Tuesday, April 18, 2023




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


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 Jaime


Substitutes – Tiago, Souleymane, Ivan, Gabriel and Hayrullah


The 1st 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 both defences.


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 match   !!


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.


Gencler travel 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

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