Wonderful sunny weather here in Ankara and I can't go to the footy. Damn my luck. I'll be here at around 1:30 pm to listen to the radio.
1:34 pm I'm slightly late (yet again) and the match has kicked off. Seems as if Aussie Bruce is injured. The rest of the team is pretty much as usual.
1:40 pm It's all Gencler but we can't get good shots off.
1:45 pm Two other matches are being played at the same time. Eskisehir 0 - 0 Ankaraspor and Kayseri 1 - 0 Denizli.
1:45 pm Argh. Kahe has a go. Off the post and out. Unlucky.
1:49 pm Konya have their first real chance but it goes out.
1:48 pm Last year we won this match 6-1. We want a repeat.
1:51 pm Jedinak sends a lovely ball through to Troisi, he lines up, and the flag goes up. Offside.
1:53 pm Troisi has a go this time and again it hits the post.
2:07 pm Koray sends one in from the right. Soner fails to get his head to it. It's all Gencler but Konya have a million men behind the ball.
2:12 pm Silly mistakes creeping in. We seem to be losing the ball way too easy.
2:14 pm Counter-attack from Gencler. Kahe is at the end of it and misses. By the way. Kahe hasn't scored since November (or something like that).
2:15 pm A yellow graphic for a Konya player. Seems as if I missed the first yellow of the match which went to Koray in the third minute. A minute or two left in the first half.
2:18 pm Peep peep. Half-time. All Gencler but no goals.
Genclerbirligi 0 - 0 Konyaspor
Eskisehir 1 - 0 Ankaraspor
Kayseri 1 - 0 Denizli
2:36 pm And we are off again. Will Konya sit back for the rest of the match? Probably. I just hope we go for it. No changes as far as I can tell.
2:37 pm I was wrong (no surprises there) Soner, off, Mehmet Nas on. An attacking move by coach Samet Aybaba me thinks.
2:39 pm Troisi through a couple, pass to Kahe, then Cem Can buggers it up. Commentator says the play is exactly the same as the first half, us on the attack, Konya sitting back.
2:42 pm I'm listening to this on the net. So why did they just give an advertisement saying that you can listen to the match on the net?
2:46 pm Troisi to Nas, Nas to Troisi. Shot and out.
2:47 pm Momha sends it in. Sent out for a corner. And then Mustafa Pektemek gets his head to it and out by "this" much.
2:48 pm Kahe Kahe Kahe GOOOOOOLLLLL
2:50 pm Troisi goes through a few, is fouled and a konya player gets a card. Konya makes a second change... Konya are surely going to go on the attack.
2:53 pm Jedinak to take the free kick... He has a chance here. Nope, Kahe takes it ... out. Wasted.
2:55 pm Kahe to Troisi. He has a chance, but somehow sort of loses control. No real shot.
2:56 pm We are really going for the second. This of course makes it more difficult for me to understand as the commentator speeds up whenever an attack is on, and I can hardly understand him.
2:58 pm Kahe gets a yellow for falling over in the box.
3:01 pm Kahe heads one over, then goes and complains to Mustafa Pektemek for not serving it to him on a platter. Konya meanwhile make their third change.
3:08 pm Counter-attack, through a few players and Pektemek fails to get much power on his shot.
3:09 pm Kahe again hits the post. That's the third ball to hit the post this match. They couldn't repeat it if they tried.
3:10 pm And now Konya hit the post.
3:11 pm Another great attack which ends with their keeper saving a shot from Troisi.
3:14 pm Pektemek off, Burhan Eser on.
3:19 pm We are still attacking but the tempo seems to have slowed down with just a few minutes left.
3:20 pm Burhan has a go, keeper send it out for a corner. We are to have 3 minutes of extra time.
3:22 pm We are wasting time. Troisi off, Mehmet Polat. Troisi has had a good, if unlucky game.
3:24 pm And that's it. Relief relief relief. We still aren't totally safe from the drop but are now five points above third-last. Enough? We need a couple more points from somewhere. Fingers crossed. Afternoon all.
Genclerbirligi 1 - 0 Konyaspor
Eskisehir 2 - 0 Ankaraspor
Kayseri 2 - 0 Denizli