Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Well done ANKARAGUCU (it has been a long time since I have been able to say that and it just rolls off the tongue !!).


No details yet, but I'll try to give some tomorrow.

This was an important win for 2 reasons -

1. We could NOT afford a humiliating exit from the Cup, especially at this stage of the season.

2. An away win (after....many weeks) is just the tonic the team needed before their visit to Besiktas this weekend.

No shocks in the Cup so far, but an interesting result today.........

Istanbul BSB (top of 2nd League `A` Category) 0 Manisa 5

Ersun Yanal signed a new `long term` contract with Manisa yesterday so I don't think I will have my wish to entice him back to ANKARAGUCU. What I think he is trying to tell all of us is that Manisa are going for the League and Cup Double ! Granted, it's early days, but.......I think we have to take him seriously !!!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Correction to yesterday's blog...

    Manisa beat Istanbulspor.

    Istanbul BBS will play Samsun today.

    No details in Hurriyet this morning about the ANKARAGUCU victory. It is as though we don't exist in Ankara !!!

  2. Further.........

    The only cup match which had a report in the Hurriyet this morning was Manisa V Istanbulspor.

    OK, fair enough, Manisa are sitting on top of the league at the moment (deservedly so), but, as previous Turkish Cup winners, surely ANKARAGUCU and Genclerbirligi deserve a mention ??!!!