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
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
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
Nordfeldt, Arda, Toure, Diego, Polomat, Piris, Ozdemir, Yilmaz, Yildirm,
Candeias and Sio
Soner, Furman, Altiparmak and Ilker
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
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
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