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Kalle Koskinen: The Iceman

Kalle Koskinen Challenges The World Of Football In This Tale
Started on 23 April 2019 by Justice / First Post
Latest Reply on 7 December 2019 by Griffo / Last Post
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Let It Go, let it go she doesn't love you anyway! ;)
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Kippis


Kalle Koskinen Met His Players For The First Time

23/12/2018

I walked into the dining room to be met by a roaring applause. The entire squad of Peimari United was present in the home of chairman Antti Eklund for the first annual Christmas party. It was an opportunity for me to introduce myself to the players and to lay down a marker for the upcoming year of football.

The party itself was an idea of mine which I brought to Eklund during my first day as Peimari United manager. Eklund suggested we use his countryside lodge to host the event, in an effort to bring a true sense of unity and direction to the football club ahead of my maiden season as manager.

The players were warm and welcoming as I entered the room. They were all at their feet and showed their appreciation. It was a friendly welcome for a man who had no previous management experience. But they looked up to me, for my time as a football player. They were proud to be playing for a former Finnish international.

I walked around the long-spanning dining table and shook the hand of each player, taking the time to introduce myself properly to each and to learn each of their names. The full loop around the table took a number of minutes before I made my way to the head of the table, the opposite end of where the chairman Antti Eklund was positioned. It was time for me to speak.

"Guys, thank you all for coming here today and I am incredibly appreciative of the welcome you gave me. I feel inspired to be manager of this football club and to be a part of the family which we now all belong to. It is an incredible honour to be before you all here today and I hope that we can come together to eat, to talk, to laugh and to praise every single year.

Football is more than just a job or a hobby. It is a way of life. It affects how we go about our day-to-day lives. It changes how we eat, how we sleep, how we keep fit, how we socialise and how we be human. Together we can work to develop our own philosophies of how we do things together and how we live our lives, but that will take time for us to set out how we do things. We need to learn more about each other and create a way of doing things which gets the best out of all of us in football and in the rest of our lives.

The only thing I can ask of you right now is to work hard for me. If you work hard for me, I will work hard for you. That is a promise that I will hold most dearly during my time here at the club, and even after that. If we all work hard to make each other's lives easier, our own lives become easier too. So I ask you now to raise a glass as we make a toast. From now on, we will start our adventure together on the right foot and try to be the very best we can be as footballers, as brothers, as fathers, as husbands, as partners, as friends, and as people. Kippis (Cheers)!"

The drinks began to flow and food was served in abundance by a catering crew hired for the occasion. The players, the chairman and myself mingled well together as we discussed our own lives and interests, and our dreams for the future. It was a bonding session which marked the start of an era which I had hoped would be a special one.

The vast majority of the playing squad were Finnish, particularly from the local south-west region of Finland. However, there were a few Portuguese players who had found their way to the club and had become an integral part of the squad. National allegiances did not divide as everybody enjoyed the company as friends and, in some cases, as family.

I had informed the players that a backroom staff team had been pieced together and would begin their work with the club once contracts had been signed. Taulant Kolaj was brought in to become my assistant manager. The Finnish-Albanian thirty year old never enjoyed a professional playing career but was an experienced football analyst with a UEFA A license. Manu Kangaspunta and Ville Lehtinen were to join to become a fitness coach and goalkeeping coach respectively, while Eetu Mäenpää was to become our new head of youth development. The most important addition was that of Timo Hakala, the club's new head physio. It was Hakala's job to keep the players fit and as injury-free as possible.

The party went long into the night before the squad began to depart for their own homes, one-by-one. Friendships had been built in a largely successful night. The future looked bright for the football club. I was excited about the prospect of leading such talented players into battle in the coming season. It was the beginning of a special era for the football club.


Comment Section

Scoot, the shadowy figure will become an important part of this story in time ;)
TheLFCFan, ..... sure


Previous Update: #10 - A New Beginning
Next Update: #12 - Finnish Domestic Competition Overview
The party don't start till Kalle walks in... ;)
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Good way to build some team chemistry which will be vital throughout the season!
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Good story thus far, very interested to see where this leads.
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Champagne in ice for the Christmas party? What sort of finances are you on?!
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Finnish Domestic Competition Overview


An Overview Of The Format And Rules Of The Finnish Domestic Competitions

Veikkausliiga

Dates
April/May - October

Number of Teams
12

Number of Matches
33 (Each team plays each other three times)

Match Squad Rules
The match squad must have no more than 3 non-EU players.
The match squad must have at least nine players trained by a Finnish club.
There must be at least four players trained by a Finnish club in the starting XI.
Seven subs to be named, maximum of three to be used.

Disciplinary Rules
One match ban for every three yellow cards.
Two match ban for each of first two red cards.
Three match ban for each additional red card.

Transfer Windows
November - August (Free Transfers & Loan Transfers Only)
January - April (Regular Transfer Window)
July - August (Regular Transfer Window)
April - September (Affiliate Loan Transfers Only)

Continental Qualification
1st: UEFA Champions League Champions First Qualifying Phase
2nd: UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round
3rd: UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round
4th: UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round (Dependent on Suomen Cup winner)

Relegation
11th: To compete in Relegation Play-Off Against 2nd place of Ykkönen.
12th: Relegated to Ykkönen.

Ykkönen

Dates
April/May - October

Number of Teams
10

Number of Matches
27 (Each team plays each other three times)

Match Squad Rules
The match squad must have no more than 3 non-EU players.
The match squad must have at least nine players trained by a Finnish club.
There must be at least four players trained by a Finnish club in the starting XI.
Seven subs to be named, maximum of three to be used.

Disciplinary Rules
One match ban for every three yellow cards.
Two match ban for each of first two red cards.
Three match ban for each additional red card.

Transfer Windows
November - August (Free Transfers & Loan Transfers Only)
January - April (Regular Transfer Window)
July - August (Regular Transfer Window)
April - September (Affiliate Loan Transfers Only)

Promotion
1st: Promoted to Veikkausliiga.
2nd: To compete in Promotion Play-Off against 11th place of Veikkausliiga.

Relegation
9th: Relegated to Kakkonen.
10th: Relegated to Kakkonen.

Kakkonen

Dates
April/May - October

Number of Teams
36 (Three groups of 12)

Qualification From Group Stage
Top team from each group qualifies for promotion play-off championship.
Best second place team qualifies for promotion play-off championship.

Promotion Play-Off Championship
The winner of each promotion play-off (two play-off ties) earns promotion to Ykkönen.
The winner of each promotion play-off qualifies for the Kakkonen final.

Kakkonen Final
The winner of the Kakkonen final wins the league title.

Number of Matches (Group Stage)
Group Stage:22 (Each team plays each other two times)
Promotion Play-Off: Two-game ties, extra time & penalty shootout if required.
Kakkonen Final: One-game tie, extra time & penalty shootout if required.

Match Squad Rules
The match squad must have no more than 3 non-EU players.
The match squad must have at least nine players trained by a Finnish club.
There must be at least four players trained by a Finnish club in the starting XI.
Seven subs to be named, maximum of three to be used.

Disciplinary Rules
One match ban for every three yellow cards.
Two match ban for each of first two red cards.
Three match ban for each additional red card.

Transfer Windows
November - August (Free Transfers & Loan Transfers Only)
January - April (Regular Transfer Window)
July - August (Regular Transfer Window)
April - September (Affiliate Loan Transfers Only)

Promotion
Winner of each promotion play-off is promoted to Ykkönen.

Relegation (Each Group)
10th: Relegated to Kolmonen.
11th: Relegated to Kolmonen.
12th: Relegated to Kolmonen.

Suomen Cup

Dates
Qualifying Rounds: January - March
Knockout Rounds: April - May

Teams
Veikkausliiga clubs enter competition in Veikkausliiga qualifying round.
Ykkönen clubs enter competition in Ykkönen qualifying round.
Finalists of Kakkonen Cup enter in knockout rounds.
Two regional cup winners enter in knockout rounds.

Veikkausliiga Qualifying Round
Two groups of six teams.
Top four of each group qualify for knockout rounds.

Ykkönen Qualifying Round
Two groups of five teams.
Top two of each group qualify for knockout rounds.

Knockout Round
All sixteen qualifying teams (qualifying rounds & cup winners/finalists) enter knockout round.

Number of Matches
Qualifying Rounds: Each team plays each other once.
Knockout Rounds: One-game ties, with extra time & penalties if required.

Disciplinary Rules
One match ban for every three yellow cards.
Two match ban for each of first two red cards.
Three match ban for each additional red card.

Continental Qualification
UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round

Kakkonen Cup

Dates
Group Stage: January - February
Knockout Stage: February - May

Teams
45 teams (36 from Kakkonen & 9 from lower divisions)

Group Stage
15 Groups of 3 teams.

Qualification From Group Stage
Top team from each group qualifies for the knockout stage.
Best second placed team qualifies for the knockout stage.

Number of Matches
Group Stage: Each team plays each other once.
Knockout Stage: One-game ties, with extra time & penalties if required.

Disciplinary Rules
One match ban for every three yellow cards.
Two match ban for each of first two red cards.
Three match ban for each additional red card.

Suomen Cup Qualification
Two finalists qualify for the knockout stage of the Suomen Cup.



Comment Section

Scoot, tik tok on the clock!
Tom, a team fighting for each other is more powerful than a individuals fighting for themselves!
SonOfAnarchy, thank you
Jack, only the finest for the Fins.



Previous Update: #11 - Kippis
Next Update: #13 - Season 2019: Pre-Season
Kalle Koskinen's Peimari army!
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Season 2019: Pre-Season


An Overview Of Peimari United In Pre-Season 2019

Kalle Koskinen:
"We had a number of friendlies prior to the kick-off of the Kakkonen Cup and it was the perfect opportunity for me to get to grips with the squad at my disposal. Every player knew they had a place to fight for and, with a number of new faces coming to the club, competition was intense."


Transfers


Kalle Reinvigorated Peimari United's Squad With Plenty Of New Faces

We raided the free transfer market, initially, looking for players who had just recently departed from former clubs. The likes of Jesper Brechtel, Matias Juntunen and Ville Saikkonen brought star-quality to our side while others provided fantastic competition for starting spots.

The transfer window officially opened up on 17th January, and we took advantage of that by reeling in players from other clubs for free. Sasha Popovitch stood out as the star of those signed from other clubs. Jale Naskali and Sebastian Veijola were signed in pre-agreed terms from the previous management, but they lacked the required quality and displayed terrible attitudes, and were immediately shown the door.

Every position was covered in the transfer window to date, but we anticipated making further signings to add the star factor to the squad. Player screenshots shall be displayed in a squad overview prior to the beginning of the league campaign, once all (or most) of the transfer business has been taken care of.

Results


Peimari United Enjoyed A Successful Set Of Friendlies

The results were very positive. We faced three 'superior' teams to ourselves, with both FC Viikingit and Gnistan Helsinki a whole tier of football above us. We showed fantastic attacking quality but the players were still very much adjusting to the defensive positioning asked of them. Time was set to fix that issue, I hoped.

Upcoming Fixtures


Peimari United Will Face HyPS And JäPS In The Kakkonen Cup

Our season was set to begin with the group stage of the Kakkonen Cup. We were to face tricky opposition in the form of HyPS and JäPS. The first fixture would be a home debut for myself, with us then required to travel to Järvenpää for the second fixture. The next update shall contain the group stage, and the knockout stage should we qualify.



Comment Section

Scoot, simply the best <3



Previous Update: #12 - Finnish Domestic Competition Overview
Next Update: #14 - Season 2019: Kakkonen Cup Grp/KO Rounds
Plenty of new faces brought in, which I suppose is expected at this level of football. Looking forward to seeing how they all bed in during these upcoming fixtures.
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Season 2019: Kakkonen Cup Grp/KO Rounds


An Overview Of Peimari United In Kakkonen Cup Group & KO Rounds 2019

Kalle Koskinen:
"It was the beginning of something special. I was to make my debut as a professional football manager in the Kakkonen Cup, leading Peimari United out to aim for victory. We were most definitely not the favourites, but we had heart and aspirations to reach the summit of football. It was time to make our first climb up the mountain."

Results


Peimari United Defied Expectation By Storming All The Way To The Final

We were brilliant and majestic from the very beginning. Three goals in eighteen minutes in our first game together, against a reasonable HyPS side, brought about the confidence. Riku Sjöroos was the star, bagging a hat trick for us as we stormed to an opening day 4-1 victory. Our second, and final, group stage game was a much tougher test against JäPS, but Riku was on the score sheet once more as he and Nico Salmiosalo fired us to two wins from two, and first place in our group of three teams.

PK-37 awaited us in the knockout rounds but we were able to blow them away at home to set up a quarter final clash against Futura. Futura proved to be a stern test but we had learned a lot about ourselves in our earlier fixtures, and used our new-found experience to win the game. MP Mikkeli was our semi final opponents, and forced the best and worst out of us. Three goals apiece, the game went to a penalty shootout, where we ran out 4-2 victors. It was a dramatic moment to send us to the final of the competition, earning us Suomen Cup knockout stage football in the process.

Fixtures


Peimari United Would Enjoy A Break Before The League Campaign

We were to play a set of friendlies before these fixtures, but you don't want to see that. ÅIFK awaited us in the Suomen Cup knockout rounds, before league fixtures against TPV, PEPO, SJK Akatemia and Sudet in May. The end of the month was to bring with it the Kakkonen Cup final, where P-Iirot Rauma were to be our opponents. We had the opportunity to end May with a trophy in the bank. That was the target.



Comment Section

Scoot, thanks to our financial situation we were able to put together a big squad. They now have the opportunity to fight for their places. Anybody who fails will fall.



Previous Update: #13 - Season 2019 : Pre-Season
Next Update: #15 - Fan Punished For Youtube Rap
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*WARNING* This update contains mature themes. Please do not read if you find yourself uncomfortable with themes including, but not limited to, death, racism and drugs. The author does not condone the celebration of such events, this update is purely for the purpose of the story.

Fan Punished For Youtube Rap


Arsenal Fan Punished For Abusive Remarks In Youtube Rap/Rant

22/04/2019

Arsenal supporter Michael Scott was today punished by the British High Court for offences made in the posting of a rap/rant video on social media site Youtube. The Middlesbrough-born vlogger/online personality was condemned for remarks made regarding former Finnish international footballer Kalle Koskinen and his family, as well as of the Mia Koskinen Act which was set up last year to combat the rise in fan troubles at football fixtures. Scott has been sentenced to a two-month jail sentence, to be followed by a six-month community service sentence, as well as receiving a life-time ban from football in Europe and a fine of £9,500.

Scott is currently serving a five-year ban from all football grounds following a charge for racially abusing Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah in a Premier League fixture between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium back in February. An independent council set up to enforce the Mia Koskinen Act ruled Scott to be guilty last month, handing Scott a mandatory five year stadium suspension for any stadium recognised by FA, UEFA and any of UEFA's participating bodies. Scott was also forced into attending a mandatory weekly seminar on human equality for a month, to avoid further punishment from British lawmakers.

Earlier this month, Michael Scott released a rap video on social media platform Youtube in which he targeted Kalle Koskinen for founding the Mia Koskinen Act, referencing the death of Kalle's mother during Kalle's birth. The rap video was titled 'Killing Kalle Koskinen', a title which received much backlash and prompted Arsenal Football Club to denounce Michael Scott as a representative of the fan base of the football club.


The above-mentioned Animus was a machine used in popular video game and movie franchise Assassin's Creed, where a person could revisit the memories of their ancestors through genetic synchronisation. The phrase indicated that the only way Kalle could see his mother was to revisit the memories of himself and his family. The phrase had a second meaning, with Scott claiming that Kalle murdered his own mother as an assassin.

Later on in the rap, Scott mocked the Mia Koskinen Act, exclaiming that nobody could stop fans from voicing their opinions at football games and that the threat of punishment was not enough to deter footballing 'ultras'. Scott remarked that Kalle Koskinen was to blame for setting up the Mia Koskinen Act and 'ruining football' for fans attending fixtures.

In a chilling tribute to his opinions of Kalle Koskinen, the closing scene of the rap video featured a mannequin with a picture of Kalle Koskinen's face attached. The mannequin was on fire, with a knife cutting deep into its stomach. Two men dressed in black hoodies and jeans, with balaclavas covering their faces, stood either side of the mannequin with their arms crossed. Machetes hung from their belts.

There was one more alarming message contained in the video. Pinned to a wall behind the flaming mannequin was a sentence painted in a blood-like colour;

'This Is Real Justice'



Previous Update:#14 - Kakkonen Cup Grp/KO Rounds
Next Update: #16 - Peimari Win In Suomen Cup Second Round
Seems Koskinen has bumped into the EDL brigade over this with the Arsenal fan. Nice to see the MKA being enforced but very troubling that this sort of behaviour is seeping through. Interesting to see Kalle’s reaction to this.
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A chilling update. Could this be linked to the figure we saw earlier? Hmm!
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Scott clearly has some issues! An impressive update once again. Hopefully this doesn’t bring up bad memories and effect Kalle to much!
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