Monday, March 24, 2008


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

It was another case of too many missed chances yesterday as Rize held out for a valuable point in their struggle to avoid relegation.

Rizespor 0 ANKARAGUCU 0

Not much of a report in Hurriyet (as usual) but it seems that Gonzalez in goal for Rize was a lot busier than Serkan.

Kirita"s injury last week is obviously serious and he didnt play, so Murat Erdogan was captain for the day.

Jaba was on from the start this week with Ibrahim Said dropping to the bench and Jaba went close with a couple of efforts in the 1st half. However, Said did make an appearance in the 2nd half.

Lots of chances in the 2nd half fell to Bebbe, Jaba, Duruer and CemCan, but wayward shooting and heroics from Gonzalez thwarted all their efforts.

So, it has to be said that this was 2 points dropped by ANKARAGUCU and 1 point gained by Rize !

There was probably more excitement the night before when Maniac Kanka Harun clocked up another Maniac Year !

The kankas met in The Lacivert Pub to celebrate another momentous year in the life of Maniac Kanka. A good turn-out for "free beer" and birthday cake which was decorated in Maniac Kanka"s favourite colours....... DARK BLUE and YELLOW ...... surprise surprise !!

Yankee Kanka, Battle Damaged Kanka, Oz Kanka, Spine, Kalecı Kanka, Flying Dutchman Kanka and I were there to sing the Happy Birthday song and hand over prezzies.

After consuming copious amounts of the amber nectar in Lacivert, it was off to The Cappadokia to continue the celebrations.

I am happy to report that I am just about recovered from my mega hangover today !!

Next up here in Ankara is the Bursa match KO 3pm.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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