Sunday, March 19, 2006

Cold and miserable Ankara (Part II)

More misery from Ankara to report with Genclerbirligi losing 2-1 away to Sivas.

Of course the match wasn't on television so I can only give the most basic of reports, thanks to the Anatolian news agency.

It seems as if the first goal on the 11th minute mark might have been interesting to see.

Ugur Boral sent the ball in and Tayfun whacked it towards the goal. With the keeper off picking his nose or something or other Sivasspor captain Hakki cleared the ball. The referee said play on until the linesman pointed out that the ball had actually crossed the line. Goal awarded and Sivas players start the usual "full on argue with the referee" routine.

One nil up and at this point I lose all further interest as we eventually go down 2-1.

Coupled with the other results this weekend the loss means Genclerbirligi slide back to sixth position, still five points off third place Kayserispor and that coveted UEFA Cup spot. Trabzon and Besiktas are also ahead of us.

Am I feeling confident. Not really.

Perhaps Lanky Kanka Jorg, who apparently went to the match, can fill in the blanks that this report has left wide open.

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