Sunday, January 28, 2007


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

The Title above is a quote from Atilla Turker of the Hurriyet newspaper ! However, after yesterday's result an appropriate comment me thinks !!!

Genclerbirligi 0 Sivasspor 1

As most of you are aware, Gencler sold Risp and Ayman to Trabzon last week and this has drawn negative comment not only from the fans but now from the media.

As far as I'm aware, none of the kankas were at the match yesterday and so I am making this report from info in the Hurriyet. Our regular Gencler journalist was in Bolu flying down the mountain on his skis, hopefully not like Eddie the Eagle !!!

Back to the match and the 1st half was pretty much end to end stuff with lots of scoring opportunities falling to both teams but none taken until the half time whistle was about to sound. Then, due to some poor defending, Balili knocked the ball in for the winning goal.

Cakir had a great chance shortly before the opening goal after some good work by Engin, but he blasted the ball over when it would have been easier to score.

Into the 2nd half and again it was end to end stuff. However, Gencler had Gokhan to thank for making 2 great saves to keep the scoreline down.

In a post-match interview Mesut Bakkal was critical of his defence. Perhaps he should not have sold his best defender to Trabzon me thinks ??!! Once again Atilla Turker said that in his opinion Gencler would have been challenging for honours if Cavcav had kept the team together. Well said Mr Turker !!

Snow arrived in Ankara this morning but I'm sure the ANKARAGUCU v Bursa match will be played. Watch this space for details tomorrow.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

1 comment:

  1. My respect for Atilla Turkergrows with each passing article. A very depressing result.