Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Ankaragucu's new Chairman, Ahmet Gokcek, son of the famous I. Melih Gokcek, certainly knows how to talk up a storm.
There was an article in The Hurriyet this morning detailing his 'shopping list' for the Centenery Year (2010). In my opinion, not so much a 'shopping list' but more of a 'wish list' !
He is quoted as saying (and not for the first time) that he plans to make Ankaragucu a serious challenger to the Istanbul 3 and to put Ankaragucu on the 'footie map'. Bold words indeed.
The two 'names' mentioned were ex-Turkish International players. Fatih Tekke currently with Zenit of Russia and Yildiray Basturk currently with Hertha Berlin.
As we know, actions speak louder than words, so it will be very interesting to see what happens in the January transfer window, and especially in the summer close season.
It will also be interesting to know where the dosh is coming from to finance all those grand plans !!
On another subject. The 'minnows' have been fighting it out in The Turkish Cup during the past two months and the stage is now set for Ankaragucu and Genclerbirligi to join the fray. The draw will be made on Monday, so watch this space on Tuesday for details.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim