Wednesday, March 29, 2006

TFF: friend of the working class

Big match on tonight. Galatasaray versus Ankaragucu. Kick-off 8 pm. Eski Kanka and myself are heading off to the Knight and Flight (next to Manhatten on Cevre sk) to watch. So, if you are reading this Kirkcaldy Kanka, try to come along. Eski Kanka will be easy to spot. Just look out for a Scottish bloke swearing a lot.

Now that is out of the way. Time for a rant.

What the hell are the Turkish Football Federation doing? Have a look at the times for today's matches. I guess I should point out that the matches are being played today because all football was cancelled in late January because of unpredictable snow.

Genclerbirligi are taking on Ankaraspor at 2:30 p.m.. This may come as a surprise to the federation but some people in this world have to work. So I'm not going. There are four other matches that kick off at 2:30 p.m. as well. Madness. The good people of Denizli will have to knock-off early if they want to make it on time for the 4:30 p.m. kick-off for their match against Besiktas.

That leaves just one match scheduled for today in which decent working people (the sort of people who check out this blog while pretending to work) can attend, Galatasaray-Ankaragucu.

Only one problem though. The federation has ordered the match to be played without spectators due to crowd trouble a few weeks ago. Brilliant.

I only have one word to describe the federation. Idiots.


  1. Spine, possibly, but surely they could have put the matches on at 6 pm so some us could actually go along. Anyway, I hope they have the lights working. It is pretty dark here in Ankara thanks to the eclipse with just 22 minutes to kick-off. I assume the players are warming up in the dark.

  2. There is another consideration which hasn't been mentioned. Money !!! and the power of Digiturk over footie KO times. I think we have to say that this is inevitable, even if we don't agree !!

    C'mon Ankaragucu ............. kick ass tonite.
    All the best from ANTI-ISTANBUL Eski Kanka Jim