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KooTeePee

KooTeePee is a football (soccer) club from Finland.

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About KooTeePee

FC KooTeePee is a Finland football (soccer) club, based in the town of Kotka. It currently plays in the Finnish First Division (Ykkönen). The club's coach (sport) is Janne Hyppönen, and it plays its home matches at the Arto Tolsa Areena.

History

Originally FC KooTeePee was founded as a reserve team of Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat (founded 1927). In the year 2000 it became an independent club. At that time Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat was playing in Veikkausliiga, but was relegated to Ykkönen and finally went into bankruptcy. In the same season KooTeePee was promoted from Kolmonen to Kakkonen, and in two years it made its way to the highest level (coached first by Pasi Rautiainen and then Ismo Lius).

Supporters

FC KooTeePee used to be perhaps the best supported club in Finland (official "best supporters" award by Finnish Veikkausliiga committee 2004), with notable large followings away from home. KooTeePee fans were considered to be extremely passionate, loyal and genuine, willing to give their all for the team. They always expect the team to repay the compliment and only one hundred (plus something) percent commitment is acceptable. Some of the younger supporters have started singing controversial lyrics of the Finnish semi-professional band, Molo Hasardi. Unfortunately inexperienced and unprofessional management let fans down several times. Current chairman and his organisation (Jukka Vilkki) are obviously closing down the club and its operational activity has been less than visible. As a result of this many previously active and passionate supporters have abandoned FC KooTeePee and are now following the original Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat.







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