I was thinking how I could write a cool post about me heading off to a Turkish restaurant in Auburn, Sydney, to watch the Genclerbirligi - Fenerbahce match where I would call all the emigrants from Ankara traitors for supporting an Istanbul team but in the end it proved to be too late at night (the match kicked off at 12:30 a.m.) and I had had too much to drink anyway.
So instead I found a TRT radio feed on my mum's computer and was jumping up and down when Genclerbirligi went ahead in the ninth minute thanks to a goal from Burhan.
Actually I thought Burhan must have missed because the radio announcer announced the goal in the sort of way that Turkish commentators react to goals scored by the Milli takim's opponents. Admittedly he didn't say "maalesef gol", nor were there many "touch bizim"s but it is still pretty clear which team the announcer is supporting tonight.
The rest of the first half was a bit of a blur for me but I think we had a couple more chances.
Still, 1-0 up at half time and I'm feeling slightly optimistic.
The time here is 1:30 a.m. and I'll be back again for the second half soon, as long as I don't collapse. Hopefully my final report (pending some lines I'm expecting from one of the kankas at the match) will be as upbeat as this one.
Sorry about this, but I'm dieing here. Even though Genclerbirligi seem to be attacking again I simply cannot stay awake. And so I must go to bed. I know what I'll be dreaming for tonight.
Sir Eski Kanka, if you see this please at least edit this piece and put the final score here.
Not quite asleep
Well, actually I didn't crash... but there is no way I can describe what happened. My brain is just not working.
Oh shit. Fener have scored. 1-1 with about 25 minutes left.
Off to bed
86th minute: Fener go ahead. 1-2
Nick Carle comes on... about time!
"Pip, pip, pip" and that's it, Fener win it. How bloody depressing.
Actually if you want a better report, and you really can't get much worse, I suggest you head off to Nathan's Fenerbahce Worldwide site where I'm sure there will be a post up soonish. Or wait for one of the kankas who actually went to the match to give their report.