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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Galatasaray hosts Anderlecht

Galatasaray starts its Champions League campaign with a home match against Anderlecht.

Galatasaray coach Cesare Prandelli has refused to label his side's opening Champions League opponents Anderlecht as the weak link in Group D.

"We'll play against an organised, very young and interesting team. They will be ambitious to impress. Therefore we need to be careful. We'll try to get three points with the help of our fans," he told
"Let's not call Anderlecht the weakest team in the group. Let's say the youngest. Just because they have played more matches than us, we won't have any fear of them."
The 57-year-old Italian expects playmaker Wesley Sneijder to play a starring role over the course of the season for Gala, who have taken four points out of six at the start of their Super Lig season.
"Sneijder is one of the most important players of Galatasaray. He has big quality. He showed a high-level of performance in the World Cup and before that for Galatasaray," added Prandelli.
Galatasaray will miss defender Semih Kaya, who is nursing a calf injury. Meanwhile, Anderlecht will be without goalkeeper and captain Silvio Proto and French defender Fabrice N'Sakala, both of whom are suspended. 
Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi is adamant his side will not just park the bus and hope for a draw.
The Belgian champions are unbeaten this season but face a tough test to extend that record in the cauldron of the Turk Telekom Arena although this does not faze Hasi.
"We haven't come here just to defend," he said. "We'll try to play our game as much as we can.
"We'll try to play in the way we do in our league and have possession. Will we get points? That depends on the tactics. If we can play our own game, why not?"

Galatasaray should score goal and goals in Istanbul today while  Anderlecht's top keeper is away. If Galatasaray wants to win.

The match starts  at 9:45 p.m.(local Turkey time)  at Galatasaray's Turk Telekom Arena in ─░stanbul. In the other Group D match, Dortmund hosts Arsenal at the same time.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Important away match for Turkey

Turkish National team  will take on Iceland in away match in their first match in Euro 2016 qualifiers .

This will be Fatih Terim's 104th match with the Turkish National team......

Under Fatih Terim, Turkish National team played 103 matches and win 52 of those matches !

In his third spell with the Turkish National team has started in positive way for Terim.

Out of their last eleven matches they won nine of them....

Turkish National team will be without Nuri Sahin, Oguz Ozyakup and Semih Kaya because of injuries.

Iceland  could give problems to Terim's boys in their first match...

Iceland moved from 13th to 46th place in two years.....

Iceland's coach Surging Nordics said they want to beat Turkey  at home .....

Iceland is very strong and physical team .

Turkey have won four  ,draw two and lose one  against Iceland .....

Last time both team played ,they draw in the Euro 1996 qualifier  match .

Turkey and Iceland in  Group A along  with  Holland, Czech's and Latvia

Two top teams will qualify and third place finishers going to play-off  from this group......

Turkish National team failed to qualify Euro 2012 and last three World Cups.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Turkey beat Denmark before important Iceland match !

It was two half's......

Bad and good !

First half was all Denmark....

Second half , Fatih Terim's boys looked much better after Arda and Ozan addition !

Agger coming out  for Denmark on defense  helped Turkey to attack ....

Captain  Daniel Agger scored for Denmark on a penalty kick.

Olcay Sahan equalized it for Turkey  on a breakaway goal ....

Bursaspor's teenage player Ozan Tufan saved the day for Terim and Turkey........

19 year old defender Tufan  rifled the late last minute goal too win the match.

It was good test before the Iceland match......

But,  back line still shaky for Fatih Terim......

Turkish National team coach Fatih Terim said he is building team for 2018 World Cup !

He said , he is also aiming the qualify to Euro 2016  too......

After the match , players celebrated Fatih Terim's 61st birthday ...

Road to  France starts on Tuesday for Terim and his boys...

First match against Iceland .

Denmark vs Turkey match highlights......

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Trabzonspor signs three players

Trabzonspor has signed three players before the transfer deadline day, including Greek international Avraam Papadopoulos and Ghana starlet Abdul-Majeed Waris.

Already the busiest Turkish team during the off-season, Trabzonspor Monday night improved their squad by signing three more players, 

Spartak Moscow's Waris and Guingamp's Moustapha Yatabare have been added to provide depth to Trabzonspor's attacking line, which is currently led by Oscar Cardozo.

Turkish national team squad announced

Turkish national football team coach Fatih Terim has unveiled his 24-men squad for Turkey's first match in the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Group A against Iceland.
Terim named veteran Fenerbahce captain Emre Belozoglu and in-form Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu in the squad.
One notable absentee is Fenerbahce goalkeeper Volkan Demirel, who recently received a three-match ban and $8,000 fine over his verbal attack against Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo in the aftermath of a derby game between the two archrivals.
Demirel, who was involved in an incident with Melo during the game, told Fenerbahce club channel: "[The] city council should poison stray dogs otherwise I'll do it myself."
Demirel's remark was in reference to Melo's nickname, 'the Pitbull.'
Prior to their qualifying round opener against Iceland on September 9, Turkey will play a friendly game against Denmark on September 3.
The squad is as follows:
Onur Kivrak (Trabzonspor), Volkan Babacan (Istanbul Basaksehir), Mert Gunok, Gokhan Gonul, Caner Erkin, Emre Belozoglu, Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahce), Tarik Camdal (Eskisehirspor), Omer Toprak, Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Semih Kaya, Hakan Balta, Selcuk Inan, Burak Yilmaz, Olcan Adin (Galatasaray), Ersan Adem Gulum, Ismail Koybasi, Oguzhan Ozyakup, Olcay Sahan, Mustafa Pektemek (Besiktas), Ozan Tufan (Bursaspor), Arda Turan (Atletico Madrid), Ahmet Ilhan Ozek (Kardemir Karabukspor), Mevlut Erdinc (AS Saint-Etienne).

Source : AA

Turkish Super League Week 1 Review

Fenerbahce began the defend of its Super League  title with a thrilling 3-2 defeat of Karabukspor.

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike, Senegal forward Moussa Sow and Cameroon's Pierre Webo on the scoresheet.
Karabukspor twice got back on level terms through Dominick Kumbela and a Michal Kadlec own goal but eventually left with nothing to show for its efforts.
Last season's runner-up Galatasaray also got off to a winning start when prevailing 2-0 at Bursaspor, with Burak Yilmaz opening the scoring after 52 minutes and Olcan Adin sealing it in the closing stages.
Besiktas bounced back from narrowly missing out on a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage when going down 1-0 to Arsenal by beating Mersin by the same scoreline, with Cenk Tosun hitting the back of the net just before the break.
Trabzonspor had to settle for a goalless draw at Erciyesspor, while Sivasspor suffered an early setback when losing 2-1 at home to Gaziantepspor, with Muhammet Demir bagging a brace after John Utaka had put the host ahead.
Eskisehirspor was another team to come from behind and claim victory when edging out Konyaspor, with Hurriyet Gucer equalising Gabriel Torje's early strike before Erkan Zengin netted the winner from the penalty spot on 76 minutes.
Istanbul Buyuksehir held on for a 1-1 draw against Kasimpasa after having Rajko Rotman sent off. 
Rizespor and Genclerbirligi also shared the spoils after Umit Korkmaz netted for the host from Guido Kocer's opener, while Akhisar Belediye won 2-1 at Balikesirspor thanks to goals from Saidi Ntibazonkiza and Mehmet Akyuz.

Last minute transfers.....


 Turkish giants' new stars have come to Istanbul yesterday on the last day of transfer window. Besiktas's new Argentine playmaker Jose Ernesto Sosa arrived in Istanbul on Sunday and was received by a throng of fans at the airport after signing for Besiktas. The 29-year old playmaker underwent a medical examination yesterday. He is expected to sign a three to four year deal with the Black Eagles. 
Jose Sosa spent the second half of last season at Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, Galatasaray's recent signings-Macedonian forward Goran Pandev and Swiss central midfielder Blerim Dzemaili, both signed from Italian Serie A club Napoli, arrived in Istanbul yesterday. It is believed that Pandev and Dzemaili will sign official contracts after medical checks. According to, Galatasaray have completed the transfers by paying Napoli $1 million (TL 2.1 million) for 31-year-old Pandev and a $3 million transfer fee for 28-year-old Dzemaili. Last season Pandev scored eight goals and produced eight assists in 41 matches for Napoli; Dzemaili found the net six times and made four assists in 29 appearances for the Serie A club.
Besiktas has terminated the contract of former Super Eagles striker, Michael Eneramo.
For agreeing to leave  10 months before the end of his contract, he will be will be paid 500,000 Euros by Besiktas!
Enaramo has transferred to  Istanbul Basaksehirspor, on a free transfer. He will take home €500,000 every year at Istanbul Basaksehirspor.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Turkish Super League takes a start !

It's here !

Whether you like watching it or not......

Turkish Spor Toto Super League's 2014-2015 season starts on Friday night with two matches..

Newcomer Balikesir host  Akhisar  and Genclerbirligi goes to Rize ....

To tell you to truth after seeing the  Turkish Super Cup match between Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray  ,

I am really not excited about  the future of Turkish football and  Turkish football players ....

The hate and grudge by some players on the pitch along with other things,  going to ruin Turkish football !

Players fighting with players......

Team officials making absurd comments before the match.....

Has to stop!

If  they don't start acting like professional player and professional team official , people will be turned of more ....

As it is , people don't watch and follow the league like before !

TFF and team should get their acts together and  focus on football on the pitch ....

 As far as the league.....

Fenerbahce and Galatasaray will try to earn their  fifth star this season....

Both teams starting league with new coaches....

Galatasaray will be coached by Italian Prandelli  ...

On the other Fenerbahce and Aziz Yildirim decided to part away with  their coach Ersun Yanal and hired his assistant coach Ismail Kartal  to lead  Fenerbahce !

If you ask me, this was bald moved by Fenerbahce .......

On the other hand , Besiktas with new transfer Demba Ba , will try to win  the title that they have not won it since 2009 !

Look for Trabzonspor to  make splash with their new coach Vahid Halilhodzic  ...

Trabzonspor already advanced to to group stages in the Europa League along with Besiktas ...

Trabzonspor signed flash names like Oscar Cardozo and Algerian  defender Carl Medjani ..

Former Turkish National team coach and Trabzonspor coach Senol Gunes will coach Bursaspor this season.

Also, former Trabzonspor coach Mustafa Akcay  will have a new team this season...

Akcay will coach  Akhisarspor .....

With Champions League matches, Europa matches and Turkish Super League matches...

It will be busy Turkish football season !

Galatasaray will play in the Champions League

Besiktas and Trabzonspor will represent Turkey in the Europa League...

Week 1 :  Follow Turkish Super League Live Scores here.....
18:00Balikesirspor? - ?Akhisar Belediye Genclik Ve Spor
18:00Rizespor? - ?Genclerbirligi
August 30
15:30Eskisehirspor? - ?Konyaspor
16:00Bursaspor? - ?Galatasaray
18:00Istanbul Basaksehir? - ?Kasimpasa
18:45Mersin? - ?Besiktas
August 31
15:30Erciyesspor? - ?Trabzonspor
15:30Sivasspor? - ?Gaziantepspor
18:00Fenerbahce? - ?Karabukspor