Finnish Football Show #16: Summer 2017 Catch-up – Huuhkajat victories, Veikkausliiga & Another Manager Leaves SJK

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Download an MP3 of Summer 2017 Catch-up Huuhkajat victories, Veikkausliiga & Another Manager Leaves SJK

Show Notes & Video

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In episode 16, we BREAK with traditions and run through many stories from Summer 2017:

Veikkausliiga update

  • HJKs procession to the title
  • Rich’s prediction of KuPS doing well looks ok
  • Aleksei Kangaskolkka at IFK Mariehamn
  • Shefki Kuqi at Inter
  • The current league table can be found on the Veikkausliiga website


  • The passing of Palloliitto Chairman, Pertti Ajala
  • Suomen Cup update
    • 2016-17 comp – Final on 23.9
    • 2017-18 comp – who knows exactly how this thing works?!

U19 practice tournament

  • Portugal 3-1 Finland
  • Belgium 2-0 Finland
  • Finland 1-9 Holland

Interesting Summer transfers

Recent Huuhkajat results

  • 7.6 Finland 1-1 Liechtenstein (Friendly)
  • 11.6 Finland 1-2 Ukraine (WC Qual.)
  • 2.9 Finland 1-0 Iceland (WC Qual.)
  • 5.9 Kosovo 0-1 Finland (WC Qual.)

SJK’s Shambles!

  • Jose Manuel Roca – Out
  • Now onto 4th manager in one season
  • Brian Page and Toni Lehtinen in place to the end of the season
  • Mark Attended the SJK Fans Forum on Sunday 10th September – listen to the end to the audio podcast for an interview with Lari Paski at SJK.

Remember, you welcome to join us for the recording of the podcast which is streamed live on YouTube. You could join in by asking a question in person, or just come on and say hi. Thanks again for everyone that joined us for the live recording of #FFS11.

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