Monday, October 12, 2009

Ankaragucu is the One...

...which is of course what this is all about. Evolution, Polat, Yildirim, & Demiroren, evolution. Like the dinosaur. Look out that window. You had your time. The future is our world, Polat, Yildirim, & Demiroren,. The future is Ankaragucu's time. The days of the trinity are over. There can be only one.

Ok, I confess, I tampered with Australian actor Hugo Weaving's (Agent Smith) lines a bit, and I'm playing both sides of the movie (plus I added a bit of Highlander [as a tip of the hat to Eski Kanka]), but, hey, why not?

"We stand behind our people!" says Melih in a campaign poster captured in an uncredited photo that has been circulating on the internet since slightly before the last local elections.

So what does The Matrix have to do with Ankaragucu? Well, the above was very similar in tone to what Melih Gokcek had to say this past week as captured in the paper Hürriyet. “The age of the three great teams is coming to an end; the age of the one great team is coming...Ankaragucu in the very near future will be that one great team.”

He actually had a lot to say that day, but, in a nut shell, he basically explained that as someone from Ankara, the fact that Ankara is the lone capital city that has not produced a championship caliber team is a great disappointment to him, and it is for this reason that he has worked so hard to help Ankaragucu. He pointed out that initially he was thwarted from this goal by Mesut Yılmaz (Prime Minister in the 1990s) who accused him of wanting to use the team for political reasons (hmm, I wonder why?). Later Gokcek claims to have tried to help Gencler Birligi by pleading to Cavcav to hang on to his good players instead of sending them off in all directions, but to no avail. He then tried to succeed with Ankaraspor, and professes to have done a great job, but admits to having fallen a bit short because the team had no supporters (here at the blog we can certainly attest to that having outnumbered them at every match—at their stadium).

Morpheus: But where they have failed, you will succeed.
Gokcek: Ankaragucu is the one.

We’ll have to see, but things don’t look so promising at the moment. Gucu are up to their ears in debt, just had their team bus repossessed, got that back, and then had a servis vehicle repossessed. On top of that there is the money (a million Euro probably plus any accumulated interest) they have to pay Boluspor for Gokhan Emreciksin. I ask you, if you can’t even keep your bus from being repossessed…Well, you get the picture.

Like I said, we’ll just have to see.

All those claims are well and good, but for Ankaragucu to win the Superlig will be more difficult than it was for Obama to win the Nobel Peace Prize: concrete results will be needed.

We shall see whether those results will be forthcoming.


  1. Very nice in-depth report from Battle Damaged ... as usual.

    I was wondering how long it would take someone to mention 'the bus thingie' and the ongoing 'saga' of Gokhan ?! I didn't mention it on purpose ..... perhaps I was too ashamed, especially the business of the bus !

    There is also the question of Vassell's promise of a particular amount of dosh which hasn't been kept ....... so far.

    The Great I.M. Gokcek has done a wonderful job on the third phase of Dikmen Vadi and didn't it do your heart proud to see him hob-nobbing with all those 'fat cats' from the hated European Union last Saturday night ??!! He even had the great Ebru Gundes singing like a nightingale for the glory of Buyuk Belidiye Ankara !!!

    However, wonderful as it may be, and we all know Melih's love of parks, we Ankaragucu Fanatiks would like to see him throw some dosh at higher priorities, ie, Ankaragucu !!!

    My message to him (and his darling son) is let's get the show on the road and at least follow up on the great result of last week.

    Remember ..... a soldier marches on his stomach ...... so, conversely ..... a happy and contented footie player is a successful footie player !!!

  2. This reminds me of I Melih as Sauron:

    One Team to rule them all, One Team to find them,
    One Team to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    In the Land of Melih where the Shadows lie.

    apols, JRR

  3. Typical Spine 'tongue in cheek' humour !!

    As a JRR Fanatik, I love the comment Spine. Keep 'em comin !

  4. "In the land of Melih where the Shadows lie."
    Love it, Spine!!