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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Turkish Super League match abandoned after fans attack official

The Turkish super league match between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor on Sunday was abandoned in the 89th minute after Trabzonspor fans stormed on to the pitch and attacked an official.
Istanbul side Fenerbahce, who are second in the standings, were leading 4-0 after goals by Alper Potuk, Volkan Sen, Nani and Robin van Persie.
After Trabzonspor supporters ran on to the pitch, one of them tackled an assistant referee and kicked and punched him until security intervened.
Source : (Wires ) 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Opinion: Besiktas's job not done yet !

Although  Fenerbahce lost a huge momentum and the gap is 5 points , Besiktas does not have the championship in their bag ! 
Here is why....

There are six more rounds to finish the league and every match is important and difficult!

Like this weekend ... 
Besiktas goes to Sivas . Sivas is desperate for points ! 

They still have to play against Galatasaray and Akhisar ...

Everyone remembers Akhisar disaster from last season ! 

Most important one ... 
Their last match agains in Konya ! 

Nothing is for sure yet for Besiktas but they are one and half step ahead of  Fenerbahce...

As far as Fenerbahce, they have to win their all six games now starting this weekend at home against Mersin ! 

And look for Besiktas to lose points along the way ...

Their last match in Sivas will be huge ! 

So, who ever is focused,  they will win the championship...

We have seen Besiktas up front and ahead of Galatasaray last season around this time but , they could not reach the finish line ! 

Because of all intern problem at Fenerbahce, Besiktas has better chance but, they have to be clutch team ...

Ahmet Bob TURGUT 
Turkish Football -Soccer Blogger 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Turkish President Opens Besiktas New Stadium Vodafone Arena !



Black Eagles returning home ......

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday inaugurated the brand new Istanbul waterfront stadium of the Besiktas football club, whose hardcore fans have been virulently hostile to his rule.
The formal opening did not take place inside the stadium -- which was almost entirely empty -- but beneath one of the stands in front of selected VIPs with some complaining normal supporters had been robbed of the chance to participate in the long-awaited event.
 
Besiktas in 2013 played for the last time at their old stadium in the same historic location on the shores of the Bosphorus just above the Ottoman-era Dolmabahce Palace.
 
That stadium -- which was named after the second president of modern Turkey Ismet Inonu -- was knocked down and the over 40,000 capacity Vodafone Arena built in its place.
 
Besiktas, currently locked in a thrilling fight for the league title with arch Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce, have been homeless since then and the opening of the new stadium has been greeted with relief by fans.
 
"#EveDonuyoruz," tweeted fans. "We are going home."

 
 
"I wish our eagles all the best for their new home," said Erdogan, wearing a scarf in the black-and-white colours of Besiktas, known by fans as the "Black Eagles".
 
"I believe that this stadium we are opening will be embraced by all the fans... Besiktas, Turkey's oldest, most established sports club has long deserved such a stadium," he said before cutting the ribbon.
 
Erdogan, in his youth a serious amateur player, then engaged in a light-hearted kickabout on the pitch with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his predecessor Abdullah Gul with whom he reportedly has poisoned relations.

Besiktas CEO Fikret Orman  was also on the pitch with Erdogan, Gul and Davutoglu ..

Erdogan gave the first pass to Fikret Orman.

This is huge accomplishment by Fikret Orman and Besiktas board of directors ...

Vodafone had a huge impact in this project ...

I would like to congrat all the parties and Besiktas doing thsi stadium in three years...
 
 BESIKTAS TAKES ON THE PITCH AT VODAFONE  FOR THE FIRST TIME...
 

For the first time , Besiktas will take on the pitch for the first time  against Bursaspor today..

It's huge match for Besiktas team....
After losing against Kasimpasa last weekend , Fenerbahce and Konya gave Besiktas another huge chance to open the gap with a win !

Konya beating Fenerbahce in Konya yesterday, served another golden plate to Besiktas ..

It's up to Besiktas team players and Senol Gunes to turn it to cash now ...

This is clutch game and Senol Gunes and platers has to show thier fans they are clutch team..

Another six point match !

It's a must win match ....

Besiktas is on tp of the #STSL Turkish Super Lig with 63 points and Fenerbahce on second place with 60 points !

Fenerbahce will face Galatasaray in the postponed match  this coming Wednesday ...

Galatasaray vs  Fenerbahce match should be decider if Besiktas win today !
 
 
 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Another win for Turkey ! Austria 1- Turkey 2



Turkish National team beat Austria 1-2   in Vienna , Tuesday night .
This was 13th straight win for Fatih Terim and his boys...
Austrian midfielder Zlatko Junuzovic scored the first goal of the match in the 22nd minute when Turks made a huge mistake on defense covering the attack ! 

Turkish National team 's equalizer came in the 43rd minute with a superb free kick by Hakan Calhanoglu ....
I think , he was the player of the match ,in this match ! 
Watch Hakan Calhanoglu's amazing free kick goal ....http://youtu.be/-xCMgpOihGM
The third  was a lucky for Turkey and unlucky for Austria's keeper Ramazan Ozcan ..
In the  56th minute,  Ramazan Ozcan made a huge mistake while he was trying to pass the ball to his teammate his pass went to Arda Turan who was just outside of the box ....
Arda Turan flopped the ball into the net !
Watch the huge mistake and Arda Turan's goal ...https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5-vWbO10jmw

First time Turkey beat Austria it was in 1983 and that time current coach Fatih Terim was the captain of that team ....


These two back to back wins in one week has been moral boosting for Terim and his boys !


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Austria vs Turkey match on ESPN 3 Live ...

Austria host Turkey 

The Turkish national football team will be hosted by Austria in a friendly match in Vienna on Tuesday . 

The match starts at 2.30, ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com . 

Turkey and Austria, are both in the Euro 2016.

Turkey are 20th in the FIFA rankings while Austria are 10th.

Turkey recently beat Sweden 2-1 in a friendly match on March 24.

Galatasaray defender Hakan Balta has been taking out from the Turkish squad as he was injured in the friendly.

Austria has three Turkish origin players Besiktas midfielder Veli Kavlak, Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Yasin Pehlivan and Ingolstadt goalkeeper Ramazan Ozcan.

Turkey won their last four matches and they are unbeaten in 12 matches in all formats !


But, Austria is very strong team ...

Austria beat Turkey 2-0 in Vianna last time they met in 2012 .

Austria National team won 9 and draw one in winning Euro qualifying group G ! 

Fatih Terim's boys qualified for Euro finals with a little luck and help from other teams and reached to EURO finals as the BEST THIRD PLACED TEAM  

It should be good match ...
Enjoy it .

Friday, March 25, 2016

Turkey beat Sweden with Cenk Tosun's two goals !

Turkish Natioanl team started the new year on a good note with 2-1 against Sweden ...

Thirt thousand fans filled Antalya' newly build stadium to support the National team.

This was a morrel booster for the team before the Euro 2016 tournament this coming summer ..

Cenk Tosun scored two great goals  one in the first half and one in the second half after Sweden tied the match !

Fatih Terim's boys played good in this match...


One interested thing was pretty much whole match Terim played without stopper on the pitch

Barca player Arda Turan played more like attacker on the left side of the wing ...

At times he was in the middle directing the team from the middle .

Selcuk Inan's pass was superb on Cenk Tosun's goal.....

Keeper Volkan Babacan was good in the net for Turkey.

Terim used some young players  along with the the old players...........


After Hakan Balta was injured , young Ahmet Calik came in the game on defense.

Players like , Oguzhan Ozyakup , Ozan Tufan and Kerim Frei saw action ...

Terim even put Altinordu's young talent Caglar Söyüncü and another promising young star   Yunus Malli from Germany in to the match for few minutes !

After the match Terim said , he was happy with the play and his players...

Turkey will play their second friendly match in Austria on March 29th .

Before the big tournament in France, Turkish National team will play couple more warm up matches
One of the is against England in England !

Turkey will play against Croatia, the Czech Republic and Spain in Group D in the Euro 2016 . 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Only in Turkey ! Trabzonspor player shows referee the red card

 Trabzonspor's Salih Dursun  was sent off for showing a red card to the referee in a Super Lig match against Galatasaray.
Dursin was upset  by showing the red card as his teammate Luis Cavanda was sent off by referee Deniz Bitnel on Sunday which left Trabzonspor with only eight men. And with Salih Dursun receiving the red  card, Trabzonspor were reduced to only seven players.
Following Cavanda's red card, Trabzonspor's players surrounded the referee, causing him to drop his  red card on the pitch . Salih Dursun  grabbed the card and showed  it  to confuse Turkish referee Deniz Bitnel who then snatched it back and showed the red card to Dursun ! 
It was a bazaar scene...
All of  his calls were wrong ....
Including two of the penalty kicks...one for Trabzon and the winning  penalty  for Galatasaray !
Today, Turkish referees head of person admitted, referee Deniz Bitel made a lot of mistakes in this match ....
This is on going  problem in the Turkish football !
The refs are really bad ...
And this will not be the end ,if they don't shape up ..