Sunday, November 12, 2006


So finally something to be happy about, a Galatasaray win!! And a comprehensice one at that 4-0 over Sakarayaspor. And with Besiktas and Vestel Manisa losing and Denizli drawing this puts us up into 3rd spot 6 points of the lace. And with the programme over the next couple of weeks the season may not be all over just yet!

Admittedly the win was over the second from bottom team but a won is a win and it was good to see the team play a bit better than recently. The defence still looks a bit shaky, note to Gerets see if you can find a centre half in January, but managed to keep a clean sheet. One real plus is the form of Arda, he has been one of the few players to play consistently over the last few weeks and he was very good today. Midfield was solid f not spectacular and Hasan Kabze proved that he still remembers where the goal is. Nice to see Hakan get a few minutes and a goal. However I would have thought that Carrusca should have been given a few mnutes once the game was won so that we can have more of a look at him.

I am still not convinced that this is a genuine Galatasaray team that can challenge for the SuperLig crown this season, mind you I thought that last season as well and look what happened, but we have a good blend of experience and youth and if Gerets gets the mix right we will be there or there abouts. Lets hope we can get through to the Uefa Cup with some positive results in the remaining Chimps League games as well so we have something else to play for and give the younger players some more experience.

Anyway I guess the Kankas will also be happy this weekend following wins for all 3 of the Ankara teams!!!!!

Bye for now....


Eski Kanka Jim said...

Yes, we are singing in the rain and dancing in the puddles in Turkey's FIRST city Ankara today after great wins by ANKARAGUCU and Gencler.

With only 3 points between CimBom and ANKARAGUCU I can sense a growing feeling of dread eminating from Ali Sami !!!

Pssssssst..... Gulay.... a word of warning ! Please don't mention `the other` Ankara team within earshot of Oz Kanka. I can't mention the name of the team because I promised him I wouldn't, but.... I think you can all understand which team it is !!

Oz Kanka is very sensitive on this subject and I would ask you all to remember that the Round Ball in Ankara is only willing to discuss footie subjects about ANKARAGUCU and Gencler..... oh yes.... and grudgingly..... CimBom !!!

Oz Kanka said...

Sir Eski Kanka is right, a much better chance of me saying something good about Galatasaray then even mentioning "that other Ankara team"

Eski Kanka Jim said...

By the way, I noticed that `the other Ankara team` is now going for the world record of league draws in a season. 13 matches played and 9 drawn !!

Looks like ANKARAGUCU and CimBom have given up and have decided to go for The Chimps League ??!!!

Gulay said...

Well you have to aim for the top and in reality being king of the draws was not the most important thing for GS this season so onwards and upwards!!!!!