Tuesday, April 19, 2022




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


After tonight’s match in Bursa, Gencler remain in the bottom half of the league with a clutch of other teams trying to move into mid-table security, and with not long to go till the end of the season, they are leaving it late to escape the inevitable dog-fight in the last few weeks of the season  !!


Gencler is only 3 points above 4th bottom Kocaeli and some of the teams below Gencler have a game in hand   !!


Bursaspor           0                       GENCLERBIRLIGI         0


Team – Ramazan, Muhammed, Gokhan, Metehan, Omurcan, Hrechyshkin,, Tshibola, Musa, Aksel, Baris and Eleke


Substitutes – Berisbek, Ilker, Sallallich and Altiparmak


There was only one instance of serious action in the 1st half, and had it not been for Ramazan, Bursa would have secured all 3 points.     In the 17th minute a corner was sent into the box and a goal bound header was headed into the top right corner until Ramazan acrobatically palmed the ball out straight to a Bursa attacker whose shot hit the post and was cleared.


It was a bad tempered match with one RED card and 6 YELLOW cards, and in all honesty the referee could have given more after all the dissent he received from the players, especially Gencler players.


I lost count of the cross balls into the box by Bursa in the 2nd half which were all swallowed-up by the defence and Ramazan.     Bursa’s play was desperate at times and that was probably to be expected as they sit uncomfortably in 2nd bottom position in the league.


Bursa had 71% of the possession tonight and only 2 shots on target, so I suppose Gencler can say that they deserved to leave Bursa with one point  !!


Berisbek of Gencler was the player who received a 2nd yellow and then a RED card in the 90th minute for deliberate handball when attacking the Bursa defence.


Gencler have another tough match on Saturday when they host 3rd top of the league Bandirma  who are obviously eying 2nd top and automatic promotion.     Therefore, Bandirma will be coming to Ankara to attack.


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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