ANKARAGUCU - ALARM BELLS ?? ..... NO, NOT YET !!

Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Not a happy weekend in Ankara, with THREE the unlucky number !

Sivasspor 3 ANKARAGUCU 0

Not much I can say about this match. Hurriyet's headline this morning said it all .....

`Ankaragucu Collapse`

Putting myself in Hakan Kutlu's position, I would have gone to Sivas to perform a damage limitation exercise. Knowing only too well that Sivas would come out with all guns blazing, the message would have been to shore up the defence and try to break out when the situation warranted it. However, it seems as though that particular plan, if adopted, didn't work !

Balili scored in the 8th and 57th minute and it was all wrapped up on 68 minutes by Mehmet Yildiz. We know what Sivas are capable of, so I suppose we can have no complaints.

I haven't hit the alarm bells ....... yet. Ankaragucu may be stuck in 3rd bottom position in the league, but only 6 points behind Kayseri in mid-table.

So, next weekend's match against Kayseri takes on added significance. Again, putting myself in Hakan Kutlu's shoes, I would make the team watch the first 15 minutes of the Gencler v Besiktas match and send them out to do a similar devastating job !

Let's take our optimism pills before we go to the Stadium next weekend !

Details of KO time and date to be announced in Oz Kanka's email.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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