Friday's Hurriyet ran a full page article on a poll taken across 20 provinces in Turkey looking at football supporters, an article which Spine has commented on in a previous post. I thought I might do a little translation for you all.
Unfortunately the poll only looked at supoorters of the big four clubs and therefore is clearly and obviously flawed. But anyway:
Spine has already pointed out that Besiktas has the highest percentage of female supporters with 28.02 percent of fans of the black and whites being of the fairer sex.
There was no mention of what sort of supporters they are and therefore we can definately claim that Genclerbirligi and Ankaragucu have the best-looking female supporters thanks to French Kanka Hande, Zagreb Kanka and Match Virgin Kanka Suzan on the Gencler side and Clueless Kanka Vicki, Mrs. Kirkcaldy Kanka Sinaed (no picture damn it) and Mrs. Smart Arse Yankee Kanka Suzan all on Ankaragucu's side.
This was going to be an excuse to link to Gulay's photograph (she of Gulay, Galatasaray and the Dogs) but she has changed her profile picture and so I can't praise Galatasaray fans. Lucky that really, wouldn't want to change a lifetime's habit.
Some of the other stats.
Percentage of fans who have university degrees.
Besiktas: 28.02 (a number that is suspiciously similiar to the number of female fans they have)
How people came to support their team:
The team is successful: 39 percent
Family influence: 19.91
Friend's influence: 13.43
The colours are, like, so nice: 1 percent.
Again the survey has clearly failed as surely some people support their team because it is their home team, their city, the local side, although Sir Eski did choose Ankaragucu because he had some money on how many goals Zalad would let in during one particular match.
Percentage of supporters who earn more than 1,500 lira (US $971) a month:
Trabzonspor: 12.81 (another figure suspiciously similiar to university qualifications)
I think I should make this one next week's blog poll question. Either the salary question or the next question.
Percentage of supporters whose sex life is affected by football results:
Doesn't affect: 75.06
Sometimes affects: 10.1
Always affects: 3.19
Doesn't quite add up to 100 percent that one. I guess the rest don't have sex or were so outraged at being asked by a complete stranger such a personal question that the surveyer was headbutted, Zidane-style, before being able to fill in the survey form.
Is there corruption in Turkish football?
Yes: 67.38 percent
No: 23.48 percent
No arguements from me on the results of that last question. I'm just surprised the "Yes" vote wasn't higher.