Sunday, May 19, 2024




Greetings Kankas and Kankies. 


Ankaragucu seem determined to spurn golden chance after chance in their efforts to retain their Super League status, and in the process, squandered the opportunity of taking 6 points from their closest rivals over the past 2 weeks.   It speaks volumes that they only managed a measly 1 point from these matches   !!


With only one match left to play, they now find themselves in the unenviable position of being relegation favourites, unless they can pull a rabbit out of the hat next weekend.


They must travel to 3rd top of the league Trabzon and look to take all 3 points (unlikely !!).   In the event of failure to do so, and Hatay beat Rize (likely !!), then relegation will be assured.


As for last night’s match, there is very little to say, except that Pendik may have surprised Ankaragucu with their willingness to go toe-to-toe with them and dispel the notion that they were the ‘under-dogs’.


Sad to say that Bassogog was the only Ankaragucu player who looked capable of breaking the deadlock, and he almost did   !


ANKARAGUCU           0                       Pendikspor              0


Team – Bahadir, Kitsiou, Radakovic, Mujakic, Kazimcan, Tolga, Bassogog, Efkan, Pedrinho, Rodrigues and Ali Sowe


Substitutes – Alexis, Tasos, Ali Kaan, Macheda and Mert


Both goalkeepers were untroubled in the 1st half.     Ankaragucu’s only real chance arrived just before the half time whistle when a cut-back was made to Rodrigues in the 6 yard box and he screwed his shot well wide.


Ankaragucu old-boy, Umut Nayir, almost scored for Pendik 10 minutes into the 2nd half when he sent his well directed header inches over the bar.


With 15 minutes to go, Ankaragucu did score when a cross was sent from the left to the unmarked Bassogog on the right.   His first time shot went whizzing inside the right post ............BUT ........the goal was correctly chalked off for offside   !!


The match then fizzled out to an unsatisfactory conclusion.


So, the bottom line is that Ankaragucu only have themselves to blame for allowing themselves to be dragged into this position.


A bleak outlook to dwell upon for this week   !!!


As always, watch this space for the outcome of next weekend’s match.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Anonymous6:22 pm

    Grim, hazy unhappy last week, the team is composed of low quality players.( mostly)

  2. Anonymous1:19 am

    We could even have lost had the dude from Pendik scored in the stoppage time.

    We are in deep trouble but let's pray that Rizespor...