Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Could things get any better after last Tuesday's result ? No !!
A disappointing display from Ankaragucu today in Izmir.
Bucaspor 0 ANKARAGUCU 0
Eski Kanka was 'The Lone Ranger' in The Beer Bus Bar today, but I had a large Gecikondu/Anti-X contingent for company. Boston Kanka Russ joined me late on and promised to turn up with the kankas next Sunday.
Shock horror ....... when the teams came out and Ankaragucu was in RED shirts and white shorts with Buca wearing OUR strip !! Weird. That's a first for me !
Anyway, Ankaragucu was first into the attack and Kagan had a long range shot which went just wide.
After 15 minutes and Buca was taking control, albeit in the midfield area, and that's where the match stayed for most of the first half.
Lots of high balls from Ankaragucu (again !!) into the Buca penalty area which were being dealt with easily by their defence.
After 40 minutes, another long range shot from Kagan which went past the post and that was the sum of Ankaragucu's serious attempts at scoring a goal.
Some serious efforts from Buca which were being dealt with by the defence and Senecky.
I was thinking to myself at half time .......... if I didn't know better, it would look like Ankaragucu came to Izmir for a point !!
Mehmet came on at the beginning of the 2nd half and added some spark up front, but the final ball was always missing and the spark soon fizzled out.
Buca was attacking full-on now and Klukowski was marshalling the defence well.
64 and 73 minutes and Senecky pulled off two great saves to deny Buca.
75 minutes and Meye was introduced to find the break through. He almost did at the end, but the sting was taken out of his shot when it struck a defender and the goalkeeper saved.
I was up on my feet on 76 minutes when The Beer Bus changed the channel to the Bursa v Trabzon match in line with the bars on either side. I weighed in along with the other Ankaragucu supporters with a protest and it was changed back ......... immediately !! The Beer Bus learned a lesson (as if they didn't know) .......... don't mess with Ankaragucu supporters !!!!
I have to confess that this match was one of the most boring matches I have ever watched, and I'll also confess to watching the babes walking up and down Sakarya Caddesi from time to time during the match !!! Does that paint the picture ???
Gotta step up a gear next Sunday against Istanbul BBS. Perhaps if the backroom staff convince the players that ALL Istanbul teams are in the same category as GS and Fener then we might see some action ??!!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim