Sunday, September 11, 2016


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

The Turkish Cup got underway a few weeks ago with some of the amateur teams and 3rd Division Teams and now it is into the 2nd Round with the 2nd League teams included.

Surprise surprise .......... Ankaragucu have been drawn ‘away’, and who would dare accuse the TFF of planning this ???!!!

Exact details are unknown yet, but the 2nd Round will be played on 20/21/22 September and here is Ankaragucu’s draw ............

Darica Genclerbirligi v ANKARAGUCU

Darica is near Kocaeli, which is a town just to the east of Istanbul.   This team is in the 3rd League, but on checking their recent form it looks as if they have had a successful start to the season.   Therefore, no chance of complacency me thinks !!!

Hopefully this will be taken seriously by Head Coach, Ismet Bey, and into the hat for the 3rd Round draw.   Following that, we will be into the Group Stages and a chance for Ankaragucu to show what they can do and .............. at the same time ............. bring in some much needed dosh ........... and .......... give the supporters a chance of a Cup Run.    I’m not sure about this, but hopefully the Stadium Ban doesn’t include Cup matches ??!!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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