Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Apologies to The Hurriyet for stealing their headline, but it just about sums it up !
Karabukspor 5 ANKARAGUCU 1
Ugur, Zewlakow, Rajnoch, Murat
Guven, Adem, Aydin, Sapara, Dogan
2nd half substitutes - Metin, Ozgur and Gabric
I was first into The Beer Bus Bar followed by Rip Off Kanka Erman, Maniac Kanka Harun and Red Sox Kanka Russ.
Gecikondu looked to be well represented in the Karabuk Stadium and they were singing their heads off, as you would expect !
However, it was Karabuk who threatened first with 'olde boy' Ilhan Parlak shooting past the post on 6 minutes. Karabuk looked like they were up for it and Ankaragucu looked like they were there to defend !
Dogan did have a shot past the post on 9 minutes, but that was the only time Ankaragucu threatened until just before the half time whistle when Guven had a shot on goal which went over.
12 minutes in and I'm thinking Emenike is looking dangerous with neat touches and running off the ball. Sapara was his usual self - seeming to be everywhere urging more from Ankaragucu.
21 minutes in and Seric almost opened the scoring with a 'curler' of a shot which went just past with Senecky looking relieved. That in itself should have been a wake-up call, but it wasn't heeded.
4 minutes later the inevitable happened. A long ball out of defence which was anticipated by Emenike, but not Aydin. He controlled the ball and ran into the Ankaragucu half of the field with Zewlacow trailing in his wake. Senecky had no chance - a great striker's goal.
Murat Duruer was back in defence (whaaaaaaat ???). Great tactics putting him there Umit Bey !! He couldn't burst a paper bag, never mind tackling guys with the physique like Emenike !!! He should have been on the bench, or at the very least, shunted out to the wing where he could do minimal damage !!!
38 minutes in and Duruer gifts the ball to a Karabuk player which almost results in a goal. One minute later he does the same thing and I'm thumping the table in frustration - all eyes are on me and I apologise for my outburst. I promise not to mention Duruer's name again !!!
41 minutes in and Karabuk are really turning it on with their footie. Spreading the ball around and making Ankaragucu look 2nd Class. At last ...... the half time whistle.
Can Umit Bey wave his magic wand ? Noooooooooooooo !!!
6 minutes in and the goal of the match. Emenike turns provider and passes the ball to the unmarked player on the right wing. Off he goes, looks up, crosses just in front of 4 stationary Ankaragucu defenders to the unmarked Ilhan who delivers a perfect over-head kick into the corner. Defo a candidate for goal of the season !
Ankaragucu was reeling now, and 6 minutes later that man again, Emenike (Man of the Match), evades 5 tackles on the left before being brought down unceremoniously by Ugur on the edge of the box (I thought it was inside the box !!). Birol took it and picked his spot in the top left hand corner with the wall superfluous !
One minute later, Ankaragucu did the impossible. A goal ! Sapara (who else ?) took a free kick just outside the box and planted it in the top left hand corner with Tomic stationary.
Unsurprisingly, there was no leaping up and down from the kankas ! This was Karabuk's match and we knew it !!
67 minutes gone and Karabuk was still dictating the match, especially in midfield where they had total control.
15 minutes to go and after a memerising passing movement from Karabuk, Emenike was put through - again his running off the ball exposed the Ankaragucu defence - and he gave Senecky no chance.
10 minutes to go and Karabuk is taking the piss out of Ankaragucu, spraying their passes all over the place with Ankaragucu looking like a pale shadow of the team which beat CimBom and Fener.
Almost full time, but time for Birol to fire in another free kick to the top right hand corner with Senecky again having no chance.
The word humiliated comes to mind ! Yes, and as I said a few weeks ago, it's going to be a long and cold winter of discontent for us kankas !!
Sestak went off injured at half time, so yet more woes to add to the loss of Vittek if it is serious.
Can't say I'm looking forward to next Saturday when Sivas come calling !
btw, Ankaragucu now has the 'distinction' of having the 3rd worst defensive record in the league for shipping goals !! Every picture tells a story !!
All the best from a despondent Eski Kanka Jim