Good afternoon all and join me at 2 pm for live radio blogging of Kayseri v Gencler. According to a weather forecast on the BBC, top temperature for today is 4 degrees and light rain is predicted. let's hope it doesn't turn into snow. Back soon.
1:49 pm Some transfer news. We have signed three young players, namely Serkan Çalık and Alparslan Erdem from Galatasaray and Abdülhamit Yıldız from the Dutch team Volendam. I know nothing about them.
At the same time we won't be seeing Orhan Sam, Ilhan Eker, Harbuzi, Aussie Bruce nor Mustafa Pektemek. I'm not 100 per cent sure on the wheres and whys of the transfers, but that hasn't stopped our blog from reporting news in the past.
1:54 pm Weather news. It's overcast and snowing. Match will go ahead though.
1:59 pm News of Harbuzi leaving Gencler, as reported above, was wrong. Seems as if he is playing today.
2:01 pm Peep, peep and we are off. Not sure of the team as the radio commentator assigned for the match is speaking in fastforward mode.
2:03 pm And Kayseri start fast with a shot going out for corner. And then in a counterattack Hursut is in the box and we wait for a penalty decision........ No. No penalty. Fast match.
2:13 pm After commentary from around the grounds we are back to the game in question where Kayseri are the ones on the attack. We obviously haven't woken up yet. By the way, I may be wrong about Pektemek leaving. I really am hopeless at this.
2:27 pm Not much happening. Kayseri seem to be a bit better than us though.
2:33 pm Both sides have chances as we were listening to other matches. Hursut and Burhan are creating some great attacks but we aren't finishing them off.
2:42 pm Burhan has a shot, their keeper sends it out for a corner. Defence sends it out.
2:43 pm This commentator is pathetic. We just had an update with the line. "It is the 41st minute and we are fast approaching the 42nd minute." Great insight that. Burhan has another shot, another corner, defence saves the day again.
2:47 pm Four minutes of extra time.
2:48 pm He has done it again. "In the 2nd minute of extra time heading towards the 3rd minute." Apparently there is so much extra time because Burhan had to change his boots.
Half time scores:
Kayserispor 0 - 0 Genclerbirligi
Ankaragucu 0 - 0 Diyarbakirspor
3:12 pm I assume they have kicked off the second half but I don't actually know.
3:12 pm They have. Tozo on, Bilal off.
3:13 pm "We have just left the 49th minute behind and have entered the 50th." This commentator is amazing.
3:19 pm As the radio concentrates on other games, I'm peeling potatoes, carrots, chopping up onions and getting ready for a chicken roast dinner.
3:21 pm They get back to Kayseri but 20 seconds in they cross to the Black Sea coast where Trabzon have gone 1-0 ahead against Sivas. That game kicked off at 3pm.
3:23 pm Troisi comes on for Kayseri. I'm sure he got a few boos from the small group of Gencler fans who headed out early this morning. I would have gone but I have to cook the dinner tonight.
What I did at half-time.
3:31 pm Trabzon goes 2-0 ahead. No idea what is happening in Kayseri.
3:32 pm Burhan scores!!!!!!!!!!!! One-on-one with the keeper. Kayserispor 0 - 1 Genclerbirligi
3:40 pm Sivas have got one back. It has stopped snowing in Kayseri. Kahe to Burhan, Burhan through ... hits the post!
3:43 pm I see that Sir Eski Kanka is getting tanked (see comments section). Sounds like he is enjoying his break in Scotland.
3:53 pm Five minutes of extra time. Kayseri are on the attack. Our forwards are dropping back to defend. Can we hang on?
3:55 pm Ankaragucu have drawn 0-0 with Diyarbakirspor. Report from Battle Damaged Kanka Damon will be coming this way later on.
3:56 pm Oh dear. We couldn't hang on. Kayserispor 1 - 1 Genclerbirligi. In the 93rd minute.
4:00 pm The whistle blows. Yet another sucker punch at the death. A win would have been fantastic, but still a draw away to Kayseri isn't a bad result. I'm off to cook. I'll try and add the Burhan goal once someone has uploaded it to Youtube. I'll also try and remember to take a photo of my cooking efforts. If you are interested in other football related cooking experiences check out Ankaragucu' Darius Vassel and his great efforts (and failures).
Kayserispor 1 - 1 Genclerbirligi
Ankaragucu 0 - 0 Diyarbakirspor
Just add gravy.