The FFS team was at full-strength again for this episode, which is handy as Mark W, Rich, Keke & Mark H had a very full agenda to get through – and that was before Keke invented the new ‘extra time’ segment 🤦🏻♂️
Once again, we have a broad update from across various aspects of football, Finland-style: we start with a Veikkausliiga update and further discussion of SJK Seinäjoki’s woes. We look a few weeks ahead to the four upcoming Nations League games and herald the Finn who’s participating in the Champions League Final.
There’s also a Suomen Cup update, pausing to laugh at Ilves losing to their reserves and to celebrate the smaller sides still in the fifth round. And we finish up by looking at the achievements of the Finns overseas, many successes and just a few disappointments.
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SHOW NOTES & LINKS
VEIKKAUSLIIGA UPDATE – 8 GAMES IN…
League & Top-scorer Tables 17.5.2022
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE QUALIFIERS
- Finland’s summer fixtures: 4–14th June 2022
- Finland’s autumn Fixtures: 23–26th September 2022
- Huuhkajat squad announced:
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LINA LEHTOVAARA TO REFEREE THE WOMEN’S CHAMPION LEAGUE FINAL
- Fixture: Barcelona vs Lyon
- Time: 19:00 CET on Saturday 21 May
- Stadium: Juventus Stadium in Turin
SUOMEN CUP UPDATE
Notable 4th Round Results
- Ilves Kissat 2-1 Ilves
5th Round Fixtures
Automatically scheduled 1st Teams vs Reserves
Remaining fixtures in free draw
Suomen Cup Fixtures: https://www.palloliitto.fi/jalkapallouutiset/suomen-cupin-viidennen-kierroksen-arvonta-suoritettu
- Anssi Suhonen’s broken leg
- Lukas Hrádecký back in the Champions League with Bayer Leverkeusen and in the Bundesliga team of the season
- What next for Teemu Pukki?
- And what next for Joel Pohjanpalo?
- Robert Taylor starting well in Miami…
- Robin Lod scoring goals in Minnesota…
- Lasse Lapalainen at Montreal
- Niko Hämäläinen finally playing football… in Brazil
- Glen Kamara in Europa League final
- Niki Mäenpää playing well for Venezia
- Jesse Joronen in Serie B play offs with Brescia
- Jasin Assenhoun winning the second division in Holland with FC Emmen
- Tuija Hyyrynen winning her 5th Serie A title
- Teemu Penninkangas, FC Lahti defender – @pennizioone on Instagram
- Mark W “A collection of matchday action shots, training videos and stylish images of Teemu looking very dapper.”
- Keke “If fashion photos with a small dog are you thing, this is for you!”
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