Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Goings...... and it is with sadness that I announce the imminent departure of one of the stalwarts of the Kanka Group....... Lanky Kanka Jorg Fuerstenau. Jorg has been an ever-present at Gencler matches, but he has also been involved with Ankaragucu and forging ties between the two clubs. He has also organised football matches between the two clubs and his German/Austrian Embassy footie team. On behalf of all kankas, thanks for your friendship Jorg, and we wish you and your family well for the future and hope you will stay in touch with us through the medium of the Round Ball in Ankara Blog.
EDIT: Oz Kanka here. Just like to second Sir Eski's sentiments and wish Lanky Kanka the best of luck back in Berlin. We are going to miss a true ambassador.
Comings.......Brat Kankie Laura and Paddy Kanka Paul will be visiting Ankara from 21 to 30 July and we hope to share a few `refreshments` with them. Also, perhaps Paddy Kanka can tell us about Cork City's progress in the Inter Toto Cup ?!
Comings........ Belgeek Kanka Kurt will be visiting Ankara from 21 July to 14 August and we hope he will be able to join us for a league match or two. Kurt is still famous at the 19 Mayis Stadium for waving his huge ANKARAGUCU flag during the 90 minutes of a match (and at half-time) about 2 years ago !! Unfortunately, his singing voice is not up to the required standard !!
Comings........ Pompey Kanka Darren will be visiting Ankara from 5 to 10 August. This is his first visit to Ankara but unfortunately there are no matches scheduled during his visit. However, we can do a `dry run` to the 19 Mayis Stadium and then we might end up with a `wet run` at the Chopin !!!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim