Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kahramanmarasspor 1-2 Ankaragucu match report !

I sometimes wonder what was going through my head when i chose Ankaragucu as my team. As im currently on holiday in Belek i look around the hotel with young Turks wearing the shirts of the Istanbul 3, Real Madrid, Barcelona etc while i walk around with my Ankaragucu shirt on, even the locals think im nuts. Tonight i followed our match on twitter and celebrated our victory at full time reminding me why i love the club so much :-)

Team - Gokhan Akkan, Orhan Evci, Gurkan Alver, Volkan Geyik, Mehmet Tasci, Serhat Gulpinar, Selim Teber, Harun Aydin, Gokhan Erdogan, Mehmet Erdem, Umut Nayir

Subs - Turgut Kirveli, Metin Aydin, Muhammed Gonulacar, Levent Kale, Orhan Evci, Teoman Erkan

New coach Muammer Ozdemir raised a few eyebrowes by lewving Levent Kale out of the starting line up and instead playing 5 in midfield. His decisiom would be justified after 90 minutes.

Ankaragucu looked to have got off to a great start when Selim Teber put them in front, but the referee ruled it out for offside. Instead Volkan scored a 30 yard screamer for the home side to put Kahramanmarasspor 1-0 up.

Ankaragucu have a poor record on the opening day of the season and it looked to be an uphill task after the goal. However the team dug in and goals from Umut Nayir and Aytac Oden put Ankaragucu 2-1 up at half time.

Into the second half both Erdem and Umut Nayir had chances to extemd the lead for Ankaragucu but for good goalkeeping. A great start to the season for Ankaragucu and new coach Muammer Ozdemir. Next up is a home match next weekend, lets hope their is a good crowd at the 19 Mayis stadium.


  1. Well done Ankaragucu on winning a tough away fixture on the opening day of the new season.

    Great to see Nadeem 'flying the flag' down in Belek in his Ankaragucu top. It inspired me to wear my Ankaragucu/Bursa badge polo shirt to school today much to the amusement of all the teachers, especially the newbies who couldn't believe that a foreign teacher supported Ankaragucu. I will attempt to brainwash them to love Ankaragucu during the course of this season !!!

    The Kankas will be making their annual pilgrimage to Tandogan to collect our Kombine tickets (Season tickets) next Saturday and we fully expect that the first home match against Inegol will be next day Sunday. Confirmation of that when known.

    In the meantime, enjoy your holiday in the sun Bellshill Kanka Nadeem !!

  2. Further .............. just saw on Ankaragucu fb site ............

    Ankaragucu v Inegol - Sunday - 7 September - KO 7pm

    So, I guess we are meeting in The Chopin Bar betweeen 4 and 4.30pm and going to the Stadium at 5.30pm. According to that website, they are estimating 20,000 will be there !!