Photo by Tero Wester
Timo Furuholm certainly divides opinion in Finland. His body language and in-your-face style are certainly not popular with TPS fans, but he adds a certain slapstick quality without which Veikkausliiga would be a much duller place. One example of that would be when TPS defender Jarno Heinikangas tackled him during the Turku derby last August. Furuholm gave chase for a bit, but then he thought better of it and elected to simply give Heinikangas a kick up the arse instead. Heinikangas carried on and Furuholm faced no penalty, probably because iof the inherently comic rather than violent nature of the act.