The FFS team reconvenes for the Nations League qualifying match between Wales and Finland. Winner takes all and finishes top of group B4 (although, technically, a draw is good enough for Wales.) Join Mark W, Mark H, Rich & Keke to will hear our pre-match predictions, our half-time thoughts and our full-time reaction.
Nations League B On Sunday evening the Huuhkajat resume their Nations League campaign at the Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia kick-off is 19:00 Finland time. Finland: The entire squad has survived a Covid-19 scare after French forward Wissam Ben Yedder … Continue reading Match Preview: Bulgaria (a)
In this episode, firstly, we look back at the historic win for Finland away to France. We then turn our attention forward to this week’s Nations League fixtures. There are two away games for the Huuhkajat, who take on Bulgaria and Wales in the final two games in the 2020 Nations League.
We’ll also look back at the Veikkausliiga season, which was cut short after the 22 ‘regular season’ games (as we’d speculated in the last show). We’ll look at the winners, the losers, the surprise packages and the predictably average.
[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.
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
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).
[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.
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