Thursday, June 25, 2009


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

It was reported in The Hurriyet this morning that there has been mutterings of discontent from our two Latin players, Santos and Iglesias.

Apparently they are both owed transfer money and outstanding salaries from the Club. Iglesias is now a 'free agent', his contract having expired, but Santos has another year to run on his contract.

Hikmet Bey wants them both to stay at the Club next season but there appears to be a financial impasse which must be resolved by the Club PDQ !

Obviously I'm not privy to the financial status of the Club, but now that this news has hit the National Press it must be resolved one way or another. More news on this as it unfolds.

To close on a happier note, Ankaragucu have signed 29 year old midfielder Cihan Haspolatli from Konya on a one year contract. Some of you may remember that he played for Galatasaray some time ago. Some 'steel' to add to the midfield area - his disciplinary record speaks volumes about his style of play !!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. I have no idea why Cihan wasn't that popular in GS. In my own humble view, he played a 7 out of 10 in every position he was put in, centre-back, right-back, defensive midfielder, wherever.
    He was never good enough to be 8 or 9 but neither bad enough to be 4 or 5.

  2. Thanks for the positive comment Sinan.

    Based on your assessment therefore, I see no reason why he will not be a success with Ankaragucu.

    Just the type of player we need to play alongside Ceyhun and Semavi, and in front of Santos and Boozy. Also, lots of options for Hikmet Bey to play him in accordance with who the opposition is.