[Show Notes] Mark H, Keke & Mark W get together (with a cameo from Rich) for a quick chat to look back at the three recent games for the Finland National team. Starting with a 5-1 friendly defeat away to Poland, followed by two Nations League wins; 2-0 over Bulgaria and 1-0 over the Republic of Ireland, both at home in the recently renovated Olympic Stadium in Helsinki.Continue reading “[Bonus Podcast] Review of Finland’s Nations League Qualifiers, Oct 2020”
Finland 1-0 Republic of Ireland On Wednesday night a resilient and combative Ireland side left the Olympic stadium empty-handed after two simple mistakes were punished by a sharper Finland side. Markku Kanerva started with his 4-4-2 a side that made … Continue reading Match Report: Luck & Luke
UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 – 14.10.2020
On Wednesday evening, Finland round off this international break by hosting an out-of-sorts Ireland side and with a real possibility of ending the day top of the group. Continue reading Match Preview: Finland vs Rep. of Ireland (h)
Finland 2-0 Bulgaria – Nations League B, Group 4
On Sunday night Markku Kanerva returned to his “Plan A” Huuhkajat set up and saw off a tricky Bulgaria side with relative ease. Continue reading Match Report: A ‘Routine’ Win
Our take on the upcoming match against Bulgaria at the Olympiastadion.
Mark H previews the teams and his expectations for the game. Continue reading Match Preview: Finland vs Bulgaria (h)
Poland 5-1 Finland
On Wednesday 7.10.2020, an experimental Finland side were taken to pieces by a slick Poland side in Gdańsk. Here is Mark H’s review of the game… Continue reading Match Report: Pole-axed!
In this episode, we will look forward to this week’s Nations League fixtures. There are two home games for the Huuhkajat, who take on Bulgaria and Ireland, before two away games in November.
We will also glory and commiserate with Rich, about the progress of KuPS Kuopio in Europe. We’ll discuss their performances in both the Champions League and the Europa League.
Finally, we’ll close the show with an overview of the recent action and current league positions in the Veikkausliiga, with teams having played about 18 games of 22, in the regular season, before it splits into two closing series; the Mestaruussarja (Championship series) and the Haastajasarja (Challenger series).Continue reading “[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 33: Nations League Preview, KuPS In Europe, Veikkausliiga Update”
[Show Notes] Keke & Mark W are joined by another legend of Finnish football, former international goalkeeper, Antti Niemi. He explains why he loves both Glenn Kamara and the city of Edinburgh equally. He exposes Sami Hyyppiä as a bad loser and explains his FA Cup final gamble. He also outlines why Markku Kanerva is the new Roy Hodgson. Finally, he discusses his new venture, marketing and selling the ‘Sport Shot 0.03’ made from Finnish beetroot juice.Continue reading “[Podcast] In Conversation with… Antti Niemi”
[Show Notes] Mark H, Keke & Mark W get together for a quick chat to look back at the two recent Nations League games for the Finland National team; a 1-0 defeat at home to Wales, followed by a 1-0 win away to the Republic of Ireland.Continue reading “[Bonus Podcast] Review of Finland’s Nations League Qualifiers, Sept 2020”
Rivelution Evolution On Sunday evening Markku Kanerva’s Finland claimed a historic win over the Republic of Ireland thanks to super-sub Fredrik Jensen and what seems to be version 2.0 of the Rivelution. Kanerva stuck with the same tactics that failed … Continue reading Match Report: Rep. of Ireland 0-1 Finland