Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
As reported in midweek, Ankaragucu was punished by the TFF for the behaviour of some of their `fans` at the end of the Kayseri match 2 weeks ago.
You will recall that I mentioned in the match report the throwing of `missiles` and chairs on to the pitch after Kayeri’s 3rd goal. There was also another incident when 2 `fans` ran onto the pitch and shouted some `choice words` to Protokol, ie, Mr Cemal Aydin. In incidents such as these the TFF show no mercy, therefore all are punished for the stupidity of a few !
So, yesterday’s match was played in the Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, but there were no gold medals to be won there.
ANKARAGUCU 1 Bursaspor 1
Captain Courageous, Murat Erdogan, opened the scoring in the 2nd half and Romashenko equalised 15 minutes from the end.
A shortage of strikers and a shortage of goals is a familiar story with only Istanbul BBS and Hacettepe scoring fewer goals in the league than Ankaragucu. We have to say ….. thank God for our captain staving off defeat this week and last week.
So, Ankaragucu is still rooted in 3rd bottom position in the league, but that could be 2nd bottom today if Antalyaspor beat Sivas in Antalya !
Woe woe ………. doom and gloom !
Turkish Cup business resumes in Bursa on Wednesday evening and a last chance for the players to keep their season alive. It is fairly certain that the match will be on Lig TV KO 8pm and perhaps we can meet in The Cappadokia to watch it.
Next league match is away to Eskisehir next Sunday.
All the best from despondent Eski Kanka Jim