Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ankaragucu missed the boat with Roman Lewandowski !

Reports from the Turkish Media this week claimed Ankaragucu were close to signing Roman Lewandowski when Umit Ozat was manager of the club. The player was then plying his trade with Polish outfit Lech Poznan back in 2010. He then went onto sign for Bundesliga giant Bourussia Dortmund.

Lewandowski has scored 53 goals in 98 games for Dortmund who are one match away from securing their place in the Champions League final. Indeed it was Lewandowski who scored 4 goals in the 4-1 first leg win over Real Madrid in Dortmund.

The contrast between Ankaragucu and Dortmund couldnt be further apart and for Lewandowski his move to Dortmund has saw his value sore to over £40 Million. It would have been nice to see him in the Yellow of Ankaragucu though. Cenk Tosun was another player the club missed out on after having him on trial.

In other news Caykur Rizespor have banned Ankaragucu fans from travelling to the match for tomorrows huge encounter. Also Konyaspor have made the same decision after the events in Ankara the last time both sides met. Added to that the final home game will be played behind closed doors for the match against Denizlispor. Ankaragucu fans will have to wait until next season to see their team play again.


  1. Brilliant post, Nadeem. I thought it was a gag at first. Surprise, surprise...

  2. Our fans passion and loyalty is up there with the best in football, but sadly the stupidity matches it. They need to start realising they are only harming the team and themselves.

  3. Isn't it amazing how far we have fallen when we (quite realistically) assume news like this is a gag. At first glance, I would have taken the same line as Battle Damaged !!

    Nadeem has hit the nail on the head using the word 'sadly', and who can really blame Rize and Konya for taking this action. Let's hope the perpetrators of these stupid acts of misbehaviour cool down and think their actions through over the summer months of footie inactivity !!!

  4. Anonymous1:55 pm

    Wow Cenk and Lewandowski ! What a club we could have turned into !

    Ps is anyone live blogging ?


  5. Ante - there was no live blogging due to the Poor streaming by TRT anadolu