Monday, May 20, 2013

Ankaragucu end of season team report !

Another turbulent season for Ankaragucu as they were relegated to the Turkish Lig 2 making it two successive relegations. The new management team lead by Mehmet Yiginer failed to lift the transfer ban meaning the club had to rely on the youth team again. The club started the season with Yilmaz Ozlem as Manager but his spell at the club didn't last long as he was soon replaced with Mustafa Kaplan.

Ankaragucu were favourites from the start of the season for relegation, but credit to the young players who kept the clubs hopes alive right up until the second last week of the season. We take a look now at the players ratings as to how their season went.

Bayram Olgun - 6/10 One of the clubs more experience players, will be disappointed with how his season went. Struggled with injury and made to many costly errors. Was dropped as number 1 and replaced with 18 year old Gokhan Akkan. Out of contract and may see his future lie elsewhere.

Gokhan Akkan - 8/10 What a fantastic season for the youngster who now finds himself as the clubs first choice Goalkeeper. Has also been called up to Turkish youth international side. Excellent shot stopper who has a big future ahead of him. Needs to work on dealing with crosses into the box, but overall an exciting career ahead for the youngster.

Metin Aydin - 5/10 Big things were expected from Metin after representing Turkey at youth international level. Was unable to break into the team until the last couple of weeks of the season. Reports are that he isn't physical enough to play at the top level.

Emre Tasdemir - 5/10 Another youngster tipped for a bright future. Signed a pro contract in the second half of the season. Super Lig sides Galatasaray, Bursaspor and Trabzonspor have all been linked with a move for the youngster. Didnt get much game time but certain to be a started and key player in the coming season.

Volkan Geyik - 7/10 - Has improved as the months went by after a shaky start to his Ankaragucu career. After the departure of Umit kurt he became the clubs number 1 choice at centre back. Still has a lot to work on in his game like concentration but still young and learning.

Gurkan Alver - 7/10 - Broke into the team and named captain in the second half of the season. After some horror showings, Gurkan grew in confidence and became an important player for the club with his leadership skills at the back. Sometimes played in midfield his best position seems to be at the back though.

Mehmet Tasci - 6/10 Struggled in the beginning at the back and also with his distribution. Much improved second half of the season and was very consistent. He will look to build on this going into next season.

Orhan Evci - 5/10 Came good at the end of the season, but gave away to many goals in the first half of the season with some disciplinary problems as well. Still unsure of his best position, played mostly at right back but questions over his defensive ability.

Aytac Oden - 6/10 Mr consistent of the Ankaragucu side. Looked like the weak link when he first came into the side, but improved and never let the side down. Never excellent, never poor, just a consistent performer.

Bilal Gulden - 8/10 struggled in the first few months of the season. Most improved player who drove the side on from midfield with his power and fitness. Good technically as well. Out of contract and in talks with Antalyaspor and kayserispor at the moment.

Kaan Kanak - 7/10 Arguably the most gifted player in the Ankaragucu squad. Technically excellent with a fantastic left foot. Scored some good goals and always a danger at free kicks. Needs to improve his fitness levels, if he can do that then he can play at the top level.

Mert Erdogan - 7/10 - Had an up and down season. The clubs best player in the first half of the season, but fell out of favour after being sent off in the match at Manisaspor and had disciplinary issues. No doubting his talent and Ankaragucu are a better side when he plays.

Gokhan Erdogan - 6.5/10 Decent season for Gokhan but he struggled with consistency. Scored some important goals and causes problems for teams with his pace. Too many games where he went unnoticed.

Enes Kubat - 5/10 Looks another good prospect and caused problems for opponents but missed to many games due to injury and suspension.

Bilal Gundogdu - 4/10 Only made a couple of substitute appearances late on in games.

Artun Kutukcu - 4/10 Like Gundogdu only made a couple of substitute appearances.

Serkan Sirin - 6/10 - Talented player who needs to do better, struggles with fitness and to get involved in games. Was demoted to reserve team due to disciplinary issues. Brought back in towards end of the season and played in a more central position.

Oguzhan Bicer - 0/10 Didnt make any appearances.

Hasan Ayaroglu - 6/10 - Talented youngster was tipped to be one of the clubs key players, disappointing season with form and injury. Was a key member of the Turkish International youth side. Big things expected and at 18 years old is still learning. Needs to work on his physical side of his game as no doubting his technique.

Timur Ozgoz - 9/10 Player of the season for the club, works hard, great attitude, 13 goals and 9 assists for a club who finished bottom of the league. Out of contract and has many offers to consider. Ankaragucu will find it tough to replace Timur, lets hope the youth team has a hidden gem.

Teoman Erkan - 5/10 - Scored a couple of important goals, but overall disappointing season with too many missed chances. Could find himself as the clubs first choice striker next season if Timur goes.

Umut Nayir - 5/10 Only scored 1 goal but another youngster who has a bright future. Was the youth sides top scorer and will hope to break into the starting 11 next season.

Ahmet Aykildiz - 0/10 - Didn't break into the team.


  1. A very thorough summary BK. Well done and thanks for the info.

  2. no probs Burra Kanka

  3. Echo Burra Kanka's comments and totally agree with Bellshill Kanka's summary.

    Thanks for that Nadeem.

    We await further news concerning our key players for next season.

  4. Great Summary Nadeem ! Lets the next time you write this up we will be back in the 1 Lig ! Thanks for the info and please keep us in the loop !

  5. Thanks lads, yeah agree with Ante, lets hope next season the team report is about us winning promotion back to lig 1