Sunday, May 21, 2006


Greetings Kankas and some news about the play-offs taking place in Ankara this weekend. There are 4 teams fighting it out (literally) for one of them to join Bursa and Antalya in the Super League next season.

Last night Altay of Izmir beat Ordu 1-0 and it must have been one 'elluva match with the Referee showing 4 red cards. The 2nd semi final is tonight between Sakarya and Istanbulspor, and I'm sure most of us will be supporting Sakarya (well I will for one, being a real ANTI-ISTANBUL boy !!).

So, if Sakarya win tonight, I will be going to the final on Wednesday night in the 19 Mayis Stadium. Anyone care to join me ???

One of my student's is a Sakarya fanatik and I may also meet up with him. He has visited our blog and is also ANTI-ISTANBUL teams !!

Look forward to hearing from you all and seeing what should be a good match to watch.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Greetings Kankas. Sakarya made it through tonight after a penalty shoot-out.

    So, we are definitely ON for Wednesday night. Not sure of the KO time yet, but probably 8pm. However, I'll let you know for sure in an email when I know.

    Hope to see you there for the last match at 19 Mayis Stadium this season.

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

  2. I'm in. Any pre-match beer plans?

  3. Silly question from Oz Kanka !!!

    It would be unthinkable to support Sakarya without first paying a visit to `Sakarya` !!

    Presuming an 8pm KO, then we can meet in Chopin from 5pm onwards.

    All the best from `always thirsty` Eski Kanka Jim

  4. OK - it is confirmed. It is an 8pm KO on Wednesday night.

    We are meeting in The Chopin Bar from 5pm onwards.

    Look forward to seeing you all.

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim