Recently, the Finnish Football Show had the honor and privilege to meet with Helsingin Sanomat Sports writer and author ,Ari Virtanen, at the launch of the new sensational book Oi Suomi On! Ari himself was also good enough to take the time to answer our questions. Continue reading Oi Suomi On! – Interview with Author, Ari Virtanen
Yes, we know, it’s been ages since the last show, but this time it really ISN’T our fault. There’s been this virus thing, you see. This episode is something a little different. Firtsly, it’s only Mark W & Keke, but this time we are joined by a very special guest, Mikko Laitinen, Marketing Manager at Suomen Palloliitto – the Finnish Football Association.
Mikko talks to us about financial challenges within Finnish football and, conversely, the commercial opportunities offered by the impressive performances of the Huuhkajat. Mikko also explained the background to the “Kauden tärkein ottelu” (the Season’s Most Important Game) campaign, which enables fans to support Finnish football during this difficult time. Encouragingly, the start of the 2020 Veikkausliiga season was also announced on 6.5.2020, the day of the recording, so of course we talked about that too.Continue reading “[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 29 – Mikko Laitinen from Suomen Palloliitto | ‘Season’s Most Important Game’ campaign | Veikkausliiga to start on 1st July?”
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”
Much maligned on it’s introduction, the Nations League tore into life in the autumn of 2018 with some surprising results. Rich from EscapeToSuomi previews its return in 2020/21 noting some key format changes. Continue reading [Blog] UEFA Nations League is back!
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 special bonus episode of the podcast, Rich spoke with Finland captain Tim Sparv about the historic Liechtenstein game and qualification for Euro 2020, the blend of players and staff in the squad, his time in Denmark with FC Midtjylland, his former Southampton academy teammates and packing his own shinpads…
2019 was a year of historic achievement for the Huuhkajat, culminating in qualifying for Euro 2020. The Finnish Football Show team reflects on some of the best moments of the year, proving that it wasn’t all about pitch invasions and hoisting captain Tim Sparv above your head! Continue reading [Blog] Finnish Football Show’s Highlights of 2019