Sunday, March 04, 2007


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

ANKARAGUCU's world record attempt at 3 wins in a row was blown off course yesterday when they were brought down to earth by lowly Denizli. The result was -

Denizlispor 1 ANKARAGUCU 0

No details of the match were given in Turkey's finest, The Hurriyet, but thanks to the `freebie`, Bugun, I can give brief details.

Denizli came out of the starting blocks like an express train and took control of the match, and apart from one near miss by Sedat, it was all Denizli. Then in the 40th minute Denizli scored the goal that their play had deserved. Ahmet received a pass from Yusuf who released it to Adriano. He crossed into the box and there was Fatih to head the ball past Serkan for the only goal of the match.

No details of what happened in the 2nd half. However, as Bebbe received 3 stars, I suppose he ran himself ragged again as the lone ranger up front !!!

As one would expect, the Denizli coach, Guvenc Kurtar, was upbeat about his team's performance and is quoted as saying that Denizli will NOT be relegated at the end of the season. That remains to be seen with the situation at the bottom in a finely balanced state.

Back to the drawing board for Hikmet Bey this week as he plots the downfall of Besiktas next weekend. As conquerors of CimBom yesterday, Besiktas will be coming to Ankara with their tails up !!!

I noticed that ANKARAGUCU introduced a new player to the team yesterday. Perhaps Maniac Kanka can give some background on Aleksandrov ?

Details for next weekend's matches will be sent by email by Oz Kanka nearer the time.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Besiktas next week hey. Fingers crossed you will smash them. Any ideas on prices yet?

  2. No idea about prices, but as Mr Gokcek is not involved, perhaps we will not be ripped-off !!

    The match is on Sunday KO 3pm which means I can't go. However, I will catch the 2nd half in The Cappadokia Bar !

  3. hey, i and some of my friends will be in town for the game. i guess i won't be able to meet you but i felt like giving the news:p

  4. dear frends
    the price of the tickets are 25 ytl.and anybody can get a seasonticket also same price and you can watch the other (maybe 5 home matches)free. jim, alexander yordanow is a 34 years old player who played first for istanbulspor a few years ago .hi played for konyaspor and kayserispor too.