At this stage of
the season I suppose entertainment is not a priority for both of these teams
(every point is vital !), and true
enough, there was zero entertainment on show last night with both teams
fighting to avoid the drop into the 2nd League.
With only 5
matches left to play this season, and most of these in the ‘difficult category’,
Gencler is still in the relegation zone and to be frank, if they perform like
they did last night it will be a real struggle to avoid the drop.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 0 Altay 0
Team – Philipp,
Muhammed, Alperen, Thomas, Yasin, Abdullah, Mete Kaan, Enes, Erkan, Khadfi and
Tiago, Souleymane, Ivan, Gabriel and Hayrullah
half was a non-event and the standard of football abysmal. Only one shot on target by both teams when
the Altay captain fired a weak shot which was easily saved. It was a yawn of a match with lots of
speculative high balls into the box by both teams where they were dealt with by
It was a similar
scenario in the 2nd half.
High balls being directed to the strikers and no end product.
Two poor teams
and a no scoring draw just about sums up the 90 plus minutes of an instantly forgettable
That, I’m sorry
to say, is the end of this report ................ skill, action and entertainment were absent !!
As I have
mentioned before, Denizli appear to be almost certain of relegation, but
Gencler, Erzurum, Altinordu and Altay must fight it out to attempt the ignominy
of joining them.
to the ‘in form’ and 2nd top of the league team, Rize, on Sunday in
what is their most difficult fixture in the run-in. Of course, Gencler has surprised us
before, but Sunday may well be a ‘bridge too far’ !!!
As always, watch
this space for the outcome.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim