Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Let's deal with the "minor considerations" first, ie, Saturday in Istanbul .....
Kasimpasa 2 ANKARAGUCU 2
So, what is more important than ANKARAGUCU drawing away from home ? Read on ....
Firstly, the match ..... and the wonderful (not) report from Hurriyet.
All the action occurred in the 1st half with Jaba opening the scoring early on. 4 minutes later Kasimpasa equalised through a penalty from Moritz which was followed 2 minutes later by a goal from Desire. However, ANKARAGUCU blushes were spared on the 60th minute when El Yasa equalised.
Bebbe was missing from the team. Perhaps he is being rested for the BIG ONE next week ?!
The good news though is that Tolga started and good to hear that his head injury was not as serious as first thought.
ANKARAGUCU now stuck in their normal position then in mid-table on 40 points. Must do better next season me thinks !!!
Now onto the main talking point of the weekend. What can be more important than ANKARAGUCU picking up a valuable point away to bottom club Kasimpasa I can hear you asking ??
Well, unknown to most of the kankas, the Kankalar Group Tavla (Backgammon) Championship of the season was held this weekend (sorry to say it was not well publicised !!).
Maniac Kanka Harun and Eski Kanka Jim met in the Chopin Bar yesterday afternoon to "lubricate our arms" for an hour or so, and then it was off to The Tavla Stadium on Izmir Caddesi for the Grand Final.
As most of you know, Tavla is a Turkish game and so when the crowd gathered around us in expectation, all the money was naturally on Harun to kick Jim's ass.
However, there were mutterings of discontent after the 1st game when Jim unexpectantly won it and Harun's smug expression suddenly changed to a look of panic !!
Into the 2nd game and Jim was staring defeat in the eyes and a "double game" when some brilliant tactics were deployed and he snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat !!!
Yankee Kanka had arrived during this game and he was giving Harun some advice ..... like walk away .... concede defeat ..... but you know Harun, he is an obstinate "bustard" !!
So, to put him out his misery, Jim put the "sword in" and was 4-0 up before Harun could say .... oh f*** off you Scottish bustard !!!
At that point, Yankee intervened to save Harun from further punishment and Harun slunk off to The Lacivert while Jim was being carried on a wave of adulation by the crowd !
Rip Off Kanka Erman was there to meet us and we watched a footie match between two Istanbul teams (can't remember their names !!). Were there still tears in Harun's eyes from his humiliating defeat or was it the poor standard of the footie being served up ??!!
In a formal announcement at half time, Yankee Kanka declared Eski Kanka Jim the Kankalar Tavla Champion of the season, unless, of course, any other kanka dares to challenge him ??!! Who dares ???
Back to the footie .... cough cough ...... sorry for the deviation, and it is ANKARAGUCU's last home match next Sunday against Sekiztrash. KO 7pm, and so meeting in the Chopin Bar from 4pm and going to the Stadium at about 5.30pm.
The Anti-X Group Magazine Editor, Erkan, is planning to be there at about 5pm to take photos of the Kankalar Group for their magazine, so please make an effort to be there !
Hakan Kutlu was reported saying in Hurriyet this morning that he wants to finish in 6th position in the league and so he will be preparing the team to win their last two matches. So, another attacking match in prospect me thinks.
All the best from Kankalar Tavla Champion Eski Kanka Jim