Monday, May 06, 2024




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Gencler made hard work of scraping past already relegated Giresun yesterday, but in the process, they gave themselves one last chance to grab the one remaining play-off place.


However, even if Gencler win their last match next weekend they must rely on Bandirma to lose or draw their match against Adanaspor.   With Bandirma having a superior goal difference they must be regarded as favourites.   However, as we all know, football is unpredictable and the standard of football in this league is high.


There is also another team on the same points as Bandirma and Gencler and that is Bolu (with an inferior goal difference to Bandirma and Gencler), but as I said, Bandirma is surely favourites to grab the remaining play-off place.


Gencler only have themselves to blame for leaving it late after all the drawn matches they have had in the course of the season, ie, an incredible 11.


So, next weekend Gencler will travel to much improved Tuzla who have moved out of the relegation zone on the back of some excellent recent form.   They are only one point above the relegation zone so it goes without saying that they will be fired-up to take points from Gencler   !!


GENCLERBIRLIGI            1                     Giresun             0


Team – Ertugrul, Oguzhan, Nzaba, Babacan, Yasin, Ozgur, Amilton, Bugra, Ensar, M.  Yatabare and Melih


Substitutes – Elias Durmaz, Jimmy Durmaz, Baran and Akabueze


Due to the play-offs and relegation issues not being finalised, all 8 matches yesterday kicked-off at the same time, so the TV Channel was jumping from match-to-match.    Therefore, it was impossible to give a balanced report of the Gencler match.


However, the 1st half statistics probably show that I didn’t miss much   !!        Gencler had 9 shots on goal, but only 1 on target.      Giresun had 6 shots with zero on target.


The 2nd half didn’t seem much better until Gencler finally made the breakthrough with 20 minutes to go.


From a corner on the right, the ball was sent to the far post where it was met by Yatabare who sent his powerful header just inside the far post.


So, all focus turns to next Sunday now and the ‘all or nothing’ match against Tuzla.


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Anonymous6:26 pm

    Kanka Marcus will be following next round quote closely. :)

  2. His money is most definitely on Bandirmaspor !!!