Monday, April 12, 2010


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


  1. Anonymous8:41 pm

    unbeleivable, as you say Jim after a great performance against Besiktas all that we could ask for was the same against Kasimpasa. These are teams we should be beating.

    And where the hell os Broggi? Hes been training as hes always on the official sight, but the 6 foreign rule means el yasa has been takin his place. With Vassell out injured now Broggi should be brought back in.

    i hope theres no trouble next week, please god no as it could mean closed doors match against trabzon or fener.


  2. Anonymous8:41 pm

    Guys spare a second for the thoughts of Alper Balaban ex Fenerbahce youngster who has died in a car crash in Germany. Sad sad news


  3. I think Es-Es fans have been banned from the match. Here's NTV:


  4. Thanks for the info Spine, and at last good sense prevails !

    So, now we can go to the match in a fairly relaxed frame of mind, but, more importantly ... Bellshill Kanka Nadeem can breathe a sign of relief !!

    As for the match, the players cannot now afford to lose and suffer the wrath of the tribunes with only 11 Eskisehir players and a full stadium of Ankaragucu fanatiks !

  5. Anonymous7:25 pm

    When you put it that way Jim, thats EXACTLY how the players could lose the match!Pressure and expectation arent great bed fellows.See Celtic v Ross County last week.In fact, see Celtic v most teams this season!
    Ankaragucu,the Draw Experts, may well strike again thus so.

  6. Hello 'anonymous' - who are you ?

    You obviously haven't been supporting Ankaragucu as long as me because you don't have a prescription for optimism pills !!!

    Oh ye of little faith !!

    C'mon be positive just for once !!

  7. Anonymous8:51 pm

    Thank god for that Jim, hopefully now that means ill defo get to my game haha.

    Not long to go now, counting the days


  8. Anonymous10:53 pm

    Sorry Jim that earlier post was from Neil here in bonny Ireland!I predict a draw this weekend for Ankaragucu but thats coz I'm thinking solely with me heed!You'll have to forgive me!

    Dublin Neil.

  9. Sorry Dublin Neil ..... a canny forgive ye !!

    Even without the injured Vassell, we are going to tear intae them and send all the kankas back to the Beer Bus singin and dancin !!!

    Can ye tell that I took one of my optimism pills this mornin ? It's workin a treat !!!