Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
For those of you who read Gulay's Galatasaray Blog, you may recall reading Metin’s comments in a recent post where he mentioned a possible merger between Ankaragucu and Ankaraspor. I also mentioned that Cemal Aydin and Melih Gokcek had been seen together regularly recently, and also in the company of a high ranking politician whose name I won’t mention in this Blog !
Well, having discussed the subject with Maniac Kanka last night, it seems like this `rumour` may well come to fruition. There was even an article in The Hurriyet this morning about it !
Maniac’s opinion is that it will happen. My retort was ……. Okay, if and when it does happen what will it do to the balance of the league ? Maniac just shrugged his shoulders and said …….. this is Turkey and it can happen !
Before Oz Kanka mentions it, which I’m sure he will ……. the precedent was set in 1980 (this has also been mentioned on numerous occasions on this Blog !),
It is well recorded in this Blog that Melih Gokcek is not a popular person with Ankaragucu supporters for various reason which I will not repeat. However, if this does happen then I believe it will be a step forward. After all, Cemal Aydin has shown by his actions over the years that he is quite happy for Ankaragucu to sit in mid-table in the league ! We, the supporters, are not !
Melih Gokcek has pledged `to put his money where his mouth is` and he wants to have a successful football team in the Capital City of Turkey just as much as we do.
What about the mechanics of the merger I can hear you ask ? For example, what about The Yenikent Stadium ? What colours will the new team wear ? Will there be a name change ? Will the team still play in The 19 Mayis Stadium ? etc etc.
We will have a `wait and see` period now. So, watch this space for further on this important subject.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim