Sunday, August 18, 2013


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Not a happy start in the League for Gencler last night with 5 Yellows, 1 Red and Zero points !

Rizespor   1       Genclerbirligi   0

I was unable to watch the match, but perhaps Oz Kanka saw it down south on his holiday and can add a brief report.    Also, Spine or The Flying Dutchman ?

Team - Ramazan, Gosso, Mervan, Doga, Kulusic, Jimmy, Stancu, Tosic, Serkan, Sedat and Tomic.

Subs used - Zec, Ozgur and Oktay

The Rize goal was scored by Sercan on the half hour mark, and according to The Hurriyet this morning, Men-of-the-Match were Rize goalkeeper Pawelek, and defenders Viera, Ali Adnan and Sylvestre.   Indications that Gencler was on attack mode but unable to find the back of the net ?!

Kulusic of Gencler received his Red Card near the end of the match.

On another subject, and I know that our Webmaster (Oz Kanka) doesn't like us to mention Ankaraspor, but I feel bound to say that they return to action tonight in the PTT League having served out their 3 years banishment punishment.  

Let's hope they don't get promoted this season so that we can have an Ankara Derby in the PTT League next season with Ankaragucu taking them on after winning the 2nd Division Title yesssssssss !!!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. looks like Genlcer will have a tough season ahead, although they need time for their new players to settle in together.

  2. I was down at the Beer Bus with two Aussie kankas and it wasn't pretty.

    Jean Jacques Gosso may sound like a fine Genevan philosopher, but as a replacement playmaker for Azo he was a disappointment. He looked slow to the ball and missed a number of passes. He improved as the match went on, but he looks generally happier as a defensive midfielder. The attacking duties in midfield seemed to fall to Ozgur who was around last season but never really impressed me.

    The new striker Stancu was hardly to be seen at all either.

  3. I was impressed when Gencler signed Stancu, so I think we need to 'wait and see' about him. He could prove a valuable asset to the Gencler attack when he has settled in.

    As for my namesake ....... c'mon Jimmy givuzzz a goal !!!!