Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Painless passage

At last Galatasaray managed to give me the chance to watch a game without getting totally stressed. A simple 1-1 draw played without difficulty got us through to the league stage of the Champions League. Meybe now we can earn some money to clear the debts and finish the stadium. I guess this also seals Ilic for the season.

Of course I am happy that the other Istanbul team did not qualify, a 2-2 draw at home against Kiev being totally not enough after losing the away game 3-1. On the other hand its now down to CimBom (as usual as Fenerbahce for all their money and mouth have never realy achieved anything in Europe) and whoever is still in the UEFA Cup to get as far as possible otherwise next seaason there may be only one representative team from Turkey in Europe, how have we gone backwards since Parken!!!

Just goes to show as well who the better team is league form not withstanding. For all the money and foreigeners FB never play well in Europe as its not so easy for the refs to understand when they are fouled! Wonder whether Appiah will be there at the end of August?


Eski Kanka Jim said...

As an ANKARAGUCU fanatik I would like to congratulate CimBom on their passage into the next round and for helping Turkey gain more points so that ANKARAGUCU can play in the UEFA Cup next season (no sniggering please !!!).

It's not all over for Fener. At least they will be in the hat for the next UEFA Cup draw.

Good luck to Kayseri and Trabzon tonight.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Gulay said...

Thank you Sir Eski and you also need to thank Tranzon and Kayseri who are trying to improve the image of Turkish football, unlike a certain team we all know and love......

Are you sure they will be in the UEFA, I thought that was only for the 3rd place team after the group stages.

Eski Kanka Jim said...

I was under the impression that Fener made it to 3rd.

Ooooops ...screwed up again !!!

Gulay said...

No you were correct and I see they got an extremley favorable draw against that powerhouse Danish team Randers!!!

Eski Kanka Jim said...

Well, the supporters of my team, HIBERNIAN, were quite happy to draw that `famous` team Odense of Denmark in the Inter Toto. Then.... tilt... they knocked us out !!!

So, if I was Mr Zico, I would do thorough homework and make sure the Fener players had their feet firmly on the ground !!

There are no `easy` matches in YooRo footie these days !