Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ankaragucu vs Sanliurfaspor match preview !

This weeks match preview is a couple of days early as i fly out to New York tomorrow :-). Ankaragucu host Sanliurfaspor on Saturday afternoon and will be hoping to restore some pride after a disappointing performance at Manisaspor last night. Manisa showed exactly why they are at the top of the table with a deadly performance and winning 4-0.

On paper no one would have predicted that Ankaragucu could have beaten Manisa, but after two excellent performances against Adanaspor and Karsiyaka many believed Ankaragucu could have taken a point from the game. It wasn't to be as an early mistake from Bayram, was followed up by poor defending and Mert Erdogan being sent off giving the visitors no chance of taking anything from the game.

Mert Erdogan will miss Saturdays game through suspension and will be disappointed as the replay showed the Manisaspor player taking a dive for Merts second yellow. The good news is that Timur will return to the starting line up, Ankaragucu missed his running and experience up front last night. Young Umut Nayir looks a long was off being ready for first team football.

The Ankaragucu team need to go out and just enjoy their football from now until the end of the season. Any hope of survival is over as there is nothing to show that this young team can go on a run of wins to climb the table. A win here and there isn't good enough and the gap is to big for Ankaragucu to pull back. Some important players like Bayram Olgun, Mehmet Tasci, Timur Ozgoz and Gokhan Erdogan are all out of contract at the end of the season too.

The visitors Sanliurfaspor are starting to put a decent run together and are still hoping to make the play off places. They will have to do without former Ankaragucu winger Tonia Tisdell who is suspended after being sent off during the weekends 1-1 draw at Kartalspor. They can still however rely on the midfield powerhouse Alfred Sankoh and another former Ankaragucu winger in Serdar Ozkan. Teteh Bangura signed for the club from Bursaspor during the transfer window and will also be a threat.

It looks like Mehmet Tasci will also miss the match for Ankaragucu through injury, so there could be a place for Emre Tasdemir who attracted interest from Galatasaray, Bursaspor and Trabzonspor in January. This will be the first Ankaragucu match i have missed on TV for a few years, ill be hoping for a nice surprise when i check my phone in New York.


  1. Anonymous5:13 am

    Hopefully ankaragucu can get a result ! would hate to see them go down !
    hopefully the fans get to the game to..nothing worse than an empty 19 mayis stadium !

  2. We still have a stadium ban in place which won't be lifted until well into March. Only ladies and children are allowed in at the moment !

    Good advice from Nadeem for the players. Go out and do your best (as they always do) and enjoy the experience of playing against good teams. Next season it will be a lot different !!!

    Enjoy your holiday across the Pond Nadeem and happy landings in The Apple.

    Damon and I will try to put something together on Saturday .... the link allowing !

  3. Enjoy your break Nadeem. I managed to see Monday's game via the internet. A bridge too far it seemed.

    What sort of crowds do they get when it is women and children only?

  4. Apologies to our regular readers, but all three Ankaragucu reporters will be unavailable to do a report on Saturday for various reasons.

    If nothing changes in the meantime, I'll put up the score and any other info I can dig-up on Sunday.

  5. Anonymous12:55 am

    livescore.com it is so!Enjoy NYC Nadeem, was there in November, always a good time had.

    Dublin Neil.