Friday, February 03, 2012

Ankaragucu vs Manisaspor match preview 1

Ankaragucu host Manisaspor this Monday night at home in the Turkcell Super Lig.

Ankaragucu lost at home to Orduspor midweek while Manisaspor lost 3-2 at home to Eskisehirspor. Both sides are on a poor run of form at the moment. Ankaragucu have lost 17 players since the season started, while Manisaspor have failed to win in there last 13 matches.

The last time the two sides met Manisaspor won 2-0 thanks to goals from Erdogan and Gokoglan. At that point Manisa were sitting pretty in the top 5 while Ankaragucu were struggling at the bottom of the table. Since then Ankargucu have lost many players due to unpaid wages and have only won 2 games all season.

Manisaspor hired former Ankargucu manager Umut Ozat who will return to the 19 Mayis stadium for the first time since he resigned. Ozat didn't have the best of times at Ankaragucu and even found himself been attacked by an Ankaragucu fan during a league game.

Both sides are struggling at the bottom of the table, Manisaspor are been dragged into a relegation battle, while Ankaragucu are rooted to the bottom of the league. Manisa have some good players in Isaac Promise, Labinot Harbuzi and Yigit Incedemir. They also have ex Ankaragucu duo Murat Erdogan and Michael Klukowski in the team.

Ankaragucu lost both Ergin Keles and Bora Kork last week and now only have Aydin Toscali, Muhammet Turkmen and Mehmet Cogum from the team that started the season. Young players like Ishak Dogan, Bilal Gulden and Atilla Aybars will be key to the future at Ankargucu and the more games they play the better they will become.

Its going to be another tough game for Ankaragucu, lets just hope the fans get to see Ankaragucu score some goals.


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  2. Ah, thanks for that, Nadeem. I had no idea someone had given Umit Ozat a coaching job again. Let's hope Manisa's run of bad luck continues, and some success comes our way even if it won't really change the overall trajectory we are on.

  3. Agreed. Some goals for the fans to applaud would be a bonus.

    As for our trajectory ............ the point of no return has been and gone !