Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Ankaragucu vs Fenerbahce Match Preview !

Ankaragucu host Fenerbahce on Friday night at the 19 Mayis Stadium in Ankara where there could be more away fans than home fans.

Ankaragucu have lifted the 5% quota on away fans meaning that Fenerbahce fans will now be able to buy tickets for Maraton and Behind the goal. The last couple of home games Ankaragucu have been playing in front of about 6,000 fans where as at the start of the season there were 19,000 fans turning up.

Fans will blame weather and kick off times for not turning up, but the weather is the same for everyone, so if the Gecekondu and Kanka Group can turn up every week why cant the rest of the fans ? Anti X are protesting at the moment against Cemal Aydin by staying away from the matches, who is this really hurting though ? Does Cemal Aydin rally care who turns up ? The answer is no he doesn't, the club need the fans more than ever and its time the fan groups stuck together instead of going against each other.

Ankaragucu today also confirmed that 12 board members who were appointed by Haluk Ilcak have left the club today. Genclerbirligi president Ilhan Cavcav also paid the clubs electricity bill of 36,000 TL. Why is it been left to another clubs President to pay it ? Where is Mr Illyas ? Melih Gokcek also said the only way to save Ankaragucu is to take there name and replace the name of Ankaraspor. You can stick your idea Melih !

Anyway onto the game itself, Fenerbahce go into the game after a stunning 6-1 win over Genlcer at the weekend. They now have the firepower in Miroslav Stock, Issair Dia, Semih Senturk, Alex and Moussa Sow to punish teams. Miroslaw has been one of the stars of the Turkish Super Lig this season.

The last time the two sides met Fenerbahce won 4-2 with Miroslaw Stoch winning the game for the home side. Ankaragucu fought hard and were unlucky not to take something from the game having scored through Murat Duruer and Ergin Keles. So much has changed since then with Ankaragucu loosing a host of players, from the team that started that night only Atilla Aybars and Ishak Dogan are left.

Ankaragucu lost 5-2 to Eskisehirspor at the weekend and will need to learn from there defensive mistakes. There has been improvement in the side but as so often with young players, they lack much needed experience.

Fenerbahce should win this one comfortably. They need to keep winning to keep up with Galatasaray who are starting to run away with the lead. Ankaragucu will be hoping to cause a huge upset though. Can it be done ?


  1. i am starting to loose my love for Turkish football. Ankaragucu were tonight handed a two match stadium ban for the fans throwing snowballs at the Eskisehirspor match.

    Our president Ilyas defended the club saying no one was hit by the snowballs and hopefully this will be overturned or i wont be in Ankara as this means empty stadium for kayseri match,

    So far no punishment for match fixing, but stadium bans for throwing snow balls ?

  2. A ban for throwing snowballs? Madness. Also makes you wonder why they have done this now. I seem to remember plenty of snowballs being thrown by the Ankaragucu fans in the derby. No bans then. Why now?

  3. The Ankaragucu president has made the point that no one was hit with the snowballs so they cant impose a ban. The Turkish FA are crazy, they should be tackling corruption and match fixing, not swearing and throwing snowballs

  4. What can we say about the TFF that hasn't been said before on this Blog ?!

    Oz Kanka just about sums it up when he says .... 'madness'.

    We will still meet in The Chopin tomorrow whatever the outcome of the appeal.

  5. Anonymous1:01 pm

    And in the Brotherly Love Section...

    Hurriyet reports that Gencler owner Ilhan Cavcav paid a 36,000 lira electricity bill at Ankaragucu's Bestepe training ground to keep the lights on.


  6. A 'thousands' thanks to Mr Cavcav for his generosity. Ankaragucu supporters will not forget this.

    Thank God I've got TWO eyes because on Saturday I'll be in the Red Lion Club with one eye on Gencler to support them against 'another' Istanbul team, and the other eye on Scotland trying to avoid the wooden spoon against Eyeirrrrlind !!

    Gencler for the YooRopeAaaa Cup ? Don't bet against it !