Welcome back to
the new season, and a special welcome for new readers of this Blog/Website.
benefit, a brief history. This Blog’s ‘Founding
Father’ is Oz Kanka Chris. When the
Blog started many moons ago he was the Genclerbirligi half and I was the
Oz Kanka is Down
Under at the moment, but he will return to Ankara in the future. In the meantime, I will try to include
Genclerbirligi news and reports on a regular basis in his absence.
Webmaster, Bellshill Kanka Nadeem, and I will also keep the Ankaragucu news and
As you will see
from the Genclerbirligi team line-up last night, there are few changes in the
team from last season which does tend to suggest that they will struggle again
this season. As you may recall, they
were hovering in the relegation zone for the most part of last season, but a
recovery near the end moved them up to their normal mid-table position. However, having said that, Genclerbirligi
normally does well at home, and in Sio and Stancu, have two proven strikers who
normally get on the scoresheet.
that was not the case last on the Mediterranean Coast !
Antalyaspor 2 GENCLERBIRLIGI 0
Team – Nordfeldt,
Pehlivan, Diego, Toure, Johansen, Dikmen, Ozdemir, Candeias, Ayite, Sio and
Yilmaz, Yildirim and Karakas
I didn’t watch
the match, but I hope to be able to watch some of their matches in the near
future and give a more detailed analysis.
statistic from last night’s match was that Genclerbirligi enjoyed 62% of
possession, but only managed ONE shot on target, whereas Antalya had 5 shots on
target ! Perhaps 2 up front instead of 1 in the
Balci opened the
scoring just before half time and Ozmert put the match beyond Gencler 10
minutes before the end.
It was interesting
to note that Ankaragucu ‘Olde Boy’, Orgill, came off the bench for Antalya
after their 2nd goal went in
Gencler will be
at home next Saturday against Konya in what is sure to be a close encounter
with both teams anxious to open their account with at least one point. Also, the Konya players will no doubt be
going all out to impress their new Coach, Ismail Kartal.
Watch this space
for details of the match.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim
PS - Quiz Question ............... Name the stadium in the photo !!!