Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
I'm not interested in what the 'so called experts' say in the press, I witnessed the most blatantly biased refereeing I have ever seen in my life last night and the shameful thing is that the referee was wearing a FIFA badge. I hope a FIFA Representative was present last night to see this shameful performance and that Mr Cuneyt Cakir is struck-off the FIFA list, or, at the very least condemned to refereeing the champions of San Marino, Andorra and Luxembourg (with all due respect to the players of these countries !
Hopefully Mr Cakir has a conscience, although I doubt it, and he didn't sleep well last night. We can all guess what motivated him to award Fener THREE non-penalties, give Kagan a yellow card in the 6th minute for a pretty innocuous foul, AND still have time to give Senecky a red card 30 minutes into the first half, and for whaaaaat ??? Trying to save a goal ? Isn't that what goalkeepers do ??!!
Fenerbahce 6 Ankaragucu 0
Let's go back to the beginning.
We met up at our new meeting place, The Fat Cat on Tunali. Maniac Kanka Harun, Battle Damaged Kanka Damon and I, plus Arty Farty Kanka Deniz who we learned knows absolutely zilch about the Laws of Association Football ! We have a Clueless Kanka in our ranks, so unfortunately we couldn't give him that name !!
Ugur, Rajnoch, Aydin and Ozgur
Sestak, Adem, Kagan and Murat
Fatih and Vittek
Substitutes - Ozden, T. Dogan and Umut
The match was pretty much even up the the 25 minute mark with play swinging from end-to-end. Vittek and Ugur had a couple of chances, but Senecky was having a quiet time.
Then, the first controversial moment arrived. Alex burst through and Rajnoch made the tackle stretching his leg out for the ball and Alex did a good job of falling over his outstretched leg. No way was it an 'intentional' trip as the 'referee' obviously thought. Dead ball expert Alex doesn't normally miss penalties and he tucked it away in the corner. Cries of anguish from the kankas at the injustice.
3 minutes later and that 'referee' was pointing to the spot again (did I notice a smile on his face as he did ??!!). Naing came bursting through on the break and Senecky came running out to hoof the ball away with his foot. However, Naing got a slight touch to the ball and wrong footed Senecky forcing him to collide with Naing. Again, an unintentional clash of bodies and not a penalty. However, out comes the red card and Alex did the biz putting it in the same corner past Ozden and again we are all shaking our heads in disbelief.
At this point there was a classic statement from Battle Damaged Kanka Damon ....... quote, a picture of corruption in action ..... unquote !!!
5 minutes into the 2nd half and the 'referee' decides to make it THREE penalties. Why settle for only two, his is thinking, when I'm having so much fun !!!
There was break into the penalty box and Ozden came out to smother the ball, but missed. The Fener attacker decides to fall over the prostrate Ozden. Yellow card for Ozden and another penalty executed by Alex.
3-0 down to 3 'non-penalties' and still Senecky and Ozden haven't had a direct shot to save.
However that changed on 73 minutes when a Fener attacker waltzed through the Ankaragucu defence and shot. Ozden had it covered, but the ball took a deflection off Rajnoch and ended up in the goal. When Lady Luck doesn't smile, she can be cruel !
Ankaragucu could have been forgiven at this stage for throwing in the towel, but they didn't. The 10 men kept trying to go forward and attack.
However, the 5th goal arrived with 10 minutes left to play. Another deadball free kick from Alex just outside the box which was flighted over the wall with Ozden rooted to the spot.
Into the last minute and another piece of magic from Alex when he broke free of the Ankaragucu defence, noticed that Ozden was off his line, and executed a perfect lob over his head for No 6.
Final whistle and the camera panned-in on Mr Cakir's face, and guess what ? He was smiling !!!!
So, our apologies to Trabzon for failing to do the necessary. Before closing this sad story, I feel a few words of praise are due to Ugur for his 90 minutes effort. It is unusual to name a Man of the Match in a team defeated 6-0 but he gets my vote.
So to our last match of the season next Saturday at home to Antalya. KO time to be notified in the comments section of this post when I have it.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim