Monday, May 29, 2006

Monday and not much is happening

Since the end of the regular season it seems that there is a huge void in my life. I guess every football supporter feels the same. Normally this lasts until August which means that during the summer you get some kind of normal life back, Saturday is not spent watching Fox Soccer Channel from 7am to 5pm, one match after another for example. Instead you have to cut the grass, do the gardening and try and be a functioning member of society again. At least this year there is the small matter of the World Cup though to keep us occupied.

For Galatsaray everything seems quiet on the transfer front at the moment but if you believe the guys over at Galatasaray.com every half washed up has been will soon be playing at Ali Sami Yen.
On the other hand a few of the players who performed so well this season have renewed their contracts. Hakan Sukur has signed a new contract which I am happy for Hakan, after his efforts this season, but this should not stop the club looking for new talent.

As for the World Cup its seems that Wayne Rooney will not make it. Even if you don't support England this is a pity because he is one of the best players in the World and he was in excellent form. Just typical that a Chelski player caused the injury! I am of course devastated that Turkey will not be there, but they had their chances and could not produce when they needed to. So who will I support?? The Husband is English so there is significant pressure there, Oz Kanka has been suggesting that I should support the other team playing in gold, Oztralia or someone. However I think I may just start off with the USA, after all I live here and they are badly supported at the bet of times. Lets face it how can football compete against a bunch of tattooed giants earning more than some of the countries GDP that will be at the World Cup. So I think the USA gets my vote for now.

Anyway time to go, have to take the dogs for a walk before it gets too hot, Cleveland just warmed up this week and its 30C today!!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Gulay, I am glad to see a very devoted Galatasaray fan in Ohio. i am from Akron. Like yours, Galatasaray is my life too. With the last championship, my life has been joyful since. Hopefully, I will go to the championship games in Europe. I also would like to discuss the current transfer rumors here with you. Hope to hear from you.
Mert Serkan Aklar
serkanaklar@hotmail.com

Oz Kanka said...

When it comes to transfer rumours don't believe anything until the player signs on the dotted line. Not even then sometimes as we at Gencler discovered with Deniz Baris.

As for the World Cup, Gulay don't apologise for supporting USA, it is your home team after all.

My World Cup prediction... Australia versus England in the final. Less of a prediction than a hope really. My heart says they can do it but somehow I doubt England will go that far.

Gulay said...

As for transfers, I bleive them only when I see the signing photo on the official website. England against England Reserves in the final you say......

Oz Kanka said...

Gulay lays the bait... and Oz Kanka refuses to bite

Gulay said...

One can only try......

Oz Kanka said...

Ah bugger it. I'll take the bait.

Gulay describes Australia as England reserves. mmmm

Let's just check out all those "English" names in the Aussie squad:

Aloisi, Beauchamp, Bresciano, Covic, Culina, Grella, Kalac, Lazaridis, Popovic, Schwarzer, Skoko, Sterjovski, Viduka,

The rest have pretty English sounding names but still 13 out of 23 are clearly not English in any way at all.

Anonymous said...

Would you please let me know what is the meaning of your name (Gulay)?

I am not in Ohio, but there is a Gulay in my city.

Oz Kanka said...

Gulay - mad, twisted, delusional.
Source: Redhouse Turkce-English dictionary 2003 edition

Gulay said...

Thank you Oz. The direct translation of my name is Rose Moon so to a lot of Amerkians I am Rose as they simply cannot graps the conept of Gulay although they call their kids, Lebron, Chauncy etc....

Of course Oztrailer is England Reserves. Just cause their all from Croatia or Germany does not change that!!!!!

Murat Recevik said...

dogs and galatasaray are forever...thanks for your blog...