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Sunday, February 27, 2011



Fenerbahce retains the first place, thanks to Kayserispor, after they draw with Trabzonspor in Trabzon with a excellent match by both teams...3-3

Turkish Spor Toto Super League, will see a lot of like this, weekend until it finishes...

One other way to say this, this race on top and the bottom of the league ,will go down to the wire!

Every weekend and every match will be like a final match for the top teams...

AS Trabzonspor loss all their credits in hand they are evened up on top and fell behind

Fenerbahce for the first time this season....

If we remember,Trabzonspor had a huge gap between Fenerbahce at the end of first half...

While Fenerbahce won their all their matches in the last six weeks ,Trabzonspor struggle in the last six matches!

Looking at next eleven weeks, things are not going to be that easy for Trabzonspor...

Next weekend they face Besiktas in Istanbul and later on ,they have a really though, back to back matches in the 28th and 29th weekend, where they will face Galatasaray and than will host Bursaspor at home in the 29th weekend.

So, I just don't think, who will top the league ,just yet.... but, we know one thing, looking at Trabzonspor team and players are under a lot of stress!

First, they have to beat that, if they want to be the champions...

Turkish Spor Toto Super league saw a lot of excitement matches on Saturday and Sunday, this weekend..

The matches between Trabzonspor vs Kayseri and Sivasspor vs Manisaspor matches were great matches to watch...

Polish player Kamil Grosicki had a hat trick with Sivaspor uniform when they won their first match after 77 days!

Galatasaray losing to Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor was disaster for Hagi and Galatasaray team.

This season, Besiktas and Galatasaray the teams who spend tons of money on foreign name stars over the last two years, are most disappointed teams in Turkey..

Two teams share one goal this season, to win the Turkish Cup ,so they could play in the European competition ...

But, they will meet each other in the semi-final match....

So, on of the will not be in the European competition in the next season,,that is disgrace!

Speaking of Besiktas, they will close the 23th weekend on Monday, against Antalyaspor in Antalya.

Lastly, I want to say couple things about Gaziantepspor player Cenk Tosun.....

This kid knows how to score goal and kick the ball with both of his feet..

He came to Gazinatep in the winter season time and ever since he started playing he is scoring every match!

The two goals that he scored against Eskisehir this weekend were beautifully scored goals...

Cenk Tosun, who is not even twenty years old , was born in Germany and came from Eintracht Frankfurt farm team. Who also played for Germany's U-19 national team.

Earlier in the week , He chose Turkey to play in Turkish National team over Germany...

Kudos to Turkish National team and Gaziantepspor bring this young Turk to Turkish Super League.


25 Feb 2011
FT Bucaspor 0 : 2 Bursaspor

26 Feb 2011
FT Ankaragucu 2 : 4 Genclerbirligi
FT Buyuksehir 3 : 1 Galatasaray
FT Fenerbahce 2 : 0 Kasimpasa
FT Gaziantepspor 2 : 1 Eskisehirspor

27 Feb 2011
FT Karabukspor 2 : 1 Konyaspor
FT Sivasspor 4 : 2 Manisaspor
FT Trabzonspor 3 : 3 Kayserispor


1 Fenerbahce 23 16 3 4 54-24 51
2 Trabzonspor 23 15 6 2 49-19 51
3 Bursaspor 23 14 6 3 40-18 48
4 Kayserispor 23 12 7 4 31-20 43
5 Gaziantepspor 23 11 7 5 26-18 40
6 Buyuksehir 23 10 3 10 30-25 33
7 Besiktas 22 9 5 8 34-27 32
8 Eskisehirspor 23 8 8 7 25-25 32
9 Karabukspor 23 9 5 9 37-38 32
10 Galatasaray 23 10 2 11 26-29 32
11 Manisaspor 23 10 1 12 37-37 31
12 Genclerbirligi 23 7 6 10 25-35 27
13 Antalyaspor 22 6 7 9 21-30 25
14 Ankaragucu 23 6 7 10 31-41 25
15 Sivasspor 23 4 7 12 26-43 19
16 Bucaspor 23 4 6 13 17-34 18
17 Konyaspor 23 3 7 13 20-35 16
18 Kasimpasa 23 3 5 15 20-51 14

Top scores....

17 Alex.D.Sousa
13 E. Emenike
12 M. Niang
12 B. Yilmaz
10 J. Simpson

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Trabzonspor reclaim the top spot from Fenerbahce after away win against Manisaspor.

When the 21th weekend end it, last week, Trabzonspor was the top team in the Turkish Spor Toto Super League, but after Fenerbahce winning the derby match against Besiktas, with a huge score, they captured the first place for at least until Monday night.

On Friday,the third place Bursaspor, had a shot,but they got killed by tough team Gaziantep at home!

Thing are not going well in the Bursaspor team!


The most important match of the week, was the derby match, between Besiktas and Fenerbahce.

Perhaps best team in the second half of the season in Turkey ,Fenerbahce who won their last five matches in the league, started the match strong and scored early goal by Necip Uysal's own goal in the fith minute.

See The Video.....

Fenerbahce was better team in the first half hour of the first half,,,,

Besiktas Keeper Rustu Rechber saved at least three of Fenerbahce's attacks after allowing the first goal!

He was little late coming out on the first goal....

This was Rustu's first match in the goal for long time ever since he was injured..

Another huge factor in the Fenerbahce's goal Fenerbahce defender Lugano, was guilty of offensive faul but Referee Cuneyt Cakir did not called it....

He actualy ,was late pulling cards in the first half of the match and that cost Besiktas maybe the match!

Here is why, in the first half, Fenerbahce defender Lugano clearly had two incedents, that he should have received, two yellow cards.

Besiktas player Ekrem Dag, also should it been card it,for dangers play....

Turkey's FIFA referee, Cuneyt Cakir, did not pulled the cards, in the first half and in the second half, things got out of his hands!

In the last fifteen minutes of the first half Besiktas was better team...

Fenerbahce made a huge mistake by settling back and also was unlucky...

One of the shot, hit the post....

In the 43th minute, Ekrem Dag scored and even the score and half finished with that score.

Besiktas started the second half, strong again and found the second goal in the 49th minute by Ibrahim Toraman's, surprise goal....

Besiktas was taking free kick just out side of the box, and the ball was deflected by Fenerbahce defender and went to wide open Ibrahim Toraman's foot!

Al he had to do is shoot the ball...and he scored....

Things were going good for Besiktas .....

They were ahead 2-1 in the match....

But things turned upside down, for Besiktas after the 60th minute....

Matteo Ferrari saw a red card after tangling with Lugano in the box and referee Cuneyt Cakir awarded penalty kick to Fenerbahce!

See The Video,,,,,,,,,

Lugana started first, but retalition was from Matteo Ferrari, so, referee saw that and gave him the red card!

Just before that, in Fenerbahce's attack ,Matteo Ferrari, wrestled Lugano and brought him down in the box, Cuneyt Cakir, did not call anything for that!

I think, this was make up time for that ,in my opinion...

These two players were doing this all game long,but Cuney Cakir, just didnt see it until that penalty kick...


So, That cost Besiktas the match but, great Fenerbahce Captain Alex De Souza came in the scene and scored three unanswered goals and beat Besktas in their nest with huge 2-4 score.

Alex De Souza,was the star of this match, along with Fenerbahce keeper Volkan Demirel...

If Volkan Demirel would not save the one one goal from Almadia it would have been 3-1,,,

That was huge save of the day, in my opinion...

Although Rustu saved a lot of goals but I think ,at that tine when the score was 2-1 Besiktas

winning, Volkan Demirel made a huge save.....

As far as Alex he was just smooth and smart.....

He won this match along with Volkan Demirel in my opinion....

I just hoped , a referee like Cuney Cakir, should have been more focused on the field to players!

He made a huge impact on this match both ways.....

He was kind of lost on the field on Sunday....

Besiktas had their expensive stars but Fenerbahce was better team at the finish....

As I been saying Fenerbahce is the best team in the last six weeks in Turkey,,,,,

They are playing like a team....

As far as Besiktas, they are way off, the title race and way behind Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor!

Their only hope is the Turkish Cup this season...

Trabzonspor back on top.......

Trabzonspor beat the team that beat them in the first half, with a late goal by Alanzinho!

Manisapor was the only team that beat Trabzonspor ,in the first half of the season...

But, this time, Trabzonspor beat them in Manisa with the score of 1-2 ..

And they did it very late in the match,,,,,,,

Trabzonspor first goal was scored by Umut Bulut who scored his 99th goal in the Turkish League!

Manisaspor took the lead very early in the match with Jimmy Dixon's goal in the 14th minute.

But, just could not get the second goal to secure the score of the match and the second half of the match was all Trabzonspor....They played much better in the second half and won this very important match...

With this win, Trabzonspor still the top team in Turkey with 50 pints while Fenerbahce at second place with 48 points and Bursaspor on third with 45 points....

Bursaspor after going down at home to Gazinatepspor, fell behind Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor!

The teams like Kayserispor and Gaziantepspor, are the teams will make a push to the top in the coming weeks.

There is 12 more weeks to play in this league,that is wht the race on the top and the bottom will be hotter than hell in the Turkish Super League.

In the 23th weekend , perhaps most important match will take place in Trabzon when Trabzonspor will host Kayserispor on Sunday while Bursaspor travel to Buca.Izmir on Friday to play Bucaspor and Fenerbahce will have an easy match against bottom team Kasimpasa on Saturday.

Than again, you will never know what will happen in that match!

Stay tuned......

22th weekend results,,,,,

18 Feb 2011
FT Eskisehirspor 2 : 1 Sivasspor

19 Feb 2011
FT Bursaspor 1 : 4 Gaziantepspor
FT Galatasaray 1 : 0 Bucaspor
FT Genclerbirligi 2 : 3 Karabukspor
FT Kasimpasa 2 : 1 Ankaragucu

20 Feb 2011
FT Besiktas 2 : 4 Fenerbahce
FT Kayserispor 2 : 0 Antalyaspor
FT Konyaspor 0 : 0 Buyuksehir

21 Feb 2011
FT Manisaspor 1 : 2 Trabzonspor


1 Trabzonspor 22 15 5 2 46-16 50
2 Fenerbahce 22 15 3 4 52-24 48
3 Bursaspor 22 13 6 3 38-18 45
4 Kayserispor 22 12 6 4 28-17 42
5 Gaziantepspor 22 10 7 5 24-17 37
6 Besiktas 22 9 5 8 34-27 32
7 Eskisehirspor 22 8 8 6 24-23 32
8 Galatasaray 22 10 2 10 25-26 32
9 Manisaspor 22 10 1 11 35-33 31
10 Buyuksehir 22 9 3 10 27-24 30
11 Karabukspor 22 8 5 9 35-37 29
12 Ankaragucu 22 6 7 9 29-37 25
13 Antalyaspor 22 6 7 9 21-30 25
14 Genclerbirligi 22 6 6 10 21-33 24
15 Bucaspor 22 4 6 12 17-32 18
16 Konyaspor 22 3 7 12 19-33 16
17 Sivasspor 22 3 7 12 22-41 16
18 Kasimpasa 22 3 5 14 20-49 14


25 Feb 2011
19:00 CET Bucaspor ? : ? Bursaspor

26 Feb 2011
13:00 CET Ankaragucu ? : ? Genclerbirligi
15:00 CET Buyuksehir ? : ? Galatasaray
16:00 CET Gaziantepspor ? : ? Eskisehirspor
18:00 CET Fenerbahce ? : ? Kasimpasa

27 Feb 2011
13:00 CET Karabukspor ? : ? Konyaspor
16:00 CET Sivasspor ? : ? Manisaspor
18:00 CET Trabzonspor ? : ? Kayserispor

28 Feb 2011
19:00 CET Antalyaspor ? : ? Besiktas

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Saturday matches started with a surprise scores and almost ended with a surprise score too!

In the early matches, while last place team Kasimpasa beat Ankaragucu , the last year champions Bursaspor lost at home against one of the best teams in the last six weeks!

The last match of the Saturday, could it been the biggest upset of the day,if Bucaspor would it score on the chances that they wasted...

But, Galatasaray scored on a dead ball and won the match in the last 14 minutes of the match....


Bursaspor's hopes of defending their Turkish Super League title suffered a huge blow as they went down 4-1 at home to Gaziantepspor.

Goals from Wagner and Yalcin Ayhan had Gaziantepspor two up before Dany Nounkeu put through his own net to give the champions cause for optimism at the break.

However, Cenk Tosun bagged a second-half brace to seal an emphatic away win which consolidated fifth spot for Gaziantepspor and kept Bursaspor third - two points behind leaders Trabzonspor, having played a game more.

Brrsaspor's American player Jozy Altidore .came out of the match, around thirty minute ,because of ankle injury...

Latest news is, he is okay and will be ready for next match on Friday against Bucasspor in Izmir.

Juan Culio's strike 14 minutes from time lifted Galatasaray to sixth with a 1-0 home win over Bucaspor.

Bucaspor missed and wasted a lot of chances, before Galatasaray scored the only goal in this match!

Elsewhere,Ilhan Parlak's 89th-minute goal gave Karabukspor a dramatic 3-2 win at struggling Genclerbirligi.

Parlak's first-half penalty and substitute Muhammed Ozdin's strike four minutes after half-time had turned the game in Karabukspor's favour after Joachim Mununga's early opener.

Last place team Kasimpasa boosted their survival aspirations by picking up only their third win of the season and second back to back win at home against Ankaragucu.2-1,

Juan Robledo and Halil Colak were the men on target for Kasimpasa, w Fatih Tekke scored the Ankaragucu's goal by penalty kick.



On Saturday, Bursaspor had that chance but could not do it......

Now, Fenerbahce have that chance on Sunday....

They have to do it hard way....beating Besiktas at Inonu stadium in front of Besiktas fans!

Besiktas has all kinds of problems...

On the other hand the best team in the last weeks is Fenerbahce....

They are playing like a team and they are focused....

Besiktas have a big issue in goal too...

We don't know who will be in goal....

Rustu Recber , might play in this match....

He has not played in goal for a long time and this is not good for Besiktas!

Fenerbahce has cut a nine-point deficit with leader Trabzonspor to just two points and looks like, heavy contender for the title, now...

On the other hand, Besiktas,are sixth and 15 points behind Trabzonspor in the league!

A win for Fenerbahce, will make them, number one team in the league, until Monday ,that when Trabzonspor visits Manisaspor.....

Under fire, Besiktas coach Bernd Schuster and Besiktas fans are in feud to because of his remarks about Besiktas fans!

After the huge lost against Dynamo Kiev in Istanbul he said "But I don’t care about the shouts, protests, whatever. If anybody is bothered by this, they shouldn’t come here, they should go home."

That got, Besiktas fans really mad.....

Also on Sunday, Konyaspor hosts Istanbul BuyukSehir and Kayserispor wil be home against Antalya.

Istanbul BuyukSehir could move up if they win this match and Kayserispor also needs to win their match too...

If Besiktas lose on Sunday and Manisaspor wins against Trabzon on Monday , we might just see Besiktas going down to seventh or eight place!

1 Trabzonspor 21 14 5 2 44-15 47
2 Fenerbahce 21 14 3 4 48-22 45
3 Bursaspor 22 13 6 3 38-18 45
4 Kayserispor 21 11 6 4 26-17 39
5 Gaziantepspor 22 10 7 5 24-17 37
6 Besiktas 21 9 5 7 32-23 32
7 Eskisehirspor 22 8 8 6 24-23 32
8 Galatasaray 22 10 2 10 25-26 32
9 Manisaspor 21 10 1 10 34-31 31
10 Buyuksehir 21 9 2 10 27-24 29
11 Karabukspor 22 8 5 9 35-37 29
12 Antalyaspor 21 6 7 8 21-28 25
13 Ankaragucu 22 6 7 9 29-37 25
14 Genclerbirligi 22 6 6 10 21-33 24
15 Bucaspor 22 4 6 12 17-32 18
16 Sivasspor 22 3 7 12 22-41 16
17 Konyaspor 21 3 6 12 19-33 15
18 Kasimpasa 22 3 5 14 20-49 14

Bursaspor loses unexpectedly......

Bursaspor loses unexpectedly......

Bursaspor hosted Gaziantepspor but they gained an unexpexted result as G.Antep scored four goals while Bursaspor scored only one.

Altidore was replaced with a badly twisted ankle in the first half which ruined the manager Ertugrul Saglam's game plan early in the game.

G.Antep scored the first goal to tell the truth, with a counter attack while doing nothing but defending their own half. Bursaspor lost their concentration for several minutes before they conceded the goal number two.

Before the first half ended Bursaspor got their only goal as a G.Antep defender found his own net. The first half ended 2-1.

Into the second half, as Bursaspor was looking for the equalizer they conceded two more unfortunate goals just because the defenders were not doing any good at all.

Proven once again, rushing for an early goal in soccer could turn things upside down with bad memories.

By the way their third position in the table is in secure as there is a six point deficit with Kayserispor.

Now Bursaspor is looking forward to having the next games to compensate points they missed yesterday.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Instead of Besiktas, Dynamo Kiev put a foot in the last 16 of the Europa League as they claimed a comfortable 4-1 win in the first leg match.

Andriy Shevchenko setup and goal and then scored one in his 84-minutes appearance as Dynamo Kiev used a powerful second half to beat Besiktas 4-1 in Europa League action on Thursday.

Shevchenko, the former AC Milan and Chelsea forward, assisted Ognjen Vukojevic to score the go ahead goal for Dynamo Kiev in the 27th minute, before getting on the score sheet himself five minutes into the second half.

Besiktas winger Ricardo Quaresma got the lone striker for the hosts when netted the equalising goal in the 37th minute.

Meanwhile, besides Vukojevic and Shevchenko – Dynamo Kiev also got goals from Ayila Yussuf in the 56th minute and a late penalty from Oleg Gusev.

To make matters worse for Besiktas, Quaresma was sent off on the final whistle for violent conduct.


Besiktas Arikan, Hilbert, Ferrari, Sivok, Koybasi, Quaresma, Guti, Aurelio (Uysal 80), Ernst (Guven 56),Nobre (Hugo Almeida 69), Bobo.

Subs Not Used: Recber, Dag, Toraman, Bayramoglu.

Sent Off: Quaresma (90).

Booked: Sivok, Quaresma, Arikan.

Goals: Quaresma 37.

Dynamo Kiev Shovkovskiy, Mykhalyk (Popov 73), Yussuf, Danilo Silva, Leandro Almeida, Gusev, Vukojevic,Yarmolenko (Garmash 88), Milevskiy, Eremenko,Shevchenko (Kravets 84).

Subs Not Used: Koval, Betao, Ninkovic, Zozulya.

Booked: Shevchenko.

Goals: Vukojevic 27, Shevchenko 50, Yussuf 57, Gusev 90 pen.

Att: 27,000

Ref: Pedro Proenca (Portugal).

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Besiktas set to host Ukraine's Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday in the first leg game in the round of 32 at the UEFA Europa League.

The game at Istanbul's Fiyapi Inonu Stadium will kick-off at 8:00 p.m. Turkish local time.(1:00 PM. ET)

Besiktas finished second in their group at the UEFA Europa League.



Besiktas have taken the stunning step of sacking captain Ibrahim Uzulmez ahead of their Europa League last-32 tie at home to Dynamo Kiev on Thursday.

The move came following an emergency meeting after club's board of meeting ,looked into the events which unfolded during half-time of Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Ankaragucu.

Ibrahim Uzulmez,punched Ibrahim Toraman after both had become embroiled in an argument, witnessed by coach Bernd Schuster.

This is not the first time happened ,they also exchanged blows at a pre-season training camp in Austria in 2008.

Besiktas Club said "statement read: "Upon learning of the unsportsmanlike conduct he displayed

in the dressing room during the half-time interval of this week's match against Ankaragucu,

our executive board held an emergency meeting and, in line with coaching staff recommendations, unanimously decided to terminate player Ibrahim Uzulmez's contract with immediate effect."


Goalkeeper Cenk Gonen with a broken finger and defender Ersan Gulum with a season-ending knee ligament injury.

As far as Dynamo, this will be their first since the Ukrainian League shut down for its winter break two months ago, and the first for new head coach Yuri Semin.

The winners of this clash in two matches ,will go on to face either Manchester City or Aris Thessaloniki in the last 16.

So, this is very important match for Besiktas tonight at home...

They must win with a clear and big score...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The best form team in the last six matches , Fenerbahce captured the second place from Last years Champions Bursaspor as they even the points with Bursa and moved within two points of Super League leaders Trabzonspor.

On Monday night in front of home crowed, Fenerbahce beat Kayserisspor 2-0..

Mamadou Niang gave Fenerbahce the perfect start with a third-minute opener and Diego Lugano made sure of the victory on the hour mark.

Former Fenerbahce keeper Volkan Babacan now plays for Kayserispor made a huge mistake on Niang's goal!

So, with this match on Monday night the 21th weekend came to end.....

In the 21th weekend , after Trabzonspor winning in Sivas, stayed on top...Bursaspor. came little short in Eskisehir away match and lost the second place to Fenerbahce...

Perhaps, "the team of the week" this weekend, I think, It was Fenerbahce...

If we remember the point difference between Trabzon and Bursa , in the first half of the season, it was huge!

Fenerbahce is the only team from Istanbul big three, will be in the Championship race ,after this weekend,,,,

Galatasaray and Besiktas both went down, in their away match!

Galatasaray sits in the 10th place with 29 points and Besiktas droped down to sixth place with 29 points!

Also, biggest gainers in the 21th weekend were Bucaspor,Manisaspor and Kasimpasa...

Bucaspor with a huge win at home moved to 15th place and Manisapor beat Antalyaspor in Antalya with a huge score..1-4 and moved to 7th place.

Canadian National team player Josh Simpson scored two goals and missed at least four!

Kasimpasa, League's last place team surprised a lot of people and beat Karabuk at home!

In the 22th weekend, Besiktas vs Fenerbahce match will be the most important match in Turkey.

22th weekend will close with Monday night match when Turkey's top team Trabzon will travel to Manisa..

Second place Fenerbahce will play on Sunday while Bursaspor will host very good team Gazinatepsper on Saturday at home...

So, we might see a temporarily new leader in the league until Monday night!

But. Trabzonspor visit to Manisa won't be that pleasant....

Because, they are the third best team in the last six weeks in Turkey...

Lastly, Bursaspor is also playing against very good team , Gaziantepspor...

Who is second best team, after Fenerbahce, in the last six weeks...

Stay Tune......

21th weekend results.....

12 Feb 2011
FT Bucaspor 3 : 2 Konyaspor
FT Buyuksehir 0 : 1 Genclerbirligi
FT Gaziantepspor 1 : 0 Galatasaray
FT Sivasspor 2 : 3 Trabzonspor

13 Feb 2011
FT Ankaragucu 1 : 0 Besiktas
FT Antalyaspor 1 : 4 Manisaspor
FT Eskisehirspor 1 : 1 Bursaspor
FT Karabukspor 1 : 3 Kasimpasa

14 Feb 2011
FT Fenerbahce 2 : 0 Kayserispor


1 Trabzonspor 21 14 5 2 44-15 47
2 Fenerbahce 21 14 3 4 48-22 45
3 Bursaspor 21 13 6 2 37-14 45
4 Kayserispor 21 11 6 4 26-17 39
5 Gaziantepspor 21 9 7 5 20-16 34
6 Besiktas 21 9 5 7 32-23 32
7 Manisaspor 21 10 1 10 34-31 31
8 Buyuksehir 21 9 2 10 27-24 29
9 Eskisehirspor 21 7 8 6 22-22 29
10 Galatasaray 21 9 2 10 24-26 29
11 Karabukspor 21 7 5 9 32-35 26
12 Ankaragucu 21 6 7 8 28-35 25
13 Antalyaspor 21 6 7 8 21-28 25
14 Genclerbirligi 21 6 6 9 19-30 24
15 Bucaspor 21 4 6 11 17-31 18
16 Sivasspor 21 3 7 11 21-39 16
17 Konyaspor 21 3 6 12 19-33 15
18 Kasimpasa 21 2 5 14 18-48 11

22th weekend matches......

18 Feb 2011
19:00 CET Eskisehirspor ? : ? Sivasspor

19 Feb 2011
13:00 CET Kasimpasa ? : ? Ankaragucu
15:00 CET Bursaspor ? : ? Gaziantepspor
16:00 CET Genclerbirligi ? : ? Karabukspor
18:00 CET Galatasaray ? : ? Bucaspor

20 Feb 2011
13:00 CET Kayserispor ? : ? Antalyaspor
16:00 CET Konyaspor ? : ? Buyuksehir
18:00 CET Besiktas ? : ? Fenerbahce

21 Feb 2011
19:00 CET Manisaspor ? : ? Trabzonspor

Sunday, February 13, 2011


American Jozy Altidore made his debut in Turkey.......

American forward Jozy Altidore made his debut for Bursaspor in a 1-1 draw at Eskisehirspor in the Turkish Super league on Sunday.

Altidore came out in the second half of the match around 77th minute...

He was the creator of Bursaspor goal from midfield....

Watch the great move by Jozy Altidore and the play- maker and creator of Bursaspor's only goal here...

Bursaspor coach in the second half changed the formation on the field and kept only Kenny Miller on top and Altidore was more like defensive midfielder in the second half!

I think, Ertugrul Saglam,went to this formation very early to protect 1-0 score...

That was a huge mistake by him!

At the end, Bursaspor fell short and lost two important points in Eskisehir...

On Monday Fenerbahce have a chance to catch Bursaspor in the standings and capture the second place for the first time this season, if they beat Kayserispor at home....

On the other hand Kayserispor with a win could even up thier points with Fenerbahce (39 points)

So, Modnay night's match turn out to be the msot importnat match of the weekend!

If Fenerbahce wins, they will capture the second place for the first time, this season...

Again, just like Saturday on Sunday there were 12 goals scored in four matches....

Most shocking scores on Sunday were Besiktas going down in Ankara and Kasimpasa beating Karabuk!

With this loss, Besiktas's chase for the top is demolished !

Here is the Sunday results.....

FT Ankaragucu 1 : 0 Besiktas
FT Antalyaspor 1 : 4 Manisaspor
FT Eskisehirspor 1 : 1 Bursaspor
FT Karabukspor 1 : 3 Kasimpasa


1 Trabzonspor 21 14 5 2 44-15 47
2 Bursaspor 21 13 6 2 37-14 45
3 Fenerbahce 20 13 3 4 46-22 42
4 Kayserispor 20 11 6 3 26-15 39
5 Gaziantepspor 21 9 7 5 20-16 34
6 Besiktas 21 9 5 7 32-23 32
7 Manisaspor 21 10 1 10 34-31 31
8 Buyuksehir 21 9 2 10 27-24 29
9 Eskisehirspor 21 7 8 6 22-22 29
10 Galatasaray 21 9 2 10 24-26 29
11 Karabukspor 21 7 5 9 32-35 26
12 Ankaragucu 21 6 7 8 28-35 25
13 Antalyaspor 21 6 7 8 21-28 25
14 Genclerbirligi 21 6 6 9 19-30 24
15 Bucaspor 21 4 6 11 17-31 18
16 Sivasspor 21 3 7 11 21-39 16
17 Konyaspor 21 3 6 12 19-33 15
18 Kasimpasa 21 2 5 14 18-48 11



After three weekend of bad results, Trabzonspor finally won their first match in the second half of the season in away match!

And it did not come that easy,...

On Saturday in four matches there were 12 goals scored and ten of the goals were score in two matches...

Biggest disappointment of the Saturday ,was Galatasaray ....

They lost to Gaziantepspor in Gaziantep.... wit this win Gaziantep bumped Besiktas from fifth place in the standings,,,,,

While Trabzonspor still retain the first place, Bucaspor with a win at home moved from 17th place to 15th place above Sivaspor and Konyaspor!

This was a huge win for Bucaspor.....

All of the teams that I watched on Saturday, still struggling on defense...

On Sunday, Bursaspor could even the points with Trabzonspor if they beat Eskisehirspor in Eskisehir,,,

American Altidore ready to go in this match for Bursa...

The match will start at 09:00 AM,ET....

Sunday's last match will be between Ankaragucu and Besiktas.....

Struggling Besiktas is getting away from the chase,,,...

On Monday, 21th weekend will come to end with Fenerbahce - Kayserispor match.

If Fenerbahce wins on Monday and Bursaspor loses on Sunday , Fenerbahce could capture the second place from Bursaspor.

Here is the details of Saturday........

Sivasspor twice battled to get back on level terms, Kamil Grosicki and Yannick Kamanan cancelling out strikes by Jaja and Burak Yilmaz.

However, a minute after Kamanan thought he had ensured a point for the hosts, Burak Yilmaz bagged his second goal six minutes from time to seal an away win.

Bucaspor were also 3-2 winners in an ill-tempered match against Konyaspor which saw three men sent off.

Musa Aydin set Bucaspor on their way with the opener after eight minutes but their task was made harder when they had Koray Colgecen sent off in the 22nd minute.

The numbers were evened up just after the hour when Erdinc Yavuz saw red, right before Jerko Leko extended Bucaspor's lead from the penalty spot.

Marcin Robak then stunned Bucaspor and own goal by Gomes made it 2-2 ,in six minutes, but Leko's second goal 13 minutes from time ensured the points for Bucaspor.

Elsewhere, Ismael Sosa's fifth-minute strike was enough to earn Gaziantepspor a 1-0 home win

over Galatasaray and substitute Mustafa Pektemek's goal a minute from time secured

Genclerbirligi victory by the same scoreline at Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK, whose cause was not

helped by the 34th-minute dismissal of Mahmut Tekdemir.

Friday, February 11, 2011



Turkish "SPOR TOTO" Super League League Leaders Trabzonspor waisted all the credits that they have!

Now, after they even the points with Bursaspor on top, have to show that they are still the leaders.

But,losing 7 points in the last three matches are not showing that they are on right track!

Coach Senol Günes admitted that it was not a good start,last wekend.....

On the other hand, Bursaspor and Fenerbahce is making big strides and winning their matches..

That is why ,I think, the race on top and battle at the bottom, will take a new directions this weekend,,

The 21th weekend matches will start on Saturday and will finish on Monday....

While Trabzonspr travels to Sivas on Saturday, Bursa will travel to short distance ,to neighboring Eskisehir on Sunday and on Monday Fenerbahce will host fourth place Kayserispor at home.

American Player Jozy Altidore most likely will see action this weekend in Eskisehir,,,,

He will be huge addition to Bursa with Kenny Miller on top............

So, at the end of the 21th weeekend, we just might see a new team on top if Trabzonspor continue to struggle...

The team that they are visting Sivasspor is despreate for points......

They are in danger zone and have only 16 points,,,

The other teams, Konya and Buca who is with 15 points will face each other in Buca, Izmir on Saturday in the early match.

If Bucaspor or Konya ends up with three points from thsi match, it will put more presure on Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor match, that will play later on Saturday.

Like I said, the race in the Turkish Super league, is just started again.....


12 Feb 2011
13:00 CET Bucaspor ? : ? Konyaspor
15:00 CET Sivasspor ? : ? Trabzonspor
16:00 CET Buyuksehir ? : ? Genclerbirligi
18:00 CET Gaziantepspor ? : ? Galatasaray

13 Feb 2011
12:30 CET Karabukspor ? : ? Kasimpasa
15:00 CET Eskisehirspor ? : ? Bursaspor
16:00 CET Antalyaspor ? : ? Manisaspor
18:00 CET Ankaragucu ? : ? Besiktas

14 Feb 2011
19:00 CET Fenerbahce ? : ? Kayserispor

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Turkey vs Korea Republic...Friendly Match In Turkey,Live...

Turkey's National Football Team will take on South Korea in a friendly game on Wednesday.
The game will take place at Avni Aker Stadium in Trabzon.

The match will start at 20:00 local time(13:00,ET)

Kanal D,will broadcast the match in Turkey...

You could watch Turkey vs Korea Republic match live here...

The city of Trabzon is the city of former Turkish National team coach in 2002 world cup matches that played in S,Korea.

Senol Gunes also, coach in S.Korea professional soccer league, before taken over the Trabzonspor last year...

Senol Gunes, is one of the reason, why this match is being played at Trabzon, Turkey...

Current coach, Guus Hididnk also coached Republic of Korea, in the 2002 world cup tournament...

So, there is a lot to celebrate this friendly match in Trabzon, Today....

The friendship, between Turkey and Republic of Korea, started back in 2002, after the match between Turkey and Republic of Korea, when both team's players, greeted the fans in the stadium, as one bunch!

Now, that friendship, will be celebrate and honored once again in Trabzon ,Turkey...

Turkey last faced Republic of Korea in June 2004 when they played two friendly matches. Turkey had won the first game 1-0 before losing the second 2-1.

Turkey squad....

Volkan Demirel, Fehmi Mert Günok, Gökhan Gönül, Emre Belözoğlu (Fenerbahçe), Tolga Zengin, Serkan Balcı, Selçuk İnan, Engin Baytar, Umut Bulut, Burak Yılmaz (Trabzonspor), Servet Çetin, Hakan Kadir Balta, Sabri Sarıoğlu, Yekta Kurtuluş, Kazım Kazım (Galatasaray), İsmail Köybaşı (Beşiktaş), Gökhan Süzen (Büyükşehir Belediyespor), Fehmi Emre Güngör (Gaziantepspor), Yiğit İncedemir (Manisaspor), Serdar Kesimal (Kayserispor), Mehmet Ekici (1.FC Nürnberg), Hamit Altıntop (Bayern Münih), Tunay Torun (Hamburg).


Republic of Korea squad .......

Jung Sung-Ryong, Hwang Jae-Won, Lee Yong-Rae (Suwon Samsung), Kim Jin-Hyeon, Kim Bo-Kyung (Cerezo Osaka), Lee Jung-Soo (Al Sadd), Hong Jeong-Ho (Jeju United), Lee Sang-Duk (Daegu FC), Cha Du-Ri, Ki Sung-Yueng (Celtic), Hong Chul (Seongnam Ilhwa), Yun Suk-Young, Ji Dong-Won (Chunnam Dragons), Choi Hyo-Jin (Sangmu), Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton), Yoon Bitgaram (Gyeongnam FC), Choi Sung-Kuk (Sangju Sangmu), Koo Ja-Cheol (VfL Wolfsburg), Son Heung-Min (Hamburg SV), Park Chu-Young (AS Monaco), Nam Tae-Hee (Valenciennes FC), Kim Shin-Wook (Ulsan Hyundai).

Sunday, February 6, 2011



I don't like to say "I told you so" but this is exactly what happened with Trabzonspor!

I have said, Trabzonspor could not afford to lose point or points at home....
in the last two home,matches Trabzonspor lost 4 points and lost the away match against Fenerbahce.

The best team of the Turkish Super League in the first half used up all the credits...

the points between Bursa are all gone!

And Fenerbahce is only two points behind both of them...

Trabzonspor still on top with 44 points with Bursaspor who is on second ...

Perhaps the best team of the week was Fenerbahce who won their match in a way match with big score.

I think, while Trabzonspor loss the team composure in the last three weeks in the league Fenerbahce and than Bursa with Kenny Miller made a huge impact in the last three matches..

That is why the large gap between Trabzon, Bursa and Fenerbahce gone!

It is too bad, Besiktas with their stars could not take this advantage....

While the top of the league is start to boil , its is same at the bottom of the barrel!

Galatasaray held off a second-half fightback from Eskisehirspor to earn a 4-2 win and move ahead

of their opponents in the table.

It looked comfortable for the hosts when Lorik Cana, Bogdan Stancu and Harry Kewell gave them a

3-0 half-time lead but two goals in three minutes from Burhan Eser and Umit Karan hauled

Eskisehirspor within a point before Milan Baros, on as a substitute for Kewell, settled Gala's nerves.

Genclerbirligi beat Bucaspor 1-0 to ease their relegation fears, Oktay Delibalta scoring the only goal.

Gaziantepspor beat 10-man Konyaspor 2-0 thanks to strikes from Ivelin Popov and substitute Olcan Adin. The visitors had earlier lost recent signing Kamil Zayatte after the former Hull defender collected two yellow cards.


1 Trabzonspor 20 13 5 2 41-13 44
2 Bursaspor 20 13 5 2 36-13 44
3 Fenerbahce 20 13 3 4 46-22 42
4 Kayserispor 20 11 6 3 26-15 39
5 Besiktas 20 9 5 6 32-22 32
6 Gaziantepspor 20 8 7 5 19-16 31
7 Buyuksehir 20 9 2 9 27-23 29
8 Galatasaray 20 9 2 9 24-25 29
9 Manisaspor 20 9 1 10 30-30 28
10 Eskisehirspor 20 7 7 6 21-21 28
11 Karabukspor 20 7 5 8 31-32 26
12 Antalyaspor 20 6 7 7 20-24 25
13 Ankaragucu 20 5 7 8 27-35 22
14 Genclerbirligi 20 5 6 9 18-30 21
15 Sivasspor 20 3 7 10 19-36 16
16 Konyaspor 20 3 6 11 17-30 15
17 Bucaspor 20 3 6 11 14-29 15
18 Kasimpasa 20 1 5 14 15-47 8



Bursaspor became champions the previous year for the first time in their history but it has become obvious that their chance is more this year than the last, especially with the brilliant signings of Miller and Altidore. Miller scored twice in three matches already.

Altidore has not worn the jersey yet but the fans are now hoping a lot from both Miller and Altidore.

In addition this year Bursaspor has gained a different team identity which is defined as a team now knows defencing totally by several soccer authorities in Turkey.

Having one match more Bursaspor is now one point ahead of Trabzonspor at the first place of the table.

Many have believed Bursaspor cannot become champions again this year but it is now a fact that they have the biggest chance.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


In the 20th weekend only match on Friday Bursaspor won at home agaisnt Sivasspor with Kenny Miller last minute goal and move to the top of the league until Sunday.

American player, Jozy Altidore did not suit up for this match.

His work papers were not ready!

Instead he watched the match with his mom from the stands...

Kenny Miller mot only scored the winning goal but took his team to first place with this goal/

Sivasspor had many opportunity in the match but they could not cash it in....

On Saturday, While Fenerbahce and Kayserispor win on top of the league Besiktas stall at home !

Besiktas with a draw against at home in the early match against Karabuk , missed another big chance to move up to the top!

On the other hand Fenrbahce and Kayserispor won ....

This means Besiktas is getting away from the race....

After 20th weekend, Besiktas is at 32 points while Bursaspor the first place team have 44 points!

Fenerbahce and Kayserispor kept up the pressure on Bursaspor and Trabzonspor at the top of the Super League with winning thier match on Saturday.

Fenerbahce fell behind when hosts Manisaspor took a 54th-minute lead through Carlos Kahe, but a penalty from Alex eight minutes later made it 1-1, and Mamadou Niang put Fenerbahce ahead after 73 minutes.

Substitute Issiar Dia added Fenerbahce's third goal in the 89th minute, a minute after coming off the bench. Fenerbahce remain third in the table, two points behind leaders Bursaspor and one behind Trabzonspor, who have a game in hand on the teams either side of them.

Back in fourth place are Kayserispor, 2-1 winners at home against Ankaragucu today. Ankaragucu took a 38th-minute lead thanks to Murat Duruer but Kayserispor drew level with 12 minutes remaining through substitute Emir Kujovic and Marcelo Zalayeta won it in stoppage time, with Ugur Ucar also sent off late on for the visitors.

Besiktas, back in fifth place, came from behind to draw 1-1 with Karabukspor, an own goal from Armand Deumi in the 59th minute cancelling out the opener from Emmanuel Emenike which arrived four minutes earlier.

Istanbul Buyuksehir are sixth, three points behind Besiktas, after a 3-1 victory away to Kasimpasa. Ersen Martin nudged Kasimpasa 1-0 ahead after ten minutes, but Samuel Holmen brought the visitors level in the 25th minute and Gokhan Unal made it 2-1 in their favour after 51 minutes. Ali Guzeldal added a further goal after 69 minutes.


Perhaps the most important match of the day will be in Trabzon...

Trabzonspor will host Antalayaspor...

I is a must win match for Trabzon ,if they want to get back the top spot on the league..

The gap has been closed by Bursa and Fenerbahce .....

Like I said before Trabzonspor can not afford to lose matches at home anymore!

On the other hand , Antalya is not easy team to beat....

Sunday’s other games include Galatasaray will be home agisnt Eskisehirspor, Genclerbirligi against Bucaspor and Konyaspor will host Gaziantepspor.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Big Stars Join Turkish Soccer Clubs

Big Stars Join Turkish Soccer Clubs
By Emre Karatas

With the big signings of Scotch Kenny Miller and American Jozy Altidore to the last Turkish League champions Bursaspor and as called ‘Portugal gang’ by Turkish media Simao Sabrosa, Almeida, Manuel Fernandez who joined Besiktas, Turkish soccer is now observed by the world soccer media.

Besides, the addition of the two other well-known players one of whom is the former Real Madrid star Guti and the other Quaresma who joined Besiktas at the beginning of the season really excites not only Turkish soccer media but also the world soccer media.

Now the authorities are looking forward to seeing the new possible SPOR TOTO SUPER LEAGUE winner as the recent additions are trying to do their bests.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


As I predicted in my recent article on 19th weekend preview , Trabzonspor could not handle the pressure and lost their match against Fenerbahce in Istanbul.

First place team Trabzonspor after saying good- bye to Turkish Cup, is feeling the pressure in the league too!

Fenerahce also ended Trabzonspor's 14-game unbeaten streak .....

First half's best team in The Turkish Super League Trabzonspor looked really bad in the last two league matches and in a cup match against Besiktas, which they lost!

Fenerbahce winning the match, help them self's and Bursaspor. in this race!

Starting 20th week in the Turkish Super League we will see a brand new race on top...

The Gap between Trabzonspor and Bursaspor is down to only two points!

With Fenerbahce is four points,,,,,,

Star studded Besiktas, after losing to Istanbul BuyukSehir Belediyespor, they missed a really good chance this past weekend to go up in the standings!

Galatasaray after losing to Bursaspor . are once again under dark clouds!

This has to be the worst year for Galatasaray team in their club history...

It is the 20th week in the league and they are in 10th place with only 26 points!

The title chase for them is over in my opinion...

The fight at the bottom of the league is getting hotter to...

Bucaspor after winning big at home this past weekend , they look like they want to move out of the danger zone!

So, at the end of the 19th weekend, Fenerbahce, Bursaspor ad Kayserispor wwere the winners and shakers in the league...

With Transfer deadline, Bursaspor got a good addition to their team in the last minute of the transfer day !

American National team player Jozy Altidore will play for Bursaspor until end of this season in Turkey.

With him and Kenny Miller along with Sercan Yildirim and Turgay Bahadir ,Bursaspor will have a scoring powers to chose from!

I believe Altidore could help a lot for Bursaspor, scoring goals,,,,,,

He is fast and very powerful,,,,,,

Most likely he will get a playing time this Friday, when Bursspor host Sivasspor at home in the 20th week opening match....

If Bursaspor wins this match on Friday they could capture the first place in Turkish Super League from Trabzonspor,at least until Sunday!

That's when TRabzonspor plays their match against Antalyaspor in Trabzon.

Last weekend's most ugly indecent was Amkaragucu manager Unit Ozat's disgrace act on the pitch!

He punched and kick the fan that ran in to the field..

How low can you get!

Results from 19th weekend.......
9 Jan 2011
FT Bucaspor 4 : 0 Kasimpasa
FT Bursaspor 2 : 0 Galatasaray
FT Karabukspor 0 : 0 Kayserispor
FT Sivasspor 1 : 1 Antalyaspor
30 Jan 2011
FT Ankaragucu 1 : 3 Manisaspor
FT Buyuksehir 2 : 1 Besiktas
FT Fenerbahce 2 : 0 Trabzonspor
FT Gaziantepspor 1 : 1 Genclerbirligi
31 Jan 2011
FT Eskisehirspor 1 : 0 Konyaspor



1 Trabzonspor 19 13 4 2 41-13 43
2 Bursaspor 19 12 5 2 34-12 41
3 Fenerbahce 19 12 3 4 43-21 39
4 Kayserispor 19 10 6 3 24-14 36
5 Besiktas 19 9 4 6 31-21 31
6 Manisaspor 19 9 1 9 29-27 28
7 Eskisehirspor 19 7 7 5 19-17 28
8 Gaziantepspor 19 7 7 5 17-16 28
9 Buyuksehir 19 8 2 9 24-22 26
10 Galatasaray 19 8 2 9 20-23 26
11 Karabukspor 19 7 4 8 30-31 25
12 Antalyaspor 19 6 6 7 20-24 24
13 Ankaragucu 19 5 7 7 26-33 22
14 Genclerbirligi 19 4 6 9 17-30 18
15 Sivasspor 19 3 7 9 18-34 16
16 Konyaspor 19 3 6 10 17-28 15
17 Bucaspor 19 3 6 10 14-28 15
18 Kasimpasa 19 1 5 13 14-44 8


Coming up matches,,,,,,,,

04 Feb 2011
19:00 CET Bursaspor ? : ? Sivasspor

05 Feb 2011
13:00 CET Kasimpasa ? : ? Buyuksehir
15:00 CET Besiktas ? : ? Karabukspor
16:00 CET Kayserispor ? : ? Ankaragucu
18:00 CET Manisaspor ? : ? Fenerbahce

06 Feb 2011
13:00 CET Konyaspor ? : ? Gaziantepspor
15:00 CET Trabzonspor ? : ? Antalyaspor
16:00 CET Genclerbirligi ? : ? Bucaspor
18:00 CET Galatasaray ? : ? Eskisehirspor

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


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Turkish Chanpions Bursaspor signed US national team player Altidore on a loan deal...

And He arrived in Bursa with privete jet on Tuesday....

On Wednesday , at 14:00 local Turkey time( 9:00 Am,ET) Bursaspor will have a signing ceromony in their Bursa stadium....

I bet you , Altidore will be shock!

There will be more than 20 thousand people at the stadium for this event.....

After the signing ceremony ,Altidore will practice with Bursaspor for the first time in Turkey!

Jozy Altidore is going through the medical check up today...

So, on Wendsday, Altidore will be welcome by green an white "crocodiles" Bursaspor fans, like he never seen before..

We like to warn him ahead.....

Bursaspor with Kenny Miller and Jozy Altiodre will be really good up front and they will score a lot of goals along with Turkish young player Sercan Yildirim.

Bursaspor is on second place currently and two points behind first place Trabzonspor.

At his arrival in Bursa, Altidore told reporters that he joined Turkish side as he wanted to play in Champions League this year.

"last year, Villareal could not make to the Champions League. And I want to compete in this league," he said.

Lastly, Altidore said this but his manager told me Altidore came to Bursa for only six month.

So, you figure ,If Bursaspor plays in the Champions league next season Altidore will be with Bursa if not he will say good bye to Bursa at the end of his contract..

Still , he is very good addition to Bursa and Turkish soccer(football) in general.....

More Americans will know about Bursaspor and Turkey after Freddy Adu news now!

And more American soccer fans will follow Turkish soccer too.