Monday, January 23, 2006


Greetings Kankas. There is a depression over Ankara at the moment, and I am not referring to the snow clouds presently depressing us all. Having read Oz Kanka's Gencler report I am afraid it is more of the same concerning Ankaragucu ! There was a time when the 'new boys' in the league (in this case Manisa) would tremble in fear coming to the Ankara Stadium to play Ankaragucu, but..........obviously no more !! Suffice to say we lost 0-2 and I have to confess that I am filled with despair concerning our prospects for the remainder of the season. Umut Bulut was not playing on Sunday and I can only assume it was because he may be moving to Trabzon. Anyway, one man a team does not maketh !!!

I am anticipating more doom and gloom this coming weekend when we travel to Istanbul to play Galata.....spit......saray. It will be shown LIVE on Lig TV on Sunday at 7pm and I plan to watch it in The Knight and Flight - I'm a glutton for punishment !!! I am sure Oz Kanka will join me for darts first at 5.30 - 6pm, and we will welcome other Kankas too.

To end on a sad note.......... Ankaragucu and Ankaraspor are now in the relegation zone !!!

All the best from a depressed Eski Kanka Jim

1 comment:

  1. Greetings Kankas. A message below from Hibbie Kanka Athole in Edinburgh. Nice one Ath ! Maybe this will encourage others to contribute ??!!! All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

    Afternoon Jim

    At last a result worthy of reporting, I know I should report anyway but work and
    holidays got in the way. Hibs got back to winning ways against Dunfermline with
    a 3-1 victory. The game should have been over by halftime but again Hibs failure
    to convert their numerous chances into goals gave the opposition hope of picking
    something up from the match. Two crackers from Riordan and a 25 yarder from
    Fletcher proved to be enough to get Hibs over the 40 point mark. They now face
    2nd placed Hearts away on Saturday, a victory there will cut the gap to 3 points
    and start a real fight for second place.

    Scott Brown again showed why he is breaking into the Scotland squad and with
    Kevin Thomson along side the pair of them dominated the midfield. Hibs movement
    was causing Dunfermline problems but poor finishing was letting Dunfermline off
    the hook. Dunfermline were using the long ball to their big strikers, this paid
    off with the one decent knockdown giving Dunfermline their equaliser on the half
    our mark. Hibs started getting a bit ragged in the second half a they chased the
    winner, maybe this was down to the crowd who have seen Hibs gifting goals over
    the last few weeks. The goals finally came in the second half, a free kick from
    Riordan put Hibs 2-1 up and Fletcher added the third in the last minute.

    A similar result to Hibs next week will spark a celebration drink or two both in
    Ankara and Edinburgh.