Saturday, March 29, 2008

This is getting scary

Good afternoon to all and welcome to "The round ball in Ankara" and its live blogging of a match I'm going to listen to on the radio. Exciting huh! It will essentially be me talking to myself as the only people who will actually see this taking place "live", will be the poor sods who come to our site by putting the phrase "seeking girlfriend in Ankara" into google.. Go on, try it.

14:57: And we have hit our first snag. Lig Radyo aren't giving a broadcast of the match and TRT's website isn't working properly. Luckily for this "live radio blogging service" that I actually own a wireless as my grandma used to call the things. Unfortunately it means that I have to listen to TRT broadcast which will be an around the grounds programme and not concentrating on the one match.

1500: The teams have probably kicked off but I can't find the match on the bloody wireless!

1501: Found it.

1505: As TRT radio are reporting at the moment on the Gokcekspor-Trabzon match I might as well tell you that Denizli haven't had the best lead-in to the match. The players refused to go to training during the week because they hadn't been paid and then a couple of days ago their chairman resigned.

1508: Okan Ozturk and Isaac Promise up front for us and our keeper Nicholas Peric is back from injury.

1520: Absolutely nothing happening... The radio did a bit of the Gencler match but are back to the Gokcekspor match. By the way we need Trabzon to win today to keep the pressure on Gokcekspor who are coming 15th, but just three points behind Genclerbirligi.

1521: As soon as I say that Ankaraspor score.
Ankaraspor 1 - 0 Trabzon
Denizli 0 - 0 Genclerbirligi

1523: They have crossed to Denizli where the commentator says that Genclerbirligi have not had a shot in the first 22 minutes. No wonder they are concentrating on the other match.

1525: Cakir gets close to goal, sent away for a corner. Ball comes to Isaac Promise, he heads it and their keeper almost made the same mistake as he did last week against Galatasaray but this time he holds on.

1526: Mrs. Oz Kanka is now insisting that I do the washing up because have guests for dinner this evening. Do real commentators get treated like this? I'm taking the radio to the kitchen and will update on any important developments.

1542: Goal!!! Okan Ozturk.

1543: Seems as if there was some confusion as the Denizli players thought that play had been stopped. It hadn't and our keeper sent a long ball to Isaac Promise who was one-on-one with their keeper. Somehow it got to Okan who scored.

Ankaraspor 1 - 0 Trabzon
Denizli 0 - 1 Genclerbirligi

1544: Arrgh. Denizli have got one back.

Ankaraspor 1 - 0 Trabzon
Denizli 1 - 1 Genclerbirligi

1607: I've finished the washing up and the teams have finished their half-time oranges. I do wonder about TRT Radio. At half-time they went to advertisements, then had some crap song, more advertisements and then went back to the studio where they informed us that the teams were already playing. Can't they organise to put on a shorter song?

1611: Peric saves from a Denizli corner.

1613: Mehmet Nas, or was it Mehmet Cakir, hits one into the post. Defence clears.

1613: Denizli have just been given their fourth yellow card. One of them must surely stuff up in the next 40 minutes or so.

1616: How many times have I heard the following line: "Isaac Promise top aldı, kontrol edilmedi."

1624: A correction to 1520, Ankaraspor are actually only one point behind Genclerbirligi and if the scores stay the same as they are now Ankaraspor will go ahead.

1627: Bakkal must want to slow down the pace of the game as he has decided to bring on Kahe. Okan Ozturk goes off.

1630: Damn. Denizli have scored. This is looking scary. 68 minutes gone.
Ankaraspor 1 - 0 Trabzon
Denizli 2 - 1 Genclerbirligi

1638: TRT Radyo have lost their link to Denizli! Probably good news for my heart.

1639: I wish they had cut the damn line because as soon as they got it back news came in that Denizli had scored again. 76 minutes gone.

Ankaraspor 1 - 0 Trabzon
Denizli 3 - 1 Genclerbirligi

1641: For a team that didn't train all week Denizli are looking pretty good. This result is terrible for us. We needed at least a point. The next few weeks are going to be nail biting stuff for us fans as we fight against relegation and also continue to aim to win the Turkish Cup.

1656: Doesn't really matter but Isaac Promise has just scored in the 93rd minute.

Ankaraspor 1 - 0 Trabzon
Denizli 3 - 2 Genclerbirligi

1657: The referee blows it up and I've been summoned to start cooking. Now were is the cooking wine so I can drown my sorrows.

1 comment:

  1. Bloody hell.... never mind the cooking wine.... reach for the tissues to wipe away the tears !!!

    Gencler are digging a hole for themselves and it is gradually filling up with that brown smelly stuff ! Time to dismiss this coach and bring in Oz Kanka and Eski Kanka to run things me thinks ??!!

    Well..... could we do any worse ??!!