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Meistriliiga 2008

TV deal brightens Estonian gloom

What will be the teams for this upcoming season ?
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old March 1st, 2008, 09:11
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Well, as today is the SuperCup game between Levadia and Trans, it would be about time to present this year's teams.

JK NÕMME KALJU



Finished 6th in Esiliiga last year but was the second best independent club after Sillamäe Kalev, thus got to play play-offs against Kuressaare and managed to get promoted.

Probably the most flamboyant team this season, the board would be happy with a mid-table finish, but the Brazilian coach Fredo Getulio Aurelio is targeting the title.

Compared to last season, they have 16(!) new players in the squad, including NT capped Liivo Leetma, Ingemar Teever, Aleksander Saharov, a few Brazilians and the promising Salvador Vasquez from IFK Göteborg's youth system.

JK SILLAMÄE KALEV


Another newcomer (although a founding member of the Meistriliiga).
Expecting to achieve the fourth position, minimum expectation is to stay in the top division.

JK PÄRNU VAPRUS



After some decent seasons, they are now facing real troubles and will try to hold their spot in the Meistriliiga.

JK VILJANDI TULEVIK



Tulevik has always been pretty much only a farm club and not much has changed this year. Again, many new players in their squad, don't know what to expect. I don't believe they can improve compared to last year's finish (7th).

JK TALLINNA KALEV



Surprised the nation last season, achieving the 6th place. Will be trying to do the same.

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JK TARTU MAAG TAMMEKA



Don't know much about them. They'll probably want to finally break into the top 4 and qualify for European Cups + Baltic League.

JK NARVA TRANS



We'll see their quality today evening. Signed two Latvians of some kind.
As last season, they still have a rather short bench, which may cause some problems toward the end of the season and maybe make room for other clubs in the top 4.

TALLINNA FC TVMK



There are rumors that the players haven't gotten any paychecks for the last couple of months as TVMK (the company) is having some finanial trouble.

Are not expecting too much from this season.
TALLINNA FC FLORA



Wants to finally break Levadia's hegemony and reclaim the title.
Another goal is to increase the low attendance numbers.

TALLINNA FC LEVADIA



Viktor Levada resigned from the position of the club's president but is still sponsoring the club and is a member of the board.
They want to defend the title of course and also want to end the year with a financial surplus (for the 1st time ever.

Looks like a rather promising season, at least on paper

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Season budgets (in EEK):

Tallinna FC Levadia – 19 mln, Tallinna FC Flora – 30 mln, Tallinna FC TVMK – 7,5 mln, Narva JK Trans – 4,5 mln, JK Maag Tammeka – 4 mln, JK Tallinna Kalev – 3 mln, Viljandi JK Tulevik – 1,5 mln, Pärnu JK Vaprus – 2 mln, JK Sillamäe Kalev – 3,5 mln, Nõmme JK Kalju – 4 mln.

Oh, and btw, Meistriliiga now has its very own logo:


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TV deal brightens Estonian gloom

What will be the teams for this upcoming season ?
I've said it for a while that the only way to bring local league football to the people and boost attendance figures is by regular TV broadcasts. People will go to the stadiums to watch players and clubs only if they already know them and have interest in them and TV will help in that.

Anyway, it should be a two horse race to the title between Levadia and and Flora this season. Levadia seems to be much weaker on paper compared to last season as many key members of the squad went overseas. While TVMK seems to be losing most of its financial backing and slowly moving towards extinction.

Good news is that my local club Nõmme Kalju is bringing some originality and flavour into the league by their skillful marketing and search of new opportunities.

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
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SuperCup 2008

FC LEVADIA - JK TRANS

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85. S. Puri - 11. Mihailovskis, 43., 74., 78. Ivanov

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Appears quite meaningless by the looks of the result.

Thanks btw for the seasonal update! I hope Nomme Kalju brings in some colour while Flora can add a little competition this year and Levadia regain strength for its European run.
Gotta get to know the new Kalju squad first if there have been that many changes. Is Olumets still playing?
Who is the person behind that club if there's any?
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Appears quite meaningless by the looks of the result.
Maybe not that meaningless after all: Rüütli's contract was terminated on mutual agreement so he can concentrate on the NT and because "the SuperCup final showed that FC Levadia needs some changes".


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Maybe not that meaningless after all: Rüütli's contract was terminated on mutual agreement so he can concentrate on the NT and because "the SuperCup final showed that FC Levadia needs some changes".

Must be a joke to save Levadia's face. At least I can't think about anybody to perform a change for the better.
Not a bad news for the NT however.
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Appears quite meaningless by the looks of the result.

Thanks btw for the seasonal update! I hope Nomme Kalju brings in some colour while Flora can add a little competition this year and Levadia regain strength for its European run.
Gotta get to know the new Kalju squad first if there have been that many changes. Is Olumets still playing?
Who is the person behind that club if there's any?
The key person behind Kalju is Kuno Tehva who owns some nightclubs and lounges and is a bit of marketing genius apparently.

Their squad is still being completed I think, but they already have a good frontline having landed Estonian internationals Ingemar Teever (who returned to homeland after floppingin Sweden) and Aleksandr Saharov. They also have 3 Brazilians in their squad and a Brazilian manager too (who is also the manager of Estonia's beach football team). They've done a lot of advertising and being active in the media, that's why people are exited about them. of course they will struggle in their first season.

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
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1st Round

08. märts 17:00 Tallinna FC Flora vs Nõmme JK Kalju 1:1 (0:0)
08. märts 14:00 JK Tallinna Kalev vs Narva JK Trans 1:2 (1:0)
08. märts 14:00 JK Sillamäe Kalev vs Tartu JK Maag Tammeka 1:1 (1:0)
08. märts 14:00 Viljandi JK Tulevik vs Tallinna FC Levadia 0:1 (0:0)
08. märts 14:00 Tallinna FC TVMK vs Pärnu JK Vaprus 2:1 (1:0)

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Flora still sucks just like the last season

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
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Does Kalju still plays in pink shirt? They wore black-ish against flora but I thought it was away form. I have tryed to find one at shops, but these seller chicks and boys always look at me funny (like I am a Granny buying any footyshirt for her Grandson) and direct me at pink Nike female shirt section...
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yeah they still should have these gay pink shirts as official home shirt

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
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15. märts 17:00 Narva JK Trans vs Tallinna FC Flora 1:2 (1:1)
15. märts 14:00 Nõmme JK Kalju vs JK Sillamäe Kalev 3:0 (3:0)
15. märts 14:00 Viljandi JK Tulevik vs JK Tallinna Kalev 3:2 (2:2)
15. märts 14:00 Tartu JK Maag Tammeka vs Tallinna FC TVMK 1:2 (0:1)
15. märts 14:00 Tallinna FC Levadia vs Pärnu JK Vaprus 7:0 (2:0)

Narva's players got quite a shock after the game as their bus crashed with a car. Luckily, no one was injured.

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yeah they still should have these gay pink shirts as official home shirt
Mkmm. They have black shirts with pink font for home jersey and white jersey with black font as an away kit.

http://jkkalju.ee/?mid=9&module=gallery&gid=2

To get Kalju stuff, kat, you should visit Lounge Stereo. But I doubt you can have the pink shirt since it seems the fanshirts are ... yellow-green. Still you can purchase a very nice scarf.
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Kas Lilleküla spordipoes ei võiks olla? Kolmapäev peaks saama stadkale mindud, tuleks läbi astuda. Ja selles stereos lähen lihtsalt leti äärde ja küsin roosat särki? Eks ma proovi.
Reedel käisin kristiine sportlandis ja nad pole kuulnud ega näinud. Lähen siis koju ja kõrvaltrepikoja ees jooksis üks poiss mind peaaegu pikali. Siis näen, et poisil täismänguvarustus selgas, must ja roheline, ma hakkasin vaatama, et Flora või Levadia, ja dressil hoopis kirjas, et Nõmme Kalju. Ma peaaegu olin ütlemas, et noormees, esiteks, vaadake kuhu te jooksete ja teiseks, mul on kahte roosat särki vaja, viska hiljem nr 22 postkasti.
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PS, ja kui ma käin kellegile närvidele oma roosa särgi otsingul, siis,ma olen kandnud neid XL kartulikotilaadseid särke viimased 15 aasta, särgisaba põlvini, Itaalia särgi sain kuskilt Puma eripoest lastenumbri; roosa särk, kui selline tekitab minus, kui tsikis, lihtsalt vaimustust
Palermo särk on olemas, aga mehe oma ja ta ei luba mul seda kanda. Fänn on fänn.
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22. märts 17:00 JK Tallinna Kalev vs Tallinna FC Levadia 0:2 (0:2)
22. märts 14:00 JK Sillamäe Kalev vs Narva JK Trans 1:3 (1:0)
22. märts 14:00 Pärnu JK Vaprus vs Tartu JK Maag Tammeka 2:4 (2:3)
22. märts 14:00 Tallinna FC TVMK vs Nõmme JK Kalju 0:1 (0:1)
22. märts 14:00 Tallinna FC Flora vs Viljandi JK Tulevik 3:1 (2:1)

1. Levadia 9
2. Flora 7
3. Kalju 7
4. Trans 6
5. TVMK 6
6. Maag Tammeka 4
7. Tulevik 3
8. S. Kalev 1
9. T. Kalev 0
10. Vaprus 0

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Kas Lilleküla spordipoes ei võiks olla? Kolmapäev peaks saama stadkale mindud, tuleks läbi astuda. Ja selles stereos lähen lihtsalt leti äärde ja küsin roosat särki? Eks ma proovi.
Reedel käisin kristiine sportlandis ja nad pole kuulnud ega näinud. Lähen siis koju ja kõrvaltrepikoja ees jooksis üks poiss mind peaaegu pikali. Siis näen, et poisil täismänguvarustus selgas, must ja roheline, ma hakkasin vaatama, et Flora või Levadia, ja dressil hoopis kirjas, et Nõmme Kalju. Ma peaaegu olin ütlemas, et noormees, esiteks, vaadake kuhu te jooksete ja teiseks, mul on kahte roosat särki vaja, viska hiljem nr 22 postkasti.
Sa võid ju ka isiklikuks minna ja võtta ühendust Kuno-ga soccerneti foorumis Muuseas seal Kalju teema 4000 post pidi ka särgi saama.

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