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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Galatasaray signed Misimovic and Insua

According to news that I been getting Istanbul Giants , Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce is on the move in the last day of the transfer market!

Galatasaray seal Misimovic, Insua deals......

Bosnian attacking midfielder Zvjezdan Misimovic, Argentinean left back Emiliano Insua came to Istanbul on Monday night.

And signed with Galatasaray after medical check ups on Tuesday....

Munich-born Misimovic has spent his career in the Bundesliga and played for Bayern

Munich, Bochum and Nuremberg before rising to stardom at Wolfsburg and helping the

team win its first-ever league title in 2009.

Another deal that would see Liverpool left back Insua loaned to Galatasaray

Despite being a Liverpool player since 2007, Insua only started to take a regular

role at the Premier League club last year. However, coach Roy Hodgson apparently did

not consider him a part of the team, as evidenced by his interest in Fulham left back

Paul Konchesky.

Galatasaray signed a four year deal with Zvjezdan Misimovic and signed Emiliano Insua for one year on loan and option to buy .

Galatasaray also looking at goalkeeper from Esponyola team keeper Carlos Kameni from Cameroon.


Fenerbahce team is tring to sign Everton's Nijarian defender Joseph Yobo on a loan deal...

Besiktas is making a last minute move on Tottenham's Robbie Keane ....

Sunday, August 29, 2010

WEEK 3, REVIEW

After disaster scores in the UEFA matches, it was a good Sunday for Galatasaray and Fenerbahce!

Galatasaray and Fenerbhace won their match along with Besiktas on Sunday...

Besiktas won in away watch against Karabukspor in Karabuk 1-4..

Ricardo Quaresma scored for the fourth time in his last six matches ....

Karabuk brand new team in the League but could hurt a lot of team in the later matches...

They have a player name Emmanuel Emenike, who is very fast, He could score a lot of goals in this league!
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Fenerbahce beat Manisaspor 4-2 at home with no fans in the stand...

This was the second match that Fenerbahce played in front of no fans because of TFF's punishment to Fenerbahce!.


Again, This rule has to change it is stupid and it is absurd.....


After losing all of the hopes in the Europe, Fenerbahce's only goal now is the Turkish Super League...
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Galatasaray win!


Galatasaray the team who has lost their two matches in the league won today in Eskisehir, Turkey.


Galatasaray beat Eskisehirspor in Eskisehir 1-3 .

This was very important win for Galatasaray team and Frank Rijkaard!

They earned their first three points in the league in the third week...

But, problems still there for Rijkaard and Galatasaray team, just like Fenerbahce and Aykut Kocaman!


A win this weekend will not stop critics to stop talking about them!


Bursaspor keep perfect record ...

The only team who will represent Turkey in the Champions league, Bursaspor earned another three points, with a 0-2 win at Sivasspor.


Bursaspor will face Manchester United, Valencia and Rangers in the UEFA's Champions League...


Bursaspor, With nine points from their first three games, Bursaspor have yet to concede their first goal of the season.

They are the only team that has not allowed any goals.....

Another team in that is having great start in the Turkish Super League, Trabzonspor after saying goodbye to UEFA tournament after losing to Liverpool will play on Monday night in Antalya, against Antalyaspor.

Antalya does not have any points in the league , yet!

A win will keep them on top with Bursaspor in the Turkish Super League at the end of Third week...



GOOD ,,,,BAD ...AND UGLY.... IN THE TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE.....


GOOD...

Galatasaray winning their first match after three matches....


BAD.......

NOT HAVING FANS IN THE FENERBAHCE STADIUM STANDS, BECAUSE OF TFF'S STUPID RULE OF FINE!


UGLY...............

* IN THE BUYUKSEHIR V KASIMPASA MATCH THERE WAS ONLY 116 FANS IN THE STADIUM......


*ESKISEHIRSPOR FANS SWEARING TO THEIR COACH!

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Here is the result from third weekend...

27 Aug 2010

FT Ankaragucu 1 : 1 Kayserispor
FT Gaziantepspor 2 : 2 Konyaspor

28 Aug 2010
FT Bucaspor 3 : 1 Genclerbirligi
FT Buyuksehir 3 : 1 Kasimpasa
FT Sivasspor 0 : 2 Bursaspor

29 Aug 2010
FT Eskisehirspor 1 : 3 Galatasaray
FT Fenerbahce 4 : 2 Manisaspor
FT Karabukspor 1 : 4 Besiktas

30 Aug 2010
20:00 CET Antalyaspor Trabzonspor

Thursday, August 26, 2010

BURSASPOR IN GROUP C WITH MAN U

Turkey's only team Bursaspor will play in the Group C in the UEFA Champions League with big names ..

Bursaspor will face Manchester United, Valencia and Rangers...

It will be though task for Turkey's Champs...

Besiktas signs two-year deal with Aurelio


Besiktas has said it had signed a two-year contract with Real Betis player Mehmet Aurelio.

The club officials said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday that it had agreed with the 33 year-old naturalized Turkish midfielder for 750 thousand euros for a year plus 25 thousand euros for every match he plays.

Besiktas said it would not pay any additional charges to Real Betis for the annulment of Aurelio's contract with the Spanish team.

Aurelio on Wednesday joined with the team in Finland, where Besiktas was set to play a return game against HJK Helsinki in the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League.

Aurelio played for Trabzonspor between 2001 and 2003 and for Fenerbahce between 2003 and 2008.

He made his debut for Turkish national squad in August 2006 against Luxembourg. He was a regular for Fatih Terim's side during their Euro 2008 qualification campaign, starting 11 of the 12 games.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"DO OR DIE" FOR TURKISH TEAMS IN THE UEFA

Trabzonspor, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce on the verge of saying goodbye to European competitions....

Besiktas is the only team who has one foot in the Euro League groups out of four...


Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor should have a perfect win if they want to move to group stages,,,,

The most important match in Turkey will take pace in Trabzon..

Trabzonspor will take on world famous Liverpool at Avni Aker Stadium...

Trabzonspor is of the best teams in Turkey and sits on top of the SPOR TOTO Super League!


Trabzonspor will have the 12th man in the stands...

That will be huge factor in this match....

Under- pressure Liverpool, is missing captain Steven Gerrard and striker Fernando Torres...

Trabzonspor defense and the young skipper Onur Kivrak, has to have a perfect match.

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Fenerbahce will take on Greek team PAOK in Istanbul on Thursday in return match of the UEFA Europa League play-off.

PAOK defeated Fenerbahce 1-0 on August 19 in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League play-off in Thessaloniki.


Fnerbahce lost their league match to Trabzonspor in Trabzon on Monday...

And They are still having issues on defense and in the goal..

Against Trabzonspor, third string keeper Mert was in the goal for Fnerbahce...

Although he saved a penalty kick in Trabzon match he is inexperience young keeeper,,,

If Volkan does not play that could spell danger for Aykut Kocaman's Fenerbahce!

Like Trabzonspor, Fnerbace should beat PAOK with perfect score...

Semih Senturk is in juried, He will probably won t play in this match too...


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Galatasaray soccer will face on Thursday Ukraine's Karpaty Lviv in UEFA Europa League play-off round in Lviv.

Galatasaray drew 2-2 with Ukraine's Karpaty at its home in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League play-off round on August 19.

A loss , could spell resignation for under -pressure and under-fire dutch coach Frank Rijkaard...

Galatasaray started the worst season in the Turkish Super League.....

They have lost their two matches and they are in the rock bottom.

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Besiktas will take on Finland's HJK Helsinki in return match in the playy-off round of the UEFA Europa League in Finland.

Besiktas defeated Finland's HJK Helsinki 2-0 in the first leg of the playoff round of the UEFA Europa League in Istanbul on August 17.

Besiktas is the only team who has one foot in the group stages with this score...

WHY ROBINHO SNUB TURKISH TEAMS?


So,Robinho has rejected a move to Turkey!


First Besiktas than Fenerbahce offered him pretty good money...

26-year-old said Robinho said : 'With all due respect to Turkish football, I'm not going to play there right now.



I wonder , over the weekend, talking to his friend , had anything to do with his decision?


Lately, Brazilian players are under a lot of pressure playing in Turkey!


Another factor, Robinho still young and only 26 years old...


His friend Elano, probably gave him pretty good idea about Turkey and Turkish football that is why he said, 'With all due respect to Turkish football, I'm not going to play there right now. "

With this comment, he left a open door for him to play in Turkey, in the later years of his football career!

So, this was clear snubbing job by Robinho to Turkish Teams!

Monday, August 23, 2010

TRABZONSPOR BEAT FENERBAHCE 3-2!

TRABZONSPOR BEAT FENERBAHCE 3-2!

WORST START EVER FOR GALATASARAY!


Frank Rijkaard with Ahmet B Turgut-2003




Turkish Spor Toto Super League begin only two weeks a go and Turkish Giants Galatasaray , hit rock bottom!

They are in the second from bottom of the Turkish Spor Toto Super League at the end of second week!


This is the worst start for Frank Rijkkard's Galatasaray.......


Galatasaray lost their second match in a row, suffering a 0-2 home defeat by Bursaspor.

The Turkish press after this disaster start wants Frank Rijkaard's head!

They want him to be sacked and Fatih Terim to come back to coach the team...

How absurd and stupid is that.....'

With this in the defending champs Bursaspor is back at on top of the Turkish Spor Toto Super League.

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Besiktas crash at home................


Besiktas suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday.

New German Besiktaş coach Bernd Schuster, not knowing the Turkish Super Leagu teams just yet mad a huge mistake and went all out with attacking minded team..

The defense an Besiktas's rookie keeper Cenk Gonen, cost the match for the Besiktas!

Istanbul BB, in the second half killed Besiktas with counter attack goals and Besiktas reject Ibrahim Akin....


This loss should be a wake up call for Schuster and Besiktas.....


In the other matches on Friday ,Saturday and Sunday .....

Konyaspor beat Eskisehirspor 2-1,Kayserispor won against Karabükspor at home 1-0//

Antalyaspor and Sivasspor played for 1-1 draw in Antalya...


Manisaspor lost at home against Ankaragucu at home 0-3 and Genclerbirligi got a draw in Gaziantep with 0-0 score against Gaziantepspor.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.....

The match of the second week will be played between Trbzomspor and Fenerbahce in Trabzon on Monday Night.

The winner will make it two out of two in the league will share the lead with Bursaspor...

Both of these teams will play their second leg match in the Euro League play-off match on Thursday. Trabzonspor will face Liverpool at home and Fenerbahce will face rested Greek team PAOK in Istanbul.

While Liverpool plays a league match on Monday , Fenerbahce's opponent PAOK will wait Thursday

Also on Monday Night, Kasimpasa will face Bucaspor in Istanbul.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

COULD TRABZONSPOR DO IT AGAIN?



Three teams from Turkey, Galatasaray,Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor are going to play their first leg match in the UEFA Europa League play-off round , on Thursday.

Out of three Trabzonspor team will have the world's attention because they will face the world class team, Liverpool.


Liverpool, just like Fenerbahce , missed the chance to play in the Champions League..

The last time two team met it was 34 years ago...

In the first match, than, Trabzonspor the Cinderella team pulled the upset and beat Liverpool Anfield Road stadium!

In that match , now the coach of the Trabzonspor and Former Turkish National team coach Senol Gunes was in goal for Trabzonspor.

That time, coach of the Trabzonspor was Ahmet Suat Ozyazici now Senol Gunes's Technical Advisor....





(Trabzonspor Team Chairman Sadri Sener ,Technical Advisor Ahmet Suat Ozyazici(coach of 1976 Trabzonspor Team) and coach Senol Gunes in the Anfiled Road Stadium)


It is so coincidence that Senol Gunes's career turn around with Trabzonspor, again!


Actually forgotten Senol Gunes was remembered by Trabzonspor and pulled away from his coaching job in the South Korea to coach to Trabzonspor in the late part of the last season!


He finally got the attention from his home town team ..........

His coming back to Trabzon was little late but well deserved!

That Senol Gunes, after winning the Turkish Cup, earned to play in the UEFA Europa League play-off round.

Who would thought, Senol Gunes will be the coach of Trabzonspor and they will face World class Liverpool again, after 34 years?


That is why this is got to be so special for Senol Gunes...


This does not happened all the time!

But, Trabzonspor lost to second leg match to Liverpool at home with 0-3 score...

34 years ago Things were much different in Trabzon and Turkey!

Then, Trabzonspor played most of their matches on the dirt fields....

They did not have grass fields!

A lot of things has changed since than......

Trabzonspor knows that the task is a difficult this time,,,,

Liverpool may be arguably the most difficult opponent in the Europa League playoff but Trabzonspor has established a good team under Senol Gunes.

They have a lot of good talents on the team......

My only worry with Trabzonspor is their young keeper Onur Kivrak!

This is going to be his biggest match in his career ....

He is good keeper but, can he handle the pressure of Anfield Road stadium?

That is the biggest question mark.....

If Trabzonspor wants to win or draw this match Onur Kivrak should play flawlessly.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"BESIKTAS HAS ONE FOOT IN"






Turkey's star studded team Besiktas beat HJK Helsinki with 2-0 score in the first leg of their Europa League ties.

Besiktas had started 8 foreign players in this match!

There were only Turkish players on the first eleven.....



Goals from Roberto Hilbert and Ricardo Quaresma(q7) gave Besiktas an advantage heading into next week's second leg of their Europa League play-off against HJK Helsinki.


German Hilbert opened the scoring in the 35th minute and Portuguese international Quaresma followed up with a crucial second midway through the second half to wrap up a 2-0 win.


After the match , Besiktas coach Schuster said , "we could say we have the one foot in the Euro League"



Statidum: BJK Inonu

Referees: Ovidiu Alin Hategan, Octavian Sovre, Miklos Istvan Nagy (Romania)

Besiktas: Cenk, Ekrem, Zapotocny, Ferrari, Ismail, Hilbert, Tabata (min. 70 Necip), Ernst, Guti, Quaresma (min. 88 Nihat), Bobo (min. 82 Holosko)

HJK Helsinki: Wallen, Scapini, Magnusson, Ojala, Kansikas, Sorsa, Mattia (min. 75 Karkkaihen), Fowler, Bah, Westo (min. 69 Parikka), Pelvas (min. 46 Makela)
Scorers: Min. 35 Hilbert, min. 66 Quaresma (Besiktas)

Monday Recap....Defending Champs Bursaspor win!




Turkey's only team who will play in the UEFA's Champions League ,Bursaspor won their first match in the Turkish Super league .

The tittle defenders of Turkey won the match but could not hold on the lead...

Because they did not score many goals(4 Goal) like Fenerbahce...

The win was only with one goal against Newly promoted Konyaspor....

Sercan Yıldırım scored the only goal for Bursaspor!


A little note on Konyaspor...

Earlier in the week, before Bursaspor match, Konyaspor ripped, Goal keeper,DANNY Vukovic's contract and this news was big item in the foreign news agencies...

"Vukovic, 25, left the Mariners in June to take up a contract with Turkish Super League club Konyaspor. But Vukovic was informed last week his contract with the Turkish club had been terminated before it began"

DANNY Vukovic and his agent said , they will go to FIFA....

Also on Monday night,Kayserispor started their Turkish SPOR TOTO Super League season with a 2-0 away win over Istanbul BB at the Ataturk Stadium.

Second-half goals from Franco Cangele and Jonathan Santana were crucial for Kayserispor for the win.

At the end of the first week, Fenerbahce is on top with same three points but with more goal average!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Besiktas to host HJK Helsinki

Besiktas will host Finland's HJK Helsinki in the first leg of the playoff round of the UEFA Europa League in Istanbul on Tuesday.


The match will kick-off at 7:00 p.m. at Inonu Stadium in Istanbul. Romania's Odiviu Alin Hategan will referee the match.


HJK lost at home in the league to title rivals Honka on Saturday,

On the other hand Besiktas won their first league match in away......


Besiktas will be without Czech defender Tomas Sivok, who is out for two months after having knee surgery on Friday.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Recap....Fenerbahce win big,Trabzonspor also win





On Sunday, in the three matches that played, there were 9 goals scored ...

4 of them came by Fenerbhace......


Two of the Turkish Spor Toto Super League teams that will play in the Europian compition this coming week, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor won their match, in the first weekend.


Fenerbahce after losing to Young Boy's at home, was under a lot of pressure before the PAOK match, this coming Thursday.

They faced Antalyaspor at home with no spectators, in the stands.........

And they beat Antalyaspor with 4 goals...

Defender Lugano and Semih Senturk started the match all though they were not in good term with the team!

Fenerbahce coach Aykut Kocaman, knew, he was under the microscope, for this match ...

Semih Senturk(2) , Gokhan Gonul and Alex de Souza, scored for Fenerbahce team.


After the match, Fenerbhace coach said, they are focused to PAOK match..

He said, they are ready to take on PAOK of Greece, this Thursday in Greece..

Fenerbahce keeper Volkan Demirel, might not play against PAOK of Greece, due to injuries, he received in this match!


The team who will face Liverpool in the European competition , Trabzonspor, won their away match, in Ankara...

Trabzonspor beat Ankaragucu with two goals...

Colombian Teofilo Gutierrez and Umut Bulut scored for Trabzonspor in Ankara...

Also on Sunday, Leagues new team Karabukspor beat Manisaspor at home with the score of 2-1

Emmanuel Emenike and Anthony Seric scored for Karabuk while Manisaspor goal came by Kahe, in the last minutes of the match.

The Turkish SPOR TOTO Super League will resume on Monday with two mathes...

The defending Champs Bursaspor will be at home against Konyaspor and BuyukSehir will host Kayserispor in Istanbul at 20:00 CET time...

For now, Fenerbahce stands on top of the Turkish SPOR TOTO Super League with better goal average....

Mamadou Niang Joins Fenerbahce...



Finally, Fenerbhace's wishes came to end and they got Mamadou Niang from Olympique de Marseille .

The real question is, is Turkish Striker Semih Senturk, will leave the team, now?

Earlier in the week , Semih Senturk said, He will leave the team if Fenerbahce transfers Niang!

Marseille team announced, on their official website, the departure of Senegalese striker Mamadou Niang to Fenerbahce.


The 30-year-old Niang has committed his future to Fenerbahce after an estimated transfer fee of €8m was agreed by both clubs.

Niang scored 100 goals in five season with Marseille team in the Franch League...

According to reports ,Niang agreed on a 4-year deal, earning €480,000 per month and is said to have been awarded a €1m signing on fee.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday recap.....Besiktas win,Galatasaray lose!

Turkey's top league, Spor Toto Super league, started with four matches on Saturday and in those four matches there were only four goals scored.

In the early match Galatasaray started the match against Sivasspor good but finished bad!

On the other hand Besiktas the star studded black and white eagles, won in the away match with only one goal.


Besiktas's goal came in the beginning of the second half of the match by Bobo..
Former Real Madrid player Guti gave a beautiful pass to Bobo, as he got his first assist in the Turkish League.

He also received his first yellow card, in the match too........

Bucaspor were a man down for the last 14 minutes following a second yellow card for Ediz Bahtiyaroglu.

As I said , Galatasaray had a good start against Sivasspor in Sivas as Mustafa Sarp put Galatasaray ahead in the seventh minute, but Bruno Mbanangoye tied the match shortly before the break and Cihan Yilmaz scored the second and winning goal for Sivasspor.

Alos on Saturday, Eskisehirspor and Genclerbirligi played for nil nil draw and Gaziantepspor and Kasimpasa were also scorels in Gaziantep...

On Sunday there are three matches.... Fenerbahve will face Antalyaspor at home...

A little transfer note..... Fenerbahce signed Niang ...

Also on Sunday, Ankaragucu will face Trabzonspor and Karabukspor will be home against Manisaspor.

There will be two matches on Monday night too...

Defending Champions Bursaspor will be at home against Konyaspor and Buyuksehir will face Kayserispor in Istanbul.


Friday, August 13, 2010

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!...Turkey's Top League takes a start this weekend.



Well, Turkish Football or Turkish soccer fans get ready for the marathon in the Turkish "SPOR TOTO" Super League new season which will take off on this coming Saturday..

Istanbul's big three will have a strong compition this year again from Anatolian teams in the league...

Last season's defending champions Bursaspor and Trabzonspor, looks like will be contenders for the top spot, this year.

Also, Gazinatepsor , Eskisehirspor and Kayserispor will make a strong standing in the league along with other teams in the league....

Besiktas is the king of the transfer season in Turkey....

Besiktas transfered Star players like Guti (from Real Madrid),Portuguese Quaresma (from Inter) and the world known coach Germain Schuster.

Also, Fenerbhace signed Miroslav Stoch (Chelsea), and Ankaragucu signed Stanislav Sestak (Bochum ) and Robert Vittek (Lille ).

Kayserispor also signed Jonathan Santana from Paraguay...

The 53th season of Turkey's top league takes a start this weekend on Saturday..

Here is the transfer list for each team....

Ankaragucu
Midfielder Adem Kocak from Ankaraspor; Defender Muhammet Hanifi from Ankaraspor; Midfielder Ozgur Cek from Ankaraspor; Gabon forward Roguy Meye from Ankaraspor; Forward Teoman Safa Erkan from Ankaraspor; Liberian midfielder Theo Lewis Weeks from Ankaraspor; Slovakian goalkeeper Stefan Senecky from Ankaraspor; Defender Ediz Bahtiyaroglu on loan from Ankaraspor; Defender Aydin Toscali from Kayserispor; Defender Guven Varol from Manisaspor; Forward Turgut Sahin from Samsunspor; Polish defender Michal Zewlakow on a free transfer from Olympiakos; Slovakian forward Robert
Vittek (permanent signing) from Lille for a fee of €2.1m.

Antalyaspor
Croatian defender Ivan Radeljic from Genclerbirligi; Forward Kenan Ozer on a free transfer from Besiktas; Defender Deniz Baris on a free transfer from Fenerbahce.
Belediyespor
Swedish midfielder Samuel Holmen from Brondby.

Besiktas
Spanish midfielder Guti on a free transfer from Real Madrid; Australian defender Ersan Gulum on loan from Adanaspor; Goalkeeper Cenk Gonen from Denizlispor for a fee of €1m; German midfielder Roberto Hilbert on a free transfer from Stuttgart; Portuguese midfielder Ricardo Quaresma from Inter for a fee of €7.3m.

Bucaspor
Defender Koray Colgecen from Ankaragucu; Senegalese forward Moustapha Dabo from Al-Sailiya; Midfielder Onur Tuncer from Boluspor; Angolan forward Manucho on loan from Valladolid; Midfielder Oguz Basaran from Darica; Midfielder Aydin Karabulut on loan from Ankaraspor; Forward Emre Aktas from Adanaspor.

Bursaspor
Argentinean forward Leonel Jorge Nunez from Independiente; Serbian defender Milan Stepanov from Porto; Argentinean forward Damian Steiner from Racing Avellaneda; Argentinean midfielder Federico Insua from America.

Eskisehirspor
Brazilian defender Diego Angelo on loan from Genoa; Brazilian defender Bruno Bertucci from Corinthians; Chilean midfielder Rodrigo Tello from Besiktas; Midfielder Burhan Eser from Genclerbirligi; Forward Emre Aygun from Ankaragucu; Portuguese midfielder Pele from Porto for a fee of €0.4m; Forward Batuhan Karadeniz from Besiktas for a fee of €2.1m.

Fenerbahce
French forward Issiar Dia from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of €6.5m; Midfielder Caner Erkin from CSKA Moscow for a fee of €2m; Defender Ilhan Eker from Genclerbirligi; Slovakian midfielder Miroslav Stoch from Chelsea for a fee of €5.5m.

Galatasaray
Colombian forward Juan Pablo Pino from Monaco for a fee of €3m; Albanian midfielder Lorik Cana from Sunderland for a fee of €6m; Defender Caglar Birinci from Denizlispor for a fee of €1.5m; Defender Ali Turan from Kayserispor; Forward Mehmet Batdal from Bucaspor; Midfielder Serdar Ozkan from Besiktas.

Gaziantepspor
Defender Suleyman Ozdamar from Altay; Forward Mehmet Yilmaz from Eskisehirspor.

Genclerbirligi
Scottish midfielder Michael Stewart on a free transfer from Hearts; English forward Billy Mehmet on a free transfer from St. Mirren; Bosnia-Herzegovnian forward Ermin Zec from Sibenik for a fee of €2m; German forward Mehmet Akgun from Willem II Tilburg.

Karabukspor
Forward Ilhan Parlak on loan from Ankaraspor.

Kasimpasaspor
Spanish defender Fernando Varela from Mallorca.

Kayserispor
Argentinean midfielder Jonathan Santana from Wolfsburg for a fee of €0.6m.

Konyaspor
Slovakian forward Ivan Lietava from Zilina; Slovakian midfielder Peter Grajciar from Slavia Prague; Goalkeeper Ercument Kafkasyali from Genclerbirligi; Forward Aykut Ozturk from Wehen Wiesbaden.

Manisaspor
Midfielder Ahmet Ilhan Ozek from Bozuyukspor; Midfielder Omer Aysan Baris from Trabzonspor.

Sivaspor
Bosnia-Herzegovnian goalkeeper Sead Ramovic from Tromso.

Trabzonspor
Brazilian forward Jaja from Metalist Kharkiv for a fee of €4.2m; Midfielder Baris Atas from Diyarbakirspor; Polish defender Arkadiusz Glowacki from Wisla Krakow for a fee of €1m; Goalkeeper Bora Sevim from Belediyespor.

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The most expensive transfers

date
Jun '10 Ricardo Quaresma Besiktas Inter 7.3
Jul '10 Issiar Dia Fenerbahce Nancy-Lorraine 6.5
Jul '10 Lorik Cana Galatasaray Sunderland 6
Jun '10 Miroslav Stoch Fenerbahce Chelsea 5.5
Aug '10 Jaja Trabzonspor Metalist Kharkiv 4.2



Who will win the title?

Well, Istanbul giants will have a though ride this year too..

After Bursaspor winning the Championship last season , Trabzonspor looks like a better team in the league this year...

But, with flash transfers, Besktas is the heavy contender in the league this season!

Frank Rijkaard's Galatasaray and Aykut Kocaman's Fenerbahce has not establish a good team just yet!

They are still in process of getting players while the other already done that!


Here is the Super League schedule for week one....

SATURDAY 14 AUGUST 2010

Gaziantepspor v Kasimpasa

Sivasspor v GALATASARAY


Eskisehirspor v Genclerbirligi

Bucaspor v Besiktas

SUNDAY 15 AUGUST 2010

Fenerbahce v Medical Park Antalyaspor

Ankaragucu v Trabzonspor

KDC Karabukspor v Manisaspor

MONDAY 16 AUGUST 2010

B.Ş. Belediyespor v Kayserispor

Bursaspor v Konyaspor

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Turkey beats Romania 2-0 with Guus Hiddink!



Guus Hiddink made a winning debut as Turkey coach on Wednesday, leading his team to a 2-0 victory over Romania in an international friendly.
Emre Belozoglu scored from a penalty kick in the 82nd minute, and Arda Turan extended the lead four minutes later.

"We have to improve in certain aspects of the game, but the second goal was a beauty," Hiddink told Kanalturk television.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A NEW NAME SPONSOR FOR TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE!

Well, we have to get use to this name from now on....

"SPOR TOTO TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE!"


It is the state-run(Turkish Government) sports betting company....

Very nice......

Now, we have a betting company runs by the Government is going to sponsor the Turkey's top league!


People will bet more now since the name of the Turkish Super League is sponsored by Betting company called "SPOR -TOTO"


The betting company commercials were all over the radios and TV's and news papers now we will say their name every time when we talk about Turkish Super league...

But, I guess money talks.................



How absurd is that?


Spor Toto has been awarded naming rights for the Turkey’s top football leagues starting from the 2010-2011 season.

The deal will cost Spor Toto $125 million...

They will will acquire the naming rights for the Super League, League Two and League Three for the next five years.


Turkcell had been the main sponsor of the Super League for five years,

On the other hand Turkish Super League will start this weekend ,,,

Here is the Super League schedule for week one....

SATURDAY 14 AUGUST 2010

Gaziantepspor v Kasimpasa

Sivasspor v GALATASARAY


Eskisehirspor v Genclerbirligi

Bucaspor v Besiktas

SUNDAY 15 AUGUST 2010

Fenerbahce v Medical Park Antalyaspor

Ankaragucu v Trabzonspor

KDC Karabukspor v Manisaspor

MONDAY 16 AUGUST 2010

B.Ş. Belediyespor v Kayserispor

Bursaspor v Konyaspor

Saturday, August 7, 2010

TURKEY'S SUPER CUP GOES TO TRABZONSPOR!




Turkish Cup winners Trabzonspor beat Turkish Turkcell Super League Champions Bursaspor in the Turkey Super Cup match 3-0 at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Turkey.

All three goals scored by Gutierrez .......


Stadium: Ataturk Olympic

Referees: Kuddusi Muftuoglu, Baki Tuncay Akkın, Nihat Mızrak

Bursasspor : Ivankov, Ali, Umar, Ibrahim (min. 75 Serdar), Vederson, David, Kirita (min. 46 Bekir Ozan), Batalla (min. 63 Sercan), Ergiç, Ozan, Turgay

Trabzonspor: Onur , Serkan, Glowacki, Egemen, Cale, Burak (min. 66 Yattara), Selcuk, Ceyhun, Colman, Alanzinho (min. 79 Baris Ates ), Teofilo (min. 90 3 Giray?)

Goals: Min. 55, Min. And 61 min. 72 Teofilo (Trabzonspor)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Turkey squad for Romania friendly!

Turkish national team's 23-man squad for the upcoming friendly match against Romania on 11 August 2010 has been announced today.

Turkey squad will start gathering in İstanbul Swissotel starting from 17.00 on 8 August Sunday. Turkey will make their first training session at Beşiktaş İnönü Stadium the following day on 19.00. First 30 minutes of the practice will be open to media.

Turkey Head Coach Guus Hiddink, will hold a press conference on 10 August Tuesday at 15.00 in Swissotel. Two players will accompany the Dutch coach in this activity. Turkey will finalize their preparations for the game with a training that will take place at Ali Sami Yen Stadium at 19.00. Media will be able to follow 30 minutes of the practice.

Turkey - Romania friendly will be played at Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium and kick-off time is set as 21.15. The game will be broadcasted live by "Kanaltürk".

Turkey - Romania match will be officiated by Milorad Mazic from Serbian Football Federation. Mazic's assistants will be Igor Radojcic and Nikola Tomicic, while Turkish referee Halis Özkahya will be the fourth official.

Turkey squad consists of the following players:


GOALKEEPERS


1-

VOLKAN DEMİREL

FENERBAHÇE

2-

HAKAN ARIKAN

BEŞİKTAŞ A.Ş.

3-

ONUR RECEP KIVRAK

TRABZONSPOR


DEFENDERS


4-

GÖKHAN GÖNÜL

FENERBAHÇE

5-

SABRİ SARIOĞLU

GALATASARAY A.Ş

6-

GÖKHAN ZAN

GALATASARAY A.Ş

7-

SERVET ÇETİN

GALATASARAY A.Ş

8-

İBRAHİM KAŞ

GETAFE

9-

HAKAN KADİR BALTA

GALATASARAY A.Ş

10

İSMAİL KÖYBAŞI

BEŞİKTAŞ A.Ş.


MIDFIELDERS


11-

MEHMET AURELIO

REAL BETİS

12-

SELÇUK ŞAHİN

FENERBAHÇE

13-

EMRE BELÖZOĞLU

FENERBAHÇE

14-

NURİ ŞAHİN

B. DORTMUND

15-

KAZIM KAZIM

FENERBAHÇE

16-

HAMİT ALTINTOP

BAYERN MÜNİH

17-

ARDA TURAN

GALATASARAY A.Ş

18-

OZAN İPEK

BURSASPOR


FORWARDS

19-

MEVLÜT ERDİNÇ

PSG

20-

HALİL ALTINTOP

E. FRANKFURT

21-

TUNCAY ŞANLI

STOKE CITY

22-

SERCAN YILDIRIM

BURSASPOR

23-

NİHAT KAHVECİ

BEŞİKTAŞ A.Ş

Source: TFF

UEFA DRAW FOR TURKISH TEAMS!

Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Trabzonspor and Besiktas -- were picked against strong opposition in the UEFA Europa League playoffs after the draw was made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.


Galatasaray were drawn with Ukraine's Karpaty Lviv in UEFA Europa League play-off round, while another Turkish team Trabzonspor must overcome England's Liverpool to advance to group stage.

Four Turkish teams are competing in Europa League play-offs.

Following the UEFA Europe League play-off round draw made in Switzerland, Besiktas were paired with Finland's HJK Helsinki.

Fenerbahce, who were eliminated by Swiss Young Boys in UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, will face Greece's PAOK in Europe League play-offs.

First legs will be played on August 19 and return matches will be played on August 26.

GALATASARAY AND BESIKTAS GOES THROUGH!

NIGHT OF VICTORY..................

An excellent result from Galatasaray and Besiktas of Turkey. Galatasaray defeated Serbia's OFK Belgrade 5-1 in an away game in the Europa League 3rd qualifying round second leg. Galatasaray drew 2-2 with OFK Belgrade in the first match in Istanbul. Galatasaray qualified for play-off.

Turkish soccer team Besiktas defeated Czech Viktoria Plzen 3-0 in the second leg of the Europa League third qualifying round in Istanbul on Thursday. BeSiktaş qualified for the play-off.

Galatasaray defeated Serbia's OFK Belgrad 5-1 in an away game in the Europa League 3rd qualifying round second leg.

Galatasaray qualified for play-off.

Stadium: Omladinski

Referees: Daniel Stalhammar, Henrik Andren, Per Brogevik (Sweden)

OFK Belgrad: Saranov, Petkovic, Rodic, Kecojevic, Nikolic, Trivunovic, Markovic, Kristic (min. 59 Sindjic), Simic, Zeravica (min. 75 Filipovic), Milic (min. 75 Injac)

Galatasaray: Aykut, Sabri, Neill, Servet, Hakan, Cana, Ayhan, Serdar Ozkan (min. 61 Pino), Mustafa, Arda (min. 82 Ali Turan), Kewell (min. 72 Mehmet Batdal)

Scorers: min. 12 Mustafa, min. 22 and 57 (penalty) Kewell, min. 71 Arda, min. 81 Mehmet Batdal (Galatasaray), min. 32 Nikolic (OFK Belgrad)

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Besiktas defeated Czech Viktoria Plzen 3-0 in the second leg of the Europa League third qualifying round in Istanbul on Thursday.

Besiktas qualified for play-off.

Stadium: BJK Inonu

Referees: Jerome Efong Nzolo, Joel De Bruyn, Michael Gerard (Belgium)

Besiktas: Hakan, Erhan, Zapotocny, Ibrahim Toraman (min. 46 Ferrari), Ibrahim Uzulmez, Quaresma, Ernst, Necip, Holosko, Delgado (min. 60 Tabata), Bobo (min. 68 Nihat)

Viktoria Plzen: Krbecek, Rajtoral, Navratil, Bystron, Limbersky, Horvath (min. 83 Rydel), Rada, Jiracek, Petrzela (min. 76 Aruska), Kolar (min. 75 Hajovsky), Rezek

Scorers: min. 39 Quaresma, min. 57 Delgado, min. 71 Holosko (Besiktas)

Red cards: min. 32 Navratil, min. 52 Limbersky (Viktoria Plzen)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

EUROPEAN CL DREAMS ARE OVER FOR FENERBAHCE!

This has to be the biggest flop in the Fenerbahce history!

Ever since Brazilain legend Zico took Fenerbahce to high places in the UEFA Champions League , Fenerbahce has been on down fall in the European Leagues, thanks to stupid mistakes by Fenerbahce Board of directors and the CEO of Fenerbahce.

The season ended for Fenerbahce before it started....


Fenerbahce was eliminated from the UEFA European Champions League after being beaten by Swiss team Young Boys 1-0.

The Turkish media's pretty boy, coach Aykut Kocaman, is a bust for Fenerbahce in my opinion...

Fenerbahce team was way way to late in getting new players to the team...

And the man who has not coached in two years and has not coached big clubs Aykut Kocaman was wrong choice for Fenerbahce as a coach...

But, Some people in the Turkish Media,( Radio, TV and Print ) gave a lot of support to Kocaman to be the next coach of Fenerbahce while Daum was coaching Fenerbahce.

Let me go on the record to say, they are the ones that forced Daum, out of his coaching job ...

So what happened now!.......

Turkish Media...you're the ones that supported him, on the radio, TV and the news papers!

Your man, Aykut Kocaman flunked ..........

This is a disaster for Fnerbahce Club ..........

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Galatasaray to play against Serbia's OFK Belgrad

Galatasaray will play against Serbia's OFK Belgrad in UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg in Belgrade on Thursday.

Daniel Stalhammar of Sweden will referee the match which will kick-off at 18:00 Turkish time at Omladinski Stadium in Belgrade on Thursday.

Galatasaray drew 2-2 with OFK Belgrad in the first leg on July 29 at Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Istanbul.


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Besiktas suspends deal with Tomas Sivok of Czech Republic, after injury.....

Besiktas has suspended its contract with Tomas Sivok of Czech Republic till January 31, 2011.

The 27-year-old midfielder was injured during exercises earlier this week. His injury will suspend him from fields for about six months.

Sivok joined Besiktas from the Italian soccer club Udinese in May 2008.