Helsinki Roosters defensive back Niko Kuikka talks about taking on a coaching role with the team for the 2020 season! Full episode - AFF Season 5, Episode 5
Helsinki Roosters new addition to the wide receivers group, Johannes Jauhiainen, explains why he made the move to Helsinki & how he expects to contribute to the 2020 season! Full episode in - AFF Season 5, Ep. 5
Can the Helsinki Roosters win their 9th consecutive Maple Bowl Title?!? American Football in Finland gives their view on the Kings of the league on this week's show. Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give some unique opinions on the Roosters new-look team, as they plan to compete with an All-Finnish roster. Head Coach Juha Hakala, Co-Defensive Coordinator Kalle Karpinen, wide receiver Johannes Jauhiainen, and Defensive Back/DB Coach Niko Kuikka, give great interviews this week.
6:30 - CAN THE ROOSTERS WIN #9
8:21 - Kalle Karppinen Interview
21:23 - BIGGEST CHANGES
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q discuss what aspects of the Helsinki Roosters 2020 team have changed the most from last year's team.
28:12 - Johannes Jauhiainen Interview
33:40 - OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q state the obstacles that could keep the Roosters from winning the Maple Bowl again in 2020.
40:44 - Niko Kuikka Interview
49:10 - KEYS TO SUCCESS
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give some insight into how the Roosters can be successful in their 2020 campaign for another title.
55:40 - Juha Hakala Interview
1:01:10 - MVP CANDIDATES
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give a few options on the Roosters team who could be MVP candidates this season.
Who are the 2020 Kuopio Steelers?!? American Football in Finland takes a deep look into the 2019 Maple Bowl runners-up on this week's show. Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give some much needed analysis on the Steelers team, in addition to receiving preseason information from interviews with various Steelers personnel. Fellow podcaster Erik Forsström (Touchdown Steelers) joins the show to give his unique view on his favorite team. Also, Head Coach Pekka Utriainen, quarterback Seth Peters, and defensive lineman Artur Pinheiro give exciting interviews this week
5:07 - STEELERS CAN WIN THE MAPLE LEAGUE
Erik Forsström joins the podcast to discuss his hometown team and why they could capture the Maple League title in 2020. Erik Forsström & Tuukka Heiskanen host the Touchdown Steelers podcast that can be found on soundcloud for all your Kuopio Steelers news and analysis every season.
18:19 - BIGGEST CHANGES
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q discuss what aspects of the Kuopio Steelers 2020 team have changed the most from last year's team.
21:24 - Seth Peters
AFF interviews the Kuopio Steelers quarterback Seth Peters. Peters has spent the past three seasons as the Steelers quarterback, guiding the team to a Division 1 title, and two Maple Bowl appearances.
31:17 - KEYS TO SUCCESS
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give some insight into how the Steelers can be successful in theur quest for a Maple Bowl win in 2020.
37:55 - Artur Pinheiro
AFF interviews Kuopio Steelers defensive lineman, Artur Pinheiro aka Big Shark. Pinheiro is in his second season with the Steelers, after contrubuting to the team's Maple Bowl appearance last season.
46:22 - OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q state the obstacles that could pstan in the way of them winning a championship in 2020.
53:55 - Pekka Utriainen
AFF interviews Kuopio Steelers Head Coach, Pekka Utriainen. Coach Pekka has been an important contributor the the Steelers recent success, as they have been promoted from Division 1 and participated in the past two Maple Bowls in as many season in the league.
1:02:55 - MVP CANDIDATES
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give a few options on the Steelers team who could be MVP candidates this season.
Football is BACK!! The 2020 Maple League season will start July 30th & American Football in Finland is BEYOND excited about it!! Perfect Pervis and Coach Q return after a brief coronavirus hiatus to disect the many possibilities of the upcoming season. 2019 Maple League MVP Miro Kadmiry joins the podcast to give his insight on a promising 2020 campaign with the Helsinki Roosters.
2:13 - AFF UPDATE
AFF explains what things have happened during the Covid-19 social distancing period, while the podcast was on hiatus.
4:00 - MAPLE LEAGUE SCHEDULE
AFF discusses the 2020 Maple League schedule in depth starting with the shortened format and discussing each week of games planned.
27:40 - EXPECTATIONS
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their expectations for the upcoming season. The American Football in Finland crew talks about the impacts on teams, fans, and the AFF podcast.
35:35 - IMPORTS IMPACT
AFF talks about the impact that imports will have on the abbreviated 2020 season. Coach Q answers a hypothetical question about what he would do if coaching some of these teams in this unique 2020 season.
48:58 - MIRO KADMIRY INTERVIEW
2019 Maple League MVP & Champion Miro Kadmiry joins the podcast to give some insight into his preparation & thoughts heading into the 2020 season. You can see the full video interview on our Instagram page.
55:00 - LAST WORDS
The AFF crew gives their final thoughts on the 2020 season and discusses next week’s topic.
AFF is back after a 2 week hiatus (It’s the offseason, what is there really to discuss?), and ready to talk about more football topics in Finland. This week Perfect Pervis, Coach Q, and Jabari Harris discussed the results of Finland’s CFL Combine held in January.
1:42 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The AFF crew discusses how the CFL 2.0 program impacts the growth of the game in Finland and in Europe as a whole. The group also gives their overall impressions of the Finnish participants.
8:06 - SKILL PLAYERS
Receivers Sebastien Sagne and Micky Kyei were chosen from this regional combine to participate in the CFL draft combine held in Toronto later this year (postponed due to the coronavirus). The AFF crew goes through each of the skill players one by one, evaluating each player’s performance at the event.
Karri Pajarinen, RB
Sebastien Sagne, WR
Micky Kyei, WR
Tuukka Lehtonen, RB
Niklas Kantonen, TE
28:02 - DEFENSE
Viljo Lempinen, DB
Rufail Khalifa, DB
Akseli Olin, LB
42:40 - LINEMAN
The AFF crew goes through each of the linemen who participated in the combine, evaluating each player’s performance at the event.
Jere Lahti, OL
Okko Outinen, DL
Daniel Stadler, DL
Christer Berg, DL
56:38 - FUTURE IDEAS
AFF has high hopes for the future CFL combines to be held in Finland. The crew gives some suggestions of ways the Finnish players can perform better next year. AFF also has ideas for ways to choose the future participants of the CFL combine held in Finland.
The American Football in Finland podcast is back for 2020! Perfect Pervis & Coach Q are re-joined by former co-host Jabari Harris for season 5 of AFF. AFF started the 2020 year with a bang by releasing Finland’s Top 25 list in February, comprised of the best Finnish players from the Maple League’s 2019 season. In this year’s first episode, the AFF group discusses Finland’s Top 25 list in depth through player analysis & opinions.
1:37 - AFF UPDATE
AFF has made some changes in 2020 & explain what some of them are, including the new collaboration with Rekkr Athletics.
2:44 - TOP 25 HONORABLE MENTION
With more than 250 players to choose from, AFF acknowledges a few players who were not on Finland’s Top 25 list. If you have an opinion about the list, feel free to let us know on the AFF Community Forum.
9:09 - PLAYERS 25 THRU 21
- Juhani Koivumäki, Safety – Seinäjoki Crocodiles
- Iiro Pekkarinen, Cornerback – Kuopio Steelers
- Ville Roitto, Safety – Helsinki Roosters
- Niko Kuikka, Safety – Helsinki Roosters
- Tuukka Lehtonen, Runningback – Tampere Saints
14:37 - PLAYERS 20 THRU 11
- Akseli Olin, Cornerback – Helsinki Roosters
- Tino Ndongo, Wide Receiver – Kuopio Steelers
- Aku Kattainen, Safety – Helsinki Wolverines
- Mikko Toiminen, Center – Helsinki Roosters
- Alexander Wasiljeff, Wide Receiver – Helsinki Roosters
- Viljo Lempinen, Cornerback – Helsinki Roosters
- Johannes Jauhiainen, Wide Receiver – Kuopio Steelers
- Tom Suoste, Runningback – Wasa Royals
- Jani Lindqvist, Defensive Line – Kuopio Steelers
- Niko Roiko, Safety – Porvoon Butchers
23:37 - PLAYERS 10 THRU 6
- Akseli Vartiainen, Linebacker – Helsinki Roosters
- Mikko Seppänen, Wide Receiver – Porvoon Butchers
- Jaska Värinen, Linebacker – Seinäjoki Crocodiles
- Okko Outinen, Defensive End – Helsinki Roosters
- Jere Lahti, Offensive Line – Helsinki Roosters
29:47 - PLAYERS 5 THRU 1
- Arttu Tennberg, Center – Porvoon Butchers
- Miro Kadmiry, Quarterback – Helsinki Roosters
- Edward Vesterinen, Defensive End – Helsinki Roosters
- Marcus Siiskonen, Wide Receiver – Helsinki Wolverines
- Karri Pajarinen, Runningback – Helsinki Roosters
49:00 - LAST WORDS
The AFF group gives their final thoughts on the top 25 list and discusses next week’s topic.
The Maple Bowl is over, and the Helsinki Roosters are the Champs!!! Today Perfect Pervis and Coach Q recap the Helsinki Roosters dominance over the Kuopio Steelers in Tampere. The duo also reveals their 2019 Maple League MVP winner, and give a farewell to the podcasts last episode of the year.
2:08 – AFF 2019 Maple League MVP
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q reveal the winner of their MVP tiebreaker between Christian Powell and Miro Kadmiry.
6:23 – Game Balls
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q interview give out game balls to whoever impressed them in the Maple Bowl.
8:43 – Initial Maple Bowl Reactions
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q explain how they feel about the one-sided championship game.
18:42 – Kuopio Steelers Lost the Maple Bowl
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their opinions of why the Steelers lost the big game.
33:41 –Helsinki Roosters Won the Maple Bowl
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their opinions of why the Rooster won the big game.
41:08 – Maple Bowl MVP
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q decide on the MVP of the Maple Bowl.
44:06 – Maple Bowl Final Thoughts
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their last statements on the Maple Bowl result.
55:33 – AFF Farewell
Perfect Pervis and Coach Q recap the show’s 4th season & look forward to American Football in Finaland’s future.
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