Sunday, March 28, 2010


Why is Volkan Demirel allowed to play football?

Why is Lugano not sent off in every game?

I seriously hate all things blue and yellow right now and Cuneyt Cakir as well. This was not a game we deserved to lose and had we had some luck we would have won the game at least 2-0 based on the two penalties we should have been awarded but were not. Both events were on Giovanni and whilst the first one, the push in the corner was questionable, although if it was Alex it would have been given, the second in the third minute of injury time was a clear absolute penalty when Lugano grabbed his shirt and pulled him down. This was not Cakir's only bias against GS, I lost count of the number of time he would play advantage, realize GS were in a good position and then stop play to make them take the free kick giving FB chance to organize their defense. And why was Arda brought on, he achieved absolutely nothing.

Having said that it was a very poor pice of goalkeeping taht allowed FB to score. Cant see Franco being around next season.

So with three losses out of the last 4 matches I think we can kiss the championship good bye, after the start we had this season is turning out to be a big disappointment, of course the injury list has not helped but we should not be in fourth right now. I guess if Kewell and Baros had been fit we would not be, we would probably be looking down from the top of the Lig. The replacement players have not really performed, especially Elano and Jo.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Just when you thought GS were getting into gear for the next Super Lig title along came Eskisehir and Trabzon where we only take 3 points from 9 and suddenly Bursaspor have opened up a 5 point gap and this weekend its the Istanbul derby which now has become a must win. Bursa meet IBB who have done a good job of spoiling the big teams parties this year.

But really GS should be home and dry by now with the quality in the squad. I guess the big problem has been the injuries especially to Baros and Kewell who were both scoring freely and carving other teams up. Both are now almost back for the run in so we should improve but right now the title is Bursa's to lose although we do have to play them before the end of the season.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

3 goals 3 points

As a training exercise for the run in, today was useful if not conclusive. Frankly this was a one sided match so it would be difficult to draw any useful conclusions, however it was good to see Baros get 20 minutes at the end of the match and get a goal on his restart.

Myself and the Husband watched the match at a Turkish restaurant in New York and due to the horrible weather and traffic we have been having we missed the first ten minutes so I cannot report much about Jo's first goal. I did however see the second and third goals of which Keita's was probably the better but Baros the most welcome. With Baros back and Kewell close to return it looks like we will be at or close to full strength for the rest of the season. All this and no Arda or Hakan Balta in the starting squad.

As I said a good competent performance from the team that condemns one of the second city teams to a nervous season close as they attempt to miss the drop into oblivion.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


So its not only Henry........having said that, what rubbish.