UA-52481335-1 TPS - Football Finland

TPS

Full Name: Turun Palloseura
Nicknames: Tepsi
Founded: 1922
Stadium: Veritas Stadion, Turku (8000)
Manager: Mika Laurikainen
Chairman: Niklas Österlund
Last season: 1st in Ykkönen – promoted

Honours:
Titles: 8 (1975)
Cup: 3 (2010)

TPS got promoted after a really good Ykkönen season. They were organised, very good defensively and deserved to get promoted. For this season though their budget is small and they have not made too many quality signings. They have kept the team almost the same with a couple of lost players only. They will rely heavily with the same squad so time will tell if they can step up a level and be competitive in Veikkausliiga. In the Finnish Cup their biggest problem was scoring goals. They got a big guy now up front in D. Milovic. If he can fill up the big boots of Mikko Hyyrynen, then TPS might have an ok season.

Players in:

Elias Ahde (SJK LOAN), Tomas Hradecky (SJK), Ben McKendry (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Drago Milovic (Free Agent), Miikka Mujunen (FC Lahti), Aleksi Ristola (HIFK), Antto Tapaninen (JJK)

Player out:

Mikko Hyyrynen (Retired), Roope Läpinen (KaaPo), Ilari Mettälä (TPS), Jami Siirtola SalPa), Wille Öhman (FC Inter)Mikko Hyyrynen (Retired), Roope Läpinen (KaaPo), Ilari Mettälä (TPS), Jami Siirtola SalPa), Wille Öhman (FC Inter)

Pre-Season:
TPS 1-1 Klubi-04 Cup
Nomme Kalju 2-1 TPS Friendly
Paide 3-5 TPS Friendly
TPS 1-1 Mariehamn Cup
Inter 0-0 TPS Cup
TPS 11-2 BK-46 Friendly
Honka Akatemia 0-1 TPS Cup
TPS 0-0 EIF Cup

Preferred formation: 4-2-3-1

Squad:
Goalkeepers:
J.
Viscosi CAN
M. Mujunen FIN
J. Rahila FIN

Defenders
J. Kinnunen FIN
R. Holma FIN
S. Rähmönen FIN
M. Tenho FIN
N. Friberg FIN
O. Schultz FIN

Midfielders
J. Virtanen FIN
W. Peltola FIN
N. Blomqvist FIN
J. Peräaho FIN
J. Montola FIN
O. Valakari FIN
B. McKendry CAN
J. Karlsson FIN
E. Mirel FIN

Forwards
D. Milovic MON
O. Jakonen FIN
R. Sjöroos FIN
A. Ristola FIN
E. Ahde FIN
M. Ääritalo FIN

Our prediction: Too many draws 11th