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Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Galatasaray have been talking with former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini in Istanbul , Turkey .
President Unal Aysal and chief executive Lutfi Aribogan have met with Roberto Mancini.
Mancini, 48, has been out of work since being dismissed as City manager in May after a three-and-a-half-year reign at the Etihad Stadium which included a Barclays Premier League title success in 2012 and 2011 FA Cup glory.
Fatih Terim was sacked as Galatasaray coach earlier this week after rejecting a contract extension.
Terim, who is also in charge of the Turkish national team, was voted out at a meeting of the club's board of directors.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
It was ugly and also shocking weekend in the Turkish Super League....
Awful and ugly scenes in the Istanbul's derby match and then Galatasaray board of directors decision to show the door to Fatih Terim was shocking news after the derby match on Monday!
Lately, there isn't a day in Turkish football without a chaos .....
Getting back to week five, matches,
Besiktas still remains in top of the Turkish Super League despite the abandoned match between Besiktas and Galatasaray in Ataturk stadium on Sunday...
Seeing fans running into the field was disgrace
Hundreds of fans running on to pitch with plastic picnic chair were awful scene to see !
Turkish football federation will decide the outcome of this match score later on this week...
In the week five, there were two team won their away matches ....
Trabzonspor and Kasimpasa ..
Trabzonspor beat Kayserispor on Monday night with only one goal
Kasimpas after losing at home against Fenerbahce last weekend beat Sivasspoe in Sivas 1-2 !
Fenerbahce won their fourth match back to back in the week five.....
They trashed Elazigspor at Kadikoy with four goals and Moussa Sow grabbed hat trick and Dirk Kuyt scored the other goal for Fenerbahce.
Third place team Rizespor beat Bursaspor at home and kept up the pressure at top !
There are three teams with 12 points....
Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Rizespor,,,,,,,,
Akhisar and Kasimpasa are with nine points and next in the standings ....
Gazinatepspor is still with only one point after five weeks in the Turkish Super League ...
Antalyaspor and Gaziantepspor are onlytwo teams has not won any matches yet in the league.
Fatih Terim Sacked !
Galatasaray board decided to show the door to Fatih Terim....
Whether you like him or not, Terim's third spell was sucsess ...
I really don't think he was let go because of poor start this season in the league nor getting trashed against Real Madrid in Istanbul !
It was power clash between Galatasaray Chairman Unal Aysal and Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim....
The Turkish media played major role in this sour relationship too
Unal Aysal made a huge mistake here....
Instead of talking directly to Fatih Terim and his assistants, he talked to media ...
That was the big mistake by a man who wanted to bring professionalism to Galatasaray!
Knowing Fatih Terim since 1990's personally, I know how Fatih Terim could be cocky ...
But, last two years Terim has changed a lot many ways.....
This marriage should not have ended like this.....
Both sides should have left their egos and communicate little better !
When going was going good, Galatasaray shouldn't throw Fatih Terim under the bus like this ,,,,,
It would have been better if they did this end of last season after winning the Championship !
It would have been much better for Fatih Terim too ...
Terim's saying yes to coach Turkish National team could well be the reason but when you look at this from Terim's window , maybe Terim knew something, that a lot of people didn't know....
And, that is why he said yes to coach Turkish National team !
What ever it is, the marriage between Galatasaray and Fatih Terim is over ....
Terim's third spell ended at Galatasaray but his third spell with Turkish National team might be extended to four years now !
AHMET B TURGUT
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Galatasaray could feel aggrieved to have been down 1-0 at the half following an opening stanza full of energy and purpose in front of their supporters, but they could have few complaints about the ultimate result, as Real demonstrated the sides’ gulf in quality by hitting their hosts on the break before running up the score line once the Lions’ aggression had been tamed.
Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick, while Karim Benzema added a brace of his own, in what turned out to be a humbling experience for Galatasaray despite pre-match suggestions that they could spring a surprise on the Spanish giants.
Given that much of Istanbul is one large building site that has succumb to “urban renewal,” it is little surprise that even hell – a.k.a. the venerable and intimidating former home of Galatasaray at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Mecidiyeköy – has made way for the city’s latest luxury condos. But what Galatasaray’s new Türk Telekom Arena lacks in tradition, it certainly makes up for in size, and the 52,000 Cim Bom supporters did their best to create an awe-inspiring welcome, staging a giant tifo that featured coach Fatih Terim and his charges in medieval armor.
Terim – who has frequently demonstrated that he did not acquire the nickname of “The Emperor” by coincidence – sent his warriors onto the attack from the off, with Felipe Melo testing Real Madrid just two minutes in with a rasping shot that stung Iker Casillas’ hands, but the unflappable Spanish number-one parried wide for a corner.
The excellent save, however, was to be Casillas’ only meaningful contribution to the game, as the goalkeeper sustained an apparent rib injury that necessitated his replacement by Diego Lopez just 15 minutes in.
Though Real was uncharacteristically garbed in all-blue, they reminded quickly the hosts of their credentials by nearly opening the scoring after Angel di Maria quickly evaded a sliding challenge in the box, only to curl his effort over Fernando Muslera’s bar.
Melo was at the center of the action again on the half-hour mark, when his headed effort off a Wesley Sneijder corner seemed destined for the far corner, only to produce an excellent goal-line save by Lopez. The ever-mercurial Brazilian, however, demonstrated his propensity for picking up bookings within the minute when he was yellow-carded for fouling German international Sami Khedira.
Gareth Bale’s multi-million-euro transfer to Los Blancos might have stolen the summer’s headlines, but it was another summer signing for Real, Isco, that soon found the sudden opening for the visitors in minute 33. Against the run of play and seemingly covered by at least three Galatasaray defenders, the Spanish international latched onto a long ball before beating Muslera off his right-hand post.
The Lions were soon struck by their own rotten injury luck, as Champions League great Didier Drogba was forced to leave the pitch grimacing with shoulder pain just before the end of the first half, to be replaced by Nordin Amrabat.
The sides returned to the contest with reckless abandon to start the second half, with Cristiano Ronaldo forcing a fine parry from Muslera, moments before Burak Yılmaz, who scored eight times in last year’s tournament, watched his free header flash agonizingly wide of Lopez’s post.
Despite Galatasaray’s endeavors to find the equalizer in Real’s end, the Lions were soon picking the ball out of their own net again on 54 minutes when Karim Benzema coolly slotted past Muslera after
being put through alone on goal.
The goal opened the floodgates, and Ronaldo added a third and fourth within three minutes just after the hour mark, twice stabbing in from close range – with the second coming off a free kick delivered by Bale just after the Welshman entered the pitch. Ronaldo then turned provider with nine minutes remaining, passing for Benzema to score a second from close range.
Umut Bulut might have earned the home side a modicum of respect by preventing Real from posting a clean sheet with six minutes remaining, but the goal was quickly overshadowed by Ronaldo, who smashed in from close range in injury time to complete his hat-trick and Real’s demolition of Galatasaray.
Cim Bom singularly failed to produce another memorable – if futile – performance like they did when defeating Real 3-2 at home in last season’s Champions League quarterfinals, albeit while falling 5-3 on aggregate. The club will be subjected to another stiff test in its next CL date, when it travels to Juventus on Oct. 2 to meet the “Old Lady,” which was surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw away to FC Copenhagen in the night’s other Group B fixture.
"Real Madrid might be loaded with world best players and big salary players , my players will play with their hearts and 12th man on the stands behind them will make difference "
"They are very strong ,but we want to beat Real Madrid, in Ali Sami Yen Arena again "
On the other hand Real Madrid coach Ancelotti will set a record in Istanbul on Tuesday night.
Ancelloti will head the sixth club in the Champions League in his career .
Last time, Ancelloti faced Terim, was back in 2001....
Galatasaray beat Real Madrid last April in Instanbul 3-2 ..
Both teams are unbeaten in their domestic league ,but Galatasaray has a few draw instead of wins!
Galatasaray's biggest weapon will be Drogba tonight along with Sneijeder ..
Selcuk Inan coming out of the injury should be match maker for Galatasaray .
Muslera in goal should have a flawless match against Real...
I still think Galatasaray who plays in the big league does not have a real good second keeper in their roster!
We saw that last weekend with Eray!
The way he loped the ball in front of the goal was no no for a goal keeper..
That should be warning for Terim..
I am sure Terim had a few warning harsh words to his young keeper Eray ...
On the other hand, Real Madrid will have legendary Casillas in goal...
Gareth Bale and Ronaldo will be Real Madrid's weapons.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
|FATIH TERIM AND AHMET B TURGUT-1997
Turkish National team boys and their new coach for the third spell Fatih Terim still believes in a miracles ...