Tuesday, December 21, 2010

An apology to our readers

"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


  1. Anonymous5:53 pm

    Ah grand so, there's nothing to worry about!

    Dublin Neil.

  2. Ho ho ho ha ha ha, and you thought our webmaster didn't have a sense of humour ??!!

    For more fun and amusement have another read of my post a few back entitled .....

    Let's Lighten Up !!!!

    All the best from still chuckling Eski Kanka Jim

  3. Anonymous7:10 pm

    meeting been moved to tommorow, what a drama ffs


  4. Best line: "Gucu aims for championship trophy in bicentennary year."

    Keep up the great work, Oz. Although me thinks you have been enjoying this last week or so a little too much.

  5. Ha ha...Buca leading Fenerbahce at halftime in the cup match.

  6. Still leading at nearly the 80 min. mark. C'mon, Buca.

  7. Well done, Buca.

    Now if FB gets beat by Yeni Malatyaspor, the satisfaction will be complete.

    Hopefully, we will beat Gençler for once tomorrow. Unfortunately I won't be able to make that one.

  8. Well .... at least there will be one Ankaragucu kanka there tomorra !

    While Battle Damaged is fussing around getting his Eye-tie wardrobe sorted for Christmas (no doubt with more cashmere, Eye-tie leather, etc), Eski will be there in his Ulus Pasaj el-cheepo copy sportswear !!!

    After tonight's result, what a great opportunity for BOTH Ankara teams to qualify into the knock-out phase. Well done Buca !

  9. Hahaha...the Ankara Municipality Bunker

  10. Not quite peace in our time, yet. Yildirim cancelled the meeting. Gokcek says he is very upset.

  11. Anonymous5:50 pm

    this is just an absoloute mess, Yildirim is a scumbag and just fucking us about, he is the cause of all this