Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
As Oz Kanka mentioned in this morning’s email, Erciyes reached the final of the Turkish Cup last night – probably for the first time in their history.
So, congratulations to them from all of us here in Ankara.
Erciyes won the first match away in Trabzon 1-0 and last night ANKARAGUCU `old boy` Umut Bulut levelled the scores in Kayseri with a goal half way through the 2nd half.
It was into extra time therefore and it was not looking good for Erciyes when Ali Turan was given a red card on the 100 minute mark.
However, it remained goal-less and a penalty shoot-out was required. Erciyes won 5-4 after Omer and Huseyin missed for Trabzon.
It was a particularly satisfying result for us ANKARAGUCU fanatiks since TWO of our `old boys` who deserted us for The Black Sea Storm, Umut and Ceyhun, received what they deserved for the season…………… NOTHING !!!
OK, so they might quality for the UEFA Cup, but I’m sure the management of Galatasaray, Kayseri, Sivas and Gencler have not given up the chase ……… YET ??!!
Erciyes will play the winner of tonight’s match between Fener and Besiktas in the final.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim (not one of Trabzon’s fans !!)