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.