Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Damn the torpedoes.....

So two Turkish teams in the group stages of the Chimps League and will discover their fate tomorrow.

I was predicting that Besiktas would make it as they had the away goal and were playing not a particularly strong team in FC Zurich but I was far from confident for the Kadikoy mob and was hoping they would get eliminated but it was not too be.

Having said that I am glad we have two teams in the next round and hope Besiktas make it out of the group so we get more UEFA points and more spots next year, but that is the extent of my gladness.

Tomorrow its the "most successful Turkish Team in Europe's" turn to strut their stuff and for once I think there may be a crowd at the stadium although if we are playing at the Olympic stadium they may as well stay at home for the atmosphere that place does not have....with the performance in the last couple of games plus two away goals I am moderately confident but as Sir Alex once famously said " Footbah.....bloody hell!!!"

Sad to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retire, from what I understand a genuinely nice guy and the sort of sub that even of he did not score scared the opposition enough to let somone else score and who can forget Barelona 1999....who put vhe ball in the Germans net........

1 comment:

Eski Kanka Jim said...

Yes, well done the Turkish teams last night, and as you said Gulay, it's points that are important for Turkey.

However, I have to say that Anderlech were `rubbish` last night and it was a stroll in the park for Fener. Why .... even ANKARAGUCU would have put Anderlech to the sword last night !!

More of the same tonight in Istanbul and Kayseri please !