Monday, May 13, 2024




Greetings Kankas and Kankiues.


Ankaragucu took a giant step backwards last night when they succumbed to a team below them in the league, and in the process found themselves only 2 points above the relegation zone.


With only 2 matches left, Ankaragucu is leaving it late to salvage their season and optimism is in short supply right now   !!


Ankaragucu travel to 3rd top of the league Trabzon for their final match, but next Sunday is, realistically, their last chance to take all 3 points when they host Pendik who are in the relegation zone.   Nothing less than 3 points will suffice to take to Trabzon   !!!


Last night Ankaragucu fought back to equalise with 5 minutes of the match remaining, but then, instead of shutting-up-shop and seeing the match out, they conceded the winning goal in time-added-on.      Aaaaaaargh    !!!     That goal may come back to haunt them in 2 weeks time   !!


Hatay           2                     ANKARAGUCU               1


Team – Ertac, Kitsiou, Mujakic, Radakovic, Atakan, Pedrinho, Tasos, Efkan, Alexis, Bassogog and Ali Sowe


Substitutes – Bajic, Rodrigues, Riccardo, Ali Kaan and Macheda


The 1st half was a non-event.      However, the match exploded into life in the 70th minute when Saglam put Hatay ahead.


With the match drifting towards the final whistle, Macheda equalised with 5 minutes to go.


Then the inevitable happened.     Into time-added-on and a cross came in from the right to the back post.     Who else but Atakan allowed Dadashov to ghost in and his header hit the back of the net   !!


So, to next weekend and Ankaragucu is staring into the abyss, unless they can contrive to put Pendik to the sword.


Istanbulspor is already relegated, and there is a scrap to determine who joins them.    With only 6 points separating the bottom 7 clubs, it goes without saying that Ankaragucu MUST win next Sunday.


Do they have the wherewithal and ‘bottle’ to deliver   ???!!!


As always, watch this space for the answer.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:58 pm

    This team needs better players