Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

I think it is fair to say that The Round Ball in Ankara has for the most part been heavy into criticism since its inception, and perhaps that is not surprising if you support ANKARAGUCU or Genclerbirligi.

So, it is with pride that I tell you about an instance of praise been meted out to footie fans which I saw on the HIBERNIAN web site today.

The Chief Constable of Dumfries and Galloway sent a letter to Hibernian Football Club recently praising the behaviour of the Hibs supporters at the recent Scottish Cup match between Queen of the South and Hibernian. Surprisingly for such an occasion, there were zero arrests and zero cautions. He went on to praise their good humour and sportsmanship.

It is easy to criticise and quite common in most walks of life these days. However, not so common to see or hear of praise being given even when it is warranted.

Perhaps the ManYoo and Lille managers should engage their brains before their tongues tonight ??!!

Congratulations to the Hibs supporters in question and long may your sportsmanship continue.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim (standing on his soap box !!)


  1. as a fellow Scot are you really seriously suggesting that SAF will keep quiet?????

  2. I assume you mean Lord Fergie and didn't just misspell the SFA

  3. of course Sir Alex Ferguson or SAF

  4. OK..... there are exceptions in every walk of life and SAF is a prime example.

    He orignates from Glasgow and.... he did play for the Huns (Rangers for the uninformed) !!!