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05-12-2011, 05:49 PM
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Eidyia
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Originally Posted by Socialist View Post
I agree. The Finnish hockey supporters you see at the WC's, they are...well, the word juntti comes to mind. Seems like the main thing for them is to be at the TV with "funny" costumes.

Not trying to troll here. I think there are some very good suppoter groups at the SM-liiga.

And actually, we've been pretty decent at the footy for some years. But now it's going downhill big time...
Heh, I think the word juntti would translate something like redneck or hillbilly.

I think that the support is better with the club teams in Finnish hockey also. These tournaments only attracts drunken tourists who really doesn't care about the sport.

I think Jokerit and HIFK from Helsinki and Kärpät from Oulu at least got almost football like supporter groups but I'm amazed that when it comes to national teams football is so much ahead in terms of support.

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I'd love to see a similar support group for hockey as we have in football. It's always a pleasure to watch national football games thanks to them.
Yes. And to think how bad our football team has been doing lately (well always) they're still growing numbers. SMJK rules.


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