"Pleasure at the top, misery at the bottom", was the enticing headline of a piece in today's HaberTurk newspaper. I was dissapointed however that it wasn't a News of the World-style world exclusive on the latest sexual exploits of the soon to be ex-captain of England.
It was a short piece but the journalist Mustafa Cevik obviously knows how to turn a single fact into a tale of woe and misery employed at Ankaragucu. He starts off with a summing up of Ankaragucu's recent splurge on new players such as Geremi, Rothen and Sapara but then comes the twist.
"While spending around 20 million dollars in transfer fees the club has failed to pay youth trainers and equipment people for four months. The youth crew are in a very difficult situation (in these) winter conditions."
I'm not sure whether the winter conditions is a quote or not but it is true that we are indeed experiencing the climate event that is winter.
Anyway, the point of this article? Merely to predict that this probably won't be the last time we here about non-payments at Ankaragucu. So far this year we have had Vassel and Bebe kicked out of their hotel rooms because the club failed to pay up, we have had a bus re-possessed and early in the season a number of players were paid late.