ANKARAGUCU - ROGER LEMERRE AND UMIT OZAT

Greetings Kankas and Kankies on this sunny and mild Christmas day in Ankara.

As most of you know by now, Ankaragucu has a new management/coaching team.

Some information about Roger Lemerre -

In his playing career he played for Nantes, Nancy and Lens. He also won 6 caps for the French National Team.

As a manager/coach he has been involved with Red Star, Lens, Paris FC, Strasbourg and the French National Team.

Umit Ozat has been appointed as his assistant and he is well known in recent times in Turkey. He played for Gencler, Fenerbahce and FC Koln. He also won 40 something caps for the Turkish National Team.

Pretty impressive CVs I'm sure you will agree. However, it remains to be seen if they can turn things around in the second half of the season with the players at their disposal.

Of course, sometimes miracles do happen and perhaps they will be given some dosh by Baby Gokcek to bring some 'names' in during January. Let's play the wait and see game and give them a chance to show their worth.

Their contract is only for 6 months but with options for extensions to be made after the 6 months period, ie, if Ankaragucu don't suffer the 'Big Drop' !!

As always ...... watch this space for further details.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Comments

  1. WHY ARE YOU GUYS SUPPORT, GOKCEK'S TEAM?

    I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT....

    THEY ARE GOING TO MASS THIS TEAM TOO:(

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  2. Ahmet my friend, we are not supporting the Chairman !

    We are supporing Ankaragucu, the Coach and the Players ..... period .... end of story !!!

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  3. Anonymous10:31 pm

    Thanks for your didactic reply Jim.
    This is the basic difference between the Turkish people and the European.
    Unfortunately rational approach to a case/event is generally a little far from us.

    Volkan

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  4. Ahmet Bey, I know how you feel. But it was our--the fans' that is--team before it was his. I have definitely been very skeptical of both the Gokceks' intentions and their competence. I remain so to this day.

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  5. Anonymous7:53 pm

    What is wrong with Gokceks, I don't understand... Why everybody hates them, can someone tell me... I think they are doing a great job since the day one. We've got a great coach, we are getting good players, and soon we will have a great team... If you hate them because of your political view the don't vote for them... The people in Ankara elect them they are not taking the crawne from their father... It's been over ten years they are being reelected, so sayin Ahmet what the heck is your problem... I love my Team to death with it's colors, players, fans, and it's presidents, too...

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  6. It has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with football and incompetence. Let's take a look at a few things we have written about Gokcek in the past. Click on the links if you wish. Out of the few I've found below only the last one has anything to do with politics.

    Vassell and Bebe being kicked out of their hotel because the club hadn't paid up.

    They managed to get the Ankaragucu team bus repossessed, got that back, and then had a service vehicle repossessed.

    Have stuffed around the sponsor that has been a part of the club and indeed part of the name of the club for 90-plus more years than Gokcek.

    Forcing Ankaragucu fans to pay up to 250tl to attend a match. Pure spite from Gokcek there.

    And us Kankas who have been here long enough will never forgive him for stuffing up Genclik park.

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