Good afternoon from rockin' Ankara. An hour or so ago we had an earthquake here. I felt it but Mrs. Oz Kanka and young Oz Kanka didn't. I thought I must be suffering from the DTs but a few minutes later the Kandili Seismology Institute confirmed to "The round ball in Ankara" that there had indeed been a quake, registering 4.9 on the richter scale. No damage reported.
Kayserispor - Genclerbirligi
On to the match and straight up Genclerbirligi's Burhan takes it down the right. Seems like we are going to go for a fast start.
By the way, defenders Traore and El Saka are out of this match. The former was injured last week and our captain is out after accumulating too many yellow cards, according to Lig Radyo.
A good chance for Okan but he sends the ball high.
OOOOhhh. Kayseri's first attack and they only just miss out. Six minutes in, and they have just missed another good chance. Gencler go on the counterattack but it petres (or is it "peters") out.
Damn, PM Erdogan is live on the telly and I have to watch...
No reporting on this match for a while yet. Hopefully I'll be back soon.
Half time and I'm back, or should I say that Erdogan has finished his 45 minute speech. Don't worry, you didn't miss much, politics-wise that is.
On the pitch though seems as if I've missed a disaster. No idea what happened but we are 2-0 down. Arrrggghhhh.
Can we get two goals and sneak home with a much-needed point. I doubt it.
Seems as if one of the goals was scored from a penalty. Hope you are enjoying this in depth analysis.
Isaac gets the ball, loses the ball, Kayseri go for it and a corner is given... Luckily it is cleared.
50th minute (all times are approximate): Kayseri almost score. A shot is saved by Recep and somehow we managed to clear. Sounds like we are definitely missing Traore and El Saka at the back.
55th minute: Mehmet Cakir coming on to replace Kerem Seras.
60th minute: I'm getting bored... perhaps Erdogan can come back for an encore.
61st minute: Isaac is going off... Kahe coming on. Radio announcer says Isaac has done nothing... well I'll be damned.
Kayseri almost score again. Oh dear oh dear. Seems as if we are making ineffective attacks and Kayseri then counterattack and actually create goal chances.
66th minute and something interesting happens - a Kayserispor player cleared the ball over the sidelines and over the stadium. fun fun fun
Bloody hell... 3-0
67th minute and it looks like this is all over. Kayserispor are continuing to attack.
Bugger this. I'm going to have a cigarette.
75th minute (Half-way through the cigarette): Engin sends the ball in and Kahe heads it onto the post.
Rest of the match and Kayseri went looking for a fourth and came pretty close on a couple of occasions, while our lot did bugger all.
Final whistle: Kayserispor 3 - 0 Genclerbirligi
Not a good performance and not a great preparation for Wednesday night's Cup semi-final first leg against Galatasaray. Let's just hope they pull their socks up.