Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Ankaragucu vs Nazilli Belediyespor Match Preview !

Ankaragucu host Nazilli Belediyespor on Sunday at the 19 Mayis Stadium. Kick off time is 3pm Turkish time. After a draw at Korfez last week, Ankaragucu will be looking to get the 3 points this weekend against struggling Nazilli. The visitors are second from bottom with only 3 points in their opening 4 games. They lost 5-0 at home against Altay at the weekend and will want to improve on that.

The last time both teams met, Ankaragucu ran out 7-0 winners in the Turkish Cup on the 2nd of February 2000. Ankaragucu fans will be hoping for a repeat of that kind of performance on Sunday. An interesting fact from that match is that Hayati Soldas was the Ankaragucu manager at that time. Soldas has come in for some stick from the Ankaragucu fans not happy with the style of football and his team line ups.

During that match 13 years ago the goals came from Hakan Kutlu, Faruk Sarman, Tarek Dasgun (2), Saffet Aykuz (2), and Hakan Keles. Playing for Nazilli that day was former Eskisehirspor captain Bulent Ertugal.

It will be interesting to see who is in the starting line up on Sunday, Will Levent Kale return to the starting line up or will Umut Nayir keep his place ? Will their be places in the team for new boys Aydin Toscali, Veli Torun or Ibrahim Sahin ? Ankaragucu need to improve at the back as they have conceded in every game this season apart from the match at Eyupspor.

Hayati Soldas has kept faith in Onur Atasayer and Harun Aydin both youngsters who have come through the youth academy. But Mehmet Tasci should return from International duty while Emre Tasdemir should also return to the fold. The manager has a big squad and it will be tough to keep everyone happy. Its interesting to see that already Volkan Geyik, Mert Erdogan and Aytac Oden have been dropped from the squad. Selim Teber has had to fill in at centre half due to the shortage of fit defenders. Aydin Toscali will be a welcome returnee to the squad as he looks to find match fitness.

This should be an easy 3 points for Ankaragucu, how often have we said that only to be let down though ? Im going for a 3-0 win.


  1. As I've said before, I was at that match when we thumped Nazilli in the Cup and I remember singing this song .......

    Ny Ny Ny Ny Ny Ny Ny Ny Ny ......... Haaaaakaaaan Keleshhhhhh !!! Especially when he scored !

    Allow me some happy memories, after all .... I'm Eski Kanka !!!

    Back to the present, and I don't blame Nadeem for being a wee bit reluctant to go for gold. However, I will ......... and I'm forecasting a double of his score to 6-0 !!!

    Who needs optimism pills ??!!

  2. ill settle for your prediction Jim haha

  3. As you know, Ankaragucu will be playing local rivals Bugsas away on Wednesday in the league. KO time not known at the moment. Bugsas are playing away in Izmir today against Altay who will be favourites to take all three points. However, if Bugsas can come away with a share of the spoils then it would be a good result for Ankaragucu. We have to hope that Bandirma and Altay start losing points !

    By the way, I noticed that 'olde boy' Rajnoch the versatile fans favourite is now playing for Adana Demirspor. He's on my 'wish list' for a return to Ankaragucu !

  4. Polatli and Altay drew 1-1 so good result for us today. I think the Polatli game for us could be a bit of a bad tempered game with them being Gokceks team

  5. Let's hope it passes without incident on the terraces but with instances of the Bugsas goalkeeper picking the ball out the net on numerous occasions ! Let's hope that Tepecik can do the same as Bugsas and cause an upset today !

    I've been waiting to say this for 10 months ............. the LAST stadium ban is ......... TODAY ......... yesssssssssssssss !!!!

  6. 2 -1 I predict......

  7. Well done Burra Kanka.

    Of course, my prediction was said ..... 'tongue in cheek' !!!

  8. And I must admit my prediction was timed at 11.22pm.

    C'mon 'gucu!