Sunday, May 12, 2013

Genclerbirligi waiting for the summer holidays

I have no idea what happened in this match. Seems as if Gencler are coasting as the season comes to an end.

Besiktas 3 - 0 Genclerbirligi

There was an interesting letter sent out by the Besiktas club just a few days before Saturday night's match. It started with this line:

We thank Genclerbirligi Sports Club for the gesture of handing over the away section to Besiktas fans. 

How very nice of Genclerbirligi Chairman Ilhan Cavcav to have handed over the away section. Gencler have been rather successful this season in using social media to increase supporter numbers and loyalty, but it seems on this occasion they didn't bother to check the fan sites to see that many fans had been making plans for weeks to be in Istanbul for the match.

All those plans were destroyed.

Thanks very much for the lovely gesture Cavcav.

This was annoying for many but more annoying for most was the news that Fuat Capa won't be coach next season. Seems as if they couldn't agree to terms. Yet again, one of the only clubs with millions in the bank decides to let someone go because the chairman hates spending money.

My predicition for next season, another ninth place.


  1. I really like Cavcav as a chairman. I think he has done a wonderful job for Gencler. With such a small fanbase he has built a fantastic youth system and scouting system that has been so succusfull for Gencler.

    When you see what over spending has done to many Turkish clubs including Ankaragucu you can understand why Cavcav wont break his wage budget for anyone.

    That said i do agree with you that it was a stupid decision to give Besiktas the away section as you say Genclers numbers this season have increased thanks to that group who you mentioned on here, some of their stuff is excellent.

    Its a shame Fuat Capa wont be there next season, my main worry though is that Gencler poach Mustafa Kaplan.

  2. Unreal to alienate your away support! There must be a reason for this. Are Gencler fans noted as being poor travellers?