A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE FROM THE 1970s

Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Not many footie fans could answer this question. Let’s see if YOU can !

Which team in Turkey was the first Turkish Team to play a Scottish Team in a competative UEFA football competition ? Clue – The European Cup-Winners Cup.

And the answer is……………………. ?

Have a guess before you scroll down to read the answer.

Were you right ?

If so, you can claim a free EFES from Eski Kanka in the Red Lion Club …………… if you can catch him in a generous mood !!

Answer……………

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ANKARAGUCU !!!!

It was back in 1973 when ANKARAGUCU were drawn against the 1971 European Cup-Winners Cup winners, Glasgow Rangers, in the 1st Round of this competition, but they were blown away by a Scottish Storm 0-2 in Ankara, and 0-4 at Ibrox.

No shame in those days when Rangers boasted household names such as John Greig, Sandy Jardine, Alfie Conn, Cutty Young and Tommy McLean (all Scottish Internationals).

However, in the previous year’s competition (1972), ANKARAGUCU put up a better performance against Leeds United (the team we all love to hate !) going down in the 1st Round by the odd goal. It was 1-1 in Ankara and 0-1 at Elland Road.

Playing in European footie is every player’s ultimate ambition, and with those historic forays into Europe in mind, we can start dreaming about another assault on European qualification next season. Not an impossible dream with a proven winner in Hans Peter Briegal at the helm. He’s been there before and no doubt he wants to return !

So………… let’s get the show on the road !!!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Comments

  1. I was right. I'll have my Efes tonight please.

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  2. Only one kanka found the correct answer ???

    OK, Oz Kanka, that deserves at least TWO EFES. Please see me, but ..... only if I am in a generous mood !!!

    Another (easier ?!) kwizz kwezzie coming up soon. Watch this space for further !

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  3. Fenerfan1:35 am

    C'mon Kankas. No congrat for Fener after bringing a world class player? :D

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  4. congratulatıons!!!!!!!!!!
    for older star!!!!!!
    but the answer is 'where did you get these moneys?
    black money?

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  5. Are my eyes deceiving me, or.... did I see Olde Roberto's minder carrying his walking stick when he arrived at Ataturk Airport ??!!

    Another interesting thought.... will Istanbul Belediye allow Olde Roberto to travel FREE on the buses ??!!

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  6. hehehehheehhhehehehhehehehehheh
    well done eski but young and dynamıc kanka jim.

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  7. Fenerfan6:09 pm

    Where did we get the money?

    Did you know Fenerium stores sold Carlos jerseys worth 5 mil Euros, after the first week he announced his signing. That covers his first year. :)

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  8. I wonder how many Sergen shirts Ankaragucu have sold

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  9. Maniac Kanka Harun is still printing the Sergen shirts, but we've sold thousands of Hans Peter Briegel and Young Alpay shirts.

    The sleeping lion of Ankara is about to awaken and roar !!!

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  10. Why does Alpay still appear on the FC Koln roster??????? or is there more than one disaster in waiting......well they sold 4 Sergen shirts and that was cos they had to sew them together to get one shirt to fit him....!!!!! like a Turkish Jan Molby

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  11. ıts unbelievable!
    the turkish press says so(5 mil euros worth carlos tops)
    ı'm very closer to sport industry.
    and 1 top of carlos is for 100 ytl.
    think about it!how many peoples can get the tops for 100 ytl?

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  12. Jan Molby ? Now that's a name which is a real `blast from the past`.

    Surely you are too young to remember him Gulay ? Or, did hunky hubby conjure that name up for you ???!!!

    Trust Hans Peter Briegel's punishing training schedule to lose a few centimetres around Sergen's middle regions !!

    I can reveal that Maniac Kanka's printing press was working overtime last night printing Sergen tops. Rush your orders to him now to avoid disappointment !! Special discount prices for Kankas !!

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