Sunday, September 03, 2006


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

I am sure you will all be relieved to know that the Kanka `Committee` met last night in the Red Lion Club during the Scotland v Faroe Islands footie match (Scotland won of course ..... only 6-0 !!!) and after much discussion and knashing of teeth and lottsa EFES, made their decision for ............ NORDIC KANKA. Congratulations Nordic Kanka and welcome to the kanka fraternity of Ankara !

By the way, you will also be interested to know that we didn't stay to watch the Ingallind v Andorra match !!!

We have always prided ourselves on the fact that we are a `committee` and make decisions together. We are not a dictatorship like that country which lies between Holland and the Yoo Ess of Ai which is controlled by a Scottish dictator whose first name begins with T and second name begins with B !!!

Look forward to seeing you on 15 and 16 September Nordic Kanka !!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Before anyone starts thinking that I purposely went out of my way to watch Scotland playing the Faroe Islands I must state that I went off to the Red Lion Club with Little Oz Kanka to give the wife a break.

    The popularity of this match was clear by the fact that Sir Eski Kanka and myself (and of course the little one) were the only people in the bar for most of the match.

    Admittedly though, it was good fun. Little Oz Kanka is only two-and-a-half and therefore understandably can't quite sit through a full 90 minutes of football.

    Scotland (and the ref) made it fun for us all though thanks to the five goals in the first half. Two of them were penalties and as the ball was put on the spot Sir Eski Kanka, Little Oz Kanka and myself lined up in front of the telly as if we were personally taking the shot. As these things take forever, Little Oz Kanka was saying to himself "waiting, waiting". Then the kick was made and we all jumped up and down, clapping our hands and shouting goal.

    I think Little Oz Kanka was slightly confused by Sir Eski Kanka shouting "Scotland, Scotland", but hey, so was I.

    It was all good father-son bonding stuff, with the added bonus of football and Efes.

    Poor little bugger got a bored in the second half though. I was out having a cigarette and I could see him inside watching the kick-around that was the second half saying to himself "waiting, waiting".

    Then today I watching CNN-Turk when the sports news came on about the second division matches (there being no top league matches this weekend). As sports reports do, it ended fairly quickly and Little Oz Kanka started screaming and crying because he thought he was in for another 90 minutes of the round ball.

    By the way, whoever it was who said there are no easy games in international football clearly hadn't anticipated this match.

  2. Yes, Little Oz Kanka and his `Uncle` Jim are also bonding !

    I forgive him for supporting Gencler (he has been brain-washed by `you know who`), but I feel he is definitely warming to the sound of......SCOTLAND ...... SCOTLAND !!

    I am sure he will be disappointed to miss the next `big one` - Lithuania V SCOTLAND on Wednesday night KO 7.30 - bedtime beckons for Little Oz Kanka !

    However, I'll be there again looking for more opportunities of jumping up and down and shouting like a true ANKARAGUCU hooligan !

  3. Happy to hear that democracy prevailed, along the British two-party model.

    Again, I am sorry to sense a certain antagonism towards an admittedly somewhat reduced island kingdom. I am afraid I do not share the antipathy and registered with great pleasure, despite the fact that scousers did most of the goalscoring, the thrashing they delivered Saturday night.

    I haste to add the mighty win of another kingdom, closer to my Nordic heart, on the weekend. The Moldovans on Wednesday will be a test of their stamina.

    Look forward to the next occasion to support the local industry by consuming the local beverage in company with fellow Kankas.

  4. Antagonism toward the Poms? Wait until Gencler or Ankaragucu take on Galatasaray.

    Glad you like our diplomacy Nordic Kanka. Sir Eski and myself have found that if we don't rule with an iron fist (but with our readers' welfare always at heart) all hell could break loose.

  5. Yeah ....right on Oz Kanka !

    I used to be a nice friendly wouldn't hurt a fly kind of a guy........... and then ..... I started to support ANKARAGUCU and became a hard-hearted footie hooligan !!!

  6. Anonymous8:55 pm

    I just wanted to stop and send you huge hug from Zagreb. :-)

    Love ya-
    Your Zagreb Kankie

  7. Zagreb Kanka, was that hug aimed at me, Sir Eski kanka, or our new boy Nordic Kanka?

    Whomever it was aimed at I hug you back.

  8. Anonymous11:24 am

    That hug is for all of you there. I wanted to let you know that I really like you there and that in the past few months since we know each other,.., you became my daily rutine. Part of my life.

  9. Speaking for all of us, especially those of us who have seen your photograph Miss Zagreb, we love you too !!!XXX

  10. Hmm. You really have got out of hand. I would like to comment: 'The English are noble, the English are nice, and worth any other at double the price'

    We should also note that: 'The English are moral, the English are good, and clever and modest and misunderstood'

    Stick that up your google Sir Eski for the rest of the lyrics...

  11. How about this one......

    The Ingallish are snobbish
    The Ingallish are cold
    They look up to SCOTLAND because we are so bold !!!

    Boom Boom !!