Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
ANKARAGUCU 0 Denizlispor 0
The battle of the draw specialists intesifies as ANKARAGUCU equals CimBom's record of 4 league draws. This is getting really exciting now........... well, at least it is more exciting than watching ANKARAGUCU and Genclerbirligi trying to play footie !!!
Anyway, there we all were in Chopin Bar last night having lottsa `refreshments` (by the way Miss Zagreb Kankie, we were NOT drinking coffee !!).
Oz Kanka, Mrs Oz Kanka, little Oz Kanka, Battle Hardened Kanka, Mountaineering Kanka, MoutaineeringESS Kankie Judy, Flying Dutchman Kanka, A new kanka who supports Bristol Rovers (brave man !!), Cold Hearted Kanka Roger (he was the only kanka who didn't kiss little Oz Kanka when he left - shame on him !!!), Cold Hearted Kanka's lovely wife from Finland - Warm Hearted Kankie, Ian (no name yet kanka) and his lovely lady Mugla Kankie (Mugla girls are definitely worthy of their reputation for beauty) and yours truly. If I missed anyone then my apologies !
Marash Kanka Hakan and his friend Sinan joined us in the Stadium and then it was kick off time.
Expectations were high with the appointment of Hikmet Karaman as the new coach and the fact that we were playing the bottom team in the league. The singing was as loud as ever and then............ a damp squibb of a game began.
ANKARAGUCU huffed and puffed and didn't really threaten except when Ceyhun fired in his free kicks from outside the box, one of which brought out a great save from Suleyman the Denizli goalkeeper. The only other moment of interest in the 1st half was when Ceyhun cut back a corner kick to Petkov who was running away from him in the opposite direction !!! Comical stuff, but sad to watch for ANKARAGUCU supporters !
The 2nd half was more of the same. Lots of negative footie on show with lots of passes going astray. Bloody awful actually ! The only moment of note was when Ceyhun beat 3 men and was bearing down on goal when he `fell down` claiming a penalty. He received a yellow card for his troubles instead of at least trying to score a bloody goal !
The new ANKARAGUCU striker from Erciyes, Agali `the beanpole`, nodded a few balls down, but, surprise surprise, there was nobody there to put the ball away ! Srebrenko Posavec had another quiet match and was substituted half way through the 2nd half. Once again it was left to Ceyhun to try and win the match on his own. Mr Karaman has much work to do this week in preparation for the visit to Besiktas next weekend.
Not a happy story I'm afraid, but we at least were able to drown our sorrows back at The Chopin before being kicked out at closing time !!!
All the best from frustrated Eski Kanka Jim