Thursday, October 28, 2010


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Ankaragucu had nerve ends jangling last night and left it late to eliminate Tokat from the Turkish Cup.

ANKARAGUCU 3 Tokatspor 1

The Terrible Two (Maniac and Eski) were the only kankas brave enough to attend what was ultimately a poor match. True enough, Ankaragucu scored three fantastic goals, but all credit goes to Tokat for refusing to throw in the towel.

Tokat seemed in awe of Ankaragucu in the first half and it was mostly one way traffic with Mehmet Cakir guilty of wasting several chances by balsting the ball wide or over.

The Tokat defence was growing in confidence but it was finally breached after 25 minutes play by Sapara (who else ?!) who fired in a long range rocket from outside the box which flew into the net with the goalkeeper well beaten.

Here we go then - open the floodgates !! Wrong !!!

Just before half time Sapara went down off-the-ball and was stretchered off. This will be a massive blow if he joins Vittek on the long-term injury list.

Into the 2nd half then and much to our frustration, Tokat began to take control in search of the equaliser. Ankaragucu was confined to breakaway attacks, and from one of those, Meye almost scored but sent his bullet of a header just over.

It was still Tokat doing most of the attacking but on the 70th minute mark, Metin picked up a pass just inside the Tokat half and beat two defenders going hell for leather. He then took the ball around the keeper and slotted in for a great solo goal.

Shortly after, another bullet header from Meye, but just wide of the target.

5 minutes to go, and with all the substitutes used, Aydin went down and was stretchered off to the Ambulance. No sooner had the Ambulance departed the Stadium than Tokat were back in the game. From a corner, there was a game of 'ping-pong' in the box with the ball and one of the Tokat players's got a touch to score.

Nervous glances between Maniac and Eski with 5 minutes of time added on. Can we hold on was the question ??!!

It was Meye who calmed the nerves with the goal of the match. He picked the ball up on the halfway line, beat one defender, shrugged off the challenge of a second, and closing in on goal, fired it into the corner. Thank you Meye we said as we stood up to applaud a really great goal.

So, Ankaragucu safely into the Group Stage but not an inspiring display, even allowing for the fact that Sestak and Guven were absent.

During the match we heard some mutterings of discontent about the comment made by Spine in a previous post. According to Anti-X sources, the management plan to resign after the Es-Es match this weekend with possibly Cemal Aydin returning !!! Arghhhhhhhhh !!!! Watch this space for more on this subject.

Back to league business on Saturday away to Eskisehir. The KO is 3.30pm and we will be watching it in The Beer Bus Bar.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim
The two photographs which I have just added were taken by Anti-X Nehri at the Ankaragucu v Bursa match last weekend. A happy smiley bunch of kankas which is amazing considering the scoreline !!


  1. Anonymous3:11 pm

    good win last night, gutted i missed it, had to sit in munich airport with my phone checking the score.

    interesting news re the management, we will see what happens here


  2. Anonymous3:19 pm

    jim whats the deal with Aydin Returning, i was just reading up on him and he is an ex chairman and not a manager, does this mean if he returns gokcek will go as well ?


  3. If the management do resign it will surely be one of the bigger hissy fits Gokcek has made.

  4. Anonymous4:45 pm

    a dont know what he expects, as spine said its football, these things happen in football, but beleive me if he pulls the support which sounds like its aimed at gecekondu then he is pulling the club


  5. Nadeem, the buzz is that the whole management team will go, including Ahmet Gokcek.

    As you said, Cemal Aydin was the previous Chairman for donkeys years and his ambition for Ankaragucu can be compared with Forfar Athletic attempting to win The Scottish Cup !!

    You know the idiom ...... one step forward and two steps back ? Well, that's how I see the re-appointment of Aydin.

    If it happens, Umit Bey will be the first to go, followed by our 3 Slovakian Internationals (can't believe he will foot their bill !!). What happens after that is anyones guess !

    It will then be back to the bad olde days of Super League survival and nail biting ends to the season to avoid relegation.

    Say a prayer to God tonight that the Gokceks deny the rumour and the status quo remains !!

  6. Anonymous7:10 pm

    never a dull moment in Ankaragucu lol, we have a good squad now, just a few additions to the defence and we are nearly there.

    i just want someone who has the club at heart, with gokcek i think we need his money


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