Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Sivasspor vs Ankaragucu match review!


Sedat Agcay takes the team to Sivasspor this weekend looking to build on a good 2-0 win over Alanyaspor at the weekend. Sedat has now lost 1 and won 1 of his first 2 games and must keep up the momentum as it gets really tight at the bottom of the table and that fight against relegation.

Sivasspor were soundly beaten 3-0 with Istanbulspor at the weekend and start player Max Gradel was also sent off which means he will miss the game at the weekend. They are on a 3 match losing run and also play against Fiorentina in the Europa Lig game tonight which should take quite a bit out of the legs as they try and overturn the 1-0 first leg defeat in Florence. 

Nihad Mujakic should return to the team for Ankaragucu after he missed the weekends match due to suspension. Kevin Malcuit and Enoch Kwarteng will both miss out again due to injury but everyone else should be available. 

The midfield has lost some experience in Tolga but last weekends 3 of Diack, Taylan and Zahid played well, especially Zahid who keeps improving each week with his responsibilities as captain. He chipped in with an assist for Ali Sowe and will again be a key player both in terms of creating chances but also using his experience next to Lamine Diack who has impressed since coming into the team. 

Milson came into the team and certainly gave a good account of himself in his first game grabbing a goal and adds pace to the attack. Hopefully he improves each week and shows consistency.

Ali Sowe continues to lead the line and is now up to 8 goals in the Super Lig which should see him reach double figures this season if he stays injury free. Stanislaw Sestak holds the record in the last 20 years with 14 goals. Can he beat that record?

Sivasspor won the last time the 2 sides met in Ankara 2-0 but Ankaragucu have saw improvement since then and will be hoping that they can take all 3 points this time. Sadat Agcay said the team wont return empty handed. 

Sedat has a very tough job as he replaces the popular Omer Erdogan whose style of football really was a joy to watch, but if he keeps winning matches he will soon win over more of the support. 

The politics of Ankaragucu will always be there unfortunately but the biggest focus at the moment is staying in the Super Lig. With Istanbulspor winning at the weekend only 7 points separate Umraniyespor who are bottom and Alanyaspor in 12th. Sivasspor are also 1 point below Ankaragucu so Sundays match has much more meaning to it. 

Come on the Gucu!!


  1. Anonymous4:27 pm

    Great pre match report Nady /Johnny S

  2. Well said Nady.

    If Ankaragucu can reproduce a similar performance to that shown against Alanya last weekend then we have good reason to be optimistic of bringing all 3 points back to Ankara.

    As I said in my report last weekend, with Milson up front as Ali's strike partner, it seems to have given Ali a new lease of life and he looks more like the predatory striker that we know he is.

    Also, both Damon and I commented on a few occasions during the match how both of them track back and help out in midfield and defence when necessary. This is an example of the growing team spirit which is what we have been hoping for.

    3 points on Sunday will send a clear message to the teams in the bottom half of the league that Ankaragucu is not for folding !!!