Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ankaragucu vs Boluspor match preview !

Ankaragucu host Boluspor in the 19 Mayis stadium on Monday night which will be again be attended by women and children only due to the stadium ban. Ankaragucu go into the game on the back of two successive wins which gives them an outside chance in the battle against relegation. Boluspor themselves haven't given up on a playoff place.

Early team news for the visitors are that former Ankaragucu duo Serdar Kulbilge and Abdulaziz Solmaz are both out, as is Engin Akturk. For Ankaragucu they will have to do without Gurkan Alver who is suspended and it looks like Aytac Oden and Serkan Sirin will be unavailable as well.

The last time both sides met Ankaragucu were the better team in a 1-1 draw in Bolu. Ankaragucu took an early lead through Sinan Kurumus, but the visitors shortly equalised through Ali Guzeldal. Bolu have some good players like Serge Dijehoua who is a powerful striker, Iskander Alin who starred for Istanbul BBS in the Super Lig before being released due to his alleged involvement in match fixing. Ali Guzeldal is their star player and they can also call upon the experienced former Ankaragucu midfielder Barbaros Barut.

A fantastic performance from Ankaragucu last week will give them confidence going into Monday nights match. The team have scored 7 goals in their last two games and are playing with no fear at the moment. Timur Ozgoz was outstanding and when he is on form the team performs better. Again Bilal Gulden will be a key player but the loss of Gurkan Alver will be a blow. Youngsters Umut Nayir, Hasan Ayaroglu and Emre Tasdemir are all chapping at the door for their chance.

If Ankaragucu can take the 3 points it will give them a fantastic chance going into the last 3 games of the season. Mustafa Kaplan has done a great job and was even linked with a move to Genclerbirligi at the end of the season. Kaplan quickly denied that he has had any talks with Ilhan Cavcav about a possible move. There is no doubting that some of the clubs above Ankaragucu will be taking and interest in Kaplan. Lets hope he has a long successful career at Ankaragucu.


  1. Good accurate summary Nadeem. A win for Ankaragucu or nothing. That is the only option to keep the pot boiling and to have any hope of avoiding the dreaded Big Drop.

    I'm not making any predictions for this one because Oz Kanka says that I usually put the 'kiss of death' on any utterings coming out of my mouth on the subject !!!

    Kaplan to stay with Ankaragucu ? Inshallah and amen to that !!!

  2. I have no objections to Sir Eski Kanka making predictions before a match. It's when he says on the 43rd minute mark "this would be a bad time to concede a goal" that I feel like throttling him.

  3. Hahaha its always the case when these things are said that the dreaded goal goes in. Hopefully kaplan will stay

  4. Great Banter lads haha, hope Kaplan stays... what he has done with the young boys has been phenomenal ! Its fair to say most of them of stepped up to the challenge ! Great round up Nadeem ! Thanks

  5. OK, in response to Oz Kanka's 'kind' words, here is my prediction for Monday night ....

    31st Minute - Ankaragucu take the lead
    44th Minute - Bolu equalise with a penalty
    64th Minute - Timur puts Ankaragucu ahead again
    79th Minute - It's 3-1 and Ankaragucu win 3 more valuable points.

    End of today's story from Eski the Wise !!!