Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Frustration

What a frustrating feeling it is to play the possible champions off the pitch as CimBom did on Sunday when they took Besiktas apart and still ended up losing to two freaky goals, one an own goal by Mehmet Topal and the second a lucky richochet to Yusuf. In between GS socred an excellent goal, had at least two clear penalties due to handball turned down, probably scored when Rustu scooped the ball from near the line from an Arda corner and generally dominated play to the extent that they should have won. Add to that the clear opportunities spurned by GS, Kewell and Arda in particular and the pattern is depressingly familiar this season, good play but no real resultr. This loss coupled withe the Fantatastic Budgies won at Konya means we may not even have the consolotaion of Europa League football next seaons which is going to make keeping Baros, Kewell etc. even harder that it should have been. Oh well at leat we have a team that is predominantly Turkis and relatively young but I wonder how badly it will be affected thanks to the TFF desire to punish GS this season with one incompetent referring display after another.

Doubt me, just look at the number of times GS were leading and a player was sent off to even things up....

Now I know these things are supposed to even themselves out over a season but they have not and have directly affected the position the team finds itself in at the end of the season.

I have a feeling that next season is going to be a struggle, new coach again, no start players and a team in rebuilding mode again!

4 comments:

Eski Kanka Jim said...

Yes, quite so Gulay Canim, but you forgot to mention what should be another concern, ie ....

The 'new' Ankaragucu are back with a vengeance and will be looking to be up there beside Sivas and Trabzon challenging the might of Istanbul next season.

Hikmet Karaman has done a tremendous job turning fortunes around in the latter part of the season, and with the nucleus of the team signed up for next season, will be a different Ankaragucu !

Don't say you haven't been warned !!

TT said...

Why doesn''t Galatasaray 'boycott' or 'protest' in kind and sit out next season??? Would Turkish soccer/football suffer due to GS's loss? This way, they wouldn't lose as much money either...

Gulay said...

Positively trembling with trepidation......

as for a boycott well I am biased so there may not be a conspiracy after all....

Internation Musing said...

Gulay,
Just read in one of the Dutch sports magazines that the Dutchman van Nistelrooie (now Real Madrid) next year will join Gala.?
Heard about that?
He is 32, so for 2 years...will not be bad.
Kindest
hans