Cultural Differences

Finland’s football community is frequently engaged in an agitated discussion about about whether its culture is sufficiently impressive to nurture any kind of football worthy of respect. The presence or absence of something called ‘football culture’ might, to the casual observer, seem like a function of the league system (if there are football matches, bingo!) […]

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  • Veikkausliiga 2009 preview: FC Haka

    In: Markus Joenmäki, Niko Ikävalko, Janne Korhonen, Mika Mäkitalo, Antti Hynynen, Sami Ristilä, Nicolas Kivistö, Juha Jokinen, Jussi Jokela, Erkka Heinä, Saku Pesonen, Diego Corpache, Jani Bäckman Out: Juuso Kangaskorpi, Cheyne Fowler, Juha Pirinen, Alexander Dovbnya, Jarkko Okkonen, Janne Mahlakaarto, Toni Lehtinen, Mikko Manninen, Valeri Popovitch, Cherno Samba Coach: Olli Huttunen Claimed playing budget: €700,000 […]

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