Friday, July 18, 2008


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

ANKARAGUCU’s pre-season programme was reported in the Hurriyet this morning but the venues for the matches in Turkey were not given. The matches prior to their Germany camp in Augsburg will obviously be just a `work out` to give all the players a `run out`.

Also, the match against Boluspor conjures up memories of the `epic` Turkish Cup Final between the two in 1980. A match which Oz Kanka in particular relishes informing new kankas about !!

19 July - Boluspor
21 July – Istanbul BBS and Antalyaspor

27 July – Energie Cottbus
29 July – Dynamo Bucharest
31 July – BC AichachI
1 August – Munich Turk Karmasi
3 August – AEK
5 August – Limmasol

10 August – Eskisehirspor
15 to 17 August – TSYD Sportswriters Cup in Ankara

It was also reported in the Hurriyet this week that the ANKARAGUCU Kombine Tickets (Season Tickets) were now on sale at YTL 150 for Maraton. However, I have it on good authority from Maniac Kanka and The Anti-X website that the Anti-X Group are contesting the `high price` and trying to negotiate a reduction. (no comments please about the difference in price between the Season Tickets of ANKARAGUCU and ManYoo !!).

I will keep you advised when a decision has been made and when to go ahead and purchase the Kombine ticket.

I will also try and keep you up-to-date with results in Germany.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Eski, one of my friends said something about trading in three old kombines and getting a free new one. Have you heard anything about this?

  2. This sounds like `wishful thinking` to me !

    I was chatting to a Gecikondu boy in Kizilay this morning (Monday) and he told me that Cemal Aydin is not willing to lower the prices.

    So, be prepared to pay the astonishing sum of YTL 150. However, I'm waiting for Maniac Kanka to confirm this before we can go firm.