Sunday, April 02, 2006

Perfection delayed

As I mentioned in my last post, I was hoping for Gaziantep, the town of my father, to do the rest of the Super Lig, or at least Galatasaray, a favour by not losing to the team that cannot be mentioned. As it was despite the fact that it looked like Atlantis out there they lost 2-0 which means that once again Galatasaray are in second place. Even with the fairly easy win, Nobhead and Alex spent most of the time in the penalty are falling over, stand up and be men like Hakan. Oh well we will just have to win in Kadikoy, with our current form and the ref we had this Saturday, no problem!!!!

Now I have a question for people out there. I read the report from Ahmet Turgut on Turkish Soccer Web Page, about the GS Gencler match and he stated that "the referee killed the game after 8 minutes." Then I went to the Kanka site regarding
Ankara Football, and what did I see, "the referee killed the game after 8 minutes". Now the question I have is this are Ahmet Turgut and Oz Kanka the same person, or is someone stealing from someone else, I believe the technical term is plagiariiiii or something like that. Answers can be posted to the comments section!!!!

With regard to the weekend's match and the comments made by the Kanka's about the referee recieving money, please, we cant afford to pay our players, so how the hell can we afford to bribe the ref!!! Are you sure you had sobered up! There are no construction company bosses on the GS board, just a lot of incompetent idiots with no money who seem to be taking the club into further problems, but that's something for another day!

But with regard to the refereeing of the GS Gencler match which seems to be a subject for much criticism. I agree (smelling salts please) it was poor, but I am not sure it was deliberate, just incompetent.

What annoys me though is the inconsistency in the refs. As I mentioned in my previous post I referred to Man Utd Bolton match. Ruud was pushed off the ball when going for a cross, it was a clear push but no penalty. Hakan fell over with minimal contact and a penalty was given, in the second half there was a clear pull by Risp on Hakan which went unpunished, maybe the ref was trying to equalise things? Then we have ridiculous penalties like Alex gets when he is running out of the penalty area towards the corner flag, falls over and gets a penalty. Or take any of Drogba's recent theatrics for Chelski! The point is the ref's have to make decisions in the heat of the moment but so much depends on whether he got lucky the night before, how much he was paid.... no but seriously it cannot be easy with the way players hurl themselves to the ground etc. But as they say things are supposed to equalise out over the course of the season, try telling TFF that!!!!!!!

Having said all that I don't think the first GS penalty was a penalty and the second one was also questionable. But the Gencler penalty was not a penalty as it was 1) oustide the are and 2) the player dived about 5 minutes after the "tackle". However we would still have beaten Gencler anyway even they had 27 shots, 25 of the balls were retrieved from the road outside the stadium!

So come on down, lets have some sensible comments about this. And Oz, Balmain Tigers, please!!!

8 comments:

Oz Kanka said...

Gulay asking for sensible comments from me? Well, I guess stranger things have happened. So a point by point destruction of Gulay is called for.

* On the plagiarism front, well, I have no idea. But I guess Mr. Turgut wrote his report before me as I had to wait until the Efes had worn off. In other words, you just have to trust me on that one.

*Actually, a very good point on the bribes thing. How could Galatasaray pay off a ref when they can't pay Rigobert Song. I think I agree that it is just pure incompetence.

*The first penalty was not a penalty, pure and simple. The second possibly was. The penalty given to us was dodgy, I'll give you that but at that stage of the match it wouldn't have mattered anyway. I do notice you have forgotton to mention the incident where Hasan Sas grabbed Isaac Promise's ankle when he was on goal. Sas got a yellow card but it should have been red. (Sure promise would have most likely stuffed up the shot anyway but that isn't the point)

As for the Balmain Tigers, they won on the weekend according to my Dad who went to the match.

Lots of love from Sunny Ankara

Oz Kanka said...

On the plagiarism thing again. I've noticed that the Turkish soccer site doesn't have the phrase there anymore. But I reckon it was all just a case of great minds thinking alike.

ahmet turgut said...

Hello Gulay, as ozkanka mentions in his article, I wrote my article first... and I did not mention any thing about bribe....all I said the young refree made big mistake about the first penalty.....was Hakan Sukur acting?.....I think he did!..... the way I saw it on the tube, it looked that way to me....and this refree fell for it... even though you are Galatasaray fan....I know how much you like Hakan!....I am in the same boat with you on that....
lastly, to make clear my self, I was just making comment on the refree ,he did change the out look of that match....
Peace....and Soccer Regards...
Ahmet TURGUT
PS; Ozkanka, be easy on Ankaraspor!.... my Brother-in Law coaches them....(joking)
See you!....

Oz Kanka said...

Easy on Ankaraspor? Never!

AHMET TURGUT said...

Oz kanka why don't you like Ankaraspor?please explain!....
Realy, Giray Bulak, is my Brother-in-law.....I asume you don't like the team for political reasons!....
AHMET TURGUT

Oz Kanka said...

Ahmet, political reasons, that's sort of it. I have nothing against the players or your brother-in-law. But also I don't like the fact that a team with no suppporters has a team in the league while cities like Adana have no-one in the league at all. I think I'll have to write a post on this soon.

Oz Kanka said...

By the way. I've outlined my reasons for my non-love of Ankaraspor at length on the ankara football blog

Oz Kanka said...

So come on Ahmet, I've put my arguements on the blog for the world to see. Are you brave enough to take us on? I'd leave this comment on your own site but I can't fing any comment section. Lots of love from an Ankara where the trees are just starting to blossom.