Tuesday, November 22, 2022




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Gencler hasn’t had as many Coaches as Watford in the past 2 seasons, but it may come to that soon   !!


The glaring deficiency in their miserable run of 1 win in 13 matches is a lack of goals to match their build-up play.


Ilker, Serdarcan, Altiparmak and Ahmet have all played in the striker’s role, but none have made that position their own.  


Gencler, still stuck in 2nd bottom position in the league, is now 7 points below the safety net and they only have 5 matches left to rectify the situation before we reach the halfway stage of the league and a mini winter break.


Last night in Izmir was another example of having 52%  possession, 9 shots on goal (2 on target), but nothing to show for it at the end of the match.     I don’t want to criticise their efforts but, after all, the end result is what really matters   ??!!


Altay                1                          GENCLERBIRLIGI         0


Team – Adiyaman, Muhammed, Mert, Gokhan, Metehan, Aksel, Hrechyshkin, Byelyayev, Ahmet Baris and Ilker


Substitutes – Altiparmak and Kagan


Gencler’s only serious effort on goal came in the 12th minute when a cross came in from the left and Ahmet’s header hit the post and was cleared.


The crucial goal came in the 20th minute and it was a rush of blood to the head by Gokhan who caused it.    An Altay attack and the cross came into a crowded box only for Gokhan to nudge the ball away to safety with his forearm.     A clear penalty, but the referee consulted VAR to be sure.      Marco stepped up and sent a fierce shot to the centre with Adiyaman diving to his left.


Nothing much to say about the 2nd half except ............... watching Gencler trying to score is fast becoming a real chore   !!!


I also have to admit that I lost interest in the 2nd half watching Altay protecting their lead and Gencler’s huffing and puffing   !!


It’s eyes forward now to Saturday and the visit of 5th top Rize who have only lost once this season.     Yet another difficult nut for Gencler to crack and, based on last night’s performance, the most they can hope for is winning one point   !!!


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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