Saturday, June 19, 2010


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

There was a big spread and photo session in The Hurriyet this morning to announce the signing of Dogan Sahin from Samsunspor.

The Hurriyet is assuming that he will be Vittek's partner up front, and if that is the case, it can only be good news. I was wondering who was going to replace Vassell ?!!

Dogan Sahin comes from Tarsus in the Mersin Province and has been playing for Samsun since 2006. He has made 78 appearances and scored 25 goals. He has also represented Turkey at Under-21 Level in 2009.

Other good news this morning ......... The Hurriyet also reported that Serkan will be staying with Ankaragucu. If that is true, it will bring lots of smiles to kanka faces, starting with mine !

More details of the possible transfer of Ugur from Galatasaray will probably emerge in the next few days and our 'oracle' in Glasgow, Nadeem, is keeping an eye on that move.

Oz Kanka was worried about where the money is coming from !! Well, I say ......... why worry when we have such a great Chairman and ..... 'secret' Chairman !!!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Anonymous4:27 pm

    i like the sound of Sahin, i agree with Oz where is the money coming from ? What if the Gokceks walk away, where will that leave the club financialy ?

    In other news Alhasan Bangoura who has played for Watford and just been released by Blackpool is beleived to be a target of the club. Hardly a player id get excited about.


  2. Anonymous2:01 am

    serkan should definitely leave the club asap ! dear uncle jimmy he does nothing but just messes upp everything,after that fener Ankara match i see no difference between serkan and the notorious zalad. and btw people working in saray tesisleri dont like serkan as well they say his bad attitude towards his team mates and workers make him unbearable yea fire him now our "secret" chairman...(:


  3. Onur, I think we will have to agree to disagree on the subject of Serkan.

    Obviously I am not an expert on his attitude towards his team mates, but from what I saw at Antalya Airport last season when I flew back with the team, he was laughing a joking along with most of the guys.

    Of course, he is only human and he will make mistakes from time to time as the last line of defence. However, his performances taken as a whole over the past two years have saved us from relegation.

    I say ..... long may he continue to serve between the Ankaragucu sticks !!

  4. Anonymous12:08 pm

    i had warned you about him sirr (:

  5. Thanks Onur, but ....... I still remain a Serkan supporter and hope that he will be with us next season.

  6. Anonymous6:05 pm

    i hope he can realize what he is missingg... he has talent but he is just wasting it