Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ankaragucu vs Istanbul BBS Match Preview !

Ankaragucu travel to Istanbul Buyuksehir on Sunday hoping to just get back on the score sheet.

Ankaragucu haven't scored in there last Seven League games and will be hoping they can stop that run on Sunday. They will go into the match without Captain Aydin Toscali who has picked up an ankle injury and will miss the next 2 games.

The Ankaragucu team are suffering from a lack of confidence at the moment, but the young players have shown great commitment and determination to stop this poor run. A tough game in Turkeys Second City awaits them against an inconsistent Istanbul BBS.

Abdullah Avci left Istanbul BBS for the Turkish national team and was replaced by Erdem Arif. The former Galatasaray has had a difficult time in his new job, and star striker Pierre Webo hasn't scored the goals he did at the start of the season.

Istanbul BBS won 3-2 at home to Fenerbahce a couple of weeks ago, but followed that up with a 3-2 defeat against Eskisehirspor and a 2-2 draw at home to Karabukspor. Key players will be Samuel Holmen in midfield and the excellent Doka. Funnily enough it was both players who scored for Istanbul BBS in 2-1 win in Ankara the last time the two sides won. Hurriyet Gucer scored the only goal for Ankaragucu.

A lot has changed since then, Of the team that started that game for Ankaragucu only Umut Kurt will play on Sunday. The financial crisis at Ankaragucu has meant all first team players except Aydin Toscali, Muhammet Turkmen and Mehmet Cogum have left the club. Mehmet Cogum is also struggling with injury and could also miss out.

Key players for Ankaragucu will be Bayram Olgun who had an excellent game against Manisaspor mid week and Atilla Aybars Garhan who will be hoping to get back on the score sheet again.

A tough game for Ankaragucu, lets hope we can get that goal to cheer about.


  1. An accurate picture from Bellshill Kanka Nadeem on what Ankaragucu can expect on Sunday.

    Istanbul BBS may be inconsistent this season, as Nadeem says, but they are always a tough nut to crack, especially in 'their' Olympic Stadium !

    Battle Damaged Kanka Damon and I (for two) will be watching the match in The Chopin at 1pm and if, and I use 'if' loosely, Ankaragucu score a goal you may hear our cheers in Scotland ..... or maybe it might carry across the Irish Sea to Dublin Neil in The Emereld Isle !!!

    At least we know the young guys will do their best, as they have done since all the 'leaves fell off the tree'.

    We may be going to the Bank Asya League, but we still have our pride !

  2. "A tough game in Turkeys Second City"