A bitterly cold day in Ankara on Sunday afternoon certainly kept the numbers down with just Dan the Man joining me at the Chopin. Alpine Kanka Wolfgang and his mate Mustafa met us at the stadium, but really, we should all have stayed home.
Genclerbirligi 0 - 2 Manisaspor
We kicked off and I thought the tap between the forwards was a good one. Unfortunately less than 40 seconds later the ball was in the back of our net. Gencler clearly had their minds elsewhere, Cloud Kuzbain for all I know, but this was pathetic.
Much shaking of heads but then we started to dominate. We still couldn't get anywhere near their goal though.
At half-time there was still hope but that was dashed out after some very poor defending let Manisa go 2-0 up.
Heads in hands as we started to give the ball away time and time again. Problem was we were a million miles too slow and I don't think we got a shot on goal all match.
Our best chance fell to Aussie Bruce who came on as a sub at some stage in the second half but he managed to send his header wide of the post.
All up it was very depressing stuff and clearly the worst I've seen Gencler play in quite a long time.