Sunday, March 19, 2006

Galatasaray show some pride

I read a report recently into a study made on football managers in the English Premier League where they put a heart rate monitor on the manager during the match and kept a record of his heart rate. Sam Allardyce the Bolton Manager was one of the test subjects and his heart rate went up to 180bpm during times of stress. Well I am glad I was not being monitored during todays Galatasaray match as I would probably have blown up the monitor.

Galatasaray won the match 4-2 against Erciyes Kayserispor but they made a hard job of it in the end. Of course the result could have been settled earlier than it was as the referee and linesman were the only people in Ali Sami Yen not to see the Michael Jordan manouever by the Erciyes defender when he "saved" a goal bound header on the line. This should of course resulted in a red card and a penalty. As it was we had to rely on a piece of bravery by Umit Karan to get the all important third goal. All in all a reasonably good performance and Gerets for once showing commendable bravery in his substitutions.

Just finished watching the Fulham Chelski match which Fulham won 1-0. Is it me or are Chelsea not only a boring team to watch but a nasty one as well and Drogba is just a cheat. When he is not diving to get players sent off he is playing basketball and behaving like this is the right thing to do. Watching the match left a bad taste in my mouth I have to say.

Anyway bye for now everyone.


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Oz Kanka said...

Any predictions on tonight's Galatasaray - Fenerbahce Turkish cup match?

Oz Kanka said...

Oh dear, Galatasray won tonight 3-2 over Fenerbahce but get knocked out thanks to the away goals rule. I for one am looking forward to Gulay's lament (not that I was supporting either team tonight).

Murat Altinbasak said...

I went home for lunch today and just as I was headed back to the office- the game started. Needless to say, I took a 3 hour lunch. It was worth it though to witness the two FB goals and see the GS guys crash into eachother. An exciting match. The fans launching projectiles at the players should be rounded up in the middle of the pitch while all of the players take penalty shots at them from 10 yards... I'm always mortified to see that crap.

Oz Kanka said...

I think you are onto something there Murat.