Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Champions

For the first time in 10 years and despite the best efforts of the TFF Galatasary are winter champions and I have to say, as you would expect, that it is well deserved and hopefully a sign of things to come next year.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Good Tidings

Since my last post GS have been a winning streak, beating FB, Trabzon and Ordu, despite the best efforts of referees and opposition. This leaves GS on top of the league for the first time in a long time.

Watching the Trabzon FB match and Cuneyt Cekir, FB's 12th man is busily making sure the match fixers get a chance to won another match sending off and booking Trabzon players for no real reason.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Almost cheated

After the Husband watched Manchester draw against 14 man Newcastle, and I challenge anyone to defend the penalty decision.....the GS match gave evidence of more referee incompetency and inconsistency.

There is  no doubt that Engin had to be sent off, you cannot head butt another player, even if he has just pushed you in the back. Elmanders red card seemed a bit harsh, he had to put his foot down, looked bad in slow motion but at full speed was  just clumsy. Of course somehow the Sivas goalkeeper somehow only yellow carded for the penalty foul, even though he was last man and denied a clear goal scoring opportunity, did not get another card for the push to Engin and stayed on the pitch.

Anyway we won and scored even if it came at a price, obviously GS are still far from having the refs on their side, no surprise with the TFF chairman dressing in FB underwear!!

Catching Up

Well after 5 days without power earlier this month we finally got off the generator and got water, lights and heat back. I can fully understand the desperation of the people in the Van area who are having to live in tents while the temperature is below freezing and the snow is coming, still I am sure that with a bit more praying the wonderful leaders of ours will resolve the situation. Of course in an effort to deflect criticism we have an apology and a figure pointing from our glorious leader - I guess the next target is Ataturk and the restoration of the Caliphate. And the real problem is the lack of discussion because the internet is censored to suit Islamic taste, the press is muzzled because any criticism and we will arrest you, and then Syria is criticized!!!!

On the soccer front GS as usual failed to take advantage of a slip a couple of weeks ago and have only taken 2 points from their last two games and failed to score a goal. The home match against Mersin was particularly frustrating. We would only be a couple of points behind the cheats if we could have have just scored a goal, although the referreing does not exactly help.

Cuneyt Cekir, is he the the worst ref of all time or what. Having watched him kill the GS - BJK match with his incessant whistle blowing, a match that the TFF should provide BJK with a large fine and stadium ban, we then had to suffer him play to the strengths of Benfica as the Portuguese team spent more time looking at the grass than they did vertical, and free kick after free kick and incorrect offside decision after another. Oh by the way does anyone know what the two extra officials are supposed to do, seems to me they contribute nothing.

So going into todays match we have a chance to close the gap to 3 points so long as we score and win.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Storms etc...

After the last post when I felt optimistic we had the Gaziantep match with what was probably one of the worst referee displays for a long time, anyone who thinks match fixing and ref buying is over because the chief cheat is in jail obviously overlooked the fact that the TFF boss is a huge Kadikoy fan, hence the fact they still are in Superlig.

Anyway once we were able to keep 11 people on the pitch the Kayseri Spor game was a return to form.

However I was only able to watch the Kayseri Game via an intermittent wireless broadband connection due to the winter storm which took power out on Saturday and 4 days later we still don't have power back. Having no power means no water, as the well pump does not work, no heating etc. and its about 5C during the day and -5 at night.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Been a while since I was on here. Anyway I felt it was time to add a post to the blogosphere even if no one reads it becaseu you know for the first time in a couple of seasons I feel slightly optimitic, I just hope that does not end too soon.

After the crap in the first game of the season the squad obviously had a serious world with itself and since then have played reasonably well, to the point that we are joint top with IBB (which seems odd I have to say)  for now until the team that should not even still exist plays on Monday.

Obviously the new arrivals and completely overhauled squad took a while to bed down and now that the spoiled brat Arda is no longer with us the team plays as a team instead of an ego stroker.

In today's match against Bursa, CimBom rarely looked like they would lose even when Bursa pulled a goal back to level the scores. I was feeling that GS would go on and score a second which they duly did thanks to the recently shaved Milan Baros.The midfield was functioning and protected the defense, where Gokhan Zen appeared to remember that he was once a top class player, Melo in particular played with a passion missing in the last couple of season from some of the players who have appeared for the club.

So all in all some reasons to be cheerful, lets hope it lasts!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Season start

So after all that waiting, anticipation, new players, old new coach, hype and terrible indecision by the Fenerbahce Football Federation...........CimBom delivered the same crap as last season.

Slow, no imagination, no defence and did I mention slow and no passion........pretty much sums it up....

Monday, August 29, 2011

After Irene

So the power will be out for at least a week........seriously!!!!!!! Better go and buy some more deo

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

We are not amused..........10pm Saturday night and the rain and wind is increasing.......until tomorrow

Friday, August 19, 2011

TFF Totally Failed Federation

So the TFF cannot make a decision despite all the evidence that points to the fact that FB bought their way to last seasons championship. Who cares if the defendants are in jail, simply relegate FB to the third Lig and demolish the stadium so we never have to suffer these cheating, lying, diving assholes ever again, but that's just my biased opinion.

What a severe embarrassment they are and especially the FB loving chairman.


Friday, July 29, 2011

And so it continues

I see that the authorities in Beyoglu decided to remove all the outdoor tables and chairs from the bars while people were sitting and enjoying their evening.

What a wonderful advertisement for Turkey, Istanbul and tolerance. There are conflicting reports, some say its because the chief Dictator (PM) wanted to walk through the streets and did not want to be offended by the sight of people drinking alcohol, some say its because Ramadan is coming and consumption of alcohol is blasphemous, although oif you are a non muslim or non believer why should other peoples mediaeval beliefs be forced on you, some say its because the chairs and tables made it difficult to walk on the streets. Whatever the real story it seems like another example of the heavy handed and unsubtle authoritarian streak that is latent in almost every Turkish male government official and possible evidence of the continuing creeping Isalmification of Turkey.

Personally I am waiting for the day when the AKP bubble bursts, maybe it just did with the Armed Forces Chief resigning....coup anyone??????????

Saturday, July 23, 2011


While the morons at the TFF attempt to find a way to find FB not guilty and let them play in Chimps League for which I am sure they will be rewarded with more than just shirts the rest of the world is going up in flames.

IN Norway 92 kids are shot dead by some fucking nazi, Amy Winehouse is found dead (no real surprise there) and the US struggles with debt so large there is no real solution unless you are republican which means screw the elderly, the poor and the disenfranchised so that millionaires don't have to pay more tax, which includes wife beating, DUI amassing, drug dealing steroid injecting professional athletes (NFL Players) who have the fucking cheek to organize a labor dispute because their multi million dollar a year contracts for being gangstas are at threat.

And what is the issue with Norway well its the issue with most countries that have recent Muslim immigrants. The immigrants arrive, breed like rabbits, do nothing, breed like fucking rabbits, complain there is no mosque, complain there is no halal meat, have everything given to them on a plate by the non muslims due to human rights, which do not exist in the muslim world unless it's in their favor, lets see freedom of religion in Saudi Arabia anyone?.......... and guilt complexes and then what happens they shit on the street in front of everyone and demand respect. FUCK YOU and your fucking religion because what you mean is obey my rules and things will be fine otherwise we will complain and moan and bitch until they get what they want.

And I am a muslim and i hate these spongeing, bigoted creatures, why should anyone receive special treatment because of a personal belief. So no one should be surprised when the locals eventually get upset but this in no way condones what happened in Norway. But its not hard to uinderstand why these things happen, why work hard when all you have to do is immigrate, complain and be given a job and an aprtment when locals get harder treatment, after all abusing your own is OK as long as you give better treatment to immigrants and refugees or you would not be showing respect!!!!!

And I am on vacation at the Jersey shore having a good time on the beach................this has me so angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


So midsummer is upon us and significant signings still elude CimBom although Ujfalusi and Elmander are solid captures. Will be interesting to see who else we are able to bring on board as its obvious there will be a significant restructuring of the squad. Looks like our new chairman checked behind the couch and found a few Euros to assist in this restructuring.

Writing this in San Francisco airport waiting for a delayed flight to Newark after spending a few days in the peoples republic of California at the Husbands company expense as he attneds a conference and I get to play tourist. Must admit SF is a different vibe to the East Coast......and the Anchor Steam is a fine beer

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Almost over

So this weekend the torture that has been the 2010/1011 SuperLig season will be over with a thoroughly undistinguished 9th place or thereabouts. At least the spectre of relegation was quickly dispelled and the team have payed something resembling football in the last couple of matches.

There is a nucleus of a reasonable team but there is also a lot of dross that needs to be cleared out. I somehow cannot see Kewell, Neill or Baros and maybe Servet being at the club next season along with a few others.

Will be interesting to see if Fatih Terim does return, personally I think its a bad decision if he does. The GS board should have looked at the likes of Martin O'Neill or even Allardyce to help recreate a team but as with most of the decisions this year by the management you have to wonder whether they are all FB supporters at heart.

Ah well, at least we can only improve.....I hope

Friday, April 01, 2011

Friday night

Sitting half watching the Jazz and Lakers as we start to get towards the business end of the NBA season, Mehmet Okur not featuring tonight due to injury. This winter feels like it has been long, it snowed in NJ/NY/CT today, although I must say it has been interesting with Mubarak gone and the Winds of Change finally reaching North Africa and a faint breeze reaching the Arab gulf. I sincerely hope Septic Bladder is regretting Qatar....,

The Husband mentioned the other day that in some respects what has happened the last couple of months is as dramatic and changing as the Berlin Wall coming down or Mandela walking free.....the difference is now though that we have RSS feeds to our 4G Droids with "Live " coverage of these events, and "twatter" rather than the slightly shaky but immeasurably more raw, real and powerful TV images of the Berlin Wall coming down.

I think we forget sometimes how much information we have to hand, who remembers "Whose gonna drive you home" at Live Aid???? But what is the most striking image you remember from Japan, Libya, Egypt, they blur....

Nostalgia over, have to send a couple of txts, emails and post this for someone, maybe no-one to read

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What a season

And our third coach of the season is Bulent Under.....

Good luck.....

Thursday, March 24, 2011


So we have continued to lose.....

And today we had 12 inches of snow....


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Plumbing the depths

In a season long on disappointment and short on pleasure Saturdays inept surrender was probably the worst game of football I have seen GS play for a very long time.

No plan, no clue, no organization, no heart, no soul....other than that it was ok I guess.

Absolutely pathetic.

No doubt as the season draws to a close we will hear all the usual garbage from various sections of the media that will claim Mourinho is coming or Kaka....personally I would settle for Sam Allardyce, at least his teams are hard to beat even if they are not the most pleasant to watch....

Monday, February 21, 2011

This weather sucks

So after having continuous snow coverage on the ground since Christmas, last week it started to thaw and I could see a patch of grass in the yard, it snowed again. Another 8 inches to add to the 50 or so inches we already is a view from the Husbands office window in Queens, where there was only a couple of inches....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Talk about biased

So what to do when you are 2-1 down and you need a quick fix. Hope Cuneyt Cekir is your referee, foul the defender to the point he bangs you in the face once the ball has gone out for a throw in and lo an behold he will give you a penalty and send the defender off. I mean this guy is incompetent, anyone who watches football knows that, but how on earth he managed to work out that FB deserved a penalty after Lugano was clearly fouling Ferrari only he and his conscious knows, but hey I guess his new villa is now paid for.

As for Galatasary well the struggles continue, but at leas we are winning our home matches but I don't think we will be in Europe next season so I guess Baros, Kewell and Neil will be off.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good start

well I say that but in reality it was a struggle to beat Sivas 1-0 in the opening match at the new stadium,,,,,

Still we will take it