Sunday, November 09, 2008


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


  1. Anonymous11:36 am

    Battle Damaged Kanka says. . .

    Oh, shit, I had checked the score on Lig Radyo after the match had ended, and they still had 1-0 up as the score. I was elated. What a let down to now find that they had just failed to post the Bursa goal.

    But to be honest this is still better than the result I expected prior to the match. I guess I should re-read Eski's previous post where the Hibs coach talks about always staying positive.

  2. Just heard on the wire that Antalya beat Sivas today which moves Ankaragucu into 2nd bottom spot in the league.

    Looking at the fixture list it is going to be a long, cold and miserable winter.

    Eskisehir, Fener, Ankaraspor, CimBom and Besiktas in the next 5 weeks.

    What chance a move into mid-table before the winter break ??!!

  3. OK, it is confirmed.

    The Bursa v Ankaragucu match is live on Lig TV tonight (Wednesday) KO 8pm.

    Meeting in The Cappadokia Bar to see if Ankaragucu can pull off a miracle and breathe some life into their season !