After the craziness of the Euros – the FFS team was crazy-busy representing Finland across the world’s media – you MAY have noticed!), crazy-tired staying up until 1:00 AM watching too many games of football, and crazy-hot (at least here in Finland) – it’s been nice to calm down and return to normality.
Mark H, Mark W, Rich and Keke get together to look back at the recent European action for HJK Helsinki, KuPS Kuopio, Inter Turku and Honka, and look forward to upcoming ties for HJK and KuPS. We reflect on a comment from Joni Kauko, about transfers to Brexit Britain, which seems to have started having an effect on Finnish players. We also look back at the last month of Veikkausliiga action, which has given us a league table that is tight at both ends. Ooh-er! 😳
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SHOW NOTES & LINKS
European Club Competitions
Champions League – HJK Helsinki
Europa League – HJK Helsinki
Europa Conference – FC Inter
Europa Conference – Honka
Europa Conference – KuPS Kuopio
Brexit Transfer Troubles
As mentioned by Joni Kauko in our recent interview, some Finnish players are finding it more difficult to move to the UK to play football:
- Juhani Ojala to Motherwell
- Eetu Vertainen: Ilves to St Johnstone
- Ilmari Niskanen to Dundee United
FFS’ Breakthrough Stars Predictions
It’s transfer season with a few moves having happened and many more to come. Who do you all think will be the biggest breakthrough Finnish star next season?Tom Taylor on Twitter
- Anssi Suhonen, Hamburger SV
- Lucas Bergström, Chelsea
- Marcus Forss, Brentford
- Pyry Hannola, SJK Seinäjoki (on loan from HJK)
Recent Notable Transfers
- Tim Sparv to HJK
- AC Oulu – 5 players including Usman Sale from KuPS and Sergei Eremenko
- Kei Kamara to HIFK Helsinki
- Tim Värynen to KuPS Kuopio
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Huuhkajat World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Recent Veikkausliiga Action
Veikkausliiga Results since June 24th
Veikkausliiga Table 8.8.2021
Veikkausliiga Top Scorers 8.8.2021
- Michael Bailey from The Athletic magazine @michaeljbailey on Twitter
- With the PL season starting, Norwich City fan, Michael, shares has a lot about Teemu Pukki and he is as cynical (as Rich) about Norwich’s Finland obsession!
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