Sunday, January 06, 2008

Cup football

Bit of a disappointing result on Saturday with a 2-2 draw away at Bursaspor in the Turkish Cup. Still with the cup format we have another chance to progress.

Unlike the FA Cup which is pure knockout and this weekend saw the end of Bolton, Blackburn, Everton from the Premier League beaten by teams form the lower divisions. I guess in some cases the Premier Teams like Bolton are not too bothered as the Cup may distract them fro surviving in the League but still with the talent at their disposal you would think that even the reserve team should beat a lower division team. However the Cup has a way of leveling things out, unlike in Turkey where we have groups and endless matches to get to the final. I assume that is to make sure only the Istanbul clubs get to win the Cup and monopolize the UEFA cup positions.....

Bad news heard recently is that Linderoth is probably out for the rest of the season so its just as well we bought Gungoren from Ankargucu as a replacement. The age of the GS is very young in general so its a bit worrying as the level of experience is low so we could do with a couple of the experienced players back.

1 comment:

Eski Kanka Jim said...

Don't worry, CimBom is still in there with a shout. I'm sure they will deliver and reach the knock out stage in accordance with the TFF's strategy !!!

All ANKARAGUCU have to do is to beat Sekiztrash and Rize and we may see you in the final ??!!

Incidentally, speaking as a genuine supporter, we released Emre to you very very very reluctantly. However, I'm sure Mr Aydin's bank manager is kissing his..... (you know what) !!!