Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dodgy goings on in Edirne

If you think there are some dodgy goings on in the Super Lig take a look at the brilliantly named "Edirne Super Amator Lig". Going into the last match of the season and Aysekadin Genclerbirligi (no relation by the way) and Kesanspor are on equal points at the top of the table.

An excellent showdown which no doubt doubled the crowds at their last matches to around two dozen people. The only hassle is that if teams finish equal in the Super Amator Lig the title is settled by goal difference.

And so it was that Aysekadin lead in the first half against Sarachane 1-0. Obvious they played a bit better in the second half as they ended up winning 12-0.

This was not enough, however, as Kesanspor played a blinder defeating Uzunkopruspor 19-1 after leading at half-time 7-0.

Kesanspor carried off the Lig title and there are some rather pissed off Aysekadin supporters.

"It is clear there is corruption here," said an advertisement published in a local Edirne paper. "Our match finished and there was still five minutes left in Kesanspor's match. To win the championship they needed to score four more goals. In the last five minutes they scored four goals."

The advertisement also points out that before the last match of the season Uzunkopruspor had conceded only 26 goals but that in its last match it conceded 19.

All fun and games in Edirne. The whole story reminds me of a certain mate of Sir Eski Kanka who conceded quite a few goals in the last match of the season to deny Besiktas (I think) the title quite a few years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Ho Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha....... best story of the year so far. Nice one Oz. Keep 'em comin !

    Yes indeed........ the `mate` Oz Kanka was referring to is still remembered with fondness by CimBom supporters (is that why Gulay has a `soft spot` for ANKARAGUCU me wonders ??!!).

    Can't say his name to protect myself against the slander law, but........... his name begins with `Z` and ends in `D` !!!