Thursday, May 31, 2012


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Just watched the 2nd Division Play-Off Final tonight.

Adana Demirspor  2   Fethiyespor  1

Fantastic entertaining match with everything for the neutral supporter to enjoy.    The only problem is that we Ankaragucu Kankas will not be neutral next season when we have to play Adana Demirspor and teams of their quality in The Bank Asya League !

Both teams played some slick footie tonight and the 2 Adana goals were top drawer.   As I've mentioned a thousand times on this Blog, the Bank Asya League is full of excellent teams and from what I've seen of Adanaspor and Adana Demirspor, to name just two, last season, Ankaragucu will have their work cut-out even if the team is strengthened !

Another point worthy of note is that the Ataturk Stadium in Denizli was bursting at the seams.   Amazing crowd for a 2nd Division Match, even if it was the play-off final.

Well played and well done Adana Demirspor.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Anonymous11:19 pm

    gona be a tough season there is no doubt of that, but if Ankaragucu can get this transfer ban lifted and add 5 quality players then we can go back up.

    Kasimpasa done it and they were poor last season


  2. Marking a congress at which Cavcav was elected chairman for the 21st time, Gencler have been shockingly open and published some of their financial statements:

    assets and liabilities:

    income statement:

    (address suspiciously empty url at time of posting, did they fear the taxman and take it down?)

    Cash flow:

    They're not super-detailed but they do show the following, if I am reading correctly.

    a) club not "debt-free": there was 9.3 million TL in short-term debts in 2011, some to banks, but the bulk to individuals and players. To be fair, debt has dropped sharply from 19.3 million in 2009.

    b) they report a doubling of sales income (I don't know what this line item covers) to 43.9 million in 2011 from 21 m in 2010. in the same period, operating expenditure rose to 34m from 25m

    c) which helps explain the net income of 17.4m reported for 2011, compared to losses of 3.9m in 2010 and 11.2m in 2009.

    finally, season ticket prices are out, and little changed for us: 100 in maraton:

  3. Nadeem, sorry I can't agree your statement about Kasimpasa.

    I watched the play-off final between them and Adanaspor and was quite impressed with their footie.

    I particulary liked the way they kept spreading the ball around probing for openings and they are also a fit team - a shade faster than Adana.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think they will be relegation fodder next season !

  4. One last point about Adana Demirspor ...... they had 8,000 supporters in Denizli. Unbelievable when you consider that they are supposed to be the 2nd team of Adana !