Monday, November 05, 2007


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Make love..... not war........ is a commendable philosophy, but I honestly believe we take it too far with our matches against Bursaspor !

Bursaspor 2 ANKARAGUCU 1

Maniac Kanka, Yankee Kanka and Battle Damaged Kanka all made the trip through to Bursa yesterday like true footie fanatiks. It has long been my ambition to do that with them, but I was tied up in knots at my school yesterday and so it must wait for another season.

Battle Damaged Kanka Damon sent me this brief report on his return from Bursa...... and I'll post his full report as an edit here later when he sends it to me.


We just got back and I am completely knackered, but I promise to send you pre-match, match and post-match details tomorrow. I'll say this for now: how the fans from these two teams interact is amazing. This relationship may be unique in the world of sports. Are you aware of anything similar anywhere else? I can't think of anything similar. I have seen lack of hate many times but not an outpouring of love.

I agree that the result was not good. But it seemed to me that we were just outplayed. Gücü was sometimes able to bring the ball up but couldn't finalize. Bursa was just controlling the ball better overall (I would guess that possession was about 55% to 45% at worst for Bursa) and finishing better--bringing it up the sides and the middle without too much difficulty.
On the other hand, I did not witness the flailing about and sense of scatteredness on the part of our boys that I did in the Rize match (even if we did win that one).
Anyway, I'll get back to you tomorrow with the nitty gritty.

Battle Damaged`

As for his question about similar liaisons between footie clubs, the answer is ...... a big No No. This has to be a unique tie-up between players and supporters upon which I have commented on the Blog previously.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Is the Bursa-Ankaragucu match the safest away match in existence?

  2. this is the best brand of the world 'BURSANKARA'

  3. Well.... probably (no, make that `definitely` !!).... but it is certainly safer than going to Kayseri....

    See the previous post some time ago entitled `The Battle of Kayseri` !!!