Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Headline in today's Hurriyet ......... Ankaragucu's Five New Guns !
Under normal conditions the signing of five new players wouldn't cause such a fuss, but ........ four of them are coming from Ankaraspor !!
Is this one of the scenario's of the Merger I wonder ? Transfer all the best players out and let Ankaraspor be relegated to drift into oblivion in the way that once famous Goztepe of Izmir disappeared from the scene ?!
The players in question Ediz, Adem, Meye and Mehmet Cakir are all well known and quality players. I would single out Mehmet Cakir for mention who I have seen playing for Gencler many times before he moved across the city. I have always rated him highly as a skillful and industrious midfield player and one who could easily form a highly successful partnership with Ceyhun and Semavi.
As for the fifth player ? The return of the highly popular 'prodigal son' from Istanbul BBS. None other than Bebbe. He was always a fans favourite because of his workrate and selfless play up front, so I'm sure he will be a welcome addition to Hikmet Bey's attacking options. I for one welcome him back with open arms !
So, if these transfers materialise as reported, it will be interesting to see which players are for the chop. I'm sure Murat Duruer will be going and perhaps Iglesias - we shall see.
The result of Saturday's meeting is awaited with interest. Certainly, in my opinion, these transfers give a pretty clear indication of what will be decided at the meeting, ie, shall we merge or shall we not !!!
Watch this space !
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim