Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ankaragucu vs Antalyaspor Match Preview !

Ankaragucu take on Antalyaspor at home this weekend at the 19 Mayis Stadium in Ankara.

Ankaragucu have been playing well of late without getting the results they deserve. A hard fought 2-0 defeat at home to Fenerbahce where they deserved a draw from the game, and a 2-1 defeat at Bursaspor last weekend where Bursa scored the winner in the last minute.

There is no doubting this young Ankaragucu side are improving as the weeks go by and a victory at home to Antalyaspor will give them the confidence they need and the fans a deserved victory. Ankaragucu will be without Serkan Sirin, Gurkan Alver, Mehmet Cogum and Abdullah Keseroglu through injury, but will be able to rely on Captain Aydin Toscali who has received from a neck injury.

Antalyaspor are going through tough times themselves as they are involved in the relegation battle. Only 1 win in there last 6 in the league although they won 2-1 at Trabzonspor in the Cup on Tuesday night.

The last time the two sides met Antalyaspor won 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Ali Zitouni. Antalyaspor will go into the game with former Ankaragucu players Tita and Jaba in there squad. Jaba the Brazilian striker signed for Antalyaspor in January and was a fans favourite with the Ankaragucu Tribunes.

Key players for Antalyaspor are Karim Seras and Tita Gokcek who Ankaragucu will be disappointed to have lost at the start of the season due to the financial situation.

Ishak Dogan could be asked to play as a Striker at the weekend for Ankaragucu due to Atilla Aybars picking up a knock and is struggling to make the game. Mehmet Tasci would fill in at left back allowing Ishak to push forward.

In other news Atilla Aybars Garhan is a target for Ankaraspor in the summer and could join Tonia Tisdell, Theo Weeks, Jose Sardon, Santiago Vizio and Serol Demirhan at the club.

Anti X Mentioned on there website about the fans who are staying away from the stadium in protest. This is not doing any good for the club and i urge as many fans to go and support the team if possible.

1 comment:

  1. There is no doubting the class of Tita and Jaba who, together with others, transformed Ankaraspor from an average team to a real force a few years ago.

    As Nadeem said, Jaba was a 'fans favourite' when he arrived at Ankaragucu, especially with the girls - he is a good looking dude !

    So, the Ankaragucu defence will know exactly what they have to do to control 'damage limitation' on Sunday with those two !

    As for Anti-X, I'm really surprised and disappointed that they are taking this line. As I have said many times on this Blog, we are not here to support management, coach, backroom staff, etc ....... we are here to support the players who are wearing the ANKARAGUCU badge on their shirts !!!

    Hopefully they will see sense about this sooner rather than later !

    btw, I saw bits and pieces of the Antalya v Trabzon match and there was no doubt in my mind that the best team 'on the night' won. Well done to them.