Lanky Kanka Jorg has sent in this report from Saturday's Ankaraspor-Trabzonspor match:
Well, so I went to a game of Ankaraspor, hoping that they can help struggling Gencler, but what I saw was a mess.
If I am at the bottom of the league, with one leg in relegation, at least I have to fight 90 minutes for my life, for my club, for my own existence as a sportsman, but what I saw was ... nothing.
Trabzonspor played with an excellent organised defence with two, three contacts to their magic, Tekke, Yatara and Gökdeniz. And it was with their first counterattack that brought Trabzon a goal. 1-0. Nine players from Ankaraspor were near to the Trabzon goal after a cornerkick but only two tried to come back, even my little daughter would have had a real chance to score.
Afterwards passes in front and behind, to the right and left, no movement, no fight, the second goal from Yatara after a freekick was the result. Wederson was really the only one who tried everything, shouting, fighting to push his teammates, but they were not able to act. After Ankaraspor brought on the tall No. 9, Ersen Martin (much too late!) there was something like a few chances, but at the end it was a clear and correct result. Bye-bye Ankara-Gökcekspor, two or three good players will find a new club, the rest can join Genclers ASAS Team in the second league next year.
Yes and MY Gencler...my heart is bleeding, even if they won against Diyarbakir, there is so much behind now, next Sunday there are elections of presidency in Gencler.
Normally no problem for Cavcav, he is leading the club since more than 30 years, but now things have changed. He has tried to establish (alone of course!) former Gencler manager types Cem Onuk and Ufuk Özerten - both well known for their ... lets say Turkish way to handle things, more diplomatic I can't be, and for the first time the board is reacting.
They will not accept anymore that this old man acts alone, thats why former vice president Atilla Aytek is going to run for president with a lot of help from all parts of the club. If Cavcav wins again, that means, that Gencler will break up completely.
Three, four very, very good young guys, like the general manager Hasan Cetinkaya, Ender and many more English-speaking people, most of them also German or French speaking, will leave the club, even the coach Mesut Bakkal will not stay one day longer if Cavcav wins. That also means that a lot of the young players will try to leave etc. etc. It is a circle to hell and only because this old president does what only he likes.
Lets see what what happens this week, it will be one of the most turbulent weeks for decades. Thats for sure. Taking a realistic look at the league, it will be very difficult to push Trabzon away from the UEFA Cup place. I am sure that they will win against Besiktas easily - Besiktas already have their UEFA place... so we have to watch Kayseri, (last game vs. Gala = 0 points) and after a Gencler victory we will play Intertoto-UI Cup 2006/2007.
Lets go to Gencler's last game next weekend, last chance to see a few actors on this scene TOGETHER...
See you there,
Thanks Lanky Kanka, I'll post details for weekend's match later on.