Gaziantep v Genclerbirligi: Live radio blogging

Preview: Out all day and so couldn't make it to the Beer Bus for the match so tried to find a stream on the web. No luck so off to the radio. Of course with Fenerbahce playing there isn't going to much time for TRT 1 to devote to Gaziantep - Genclerbirligi.

7:04 pm (Turkish time)Herve Tum up front ?

7:15 Off the keeper Ramazan and then whacked in. 1-0 after 13 minutes. Gaziantep 1 - 0 Genclerbirligi

7:19 Gencler get a penalty!

7:20 Arrrrggghhh Keeper saves. I'm not sure who took the shot. Attack continues.

7:27 No idea what is happening as they are concentrating on the Fener match. No surprises really but it does make it difficult to call this a riveting live radio blog.

7:33 Ohh, we are back. Erdal Tum got the ball into the net but was offside. Oktay seems to have been given a yellow card (this all happened some time in the last 13 minutes. Both sides have had chances but none taken. Still 1-0 to Antep.

7:37 Hursut fouled in a decent position. Nothing happens in the end.

Fact: Gaziantep haven't won at home since 7 May 2010.

7:40 Radio goes back to Fener-Samsun. I'm off for a fag. The cigarette type.

7:48 Yep, just my luck... whilst having a fag Antep scored. No idea what happened.

7:48 Azofeifa has a shot and it was just saved. Ref blows for half-time. Gaziantepspor 2 - 0 Genclerbirligi

7:51 In the other match it is Fener 0 - 0 Samsun. Earlier today scores: Ankaragucu 0 - 2 Orduspor, Kayserispor 6 - 2 Sivasspor That sounds like a fun game to have watched. Not that I did of course. I was out umpiring cricket matches in Kecioren.

7:56 Commentator gives his half-time report: Antep could well extend their lead in the second half... that's it, oh and that Gencler were very disappointed to not score from the penalty. Really? Pathetic commentary.

8:08 Second half has kicked off. By the way, if anyone is actually reading this as it is happening, a big if, you can send me any questions, comments etc. either below the line or on twitter. I'm @ankaraozkanka

8:17 Oh dear. Antep have gone three up. Seems as if it was a great attack, not that they have described it. These live radio blogs were so much more fun a few years ago when Lig TV had a radio feed for every match on their website. Now it is all TRT. I'm depressed in so many ways. Gaziantep 3 - 0 Genclerbirligi

8:24 A comment! During the actual match! A first for everything. "I'm following ya, Oz Kanka," says Jeremy. "I guess my biggest comment/question is how can Gençler bounce back? It's probably too late for the game, but I mean for this start to the season. They have earned only 1 point on the road so far this season and their defense has allowed the lowest scoring team in the league to score 3 goals." Interesting points Jeremy which would deserve a decent response from myself but I refuse to discuss football with people who spell defence with an "s". Hope that clears things up. Now I'm back to listening to TRT's Fener commentary.

8:33 The radio crosses to the Gencler match, Hursut has had a few chances according to the commentator and finally we have brought on Ermin Zec. Why oh why we started with Herve Tum I have no idea. Oh, that's it, back we go to the Fener match.

8:43 Radio still on the other match so back to Jeremy who has rightly seen the light. "Fair enough, Öz Kanka. I'll try to stick with British spellings from now on," says Jeremy. "In either case, I strongly prefer your commentary to that of the jokers on tv. Wish we could your live audio commentary, but maybe the internet isn't quite ready for that." Careful what you wish for Jeremy. I'm sure it won't be too long before Sir Eski Kanka Jim and me end up doing a live internet radio broadcast. I'm sure people would love it... Probably wouldn't be a safe for children sort of thing though. By the way, I was just about to put a link here to Jeremy's blog until I saw how he spelt my name. I'm not "Öz Kanka" I'm "Oz Kanka".

8:50 Sir Eski Kanka is back from today's Ankaragucu match and comments below. "Another weekend of wailing and knashing of teeth in Ankara. The Ankaragucu v Ordu report will be up tomorra night. It will be short and not very complimentary towards Ankaragucu !!!" So that's something to look forward to! Still no commentary on the Antep-Gencler match.

8:54 And off we go to the Antep-Gencler match where we are given the news that the final whistle has blown. So that's it. Full time Gaziantepspor 3 - 0 Genclerbirligi. Afraid I can't really say very much. This was perhaps the worst radio broadcast I have heard on TRT. First half we got a bit of our match, second half bugger all.

Thanks for the thousands of e-mails, twitter messages etc. I'm so sorry I didn't have the time to reply to you all. Fener - Samsun are still playing 0-0 but I being a dedicated chronicler of Turkish football I really can't be bothered to listen to the last couple of minutes of that one. Oh, it has just finished, 0 - 0.

One more thing. Follow Jeremy on twitter on @asimbey

Comments

  1. I'm following ya, Chris. I guess my biggest comment/question is how can Gençler bounce back? It's probably too late for the game, but I mean for this start to the season. They have earned only 1 point on the road so far this season and their defense has allowed the lowest scoring team in the league to score 3 goals.

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  2. Fair enough, Öz Kanka. I'll try to stick with British spellings from now on. In either case, I strongly prefer your commentary to that of the jokers on tv. Wish we could your live audio commentary, but maybe the internet isn't quite ready for that.

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  3. Anonymous8:48 pm

    Another weekend of wailing and knashing of teeth in Ankara.

    The Ankaragucu v Ordu report will be up tomorra night. It will be short an not very complimentary towards Ankaragucu !!!

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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