[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 28 – Coronavirus To Stop Play? | Nations League Groups Drawn | New Finland Kit | ‘Oi Suomi On’ Book

There’s so much going on in the world of Finnish football, that Keke, Rich, Mark § Mark are back together only two weeks after the last show. It’s like waiting for a bus, the Finnish Football Show, you wait two months for one…


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SHOW NOTES & LINKS

Keke, Rich, Mark & Mark are back together only two weeks after the last show. It’s like waiting for a bus, the Finnish Football Show, you wait two months for one, then two come along together. We’ll look back at the draw for the 2020-21 Nations League and Helsingin Sanomat journalist, Ari Virtanen’s, recent book launch. A book that features a mention of a certain Mark Hayton, yes, that Mark Hayton.

We also look forward to the new Finland national team kit for Euro 2020. And we’ll discuss whether there will actually BE a Euro 2020 due to the Corona virus, COVID-19 or whatever it’s called this week! Not forgetting the regular features, “ja sillä sipuli” and “Following”.

But let’s start this week with the frankly disappointing news that young Finn, Jimi Tauriainen, has joined Chelsea!


First Half

Jimi Tauriainen joins Chelsea


Nations League 2020 Draw

  • The draw took place on Tuesday 3 March 2020 and was kind to the members of the FFS team who are based in the UK: Wales, Finland, Republic of Ireland & Bulgaria.

Suomen Cup Last-16


Half-time

Ja sillä sipuli

Finnish football terms and phrases

  • Dummari – Referee
    • Finnish: Tuomari. Swedish: Domare. Finnish football: Dummari

Second Half

Huuhkajat fixtures behind closed doors

Image: https://www.palloliitto.fi/maajoukkueet/huuhkajat/ohjelma-ja-tulokset

New Finland Kit

The FFS contains at least two football kit perverts, so there was much excitement about the leaked preview of the new Huuhkajat kits.

  • Keke wasn’t convinced and so ran a Twitter poll, asking ‘Do you love it or hate it?‘…

Mark H at Ari Virtanen’s Book Launch & Competition Time

  • Mark H tells about how he came to be quoted in the new book about the Finland national team, “Oi Suomi on” by Ari Virtanen, and his experiences at the launch event in Helsinki
  • Link to “Oi Suomi on!” on Adlibris
  • Remember the competition question to win a signed copy of “Oi Suomi on”:
    • Before the Finland vs Liechtenstein game in November 2019, which Finnish footballer gave an inspirational pre-match team talk?
  • Answers to finnishfootballshow@gmail.com or via Facebook messenger to the FFS Facebook Page
“Mark’s page” in Ari Virtanen’s book, as no-one’s calling it, but they should be!

Injury time

Following

Our monthly nomination of someone we know/like on Twitter…

  • Classic Football Shirts @classicshirts
    • “Classic Football Shirts. The World’s biggest collection of football shirts. Worldwide Shipping.”

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