One such man is Rich Nelson, the brilliant blogger who skilfully created the go-to website for all things Finnish football, Escape To Suomi. Undoubtedly an authority on his chosen subject, you probably wouldn't no much about him other than his devotion to The Land of a Thousand Lakes and its footballing prowess... but that's about to change as we Focus On the man himself, Rich Nelson!
Escape to Suomi
18 March 1980
5 ft 9 in
Yes, to Hanne
The Football Attic (of course!), In Bed With Maradona, The Sound of Football, Swiss Ramble, The Two Unfortunates, The False Nine
Arsenal, Stranraer and KuPS
Favourite football player ever:
Biggest thrill while blogging/podcasting:
The Finnish league hosted my season preview on their official website, with full credit and were very good hosts when I visited in the summer.
Biggest disappointment while blogging/podcasting:
Was specifically asked to write a comprehensive DVD review for a popular magazine on a documentary about Jari Litmanen, and was told it wasn't quite what they wanted - they didn't realise the film wasn't in English...
Best countries visited:
Finland, Australia, Germany
Pulled pork sandwich
Catching villains, dogs, eBay
Traffic, Sunday football
Favourite TV shows:
24, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, In-Betweeners, Thick of It, Family Guy, Alan Partridge
Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, The Jam
Biggest drag in blogging/podcasting:
People nicking posts/photos and not crediting
Blogging-wise, to feature on a podcast. Otherwse, speak fluent Finnish (it's pretty basic at the moment).
If not in your current career, which job would you do?
Guide Dog instructor
Which person in the world would you most like to meet?
Favourite activity on a day off:
Taking dog to the park
So there you go, that's Rich Nelson and our thanks go to him for taking part in Focus On. If you'd like to appear in a future edition of Focus On, remember to visit our info page and find out how you can take part.