Thursday, July 18, 2013
Altinordu SK team profile !
One of the oldest opponents that Ankaragucu will come up against this season is Altinordu who were founded in 1923 after they formed a breakaway from Altay. From the city of Izmir and a club who have lived in the shadows of Goztepe, Karsiyaka and Altay the club won promotion last season from Lig 3 as champions.
Altinordu play in Red and Blue have played in the Turkish Super Lig from 1959-1965 and 1966-1970. They will play their home games at the Buca arena which should give the Kanka group a great day out with the stadium holding just over 6000 fans.
As Jim said on a previous article, its astonishing that the City of Izmir doesn't have 1 single club in the Turkish Super Lig. Karsiyaka and Buca are in Lig 1, whilst Altay, Altinordu and Goztepe are all down in Lig 2. Altinordu will be hoping to restore some pride for the city of Izmir this season. Any team who has just won promotion should be respected.
In other news, Mehmet Yiginer confirmed the club have offered Timur Ozgoz a salary of 400,000 Turkish Lira per season and are waiting on Timur getting back to them. Yiginer said they offered that kind of money to keep the fans happy. The club will also be bringing back season tickets this season but its unclear where the money will go at the moment due to the clubs debt.
Ankaragucu are also set to receive 150,000 lira if Umut Bulut completes his move to Galatasaray with the club having a sell on fee.