Monday, April 16, 2007


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Well, after the depression of Friday night, some good news.............. at last, I can hear you all say !!

Erciyes 0 ANKARAGUCU 1

This was never going to be an easy `six pointer` for ANKARAGUCU against an Erciyes side who had already knocked Galatasaray out of the cup (oooopss.... sorry Gulay, you didn't need reminding of that did you ??!!) and they have `almost` knocked Trabzon out of the cup in the semi finals.

According to Oktay Ensari of the Hurriyet, Erciyes played quite well in the first half but were thwarted time and again by a great display of goalkeeping by Serkan who is obviously back to his best form again, and at the right time. Cenk and Ergun has good chances to open the scoring by were denied by Serkan.

ANKARAGUCU came more into the match in the 2nd half. I am beginning to believe that Hikmet Bey is now reading the Blog and taking my advice and telling the team to ............ attack !!

The winning goal came with 15 minutes of the match left. An ANKARAGUCU attack down the right wing and Bebbe passed the ball to Tita who headed into the path of Burak who fired the ball in with the goalkeeper having no chance. Celebrations all round ! Maniac Kanka Harun told me that he might go to Kayseri to watch the match, and if did, then perhaps we will have some comments from him later ?!

After the match, it was reported that Bulent Korkmaz (the coach of Erciyes) was seen crying in the Dressing Room ! Tears of sadness for Erciyes, or............. tears of happiness for ANKARAGUCU ??!!

So, is there hope on the horizon ? Mmmmmm......... possibly !

It is looking very tight down at the bottom of the league with only Sakarya looking like relegation fodder at the moment. From 2nd bottom to mid-table there are only 9 points in it !

ANKARAGUCU lie in 12th position only 4 points above 3rd bottom Denizli, so there is no chance of complacency setting in........... yet !

Looking forward to the `Big One` next weekend, ANKARAGUCU go `head-to-head` with our local rivals Gencler on Sunday KO 3pm.

This is another `must win` match for ANKARAGUCU, however, it seems that Gencler will only be playing for pride after their recent dismal run of 4 defeats leaving them only an outside chance of UEFA Cup qualification.

Watch out for meeting details at The Chopin Bar from Oz Kanka soon.

All the best from `a happier than normal` Eski Kanka Jim


  1. This won't be just for pride. After the disasterous last last month of so I think Gencler might have to start thinking about avoiding the drop.

  2. Oz Kanka..... ever the pessimist !

    By the way, in today's Hurriyet (Tuesday).....


    Hikmet Karaman is named as coach of the weekend, and Burak is in the team of the weekend.

    Whatever next me wonders ??!!