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!!!