Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
If you like Basketball then it was a good night to be in Turkey last night. However, us long suffering Ankaragucu fanatiks had absolutely nothing to cheer about last night !
Besiktas 4 ANKARAGUCU 0
Besiktas is not the best team around at the moment, but it looked like Ankaragucu wanted them to be just that !
Apart from the first 30 minutes of the match when Meye scored and we were all up on our feet hugging and giving hi-fives, that was to be the last time you saw anything approaching a smile from us. btw, Meye was offside !
The kankas (Maniac Harun, Battle Damaged Damon, Liverpool Dan and I) had to sit through the remaining 60 minutes and watch as Ankaragucu was humiliated. It was grim.
The damning statistic, which speaks volumes, was that Ankaragucu had 39% of possession, and apart from Meye's 'goal' and a shot from Vittek which rebounded off a post, Ankaragucu never threatened 'new boy' Cenk in the Besiktas goal.
Ugur, Klukowski, Zewlakow, Aydin
Hurriyet, Murat, Sapara, Guven
Mehmet and Meye
Substitutes used - Ozgur, Vittek and Adem
The goals were all well taken by a team which out-ran, out-fought and out-thought Ankaragucu.
Bobo scored after 30 minutes and then when Besiktas ran riot in the 2nd half, Bobo added another. Toraman and Nobre finished the demolishion job !
Some of the kankas may disagree with me, but I'm not going to blame Ozden for any of the goals. The first one for example was a well placed header from Bobo which wrong-footed Ozden. He was left unguarded by an inept performance from the whole team, especially his 'defenders'.
So, what now ? Well for one thing, if I was the Kasimpasa Coach I would be licking my lips in anticipation of an easy win next Saturday ! I've decided not to take my optimism pills next week and will go to the Stadium fearing the worst !
We anticipate having a few lady kankies with us next week, so we will meet in the Beer Bus Bar at 3pm next Saturday and go to the Stadium at 4.30pm. Notwithstanding last night's result, the Stadium is expected to be full for the 'first' home league match of the season.
All the best from a 'depressed' (I've pinched Oz Kanka's word !!) Eski Kanka Jim