Sunday, May 16, 2010


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Just a short post to congratulate Bursa on winning the League and being only the 5th team to do so !

Unfortunately, or maybe not unfortunately ......... we (the kankas) had to watch the Fener v Trabzon match in the Beer Bus because ........... Ankara is full of traitors and they all come out of the woodwork when Fener are on TV !!! Of course, the Bursa match will be relegated to .... not important !!!

A disappointing turnout for this important match with only a few kankas - Phillie Kanka Jamie, Connect Kanka Steve, Battle Damaged Kanka Damon, Marash Kanka Hakan and I were the only ones who had belief to think that Bursa could do this ..... and they did !!

Bursa 2 Besik....spit....tash 1 and ........

Fener...spit...bahce 1 Trabzon 1

Olay ......... Olay ......... Booorrrsssaaaaspor ...Olay ...... Olay !!! and ...
well done and well played Trabzon.

What can we say ? Fantastic ? Marvellous ? Wonderful ? Perm any 1 from 3 !!

Points from the Fener match ....... Steve had his head in his hands most of the time and Eski Kanka's language was not for the squeemish !!

Also, the Fener 'fans' in the next Pub blew a gasket and exploded into violence a few minutes before the end when it spilled over into the Beer Bus. Fortunately, there were no casualties among us, but with all the glass and chairs flying around it was a miracle.

It might almost be eligible to be called .... The Battle of Sakarya III.

Steve might have some photos of the events before, during and post match, but even if he doesn't ...... take it for me ....... it was a truly wonderful sight to see so many 'Ankara' Fener 'supporters' with their tails between their legs !!! A truly effin memorable experience !!!

Look forward to lottsa and lottsa comments !!!

All the best from still up in the air and under the affluence of incohol Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Anonymous11:37 pm

    Tremendous achievement by Bursa.And who can say that over the course of the season that they didnt deserve it.Apart from the Tunnel Visioners in Istanbul.Apart from Bursa's own success, its great for the league and should give renewed belief to the other sides in the league that maybe, their day will come.Herr Daum will probably be despatched to Germany very soon.If he hasnt been already!

    Dublin Neil.

  2. Anonymous11:40 pm

    Tremendous achievement by Bursa.And who could say that over the course of the season that they didnt deserve it.Apart from the Tunnel Visioners in Istanbul.Surely this is good for the league and gives others a bit more belief that maybe in the next few years their time may come.

    Dublin Neil.

  3. Connect Kanka12:28 am

    I took about a hundred photos after the match during the celebrations in Güvenpark. I'll email them to Oz Kanka tomorrow.

  4. Connect Kanka4:57 pm

    Here are some more of my photos if anyone's interested:

  5. Anonymous12:45 am

    excellent achievment from Bursa, i had my bursaspor scarf on that the boy at the ankaragucu fenerbahce game gave me. Well done bursa.


  6. Mountaineering Kanka1:51 am


  7. Ah, classic Mountaineering Kanka. Robbie, it was truly beautiful. One of the papers compared the amount of money Fener paid for their squad with what Bursa was able to pay theirs, and you realize just how great an upset this is.

    I think this will encourage other teams to actually invest in the team instead selling off their good players. Now they see it is truly possible to win the championship.

    No telling who could be next. Hopefully Bursa will remain strong. Hopefully Ankaragucu will get stronger.

  8. I have to ask, what was the reaction in the Beer Bus when the erroneous announcement was made and the reaction when everyone found out it wasn't true?

  9. Hey Ata. Check out my paragraph 7 in the post.

    I didn't realise it at the time due to the chaos and flying debris, but that is obviously what incited the riot in the next pub and also all the way down Sakarya Caddesi !

    As I said, we missed most of the action at the end, but ....... who cares ...... Booooorrrrsssssa won yessssssss !!!!