Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
The Hurriyet's headline this morning was .... 'Welcome Lemerre', but I much prefer mine. After all, when have I ever had the opportunity of writing such a headline ?!!
OK, so Ankaragucu is only top of Group B of the Turkish Cup, and only on goal difference, but please humour me while I enjoy the moment, at least until the 9th of January !
Denizli BBS 0 ANKARAGUCU 2
It was a 'Second String' starting line-up yesterday -
El-Yasa, Ediz, Mehmet and Koray
Hurriyet, Ilhan, Ozgur and Adem
Bebbe and Murat Duruer
2nd Half substitutes used - Weeks, Broggi and Volkan
As Bellshill Kanka Nadeem and Battle Damaged Kanka Damon commented in the previous post, Bebbe scored the first on the half hour mark and Murat popped in the second near the end with 20 minutes to go.
Good to see Bebbe back in the team and it is to be hoped that new coach, Lemerre, saw enough to give him an extended run in the team alongside Vassell.
In the other Group B match last night, Galatasaray beat Trabzon 2-1. So, with Ankaragucu having a 'by' on the 9th of January and Galatasaray away to Ordu, it should mean that Galatasaray will top the Group then.
Ankaragucu's next challenge is at home to Trabzon on Thursday 14th January and that will be a MUST WIN match to put Trabzon at the bottom of the table alongside Denizli BBS and Ordu !
Are we really going to have a serious Cup run ? An emphatic .... yessssssss !!!
On behalf of webmaster Oz Kanka Chris and I, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim