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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Who will be Turkey's Champions?Galatasaray or Fenerbahce



Turks in Turkey and around  the world will be glued to LIGTV today for Turkey's biggest match!


Galatasaray needs a draw to claim the 18th league title .....


On the other hand, Fenerbahce already won the league title 18 times  ....


They are looking for their 19th league title!


Galatasaray finished  regular season on top with  9 points ahead of Fenerbahce....


Because of Turkish FA's new implemented  playoff,  the regular season season points was butchered to half  with no real reason giving !


After Galatasaray losing to Fenerbahce in their home turf , and drawing against Besiktas last weekend after going ahead 2-0.....


Two important matches to their rivals, was disaster for Galatasaray and Fatih Terim....


In the first match ,against Fenerbahce, after scoring the equalizing goal, instead of protecting the tie they went all out and got hurt by Fenerbahce's  goal in the last ten minutes of the match thanks to defense collapse !


And last weekend after going up 2-0 against Besiktas , they found them self  with 2-2 ,draw match...


A loss of five points, in those two matches really hurt Galatasaray, mentally.....


Fenerbahce has a huge advantage with home crowd......


The 12th men, in the stands will be big factor in Kadikoy, today......


As I said before , Galatasaray need a draw to claim the leagues title.....


Could  they play the whole match with that plan?


I don't think so....


Coaches will be huge factor on the sidelines for this match....


Lifting Fatih Terim's suspension, is huge plus for Galatasaray.........


He is one the best sideline coach in Turkey....


His presence on sideline, effects the play and the players......


As far as Aykut Kocoman, when Fatih Terim was coaching Turkish National Team back in Euro 1996 , Aykut Kocaman was his player.....


Experience is on Fatih Terim's side, on  the sideline......


Aykut Kocaman's sideline coaching has been criticized by Fenerbahce fans in the past....


This will be huge match for him, if they beat Galatasaray in Kadikoy.....


 Tactical war between two coaches!


Looking  at  the both teams.....


Both teams  has a great keepers....Volkan and  Muslera,,,,


This could be keepers match, today!


As far as the defense, both teams have good defense.......


Only thing I see with Galatasaray's young backs, making mistakes in  crucial times.....


Midfield...... 


Well, If Alex De Souza plays, I think it will be different....


Both teams midfield, is solid rock.,.....


For Galatasaray, Selcuk Inan is the brain of the midfield and the team.....


Melo and Eboue has to control their anger on the pitch ....


For Fenerbahce, Emre Belozoglu  has to do same thing too....




Forwards  for  both teams is questionable .....


Fenerbahce's  Stoch and Bienvenu  has to have really good match if Fenerbahce wants to win....


On the other hand, Galatasaray has to use Elmander as a striker not as a winger.....


Will it be Baros or Necati, playing along with Elmander ?


I think, Necati is playing very good in away matches with Elmander,,,,,


But, Fatih Terim needs Baros too, if he wants to win this match!


Galatasaray have not won at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium for 12 years....


Could they do it ,today?


They could ,but it will not be easy......


This has to be the biggest match for Fatih Terim, as a coach......


Like I said, a draw is good for Galatasaray to claim the title!


But, Fenerbahce with their fans on their back, would want to end this season with league trophy....




It  will be one hell of game....


Who ever wins the championship, should be applaud by opponent players and the fans in the stadium at the end of the match....


That is my hope!


Turkey's biggest match will start at 19:00 local Turkey time.(12;00 ET )


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