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
UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 – 6.9.2020
On Sunday evening, Finland visit the Aviva Stadium, Dublin in their second match of this seasons UEFA Nations League. With both sides disappointed with their opening match, the Huuhkajat will need to raise their game to return home with points. Kick off is 19:00, Finland time.
Broadcast: Live on Viafree https://www.viafree.fi/ohjelmat/urheilu/huuhkajat/kausi-4/1042502 coverage starting at 18:00. Continue reading Match Preview: Finland vs Rep. of Ireland (a)
Style over substance On Thursday night Finland succumbed to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of a below-par Wales side. Clad in their new kit, and surrounded by the modernized and polished new Olympiastadion Markku Kanerva also decided to … Continue reading Match Report: Finland 0-1 Wales
UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 – 3.9.2020 On Thursday evening Markku Kanerva’s Huuhkajat return to action for the first time in ten months to face Wales. The game will take place at the Olympiastadion for the first time in … Continue reading Preview: Finland vs Wales (h)
With two tough games coming up against Wales and Ireland and the cloud of Corona obscuring the view, Mark H put together a quick view on whether these Huuhkajat are coming in hot or cold, for the upcoming fixtures. Continue reading Are the Huuhkajat – warmed up?
In this episode, I hope we’ll get back to something like normal. Wait, wait, don’t all switch off or skip to the next show in your podcast player. Surely YOU are gagging for football as much as we are?! We recorded this in the first week of June 2020 and there are a couple of key dates coming up in the near future; the Veikkausliiga is due to kick off from the 1st July and the Suomen Cup has matches scheduled from 16th June.
We look at those Suomen Cup fixtures and then start to prepare for the Veikkausliiga kick off, by looking at the transfers that have taken place during the extended closed season. All EIGHT months of it! 😫 This show was pulled together all of a sudden (with two weeks planning!) but we won’t have all the usual features this time. We’ll bring back ‘Ja sillä sipuli’ and ‘Following’ next time, we promise.Continue reading “[Podcast] Finnish Football Show 30 – Suomen Cup | Closed-Season Transfers | 3rd Kits | Fans In Stadiums”
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”