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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Eskisehirspor hires Ertugrul Saglam

Former Besiktas and Bursaspor coach Ertugrul Saglam , will be Eskisehirspor's new coach.

After leaving ,Bursaspor early this year, he was waiting for offers from other teams.

He won the Turkish Super League Championship with Bursaspor in the 2010-2011 season,

43 years old coach, former soccer player from Samsun and he played for Besiktas many years.

He also was goal scorer for the Turkish National team  before Hakan Sukur,

He  coached  Samsunspor and Kayserispor too.

On Friday, Eskisehirspor hold a signing day at the Eskisehir stadium for their coach Ertugrul Saglam.

With fans  and Eskiseher band in the stands, Ertugrul Saglam and team official inked the deal in front of their fans.

Ertugrul Saglam said, he is very happy to come to Eskisehir and  he said ,he will try hard to do same-thing he did in Bursa, taken Bursaspor to league title.

Young Turks reach U-20 knockout stage

Turkish National U-20 team came back from behind to beat Australia 2-1 and advance to sweet sixteen in the FIFA's U-20 World Cup tournament.

The match played in Trabzon ,Avni Aker stadium and there were over ten thousand spectators in the stands.

It was kind of do or die match for Young Turks  !

After Australia score first in the 52th minute of the match...

Turkey woke up and two minutes later scored the equalizer goal..

Midfileder Hakan Calhanoglu  trapped the header pass from his team mate then strike the ball  far corner of the goal .

In the 87th  minute, Okay Yokuslu scored  the tournament of the the best goal!

From about 20 yards out he chip theh ball over Australia's keeper and scored beautiful goal.

With this win Turkey advance to last 16 round in the tournament.

 Young Turks will face France on Tuesday.

Watch the highlight of Turkey 2- Australia 1 match........


Friday, June 28, 2013

Slaven Bilic to Besiktas,Ersun Yanal to Fenerbahce

                                            SLAVEN BILIC.....

                                           ERSUN YANAL...................................

Two teams who are in trouble with UEFA, finally decided to hire their new coaches today.

Besiktas team will be coached by Slaven Bilic  and Fenerbahce's new coach will  be Ersun Yanal.

Bilic inked three year deal with Besiktas while Ersun Yanal  signed only one year deal !

Two of the teams early in the week,were banned by UEFA from European competitions

 Besiktas one year and Fenerbahce will be banned three years from going to Europe !

Both teams will appeal theh decision,,,,,,,,

Bilic was sacked by L. Moscow team this season.

He made a name for him self  during the Euro 2008 tournament with Croatia National team.

Ersun Yanal ,  left Eskisehirspor to come to Fenerbahce.

Ersun Yanal signing only one year deal is very interesting too..

Ersun Yanal , first time in his career will coach one of the Istanbul's  big three.\

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Besiktas one and Fenerbahce banned three years from all European competitions by UEFA .

Here is the news from UEFA WEB SITE.. 

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body (CDB) today announced its decisions following the disciplinary proceedings relating to Fenerbahçe SK (Turkey), Beşiktaş JK (Turkey), and FC Steaua Bucureşti (Romania).


The CDB carefully analysed the situation of both Fenerbahçe SK and Beşiktaş JK and has pronounced the following sanctions:


• Beşiktaş JK is not eligible to participate in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League.


• Fenerbahçe SK is excluded from participating in the next three UEFA club competitions for which it would qualify, including the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League season. The ban for the third season is deferred for a probationary period of five years.


The CDB also carefully analysed the situation of FC Steaua Bucureşti and, taking into account certain mitigating circumstances, the following sanction has been imposed:


• FC Steaua Bucureşti is not eligible to participate in one UEFA club competition for which the club would otherwise qualify. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of five years.


All clubs have the opportunity to appeal the decisions of the CDB to the UEFA Appeals Body.


Further, in relation to the individuals of the clubs involved in the cases of Fenerbahçe SK and Beşiktaş JK, the CDB decided that certain additional information will be collected in order to consider in further detail the different position of each of the individuals concerned.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Good Start for Young Turks in the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Turkey's "Young Turks" starts FIFA U-20 World Cup journey with comfortable win over  El Salvadore

Turkey's U-20 National team has comfortably won its first game FIFA Under-20 World Cup tournament that it hosts for the first time in its history. The Turkish players defeated easily 3-0  El Salvador  at Trabzon Avni Aker stadium.

Turkey's young talent Salih Uçan opened the score in the 9th minute after an assist of Cenk Şahin, scored two goals in the 46th and the 64th minutes. 

With the victory Young Turks has taken an early lead in the group B after Colombia and Australia drew 1-1 in the other game of the group earlier June 22. Turkey will play its next game against Colombia in Rize, Turkey. 

Highlights  of the match...