Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ankaragucu vs Tarsus match preview!

Its top against bottom tomorrow as Ankaragucu travel to Tarsus looking to take the 3 points back to Ankara ahead of next weeks big clash with Manisaspor. Tarsus sit rooted bottom of the table with only 1 win all season. They have however drawn at home against Manisaspor and Keciorengucu so this will be no easy task for Ankaragucu.

Kemal Kilic has had a good start to his Ankaragucu coaching career with 4 wins and 2 draws leading the club to pole position in Lig 2. He knows this is one of the most important seasons in the history of the club with promotion being the only option this season. Mehmet Yildiz and Emrah Bozkurt have hit a bit of form of late, and the attacking trio of Hasan Ayaroglu, Omer Bozan and Sertan Vardar have all looked impressive chipping in with goals and assists.

Their are still injury doubts over Adem Saglam, Mustafa Ozturk and Timur Kosovali, but Hasan Kaya continues his recovery back to full fitness.

Tarsus have struggled this season since winning promotion to Lig 2 and already face a mountain task if they wish to stay in this division. A win for them however would put them within touching distance of those teams above them who are just outside the relegation zone.

The Turkish courts this week ruled a decision in favour of Passolig meaning anyone wanting to go to a Super Lig or PTT Lig match has to sign up for their Passolig membership. Again this means near empty stadiums in Turkeys top 2 divisions and the one big attraction of Turkish football being the atmosphere and fans is dead. If Ankaragucu win promotion the 19 Mayis will be another near empty stadium with Ankaragucu fans already stating they won't sign up.

If you want proof that Passolig is a lot of made up nonsense, then you just have to look at the behaviour of Ankaragucu fans. The last 3 seasons has arguably been the best behaved the Ankaragucu fans have ever been, with very few stadium bans or fighting. There is no Passolig system for Ankaragucu during those seasons.

Hopefully tomorrow afternoon will be another cause for celebrations with another Ankaragucu win. Going into the game against Manisaspor top of the league will be a cracker next weekend. Manisa also have a tough game this weekend as they host Keciorengucu. Lets hope its a winning double for the Ankara sides.


  1. Well said Nadeem. A win for both Ankara teams, especially Ankaragucu, will put the shits up Manisa when they visit Ankara next weekend. You can be sure that the whistles of derision as Manisa take to the field will be heard in Glasgow !!!

    Hmmmm ........ let's not talk about Pasolig until it's a done deal, but speaking personally, I will not be able to miss out on watching Ankaragucu in the PTT League after all the heartache we have been through those past 2 years !!!

  2. I would buy it to Jim just to see the team but I understand those who won't

  3. The loyal support from all the tribunes during the past 2 years as we languished in Division 2 has been fantastic.

    I refuse to believe that they will turn their backs on the Club on promotion to the PTT League because of the Pasolig thingie.

    Ankaragucu supporters are a breed apart !!!!