Saturday, May 30, 2009

BESIKTAS CHAMPIONS OF TURKEY



Besiktas coach Mustafa Denizli set a record in Turkey by winning the Turkish Title with three different Istanbul teams.

That is why he is the best coach in Turkey......



Besiktas clinched the Turkish Turkcell Super league title for the 11th time on Saturday with a 2-1 win away to Denizlispor, adding to their Turkish Cup success.
Slovak Filip Holosko opened the scoring for the Istanbul side in the 28th minute while Ibrahim Toraman extended the Black Eagles' lead in the 63rd minute with a superb long-range shot.

Brazilian Douglas Daniel Braga pulled one back for the home side in the 85th minute, but couldn't knock a superior Besiktas off their stride.
It has been a bitterly disappointing season for Besiktas' major Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, who have both won the title 17 times and who finished in
fourth and fifth place.


Source: Ahmet Turgut and Reuters

Friday, May 29, 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY IN TURKEY

It is the last Tango in the Turkish Turkcell Super League and It's the Championship Saturday too.


Turkcell Super League Leader Besiktas could clinch the title with a away win or a draw in Denizli.

Denizlispor who is safe by only goal average, would want to get at least a point from Besiktas to reach 39 points mark.

But, a draw might cost a problem for Besiktas if Sivasspor beats Galatasaray in Istanbul and scores three or more goals they could well capture the leagues Championship .


Could this happened?....

It could well be!...

This is very crucial weekend for Sivasspor!..

Not only, not winning the Championship , they could also lose the second place to Trabzonspor, if they lose against Galatasaray in Istanbul.

That is why, a win is a must for Sivasspor, not only hope for the championship also to retain the second place...

If they lose on Saturday it will be disaster for Sivasspor fans...

Instead of getting shot at the Champions League, they will end up in third place and they will end up in the newly formated Euro League qualification matches.

So, Turkcell Super League's top and bottom and the last weekend is very complicated!...

The team who is following Sivasspor , Trabzonspor will host This years most disappointed team Fenerbahce in Trabzon.


While Trabzonspor is at 65 point, Sivasspor is at 66 points.

The team who sits on top, Besiktas ,at 68 points...


FIRE AT THE BOTTOM STILL GOES ON....

At the bottom, Konyaspor and Antalyaspor will play life and death match on Saturday. Antalyaspor will be home against Ankaragucu while Konyaspor will hoat another Ankara team Ankaraspor.

Konyaspor has to beat Ankaraspor and look for a little help from Ankaragucu team.

In case of a draw in Antalyaspor v Ankaragucu match even Konyaspor wins at home they will be the team that will relegate to the Banka Asya Turkish First League next season.

Hacettepe and Kocaelispor already said good-bye to the Turkcell Super League ...

So, the long 34 week marathon, in the Turkish Turkcell Super league will come to end this Saturday.

The winners will be happy and the losers will be sad!.......

"The Thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" will be felt in the Turkish Turkcell Super League this Saturday...

Lastly, Let's welcome the newcomers to the League.....

Diyarbakirspor, Kasimpasa and Manisaspor to the Turkcell Super League...

Enjoy your Championship Saturday....

Follow the matches live at www.turkishsoccer.com

AHMET TURGUT









Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Roberto Carlos Admits Talking To Fluminense Team


According to reports from Brazil media and ESPN Brazil Roberto Carlos talked to Fluminense team officials.

Here is what he told ESPN Brazil" "Rumors about Fluminense are true. There have been contacts with the board, though I've been talking to another teams too; still, Flu is a true offer, I have nothing to hide,"

According to Reports, Carlos gave an interview to the the Television station in Brazil.

He went on in the interview and said "he feels "quiet, calm and happy" in Turkey, said his contract with Fenerbahce expires next year, though it is said he could get a one-year extension deal.

"They want me to stay one more year, let's see what's the best for both. I have to reach an agreement with Fenerbache,"

The Brazilian player admitted he had held talks to join Fluminense, though he said it all depends on Fenerbahce's last word.


AHMET TURGUT

Monday, May 25, 2009

Besiktas One Step Closer To The Title.

Turkcell Super League Review...

Besiktas is one step closer heading into the final weekend of the Turkish Turkcell Super League season with a two-point lead after they beat Galatasaray 2-1.

Yusuf Simsek scored a valuable winner for his side on the hour mark after Australia international Harry Kewell (49) had canceled out a Deivson Bobo strike four minutes before half-time.

Sivasspor the other top contender, stayed in touch with a 3-2 win at home to Genclerbirligi.

Sivasspor had gone behind when James Troisi netted after 22 minutes and, while Genclerbirligi held that lead until the break, they would concede three times in 21 minutes after half-time.

Half-time substitute Yannick Kamanan got the ball rolling after 49 minutes before further goals from Herve Tum (60) and Murat Erdogan (66).

Jacques Momha (77) pulled a goal back but it was not enough.

Trabzonspor won 5-2 at Eskisehirspor to stay three points behind Besiktas, although a goal difference deficit of eight almost certainly rules out their title hopes.

They went some way to improving their goal difference tonight, however, with Ceyhun Gulselam (18, 63) and Alanzinho (39, 89) both scoring a brace to go with Umut Bulut's (78) solitary effort.

Doga Kaya (66) and Souleymane Youla (74) scored for Eskisehirspor.

Antalyaspor moved two points clear of the drop zone after they drew 0-0 with

Ankaraspor while third-from-bottom Konyaspor lost 4-2 at Fenerbahce.

Daniel Guiza (14, 17), Ugur Boral (38) and Roberto Carlos (40) had put Fener out of sight before consolation goals for Roman Kratochvil (75pen) and Branimir Poljac (90).

After losing to Fenerbahce, Konyaspor will be looking for miracles to stay in the league in the last weekend.

First, They have to beat Ankaraspor at home and than, hope, Ankaragucu beat Antalyaspor in Antalyaspor.

Antalyaspor has 37 points and Konyaspor has 35 points at the end of 33th week.


Ankaragucu recorded a resounding 3-0 win at home to Denizlispor with Silvino Joao Jaba (34), Mehmet Yilmaz (63) and Semavi Ozgur (67) on target.

In the other match, Gaziantepspor twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Bursaspor.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Galatasaray Will Decide Who Will Be The Turkish Champion!

CAN BESIKTAS CLINCH THE TITLE THIS WEEKEND?....

Two weeks to go in the Turkish Turkcell Super League, the team ,who will have saying, in this race, will be Galatasaray .

Galatasaray playing this weekend on Sunday, against the League Leader Besiktas and than in the last weekend of the league, next weekend they will face Leagues another top contender Sivasspor in Istanbul.


So , Galatasaray will decide who will be the Champions of Turkey this season, since they can't make it to there!...


If Besiktas Beat Galatasaray on this Sunday , Besiktas will be one step closer to the title, in my opinion.

But, In case of crash, this could spell danger for Besiktas.

While Besiktas will be playing a Istanbul derby match Second place Sivasspor will host a team who is desperate for points , Genclerbirlgi.

This match will be close one too...

If Sivasspor wants to keep the pressure on Besiktas they have to win this home match

There is no if or buts about it....

Most of the matches will be played on Sunday except one match, Kayserispor v Hacettepe.


That match will be on Saturday.......

All the sunday matches will start at same time(20:00) Turkish local time.

Can Besiktas do it and clinch the Turkish Turkcell Super League Title...

That is up to first Mustafa Denizli's Besiktas team!...

If they play as a team and they have a desire to win they will do it...

But, like I said , Galatasaray holds the Championship cards in this last two wekends.

It will not be easy....

FIRE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE....

Just think, the team who is in 9th place with 40 points Ankaraspor will be listening the news will come from Fenerbahce v Konyasspor match on Sunday.

If Konyaspor goes down in Sukru Saracoglu Stadium against Fenerbace , they will most likely the third team will relegate from the Turkcell Super league.

That is why this match is very important to Konyaspor and the other teams too.

Konyaspor have 35 points and there is a lot of team between 35 points and 40 points.

A win for Konyaspor against Fenerbahce will shake and rattle the bottom of the league.

This has to be the match of the week in my opinion!...

Early in the week, Konyaspor team sacked Giray Bulak, and rehired their former coach Unal Karaman!..


So, The top and the bottom of the league, might just shape up after this Sunday...

Or, it will go down to the wire in the last weekend of the season....

Lastly, Eskisehirspor who is fighting for their life in the league after beating Konyaspor in Konya last weekend, The players from this team were protesting the team officials about not getting paid in the last eight weeks!...

They ended their protest on Friday, I wonder , if they got paid!...

It is Absurd and it is stupid ,to call these teams, Professionals teams!..

This is what happens, when politics gets involved in any sport in Turkey....


Here is the matches for 33th week in the Turkcell Super League....

SATURDAY
Kayseri - Hacettepe

SUNDAY
Ankaraspor - Antalyaspor
Beşiktaş - Galatasaray
Bursaspor - Gaziantepspor
Eskişehirspor - Trabzonspor
Fenerbahçe - Konyaspor
Kocaelispor - İstanbul BB
MKE Ankaragücü - Denizlispor
Sivasspor - Gençlerbirliği


STANDINGS.........



1 Besiktas 32 19 8 5 56-28 65
2 Sivasspor 32 18 9 5 50-24 63
3 Trabzonspor 32 18 8 6 48-30 62
4 Galatasaray 32 17 7 8 54-36 58
5 Fenerbahce 32 16 7 9 54-33 55
6 Bursaspor 32 15 9 8 44-34 54
7 Gaziantepspor 32 12 9 11 43-45 45
8 Kayserispor 32 11 11 10 33-26 44
9 Ankaraspor 32 11 7 14 36-39 40
10 Eskisehirspor 32 10 9 13 42-43 39
11 Buyuksehir 32 11 6 15 34-43 39
12 Genclerbirligi 32 10 8 14 36-43 38
13 Denizlispor 32 11 5 16 38-47 38
14 Antalyaspor 32 9 9 14 33-42 36
15 Ankaragucu 32 10 6 16 33-46 36
16 Konyaspor 32 9 8 15 30-42 35
17 Kocaelispor 32 7 5 20 41-70 26
18 Hacettepe Spor 32 5 7 20 24-58 22






AHMET TURGUT

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

WHAT A HONOR FOR LUCESCU TO WIN THE UEFA CUP IN ISTANBUL


Lucescu's Shakhtar Donetsk wins the last UEFA Cup in Istanbul Turkey.


He won two championship in Turkey with
Galatasaray and Besiktas and The UEFA Super Cup with Galatasaray , still he was rejected by team officials and Turkish media in Turkey.

This should be the most proud moment for Romanian coach to lift the last UEFA Cup in Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.

In a way this was a slap in the face for those who called him all kinds of names while he was coaching in Turkey.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Jadson scored in extra time Wednesday to clinch the last UEFA Cup with a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen.

The teams had drawn 1-1 through regular time at Istanbul's Sukru Saracoglu Stadium before Jadson, one of five Brazilian players in Shakhtar's lineup, hit a shot from about 12 yards in the 97th minute.

"I am happy that we continued the success of Ukrainian teams. I hope this result will give us more stamina and strength to prepare for the 2012 (European Championships)," Lucescu told reporters.
"The team is very young and I hope no players will leave the team. We want to do well in the Champions League. I think we can do better than we did today," he said.
"I think the Champions League will be the future aim for these east European countries," he added.


AHMET TURGUT

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

USA TODAY: Turkey hoping UEFA Cup final helps Euro 2016 bid

Turkey is hoping Wednesday's UEFA Cup final in Istanbul can be the latest step in a transformation from one of football's backwaters into a major power.

The match between Werder Bremen and Shakhtar Donetsk, the last before the 38-year-old tournament is rebranded as the Europa League, will be the second European final to be staged in the Turkish metropolis in four years.

The prestige is huge, but even more important is the chance to convince officials and fans that the country is a realistic contender to host the 2016 European Championship.

The 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul was beset by logistical problems but enough of a success for UEFA to now let it host the second-tier tournament, albeit at a different, more central stadium on the Asian side of the Bosporus Strait dividing the city.

A trouble-free event at Fenerbahce's 53,586-seat Sukru Saracoglu Stadium could be a trump card when European football's governing body decides in May 2010 where to stage Euro 2016, which will be the first European Championship to be expanded from 16 nations to 24.


"I sincerely believe that Istanbul, as a city that connects Europe and Asia, is an excellent choice for the last final of the UEFA Cup," Turkish Football Association president Mahmut Ozgener said. "The Turkish Football Association gained a lot of experience from organizing the 2005 UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul.

"We consider holding the UEFA Cup final as another important milestone for Turkey and the Turkish FA, who are eager to host Euro 2016."

Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu spent four years coaching in Istanbul with city rivals Galatasaray and Besiktas and appears to have no qualms about the city's suitability for hosting major events.

"It is a very beautiful and interesting city," Lucescu said. "Those years brought me a lot of happiness. Those years were very good years in my career. I established good relations with all fans, no matter which club they were fans of.

"Turkish fans are incredible supporters who understand the game in all its aspects, which is why Istanbul well deserved to host the UEFA Cup final."

A city of almost 13 million people, Istanbul hosts four professional football clubs, with Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce the most well known.

Famed for the intimidating atmospheres created by those fanatical supporters -- who have sometimes overstepped the mark with "Welcome to Hell" banners and instances of throat-slitting gestures -- Istanbul is a city passionate about sport, and football in particular.

"I cannot think of a more exciting, vibrant setting for this year's UEFA Cup final than Istanbul, where football is woven into the tapestry of everyday life," UEFA president Michel Platini said. "Istanbul is a remarkable city."

There have been more serious problems, though.

Violence erupted most notoriously when two Leeds fans were stabbed to death in the city in April 2000 ahead of a UEFA Cup semifinal against Galatasaray, while Liverpool's famous Champions League final win over AC Milan was blighted by traffic jams that prevented many supporters from making it to the Ataturk Stadium in time to see the English club rally from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 and win a penalty shootout.

Such instances make it even more crucial for Istanbul to host a trouble-free event Wednesday to have any chance of winning the rights to Euro 2016 in the face of competition from Italy, France and a joint Norway-Sweden bid.

All are more established football nations with, Norway aside, experience of hosting major tournaments.

Source: : USA TODAY and AP

Last UEFA CUP Final Will Be In Istanbul,Turkey.

Germany's Werder Bremen will face Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine in the last UEFA Cup final in Istanbul,Turkey.


Werder Bremen will hope to make up for a disappointing league campaign by beating Shakhtar Donetsk to capture the UEFA Cup on Wednesday and then use that success as a springboard to also capture the German Cup.

But while Thomas Schaaf's team chases a cup double it has slipped to 10th in the 18-team Bundesliga and is out of contention for qualification for the Europa League, which replaces the UEFA Cup next season.

"We have experienced a lot of downs but we are through to two finals," Bremen striker Markus Rosenberg said. "It's been a strange season. We are used to challenging for the Bundesliga title but that did not happen. Instead we did really well in the cups."

The Sweden striker hopes to rediscover his goal-scoring touch in Istanbul's Sukru Saracoglu stadium.

"It has been a really strange season for me too. I started really well and scored quite a few goals. I don't know what happened," he said. "I am saving my goals for the UEFA Cup final.

"It will be the biggest game I have ever played for a club. It's second only to a Champions League final. So far I have only won a Dutch Cup with Ajax so I would love to add another title to my collection."

Rosenberg is set to replace the suspended Hugo Almeida and, like Peru international Claudio Pizarro, is fit again after missing Saturday's match against Karlsruhe.

But captain Frank Baumann is struggling to shake off a thigh muscle injury and central defender Per Mertesacker is out with a right-foot injury.

"We have enough classy players, no matter who plays," sporting director Klaus Allofs said.

Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese insists that the team should not be disheartened by its failure to mount a credible league challenge.

"There is not much difference between winning a championship or a cup," the 27-year-old Wiese said. "But this is the last UEFA Cup so it is very special to have made it to the final."

For Shakhtar Donetsk, Istanbul will be the culmination of a journey to reinvigorate Ukrainian football as the state has a team in a European final for the first time since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1990.

The team has goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov to thank for reaching the final after he let in just five goals in eight UEFA Cup matches on the way to Istanbul. Although Pyatov deflected praise to his defenders.

"All in all, it's more thanks to the defenders - my role is as a leader," the goalkeeper said. "The better I can lead the team - the defence, that is - the easier it is for me."

The 24-year-old Ukraine international said he is trying to forget the significance of the occasion.

"I'm calm," he said. "I've had other games and other finals before. This one is the final of the UEFA Cup and of course I think it means a lot to everyone. But life will go on ...

"Our goal was to win each individual match. We've stuck by this goal, gradually moving step by step, preparing ourselves psychologically to win each game and it's been successful."

Source: Wires

Konyaspor Coach Giray Bulak Sacked!


Konyaspor coach Giray Bulak was sacked on Tuesday by Team officials on Tuesday before the do or die match against just five days before Fenerbahce.

After going down against Eskisehirspor at home Konyaspor fans and Team officials publicly criticized coach Giray Bulak.

Even after Eskisehirspor match, bunch of lunatic Konyaspor fans rushed in to the press conference room, before the press conference and shout absurd things about coach Giray Bulak.


Konyasspor without good players and money has been struggling in the league.

This weekend they will play do or die match against Fenerbahce in Istanbul.

A loss will definitely make them the third team that will relegate from the Turkish Turkcell Super League.

Sacking a ,weeks to end the league is a big mistake in my opinion..


AHMET TURGUT

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fatih Terim almost lost his finger in Bodrum,Turkey


Turkish National team coach Fatih Terim while vacationing in BOdrum as he was getting ready to get on his private boat his midle finger got stuck between the rope and cut his finger immediately.

After this weird accident Fatih Terim was taken with private plane to Istanbul and was operated on his finger .


It look like they found the other piece that fell to the water and his finger once again was saved by Acibadem Hospital Hand specialist Dr Ufuk Nalbantoğlu.

"The important thing in the veins of blood circulation was, which took place. The found piece was erected in place," he said.

Fatih Terim will be resting about 15 days in the hospital.

AHMET TURGUT

Friday, May 15, 2009

Turkish Turkcell Super League Preview

CLUTCH WEEKEND WILL BRING OUT THE CLUTCH TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE..

As we get closer to the end of the rope, things are getting hotter in the Turkish Turkcell Super league.

In the 32th week, Top two team Besiktas and Sivasspor will put a fight against the lower teams in the league.

There will be only one match in Ankara on Saturday and rest of the seven matches will play on Sunday at same time (20:00 Turkish Local Time)

Once again, Sivaspor will play before Besiktas ..

Sivasspor will face last place team Hacettepe in Ankara on Saturday at 20:00 Turkish Time

This could be last chance for Sivaspor...

They have to win this match if they want to pressure league leader Besiktas.

A loss of points will end Sivasspor dreams in Ankara.....

On the other hand Leagues top team Besiktas, won't have easy night in Ankara on Sunday night.

They will play against the team who is desperate for points in the league.

Ankaragucu is feeling the heat from the bottom of the league...

That is why they will put up a bight fight against Besiktas , in my opinion.

Besikstas who thrashed Fenerbahce in the Fortis Turkish Cup, if they play like that again they will easily beat Ankaragucu..

Bobo and Holosko is very hot as far as scoring goals...

Holosko scored four goal in the last four matches and Bobo score two of the goal against Fenerbahce in the Turkish Cup match.

If Mustafa Denizli does not play with his line-up Besiktas will win this match..

Any good news from Sivasspor match will give them morale boost before this match too

If Sivasspor and Besiktas wins their matches the margin will stay at two points.

That is why both of these teams can't afford to lose points!...

The third place team Trabzonspor could move up if they win their home match against Bursaspor, in this case...

So, Besiktas at 62 Sivasspor at 60 and Trabzonspor at 59 ......

The thrill of the victory will go on in the league...

The Agony of defeat will be felted by a lot of teams in the mid bracket and the bottom too..

We all know,Hacettepe and Kocaelispor said good-by to the league....

We still don't know who will be the third team that will go down, yet!...

Just take a look at the standings....

A team who is on 10th place with 40 points Ankaraspor, if they lose all their three matches they could well go down too.

Ankaraspor will face all the teams who are in danger zone and desperate for points.

There a lot of team at 35 points and 36 and 38 points....

The clutch and cool and calm teams will win their matches..

In the last three weekends these team will have games against each other too..

If Konyaspor wins their two home matches they reach too 41 points and most likely will survive !..

We know one thing, out of these teams one of them will go down...

But, just now we don't know who is that team going to be yet...

So, after Super Saturday last week will call this Super Sunday in the Turkish League.

And good luck trying to watch all of the matches at the same time....

Here is the 32th weekend matches....

SATURDAY
Hacettepe V Sivasspor

SUNDAY
Antalyaspor V Fenerbahce
Denizlispor V Ankaraspor
Galatasaray V Gençlerbirlii
Gaziantepspor V Kocaelispor
İstanbul BB V Kayserispor
Konyaspor V Eskişehirspor
Ankaragücü V Besiktas
Trabzonspor V Bursaspor


AHMET TURGUT



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuncay Sanli, Boro's Player of the Year!


Tuncay Sanli, received "Player of the Year" award at the annual dinner a of the Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club at the Riverside Stadium last night, according to reports from England.

Tuncay Sanli , currently Boro’s joint top scorer, said: “I am happy because it is important that the supporters love me.

“I am here to be a good player and to make the supporters as happy as I possibly can.

“I have been here for two years. All the players have helped me and made it an easy path for me.

“Playing football is my job. I have to do that to the best of my ability.”

The awards night was attended by manager Gareth Southgate and a virtual full first team squad.

The evening arrived with Boro still not knowing which division they will be playing in next season, but Tuncay insisted to the fans that the battle would go on.

He said: “We have to fight as much as we can. We have to forget the past and look at the future. We want to get the club in a position it deserves.

“We still have a chance so we must win the last two games and get the points.”

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Besiktas Wins the Turkish Fortis Cup








Players of Besiktas lift the trophy at the end of the Turkish Cup Final at the Ataturk stadium in Izmir, western Turkey May 13, 2009. Besiktas won the Turkish Cup after defeating Fenerbahce.
REUTERS/Murad Sezer





Besiktas won the Turkish Cup for the third time in four years on Wednesday, beating Fenerbahce 4-2 in Izmir with Brazilian Bobo scoring twice.

League leaders Besiktas went ahead against their Istanbul rivals after six minutes when Yusuf Simsek beat keeper Volkan Babacan with a shot from the edge of the area at the Ataturk Stadium.

Daniel Guiza equalised in the 27th, sidefooting home from close range after Deivid de Souza slid the ball across the penalty area.
Striker Bobo put Besiktas back in front with a powerful long-range shot before making it 3-1 with a header.

Filip Holosko added the fourth goal with 10 minutes left, firing in after a one-two with Bobo.

Alex scored Fenerbahce's second with a penalty in injury time. Fenerbahce, who have not won the Turkish Cup since 1983, are fifth in the league with three matches remaining.

Source: Reuters


Monday, May 11, 2009

Kewell: "Galatasaray Fans Are The Best"

Galatasaray's Australian player Harry Kewell spoke to FIFA>COM and talked about his new life in Turkey and Galatasaray fans and Glatasaray team in General.

In the Interview, he even said , there isn't much different between Turkcell Super League and Premier League in England.

As far as the question "What Do you think about Galatasaray fans" Kewell said,
"If anyone wants to say their fans are better (than Galatasaray's), I would bet money that they are not"

He went on to say,"The level of passion is like nothing I have ever experienced before. The support that we get is fantastic."


In this interview, Kewell talked about how he liked living Istanbul and Turkish people .

"Turkey is a very interesting place. If you had asked me two years ago would I be living in Istanbul, I would have said no. But I have to say it has grown on me. I think Istanbul is a fantastic city, probably one of the best cities I have been to and I'm not just saying that because I live there now. But the culture, the people... They are very respectful and have a way with the older people that you just don't see anymore. They have all the food, the nightlife, the clothes, everything that you would want - even the weather."



AHMET TURGUT

You could read the interview here....

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1056046.html#kewell+new+lease+life

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fenerbahce's Aragones To Belgium National Team?

Here we go again, another report and another flashing news from Spanish news paper Sport daily.

If this is correct again, Aragones will leave Fenerbahce to coach Belgium National team.

Another words, he will face Fatih Terim and his boys again this time with different team.


According to Sport, Aragones, who is currently coaching Fenerbahce, is Belgium's first choice, after Louis van Gaal turned down an approach.


Belgium National team's next match will be against Spain on September 9th,2009.

AHMET TURGUT

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Besiktas Captures the Top Spot in Turkey!

What a Saturday it was!...

There were eight matches and they all started at same time....

First bad news came from Sivas..

Istanbul Buyuksehir scored two goals in seventeen minutes and Sivasspor fans were stunned! And Sivasspor lost the match 2-1 at the end of the ninety minutes.

This was the first loss for Sivasspor at home.....

The Saturday night fever felt in all the matches that played on Saturday.

It felt it more on the bottom and middle of the league's table!...

Besiktas,after getting the good news from Sivas, after 17 minutes, Besiktas started to push more an scored the first goal in the 29th minute by Holosko .

This was the third back to back third goal for Holosko!...

Than Besiktas, put on the gear and scored three more goals to finish the match with 1-4.

This was a clutch match for Besiktas and for Mustafa Denizli...

And they won it, with four goals and they did it, in away match!....

After the match Mustafa Denizli said, "Now we capture the top spot and we wont let go"

I think, Besiktas has better chance finishing the season on top, now!..

Sivasspor, lost two last matches and draw one in the last three matches..

This showed , Sivasspor ran out of the gas in the league, again....


Last three weeks will be very difficult in the league.

The last team who will bite the dust in the league will probably won't be decided until last minutes of the league...

Here is the results from Saturday.....


Ankaraspor 1 : 4 Besiktas
Bursaspor 3 : 0 Konyaspor
Eskisehirspor 2 : 0 Antalyaspor
Fenerbahce 1 : 0 Denizlispor
Galatasaray 1 : 0 Ankaragucu
Genclerbirligi 3 : 1 Hacettepe
Kocaelispor 1 : 3 Trabzonspor
Sivasspor 1 : 2 Buyuksehir

STANDINGS...................



1 Besiktas 31 18 8 5 53-27 62
2 Sivasspor 31 17 9 5 48-23 60
3 Trabzonspor 31 17 8 6 47-30 59
4 Galatasaray 31 16 7 8 52-35 55
5 Fenerbahce 31 16 6 9 53-32 54
6 Bursaspor 31 15 9 7 44-33 54
7 Gaziantepspor 30 11 9 10 38-40 42
8 Kayserispor 30 10 11 9 30-25 41
9 Ankaraspor 31 11 7 13 36-37 40
10 Genclerbirligi 31 10 8 13 35-41 38
11 Eskisehirspor 31 9 9 13 40-42 36
12 Buyuksehir 31 10 6 15 33-43 36
13 Ankaragucu 31 10 6 15 32-43 36
14 Antalyaspor 31 9 8 14 32-41 35
15 Denizlispor 31 10 5 16 36-47 35
16 Konyaspor 31 9 8 14 29-40 35
17 Kocaelispor 31 7 5 19 39-65 26
18 Hacettepe Spor 31 5 7 19 23-56 22


AHMET TURGUT

Friday, May 8, 2009

FIFA.COM: "Thrilling climax in Turkey"

Thrilling climax in Turkey

Bulent Uygun is much in demand these days. The former Turkey international is currently the man in charge at Sivasspor, where his methods are producing remarkable results. The club from Sivas, a town of 300,000 in central Anatolia and something of a footballing backwater until recently, are top of the Super Lig with just four games to go.

A relative novice at just 37, Uygun is poised to lead his club to their first-ever domestic crown. Even in the oft-times hyperbolic and bloated world of football reporting, that would rate as sensational: Sivasspor, promoted to the top flight for the first time just four years ago, could become only the second Turkish champions from outside Istanbul. The only club to have broken the country's biggest city's stranglehold on the title so far is Trabzonspor, top dogs an impressive six times between 1976 and 1984.

Three steps to success for Sivasspor
The success achieved by Uygun and his men this term is firmly based on exceptional form at home. The leaders are unbeaten at their 15,000-seat Sivas 4 Eylul Stadi home ground. They also boast far and away the best defence in the league, with just 21 goals conceded. And at the opposite end of the park, Turkey international Mehmez Yildiz has been banging in the necessary goals, a total of 14 so far. The marksman is second only to Milan Baros of top Istanbul outfit Galatasaray in the goalscoring charts this season.

However, with the finishing line in sight, Sivasspor are showing signs of running out of steam. The leaders won neither of their last two away fixtures. Relegation-threatened Konyaspor held the high-fliers to a scoreless draw, and the men from Sivas slumped to a 2-1 defeat away to Gaziantepspor last weekend. A win is a must this Saturday when third-from bottom Istanbul BB come to visit.

Istanbul giants in the thick of it
Besiktas, the second of the big three from Istanbul, are ideally placed to capitalise on any Sivasspor slip-up. The men from the Bosporus are just a point off the leaders, although their confidence and pride took a dent last week in a painful 2-1 home defeat to Fenerbahce, the third of the powerful Istanbul triumvirate. Third-placed Trabzonspor are by no means out of it either, for despite a sobering 3-0 defeat away to Sivasspor two weeks ago, the former champions remain just four points off top spot.

The stage is well and truly set for a thrilling end to the season in Turkey, with the race very probably going down to the last day. Should that be the case, the fixture computer has come up with a truly mouth-watering combination of matches on 31 May: Trabzonspor entertain Fenerbahce, with Sivasspor away to Galatasaray. Could it be that Gala and Fener, out of the running this season in fourth and fifth, open the door for bitter local rivals Besiktas to snatch the title? Or are the men coached by the youthful Bulent Uygun destined to land a historic blow to the pride of the Istanbul big three?

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Source:FIFA.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Turkey remained same spot in FIFA world rankings

While European champions Spain remained
unchallenged at the top, Turkey stayed at 14th place of FIFA's world rankings published on
Wednesday which showed no movement at all in the top 39 places
after a quiet month with little international activity.

Spain have now been top for 11 months with Germany remaining
in second place and the Netherlands third with world champions
Italy fifth, one place behind Brazil in fourth spot.

Since last month's rankings only 22 internationals were
played, 20 in the qualifying round for the 2010 Asian Challenge
Cup and two friendlies in Africa.

The rankings are based on team's performances over the last
four years.


FIFA RANKINGS

(last month's positions in brackets)

1. (1) Spain

2. (2) Germany

3. (3) Netherlands

4. (4) Brazil

5. (5) Italy

6. (6) Argentina

7. (7) England

8. (8) Croatia

9. (9) Russia

10. (10) France

11. (11) Portugal

12. (12) Czech Republic

13. (13) Greece

14. (14) Turkey

15. (15) United States

16. (16) Uruguay

17. (17) Paraguay

18. (18) Switzerland

19. (19) Cameroon

20. (20) Bulgaria

Source: Reuters

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

DID GALATASARAY HIRE A NEW COACH?...



We all know care taker, Bulent Korkmaz's days numbered with Galatasaray team.

That is why Galatasaray team officials are busy looking around for coaches in Europe..

If this report is truth, they signed a deal with a former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster who is from Germany.

According to Barcelona-based daily Sport,and Goal.com, He signed one year term with Galatasaray with the option of another season if he can ensure the club a place in European competition.

Schuster is expected to get around €2 million, a figure that will increase with bonuses if he can guide the team to the league title and qualification to the Champions League.



AHMET TURGUT

Holosko's Goal against Fenerbahce "Goal of the Week" In Europe


Besiktas' Filip Holosko (2nd R) fights for the ball with Fenerbahce's Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos (R) during their Turkish Super League soccer match at Inonu stadium in Istanbul May 3, 2009.(REUTERS)


Besiktas might lost the Derby match but, Holosko's only goal against Fenerbahce was picked by IMS web site(http://www.imscouting.com/) picked as "Goal Of The Week" in the Europe....

I have mentioned this last week he is seriously looked at by premier league team in England.

Holosko score two goal in the last two matches in The Turkcell Super League.

The 25 year old International player, has not been used correctly by Besiktas coach Mustafa Denizli.

In his first days when he took over the coaching duties , Denizli did not even start this great young prospect in Besiktas team....
And I was very critical of him, because of this!....

If Besiktas want to be Champions of Turkey, they have to believe in this young prospect. And they should build his confiedent in the last four matches in the league

Because, Besiktas need him to score goal.....

IMS Scouting web site is the of the sites that follows the young soccer players around world.

IMS web site has large number of coaches that are member to his site.

Most of the coaches and Turkish journalist who could read English are member of this site too...



AHMET TURGUT


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sivasspor Stall But Besiktas Can't Cash In!

This was a golden second opportunity for Besiktas when league leader Sivasspor lost the away match, against Gaziantepspor, hours before The second place Besiktas took the pitch in Istanbul.

This could it been a huge morale booster for Mustafa Denizli's Besiktas side but,

Instead, there was better Fenerbahce team on the pitch, against Besiktas.

THE TOP STAY SAME!...

Although Sivasspor loss to Gaziantepspor and Besiktas going down to Fenerbahce with same score 2-1, the top in the Turkcell Super League has not change at the end of the 30th week.
Sivasspor has 60 and Besiktas 59 points...

The Third place team Trabzonspor is refreshing their thoughts about the league's top spot again...

After losing to Sivasspor last weekend their coach Ersun Yanal resigned and as a interim coach from the farm team of the club Ahmet Ozen will fill this coaching duties until end of the season..

Let me say it again......

I still don get it why Ersun Yanal left this team?...

This brings a huge question about him...

Is he quitter or choker?......

I think, He is quitter!....

He did the same thing with Vestel Manisaspor.....

Any way getting back to the race on top,

I think, last four weeks in the league,will spell a lot of surprise scores, in my opinion.

Four weeks to go in the league, we don't know, who will be the Champions of Turkish league and we don't know the third team, who will bite the dust, in the league just yet!....

After Kocaelispor losing to Konyaspor on Sunday ,they are done in the Turkcell Super League, as I predicted!...

Kocaelispor and Hacettepe will go down for sure now...


On this matter from theh first division of Turkish League , Vestel Manisaspor and Diyarbakirspor earned a spot to play in the Turkish Turkcell Super League in the next season. The third team will be known after the play -off matches.

Here are the results from Sunday....

Ankaragucu 1- 0 Ankaraspor
Antalyaspor 2-3 Bursaspor
Buyuksehir 3-1 Genclerbirligi
Denizlispor 3-2 Eskisehirspor
Gaziantepspor 3-2 Sivasspor
Konyaspor 2-2 Kocaelispor
Besiktas 1- 2 Fenerbahce

AHMET TURGUT

SUPER SUNDAY IN THE TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE!

There are seven matches on Sunday, and five of them will be the battle, for teams who does not want to be the second or third team to bite the dust in the league!..

All these teams are floating between 35 and 30 points...

Accept, Koacaelispor who has 26 points will travel to face Konyasspor who has 32 points. This match will decide Kocaelispor future in the league!...

This is defiantly a six points match for both teams.
With the help of 12th man, Giray Bulak's Konyaspor has to win this match....

The other two matches are concerning the top spot.....

All the early matches will start at 15:00 local Turkish time(09:00 ET) and you cpuld listen those matches live on LIG RADYO's web site live!...http://www.ligradyo.net/


The most important match will take place in Gaziantep, where Turkish Turkcell Super League leader Sivasspor will try to keep the top spot with a win against Gazinantepspor.

It will not be easy but, if they play like they played last week , they should win this match.

On the other hand, Gaziantepspor has a new coach . He is from Portugal and his name is Jose Couceiro. He is getting too know his team yet!...

Last week, I think, Gaziantepsor loss the match because of his lack of knowing his players talent and positions!...

A draw for Sivasspor will give morale boost to Besiktas who will against Fenerbahce in the Istanbul Derby match.

Gazinatepspor v Sivasspor match will start at 15:00 Local Turkish time also.

Besiktas v Fenerbahce match will start at 20:00 ( 1:00 ET) and the curtain of the weekend will close with this match.

A surprise score from Gaziantep will make Besiktas the new leader of the Turkish Super League.

Two weeks a go when Giray Bulak's Konyaspor stoped League leader Sivasspor in Konya a day later Besiktas could not use this advantage and did not beat Bursaspor at home.

They settled for a draw!....



Here are the Sunday matches in The Turkcell Super League...

Ankaragucu V Ankaraspor
Antalyaspor V Bursaspor
Buyuksehir V Genclerbirligi
Denizlispor V Eskisehirspor
Gaziantepspor V Sivasspor
Konyaspor V Kocaelispor
Besiktas V Fenerbahce


AHMET TURGUT





Scolari and Ronaldinho to Fenerbahce?

This is the latest rumors according to website called footballpress.net....

According to report Felipe Scolari is the main candidate to replace Luis Aragones as Fenerbahce coach next season. Meantime, the former Chelsea coach has asked the Turkish club to sign AC Milan ace Ronaldinho. It seems that a three year deal at 5 million euros per season is ready for the Brazilian forward.

What do you think Fenerbahce Fans!...

AHMET TURGUT

Saturday, May 2, 2009

TRABZONSPOR BEAT KAYSERISPOR

Trabzonspor kept up the pressure with a convincing 4-1 victory over Kayserispor.
Trabzonspor were two goals up inside the first seven minutes thanks to strikes from Umut Bulut and Gokhan Unal.

Franco Cangele pulled a goal back from the penalty spot for Kayserispor on the stroke of half-time but Gustavo Colman (77) and Unal (90) put the result to bed in the second half.

Trabzonspor close to within four points of leaders Sivasspor and three points of Besiktas, although both teams have a game in hand. They play on Sunday. Sivasspor will be in Gazinatep in a early game and in Istanbul Derby match, Besiktas will face Fenerbahce in the last macth of the weekend. The pressure will be on both of these team on Sunday.


I still can't figure why ERsun Yanal left this team!..

Friday, May 1, 2009

Galatasaray says Good Bye To the Turkish Title!

Another Istanbul Giant bites the dust in the Turkish Super League race for the title!

After Fenerbahce, Another Istanbul giant Galatasaray said farewell to the league's top spot after losing against last place team Hacettepe in Ankara with two goals.

Hacettepe goals were scored by Patiyo Tambwe in the 58th minute and

90 minute by Ibrahim Sahin .

This is just disaster for Galatasaray team and rookie coach Bulent Korkmaz.


Now, they are talking about his resigning !...

Look for Bulent Korkmaz to resign soon.

AHMET TURGUT

Blackburn Rovers Honor Tugay Kerimoglu !


Veteran Blackburn playmaker and former Galatasaray and Turkish National team player Tugay Kerimoglu will leave Ewood Park at the end of the season, according to manager Sam Allardyce.


It will bring the curtain down on the 38-year-old's career at the club, spanning eight seasons, after he arrived from Rangers for £1.3million.

Allardyce said: "We will say farewell at the end of the season and thank you very much for what you have done for Blackburn."

He added: "Certainly if we remain in the Premier League, Tugay can bow out gracefully after playing at the top level most of the time.

"He has had a fantastic career. But at 38 and the ever-increasing demands of the Premier League, certainly in a physical sense, it means you cannot go on forever."

NO COACHING JOB FOR HIM!...

According to reports Blackburn Rovers legend Tugay Kerimoglu won't be offered a coaching role when he retires this summer.

With many touting the Tugay for a role behind the scenes Big Sam says that won't happen yet, "he's not qualified to coach, if he goes away and does his coaching badges then I'm sure he'll always have an eye on coming back to Blackburn at some stage."

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce paid tribute to midfielder Tugay Kerimoglu on Friday,on clubs web site saying "

"It has drawn to a very good end, certainly if we stay in the Premier League, and he has made a big contribution to helping us."

Tugay Kerimoglu made 200 appearances for the Blackburn Rovers.