Wednesday, February 03, 2021




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


It was probably the most boring match I have ever watched tonight as two teams stumbled to a no scoring draw, and if they had extra time it would still be a no scoring match.    Aaaargh  !!


Fair enough, if you are a Genclerbirligi supporter you will be feeling ecstatic tonight to have finally won ONE point after 5 consecutive defeats   !!!


Konyaspor        0             GENCLERBIRLIGI           0


Team – Nordfeldt, Polomat, Arda, Toure, Omurcan, Piris, Yildirim, Candeias, Furman, Yilmaz and Stancu


Substitutes – Sio, Berisberk and Ayite


It was strange not to see Mustafa Kaplan on the touchline, and I wonder if he has been ‘shown the door’   ??!!      Mehmet Altiparmak was the Coach tonight, but we will see if that is permanent or temporary   !!


The action was mostly in midfield and only one dangerous moment in the 1st half when Arda saved a certain goal with a timely interception to put the ball out for a corner with a Konya attacker hovering ready to tap-in.


Konya had numerous chances to score in the 2nd half but most were blasted over or well past the post.


Furman and Polomat had the only two chances for Gencler in the 2nd half but the goalkeeper deflected Furman’s shot out for a corner and Polomat shot past the post.


In my opinion, both of these teams will be fighting it out at the end of the season to avoid relegation alongside Denizli, Ankaragucu, Kayseri and Erzurum.    It will prove to be quite a scrap with 4 teams being relegated this season  !!


Next up for Gencler is a home match against Beshiktrash on Monday 15 February.    Another backs against the wall match for Gencler perhaps   ??!!


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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