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Galactic Order Has Been Restored – NFN’s Veikkausliiga Preview – Rankings

Saturday, May 7, 2011

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Did you miss NFN’s three-part Veikkausliiga preview? Don’t worry, you can find it here, just click on the linka. Part I -Part II - Part III. Nordic Football News has once again brought you the most definitive Veikkausliiga preview concievable. Now for the final part, our standings prediction. After much debate and wrangling, NFN Editor Egan Richardson [...]

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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 round 8 preview

Friday, June 4, 2010

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The Finnish league has made it all the way to the 8th round, which makes us here at the NFN Ivory Tower quite ready and willing to single out some teams for harsh criticism. We could also carve out the positives out of some teams’ performances, but who wants to read good news anyway?Tweet

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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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NFN’s Massive Veikkausliiga Preview Package Part One: The Relegation Candidates

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Since there is no hope for compromise amongst NFN Finnish’s “experts” and Veikkaaja decided not to listen to my infinite wisdom, I’ve decided to use this space to tell everyone how the upcoming Veikkausliiga season will play out. So listen up.Tweet

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Random predictions for Veikkausliiga 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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In the run-up to my Massive Season Preview 2010 (to be published very, very soon), I thought I’d start off with the conventional random predictions and pre-emptive awards for the upcoming season. 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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HJK find form at the most crucial stage

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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The title race took a dramatic twist on Sunday as FF Jaro ended TPS’s run of fifteen games without defeat with a 1-0 victory in Pietarsaari, while HJK and FC Honka recorded 2-0 home victories against VPS and Haka respectively. With four rounds to go, HJK may just have gained enough distance on their biggest [...]

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The segmented Veikkausliiga preview

Sunday, September 20, 2009

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The segmented Veikkausliiga preview

With Autumn drawing in, Veikkausliiga is sorting itself into distinct sections going into the closing stages of the season. The top two are matching each other blow for blow in the fight for the championship, the next group of five are dropping points and beating each other as nobody really cements their hold on third [...]

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Brown returns, Tepsi expects: the ‘maybe Finnish football isn’t totally rubbish’ preview

Friday, August 21, 2009

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Friday The weekend kicks off tonight, with Alexei Eremenko senior’s first game in charge of FF Jaro. The former JBK coach takes the reigns from Mika Laurikainen, who seemed bewildered that he got the sack after the team’s form collapsed following the announcement of his departure at season’s end. Jaro felt they might as well [...]

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The ‘strictly one manager per club’ Veikkausliiga preview

Sunday, August 2, 2009

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VPS v Lahti, Sunday 6:30pm Lahti are fresh from their exploits in Brugge, where they lost in a hopeful, promising, away-goals-scoring kind of a way. The other Finnish teams in Europe have been uniformly rubbish, so Finnish perceptions of the level of domestic football largely hang on the ability of Jari Litmanen and co to [...]

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Veikkausliiga Round 16: Dead men walking fight to stalemate in Töölö

Monday, July 27, 2009

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The build up to today’s ‘classico’ was dominated by HJK’s elimination from Europe after a 3-1 defeat at home to Vetra, from Lithuania. Before Thursday night, no Lithuanian team had ever won a knockout tie in Europe after playing and losing the first leg at home. HJK fans were already planning their trips to London [...]

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Sunday’s Veikkausliiga preview

Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Unlike we predicted, Inter took a 1-0 away win at Jaro thanks to a late goal from Joni Kauko. Accidents happen when you combine Egan, a laptop and an internet connection, but we are stupid enough to keep on previewing even if we are not necessarily on the winning side any more. All games start [...]

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HJK keep noses in front in Veikkausliiga race

Monday, July 20, 2009

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HJK keep noses in front in Veikkausliiga race

Pasi Rautiainen is one of the funniest men in Veikkausliiga, and after 7,319 people filled Kupittaa Stadium today for Tepsi’s crucial clash with HJK he was in the mood to entertain. TPS had clawed back a point through Mika Ääritalo in the 86th minute after Chris Cleaver had earlier put through his own goal to [...]

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Road to Töölö: Suomen Cup sixth round preview

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Road to Töölö: Suomen Cup sixth round preview

The preview of the sxth round should take many forms, the first one being a homage to Pasi Rautiainen. This Monday’s match between Honka and TPS in Tapiola turned into something of a media event, with most of the Finnish under-21 squad presented with roses for their achievement in failing to win a single game [...]

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Haka and HJK pull clear, Tamperelaiset get rained on

Sunday, July 5, 2009

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Watching Tampere United struggle to a single goal victory over JJK at Ratina yesterday, it occurred to me just how astonishing it is that anyone watches Finnish football. The first half was enjoyably predictable, as TamU attacked and JJk attempted to string a few passes together. JJK’s South Korean striker Nam was brought off injured, [...]

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