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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old August 24th, 2010, 17:53 Thread Starter
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Finland road to Euro 2012 - Is it even possible?

So time to open a topic to our loved Huuhkajat and its extremely difficult Euro qualifying campaign. So our group:

Netherlands
Sweden
Finland
Hungary
Moldova
San Marino

The group could have been lot worse, but I honestly think this group is also going to be very tough. No need to write anything about Netherlands, but our arch enemy Sweden, I just cant think we can beat them. Its also going to be difficult with Hungary, they have been improving past couple of years. Moldova? All i know from Moldovian football is that Sheriff Tiraspol is a good team. San Marino? We should trash them, but in away its not going to be easy.

I simply cant see us going through, hopefully we stay in Pot 3 and Baxter gets some young players break in to the team.
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I'm sorry to say this, but I think both Holland and Sweden will finish 1st and 2nd. And either you or Hungary will finish 3rd. BUT anything can happen, so who knows, you might make it.

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I'm sorry to say this, but I think both Holland and Sweden will finish 1st and 2nd. And either you or Hungary will finish 3rd. BUT anything can happen, so who knows, you might make it.
Thats just what Im thinking too. We´ll have serious battle against the Magyars on 3rd position.
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I think its going to be a three way race for 2nd place. Sweden is good but not as good as they used to be... they have a solid defense, and are physically all pretty big players. And they also have a very talented front line with Ibra, Berg, & Toivonen... but having said that, they do have their weaknesses, and they aren't as good as they used to be. Denmark beat them twice last qualifiers, and HUN really made them fight for their 2 wins, the 2nd win they had to get extremely lucky to pull out the win. I do see them as favourites for 2nd place, but the gap is not that large.

HUN is my team, so I obviously think they have a chance at grabbing 2nd place. We got a new, Hungarian coach, a new federation with a whole new approach and attitude toward HUN football, and some new players from our sucessful U21 team (we came third in the U20 WC, the best out of all the European teams). I think everyone is positive and the players believe they can qualify... our team has solid players like Gera from Fulham who helped them reach the Europa League finals last year, Dzsudzsak who is a star at PSV, Rudolf who scored some really nice goals in the CL and earned himself a signing for Genoa, Juhasz who is a really solid defender, and even Koman who is a bright young prospect who plays for Sampdoria. If we incorporate all of our youth players once the U21 EC qualifying games are over (Nemeth - Olympiakos, Gulacsi - Liverpool, Vass - Brescia) then our team will be extremely solid.

Tell me about Finlands team :P

Én soha nem felejtem,
Magyarnak születtem!

Itt élek Európa szívében, vízilabdában mi vagyunk a császárok és igenis nálunk élnek a világ legszebb női. Magyarország, én így szeretlek!

Tehetségben nincs hiány, hiszem hogy jó lesz még a magyar foci!

RIA,RIA, HungáRIA!!!
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Tell me about Finlands team :P
Well, we have this younger generation break in going on as the older star players are retiring from NT (Jääskeläinen, Hyypiä, Litmanen). We have also pretty good new generation coming up, but Its not their time yet.
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Sparv-Eremenko couple in midfield could be very good in future, we just have to give them time.
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I simply cant see us going through, hopefully we stay in Pot 3 and Baxter gets some young players break in to the team.
wooow are cousins are pessimists to!
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wooow are cousins are pessimists to!
No fckin kiddin...

Its realism to think we cant make it.

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Findorra did it!

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Yeas they did =P it was a wonderful viktory!
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old October 15th, 2010, 15:23 Thread Starter
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Baxter continues http://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/urhe...ntajana/193894

I let him stay as long as he calls Roope Riski up for the San Marino match.

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Mika-Matti "Mixu" Paatelainen is the new manager of Finland http://www.ts.fi/online/urheilu/209118.html

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Paatelainen's got an hard work on Finland NT's bench... I like their midfield, but i'm worried about the FW. Any good talent is on the way to explode?
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Paatelainen's got an hard work on Finland NT's bench... I like their midfield, but i'm worried about the FW. Any good talent is on the way to explode?
Not much, Roope Riski and maybe Lauri Dalla Valle (he has Italian father and he still thinks which country he will represent).

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