Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
The appointment of new Coach, Mustafa Kaplan, obviously failed to inspire Gencler last Saturday as they slumped to a heavy defeat against Fener....spit.....bahce.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 1 Fenerbahce 5
However, despite the score line, it doesn’t do justice to Gencler’s endeavours throughout the match when they had 55% possession and the same number of shots on target as Fener, ie, 5. So, it doesn’t take a high IQ to figure out the problem and I’m sure that will be the focus in training in the weeks ahead.
Fener may well be in the top 5 in the league, but they flattered to deceive at times against Gencler and if they produce this type of performance against a better equipped team than Gencler, they will probably be displaced at the top. Having said that, all 5 of their goals were clinically despatched and there can be no excuse from Gencler at dropping all 3 points.
So, to this week’s match ..................
A similar story to last week’s with Gencler having 56% possession and 5 shots on target and nothing to show for it except zero points !!
Kasimpasa 2 GENCLERBIRLIGI 0
Team – Nordfeldt, Arda, Toure, Diego, Polomat, Piris, Ozdemir, Yilmaz, Yildirm, Candeias and Sio
Substitutes – Soner, Furman, Altiparmak and Ilker
Interesting to see Fueat Capa back as Kasimpasa Coach - that was quick !!!
Into the 15th minute of the match and Kasimpasa scored an offside goal by Armin which was flagged by the Linesman. However, he obviously didn’t see that the ball had deflected off a Gencler attacker. The Referee did, and the goal was awarded ! Armin made no mistake with his shot.
10 minutes later and the writing was on the wall. It was a brilliant goal with some trickery by Carius on the right to leave Toure bemused. He cut the ball back into the centre and there was Armin to poke it it !
Kasimpasa should have made it 3 half way through the 2nd half when Armin had 2 attempts, but both were well saved by Nordfeldt.
Gencler were then given a lifeline with 15 minutes left for play when Arda was brought down in the box and a penalty given. Sio sent a weak shot to the left which was well saved by Ramazan and the chance was lost.
5 minutes later and Sio had another golden opportunity when he missed a sitter right in front of goal only 2 metres out and sent his shot past the post when the goal was gaping !!
Gencler can now look forward to a cold and miserable winter with this type of performance. However, firstly they must negotiate a home match against league leaders Alanyaspor next Saturday !!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim