Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mirage or reality?????

Hello out there its the Husband here on behalf of Gulay who is busy with Zeynep.

Going into this weekend round of matches we find that the Kadikoy Mob are at the top oh the pile with 56 points followed by Besiktas with 52 and Galatasaray with 48. There are 6 matches or 18 point left. Most commentators including Ahmet over at Turkish Soccer seem to have conclude that the race is effectively over an the Championship is heading to Kadikoy.

I am not so sure given the way all three teams have been playing recently. WIth CimBom brushing aside Genc and both FB and Besiktas drawing against lowly placed teams the situation once again became interesting rather than foregone last weekend. Similar results this weekend and we could see FB collapse again like last season. Whilst it would take a minor miracle for Galatasaray to finsih top its not impossible but would require FB to lose 3 games and CimBom to win all remaining games.

CimBom's run in is:
Rizespor (h), Sakarya (a), Antalya (h), Sivas (a), FB (h) and Bursa (a)

which apart from Sivas and FB is against teams in the lower half of the League so should be good for 12 points although GS's recent form does not inspire total confidence. As for FB well their temperament must be questioned as they have had chance after chance top open that gap and failed just like last season. I guess that about now the players are beginning to let last season enter their thoughts.......

If course its not a two horse race and if anything Besiktas are in better position than Galatasaray and if any team is realistically going to push the Kadikoy mob its them.

I would estimate though that 12 points from the remaining six games will get CimBom into the UEFA Cup where i hope they can perform a bit better than this years embarrassments in the Chimps League. Note to GS management NEVER, play games at the Ataturk stadium again, no atmosphere, no character and a terrible place to watch soccer!!!!

Lets just hope that the quality of play in the last few matches improves so watching SuperLig does not feel like some new form of punishment.....


Oz Kanka said...

A "new form of punishment"? I think it is a very old form of punishment.

Eski Kanka Jim said...

With Hikmet Karaman being named as Coach of the Weekend last week by Hurriyet you should not discount ANKARAGUCU making a surge up the league to challenge for the Championship !!!!

No sniggering please !!!

How about 3 points this Sunday for starters ??!!

the Husband said...

now that I would love to see......the charge up the league that is...