
Roope Riski’s haircut, as mentioned in #FFS7. Photo from

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