Why is it a sad
Well, it’s not
just about the score yesterday, which will be discussed later, but about the
complicated politics within our great Club which have resurfaced to put the
Club into free-fall for the time being.
And .......... what an inspired time to force our great Coach, Omer
Erdogan, to resign when our Club is in the process of trying to consolidated
their position in The Super League !!!
As I said, it is
a complicated situation, and perhaps it is best if I give you a quote from
Scouse Kanka Marcus and Bellshill Kanka Nady who have between them put it in a
nut shell .............
I don’t blame
Erdogan. Faruk Koca, Club President,
has landed us enough sh?? players, we had to get rid of 11 of them. He and his ‘assistant’, Emre Yildiz, are to
blame. This is incredible .....Faruk
Koca said he will wait to appoint a new Coach because he wants to sign players
first. The reason Erdogan resigned was
because he didn’t get the players he wanted, and they instead signed players
from Faruk’s agent friends. He will
now sign players and when the new manager comes in he won’t have a say in the
Of course, we
don’t know the exact details of all this, but the bottom line is that our great
Coach, Omer Erdogan, has felt that his position was untenable and therefore had
no option but to resign.
A really sad day
which brings back memories of the resignation of Ersun Yanal in the early 2000s
in a similar situation. Omer Bey
will be a huge loss for Ankaragucu but all of us kankas wish him well in his
future Club whichever one is fortunate
enough to appoint him.
yesterday’s match and Ankaragucu can have no excuses for losing a great
opportunity of moving into mid-table after a host of chances were missed. Ankaragucu has instead slipped and is now
only one point above the relegation zone
ANKARAGUCU 0 Fatih Karagumruk 2
Team – Gokhan,
Firatcan, Radakovic, Mujakic, Marlon, Diack, Taylan, Emre, Pedrinho, Giorgi and
Andrej, Yasin, Zadid and Bevic
It was mostly
all Ankaragucu for the first 30 minutes of the match as they attacked Karagumruk
relentlessly. I lost count of the
shots that were fired over or past the post or chances missed from crosses into
Even the award
of a penalty on the half hour mark was scorned
It was a great
pass from Ali to Giorgi who drove into the box and was tripped as he was lining
up to shoot. The referee pointed to
the spot immediately, but then after being surrounded by Karagumruk players, he
crumbled and went to check the VAR screen.
He eventually returned and
pointed to the spot again ......... quite rightly so !!
Pedrinho who sent his shot high up into Gecikondu ............. a certain 3 points
in a Rugby match !!!
It must rank as one of the worst penalty kicks I have ever
witnessed.......aaaargh ............. and a golden opportunity wasted !!!
From this point,
Ankaragucu seemed to lose their way and Karagumruk started to look dangerous,
especially down the right wing where their No10 was giving the Ankaragucu
defence a torrid time.
the post with a shot and then the all important first goal came just before the
half time whistle. A fast break by
Karagumruk with the Ankaragucu defence caught napping, and the ball was bundled
in by Diagne for a scrappy goal.
goal certainly lifted Karagumruk’s spirits as they returned for the 2nd
half and took the .match to Ankaragucu.
To be fair to Ankaragucu, they kept searching for the equaliser, but
only the industrious Ali Sowe and Taylan seemed to know what to do with the
goal arrived half way through the 2nd half and I have to be honest
and say that it didn’t surprise me. A
Karagumruk attack on the right was halted on the goal line just inside the box
when the attacker was deemed to have been tripped. A silly place to concede a penalty when
there was no apparent danger !!! The referee again pointed to the spot but
on this occasion chose not to consult VAR
Pedrinho a lesson in the art of taking penalty kicks by despatching the ball
low inside the right post.
final whistle and there was only time left for the one serious attempt on the
Karagumruk goal when Ali’s goal bound shot was brilliantly saved by the
goalkeeper for a corner.
I should mention
Battle Damaged Kanka Damon’s quote during the match ............
In the first
half Ankaragucu was giving Karagumruk free rein down the right wing and it was
clear that their persistence on that side would pay off, and sure enough it
resulted in their first goal. By the 2nd
half, Karagumruk was attacking Ankaragucu freely on both wings and through the
have another mountain to climb on Friday night when they travel to Istanbul to
play Besiktas. It will be
interesting to see how the players respond to Omer Bey’s absence this week and
on the touchline during the match !!!
As always, watch
this space for the outcome.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim