The Finnish Football Show
30.11.19 – Bonus – FFS Watches Finland’s UEFA Euro 2020 Draw – Live Commentary

30.11.19 – Bonus – FFS Watches Finland’s UEFA Euro 2020 Draw – Live Commentary

November 30, 2019

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.

Read Rich Nelson, Escape to Suomi's preview of the Euro 2020 Final draw

Finland's Group at Euro 2020

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22.11.19 – Finland Qualify For The Euros For The First Time. Ever!

22.11.19 – Finland Qualify For The Euros For The First Time. Ever!

November 22, 2019

Episode 26

The whole team is back: Mark H, Mark W, Keke & Rich.

Mark H & Keke share their experiences of being in the stadium (and on the pitch) as the Finnish national team create a piece of history.

We’ll recap the end of the Veikkausliiga season, discuss who won the European places and promotion & relegation between the leagues. We’ll also have our regular features, but surely there’s only one place to start this show.... 

And that is with last week’s games for the Huuhkajat; a 3-0 victory against Liechtenstein, to seal qualification, followed by a 2-1 defeat to Greece – after a heavy weekend of celebrating!

Add to that, the re-emergence of our old friend (and FFS founding co-host) Rich from Escape to Suomi  and our regular features. It all adds up to refreshingly upbeat, Finnish Football Show.

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19.10.19 – Euro 2020, Finland are nearly there!! 😮

19.10.19 – Euro 2020, Finland are nearly there!! 😮

October 19, 2019

Episode 25

Mark, Keke & Mark preview the upcoming weekend’s final round of Veikkausliiga games and discuss who might get the European places and these new, European play-off spots.

But. Surely. There’s only one place to start this week. And that is with last week’s games for the Finnish National team; a 4-1 defeat to Bosnia-Herzegovina, followed by a 3-0 win against Armenia.

Add to that, the re-emergence of our old friend (and FFS founding co-host) Rich from Escape to Suomi  and our regular features. It all adds up to refreshingly upbeat, Finnish Football Show.

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1.10.19 – Euro 2020 Qualifiers, Veikkausliiga Splits & Finns on Fire 🔥

1.10.19 – Euro 2020 Qualifiers, Veikkausliiga Splits & Finns on Fire 🔥

October 1, 2019

Episode 24

Keke, Mark & Mark look back at the recent Euro 2020 qualifiers, a 1-0 win over Greece and a 2-1 defeat to Italy, and look  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!

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20.7.19 – Bonus – FFS Takes A Tour of OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki

20.7.19 – Bonus – FFS Takes A Tour of OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki

July 20, 2019

As a supplement to the live recorded Finnish Football Show, Mark W & Mark H meet in person for the first time 😳 and get a guided tour of SJK Seinäjoki's OmaSp Stadion. 

Huge thanks (again) to Lari Paski, Supporters Liaison Officer, for organising the tour at very late notice, and to Tom Dunne for taking time out of the Academy training session to share his memories of the early days of SJK.

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10.7.19 – Veikkausliiga Halfway, Euro 2020 Qualifiers & Suomen Cup Shenanigans

10.7.19 – Veikkausliiga Halfway, Euro 2020 Qualifiers & Suomen Cup Shenanigans

July 10, 2019

Episode 23

Keke, Mark & Mark discuss the 2019 Veikkausliiga season at the halfway stage. We look back at the disgraceful scenes at the end of the Suomen Cup Final. We also hear Keke trying to remember his trip to Liechtenstein to watch the Finnish national team win 2-0, preceded by a fine 2-0 home win over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Add-in some short news stories and the new, regular features and it's another high-standard Finnish Football Show.

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8.5.19 – Finns Winning Overseas, Suomen Cup Update and Veikkausliiga 2019 Kicks-off

8.5.19 – Finns Winning Overseas, Suomen Cup Update and Veikkausliiga 2019 Kicks-off

May 8, 2019

Episode 22

Keke, Mark & Mark look at Finnish players overseas, some reaching for the stars and some heading in the other direction.  We allow Keke to bask in the glory of his Suomen Cup quarter final predictions and look ahead to the semi-finals on 16.5.2019. We then review the first 6-8 rounds of the Veikkausliiga season 2019.

Add-in some news stories about protests, the new, regular features and Mark W's tantalising tease for FFS23, and it all adds up to another high-standard Finnish Football Show.

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28.3.19 – Nations League, Euro 2020 Qualifiers & Suomen Cup

28.3.19 – Nations League, Euro 2020 Qualifiers & Suomen Cup

March 28, 2019

Episode 21

For family reasons, i.e. his keeps getting bigger, Rich has left the FFS team 😢 so we asked friend-of-the-show, Keke Myllari to take his place.

In the long-delayed episode (yeah we know it’s been 8 months!) Mark, Mark & Keke look back to late-2018 and Finland's successful Nations League campaign. We discuss the 2020 qualifying competition which started last weekend; a 2-0 defeat to Italy and a 2-0 victory over Armenia.

We also cover the 2019 Suomen Cup competition, with the group games in February & March 2019, progressing onto the first knockout round in late-March. Add-in some short news stories and a few new, hopefully regular, features and it's another high-standard Finnish Football Show.

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7.6.18 – Veikkausliiga at the ⅓ stage & Huuhkajat

7.6.18 – Veikkausliiga at the ⅓ stage & Huuhkajat

June 7, 2018

Episode 20

Richh, Mark & Mark look at how the Veikkausliiga season 2018 looks with 33% of games played, and we discuss the June 2018 friendlies for the Finnish national team; a 2-0 defeat to Romania followed by a 2-0 win against Belarus. Add-in some short news stories, Finns Overseas and ramblings about Rich's shirt, and it's another high-standard Finnish Football Show.

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6.4.18 – Veikkausliiga 2018 preview, Suomen Cup & Huuhkajat Continue to Impress

6.4.18 – Veikkausliiga 2018 preview, Suomen Cup & Huuhkajat Continue to Impress

April 6, 2018

Episode 19

Mark, Mark & Rich preview the upcoming Veikkausliiga 2018 season and marvel at the continuing impressive form of the Finnish national team; 0-0 draw with Macedonia and 5-0 win over Malta. The Huuhkajat are now undefeated since June 2017!

We also discuss the past week of Suomen Cup action (Quarter- and Semi-finals) and dive into Academy teams playing in the lower divisions and an interesting closed-season transfer.

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