Sunday, February 22, 2009


Greetings Kankas and Kankies

Ankaragucu created a new world record yesterday by winning two matches in succession ……….. well, ……….. for this season anyway !


It turned out to be a ‘must win’ match with most of the other ‘strugglers’, Gencler, Denizli, Antalya and Konya also winning.

The Hurriyet reported that Ankaragucu’s ‘power’ had returned, and in all honesty, the Olympic Stadium in Istanbul is not an easy place to visit with expectations of a victory. So, perhaps the corner has been turned, but it is still early days to actually say this.

BBS opened the scoring yesterday after 15 minutes of the first half through Iskender and Semavi equalised on the half time whistle.

Then it was the turn of new ‘goal king’ Jaba to slot in the winner with 15 minutes of the match remaining.

I was in The Red Lion Club during the 2nd half and a text message came through from Battle Damaged Kanka that the match had ended 2-2, which I must confess took the smile off my face. However, Oz Kanka and Emin were also there and they were convinced that Ankaragucu had won.

Confusion all round. So, another text message to Battle Damaged to re-check his source and he returned with the good news of the victory. Phew …… cue ….. smile back on face again !!

With the sleet pissing down, brave Oz and Flying Dutchman were off to the Stadium to watch Gencler put Fener to the sword ………….. yessssss ………. a great win and also congratulations to those two for braving the elements.

So, it’s still backs against the wall for Ankaragucu who must now go for 3 in a row against Hacettepe next weekend.

Hacettepe and Kocaeli are both looking destined for moving south into the 2nd League, but the fight is now on to avoid joining them.

Only four points separate the 7 teams above them, so it will be a real scrap in the next few months to move out of the danger zone. Ankaragucu play their next two matches in Ankara against Hacettepe and Gencler and I’m sure that there will be no prisoners taken in those matches.

Brotherly love ? What’s that ??!!

Details of the meeting date and time for next weekend will be sent by Oz Kanka during the week.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. It sure is crowded down the bottom. This is going to another scary couple of months.

  2. But for us it is just a wee bit less scary than it was a few weeks ago.

  3. I think 'scary' is a good description of what's coming up !

    A correction to my post. Ankaragucu has three matches coming up in Ankara. The third one is against league leaders Sivas.

    Scary ? Yes, but ..... nothing is impossible these days !!!