Thursday, August 02, 2012


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

The TSYD Cup (The Ankara Sportswriters Cup) will be held in the 19 Mayis Stadium this season on 10 and 11 August.

The competing teams are Genclerbirligi, Sivas, Karabuk and Elazig and the draw to see who plays who will take place tomorrow.

Our regular readers will be wondering ..... 'where is Ankaragucu ?' ........ and the answer is ...... they were not invited in view of their lowly status as a Bank Asya League team !!!!

Without checking the history books it is quite likely that this is the first time Ankaragucu has not been part of this competition in its 46 years history !

No doubt Oz Kanka will take up the pen and report on the matches involving Gencler, and hopefully their results will be better than their pre-season tour of Belgium and Holland !

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Correction to my post .......

    The matches will be played in The Cebeci Inonu Stadium.

    10 Aug - 1545 - Elazig v Sivas
    10 Aug - 1745 - Gencler v Karabuk
    11 Aug - 1545 - 3rd Place
    11 Aug - 1745 - Final

    C'mon Gencler !!!

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

  2. there has been a bit of an uproar over this. It is called the Ankara cup and as you say Jim the history of the cup has always had Ankaragucu and Gencler in it. Disappointed we arent in it.

    The stadium venue isnt a shock as the 19 Mayis looks like it will be replaced with a new stadium there for the work needed done on it hasnt been done yet.