Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
After such a rave report from last week's match against Besiktas, was it too much to ask for more of the same against Kasimpasa ? Yes, I should have known better !!
Kasimpasa 2 ANKARAGUCU 0
Details are sketchy, but it seems that our 'old boy' Murat Erdogan came back to haunt us with a great display in midfield. Hurriyet gave him 8 out of 10 along with three other players in the Kasimpasa ranks.
On the other hand, Vittek was the only Ankaragucu player to score 6. All the others had 5, 4 and 3. Apparently, El-Yasa had a stinker and was reponsible for at least one of the goals and an all round shocking performance.
Kasimpasa's goals came in the 34th minute from Cenk and 60th minute from Sahin.
Battle Damaged Kanka Damon, Kaleci Kanka Tansu and I were watching Bursa's failed attempt to put pressure on the Istanbul 3 and the ticker-tape gave us that strange sinking feeling every time they ran the score past.
Ok, nine points ahead of 3rd bottom Diyabakir would seem to be safe, but we Ankaragucu supporters have learned never to take anything for granted !! It is still going to be a tense run-in with 5 matches left.
Next week sees Eskisehir visit Ankaragucu in what has all the hallmarks of a troubled affair with a capital 'T'. Most of the trouble will be between the supporter groups as Ankaragucu supporters prepare to take revenge for the knifing incident in the first half of the season in Eskisehir. You may recall my report of the match on the 23rd of November last year !
The match will be on Sunday 18 April KO 3pm so we will be meeting in the Beer Bus at about 1pm. That's assuming the match will be in the 19 Mayis Stadium. If it's in 'Hell' we will meet at noon.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim