Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ankaragucu vs Bandirmaspor match preview !

Do Ankaragucu have it in them to turn this 1-0 score around and progress into the next round of the playoffs? The answer to that question is yes, however they need to play to their full potential for 90 minutes and take the game to Bandirma. The last two matches between the two sides Bandirma have been the better side on both occasions.

This time the match will be at the 19 Mayis Stadium in Ankara with a big Ankaragucu support behind the team. Its difficult to say what kind of attendance their will be due to the ridiculous 1630 kick off time. The Kanka group will be there in their numbers though with Jim and Damon managing to get colleagues to cover them.

Like is said on the match report from Fridays match in Bandirma, the worry for Ankaragucu is the lack of pace. From defence, to midfield right up to the attack its all very one paced and a team full of slow players. The team needs to rely on its technique and experience to get through this tough position they are in. Players like Mehmet Cakir, Mehmet Erdem, Kaan Kanak and Umut Nayir will be so important if Ankaragucu have any chance of progressing.

There has been some mixed news tonight for 3 of the Ankaragucu squad. Youngsters Hasan Ayaroglu, Gokhan Akkan and Onur Atasayer have all been called up to the Turkish U19 squad. However this means they could miss out on some of the playoff matches. Hasan is the only player in the squad along with Onur who has any speed now that Emre Tasdemir is out injured.

Good Luck Ankaragucu, don't let us down !!

1 comment:

  1. Very well said Nadeem. Time for the players to stand up and be counted.

    They have had a tremendous support all season and I'm absolutely certain that Gecikondu and Maraton will be full again tomorrow notwithstanding the effin stupid KO time.

    For our season to have any meaning we MUST be there in the final on 31 May. Anything else is unthinkable.

    So, it's going to be a nervy encounter tomorrow until that first Ankaragucu goal goes in !!!