Friday, June 11, 2021

Ankaragucu transfer update!


Ankaragucu have wasted no time in preparing for the coming season with agreements for 5 new players according to various sources. With more than 20 players departing the club, the squad this season will have a whole new look.

If reports are to be believed and Ankaragucu have made agreements with the 5 players, they have started their recruitment by signing players from Lig 1 who have experience playing in lower leagues. This for me isn't a bad idea if you mix in some youth products and better quality from abroad. 

One of the players said to have agreed a move to the club is centre back, Yusuf Abdioglu who previously played for Ankaragucu 3 years ago in Lig 1 and helped the club to promotion. I wasn't a fan of him especially after a horror showing against Altinordu. But he has played well with Hatayspor over the last 2 seasons and helped them win promotion to the Super Lig too.

His team mate Akin Alkan is also set to have agreed to join. The 31 year old Goalkeeper is available on a free transfer and will be a replacement for Korcan and Freidrich.

Umar Basit the 21 year old Striker from Ankaraspor as we mentioned previously and Cem Ekinci along with Tuzlaspor defender Yasin Gureler are the other 3 who are said to have agreed moves. We will await confirmation from Ankaragucu. 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Faruk Koca elected as Ankaragucu president!


Faruk Koca comfortably won the elections to become next Ankaragucu president at this afternoons congress. Metin Akyuz with the support of Mehmet Yiginer who presented the congress put up a late fight but in the end Koca won by 700 votes.

A couple of notable statements from Koca included him announcing he will pay off the clubs debts in the next 12 months and the club wont owe anyone a single penny. He also stated he sold all his family apartments to help pay to lift the transfer ban. Finally the team could be set to move back to the luxury training complex Saray Spor which will play a big part in helping attract new players sign for the club.

Faruk Koca has certainly made some bold statements, lets now see if he can fulfill them as he made a few last season and never lived up to them. The good news is that a few sources have claimed that the management team he has put together is very impressive. Time will tell. 

Ankaragucu - News Roundup!


Today is marks another important day for Ankaragucu as the clubs delegates will vote for the clubs next president. For the first time in 9 years there are 2 candidates who will go head to head for control of the Capital club. 

Fatih Mert announced his decision to step down as President at the end of the season paving the way for Faruk Koca to take full control. Metin Akyuz is the other candidate who was part of the Mehmet Yiginer regime but it looks doubtful that he will come out on top.

Whoever the successful candidate is, we can only hope that they bring stability and organisation back to the club. Torgeir Borven spoke out in a Norwegian newspaper earlier in the week about his wish to leave Ankaragucu. He stated his unhappiness about how unorganised things are and doesn't want to play in Lig 1. 

Its basics like paying players salaries, hiring a Sporting Director, investing in the youth academy and scouting that will change the long term future of Ankaragucu. If the new President doesn't address these issues then Ankaragucu will continue to mount up debt and fall down the leagues. 

On the transfer front, Ankaragucu are reported to have agreed a move for Ankaraspor forward Umar Basit who is a powerful and fast 21 year old Ghanaian. They are also said to have agreed a 500,000 TL move for Cem Ekinci who scored 11 goals for Keciorengucu last season in Lig 1. The 31 year old German has spent most of his career in the lower leagues. 

Thiago Pinto is attracting interest from Altay who have just been promoted to the Super Lig and Famlicao back in Portugal. Saba Lobjanidze has signed a 3 year deal with Hatayspor while Paintsil, Badji and Diousse go back to their parent clubs. 

Ante Kulusic, Michal Pazdan, Korcan Celikay, Emre Gural, Atilla Turan, Ricardo Freidrich, and Furkan Beklevic are all out of contract and will move on to new clubs. 

Alper Potuk and Stelios Kitsiou are likely to leave the club with neither wanting to play in Lig 1 and Hikmet Karaman is unlikely to return as manager with his contract expiring last month. 

We will have a further update later today on the election results .