Monday, December 22, 2008


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Nobody can deny the fighting qualities of Ankaragucu which was obviously demonstrated again in Denizli yesterday. It could best be described as a ‘banana skin’ of a match for Ankaragucu, but at least they did not return to Ankara empty-handed !

Denizlispor 1 ANKARAGUCU 1

I did say last week that it was a ‘must win’ match, but with Kocaeli, Hacettepe and Antalya all dropping points we can keep our finger off the panic button …… for now !

A surprise line-up in the team included Gokhan and Mehmet who were probably playing their ‘farewell’ match before the league winter shut-down.

An inspired decision to include Gokhan who opened the scoring on the half hour mark.

This despite a penalty miss by Kratochvil of Denizli after 5 minutes which was probably down to my new ‘hero figure’ Serkan in goal ?!

Izzet of Denizli equalised half way through the 2nd half and that’s as much information as I have on the match I’m afraid.

So, that’s it for league action until weekend of 24/25 January when 3rd bottom club Antalya come visiting.

With Ankaragucu only two places above Antalya and 2 points better off, that match most definitely falls into the category of …… must win !

However, with the planned departure of Gokhan and Mehmet, I am still feeling pessimistic, unless …… there are plans afoot to bring players in during the January transfer window. Watch this space.

More Turkish Cup action coming up in early January. Details later.

For now, all the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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