Saturday, April 03, 2010


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Ankaragucu has suddenly discovered how to play footie for 90 minutes a little late in the season to 'bring home the silverware'. However, better late than never to turn it on !

ANKARAGUCU 0 Besiktas 0

I wouldn't like to say how long it has been since Ankaragucu had the lion's share of possession in a match against Besiktas. Suffice to say that it hasn't been in recent times !

A remarkable performance from Ankaragucu last night which with a little luck and a different referee would certainly have resulted in a victoreeeee.

Ankaragucu had the ball in the net twice, but both 'goals' were quite rightly chalked off for offside. There was also a 'clear cut' penalty turned down by the 'chicken shit referee' when Vassell was tripped and brought down in the box.

It has been a while since Besiktas were given the 'run around', but that was exactly the situation last night when Ankaragucu took the game to Besiktas from the start and had them wobbling for most of the match.

Unusually for Besiktas, there were lots of panic clearances which was obviously encouraging the momentum of Ankaragucu attacks.

It was only in the last 10 minutes of the match when the momentum slowed and Besiktas began to look dangerous. Also, the Ankaragucu goal post came to the rescue from a Bobo shot and saved what would have been a sucker-blow !

Ankaragucu played as a 'team' last night and Lemerre is to be congratulated on the improvement in the team's performance, their overall standard of footie and their motivation. It is to be hoped that Baby Gokcek agrees with me and extends his contract into next season !

Oz Kanka Chris and I watched the match in the Beer Bus. However, comments from the kankas who were in the Stadium on their impressions of the match will no doubt be forthcoming soon !

Battle Damaged Kanka Damon, Kaleci Kanka Tansu and Phillie Kanka Jamie joined Oz and I in the Beer Bus for a mini-celebration after the match.

Next weekend Ankaragucu is in Istanbul to play Kasimpasa and another performance like this one will surely bring another 3 points.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Anonymous4:42 pm

    Great performance from the full team last night. Thought Rajnoch and Hurryet were outstanding. As you say Jim we should have had a penalty aswell.

    If we keep playing like this then nxt season we can push for Europe.

    How come you werent at the game Jim?


  2. Looks like you can look forward with some optimism for the Fener match Nadeem. I'm sure they will be firing on all cylinders when they know that YOU are here !

    I couldn't go last night because I was working late at school (meeting). By the time I arrived in the city centre it was 7.35 and it is not recommended to try and get into the Stadium late for a Besiktas match !

  3. That was one hell of a good performance from Ankaragucu. Seeing the player scores in the papers today it was clear that they were watching a different match. Either that or that our expectations are so low that a decent performance is regarded by us as a major acheivement.