Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ankaragucu vs Tokatspor match preview!

Ankaragucu return to league action on Sunday as the second half of the season gets under way after the winter break. The team spent the last week in Antalya preparing for the title challenge ahead with Manisaspor and will be looking to take all 3 points on Sunday with Tokatspor who are pushing for a playoff spot.

The team took part in two friendly matches during the break in Antalya winning 4-3 against Urmaniyespor and drawing 1-1 with Istanbulspor. The fans will be hoping that the team have been working on creating more chances and also their finishing as that was the main issue in the team dropping too many points in the first half of the season.

Its unlikely that Ankaragucu will lift the transfer ban this month with Mehmet Yiginer being vocal in the last couple of days regarding the matter. Yiginer is disappointed with the lack of investment from wealth businessmen from Ankara who have either refused to put money into the club or failed to keep their promise. He was also criticised Melih Gokcek who still hasn't paid the club the money he promised.

Mehmet Umut Nayir today completed his transfer from Osmanlispor to Yeni Malatyaspor, the move made the headlines as Osmanlispor haven't even paid Ankaragucu the 750,000 transfer fee owed on the player. Its almost as if Melih Gokcek is desperate to kill the club, just a horrible horrible man. Hopefully Yiginer learns never to do business with Osmanlispor again.

Tokatspor like most other clubs in the league were able to strengthen their squad this month and will be coming to Ankara with the intentions of taking all 3 points. Its difficult to see at this moment whether the transfer ban will benefit Ankaragucu or kill of their championship aspirations.

The team have now had time to gel and coach Kemal Kilic will know who his starting line up will be. Their is a lot of experience in this Ankaragucu team and he will be hoping they can spur the team on. Unfortunately i don't see enough quality in this team and not adding to the team could kill of our chances of winning promotion. The sad thing is that this is the best chance the team will have in a poor poor division to win promotion, if we fail this season it could be a long time before we see Ankaragucu back in with the big boys.

1 comment:

  1. Well said Nadeem.

    Ankaragucu must make a statement of intent on Sunday and the win is absolutely essential to stay with Manisa and put space between us and the following hungry pack !

    The pressure is on the team, especially new front man Timur to start plundering goals on a regular basis.