Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Denizlispor 0 ANKARAGUCU 0
Well, I suppose it could have been worse ?! Some critics were anticipating a Denizli revival and an end of season fight-back to avoid relegation. However, as we have witnessed, it is not easy to dislodge the Ankaragucu defence these days !
Since the departure of Mr Lentil, and the regular inclusion of Geremi in the Ankaragucu defence, it has become a stingy defence and not as leaky as it was in the first half of the season.
I should also mention Aerial Broggi who has always been a model of consistency when he has been given the opportunity of a regular place in the team. Attacking full backs are like gold-dust and it must be hoped that Ankaragucu will build next season's team around the likes of Geremi, Broggi and Captain Hurriyet.
There are also other reasons to be optimistic if the management can keep most of the squad and settle contracts quickly before the summer break.
Again there were no surprises from Lemerre in his line-up yesterday -
Geremi, Koray, Jan and Broggi
Hurriyet, Kagan, Rothen and Sapara
Mehmet and Vittek
2nd half substitutes used - Adem, Murat and Ilhan
Vassell has returned to the UK for further treatment on his ankle. I wonder if we will see him in an Ankaragucu line-up again ??!!
Ankaragucu is now 10 points ahead of 3rd bottom club Diyabakir with 3 matches left, so the fight is now on between Diyabakir, Sivas and Manisa as to who is going down with Ankaraspor and Denizli.
Next weekend Ankaragucu take on Trabzon at the 19 Mayis Stadium in what could probably be labelled a dress rehearsal in tactics for the Fener match the following weekend.
In the meantime, all eyes will be on tonight's MUST WIN match for Bursa at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim