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Finnish League Cup video: HJK 1 Jaro 3

3. April 2010

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Photo Special: Mestari Muurinen

15. March 2010

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Photo by Tero Wester Last year’s championship-winning manager has taken a good deal of stick in his time. His Finland side underachieved, and at HJK he has been criticised for caution and a lack of imagination. This picture captures him seemingly in the midst of the TPS players at the League Cup game played on [...]

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Photo special: Frozen football 2

28. January 2010

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Haka and JJK postponed their League Cup match last Friday, because it was forecast to be too cold for them to play. The Finnish FA advises that games are not played when the temperature is below -10, so given the -15 weathe rforecast last week, the best option was to call it off and reschedule [...]

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Tampere cancels football, saves pitch for Bruce to run on

16. April 2009

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Tampere city council’s finest sport facilities maintenance minds were hard at work today, trying to decide how to ensure Tampere’s most successful club could fulfil it’s fixtures that Bruce Springsteen’s concert at Ratina Stadium on 2 June can go ahead without fans risking the horror of muddy shoes. Present at the meeting were Esa Auvinen [...]

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Tampere United 2 TPS Turku 1

4. April 2009

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Maybe one day TPS will come to Tampere and try to play football. They’ve tried the hump it, lump it, boot the opposition method enough times to know by now that it doesn’t work, but against TamU today it was fouling, hoofing and kicking again. In 2007 there was a red card for a player [...]

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Veikkausliiga League Cup semi-finals preview

3. April 2009

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Tampere United v TPS This game will be played in Pirkkala, at PJK’s home ground. Although this is a good 15km from Tampere, it is still the closest TamU have come to home in this League Cup campaign, having played their home games in Pori and Seinäjoki so far. This sorry situation is a result [...]

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League Cup Quarter finals: King 23 Czar 45

22. March 2009

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HJK Helsinki 2 Lahti 2 (HJK win 5-3 on penalties) Highlights Jari Litmanen and Valeri Popovitch played yesterday in the battle of the wily, legendary old boys, or ‘the king’ against ‘the czar’ as it was billed by various Finnish media. Litmanen is of course the king, having played at the highest level throughout his [...]

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