Egan Richardson is a football journalist living in Tampere. He writes for Helsinki Times, ESPNSoccernet and When Saturday Comes, among others. Currently doing an MA in International Relations with Russian Studies at Tampere University, he watches far too much Finnish football and this blog is one way of coping with it.

Juha Salminen is currently working part time for Turun Sanomat and completing his International Baccalaureate. He has lived in Turku all his life, so it is quite natural that he is an enthusiastic supporter of TPS Turku.

He’ll be writing about what’s happening in Turku and whatever football related he feels like writing about – Football in Finland, that is.

If you would like to contribute to the blog, please send an email to footballinfinland [at] gmail [dot] com detailing what you’d like to write about, and whether you’d like to make a one off contribution or become a regular writer.

Comments that try to advertise anything (including the services of a footballer) will be deleted. If you want to contact me, you can do so via email. I am not an agent and will not assist any player trying to move, but if there is an angle to your story I might decide to write about it.

14 Responses

  1. How doing,hope all is well with u.Please i will like to register three of my playes in ur school of foot ball,but i did know how u will fill about that..please i here from u first.then i can know my step to make.

  2. hi guys, just posting again in case the other one was missed,

    please contact me,



  3. Hi guys this is a great site! I currently live in England with my Finnish girlfriend but we are moving to Tampere next July. Are there many clubs in this area as I really want to keep playing football when I come there then progress into coaching, I currently play & hold a FA level 2 coaching badge.
    Looking forward to your reply

  4. I have been involved in a small local scheme football business in my country and I’m actually interested in a full scale genuine football business on the international scene, owing to the fact that abundant talent can be found in my country Nigeria.
    My best regards,


  5. hello mates!

    add mittnamnarkarl@hotmail.com if you want

    I like to be notified with the finnishfootball ;D

  6. Hi, is it possible to exchange a link exchange?

  7. Hi, my name is Jim Räisänen and I’ve have just recently stumbled across your web site. Juha Salminen, your profile on the web site states that you are an enthusiastic supporter of TPS Turku. I hope this means you know most if not all the players. I understand that Simo Valakari is now playing soccer for the TPS 1922 team in the city of Turku, so I would assume Simo lives in Turku. I met Simo when he played soccer in the States for the FC Dallas an MLS team. I’m looking to get a phone number, email address or a mailing address so I can get in contact with him. Can you help? Thanks

  8. Hello, I’m José Vicente from Spain.

    ¿Can you say me when and where will be play the Finland League Cup Final (Liiga Cup) in this season 2009?

    Liigacup 2009
    13ª Oficial Edition

    – Exact Date of the Final (Day and Month) in 2009

    – Venue of the Final: I supose that it will be Helsinki ¿Is correct?

    – Name of the Stadium of the Final: I supose that it will be Finnair Stadium ¿Is correct?

    Thank you very much for your answer.

    The best regards from Spain.

    José Vicente.

  9. Greetings all!

    From UK and recently visited the Lahti Cup.

    I am looking for any photos from this tournament and also looking for an email of anyone who has video footage of the games? Willing to pay for copies of DVD

    dobbler8@hotmail.com, if you have any information please get in touch


    Nick Dickinson

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  11. i will like to join your football school and promise to make the school proud by taking them to a greater height

  12. I have been following your football in Finland and it is being very interesting. Really, I see it attaining the height of the various Clubs in European Countries like Spain, England and Italy. Sincerely, I have become deeply interested and would like to join your Football School.
    It may interest you to know that I am doing great here as a footballer, I just need a club where I can actualise my dream.

  13. I am much interested in your football school to enable me vitualize my dreams and to as well make grow the school as a whole.

    Thank you.

  14. Good day Sir,

    Oluwole Opeyemi Ismail a footballer from Nigeria which ambition is to ply his trade out there in Europe. I’m looking for an agent to be my manager. That is the reason why I’m sending this Email to you sir in order to assist me Sir.


    Name Oluwole Opeyemi Ismail

    Club Vasco Dagama Fc Agege, Lagos ( Youth Club)

    Age 8th October 1991 (18 yrs)

    Height 5ft 7inches

    Position Striker

    Town Agege

    State Lagos

    Country Nigeria

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    Ikeja Divisional football Association league. 1999 – 2001 Champion.

    Lagos state football Association super league. 2002 – 2003 Champion

    Ikeja Division football Association Manufactures Cup 2004 & 2006 Champion

    Sir, I will be glad if my request can be granted and I’m expecting a good reply via my Email address. Any document that wills proclaim visa for me here in Nigeria kindly assist me with it so I can come out there in Europe for trails. Thanks

    Yours in Sport

    Oluwole Opeyemi Ismail

    Mr. Taiwo Mr. Adewale Adeniyi

    + 2348059438164 +2347036509014

    Club Secretary Stadium Manager

    (Vasco Dagama Fc)



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