Monday, August 24, 2009


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

With Oz Kanka Chris down on the south coast visiting his dear sweet mummy, he has probably other things on his mind other than footie, ie, swimming, drinking, sun bathing, drinking, building sand castles for Little Oz Kanka, drinking and not forgetting more drinking !!

So, just to keep you up to date with Saturday night's result ....

Gencler 0 Besiktas 0

Gencler's line up was -

Orhan, Ilhan, Radeljic and Aykut
Burhan,Cem, Harbuzi and Tozo
Mustafa and Kahe

Bilal came on as a sub in the 2nd half to replace Harbuzi.

I'm sure some of the kankas attended the match. So, calling Spine Kanka and Flying Dutchman Kanka to put some meat on the bones either in the comments section or in an email to me for a post edit.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

EDIT - 24 August...........

Ahhhhh..... that explains it ! Oz Kanka couldn't access the Blog. So, here is his report of the match. All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Quote ..... Eeek. Almost got 'em

I write this from the Aegean resort town of Kusadasi having driven from Ankara straight after Saturday night's big match at the 19 Mayis Stadium.

It was the first day of Ramazan so the Chopin was far from full but the kankas made up for that with Flying Dutchman Kanka Carlo - later to be joined by his good wife Legal Kanka Saadet and a friend of their's from Adana - Spine, French Kanka Hande, ring-in Ilker all downed a pre-match Efes and good Gencler supporter Oguz joined us at the stadium.

There wasn't much enthusiasm, or should I say hope, from us Gencler supporters. Most of us were just hoping league champions Besiktas weren't gone to humiliate us.

Genclerbirligi 0 - 0 Besiktas

The Sunday papers may have said that "Ankara once again left Gencler alone" but considering what a crap couple of seasons we have had, the fact that iftar wasn't that long before kick-off and simply compared to our normal crowds, we had good numbers. Not only that but almost all were in good voice.

Kicj-off and things weren't too bad. New signing Harbuzi clearly impressed and he was the first to have a shot on goal. Burhan was also looking good and even the new slimmed-down Kahe was getting shots. None were too dangerous though but half-time and we were pretty happy. After all, last time we played Besiktas at home we lost 0-3 and in fact we haven't beaten them in a league match since the year 2000.

A repeat of the mass civil disobediance of two weeks ago happened at half-time as all the smokers defied new laws and congregated near the entrance and the toilets to get their nicotine fix. One particular fellow I noticed had three chevrons on his arm and clearly wasn't going to bother to obey the new anti-smoking laws, let alone enforce them.

Second half and we sang our hearts out as Gencler launched attack after attack. One that really should have gone in was from Tozo who was pretty much free but failed to connect properly.

All up it was an encouraging performance from the Gencler boys and as I said before, new signing Harbuzi was particularly good. A point's a point, even if we really deserved to get all three.

Now, back to the Efes on this wonderful evening looking out over the Aegean Sea. Unquote.

From Oz Kanka Chris no doubt now making up for being sober last Saturday night !!!


  1. Anonymous9:37 pm

    A point is a point against the big 3 even if it could have been more.Encouraging though and should give Gencler confidence for the coming games.
    I was wrong about Ankaraspor Jim,they put on a decent show in getting a share of the spoils versus Gaziantep.Not exactly sure what that tells us re The Merger.Except that they put in a professional performance by the sounds of it.
    Dublin Neil.

  2. Well said Neil.

    Check out my further comments on the proposed merger in the comments section of the post titled 'Ankaragucu - Surprise Moves'.

  3. If only Gencler players would learn how to score in one on one situations. both against Ankaraspor and Gencler they missed clear opportunities. Pitty.
    Harbuzi was a pleasure to watch. He adds quality to our midfield.

  4. We supporters of Ankaragucu and Genclerbirligi are always looking for miracles.

    Hey Dan the Man, let's take another optimism pill and see what happens this weekend !!