I have calmed down a little bit now but I cannot promise to be totally objective about the TFF sanctioned robbery that occured in Kadikoy yesterday.
First of all to all the gloating "team that cannot be named" supporters you have not won anything yet, the points are the same and I would prefer our last three matches to yours. Oh silly me, I guess its already been arranged by Aziz and his mates at the TFF, what am I thinking. I mean after all the game should have been played behind closed doors due to previous crowd trouble but of course that did not happen, no such generosity to GS a few weeks ago. Now I guess that the TFF will punish GS again for the actions of our supporters during this game.
Secondly whether the referee had been bought is immaterial, and in all truth he probably had not been, if he is basically incompetent, inconsistent and frightened by the crowd. I have never seen a player given a yellow card for taking a quick free kick before!!! Maybe the referee was thinking something like this "Ah yes Hasan, you were hacked down for the 30th time by Servet (no card) and you wanted to take a quick free kick which gives you the advantage, but if you score my win bonus is in doubt so take the kick again and have a yellow card for almost losing me my bonus!!" As for Saidou getting sent off, I think he breathed on Aurelio who fell as if Eski Kanak Jim had used his fathers Korean Pistol on him, performed a double loop, and roll just to make sure the referee noticed and gave Saidou the red which effectively killed the game at the start of the second half.
Of course in the first half when Siadou was fouled in the lead up to the first goal the referee saw nothing worng with a two footed assault from behind!! Which reminds me, why was Alex not sent off, he was booked for insulting the linesman and then later did a degree of difficulty 5.9 in the box and was not booked for simulation! It is this inconsistency that makes for the annoyance!
And then people wonder why the only Turks going to the World Cup will be journalists and kebab sellers!
As for the game, enough said. Galatsaray did not play too well although they started okay and could have had a penalty when Hakan was pushed over in the box. Mind you GS did not make life easy for themselves. Why did Gerets start with Ugur and Ferhat, I mean they are good players but young, surely Ergun and Sabri or Cihan should have been in the defence from the start. Ferhat was to blame for the third goal and both played nervoulsy when on the pitch. I also feel that Ilic should have started the game. That was a bold but ultimatley poor choice by Gerets. Still at least we have some good young Turkish players, not just diving Brazilians and ball juggling Frenchies.
I normally dont feel this way but the only good thing from the match was that Nobhead was carried off and maybe out for the rest of the season, excellent!
Anyway its not all over yet,
Until next week.