Finnish Football Show #19: Veikkausliiga 2018 preview, Suomen Cup & Huuhkajat Continue to Impress

Join Mark (@explorefinland), Rich (@EscapeToSuomi) and Mark (@FCSuomi) for monthly episodes, where 3 old blokes sit and talk about football. In Finland.

In episode 19, we preview the Veikkausliiga season 2018, marvel at the continuing impressive form of the Finnish national team and discuss the past week of Suomen Cup action (Quarter- and Semi-finals). We also dive into Academy teams in the lower divisions and an interesting closed-season transfer.

 

Download an MP3 of Finnish Football Show 19 – Veikkausliiga 2018 preview, Suomen Cup & Huuhkajat

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.

Suomen Cup

https://www.palloliitto.fi/ottelut-ja-sarjat/suomen-cup

Quarter Final results. All played on 29th March:

  • FC Inter 2 – 1 Ilves
  • HJK 2 – 0 KuPS
  • SJK 1 – 2 Honka (2017 Ykkönen, 2nd)
  • EIF 2 – 1 Haka (2017 Ykkönen, 7th vs. 5th)

Semi Finals played on 2nd & 3rd April:

  • HJK 2 – 1 Honka
  • EIF ? – ? FC Inter

The Final is to be played on 12th May at ???????

Huuhkajat results

https://www.palloliitto.fi/maajoukkueet/huuhkajat

As we said last year, The Rivelution rolls on! Recent fixtures. Both played in Turkey:

  • Finland 0 – 0 Macedonia
  • Finland 5 – 0 Malta (Pukki 2, Jensen, Taimi, Soiri)
  • Now undefeated since June 2017!

Nations League – discussed in more detail in episode 18 http://www.uefa.com/uefanationsleague

  • League C, Group 2: Hungary, Greece,  Finland, Estonia
  • 6 games: 2 in Sep, 2 in Oct, 2 in Nov

Huuhkajat’s new ‘Mother Theresa’ kit

Veikkausliiga

http://www.veikkausliiga.com/

  • HIFK & JJK relegated from Veikkausliiga
  • TPS and Honka promoted from Ykkönen
  • 2018 Club budget league table https://www.hs.fi/urheilu/art-2000005627890.html

Academy teams

Also discussed this in episode 18

  • HJK Klubi-04 in Ykkönen
  • Honka Akatemi & HIFK Akatemi in Kakkonen group B
  • SJK Akatemi in Kakkonen group C

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 #FFS19.

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