Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Apologies for nicking Hurriyet’s headline again, but it seems to have been appropriate yesterday !
An empty ‘silent’ stadium as punishment for the trouble at the Konya match 2 weeks ago when a section of the Ankaragucu supporters smashed all the windows of the Konya buses after receiving some rude taunts from the Konya supporters during the match. There is no excuse for this behaviour, but …… one thing is certain …… it is advisable NOT to make enemies of Ankaragucu supporters !!
The ‘avalanche’ refers to the fact that ‘amazingly’ Ankaragucu scored 3 goals, which for a team in Ankaragucu’s position is defo headline news. The last time they did this was way back in November last year in Eskisehir.
ANKARAGUCU 3 Gaziantepspor 1
So, a welcome victoreeeee and long overdue. Jaba opened the scoring just before half time and Murat Duruer (surprise surprise !) made it 2 on the half time whistle.
After the break, Antep pulled one back from the penalty spot, and not for the first time this season has a penalty been needlessly conceded.
Dig deep again and don’t fold was obviously the word from the bench, and Ankaragucu responded with a third goal from the in form Jaba with 15 minutes to go.
Hurriyet was full of praise for Ankaragucu’s overall performance. They restricted Antep’s speedy forwards and dictated the pattern of the match. This obviously bodes well for the future.
Serkan was back between the sticks yesterday (good !). There were also a few new faces, ie, Ozgur Bayer, Ozgur Ocal, Semavi and Ceyhun. Looking forward to seeing them in action for myself against Hacittepe in 2 weeks time.
Next week it’s off to the Olympic Stadium to take on Istanbul BBS which will provide a real test. It is always difficult to break down their tall and strong defenders, especially if Jaba plays up front on his own. However, it seems as if De Nigris will be his partner and they will hopefully be working together with Hakan Kutlu to formulate a plan to keep the ‘avalanche’ going.
Could this be the turning point of the season for a push up the league to mid-table safety ?
Time to take an optimistic stance me thinks !
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim
After thought ……………….…. perhaps the headline ‘Avalanche’ would have been more appropriately applied to Fener who knocked 7 past Hacettepe yesterday without reply ??!!