"The round ball in Ankara" and all Turkish newspapers would like to apologise to readers who may have been mislead in the past week into thinking that Ankaragucu has had some off-the-field problems. At no time did we wish to alarm or to cause anxiety amongst Ankaragucu fans with headlines such as: "Ankaragucu in CHAOS!!!", "Gokcek: Gucu set for 4th division!" or "Ozat: There but for the grace of Melih go I".
When the "The round ball in Ankara" quoted Ahmet Gokcek as saying last week, "You'll see. On Monday 98 percent of our players will either be free agents or will leave the club," we made the mistake of taking the man literally when we should have learnt from past experience that he was clearly talking rubbish.
"The round ball in Ankara" is pleased to report that the fracas we described as "Nuclear Armegeddon at Ankaragucu!!!" is hopefully to be solved on Wednesday at a meeting between Cemal Aydin, Cengiz Topel Yildirim and Melih Gokcek at the Ankara Municipality Bunker and we look forward to running headlines such "Match made in heaven", "Gucu aims for championship trophy in bicentennary year" and "Politics and sport: a winning mix!"
Signed: The Webmaster