[Podcast] Finnish Football Show: European Club Competitions | Veikkausliiga | Brexit Transfer Troubles

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! 😳


Download an MP3 of Review of European Club Competitions, Veikkausliiga, Brexit Transfer Troubles



Join Mark (@explorefinland),  Mark (@FCSuomi),  Keke (@kekemyllari) and Rich (@EscapeToSuomi) for regular episodes, where 4 old blokes sit and talk about football in Finland. In English.

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SHOW NOTES & LINKS

FIRST HALF

European Club Competitions

Champions League – HJK Helsinki
https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/clubs/50052–hjk/matches/
Europa League – HJK Helsinki
https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/fixtures-results/#/rd/2001489/2

Europa Conference – FC Inter
https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/clubs/64161–inter-turku/matches/

Europa Conference – Honka
https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/clubs/91760–honka/matches/

Europa Conference – KuPS Kuopio
https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/clubs/52350–kups/matches/

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

HALF-TIME

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Second Half

Huuhkajat World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

https://www.palloliitto.fi/maajoukkueet/huuhkajat/ohjelma-ja-tulokset
https://www.fifa.com/tournaments/mens/worldcup/qatar2022/qualifiers/uefa

Recent Veikkausliiga Action

Veikkausliiga Results since June 24th
http://www.veikkausliiga.com/tilastot/2021/veikkausliiga/ottelut/
Veikkausliiga Table 8.8.2021
http://www.veikkausliiga.com/tilastot/2021/veikkausliiga/joukkueet/
Veikkausliiga Top Scorers 8.8.2021
http://www.veikkausliiga.com/tilastot/2021/veikkausliiga/pelaajat/?team=&home_away=&player=&sort=M#stats-wrapper
Ykkönen Table

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Following…

  • 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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