Sunday, November 16, 2008


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

With bottom club, Kocaeli, winning their first match of the season against Denizli yesterday it was imperative for Ankaragucu to take something from Eskisehir today ………. and they did.

Eskisehir 1 ANKARAGUCU 3

Sighs of relief all round !

When you are down it is always difficult to get up again, so this may prove to be the turning point in a season which got off on the wrong foot for Ankaragucu.

Winning is a sure tonic for building players confidence which we will need in the weeks ahead for 4 difficult matches. The first point in question ?? Fener come visiting on Saturday !

Not much I can tell you about today’s match at this stage, except that there will be lots of singing and dancing in The Lacivert Pub tonight ……. and I’m celebrating at the moment as I write this with luvvlie yummy Efes !!

Gokhan (remember …. Battle Damaged Kanka’s hero figure !) opened the scoring on 23 minutes. Eskisehir equalised on 58 minutes and I’m sure there were lots of …… ‘oh no, here we go again’ ….. from the Ankaragucu faithful.

However, all credit to Ankaragucu’s never-say-die spirit when Moine made it 2-1 from the penalty spot.

Gokhan scored his 2nd to make it 3 and put the smiles back on our faces.

So, not wishing to get carried away with the euphoria of our 2nd league win of the season, I still say …… bring on Fener !

Ankaragucu always seem to be able to raise their game for the ‘Big Ones’ and, as I said, the players confidence will be high on the back of a fine away win.

Not sure of the KO time for the Fener match yet. Probably 4pm or 7pm. Oz Kanka will send a kanka mail during the week with the details.

All the best from a happier Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Anonymous1:18 pm

    Battle Damaged Kanka says. . .
    It sures helps to score first, doesn't it. It is also no surprise to me that it was Gokhan to do it. Fener will be a tougher opponent, but if we keep to Eski's strategy of attack, attack, attack, who knows what will happen.

    A little off topic, I found a link that you guys will find amusing. It will give Chris in particular fodder for more wisecracks about Italian football.
    Here's the link:

  2. Did you notice and all-time first for Ankaragucu in Tuesday's Hurriyet ?

    TWO players in Team of the Weekend and Unal Karaman named Coach of the Weekend.

    This must be a first ?!

    Is it another Turning Point me wonders ??!!