Monday, March 13, 2006

Galatasaray and the black sea storm

Hello again.

It has been a less than good week for Galatsaray, after losing to the cheats in midweek 2-1 in the Turkish Cup and then only drawing 1-1 with Trabzonspor in the Super Lig. This draw together with Konyaspor losing 5-0 to the cheats means that we are back in second place in the league, although equal on points. Its just the referees have not allowed us as many penalties and basketball goals as the cheats, therefore we are second.

Although the team played reasonably well and actually dominated the match in possession they lacked a cutting edge. The midfield was poor with Saidou and Volkan (I never thought I would say that!) missing. In his first game back after suspension Cihan played like a headless chicken and was probably lucky not to get a red card again with his poor tackling. Ayhan had an okay match but had to make up for Cihan's problems.

And what about the substitutions. What does Hasan Kabze have to do to get a game? Hakan Sukur was a great striker but surely his days are over, I mean Hakan Unsal was commentating on the match for goodness sake and he is about the same age as Hakan. Gerets seemed to be more concerend with not losing, rather than winning the game which showed in his selection and timing of substitutions. Surely Hasan Kabze should have replaced Cihan rather than taking off Umit and Hasan Sas for Genc Aydin and Hakan Sukur.

Anyway there is now all to play for.

1 comment:

Oz Kanka said...

Have to agree that Hakan Sukur should be put out to pasture. In fact he should have retired about three years ago.