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Veikkausliiga season 2012: HJK will claim title, but a surprise is brewing in the relegation battle

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Veikkausliiga already kicked off a few weeks ago so this season guide is way overdue. But let’s not allow that insignificant detail put us off since, despite the first rounds offering some surprises, there are still almost 30 matches to be played, which means that the league’s power balance will even itself out in the [...]

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HJK in 2011: the double, transfers and near-success in Europe

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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2011 was a season to remember for HJK. Not only did ‘Klubi’ won their third consecutive title and the Finnish Cup (overall their 24th league championship and 11th cup victory), but they did this in a swashbuckling fashion. The Helsinki team finished the season with a 24-point lead to second-place Inter and scored a whopping 86 goals [...]

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HJK-Inter preview

Friday, July 8, 2011

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HJK entertain Inter tonight in one of the most highly anticipated matches of the current campaign. Inter, second in the table, chase the hosts by seven points with a game in hand, so if the Turku team manage a victory in Helsinki all the talk of handing the Veikkausliiga trophy to HJK may just turn [...]

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HJK-JJK preview

Sunday, May 29, 2011

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The surprise Veikkausliiga leaders from Jyväskylä take on the reigning champions at the Sonera Stadium at 6:30pm tonight. JJK remain unbeaten with sixteen points after six matches while HJK sit third with twelve points. Therefore, even with a limited grasp of arithmetic, the hosts are in for a match they need to win.Tweet

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HJK-FF Jaro preview

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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HJK host Jaro at the Sonera Stadium tonight at 6:30pm. The home side have recorded three straight victories (KuPS (H), Inter (H), VPS (A)) after the opening day defeat against TPS in Turku and sit second in the table, a point behind JJK. Jaro have also recovered from their dodgy start to the season, that [...]

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Veikkausliiga Transfer Merry-go-round: Inter and MIFK keep busy, while Korkeakunnas builds his Helsinki colony at MyPa

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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The 2011 Veikkausliiga season kicks-off in two months so let’s not waste any time trying to make up witty introductions to the ever so fascinating world of Veikkausliiga transfer tittle-tattle and instead, mimicking the transfer market behaviour of most Finnish top tier teams, the Merry-go-round is just going to plunge in among the transfers news [...]

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Veikkausliiga Transfer Merry-go-round: HJK already look ready for the new season, while near-relegated JJK are thinking too big for their own good

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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When you go for a Sunday stroll around the Finnish transfer circus  at this time of the year, in this bleak financial and meteorological climate, you would expect to see a sad merry-go-round sitting stranded in the cold, transfer ponies buried under five feet of snow, emptiness echoing in the absence of laughter, shrieks of [...]

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The Monday Veikkausliiga preview that suffers from force majeure issues

Monday, May 3, 2010

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We owe you a sincere apology for our erratic previewing of the weekend’s Veikkausliiga round. Our dear friend Egan Richardson is writhing in the misery that confronted his dear hometown of Sheffield, and I have spent my time trying to understand the annual Finnish holiday called Vappu (on May 1st and, in its most liquefied [...]

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HJK in 2010: title theirs for the taking but tactical innovation needed to live the European dream

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Markus Kitunen takes a look at HJK’s prospects for 2010. By all accounts HJK are by far the biggest favourite to win the Veikkausliiga title in 2010. Honka and Inter obviously fancy their chances but while the former have weakened and the latter are still regrouping after a disappointing season, HJK have come out stronger [...]

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Veikkausliiga Power Rankings Week 1

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Janne Oivio continues his skewed coverage of Veikkausliiga following the preview package published last week. It’s ridiculously early to do a power ranking, but I don’t care. Having just completed NFN’s Massive Veikkausliiga Preview I was so delighted with myself that I decided to begin a running feature which will run hopefully every other week. [...]

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Inter – IFK Mariehamn live on Facebook tonight

Monday, April 19, 2010

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I am kicking off my Veikkausliiga season in Turku tonight, and will continue our cherished tradition of live blogs. I’m blogging live on our Facebook profile this time, as the NFN website is somewhat lacking in capacity when it comes to handling a lot of traffic. The game kicks off at 20:30 PM Finnish time. [...]

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Finnish winter football: Yes we can!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

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Change is inevitable, even in Finland. As footballing Finland is gearing up for yet another spring of “why is football played when there’s still snow outside” debates, Pallokenttä in Helsinki is an excellent venue to have a taste of the not-so-good life tomorrow, when the Finnish Cup will hit top gear. Tweet

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Ristilä’s Irish legacy

Thursday, March 4, 2010

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The Boyne Valley In County Louth is a place often affiliated with the legends of Irish myths, some legends are born and others are made. Over a thousand miles away in Valkeakoski, Finland on August 15th 1974 ,a new icon for the valley was born.Tweet

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Veikkausliiga Transfer Round-up: Experience is the next big thing in Veikkausliiga as Johansson returns to TPS and Kuivasto signs for FC Haka

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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The NFN transfer news column returns afresh with a new title and ever improved content. Well that’s at least what evil marketing men and women want you to believe with these kinds of blatant attempts at re-branding. In truth, the Round-up will be exactly as inefficient, lazy and crass as the Weekly was in providing [...]

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TamU trust to attend football supporters’ reception at the European Parliament

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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TAMPERE United fans will be represented next week at a reception at the European parliament. The reception, organised by supporter’s advocacy group Supporter’s Direct, is intended to “celebrate football, and in particular the important role of supporters in ownership and governance of clubs.”Tweet

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Finnish TV revenue sharing echoes Sepp Blatter’s 6+5 rule

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Veikkausliiga has offered a little more information about how it will share revenue from the new TV deal. the sums involved are pretty small, but the distribution formula has been clearly tweaked in the light of recent debates in Finnish football. Clubs will be allocated points based on various criteria, and the more points you [...]

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