Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ankaragucu vs Orduspor Match Preview !

Picture taken from AA

This Sunday we will see Ankaragucu play host to newly promoted Orduspor. In Pre Season the two teams drew 1-1 and Ankaragucu were fancied to finish above Orduspor with the exciting squad we had built and won the Ankara Cup. Few months on and how things have changed.

Ankaragucu sit at the bottom of the table with the draw against Genclerbirligi our only point to date. Orduspor on the other hand are 5th at the moment and look to be holding there own in the Super Lig.

We have discussed what Orduspor are doing off the park the last couple of days, but on the park they are also making a few people take note. Players such as Bogdan Stancu, Juan Culio, Wilfred Dalmat and of course Fatih Tekke who played for Ankaragucu last season. They have only lost one game this season and that was the opening match at Fenerbahce 1-0.

Since then Orduspor have went on a run and include victories over Manisaspor, Karabukspor and a 2-1 win at home to Eskisehirspor last week thanks to goals from Bogdan Stancu and Juan Culio. Ordu are well organised and hard to break down, while there front man are taking there chances. Something which Ankaragucu have struggled with from the start of the season.

Ankaragucu have shown signs of encouragement the last couple of games, a battling display against Galatasaray was followed up with our performance of the season where we were so unlucky not to take a point at Trabzonspor. See Jim's match report for more details on that.

The question is, which Ankaragucu will show up ? The one who looked dreadful at home to Sivasspor, or the one which took the game to Trabzonspor on there own ground ? If its the later then there is no question we have enough to win this game. Theo Weeks was outstanding in his last match and if he can produce that type of performance very week then we have a very good young player on our hands. Tonia as usual will be our danger man with his pace, and he needs help from Turgut and his fellow midfielder's.

Tough game but i'm going with my heart and going for a 2-1 win for Ankaragucu !


  1. and some good news, Cengiz will pay the players tomorrow and all unpaid bills for the last 8 months

  2. "The question is, which Ankaragucu will show up ? The one who looked dreadful at home to Sivasspor, or the one which took the game to Trabzonspor on there own ground ?"

    Aye, that is indeed the question. Hoping for the latter--obviously.

  3. last weeks game showed that we are capable of winning the game. Our defence still needs to cut out the silly mistakes and midfield need to stay switched on as Ordu are very well organised.

    Its going to be another tough game, but we have this and then samsun away on thursday. we can do it

  4. Anonymous5:31 pm

    Yes, you are all spot on. This is a tough match against a team with a stingy defence, so I think we can expect a low scoring match.

    Ankaragucu will come out like terriers as they did against Trabzon and it is vital that they make their pressure tell in the first 30 minutes otherwise Ordu will take advantage.

    Agree with Nadeem that we could nick this one 2-1 or 1-0.

    btw, astonishing news that Cengiz Bey is going to take care of the Club's debts. It will be interesting to know where the dosh is coming from ??!!

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

  5. Agreed. Where exactly is the money coming from? A secret backer of some kind? Out of Cemal Aydin's pocket? From the profits of the club shop? Obviously not the last one.

  6. good question oz and jim, where is the money coming from ? next few weeks will be interesting with elections coming up