[Podcast] Finnish Football Show: Xmas Live Show

For our final show of 2021, we decided to broadcast it as a Facebook Live video and publish the results as a series of podcasts over the Christmas holiday. This was recorded on Monday 20.12.2021.

We discussed the news that Tim Sparv has retired, the confirmed Nations League fixtures for the Huuhkajat, considered who should be our ‘Finnish Player of the Year’ and launched our 2022 merchandise range.

We were joined by Boris Wistuba-Marino (Kitman at HJK Helsinki) and by FFS fan Erno who ‘knows Keke really well’ – whatever that means!


Part 2 – Talking About Tim Sparv’s Retirement with Boris the Kitman

The FFS team were grateful to Boris Wistuba-Marino for jumping into our Facebook Live show right at the beginning. Boris is a youth coach at Espoon Palloseura, Kitman at HJK Helsinki and the ‘funny sidekick’ on the Pallo ja Pullo podcast.

Boris talked to us about the recent announcement that Time Sparv will retire from playing football 😥 and how he came to be a youth coach in Finland.


Part 2 – Welcome to FFS Fan Erno, Nations League Fixtures & New FFS Merch

For our final show of 2021, we decided to broadcast it as a Facebook Live video and publish the results as a series of podcasts over the Christmas holiday. This was recorded on Monday 20.12.2021.

In this episode, we are also joined by Mark H, fresh from putting the kids to bed! We are also joined by FFS fan Erno, so we talk with both of them about Tim Sparv retiring. And we ask Erno’s opinion on the future of the Huuhkajat without him, Paulus Arajuuri and Joona Toivio in the squad.

We talk about the confirmed fixtures for the 2022-23 Nations League, which sees Finland play four games in 12 days in early-June. This is also the time for the launch our new, 2022 range of FFS merch at https://www.teepublic.com/user/finnish-football-show

Apparel, phone cases, tote bags and pin badges, with a new design for 2022 – so you can support the Finnish Football Show AND support your team.


Part 3 – Finnish Top-performers of 2022, Memories of Finland-France, New FFS Mugs and JJK merch

In this episode, the FFS team look back at some of the standout Finnish players in 2022. We reminisce about our trip to Helsinki to watch Finland vs France (the first time all four FFS-ers were all together). Rich introduces a new range of FFS mugs, while Mark W surprises Keke with some JJK merch.

FFS Finnish Player of the Year

  • Carljohan Eriksen
  • Linda Sällström
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Lukáš Hrádecký
  • Joel Pohjanpalo
  • Daniel O’Shaughnessy
  • Rasmus Schüller

FFS Interviewees in 2021

  • Sauli Väisänen
  • Paula Myllyoja
  • Emma Koivisto
  • Niila Arajuuri
  • Joni Kauko
  • Robert Taylor
  • Tinni Korpela

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.

The show is now recorded on Zoom & published on PodBean. Follow the Finnish Football Show on PodBean for announcements of future episodes and to join any future live shows.

The #FFS theme tune is “Loppuun asti” by Lemmenpyssyt. You can listen to the song on Spotify or on YouTube . Connect with Lemmenpyssyt on Facebook.


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