Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Here we go then. Another season to try for some Cup glory for Ankara.

The draw for the last knock-out round before the Group Stage was made yesterday.

ANKARAGUCU v Karsiyaka of Izmir

There is no doubting Gencler's credentials in this competition in the last few seasons, especially two seasons ago when they should have won the Cup.

However, the same can't be said for Ankaragucu !

Last season for instance was a diabolical disaster in the Group Stage. Lost to Fener, Bursa and Eskisehir and only managed to beat 2nd League team, Tokat, 1-0 in Ankara !

Karsiyaka is a team which must never be underestimated. They almost won promotion to the Super League this season but surprisingly lost their play-off match against Kasimpasa in The Stadium from Hell in Ankara. They are currently in mid-table in the Asya Bank 2nd League and will no doubt be up there challenging for promotion again towards the end of the season.

The matches will be played on Wednesday 28th October but I don't have a KO time yet.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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