Monday, April 09, 2012

And that's that

It certainly wasn't the end Genclerbirligi wanted. Things were looking so good just a few months ago with hopes high that we could finish in the top four. In the end though it was a dissapointing loss away to Istanbul BBS that saw Gencler finish in 9th position.

Istanbul BBS 1 - 0 Genclerbirligi

The maths were in our favour. A win or a draw and we would be in the play-offs. A loss meant we could still make it as long as a at least one other team in the race lost. They didn't and we got knocked out.

It was a pleasant enough evening at the Beer Bus. A few of the crowd of the earlier Ankaragucu match joined us as did a number of fans from the Alkaralar group.

We were there quite early and as a result there isn't actually all that much I remember of the match. Well, we had some shots, not particularly good ones. Oh yes, and Istanbul scored a very nice goal.

And that's that. The season ends in a whimper. Pretty depressing for Ankara football fans all over.


  1. As I've said many times on this Blog, Istanbul BBS is a pretty damn good team, and so it proved on Saturday.

    For me, Gencler never looked like unlocking the door, but on the other hand, I didn't think that Istanbul would either. So, I had a 0-0 in my mind during the 2nd half.

    But, as Oz Kanka said, the goal from Webo was a real cracker and Gencler learned the hard way that you can't leave a player of his calibre unmarked and get away with it !

    So, another year without Yooro footie in Ankara, but .... I'm sure we've not heard the last of this Gencler team. With some strengthening in some positions (midfield ?!) I'm sure they will be a force next season.

    Let's hope that Cavcav gives Capa another year at the helm and some dosh to prove the point.

  2. Mountaineering Kanka5:39 pm

    Well would you look at that!? I mean just look at it! The top four teams are right back where they belong. Right? I can't help but think that those bastards had a hand in Gucu's crash. That was an absolutely systematic tear down of a team. I'm glad however that the last point Gucu got in the Super Lig came against Besiktrash.