Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Lots of wailing and knashing of teeth going on recently in Ankara, and not without good cause some would say !

So, I think it time to bring out the optimism pills and look ahead to Sunday's matches in a positive way.

Looking at ANKARAGUCU's visit to Antalya, it has all the hallmarks of a 0-0 draw. Antalya are just behind Melih Gokcek Spor as the league's draws specialists with 14. Slightly more than ANKARAGUCU's 9 draws.

After 31 matches, ANKARAGUCU has scored 29 goals and conceded 32. Antalya, on the other hand, has scored 31 goals and also conceded 32. Pretty even statistics, and with both teams looking for points, it is sure to be a dour defensive battle.

The Rize Teamen are coming to play Gencler and are also in need of points. So, I don't think either match will be attractive or exciting to watch.

It is all about survival now and only points matter ! One point apiece for ANKARAGUCU and Gencler will calm the nerves for the run-in to the end of the season me thinks !

Maniac Kanka plays IDDAA (the football pools) and so I say to him.............. put your money on the two matches ending 0-0.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim (ever the optimist)


  1. Anonymous9:45 am

    A draw is enough for ankaragucu, but if gencler win the gap between caykur and the rest wil increase and that will be a positive outcome for us again.

    I think it wil be;
    Antalyaspor v Ankaragücü 1-1
    Gençlerbirliği v Çaykur Rizespor 2-0

  2. OK Safak. If Gencler beat the Teamen, then I'll buy Oz Kanka an EFES on your behalf !!