not the best weekend of sport for me. first up australia lost to england 12-10 in the rugby (thus ensuring that i will get four more years of crap from my english mates) and then genclerbirligi went down to besiktas today.
besiktas 1 - 0 genclerbirligi
not the biggest of crowds today with just smart arse yankee kanka, mrs. smart arse yankee kanka, flying dutchman kanka, freakydeakydutch kanka and myself showing up at the capadokia bar. oh yes, sir eski kanka also showed up at half time. (his report on the match he didn't actually get to see will show up later i'm sure).
1 through to 45th minute..... absolute rubbish
45th minute and besiktas have a throw in up close to our goal. the besiktas bloke then threw a plainly illegal throw which was not noticed by the referee, or the linesman or anyone except for us in the pub!
the ball fell for nobhead who backhealed it past jesus and thus the only goal of the game was scored.
our new coach obviously had something to say at half-time as we came out firing. there were finally some shots on goal and only luck, and the post, saved besiktas at times.
as smart arse yankee kanka said, perhaps we had played a defensive first half in order to attack towards "our end" in the second. according to one of my gencler mates who was at the match we had a total of 35 supporters at the match.
anyway.... this was not a good performance.
our midfield.... no idea where it was. our playing contingent? questionable.
why was mehmet nas, one of our best players last week, on the bench. why was kahe never brought on?
that's it from me, what a crap weekend. i'm off to the red lion club to watch the argentina-scotland match.
beşiktaş a.ş.: hakan arıkan, ibrahim toraman, gökhan zan [sakatlandı] (dk. 79 lamine diatta), ibrahim üzülmez, ali tandoğan, edouard leopold cisse, serdar özkan, burak yılmaz (dk. 76 federico fernando higuain), rodrigo alvaro tello valenzuela, mert nobre, matias emilio delgado (dk. 64 mustafa koray avcı)
yedekler: atilla özmen, mehmet yozgatlı, mehmet seyfettin sedef, batuhan karadeniz
teknik direktör: ertuğrul sağlam
gençlerbirliği: gökhan tokgöz, erkan özbey, tolga doğantez, nikola petkovic (dk. 46 eren aydın), lamine traore [sakatlandı] (dk. 27 erhan güven), nicholas alberto carle, kerem şeras, sedat yeşilkaya (dk. 71 mehmet nas), mehmet çakır, okan öztürk, promise isaac
yedekler: recep öztürk, carlos eduardo de souza floresta, selahattin yaman, burhan eşer
teknik direktör: reinhard karl stumpf
goller: (1-0) dk. 43 mert nobre (ayakla)
sarı kartlar: dk. 60 serdar özkan, dk. 88 rodrigo alvaro tello valenzuela (beşiktaş a.ş.) dk. 11 erkan özbey, dk. 44 kerem şeras, dk. 60 eren aydın (gençlerbirliği)