Tag Archive | "Shefki Kuqi"

Scandinavians Abroad Weekend Round Up

Monday, April 19, 2010


A weekend full of late comebacks , goals galore and demoralising defeats was played out , amidst the gloomy backdrop of the Icelandic volcano, which is affecting the way football teams travel.Tweet

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Transfer Round Up

Saturday, January 30, 2010


With the transfer window closing on Monday at 5pm, lets bring you up to date with the latest deals that are and aren’t taking place. A relatively quiet month all across the continent has not been a suprise,however a late flurry of activity is expected.

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Johansson scores one and sets up another as Finland draw in Hamburg

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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It was billed as the day Finland’s young players would come of age, and those that played certainly did that. Roni Porokara was a constant threat to Beck on Finland’s left wing, Kasper Hämäläinen linked up on the other wingand was not overawed in front of a crowd 12 times larger than his club’s average [...]

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Baxter loses face in Liechtenstein

Friday, September 11, 2009


Finland were so utterly rubbish in the matches against Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein that it simply defies belief. Wednesday night goes down among the worst nights in the history of Finnish football. It wasn’t just that it was bad, it was bloody embarrassing. If this is the best that Mr. Baxter can provide with the selection [...]

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Life after Liverpool – Hyypiä’s Ferrari fascinates Bild, Kuqis reunited, Berg and Kahlenburg aim to impress

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


The first round of the DFB Pokal, played over the weekend, offered Germany’s Nordic players a chance to test their fitness in more challenging settings than they’ve seen over the summer. The biggest clubs enter in the first round, giving up home advantage to the minnows as the competition tries to encourage upsets. This first [...]

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Finland 2 Liechtenstein 1

Saturday, June 6, 2009


He wears the number ten shirt, he is the best footballer his country has ever produced, and today at the Olympic Stadium he showed just why he’s so integral to the national side. Yes, AC Siena playmaker Mario Frick finally ended Liechtenstein’s nine-game goal drought with a close range finish in the 13th minute after [...]

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Wales 0 Finland 2

Saturday, March 28, 2009


HBL had a column from Christoffer Herberts this morning, riffing on the idea that Wales and Finland are so similar as to be almost mirror images of each other. They both have a lot of injuries, they’ve both struggled to qualify for a major tournament for over 50 years, they both sruggle with a dominant [...]

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Portugal 1 Finland 0

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Highlights here The early stages of this game resembled a cavalry charge, with Portuguese attackers swarming all over the Finnish defence and shooting at will. There was some desperate last-ditch defending, some decent saves from Jussi Jääskeläinen, but most of all a lot of wasteful finishing from the Portuguese strikers. Deco broke clear down the [...]

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