Download an MP3 of Finnish Football Show #11: 2016 Review – New Veikkausliiga Champions
Show Notes & Video
This show is now recorded & broadcast live on YouTube. Follow Mark Wiltshear’s Channel for announcements of future broadcasts.
In episode 11 we review the end of the Veikkausliiga season but firstly, as usual, we discussed some recent news:
- Mark – Otto Fredrikson’s renaissance from serious injury to playing regularly in Norway. And the addition of some actual strikers to the Finnish National team, with the call-ups of Roope Riski and Simon Skrabb for the away game in Ukraine.
- Rich – Suomen Cup group stage shambles. And why clubs’ applications to participate in the competition are down by 80%. You need to listen carefully, it’s nuts!
- Mark W – Bit of love and congratulations to friend-of-the-show Mehmet Hetemaj who recently got engaged to Wilma.
We look back at the last 3 rounds of games and talk thorugh the games and incidents that stood out to us.
- Final placings of the Veikkausliiga
- Full Veikkausliiga table on Veikkausliiga.com
- Big respect to Mariehamn.
- And a shout-out to Johan @Lead Climber who was a bit upset that we didn’t shown the enough respect in #FFS9.
- Key matches in the final 3 games in 9 days.
- The impressive over-achievement of Ilves.
- We answer live viewer Salmari’s question: Why are we so anti-HJK?
- Answer: We’re not, not really.
- The Turku derby play-off for the final Veikkausliiga place – played at 3pm on a Wednesday 😳
- Where will Shefki Kuqi be in 2017, and what he needs to achieve.
- We then look back (and laugh at) our pre-season predictions on the league table, the Predictions article on Escape To Suomi. Needless to say, we were pretty hopeless, although Keke Myllari was less hopeless than most!
- We then probably compounded Johan’s annoyance by not showing HIM enough respect for not betting on his (correct) pre-season predictions 😂
- Rcih then gives a brief overview of the promotion winners from Ykkönen and Kakkonen.
Remember, you welcome to join us for the recording of the podcast which is streamed live on YouTube. You could join in by asking a question in person, or just come on and say hi. Thanks again for everyone that joined us for the live recording of #FFS11.
Follow one (or all) of us on Twitter for advanced warning of the next Show.