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Finnish fixture revamp raises standards, favours HJK

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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The Finnish FA reorganised the league structure last season, taking the opportunity presented by Tampere United and AC Oulu’s licensing difficulties to reduce the top league by two clubs and introduce a 33-game system. Twelve clubs now play each other club three times, squeezing an additional seven games into the short Finnish season.»crosslinked«Tweet

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TPV 3 Klubi 04 2: ressies out!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

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One of the many loveable idiosyncrasies of Finnish football is the relaxed attitude to registrations taken by the authorities here. Players can switch clubs with bewildering regularity, via an intricate network of co-operation agreements between clubs at all levels of the game. Promising young defender Johannes Mononen has played for all three of Tampere’s top [...]

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Photo Special: Mestari Muurinen

Monday, March 15, 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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Veikkausliiga Round 3 preview

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Haka v HJK This is Finland’s classico, the game between the historical heavyweights with more titles between them than they know what to do with. It’s also Haka’s first home game, Sedu Koskinen’s first chance to bring the magic of a summer of music festivals and family-friendly entertainment to Tehtaan Kenttä.Unfortunately the weather is a [...]

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Fowler looks to future away from Haka

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Big changes have occurred at FC Haka in the last year. First came the financial difficulties before they were granted their licence for the 2008 season, which were resolved by the arrival of Seppo ‘Sedu’ Koskinen. Then came new ideas from the nightclub entrepreneur, such as more celebrities attending matches, and prettier players so that [...]

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Veikkausliiga transfer update (Part 1)

Monday, January 26, 2009

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Veikkausliiga transfer update (Part 1)

With thanks to FF2′s Wahn, here is a more comprehensive round-up of transfers confirmed so far. Let’s start in Pirkanmaa, with a look at what has become known as Sedu’s circus. The other club in the region, Tampere United, are currently selling anything that is not nailed down, or even giving it away, so their [...]

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