Antep-Galata defeat Gencler-Buca 3,912 to 80

Some of our overseas Kankas may not know just how well the Turkish press covers sport in Turkey. We live in a football mad country and so it is only right that the sports pages of a newspaper are many, with football dominating them.

Just to give one example. Today's Haber Turk newspaper had a 12-page broadsheet sports section. A page is approximately 48x34 centimetres, giving the sports section a total area of 19,584 square centimetres.

The paper obviously decided to lead with last night's Turkish Cup quarter-final matches (two were played).

For the Gaziantepspor - Galatasaray match the paper published 13 photos, 13 articles and two long analysis pieces. All up it devoted 3,912 square centimetres to the match.

A pretty good effort considering that the match finished pretty close to the publishing deadline.

For the Genclerbirligi - Bucaspor match which finished two hours before the other quarter-final, the paper devoted a generous 80 (eighty) square centimetres. Even then this was merely a list of the players; no photos, analysis, not even a single sentence on what happened.

Hats off.

Comments

  1. Nothing in the Ankara section either, Chris?

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  2. I like that you measured; scientific, classy. I guess the only thing to do is crush IBB/Kasimpasa in the semifinals and then unleash hell in the finals. That's how you teach 'em!

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  3. Nothing there. I'm pretty sure that the Ankara section is put to bed quite early, well before the match finished.

    I remember at the TDN (now the HDNER) we used to do the Sunday features section on Friday morning.

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  4. @Asim Bey - You are probably right.

    by the way, time to update your blog... I've been waiting ages for a new post

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  5. Oops, forget that. I just checked and saw that I've bookmarked a single post, not the blog itself. Stupid me.

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  6. It's a fair point about the blog, actually. I sort of took a break from it but just came back. Thanks for reading!

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