Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ankaragucu vs Manisaspor Match Preview !

Ankaragucu travel to Manisaspor tomorrow hoping to win our first three points of the season. The last time the two sides met ended in a 3-1 win in Ankara for Manisaspor. Two late goals from Mehmet Guven sealed the victory after Metin Akan had equalised from an early Kahe strike.

The last time Ankaragucu travelled to Manisa we won 3-0 with goals from Stanislav Sestak, Ozgur Cek and Goal of the Season from Guven Varol, who can forget the sublime control before volleying the ball into the top corner. Even the Manisa fans gave a standing ovation.

Manisaspor have had a good start to the season and find themselves on a three match winning run. Victories against Samsunspor, Karabukspor and Eskisehirspor see them in 8th place in the league. There Key Players who will need to be watched are Yigit Incidemir, Josh Simpson, Mehmet Guven and the very quick and powerfull Nigerian Striker Isaac Promise. Former Ankaragucu defender Michael Klukowski will also play in the game.

Ankaragucu go into the game without Hurriyet Gucer who is suspended. Ozden Ongun and Turgut Dogan Sahin did not travel with the squad as they are both injured, so it looks like Jarioslav Cerny will make his full debut. Time is running out and the team need to start winning. If we see a repeat of the performance against Trabzon then we can take three points. But its more likely the performance against Orduspor that disappointed that will be on show. Tonia needs service to his feet and not high balls like he had to deal with on Sunday. Its time for the midfield to step up and take some responsibility and the defence to cut out the silly mistakes.

My predictions is a 2-0 win for Manisaspor. Sorry Kankas but I just cant see us winning any time soon.

Some good news from today is that President Erdogan and Melih Gokcek have both said work will start on the new stadium soon. They are talking about the site been on Old Eskisehir Road. Anyone else heard anything similar?


  1. Thanks, Nadeem;informative report. As my job has become more intense leaving me with less time to keep up with what's going on in the Ankaragücü world, I am coming to rely more and more on our Gücü guru who ironically lives a good ways away in Weggieland I think Jim calls it (correct me if I am misquoting you, Jim).

    I haven't heard anything new about the stadium, but if I do, I'll make sure to share it here.

  2. Anonymous9:02 am

    I'm sitting on the fence on this one and going for a stalemate. After the two abominations of last weekend, Ziya Bey will have his defence as tight as a duck's arse tonight !!

    Like BD, haven't heard anything about the new stadium. However, as with most things in Turkey, seeing is believing !

    BD was almost right and 9 out of 10 for his effort. It is Weegieland ! and Eski is not too happy this morning after the 2nd half onslaught from the Weegielanders in Edinburgh last night ...... grrrrrrr !!!

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

  3. Anonymous9:35 am

    i will try to go Tarzan Land to see our low battery Gucu without any sign of hope,thanks for the report Nadeem. i have also seen some news about the stadium, but i agree with Eski Kanka Jim seeing is believing in Ankara specially if m.gokcek is mentioned in the reports. :)


  4. haha that is correct damon. As i speak manisa are 1-0 up and we have only had 38% of the posession, utter shite that a team like manisa can play us off the park

  5. And once again the Gücü guru has been proven to be correct. I wish you had been mistaken this time, Nadeem, but, alas, we just can't seem to get our act together.