All by my lonesome at the Beer Bus tonight. At least I had Efes to keep me company. The vast majority of the Alkaralar crowd were in Karabuk for the match and strangely the Karabukspor fans in the Beer Bus equalled the Gencler fans...
Karabukspor 3 - 0 Genclerbirligi
What can I say about a match in which we were rubbish. Our defence was crap, our midfield worse and our attacking players ... oh shit.
Yet again this is going to be a short report.
Besides one or two decent attacks, Shane Smeltz looked good at times, Gencler were not exactly inspiring.
I haven't seen any reports yet (most journos are probably still watching the Istanbul derby as I type) but my guess is that our coach Thomas Doll will not see out the week.
oh yeah, Hursut also got himself a red card for swearing... whatever happened to freedom of speech. I also saw in the papers today that the police are looking to identify (and charge) 20 people who booed PM Erdogan at the basketball world cup final. Yep, welcome to the new Turkey.
It was all forgettable stuff. Well done to Karabukspor, they deserved the victory.
As for the Ankara derby next week, I live in fear.