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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

TURKEY'S U-16 NATIONAL TEAM WILL COMPETE IN US SOCCER SHOWCASE

TURKEY'S U-16 NATIONAL TEAM IN 2011 NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES...

Turkish National U-16 team will compete in 2011 Nike International Friendlies in Sarasota,Florida .

Over 15 thousand people are expected to attend . Four national teams; France, Turkey, Brazil and the United States will be participating and all games are free and open to the public.

In addition 160 other teams will be playing over the course of 5 days. Several of the games will be televised.



All 78 Development Academy Clubs in the United States will play three Non-Conference Games from Dec. 2-6..

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team, whose current roster features 24 players representing Academy clubs, will face off against Brazil, France and Turkey during the Nike International Friendlies from Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

Turkey's U-16 will face Brazil on Wednesday, November 30th at 2 pm ET.

Wednesday, November 30:
Brazil vs. Turkey at 2pm
USA vs. France at 5pm

Friday, December 2:
France vs. Brazil at 2pm
USA vs. Turkey at 5pm

Sunday, December 4
Turkey vs. France at 2pm
USA vs. Brazil is at 5pm

Turkey U-16 Roster....

Anıl DEMİR
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.

Ramazan CİVELEK
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.

Aziz CEYLAN
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.

Mehdi AKGÜL
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.

Umut Can İNCE
Beşiktaş A.Ş.

Muhammet Raşit ŞAHİNGÖZ
Beşiktaş A.Ş.

Mustafa Batuhan ALTINTAŞ
Bursaspor

Berk YILDIZ
Galatasaray A.Ş.

Mahmuthan Samet ACAR
Bucaspor

Melih Can YAĞCI
Bucaspor

Yusuf Selim ŞAHİN
Bucaspor

Alim HARLAK Bucaspor

Mehmet Göktüğ BAKIRBAŞ
Göztepe A.Ş.

Safa ALTUNTAŞ
Altay

Cahit Enis KATİPOĞLU
Altay

İsmail KÖSE
Turgutluspor

Serdar BİNGÖL
Borussia Dortmund

Anıl ÇAPKIN
1. FC Köln

Semih İŞLEMECİOGLU
HSV Hamburg

Mert ÖZTÜRK
VFB Stuttgart

Monday, November 28, 2011

TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE WRAP: CONGESTION ON TOP!

MANISASPOR KEEPER ILKER AVCIBAY.....

Before the week 12 , started, I have mentioned that week 12, will be wide open for surprise scores and results before the weekend matches!

On Friday, The top team in Turkey, Fenerbahce, had a chance to open the gap with a win but they draw against Genclerbirligi.

Although they draw in Ankara they still hold on the first place in Turkey at the end of week 12.

Week 12, was good for Besiktas and disappointed for Trabzonspor!

Before the week 12 matches, Trabzonspor was on second place, but finished on sixth place at the end of week 12, after losing at home ,against Besiktas.0-1

The only gaol in this match came by Penalty kick by Q7(Quaresma)
Trabzonspor’s Czech defender Ondrej Celustka brought down Mustafa Pekdemek in the box, in the 79th minute..

Referee Firat Aydinus showed red card to Celustka, that was little harsh....

This match and this win, was more than three points for Besiktas!

They stayed in the chase and and they moved on top of Trabzonspor....

A loss would have kept them from top and at 18 points!

Instead, with 21 points they are with in reach of second place this coming weekend..

On the other hand, Trabzonspor could capture the second place in week 13, by beating Sivasspor at Sivas on Friday night....


Galatasaray actually capture the second place from Trabzonspor on Saturday after beating Sivasspor at home 2-1...


Galatasaray with 9 men beat Sivasspor after Engin and Elmander was rejected from the match..

Galatasaray just like Besiktas won a match meant more than three points!

Galatasaray captured the second place in th Turkish Super League...

When was the last time you saw Galatasaray in the second place?

It has been a long time!

But,Galatasaray still not functioning as a team yet....

Fenerbahce and Galatasaray team will have very though 5 matches in the league before the winter brake...


In the week 14, the derby match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray will be the hardest match for both team....

In the week 13, Fenerbahce will have rather easy match at home against Ankaragucu while Galatasaray will be in Ankara against Genclerbirligi...

The team who has not loss at home this season.....

Looking back at this past weekend except the match will play on Monday night Karabuk vs Bursa match, It was good week for Besiktas and Galatasaray!

CONGRATULATION TO MANISASPOR......

Last year the team who had a lot of problem paying his players and coaches Manisaspor is surprising everyone with their form in the Turkish Super League!

This past weekend they beat Kayserispor at home at captured the third place in the Turkish Super League......

In, the last six matches, they allowed only one goal in their goal!

Manisaspor keeper Ilker Avcibay is having fantastic season, so far...

Manisaspor earned 14 points in the last six matches.....

Ilker Avcibay along with Orduspor keeper are the only keepers allowed only 8 goals in the 13 weeks...


Monday night's match between Karabuk vs Bursaspor will be struggle for points too..

On week 13, the week will start at Friday with Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor match and end with Besiktas vs Orduspor match which will play in Izmir , because of suspension by TFF!

Fenerbahce will hold on the first place but the second place ,and third place, will be up for

grabs in the week 13!

Congestion on top of the Turkish Super League will go on next weekend too....


WEEK 12 RESULTS....

5 Nov 2011
FT Genclerbirligi 0 : 0 Fenerbahce
26 Nov 2011
FT Galatasaray 2 : 1 Sivasspor
FT Orduspor 0 : 1 Mersin
FT Samsunspor 1 : 0 Antalyaspor
27 Nov 2011
FT Buyuksehir 3 : 1 Gaziantepspor
FT Eskisehirspor 3 : 2 Ankaragucu
FT Manisaspor 1 : 0 Kayserispor
FT Trabzonspor 0 : 1 Besiktas
28 Nov 2011
19:00 CET Karabukspor 3-1 Bursaspor


WEEK 13.....

02 Dec 2011
19:00 CET Sivasspor ? : ? Trabzonspor
03 Dec 2011
12:00 CET Gaziantepspor ? : ? Samsunspor
15:00 CET Genclerbirligi ? : ? Galatasaray
18:00 CET Fenerbahce ? : ? Ankaragucu
04 Dec 2011
12:00 CET Antalyaspor ? : ? Karabukspor
12:00 CET Kayserispor ? : ? Buyuksehir
15:00 CET Mersin ? : ? Manisaspor
18:00 CET Bursaspor ? : ? Eskisehirspor
05 Dec 2011
19:00 CET Besiktas ? : ? Orduspor

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

GOLDEN GOAL BY HALIL ALTINTOP KEEPS TRABZONSPOR LIVE

Trabzonspor's Halil Altintop (L) celebrates with his team mates after scoring a goal against Inter Milan during their Champions League Group B. soccer match at Huseyin Avni Aker stadium in Trabzon,Turkey.

This has to be the one of the best match, Trabzonspor played at home in front of home crowd in the Champions League.

Even though Inter Milan scored first with Alverez, Trabzonspor came right back with Altintop(Goldenball)That is Halil Altintop brother of Hamit Altintop from Real Madrid!

Trabzonspor kept the presure in the second half and at one point wood works saved the day for Inter Milan....

Trabzonspor in second place ahead of final matches....

After the match ,Halil Altintop told STAR TV,"It wasn't important how the goal was scored or who scored it. It was important for Trabzonspor, that's why we are all very happy"

"We are satisfied with one point. I believe if we continue to work the way we did we will also get to the second round "

Halil Altintop also said, Trabzonspor was better team, despite Champions League inexperience ...

"Despite this being our first championship we are really playing a good championship season. I hope we will be in the Champions League in future seasons and we can gain more experience and I am sure we will be able to play better matches,"

"If we continue on this road I think we will get a good result at Lille and we will be the side that is smiling."


Trabzonspor have six points with their two rivals for second place on five going into next month's fixtures when the Turks visit French champions Lille while CSKA travel to Inter.

Inter Milan, already through to the Champions League, thanks to a 1-1 draw at Trabzon!

Inter Milan was lucky to get a draw in Trabzon!


Friday, November 18, 2011

BACK TO TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE

(AHMET B TURGUT )

After being disappointed with Turkish National team not making the party in Europe, Turkish football fans will focus the Turkish Super League once again...

The chaos in Turkish football since July of this year, did put a big damage on Turkish football and Turkish National team...

Delaying the league, players not being match fit and the most important of all, undisciplined

famous players receiving yellow cards, damaged and hurt,Turkey's chances to go to Euro 2012
finals!

It was not all Guus Hiddink's foult!

Anyway, this and Abdullah Avci's being a new coach for the Turkish National team is another subject for another time...

I would like to just say this, now....

Abdullah Avci, started his job with very shaky grounds,,,,

Choosing assistant(Okan Buruk) with no coaching experience and getting unknown goal keeper coach was very foolish...

Turkish Football Federation signed a contract with him until 2015...

But, a coach who never felt the pressure when he was coaching Istanbul Buyuksehir ,will feel the pressure from Turkish media and Turkish football fans.....

Coaching a team with no fan base and coaching junior level national team , will not be like coaching Turkish senior national team....

Because seventy million Turks will be on your back....

I wish him a lot of luck, but he has to prove him self......

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Turkish Super League week 11 is back and start on Friday with one match goes on Saturday and Sunday and ends on Monday night with one match....

The most important match will the derby match between Besiktas and Galatasaray ...

After both of the teams, missing out on capturing second place in the week 10, will face each other in a derby match in Besiktas's Inonu Stadium ..

Turkey'e top team Fenerbahce after their unbeaten streak came to end last weekend, will be in away match in Eskisehir..


On the other hand Trabzonspor who is on second with only two points behind will open the week 11 on Friday in Mersin....

With a win they could capture the first place on Friday night....


On Saturday, Fenerbahce has to win on the road in Eskisehir if they want to stay on top of the Turkish Super League...

There is a lot of interesting and very though matches this weekend...

Another week, with a lot of surprise scores could well be happening this weekend

11 WEEK:


18 Nov 2011
19:00 CET Mersin ? : ? Trabzonspor
19 Nov 2011
12:00 CET Ankaragucu ? : ? Karabukspor
15:00 CET Kayserispor ? : ? Orduspor
18:00 CET Fenerbahce ? : ? Eskisehirspor
20 Nov 2011
12:00 CET Antalyaspor ? : ? Buyuksehir
12:00 CET Sivasspor ? : ? Genclerbirligi
15:00 CET Gaziantepspor ? : ? Manisaspor
18:00 CET Besiktas ? : ? Galatasaray
21 Nov 2011
19:00 CET Bursaspor ? : ? Samsunspor

Thursday, November 17, 2011

HIDDINK OUT, AVCI IN , IN TURKEY!

NEW COACH ABDULLAH AVCI AND TURKISH FOOTBALL FA PRESIDENT M.ALI AYDINLAR AT THE CEREMONY.
PHOTO BY TFF

Abdullah Avci has been appointed new coach of the Turkish national team, replacing Guus Hiddink.

The Turkish football federation has appointed Abdullah Avci as Turkey coach.

The federation says it has signed an agreement with Avci until May 31, 2015.

The 48-year-old Belediyespor coach formerly managed the Turkey U-17 team, guiding it to fourth place at the world championships in 2004.

Turkey parted ways with Guus Hiddink on Wednesday following Turkey's failure to qualify for next year's European Championship.

Abdullah Avci after the announcement said, "I am very happy to have been given such an honor,"

Turkish Football Federation president Mehmet Ali Aydınlar said: "Mr. Avcı deserves this post as a UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner and FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-finalist and he got it. I believe he'll put his mark on many successes during his working term"

Born in 1963 in Istanbul, Abdullah Avcı played for Vefaspor, F. Karagümrük, Çaykur Rizespor, Kahramanmaraşspor, Bakırköyspor, Kasımpaşa, İstanbulspor AŞ, Küçükçekmecespor, Nişantaşıspor respectively and retired in 1999 at the club where he started football.

Avcı's coaching career began at İstanbulspor in 1999 before a spell as Galatasaray youth academy chief. He took over Turkey U17 team and in his first season secured victory at the 2005 European finals in Italy and reached the FIFA U-17 World Cup semis in Peru.

In August 2006 he moved to İstanbul BB, leading them to promotion in his first season and keeping them in the Super League ever since. Starting from 2006.


Source:TFF

Saturday, November 12, 2011

HIDDINK'S TURKEY CHOKED AT HOME AGAINST CROATIA !

Turkey's coach Guus Hiddink watches the game during the first leg of their Euro 2012 play-off qualifying soccer match with Croatia at Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo )


This was disaster and choking by whole Turkish National football team on Friday night in Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul, Turkey!.

No one could even imagine this score, even Croatia coach Slavan Bilic!

Just when the match started, in the second minute of the match, how could you let down!

Where is being focus and being alert on defense!

Where was the team discipline?

Al the trouble and let down in the team started with this...

Every player on the pitch, was shocked and lost their focus...

That was, no no .......

There was still 88 and plus minutes to play... but, Turkish National team players just did not act that way!

After Ivica Olic's second minute goal, Mario Mandzukic doubled the lead at the end of the first half of the match!


You figure, coming out of the locker rooms, you would see more hungry team, right?


Wrong, they were all demolished and distracted!

You would think,they would regrouped at half-time.....

In a "Do or Die" match... but, there was no dignity on the field.....

Croatia scored the third goal, six minutes in to the second half of the match!

Vedran Corluka hit a very good header to the upper left corner and scored Croatia's third goal..

Fans at the Turk Telekom Arena started the booed Guus Hiddink,keeper Volkan Demirel and the team!



Four of the Turkish National players getting yellow card showed there was no disipline on the field..

Starting from 64th minute to 87th minute , Hakan Balta, Emre Belozoglu, Sabri Sarioglu and Arda Turan,all received yellow cards!

That means these four players won't play in the second leg match on Tuesday!

Do you see the team discipline and players dignity playing in this very important match?

Turkish National team as a whole team from top to bottom choked on Friday night...

With the way they played and the dignity they showed on the field!

It was disaster for Turkey and revenge for Croatia .....

After the match everyone asked Guus Hiddink to resign!

They were even talking about new name for coaching job!

Rookie coach Abdullah Avci....

The man who has no international experience but only one year with Turkish U-17 National team!

And he is been at unpressurized job where he is the coach for Istanbul Municipality football team, Buyuksehir ...

The only team without a fan base in Turkey!

He is not the answer for this job ,at this moment,,,,,,


After the match Hiddink said, he was taking full responsibility but his players did not executed things properly!

Maybe Turkey does not need a world famous tactician coach,,,,

Maybe Turkey needs emotional coach from side lined would yell and shout, all the time!

Finally, when you take only two shots on goal in the whole match and on the other hand Croatia takes 10 shots on your goal..that sums up this first leg match!

Like, Hiddink said after the match, "It is almost impossible to qualify now"

Second leg match on Tuesday has no meaning for Turkey!

They have chocked in Istanbul and lost their creditability and pride....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CRUNCH TIME FOR TURKEY AS THEY MEET CROATIA IN ISTANBUL!

PHOTO BY TFF...


Call it revenge.....Call it rematch of the Euro 2008...

Call it crunch time for both teams.....

It is all about advancing to Euro 2012 at the end of the two leg play-off matches!

This two match series will be heart-stopping for both National team fans!

The first match in Istanbul on Friday night in Turkey ...

Second leg match will be in Croatia on Tuesday...

Turkish National team has to have a good score on Friday night...

I know Bilic and his boys, will be happy with a draw in Istanbul, Turkey...


Hiddink and his boys should start firm on defense and find the goals from counterattacks!


It is huge match for Turkey and Turkish fans....


Guus Hiddink will miss Nuri Sahin, who is recovering from a knee injury, on the other hand

Slaven Bilic’s team is also hit with injuries. Forward Mladen Petric, first-choice defender

Ivan Strini, and midfielder Niko Kranjcar are all out....

According to ESPN's Soccer Power Index considers this the closest of the four matchups,

as Turkey (ranked 28th) and Croatia (14th) are two of the four best teams in the playoffs. SPI

gives Croatia a narrow 56.1 percent edge to advance, though Turkey is a 45 percent favorite to

win the first leg, with Croatia given a 24.4 percent chance of winning that game.

Hiddink today at the press conference said "We are ready to give them a very hard night,"

Turkey's top goal scorer in the league, Burak Yilmaz was also attended the press conference with


his coach Hiddink and said "Playing at a EURO is a dream for any player and we all have a chance to make this come true."

The match will start at 14:05 ET, and ESPN3 will broadcast the match live...

In Turkey ,STAR TV will broadcast the match live...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

65th Birthday for Guus Hiddink!


Photos by TFF

Turkish National team players, surprised Turkish National team coach Guus Hiddink and gave a little birthday party and a cake!

Turkish National team has been camping at Swiss Hotel in Istanbul before the big show down against Crotia on Friday..

All the players, gave a very expensive pen to coach Guus Hiddink too.

After recieving the pen set, Hiddink said, he wants to write the story, if they go to EURO 2012, with that pen!



Turkish National team has beeen working out at Besiktas's Inonu Stadium which is very close to Swiss Hotel The Bosphorus...

National Team will practice on Wednesday and Thursday there and Hiddink and some players will hold a press conferense on Thursday too.

Thursday practice will be at Turk Telekom Stadium.....


On Friday, at 21.05 local Turkey time , Turkey will face Croatia in Turk Telekom's "Aslantepe" Stadium.




Friday, November 4, 2011

GUUS HIDDINK ANNOUNCED TURKEY SQUAD AGAINST CROTIA



Guus Hiddink coach of Turkish National team announced the Turkish National Team squad for Cratila play-off matches...

Turkey-Croatia EURO 2012 play-off match will be played at Türk Telekom Arena on Friday, November 11 and kick off at 21.05, local Turkey Time...


Croatia-Turkey EURO 2012 play-off second leg match will be played at Stadion Maksimir on Tuesday, November 15 and kick off at 20.05, local Croatia Time..




Turkey squad:....
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1-VOLKAN DEMİREL

FENERBAHÇE A.Ş.

2-TOLGA ZENGİN

TRABZONSPOR A.Ş.

3- SİNAN BOLAT

STANDARD LIEGE

4- GÖKHAN GÖNÜL

FENERBAHÇE A.Ş.

5-SABRİ SARIOĞLU

GALATASARAY A.Ş.

6- SERVET ÇETİN

GALATASARAY A.Ş.

7-ÖMER TOPRAK

BAYER 04 LEVERKUSEN

8- EGEMEN KORKMAZ

BEŞİKTAŞ A.Ş.

9-REMZİ GİRAY KAÇAR

TRABZONSPOR A.Ş.

10- HAKAN KADİR BALTA

GALATASARAY A.Ş.

11- İSMAİL KÖYBAŞI

BEŞİKTAŞ A.Ş.

12- HAMİT ALTINTOP

REAL MADRID

13- GÖKHAN TÖRE

HAMBURGER SV

14- SELÇUK ŞAHİN

FENERBAHÇE A.Ş.

15- MEHMET TOPAL

VALENCIA C.F.

16- EMRE BELÖZOĞLU

FENERBAHÇE A.Ş.

17- SELÇUK İNAN

GALATASARAY A.Ş.

18- CANER ERKİN

FENERBAHÇE A.Ş.

19- ARDA TURAN

CLUB ATLETICO DE MADRID

20- OZAN İPEK

BURSASPOR

21- BURAK YILMAZ

TRABZONSPOR A.Ş.

22- KAZIM KAZIM

GALATASARAY A.Ş.

23- UMUT BULUT

TOULOUSE FC

24- HALİL ALTINTOP

TRABZONSPOR A.Ş.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

BESIKTAS WIN IMPORTANT MATCH AGAINST DYNAMO KIEV

Photo by OSMAN ORSAL/REUTERS

Besiktas' Egemen Korkmaz (C), Fabian Ernst (R) and Thomas Sivok celebrate after scoring against Dynamo Kiev during their Europa League Group E soccer match at Inonu stadium in Istanbul,Turkey


It was a must win match for Besiktas and they did it.....

Besiktas surpass Dynamo Kiev into second place in Europa League Group E as Egeman Korkmaz's header midway through the second half earned them a 1-0 win in Istanbul.

Besiktas, won both their home games in the group to reach six points.

Kiev have slipped to third in the group with five points, Besiktas four behind grup leaders Stoke City who won 2-1 in away match against Maccabi Tel Aviv.


MATCH DETAILS...


Mehmet Aurelio fired over from 25 yards in the fourth minute for Besiktas and a 30-yard free-kick from Oleksandr Aliev whistled wide at the other end.

Hugo Almeida wasted a great chance for the hosts when he headed Roberto Hilbert's cross wide from six yards after 11 minutes.

Aurelio came close for a second time when his 25th-minute shot forced Dynamo goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy to parry, Ricardo Quaresma twice threatened a breakthrough.

Dynamo's Milos Ninkovic handled the ball on the Besiktas right and Simao's set-piece forced Kiev to concede a corner. Simao took it again , and he found the head of Korkmaz six yards out, who made no mistake and head the ball in to the net..1-0

Kiev tried to hit back immediately as Khacheridi headed wide Aliev's free-kick, and Sivok fired wide from a Simao free-kick in the 74th minute after a foul by Carlos Correa on Quaresma.

Kiev almost drew level with seven minutes left when Ninkovic headed over Aliev's inswinging corner from 12 yards, before kepeer Cenk Gonen kept Besiktas in front with a heroic series of saves in injury time.

First he parried away Aliev's header after Andriy Yarmolenko's corner was only partially cleared, before making quickfire blocks to deny Artem Milevskiy and Ayila Yussuf.

The final chance fell Aliev's way again, but once more Cenk Gonen was able to deny him as the match ended.

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Besiktas keeper Cenk Gonen,kept Basiktas in this match....

On December 1th ,Besiktas will travel to Israil to face Maccabi Tel-Aviv and in the last match, they will host Stoke city in Istabul on December 14th of this year....

That match should be the decider for the second place in the group E!


This was a huge win for Besiktas and Besiktas fans...

It was Egemen Korkmaz's birthday and he scored on his birthday!

He and Besiktas fans will never forget that....

Very Crucial match for Besiktas in the Europa League

BESIKTAS INONU STADIUM.....

IT is do or die for Besiktas if they want to stay alive in the group....

Victory would move Besiktas above their opponents into second in the table!

Since defeat in Kiev, Besiktas have drawn 2-2 with Turkish Super League leaders Fenerbahce and won 3-1 against Sivasspor to lie fourth in the table on 17 points, four behind Fenerbahce.


Following the win over Sivasspor, Besiktas coach Carvalhal said,"now, all our focus is on Thursday's Europa League game against Dynamo Kiev."

Carlos Carvalhal wants his team to come through a tough period of games with victory against Dynamo Kiev in Europa League Group E.

Dynamo have an unbeaten record in the group to preserve as they have drawn at home to Stoke and away to Maccabi Tel Aviv in their two other games before the home win over Besiktas last time out in the competition last month.

Besiktas have won three of their last four European home games, and have scored eight goals in the two most recent continental fixtures at the Inonu Stadium.


A win in Istanbul is a must for Besiktas on Thursday night.....



Group E
P Pts
1 Stoke 2 4
2 Beşiktaş 2 3
3 Dynamo Kyiv 2 2
4 M. Tel-Aviv 2 1

TRABZONSPOR DRAW WITH CSKA AT HOME 0-0

Trabzonspor, when they look back at the end of the group matches , they will probably say them selfs, why we couldn't beat 10 men CSKA at home!

But than, it will be little too late....

With a draw against CSKA Moscow, in Trabzon, they lost the huge advantage in the group!

CSKA was a man down after Seydou Doumbia was sent off in the 74th minute of the match...


Most important moments of the match were.......

Header by Trabzonspor defender Giray Kacar that hit the post. While CSKA midfielder Alan Dzagoev struck a long-range shot that was tipped away by goalkeeper Tolga Zengin.


Trabzonspor and CSKA Moscow both have five points, four back from leader Inter, which won 2-1 at home against Lille.

Next two matches will be very crucial for Trabzonspor they will face Lille in France and host Inter in Trabzon in the last match.

Trabzonspor and CSKA ,are four back from leader Inter, which won 2-1 at home against Lille.

Lille is only with two points in the group........


Burak Yilmaz, Trabzonspor's goal scoring machine could not inspire Trabzonspor to victory..

Yilmaz scored 11 goals of Trabzonspor 14 goal in the Turkish League this season.

My man of the match was Tolga Zengin...

Tolga Zengin, kept Trabzsonspor in the match...

After the match Trabzonspor coach Senaol Gunes was frustrated and said " We are trying to do all we can. Every team in this group is a contender: even Inter have no guarantees. We would like to defeat Inter here but we don't want to lose either. At worst we want to qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

After the match, Trabzonspor former coach Giray Bulak, on "Radyospor" sport radio said, "Trabzonspor couldn't build attacked from from wings and he said, he believes TRabzonspor will finish in second place in the group."

It will not be easy....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Very Important Match for Trabzonspor in the Champions League!


TRABZONSPOR AND TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE'S TOP SCORER BURAK YILMAZ

CSKA Moscow won over Trabzonspor by 3 goals in the last group match in Moscow ...

Now they will face Trabzonspor in Trabzon.....

Where for the first time, their scoring power Burak Yilmaz will take the pitch along with Halil Altintop!

It is very crucial match for Trabzonspor....

With a win they could luck a place in the Champions League next round!

Even a draw against CSKA Moscow will be okay in Trabzon, Tonight!

Dider Zakora in the midfield for Trabzonspor will be a key man .....

At home, Trabzonspor have lost only one of their last seven games in European competition (excl. qualifiers) (three wins, three draws).


On the other hand,CSKA have lost only one of their last six away games in European competition, qualifiers excluded (three wins, two draws).


Trabzonspor scoring power Burak Yilmaz,should make a difference in this match!

Burak Yilmaz had been unavailable for Trabzonspor's opening three Champions League matches due to suspension.


Trabzonspor coach Senol Gunes said: "Our goal is always to should aim to produce better. Of course, mistakes are going to be made. Our effort in good faith and should be continuous."

TRabzonspor and CSKA , both have 4 points in the group B.

CSKA has better advatage as far as scoring more goals!

So, A win will be huge for Trabzonspor tonight...

The match will start at 9.45 local Turkiye, time,( 3:45 pm ET)

In the other match , in the group, The top team Inter will face LIlle In Italy.

With a win they could pretty much lock the first place at home tonight...

If ,Lille wins tonight , things will look ugly in the group B...

Lille has two points going in to this match...




Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Turkish Super League Review: Fenerbahce Still Unbeaten!



We could say it was football,everyday, since Oct 26th to 0ct 31th in the Turkish Super League...

TFF,cremmed in, week 8 and 9, in between those days!

Prety much, every stadium was half emty through out theese matches....

In the week 8, Besiktas, Fenerbhace derby match was the best match!

The match end it with 2-2 draw....

Besiktas scored first, and Fenerbahce scored in last minutes of the match after Besiktas was up 2-1!

Besiktas let the match out of their hand in the last few second of the match with a collapse on defense!

Other important thing happened in the week 8 was , Galatasaray getting trashed at their home field by Gaziantep!

Galatasaray went down to Gaziantep with huge score 2-4...

Galatasaray had a chance to grab the first place on that day but they couldn't do it!

League's surprise team Orduspor, At home earned one point against storng Bursaspor in the very last seconds of the match..

Trabzonspor was disapointement in the week 8!

They almost lost at home against Antalyaspor ...

They were lucky to tied the match in the last minutes of the match after Trabzonpsor earned penalty kick..

Burak Yilmaz scored the second goal by PK and Trabzonspor earned al least one point from that match!

In the week 9,Trabzonspor earned three points in away match in Gazinatep with a golden goal by Halil Altintop!

The goal was purely , Halil's hussle allway from mid field...

He made something from nothing, just before the match ended!

That was a huge win for Trabzonspor before the Champions League match on Tuesday...

With Halil and Burak Yilmaz playing on Tuesday, Trabzonspor will have a scoring power against CSKA....

In week 9, all Istabul teams won their matches,,,,

Besiktas beat Sivas with one goal while Galatasaray earned three points against Kayseri in away match and Istanbul Buyuksehir also beat Ankaragucu in away match,,,,,

The only team who has not lost a match, Fenerbahce on Modnay night despite a bed refeere they manage to win their home game against Karabuk with 10 men!

Fenerbahce captain Alex De Souza recieved very curutial red card in the early mintes of the match!

Red card for "Mr.gentelmen", Alex De Souza was to much!

It should have been yellow ...

But, Fenerbahce managed to stay perfect and won the match ...

There are four Istanbul teams on top of the Turkish Super League at the end of week 9!

Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Buyuksehir and Besiktas....

Fenerbahce is on top with 21 points and the rest of the three has 17 points

Trabzonspor and Orduspor with 16 points and they are on fith and sixth..

Mansaspor is right behind them with 15 points on seveth place..

The league only team who has not won a match ,Ankaragucu is at rock bottom at last place with only one point!

Samsunspor , Karabuk and Gaziantep teams are in striglling mode at the bottam of the league..

A win for them in the week 10, will give those teams a momentum...

But, they have to learn to win first!

In the week 10, there will be two matches on Friday ,four matches on Saturday and three matches on Sunday...

Most likely the first place team will not change even if Fenerbahce loses points in the week 10....

Fenerbahce will travel to Sivas to play Sivaspor while Galatasaray host Mersin at home and Besiktas visits Genclerbirligi in Ankara...

Istanbul Buyuksehir and Trabzonspor will both be at home....

Buyuksehir will play agaisnt Bursaspor and Trabzonspor will face Kayserispor!

Orduspor will host Gaziantep in Ordu, Turkey...

There will be very tight matches in the league this coming weekend!

When we look at last nine weeks, we see the same team on top of the Turkish Super League....

Fenerbahce......

Galatasaray, and Buyuksehir along with Orduspor teams are the most improved teams in the league so far....

Playing in Europe, is little hurting Trabzonspor and Besiktas in the league!

Plus, very busy and tight fixture in the league does not help their cause.

Like I said, Fenerbahce will not have any problem in Sivas on Friday...

Even if they lose points on Friday, they will close the week 10, on top!

The only thing will happened in case of the other teams winning their match, the four point gap will close to one point...

That is, if the other teams, that follow Fenerbahce, win their matches!

Let's hope , it will be fun packed weekend....


WEEK 10......

04 Nov 2011
19:00 CET Samsunspor ? : ? Ankaragucu
19:00 CET Sivasspor ? : ? Fenerbahce

05 Nov 2011
12:00 CET Manisaspor ? : ? Antalyaspor
12:00 CET Orduspor ? : ? Gaziantepspor
15:00 CET Karabukspor ? : ? Eskisehirspor
18:00 CET Galatasaray ? : ? Mersin

06 Nov 2011
12:00 CET Buyuksehir ? : ? Bursaspor
15:00 CET Trabzonspor ? : ? Kayserispor
18:00 CET Genclerbirligi ? : ? Besiktas


STANDINGS....

1 Fenerbahce 9 6 3 0 15-7 21
2 Galatasaray 9 5 2 2 15-9 17
3 Buyuksehir 9 5 2 2 15-10 17
4 Besiktas 9 5 2 2 13-9 17
5 Trabzonspor 9 4 4 1 14-9 16
6 Orduspor 9 4 4 1 10-6 16
7 Manisaspor 9 4 3 2 10-7 15
8 Mersin 9 4 1 4 12-12 13
9 Bursaspor 9 3 3 3 14-10 12
10 Eskisehirspor 9 3 2 4 10-11 11
11 Genclerbirligi 9 3 2 4 10-14 11
12 Sivasspor 9 3 2 4 12-18 11
13 Kayserispor 9 3 1 5 12-13 10
14 Antalyaspor 9 2 4 3 8-11 10
15 Gaziantepspor 9 2 2 5 9-11 8
16 Karabukspor 9 2 2 5 9-12 8
17 Samsunspor 9 1 4 4 6-12 7
18 Ankaragucu 9 0 1 8 7-20 1