Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
ANKARAGUCU deviated from the normal script yesterday in Ankara when they hit their `brother team` with two late goals. Under normal circumstances the script requires ANKARAGUCU to `give` the points to Bursa or at least to play out a draw !!!
ANKARAGUCU 2 Bursaspor 0
Maniac Kanka Harun, Battle Damaged Kanka Damon, Mountaineering Kanka Robbie and Rip Off Kanka Erman met in the Cappadokia for pre-match refreshments and analysis.
Into the Stadium then where they were joined by Yankee Kanka, Alpine Kanka, Mini Alpine Kanka Mark I and Nephew Kanka.
The ANKARAGUCU tribunes were full (as usual) and there was about 2,000 Bursa Boyz in the away end. The Sari/Lacivert Song was being sung by ALL tribunes which is typical for a match between the `brother teams`.
As usual, in the 6th minute of the match the Bursa Boyz sang the ANKARAGUCU song and then in the 16th minute of the match the ANKARAGUCU tribunes sang the Bursaspor song !
The kankas reported that the match was a sloppy affair with Bursa having most of the scoring opportunities in the first half. The only exciting moment of the first half being when Thunder and Lightning exploded around the Stadium which brought forth lots of `oooos` and `ahhhhs` and another excuse for upping the volume of the singing !!
The rain poured out of the heavens and the players were having a problem keeping their feet, and controlling the ball with passes being stuck on the wet surface.
Into the 2nd half and more or less a repeat of the 1st half. However, with 15 minutes to go, ANKARAGUCU moved up a gear and started to take control. Pressure was being applied and the goal finally arrived in the 80th minute when Gokhan crossed and the Bursa defence didn't clear the ball. It fell nicely for Diawara who scored from close range to register his 1st goal for ANKARAGUCU. Diawara had replaced Jaba for the 2nd half.
Battle Damaged Kanka named Gokhan as Man of the Match and mentioned a great free kick scoring opportunity which he had in the 2nd half which was well saved by Yavuz, the Bursa goalkeeper.
Into time added on, and a freak goal was added by Tevfik who had just come on in place of Gokhan. Duruer's shot had rebounded off Yavuz and was then chested (or bundled) in by Tevfik. Astute substitutions by Hakan Kutlu me thinks ??!!
So, for a change, Lady Luck was smiling on ANKARAGUCU. However, to use the olde cliche, the object of the exercise is to put the ball into the back of the net !!! You don't get any acolades at this stage of the season for playing attractive footie !!!
Perhaps Lady Luck can spare some time to visit Gencler. When you are in the brown smelly stuff it is not easy to find Lady Luck !!
Back to The Cappadokia when Oz Kanka, Mini Oz Kanka and yours truly were waiting to greet the kankas and begin the celebrations !
Next Sunday ANKARAGUCU will be playing away in Gaziantep. Never an easy match, especially if Antep play as well as they did against CimBom last night ! Gencler take on CimBom in Ankara and perhaps they can take a leaf out of Antep's book and attack CimBom. Who knows what might happen then ?!
ANKARAGUCU are in their normal position ...... mid-table..... and look to be clear of the relegation dog fight. As for UEFA Cup footie in Ankara, well.......... we will have to dream again for next season !!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim