Saturday, March 25, 2006

Galatasaray eat rooster

I must say that I am feeling better today after a week of illness and that today's result made me feel even better. Galatasaray bounced back from the Cup exit with a relatively comfortable victory over the Denizli roosters by 2-1. Actually I owe the Denizli team an apology as I had inadvertantly moved them to the east of Turkey to Diyarbakir. Dont ask me why, maybe it was the drugs I have been taking!!!!

Having said it was farily comfirtabel I got a bit worried when Mehmet Yilmaz did a "Drogba" in scoring Denizli's first goal. Serdar Tatli was as usual completely in the wrong position to make a correct decision and he allowed the goal to stand. I think its about time that guy hung up his whistle as he seems incapable of following the play closely enough and seems to prefer to stand in the middle of the pitch and make decisions from there.

Galatsarary got back into gthe match with one of the finest own golas I have seen for a long time. I was atching the Scouse derby earlier and saw Phil Neville score a good own goal but the Denizli one deserves goal of the week status. Did Bulent and the goalkeeper not communicate or what?? Anyway I dont really care as it got us back into the match. For once Heinz made an impact and I think deserved his goal. There was a scare late on when Denizli scored but fortuantely the linesman flagged it for offside although I am not sure he was correct but then agin its about time we got some decisions. Ayhan then scored but that was disallowed and Hakan "Barn Door" Sukur then should really have scored but chose to pass to the defender on the line. Anyway that's another 3 points in the bag and we are now leading the League again.

The team that cannot be mentioned play Malatyaspor in Kadikoy tomorrow. Malatyaspor are in deep trouble and facing relegation so on the face of it it should be 3 home points but you never know when teams get desparate so come on Malatya!!!

Anyway I need to make some tea, Dogus Cay, and lie down for a bit after all this excitement. Until next time.


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Oz Kanka said...

I wonder for how long will Gulay refer to the Istanbul Asian-side team as "the team who cannot be named". I'm taking bets.

Oz Kanka said...

Dear Gulay,
Just in case you didn't notice, Galatasaray are playing Ankaragucu on Wednesday (8pm ko, Turkish time). The match is one which should have been played a month ago but was called off due to snow. I, of course, wish you all the worst luck.