Friday, May 10, 2013

Ankaragucu vs Konyaspor match preview !

Ankaragucu travel to Konya this weekend for the final game of the season as they take on a Konyaspor side who are looking to make the playoffs. Ankaragucu were relegated last weekend in a disappointing 3-0 defeat at home to Denizlispor in a match that saw four players sent off for the side from the Turkish capital.

We all know what happened the last time these two sides met in Ankara, violence erupted in the stands of the 19 Mayis stadium in Ankara as fans of Ankaragucu entered the park, smashed up seats and tried to attack the visiting Konyaspor fans. The club were handed an 8 match stadium ban, with a further 3 matches due to trouble at an away match in Tavsanli.

Konyaspor officials made the decision to ban Ankaragucu fans from traveling to Konya, a smart decision as their has been a lot of tension between both sets of fans in the last couple of years. Its disappointing that this young Ankaragucu side has had to play so many games this season without the backing of their own fans due to crowd trouble.

Ankaragucu will have to do without, Timur Ozgoz, Bilal Gulden, Serkan Sirin and Bilal Gundogdu through suspension, so their may be outings for youngsters Emre Tasdemir, Batuhan Gulcan and Batuhan Aykildiz. This should be a game that the youngsters should go out and enjoy themselves without being under pressure. Its also a chance for some of the players to say farewell to the club with a host of them being out of contract at the end of the season.

Konyaspor have been on an excellent run of late with only 1 defeat in last 8 games and that was last week against Sanliurfaspor. It will be a huge ask for this Ankaragucu side to take anything from the game especially when they are missing start striker Timur, but it would be nice to see Ankaragucu putting a stop to Konyaspor's playoff chances.

The game will take place at 1530 Turkish Time and will again be shown live on TRT Anadolu , tune in and cheer on Sari Lacivert as this will be your last chance to see them play for at least 1 year !


  1. There is a few links of Ankaragucu's matches on youtube... most notably the victory over 1461 Trabzon so its nice to relive some memories. Will be enjoying every second of this match... Any idea what the go is with the transfer ban is ? Its a shame because no foreigners can be signed in the 2 lig !

  2. At moment we are no closer to ban being lifted Ante.
    Its so important that management succeed in doing so otherwise it will be another season of relegation

  3. I doubt whether Konya will show the same spirit of sportsmanship afforded to a depleted Ankaragucu team that Denizli did last week.

    I'm expecting a heavy loss to round off a season best forgotten for a variety of reasons.

    The priority now is to prepare for another difficult struggle in Division 2 where all the 'semi-pro' teams will be after Ankaragucu's scalp to make a name for themselves.

    I said this time last year that there would be no easy games in the PTT League, and so it will be in Division 2 !!

  4. And with bilal gulden gone and timur set to follow before the season has even ended, it is going to be another tough season

  5. Will Ankaragucu turn semi pro ? Are there even teams in division 2 that are professional ?

  6. Just need to wait and see what happens Ante but im sure we will stay pro. Not sure if any of the current teams are pro