Friday, January 06, 2006

Cavcav deprived of his rights

More weird news from the world of Turkish football with Genclerbirligi chairman Ilhan Cavcav being fined 20,000 TL for his winning the "Article 301 'Should've kept your mouth shut, idiot' Award for 2005.

According to the Anatolia news agency he was also "deprived of his rights" (hak mahrumiyeti) for 30 days by the football federation. There was no further explanation of what exactly being deprived of his rights actually means but if any of you out there want to sue Cavcav, for whatever reason, I suggest you do it in the next 30 days.

Meanwhile, Fener fans in Antalya apparently shouted anti-Cavcav slogans when the team arrived down there for a winter camp. The whole affair is going to make the first match of the second half of the season Fener V Gencler in Istanbul rather interesting.

In other news, Galatasaray seems to be imploding at the moment with three of their foreign players refusing to show up in Antalya for winter training due to not being payed for months. Poor darlings.

In other other news, Haluk Ulusoy has just announced he is running for the presidency of the football federation. Well, he didn't actually say he was running but did say that "Haluk Ulusoy is ready to do his duty."

Referring to himself in the third person at least a dozen times surely makes him a shoe-in for the job. "What has Haluk Ulusoy done for Turkish football?" Ulusoy asked himself at a press conference on Friday, before going on to claim that he personally was responsible for Turkey coming third in the World Cup a few years ago. He's got my vote.

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