Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ankaragucu book their place in the Turkish Cup Group stages!

Tavsanli Linyitspor 0-2 Ankaragucu

Team - Gokhan Akkan, Metin Aydin, Aytac Oden, Serhat Gulpinar, Onur Atasayer, Harun Aydin, Orhan Evci, Hasan Ayaroglu, Umut Nayir, Levent Kale, Mehmet Erdem

Subs - Turgut Kirveli, Volkan Geyik, Ali Sinan Gayla, Ramazan Adiguzel, Mehmet Tasci, Gokhan Erdogan, Teoman Erkan

Ankaragucu this afternoon booked their place in the Turkish Cup group stages thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win at Tavsanli Linyitspor. Its now 3 wins from 4 for Mustafa Kaplan and it will give the team more confidence going into the weekends match at Pazarspor.

It all started so well when Hasan Ayaroglu gave Ankaragucu the lead in the 1st minute. It will be a huge boost to the injury tormented youngster who is looking to get his career back on track. Ankaragucu would take the 1-0 lead into half time.

Into the second half and top scorer Umut Nayir made it 2-0 as he continues his good form. Umut hasn't quite reached his best form yet as has strike partner Levent Kale who has yet to score this season. As the weeks go by Levent will get closer to full fitness which should benefit both players.

The match ended 2-0 and Ankaragucu will now join Genclerbirlig and Keciorengucu in the group stages. It will be interesting to see who we will get in the group stages but lets hope for some Super Lig teams which will bring some much needed revenue to the club.


  1. Yes. As you say Nadeem, well done Ankaragucu for negotiating this tricky fixture and booking our place in the Group Stage.

    As Oz Kanka said earlier tonight ........... lots of the Gencler supporters were tweeting the hopeful prospect of having an Ankara Derby with Gencler and Ankaragucu in the same group.

    That would be ideal, but ...... let's play at being Damon the Pessimist and resign ourselves to having Fenerbahce and Eskisehir in our group !!!

  2. I would be delighted if we got Fenerbahace and Eskisehirspor Jim. Both matches would bring health crowds and possible TV Revenue.

    Would be great to see an Ankara derby. A group of Ankaragucu, Genclerbirlig, Besiktas and Keciorengucu would be nice

  3. Any idea when the draw is going to be?

  4. OK Nadeem, I take your point, but .............I think Fener and Beshiktrash would be too hot for Ankaragucu to handle at the moment. However, I think we would be likely to give Gencler or Trabzon a good match. We Ankaragucu supporters have learned a lot over the past 2 years and one of the lessons we have learned is ......... to be realistic !!!

  5. Oh yes, as for the Group Stage draw, there are still Cup matches going on tonight, so my guess is that the draw will be made next Monday or Tuesday.

  6. Further for Oz Kanka .......... I should have added that if Gencler field that Youth Team which beat Etimesgut then we can say ....... bye bye .... to our chances. However, if Gencler field their 'senior' team, then we have a chance !!! That should get a few nods of agreement from some Gencler fans me thinks ??!!