I did go to the Finland - Hungary game with my son - and I guess the best thing was that he got to see pro football. +5C temperature didn't make it at all enjoyable - and neither did the teams warm us up with their performance.
How about giving a chance for the younger players to take more responsibility and potentially make an international break-through?
We have some big names (in Finland scale) still playing;
Sami Hyypiä, former Liverpool captain, currently Leverkusen
Jussi Jääskeläinen, Bolton goalie
Jari Litmanen, 1995 Champions League winner with Ajax and former Barcelona # 10 shirt player
...and some others who are a lot smaller names and getting closer to the end of their career.
If we would have a real chance to make it to the games, I would definetely keep these guys in as they simply are one of the best (if not THE best) in Finland. If EuroCup 2012 is Adios for us, I can not blame if the guys decide to give their place to the next generation.
Another question is why Finland has lost these 3 games?
Players do the work but the coach runs the show - and players play according to his game plan. Therefor I can't that much blaim some part of the audience that was singing coach Baxter to leave: "Where's the result - Baxter out...!". The attitude or self confidence of the coach should not be an issue, that was again proven after the game, video clip from here.
I wish all the best to the team for the rest of the games, not least when we go head-to-head with Sweden next year! I hope the defense keeps Zlatan the Viking Ibrahimovic in control - with or without Hyypiä! I'd like to express my thank you to team Holland for today's win against Sweden - our love & hate neighbourg ;o)