Monday, December 06, 2010

Genclerbirligi slide towards the relegation zone

It is all getting a bit scary for Genclerbirligi as we slide down to 15th on the table.

Konyaspor 2 - 1 Genclerbirligi

A good crowd at the Beer Bus on Sunday afternoon/evening with the Alkaralar crowd out in force. It was all high spirits even with the fact that Patio was starting up front again and our horrific injury toll continues to keep out some eight first team players (although Aykut and Orhan Sam were back for this one) but all was destroyed very early on.

Konya had a free kick and for the first time in a long while Serdar in goal made a simple mistake. He seemed to have completely misjudged the way the ball was going to bounce and what should have been a simple block turned out to be a goal.

Embarrassment all round but it at least woke Genclerbirligi up.

We launched attack after attack but again the fact that we are missing Pektemek and Zec really showed. At the same time though we did get shots on goal and would have scored a couple more if it wasn't for the heorics of Konya's keeper Jesus.

One particularly great save was made from a free kick that Soner sent into the top left corner that a fully outstretched Jesus managed to get a hand to.

We finally got one back just before the end of half-time when Soner sent in a corner that found the head of Murat. Surely this was going to be a goal but Jesus again made a great save and it was very unlucky for him that it fell to the feet of Kulusic who made no mistake.

Half-time and talk was all about the video promo for the Genclerbirligi- Ankaragucu documentary which we documented here. No one knows when it is coming out but everyone was very excited at the prospects. Me too.

Second half and again we came out attacking with Konyaspor reduced to counter-attacking and just when we thought it would be a draw Gencler took there foot off the pedal and allowed Konya back into it. Silly mistake. They ended up scoring from a corner.

Next week we have a tough one, away to Galatasaray for their last ever match at Ali Sami Yen Stadium. It would be just brilliant to rain on their parade. I doubt it is going to happen though.


  1. Was very saddened by this loss. Gecmis olsun, Gencler.

  2. Agreed, and as I said in a post a few weeks back ........

    it's looking like a long hard winter of discontent for both Ankara Clubs !!

  3. Given the way we have been playing recently I would seriously not want to predict today's result

  4. Yes Gulay, but ........

    given Gencler's horrendous injury list and ....

    given that this is the last match at Ali Sami Yen and .....

    given CimBom's performance last week ....

    I don't think Gencler will be returning to Ankara with any points tonight !!!

    oh yes, and .... cough cough ..... apologies to Oz Kanka and the Gencler Kankas for doubting their team's resillience to overcome those odds !!