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27.4.2022 Veikkausliiga After 4 Games, Helmarit Match Reports, Suomen Cup Progress & Mixu’s Back!

27.4.2022 Veikkausliiga After 4 Games, Helmarit Match Reports, Suomen Cup Progress & Mixu’s Back!

April 29, 2022

IN THIS EPISODE...

The FFS team was selected from a full squad for this episode as Mark W, Rich, Keke & Mark H reconvene to bring you an update across the world of football in Finland. We start by looking at the current state of play in Veikkausliiga 2022, where all the teams have played four games.

We also discuss Helsinki IFK's tough start to the season, their new manager (already!) Mixu Paatelainen and the upcoming 'Stadin Derby' between HIFK and HJK. We look back at the recent World Cup qualifiers for the women's national team, the Helmarit, and results & upcoming fixtures in the Suomen Cup.

Blog: show notes and links https://finnishfootballshow.com/2022/04/29/veikkausliiga-after-4-games-stadin-derby-helmarit-suomen-cup/ 

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5.4.2022 Keke In Spain, Huuhkajat Friendlies, Helmarit World Cup Qualifiers, Veikkausliiga Starts, Stadium Woes

5.4.2022 Keke In Spain, Huuhkajat Friendlies, Helmarit World Cup Qualifiers, Veikkausliiga Starts, Stadium Woes

April 6, 2022

IN THIS EPISODE...

A 'Finnish Football Show Lite' episode, as Rich and Keke get together to look back at Keke's trip to Murcia for the Huuhkajat training camp, which included a seat in the press box for the two practice games against Iceland and Slovakia. They also look forward to the Helmarit World Cup qualifiers, against Slovakia and Georgia.

They wrap up by looking at the first weekend of Veikkausliiga action, which included the first managerial casualty of the season, and venue confusion, as some stadiums are not yet ready to be used – because of the incessant SNOW!! 🤬 

Blog: show notes and links https://finnishfootballshow.com/2022/04/06/keke-in-spain-huuhkajat-friendlies-helmarit-world-cup-qualifiers-veikkausliiga-starts-stadium-woes/

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23.3.2022 Honka Win The Liigacup, Huuhkajat Squad For Murcia Training Camp, Iceland & Slovakia Previews, Suomen Cup Update

23.3.2022 Honka Win The Liigacup, Huuhkajat Squad For Murcia Training Camp, Iceland & Slovakia Previews, Suomen Cup Update

March 25, 2022

In this episode...

We have a full team for this episode, which is just as well, as we also have a full agenda. We start by lauding Honka for winning the first trophy of the 2022 season, before looking forward to Keke's trip to Murcia to watch the Huuhkajat take on Iceland & Slovakia.

We also discuss the Palloliitto's innovative marketing for the upcoming Helmarit match vs. Georgia and salute the new contract given to Finland manager Markku Kanerva. Finally, we look at recent events in the Suomen Cup.

Blog: show notes and links 

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Le Tournoi 2022: Helmarit Passion & Fight  Gives Optimism For Euro 2022

Le Tournoi 2022: Helmarit Passion & Fight Gives Optimism For Euro 2022

February 24, 2022

In this episode...

We knew it would be a tough competition, and the starting match against France was the toughest possible introduction to Le Tournoi. 

Mark H, Rich, Keke & Mark W discuss the three games for the Finland Women's team, and how this prepares them for upcoming World Cup qualifiers and Euro 2022 in the UK.

Blog: show notes and links https://finnishfootballshow.com/2022/02/24/le-tournoi-2022-helmarit-passion-and-fight/

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Competition Preview: The Helmarit at Le Tournoi de France 2022

Competition Preview: The Helmarit at Le Tournoi de France 2022

February 15, 2022

In this episode...

Le Tournoi, Caen & Le Havre, 22–26.2.2022

The 2022 Tournoi de France will be the third edition of the tournament, it is an invitational women's football tournament held annually in France and this year takes place from 16th to 22nd February. Joining Finland and hosts France this year are Brazil and the Netherlands.

Rich and Keke look forward to the action, discuss the form of the Helmarit and consider the threat of their opponents! 😨

Blog: show notes and links https://finnishfootballshow.com/2022/02/15/helmarit-le-tournoi-2022/ 

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5.2.2022: Liigacup, Veikkausliiga Fixtures, Suomen Cup Draw, Transfers & Finland At The Futsal Euros

5.2.2022: Liigacup, Veikkausliiga Fixtures, Suomen Cup Draw, Transfers & Finland At The Futsal Euros

February 5, 2022

In this episode...

After a dark, very cold winter break, the Finnish football scene burst into life this past week, as we saw competitive action in the Liigacup.

Keke, Rich & Mark W get together to discuss this first round of results, as well as the draw for the revamped Suomen Cup and the imminent release of the Veikkausliiga fixtures.

They also reflect on closed-season transfers and look back at the Futsal Euros in Amsterdam. That should keep us all busy for a while...

Blog: https://finnishfootballshow.com/2022/02/05/liigacup-veikkausliiga-suomen-cup-transfers-futsal/

 


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FFS In Conversation with Rasmus Schüller

FFS In Conversation with Rasmus Schüller

January 13, 2022

In this episode...

Keke, Mark H and Mark W are joined by another Huuhkajat star, Rasmus Schüller, who has over 50 Finland caps to his name. A serial winner, who has five Veikkausliiga titles, including three League & Cup doubles 🙌🏼  Rasmus is tough tackling, smooth passing, no nonsense, central midfielder currently with Djurgårdens IF in Stockholm.

Rade tells us how it felt to start in the Veikkausliiga, for Honka at the age of 18,  the challenge of making the step-up to HJK Helsinki, his MLS adventure in Minnesota. He also shares some VERY interesting insights into the ill-fated Hans Backe era of the Finland national team and why Markku Kanerva has enjoyed such success in the Nations League and Euro 2020.

Blog: show notes and links https://finnishfootballshow.com/2022/01/13/in-conversation-with-rasmus-schuller/

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FFS Xmas Live Show 3/3 – Finnish Top-performers of 2022, Memories of Finland-France, New FFS Mugs and JJK merch

FFS Xmas Live Show 3/3 – Finnish Top-performers of 2022, Memories of Finland-France, New FFS Mugs and JJK merch

December 31, 2021

For our final show of 2021, we decided to broadcast it as a Facebook Live video and publish the results as a series of podcasts over the Christmas holiday. This was recorded on Monday 20.12.2021.

In this episode, the FFS team look back at some of the standout Finnish players in 2022. We reminisce about our trip to Helsinki to watch Finland vs France (the first time all four FFS-ers were all together). Rich introduces a new range of FFS mugs, while Mark W surprises Keke with some JJK merch.

Show Notes and links https://finnishfootballshow.com/2021/12/26/ffs-xmas-live-show/

FFS Finnish Player of the Year

  • Carljohan Eriksen
  • Linda Sällström
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Lukáš Hrádecký
  • Joel Pohjanpalo
  • Daniel O'Shaughnessy
  • Rasmus Schüller

FFS Interviewees in 2021

  • Sauli Väisänen
  • Paula Myllyoja
  • Emma Koivisto
  • Niila Arajuuri
  • Joni Kauko
  • Robert Taylor
  • Tinni Korpela

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FFS Xmas Live Show 2/3 – Welcome to FFS Fan Erno, Nations League Fixtures & New FFS Merch

FFS Xmas Live Show 2/3 – Welcome to FFS Fan Erno, Nations League Fixtures & New FFS Merch

December 29, 2021

For our final show of 2021, we decided to broadcast it as a Facebook Live video and publish the results as a series of podcasts over the Christmas holiday. This was recorded on Monday 20.12.2021.

In this episode, we are also joined by Mark H, fresh from putting the kids to bed! We are also joined by FFS fan Erno, so we talk with both of them about Tim Sparv retiring. And we ask Erno's opinion on the future of the Huuhkajat without him, Paulus Arajuuri and Joona Toivio in the squad.

We talk about the confirmed fixtures for the 2022-23 Nations League, which sees Finland play four games in 12 days in early-June. This is also the time for the launch our new, 2022 range of FFS merch at https://www.teepublic.com/user/finnish-football-show

Apparel, phone cases, tote bags and pin badges, with a new design for 2022 – so you can support the Finnish Football Show AND support your team.

 

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FFS Xmas Live Show 1/3 – Talking About Tim Sparv’s Retirement with Boris the Kitman

FFS Xmas Live Show 1/3 – Talking About Tim Sparv’s Retirement with Boris the Kitman

December 26, 2021

For our final show of 2021, we decided to broadcast it as a Facebook Live video and publish the results as a series of podcasts over the Christmas holiday. This was recorded on Monday 20.12.2021.

The FFS team were grateful to Boris Wistuba-Marino for jumping into our Facebook Live show right at the beginning. Boris is a youth coach at Espoon Palloseura, Kitman at HJK Helsinki and the 'funny sidekick' on the Pallo ja Pullo podcast.

Boris talked to us about the recent announcement that Time Sparv will retire from playing football 😥 and how he came to be a youth coach in Finland.

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