Keke speaks to Jussi Hartikainen, the Executive Director of the Finland national team supporters club, Suomen Maajoukkueen Kannattajat ry. Also known as SMJK to its friends. Jussi explains how the SMJK has handled the postponement of Euro 2020, how he manages relations with the Finnish Football Association, Palloliitto, the prospect of club football restarting anytime soon and the prospects for his club FC Vikingit. Oh, and the new SMJK beer: Pohjoiskaarre Pale Ale.Continue reading “[Podcast] Behind the Quarantine: The Finland Supporters Club”
Mark W speaks to Richie Dorman, the British technical director of SJK Seinäjoki in Finland. Richie talks about his career in Finland from player to technical director, seemingly overnight, and how SJK is taking care of it’s players, employees and Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “[Podcast] Behind the Quarantine: The Technical Director”
There’s so much going on in the world of Finnish football, that Keke, Rich, Mark § Mark are back together only two weeks after the last show. It’s like waiting for a bus, the Finnish Football Show, you wait two months for one…Continue reading “[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 28 – Coronavirus To Stop Play? | Nations League Groups Drawn | New Finland Kit | ‘Oi Suomi On’ Book”
Mark W, Mark H, Rich & Keke get together for the first time in 2020 and look back at recent events and forward to a busy 2020 for the Huuhkajat.Continue reading “[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 27 – Suomen Cup 2020 Group Stage | Huuhkajat 2020 Fixtures | Closed-season Transfers”
As a supplement to the regular Finnish Football Show, Mark W, Mark H & Keke watch the Euro 2020 Draw live and comment, react and critique the show.Continue reading “Bonus – FFS Watches Finland’s UEFA Euro 2020 Draw – Live Commentary”
Mark H & Keke from FFS share their experiences of being in the stadium (and on the pitch) as the Finnish national team create a piece of history.
It’s the biggest game in the history of the Finnish National team. A win for the Huuhkajat against lowly Liechtenstein and Finland will qualify for Euro 2020, hosted in, well all over, Europe. While two quarters of the Finnish Football … Continue reading Uskomatonta! Finland Qualify for the Euros for the First Time Ever
Arriving at OmaSp Stadion 10 minutes before kick-of, on the final game of the 2019 season, there were not many people to be seen. We found our usual parking spot with no trouble and there were several spaces in the … Continue reading SJK Seinäjoki Says ‘Farewell’ to Mikhel Aksalu #33
We preview this weekend’s final round of Veikkausliiga games and discuss who might get the European places and these new, European play-off spots. Plus, the re-emergence of Escape to Suomi.
We look back at the recent Euro 2020 qualifiers (and forward to the upcoming games), we try to explain what happens now that the 2019 Veikkausliiga has split into two ‘series’ and we discuss a few Finnish players, who are figuratively (not literally) on fire!