Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Oh dear..... Melih and Cemal have thrown their toys out of the cot and nobody is picking them up !!!
I'm afraid the outcome means that ANKARAGUCU will not be playing in this season's Sportswriters Cup Competition. This is bad (and sad) news for the life-blood of the Club, ie, we the punters !
When did this `baby fight` begin ? Well, we have to go back to last season when Cemal Aydin stated that he was refusing to play the away match with Ankaraspor at the Yenikent ASAS Stadium, which is about 30 Kilometres outside Ankara in the district of Sincan. Melih Gokcek was ordered to play the match at the `normal venue`, ie, 19 Mayis Stadium by the TFF and for that match he hiked the prices up to between YTL 150 to 250, which meant that the ordinary supporters like you and me were excluded from the match. This has already been reported in a previous post by Oz Kanka.
Silly me was thinking (and hoping) that the two grown up men who are the `mouthpieces` of their respective clubs would come to a sensible agreement and pick up their toys. However, using logic when it comes to a certain Mr Gokcek is not recommended !
In fact, he is quoted in today's Hurriyet as saying....... that if ANKARAGUCU will play then we will not !! It is beyond my comprehension that they can't (or won't) resolve this problem, at least for the sake of the fans.
Gentlemen (and I use the term loosely !!) - it is time to pick up your toys !!!
Back to the Sportswriters Cup, and it will be held on 2 and 4 of August In the Yenikent Stadium. Geclerbirligi, OFTAS, Ankara....spit....spor and Rize will take part.
More details nearer the time.
All the best from a very disappointed Eski Kanka Jim