Monday, August 20, 2012

Ankaragucu vs Kayseri Erciyesspor match preview

Ankaragucu kick off their season this coming Sunday way at Kayseri Erciyesspor. Every match this season will be a difficult match for Ankaragucu but an away match to start the season might take some of the pressure from this young side. Ankaragucu lost all their first team players last season apart from Aydin Toscali. The clubs former captain left in the summer to join Mersin which leaves the club with no first team players. Both Mehmet Cogum and Muhammet Turkmen have been training with the club but it remains to be seen if they will stay on with the club this season.

Kayserispor Erciyesspor known as the blue dragons finished 8th last season in the Turkish Bank Asya. A tough competitive league which saw the likes of Elazigspor, Akhisar and Kasimpasa all promoted last season. Veli Torun left Ankaragucu in the summer to sign with the blue dragons and will be hoping to get one over on his old team mates. The club have also added Ustun Biligi to their squad this season after his move to Ankaragucu fell through last week. The striker hoped to have signed for Ankaragucu but the club have failed to lift the current transfer ban.

Ankaragucu have the youngest squad in the league for a second year running. The club have struggled in pre season scoring only 2 goals and playing only 4 games. The key players for Ankaragucu this season will be the likes of Bilal Gulden, Mert Erdogan, Serkan Sirin and their will be big expectation for teenage strikers Hasan Ayaroglu and Sinan Kurumus.

Their will be 2000 Ankaragucu fans travelling to the Kadir Has stadium in Kayseri to cheer on Ankaragucu. Lets hope they can take something from this game. Ankaragucu will need to be well organised at the back as well as putting away any chances that come their way. My prediction is a 0-0 draw.


  1. Just returned from Bodrum today (20 August) so thanks for the latest update Nadeem.

    I think your match prediction for next week is a wee bit optimistic, but hey ....... didn't I tell you that I gave up taking those optimism pills ??!!

    It will be interesting to see if TRT cover the match, and if so, can we bear to watch it ??!!

    btw, great to see newly promoted Akhisar sitting on top of the Super League, but ..... for how long ?!

  2. TRT will not be showing our match this weekend jim. They are showing all but three matches and unfortunatley we are one of them.

    Ankaragucu TV on facebook might cover it though.

  3. Anonymous9:49 pm

    Ankaragucu currently battling away at 1-1 despite being down to ten men I see.20 minutes to go.......!
    Jim sorry to have been unable to get down to Bodrum.We were first of all let down with the hire car and then when we did get it, a painter who was doing some work for us insisted he could only do the work the same few days as we had the car!So we couldnt venture too far.
    Had a lovely time as usual though.Hope all went well with yourself?

    Dublin Neil.

  4. I've copied Nadeem's report from his Ankaragucu Iskocya Blog. Unfortunately, Erciyes scored the winner to make it 2-1.

    Yes, sorry we didn't manage to link-up again Neil, but there is always next summer. We never say ....... never !!

  5. Yes, Ankaragucu seemed to play well but still lost 1-2. I've copied Nadeem's report from his Ankaragucu Iskocya Blog.

    Sorry we didn't manage to link-up again Neil, but there will be another window next summer. Never say ........... never !!