Sunday, April 13, 2014

Alanyaspor 1-5 Ankaragucu match report !

Finally, Finally, Finally the Ankaragucu team arrived and showed exactly what we knew they were capable of with a stunning 5-1 win at Alanyaspor in new Coach Celal Kibrizli first game in charge !

Team - Bayram Olgun, Aytac Oden, Sehat Aykuz, Selim Teber, Onur Atasayer, Serhat Gulpinar, Kaan Kanak, Emre Tasdemir, Muhammed Gonulacar, Levent Kale, Umut Nayir

Subs - Gokhan Akkan, Metin Aydin, Omer Yalcin, Aydin Toscali, Mehmet Cakir, Harun Aydin, Mehmet Tasci

So the new coach made a number of changes to the team, and there were even places on the bench for Mehmet Cakir and Aydin Toscali who were supposed to have had their contracts terminated. The first noticeable change was that as i predicted midweek, he moved Emre Tasdemir into a further forward role and young Onur Atasayer came back in at left back.

Celal bey showed that he isn't just going to settle for defensive performances in away games against the leagues stronger sides. He played to our own strengths and played both Umut and Levent up top. And guess what ? We produced our best performance of the season. Well done to our new coach !!

The problem with Ankaragucu this season, has been the poor choice of coaches who haven't played to our own strengths and instead gave to much respect to the other teams. Can Ankaragucu now build on this at the perfect time with the playoffs coming up ?

Things didn't start to well with Emre Akbaba giving Alanyaspor the lead after 14 minutes. I actually said to Damon here we go again another poor performance coming up against one of the stronger sides. How wrong was i not to show any faith in our new coach ?

The equaliser came after 29 minutes through Kaan Kanak who has started to show the form we know he is capable of.

The score stayed that way until half time, none of us could have predicted what would happen in the second half.

Three goals in 10 minutes from Umut Nayir, Kaan Kanak (with his second) and Levent Kale put Ankaragucu 4-1 up to send the travelling Ankaragucu fans wild ! I must also mention, The European Ankaragucu group Avrulali Guculer made the trip to the game in their numbers from Germany, Belgium and Holland and looked like they had a great time.

There was even time left for Aydin Toscali to make it 5-1 and the result will send out a message to anyone involved in the play offs that Ankaragucu mean business and won't go down with a fight !!!

Well done lads !!!


  1. Well said Nadeem.

    We Ankaragucu fans are full of optimism, but I honestly believe that we can build on this result and finish the season in style.

    The PTT League beckons and this is where Ankaragucu can really start to build again. Languishing in the 2nd League is unthinkable.

    Nadeem mentioned Kaan's performance today and I'm another of the group who likes his style. He always gives 100% in the same way as Levent, and for him to score 2 goals today I'm sure this will lift his confidence.

    The run-in has started and we can be sure now that Ankaragucu will be in the Play-Offs and that the other teams will fear them.

    Bring it on, and please TFF, make the Play-Offs somewhere reasonably near Ankara so that we can make an effort to be there.

  2. Anonymous6:59 pm

    the play-offs to izmir tff ,come on ,thanks nadeem for the report ,what a comeback after yiginer`s special communication technique

  3. Yes Onur. Mehmet Yigner obviously doesn't suffer fools gladly !!!

    As for the Play-Offs, if it is in Izmir then that would be great, but perhaps Goztepe will be involved, and if so, then that would be a non starter.

    My guess is that they will stage it in Kayseri or even Istanbul if there isn't a team from there.

    This is something we kankas need to talk about when the decision is made. If it's a weekend final and Ankaragucu is there, then I'm up for this !!!

  4. Anonymous7:17 pm

    yess goztepe seems to be qualifying for the playyoffs as well, then kayseri is a strong candidate however 2014 brand new mersin arena is a strong candidate in addition to istanbul and kayseri.

    if it takes place in istanbul, i will try to join you spartans


  5. Interesting information Onur. If it's Mersin I'm still up for it !