Iltasanomat is the second biggest selling newspaper in Finland. Translated as ‘Evening News’ the paper has a daily circulation of more than 100,000. The online version of the newspaper is read by 2.5 million.
This week the paper published its annual magazine supplement previewing the English Premier League and the EFL. Also included in the magazine is an article written by respected sports journalist Juha Kanerva, about legendary multi-sportsman Niilo Tammisalo.
The two page spread is based on our recent Hamlet Historian production Niilo Tammisalo: HamletStroller to Hall of Famer. Tammisalo joined Dulwich Hamlet in the latter part of the 1921/22 season. The twenty seven year old goalkeeper was unusual in that he wore spectacles when he played. Although he did not make it into the Hamlet’s first team – appearing for the Strollers before being promoted to the Reserves – he did go on to become arguably the most influential person in Finnish sporting history.
A handful of copies of the booklet were recently sent to Finland and will no doubt be regarded as collectors’ items.
The 24 page booklet, co-written with Harri Laine and illustrated with some rare photographs, is still available and can be purchased for £3 including postage. Please contact me via the email link on this page.