With Finland qualifying for Euro 2020, there has, naturally, been a surge in interest in our Huuhkajat. The Finnish Football Show team has been invited to speak and write on a variety of outlets, around the world, and this made us think; no one really knows much about Finnish football.
We decided it might be a good idea to go back to basics for this episode, by creating a Finnish football 1.0 crib sheet. One place to get all the useful info as we head into the Euros. We have, after all, been at this for several years now. We know stuff.
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SHOW NOTES & LINKS
- An introduction to us, the four FFS hosts, and our experiences following Finland/Finnish football
- Rich Nelson – Escape To Suomi
- Mark Hayton – FC Suomi
- Keith Miller – Keke Mylläri
- Mark Wiltshear – Explore Finland
- A run through the key players in the squad: Hradecky, Sparv, Kamara, Pukki
- An introduction to some of the younger/newer squad members
- Robert Taylor
- Daniel O’Shaughnessy
- Onni Valakari
- Marcus Forss
- Why are Finland nicknamed the Huuhkajat?
- The Story of the Huuhkajat video
- Link to Palloliito fanzine
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- The popularity of the current Nike Finland kit. Finland kits over the years.
- Finland Football Store in English
- Finland’s anthem for Euro 2020 – Sukupolvien Unelmä by Niila Arajuuri
Listen: Sukupolvien Unelmä by Niila ft. Repliikki
- Manager Markku ‘Rive’ Kanerva compared to recent former coaches
- Finnish Football Show #12: Backe sacke & ‘Crack’. Hans Backe Fired.
- What is the Rive-lution?
- The book in which Mark H got a credit for coining the word ‘Rivelution’ Oi Suomi On! – Interview with Author, Ari Virtanen
Excerpt from ‘Oi Suomi On!’ by Ari Virtanen
- The legacy of Finland’s golden generation
- Jari Litmanen
- Sami Hyyppiä
- Jussi Jäskäläinen
- Antti Niemi
- Teemu Tainio
- Mikael Forssell
- Jonatan Johansson
- Shefki Kuqi
- Aki Riihilahti
- Mixu Paatalainen
- Petteri Passanen
- Mika Väyrynen
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