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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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!
Jimi Tauriainen joins Chelsea
- Former HJK Helsinki player joins Chelsea in the face of competition from Juventus and Inter Milan in Italy.
- Read more: London Metro – Frank Lampard poses with Jimi Tauriainen after forward completes Chelsea transfer
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.
- Six group matches will be played in September, October & November 2020.
- See the UEFA.com website for more info 2020/21 UEFA Nations League: All you need to know
Suomen Cup Last-16
Ja sillä sipuli
Finnish football terms and phrases
- Dummari – Referee
- Finnish: Tuomari. Swedish: Domare. Finnish football: Dummari
Huuhkajat fixtures behind closed doors
- We discussed the upcoming fixtures in Finnish Football Show 27 – Suomen Cup 2020 Group Stage | Huuhkajat 2020 Fixtures | Closed-season Transfers
- Now, like across much of Europe, games are being scheduled to be played ‘behind closed doors’. Which is a very British way of saying without a crowd or in an empty stadium.
- Link to Palloliitto website for updates
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 email@example.com or via Facebook messenger to the FFS Facebook Page
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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