Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Here are the ANKARAGUCU players shirt numbers for this season which I thought you might like to print and keep handy in view of the large influx of new players to the team.

Serkan 1
Yusuf Soysal 64
Bayram Olgun 22
El Yasa 3
Tolga 5
Ridvan Okus 14
Burak Ozsarac 2
Ilkem 39
Gokhan 7
Tevfik Altindag 17
Ibrahim Ege 25
Onur Acar 6
Cem Can 8
Burak Karaduman 38
Mert Erdogan 20
Abdulkadir Kayali 58
Murat Erdogan 33
Murat Duruer 11
Jaba 9
Mehmet Yilmaz 10
Moine Caabani 55
Barboros Barut 23
Mustafa Aydin 28
Emre Hamzaoglu 61
Cagri Yasan 19
Metin Akan 21
Leo Iglesias 27

Interesting to note that there is no number 4. Maybe it was Kirita's last season ?!

Another interesting point is that Bebbe’s number 9 shirt has been given to Jaba. There is no doubting Jaba’s ball skills but his partnership with Bebbe last season didn’t produce the goods. Also, his stature doesn’t make him a good target man !! Hence, Jaba found himself on the bench on the run-in last season.

It seems to me that Hakan Kutlu is going to give Jaba a chance to form a successful partnership with the new target man up front, Mehmet Yilmaz. However, if the goals don’t materialise then it will be back to the drawing board ! I’m sure Barboros will be straining at the leash to show what he can do !

The defence looks likely to take on a similar shape to last season, perhaps with the inclusion of `old boy` Burak Ozsarac and Moine added to compensate for the departure of Kirita and Lamas.

There will be added pressure on Serkan to be more consistent this season with Yusuf waiting for his chance. Serkan made a few `howlers` last season which are still in my memory !

Let’s get the show on the road ……. and bring on Gencler !!!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. hey jim,how couldnt you know that the 4 number is belong to our hero and the team chaptain HAKAN KUTLU,nobody can use this number!

  2. I knew this. Honissssst. I was wondering if anyone would pick up on my deliberate mistake.

    Maniac Kanka, you won the prize of a free EFES from Eski Kanka.

    Not many people have ever received this accolade !!