Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cheating bastards

So Bursa won again.

Volkan Sen scored. However that cheating little shit should not even have been playing after his deliberate handball last weekend. An offence that only bthe referr can explain was not worth a yellow and hence a red for second offense, even the payer knew he should be off.

Here is the effect that a shithead referee has. No red card, player gets to finish game and play the next match where he scores. Possible point swing 6 due to incompetent wanker blowing whistle.

To say I am pissed is an understatement. The only good thing is that I am waiting for Bursa to get absolutely mothered by Man Utd.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Season over already

So with the 1-1 tie against Karpaty Lviv where we allowed a team reduced to 10 men to equalize in injury time and so progress at our expense, plus the played 2 lost 2 status in SuperLig it would seem that the season is practically over. Maybe the club should focus on rebuilding the team, clear out the dross, sell Servet to anyone who will offer money for example....

And I guess we will be looking for a new coach in the very near future.

No where do we go

So the poor results continued with a 2-0 loss at home to Bursaspor.

Having said that this match was one way traffic most of the time with GS attacking and Bursa defending. I think Bursa had like three opportunities, unfortunately they scored with 2 of them although the second goal was really an own goal as without the Neill deflection Ufuk had it covered.

Not to make excuses but how was Volkan Sen not sent off. Already on a yellow card and then an absolute deliberate handball which from his reaction he knew was worth a second and hence red but somehow the useless referee failed to produce the card. As I mentioned previously its clear the refs have already been given their orders because that was an absolutely blatant piece of cheating.

Ho hum.

So next up is the Europa League....

Friday, August 20, 2010

Can it get worse.....probably

So the same result as last time in the home leg, 2-2. But this time CimBom had to rescue the match, thank goodness Baros remembers where the goal is.

What the hell is going on?

Well first thing is Arda should be left off the team, he is slow and useless irrespective of the transfer rumors, plus his big head wobbles too much when he runs.......

Frankie boy needs to get this lot motivated or he will be gone before long, or maybe that's his plan

Next up Bursa at home....I can see us being 6 points behind after only 2 matches if this garbage continues

Monday, August 16, 2010


So the new season opened with a trip to Sivas, the place that turned a murder and arson location into a Kebab shop...such sensitive souls.

And the new season started with failure. First half CimBom played okay and gained a 1-0 lead after only seven minutes through Sarp. For some reason the referee decided to get involved and awarded Sivas a free kick after a foul on Lucas Neill from which an own goal was scored thanks to a rather large push in the back on Ali Turan. After that it was all downhill and the referee's have obviously decided to not bother waiting until later in the season but start with the crap decisiosn from match day one.

Second half GS were poor and looked very tired, with the defense being opened up on a number of occasions.

Not sure why Baros only got 20 minutes and where was Pino? Some strange selections but there should be enough quality in the Galatasary squad to see off the likes of Sivas.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Paperwork woes

Byzantine hardly begins to describe the difficulties I have been having to acquire one of the new Turkish Passports. My old style passport expired and so I had to apply for one of the "biometric" passports deemed so essential these days.

Easy you may think. Well think again, maybe in Turkey but when dealing withe the Consulate in New York.....!!!

First step, let me check the ekonsul web site to see what it says about passport applications. Ah yes. obtain pictures, fill in forms, provide money order, return envelope and submit your application. So I did all of that and as requested included my old passport and my ID card. That was on July 12th. After hearing nothing for 3 weeks I call the "Hotline" as the consulate phone is never answered and no-one ever answers email and am told, in contradiction of what I was told previously that "Postal applications are no longer accepted and you have to make an appointment at the Consulate." Couple of questions I had, will I ever receive my documents back from the consulate so I can make the personal appointment. no idea was the reply, please call the consulate!!!!!!!!

On checking the website again I now see that as of August the 3rd there is a new notice that says "As of June 1st, appointments have to be made to process passport applications." That's useful, 2 months after this started the website is updated!!!

So I make an appointment, 1 month after I sent the documents, which by the way have still not been returned to me. I arrive promptly at 2.30 and am processed promptly at 5.30. From 2.30 to 3.15 the 6 people who are scheduled for appoint ents at 2.30 are completely ignored by thej consulate staff, in fact we are asked "What are you doing here, there are no appointments this afternoon?" All of us are attemptiong to renew our passports we reply. Oh well the passport person is not here, please rescheule your appointments we are told. Err, No we reply. Now considering that some people had driven 4 + hrs from Boston as the NY consulate serves the whole NE of the US that would be a bit of an inconvenience.

So at 4pm I am called to a window and asked for my paperwork. You still have it I tell them,, I sent it here one month ago and you have not returned it to me even though there is a prepaid envelope. One hour later they find my paperwork.

At 5.30pm we are finally called in one by one to be processed, including fingerprints.

So what now. Well they will see whether the photo I provided is okay, if not I will have to take another and make another trip to NY. After that they will contact me and ask me to resend my old passport so they can cancel that and then send me my new passport, I mean why can they not just keep my old one when I was there? All in all the process may take 3 months which is just ridiculous.

On the other hand my father just renewed his passport in Istanbul, took him three days. The difference, the Polis issue passports in Turkey not the uncivil service.......

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Smooth progress

Could not watch the match but a 1-5 scoreline away rather reinforces the fact that the lads choked last week at home. Despite the pink shirts.

So after allowing two away goals CimBom remember their history and pride and cruise through. Compare and contrast to the disaster that is Kadikoy. Sack a cokehead, bring in an unproven coach, gain two away goals and then lose at home to Young Boys, a competent side but really one that should have been put away fairly comfortably. I just hope Hiddink was watching these matches so that he omits to select Volkan..... for ever.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


Once again a good start followed by crap defence........when will we ever we have to score and allow no goals....fat chance. Congrats boys looks like Europe is over for another year