The Finnish Football Show

The Finnish Football Show

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Join Mark W, Mark H, Rich and Keke for the Finnish Football Show, where 4 old blokes sit and talk about football in Finland. In English.


30.11.19 – Bonus – FFS Watches Finland’s UEFA Euro 2020 Draw – Live Commentary
Nov 30, 2019 • 61 min
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 drawFinland’s Group at Euro 2020Show…
22.11.19 – Finland Qualify For The Euros For The First Time. Ever!
Nov 22, 2019 • 58 min
Episode 26The 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…
19.10.19 – Euro 2020, Finland are nearly there!! 😮
Oct 19, 2019 • 61 min
Episode 25Mark, 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…
1.10.19 – Euro 2020 Qualifiers, Veikkausliiga Splits & Finns on Fire 🔥
Oct 1, 2019 • 59 min
Episode 24Keke, 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’…
20.7.19 – Bonus – FFS Takes A Tour of OmaSp Stadion, Seinäjoki
Jul 20, 2019 • 47 min
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…
10.7.19 – Veikkausliiga Halfway, Euro 2020 Qualifiers & Suomen Cup Shenanigans
Jul 10, 2019 • 66 min
Episode 23Keke, 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…
8.5.19 – Finns Winning Overseas, Suomen Cup Update and Veikkausliiga 2019 Kicks-off
May 8, 2019 • 66 min
Episode 22Keke, 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…
28.3.19 – Nations League, Euro 2020 Qualifiers & Suomen Cup
Mar 28, 2019 • 68 min
Episode 21For 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…
7.6.18 – Veikkausliiga at the ⅓ stage & Huuhkajat
Jun 7, 2018 • 64 min
Episode 20Richh, 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…
6.4.18 – Veikkausliiga 2018 preview, Suomen Cup & Huuhkajat Continue to Impress
Apr 6, 2018 • 56 min
Episode 19Mark, 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…
3.2.18 – 10th Anniversary of SJK’s Supporter Group ‘Klopit’
Feb 18, 2018 • 19 min
As a supplement to the live recorded Finnish Football Show, Mark W speaks to Lari Paski, Supporters Liaison Officer and leader of the Klopit; Seinäjoki FC’s supporters group. It was recorded on the coach to watch SJK vs KPV in the Suomen Cup in February…
7.1.18 – January 2018 Dubai Friendlies – Preview
Jan 7, 2018 • 15 min
As a supplement to the live recorded Finnish Football Show, Mark W and Mark H preview Huuhkajat’s upcoming training camp in Dubai including one (or two?) friendlies.Show notes & links
11.12.17 – Looking Forward to 2018
Dec 11, 2017 • 46 min
Episode 18. Rich, Mark & Mark look forward to issues that may start to take effect in 2018:FIFA Rankings updatedFinland climbed 13 places to 74 & how the upcoming Nations League may affect itPromotion of the Academy & Reserve teams within the league…
20.11.17 – End of Veiikausliiga 2017 & More Goals for Huuhkajat
Nov 20, 2017 • 51 min
Episode 17. Mark, Mark & Rich assemble to assess the end of the Veikkausliiga season 2017, which HJK Helsinki won by a mere 20 points! Sad scenes for our Keke, whose JJK Jyväskylä finished bottom on 26 points and were relegated to Ykkönen.We marvel as the…
10.9.17 – Huuhkajat victories, Veikkausliiga & Another Manager Leaves SJK
Sep 10, 2017 • 91 min
Episode 16. We’ve been a bit quiet recently, so episode 16 is a ‘Summer 2017 Catch-up’ and it’s a long one. Our Veikkausliiga update covers HJKs procession to the title and (probably) antics from Shefki Kuqi at Inter Turku. We mark the passing of…
11.6.17 – Veikkausliiga, Huuhkajat, Finns Overseas & All-change at SJK
Jun 11, 2017 • 77 min
Episode 15. In this episode, Mark H muses on Finns Overseas that need a transfer – including Glen Kamara playing at Colchester United in England. We preview two upcoming home games for the Huuhkajat, vs Liechtenstein & Ukraine. We also look at the…
14.4.17 – Huuhkajat in Action & Veikkausliiga 2017 Kicks-off
Apr 14, 2017 • 64 min
Episode 14. Rich, Mark & Mark cover the recent games for the Finnish National team, as the Huuhkajat lose 2-0 away to Turkey and draw 1-1 away to Austria. We talk about the recent UEFA Congress held in Helsinki and the first mention of the new UEFA…
16.3.17 – Bonus – ‘Finland Identity’ Project and U19 Euro 2018
Mar 16, 2017 • 31 min
Epsiodes 13 ran a little long, so we decided to make this a bonus episode. Mark, Rich & Mark talk about the’Finland Identity’ Project, the problem of young Finns transferring overseas too early and the European Under-19s Championship – which will be…
3.3.17 – Friendlies in the Desert & Suomen Cup
Mar 3, 2017 • 73 min
Episode 13. Mark, Rich & Mark look back at the January friendlies, played in the UAE, a 1-0 victory over Morrocco, followed by a 2-0 defeat to Slovenia. We discuss the departure of manager Simo Valakari from SJK and the appointment fo Sixten Boström as…
20.2.2017 – Bonus – Interview with new SJK Seinäjoki Manager, Sixten Boström
Feb 20, 2017 • 19 min
In this episode, recorded at the SJK press conference on Monday 20.2.2017, Mark W attends the press conference at OmaSp Stadion and interviews new SJK Manager, Sixten Boström.Big thanks to Sixten and to SJK for making this interview possible.Show notes &…
9.1.2017 – Bonus – SJK Seinäjoki Launches an eSports Team
Jan 9, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode, Mark W attends the press conference at OmaSp Stadion on Monday 9.1.2107, when SJK Seinäjoki launched its new eSports team, and unveiled its first player Juho ‘Koppinen’ Järvelä. Big thanks to the five interviewees that spoke to MarkMikko…
24.12.16 – Backe sacke & ‘Crack’. Hans Backe Fired.
Dec 24, 2016 • 62 min
Episode 12. You’ve no idea how long we’ve been looking forward to that headline. Such children!This episode started and ended with news, because there’s hardly been any football, it was ALL news! So Rich, Mark & Mark take it in chronological order…
15.11.16 – Bonus – Keke Talks to his Heero
Nov 15, 2016 • 17 min
As a supplement to the live recorded Finnish Football Show, here’s something slightly different, an interview with a current star of the Finnish national team…Regular contributor, Keke Myllari @kekemyllari, speaks with Huuhkajat striker Eero Markkanen…
5.11.16 – 2016 Season Review - New Veikkausliiga Champions
Nov 5, 2016 • 59 min
Episode 11. The Veikkausliiga draws to a close, Rich, Mark & Mark review the whole season and hailing the 2016 Vaeikkauliiga Champions, IFK Mariehamn. We also salute the over-achievement of Ilves and discuss ‘Why is FFS so anti-HJK Helsinki?’ – we’re not,…
25.10.16 – October World Cup Qualifiers Review
Oct 25, 2016 • 67 min
Episode 10. A strangely narrow-sighted episode which focuses on the two recent World Cup qualifying games; 3-2 defeat away to Iceland and a 1-0 defeat at home to Croatia.Keke Myllari joins us again to share his experiences travelling away to Reykjavik for…
12.10.16 – 50-year-old Footballer, Suomen Cup Final, Stadin Derby & Veikkausliiga
Oct 12, 2016 • 54 min
Episode 9. We start by introducing a guest to the Show. Simon Gray joined us to talk to us about recent events in Kakkonen (Finland’s third level of football). Simon played in the recent 8-0 defeat for FC Virkiä from Lapua that got some of our listeners…
14.9.16 – World Cup Qualifying starts & Veikkausliiga update
Sep 14, 2016 • 66 min
Episode 8. As the World Cup qualifying campaign kicks-off, we look at Finland’s first two qualifiers; 2-0 defeat away to Germany and 1-1 draw at home to a freshly-minted Kosovo, and we wax-lyrical about Huuhkajat centre back Paulus Arajuuri. Also,…
25.8.16 – World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, Group I Preview
Aug 25, 2016 • 48 min
Episode 7. This episode is a little different, as the extended FFS team each took one of Finland’s opponents in the upcoming qualification campaign, for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Thanks to our recent guests, Keke Myllari and Henry Hakamäki, who seem to…
5.7.16 – An Upturn For Huuhkajat? And Veikkausliiga So Far.
Jul 16, 2016 • 70 min
Episode 6. Rich has taken a hiatus from the show (paternity leave), so Mark & Mark invite friends of the show, Henry Hakamäki and Keke Myllari, to stand-in. We look back to Finland’s recent friendly games; 1-1 draw with Belgium and a 2-0 defeat to Italy,…
13.4.16 – The Worst Time to Start a Podcast About Finnish Football?
Apr 13, 2016 • 75 min
Episode 5. Mark, Rich & Mark ponder the title question as Finland, under new manager Hans Backe, receive two morale-sapping defeats 5-0 away to Poland and 2-0 away to Norway. I mean, really! We also reflect on the first few games of the 2016 Veikkausliiga…
9.3.16 – Finnish Football Shorts – Inspired by HIFK vs Lahti, Suomen Cup 2016
Mar 9, 2016 • 18 min
As a supplement to the live recorded Finnish Football Show, here’s a selection of short articles, which were previously published online. These two articles, written and presented by Henry Hakamäki and Keke Myllari, were both inspired by the recent game…
27.2.16 – ‘Cupsets’ and Finns in Action Overseas
Feb 27, 2016 • 66 min
Episode 4. As the closed-season continues, Mark, Mark & Rich look at the recent exploits of Finns playing outside of Finland. We also look at upsets and surprises in the pre-season Liigacup competition and consider a few more transfers involving Finnish…
22.1.16 – Football In The Desert & Pre-season Transfers
Jan 22, 2016 • 54 min
Episode 3. Mark, Mark & Rich discuss Finland’s January training camp in Abu Dhabi and friendlies against Sweden & Iceland. We are also joined by Lari Paski, Supporter Liaison Officer at SJK Seinäjoki, to discuss SJK pre-season preparations and transfer…
18.12.15 – Where Next for Huuhkajat?
Dec 18, 2015 • 54 min
Episode 2. Mark W, Mark H & Rich carry-out an autopsy of Finland’s Euro 2016 qualifying campaign — so near and yet so far! We look at the Romania game that effectively ended Finland’s qualification… last minute heartbreak again. And, as manager Mixu…
18.11.15 – Veikkausliiga 2015 Season Review
Nov 18, 2015 • 54 min
Episode 1. Join Mark W (@explorefinland), Rich (@escapetosuomi) and Mark H (@FCSuomi) for the first episode of a series, where 3 old blokes sit and talk about football. In Finland. Well, you have been warned!We start this new series with a review of the…