Monday, July 06, 2020

GENCLERBIRLIGI – ALMOST, BUT NOT QUITE !!




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Malatyaspor          0                GENCLERBIRLIGI        0

Team – Nordfeldt, Pehlivanoglu, Toure, Ramos, Ozgenc, Ozdemir, Baiano, Candeias, Ayite, Yilmaz and Stancu

Genclerbirligi fought out a no-scoring draw in Malatya last night and I’m secretly pleased that I wasn’t able to watch it.       Malatya had zero shots on target and Gencler had one  !!     An exciting match  ?      Mmmmmm....... doubtful  !!

So, some Gencler supporters might have been celebrating winning an away point in Malatya last night, but the realists will not be fooled by Gencler’s league position.    Some might say that ‘we are almost safe’ and others might say ‘but not quite’.     Much will hinge on the 4 remaining matches to find out which of the teams in the relegation zone has ‘the bottle’ to climb out of danger.

There are 7 teams who could drop down, with Ankaragucu being the favourite.   The other 2 places are not so easy to estimate, but looking at Gencler’s 4 remaining fixtures, I would not bet against them sliding into the relegation zone, eg, with Fener, Goztepe, Sivas and Beshiktrash coming up, it will require a mega effort to collect points from those matches.

Of course, it is not mission impossible, but much will depend on the home match against Fener......spit....bahce tomorrow night.

Watch this space for the outcome.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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