Wednesday, October 07, 2009

That's that then

Ankaraspor were officially kicked out of the league today with the TFF confirming the discipline board's decision of a few weeks ago (as we reported here).

As far as I understand the decision (you can check it out in Turkish at the TFF website) Ankaraspor won't be playing much footy this season - just the Turkish Cup - and will start up again in the Bank Asya Lig next season.

As for the rest of us, all games in which Ankaraspor played (and all which it hasn't) will be considered as three-nil losses. This means that Genclerbirligi get a two point boost as we only managed a draw back at the beginning of the season. I'll update the table when I get a chance. (EDIT - done)

The other decision is that just two other teams will be relegated at the end of the season.

Farewell Ankaraspor... you won't be missed here.


  1. Awwwwww how sad .......... don't you feel just a wee twinge of sadness at the passing of such an important and distinguished team ??? How heartless can you be Oz ???!!!

  2. Someone I know won't be missing the trips to hell and back ;-)

  3. Haha. That place was the worst. Here was Melih's response after the decision came down. In it, he is referring to the other Super League teams who did not show him support: “I wish that a similar thing happens to them. Then they will understand.”

    Please, a tear.

  4. Anonymous8:57 pm

    As far as I understand from the comments given by Melih Gökçek the session has not been ended yet.
    There will be significant 2 action ( or attacks) to be taken by Ankaraspor among the others.
    1) They will make an appeal to FİFA - CAS inorder to break the decision taken by TFF. Ankaraspor will be pleaded French advocate Mr. Dupont who is also famous with Bosman law suit.

    2)The share holders of Ankaraspor Corporation will plead to TFF to indemnify them for all the losses incurred and to be incurred.

    The coming days will be very interesting.

  5. Volkan Bey,

    Turkey and Turkish football are usually interesting, but you are right: this season is particularly interesting

  6. Mountaineering Kanka2:33 pm

    I hated them. I'm glad they're gone.