Finnish Football Show #15: Veikkausliiga, Huuhkajat, Finns Overseas & All-change at SJK


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Download an MP3 of  Finnish Football Show #15 – Veikkausliiga, Huuhkajat & all-change at SJK

Show Notes & Video

This show is now recorded & broadcast live on YouTube. Follow Mark Wiltshear’s Channel for announcements of future broadcasts.

The #FFS theme tune is “Loppuun asti” by Lemmenpyssyt. You can listen to the song on Spotify or on YouTube . Connect with Lemmenpyssyt on Facebook.

In episode 15, true to form, we started by looking at some recent news:

  • Mark H –
    • Lukas Hradecky’s Dad/agent talking about a big move or contract before the German cup final, where Luke conceded the pen that lost the final
    • Walter Viitala’s Danish relegation play-off, whose recent form helped Viborg FF get this chance to stay up
  • Rich – Continuing the recent theme of the Suomen Cup and the fact that only 5 teams have registered for the 2017-18 competition, with only 10 days to the deadline
  • Mark W – Upcoming Finland vs Estonia legends game
  • Mark H – Finland are now down to 108th place in the world ranking 😔

Finns Overseas That Need A Transfer

Rich also mentioned Patrik Raitanen who has just joined Liverpool FC U18’s from FC Jazz.

Upcoming Huuhkajat Fixtures

  • Finland vs Liechtenstein in Turku, Wed 7.6
  • Finland vs Ukraine in Tampere, Sun 11.6

Veikkausliiga So Far…

  • Good start for VPS, currently 2nd in the league table.
  • Alfredo Morales at HJK, with 10 goals in 11 goals is far ahead of the pack.
  • HJK’s struggles to break down defensive teams.
  • SJK’s awful start to the season.
  •  Are HJK too far ahead already? Mark says they may be too far ahead of the main contenders.
  • Good crowds at Ilves with average attendances of 3,000+.
  • JJK players finding to tough to adapt to the fitness levels of the Veikkausliiga?
  • Honka and Kokkola leading the charge for promotion from Ykkönen.

The current league table can be found on the Veikkausliiga website

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.

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