Monday, May 13, 2013


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

A resounding 'NO' to that question !!!

It may be an easy matter to switch allegiance in some countries (Turkey ??!!) when things go pear-shaped for a footie team, but Ankaragucu Kankas are made of sterner stuff.

With Ankaragucu's 2nd consecutive relegation into the abyss of the Turkish 2nd Division, I've had lots of jibes from friends and students concerning which team I will support now.   my answer is always the same ....

'You can take Ankaragucu out of the Super League and PTT League, but you can't take Ankaragucu out of here' (points to his heart with passion) !!!

After our Ankaragucu Kankas Meeting last Saturday, it was clear that we will never give-up on our team.   Of course, there is another argument that if Ankaragucu goes out of existence then what to do ?   Well, that is a scenario which I don't see happening.   Call that blinkered thinking if you will, but I believe that there are too many people in Ankara who will not allow that to happen.

As I write this, we don't know that is going to happen during the summer months with some vital issues still unresolved, eg, the Club debts, the retention of Mustafa Kaplan, the players who will re-sign, the venue of our matches in the 2nd league, and the crunch question ......... who will be at the helm as Chairman to lead the Club ?

There is also another issue of fan behaviour to address.   I'm sure that the TFF will not tolerate any more crowd stupidity, and if Gecikondu and the others don't wake-up to this, then there will be more stadium bans next season which will have all the other teams in the league smirking and fancying their chances to make a name for themselves with the scalp of the once great Ankaragucu.

Next season we kankas fully intend to be there at all the home matches, and selected away matches in close proximity to Ankara, and we will continue to do our best to report them on this Blog.

In the meantime, we await further developments on the way forward from the Ankaragucu management on the direction Ankaragucu will take.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. well said Jim,

    weather its the Super Lig or Amateur Lig we will always follow Ankaragucu !

    Im hoping to save up for next season !

  2. Nadeem, the Red Carpet is safely in storage awaiting your return to Buyuk Baskent ! Just say the word and it will be dusted down and positioned at Esenboga Airport as you step off the aircraft !!