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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Crucial Saturday and Sunday in the Turkish Super League !

My take.....

On, Fenerbahce vs Besiktas  clash in Kadikoy !

Fenerbahce team is red hot with impressive run in the last 12 matches...

10 wins, one draw and only one loss!

They have won their last five matches ....

And they have score 12 goal in their last five matches...

There is no problem with Fenerbahce scoring goals and playing full force in the 90 minutes match !

This year's Fenerbahce has looked very good as a team under Ersun Yanal...

They have struggled in the beginning but they are the best form team in the Turkish Super League!

The question is ....

Could Besiktas defense stop Fenerbahce and Besiktas  forwards  score on Fenerbahce?

Although Besiktas scored three goals against  weak Konya team , Fenerbahce will not give Besiktas that much of opportunity !

In the last five matches, Besiktas only won their last two and draw three of them !

A win for Besiktas in Kadikoy will stir things at on top.....

Fenerbahce is on top with 31 points and Besiktas is with 24 !
In between them , is Kasimpasa with 25 points...

And  on Sunday,Kasimpasa will host Galatasaray who has 22 points.....

That is why, Fenerbahce ,Besiktas match is huge on Saturday!

A draw will be better for Fenerbahce...

But, if Fenerbahce plays for a draw, they might just lose the match..

Two tactical coaches......

Yanal  vs  Bilic !

both of the coaches, will battle for a win on Saturday....

Who ever wins the match ,will win more then three points....

If you look at the form table, Fenerbahce should win ,but sometimes in the derby matches, that does not happen...

Fenerbahce with 12th man on their side, has the edge , but look for Besiktas to surprise Fenerbahce on Saturday in Kadikoy !

Lastly,  goal keepers could decide out come of this match....

That's the way I see it....

Ahmet  B  Turgut

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Preview: Real Madrid v Galatasaray

Real Madrid are set to be without Cristiano Ronaldo as they look to seal top spot in UEFA Champions League Group B against Galatasaray.
Ronaldo returned from inspiring Portugal to FIFA World Cup qualification with his 25th club goal of an already remarkable season on Saturday, setting Real on the way to a 5-0 La Liga win at Almeria.
However, the Ballon d'Or hopeful hobbled out of that victory early in the second half, and Real confirmed on Monday that scans showed he had suffered a "lesion in the posterior part of the left thigh".
It is unclear exactly how long Ronaldo will be sidelined for, but the fact he is almost certain to miss Wednesday's clash at the Bernabeu bodes well for Galatasaray.
Galatasaray  were on the receiving end of a hat-trick by the 28-year-old as part of a 6-1 drubbing in the reverse fixture this term, while the forward also scored three times across two legs as Real prevailed in last season's quarter-final between the two sides.
Scoring contributions in each of his side's four Champions League matches this term means that Ronaldo has already matched the record of eight goals in the group stages, although his chances of bettering that mark may now be over.
A 4-0 triumph over Copenhagen and four points from two matches against Juventus means that Madrid only need a point to ensure qualification, but a shock defeat against Copenhagen on matchday four makes Galatasaray's situation far more trying.
Recently installed manager Roberto Mancini sees his side sitting second in the group on four points - level with the Danes and a point ahead of Juventus, who they host on the final matchday.
Ahead of a game that will be played on his 49th birthday, Mancini told "Galatasaray are a very good team who have the potential to do well this season.
"It's never easy in the Champions League and our group is particularly tough. However, we can progress.
"I'm still confident of qualifying. We need to improve as a team but I am hopeful of a good result in our next game against Real Madrid.
"Then we will have everything to play for at home to Juventus on 10 December. As they say in football, never say never."

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fatih Terim inks 7- year deal

Fatih Terim agreed to 5+2 year deal with Turkish National team. 

He and TFF President Yildirim Demiroren ink the deal in Fatih Terim's birth city Adana .

The signing ceromony was done just  hours before Turkey vs Northern Ireland friendly match ...

Earlier in same day, Fatih Terim visited his father and mother at their house in Adana .

Fatih Terim has agreed a new deal with Turkish Football Federation that will keep him in charge until 2020.

He will be in fully charge of all the national team !

Terim began his third spell in control of the national team earlier this year after Abdullah Avci sacked by TFF , on a temporary basis.

The Turkish Football Federation quickly announced its intention to keep him in the job for the long haul after he left Galatasaray !

Fatih Terim will lead the team in their bid to qualify for Euro 2016.

"We've agreed a seven-year deal with our coach," TFF president Yildirim Demiroren said.

"We want to be a permanent fixture at every tournament. To do this we thought we'd better get Fatih Terim. "

At the press conference Fatih Terim was upset with a question about his former team Galatasaray !

He said , it is is very nice that you ask question like that before national team match....
You should go ask Galatasaray officials that question , not to me ! He told the reporter ...

Turkey beat Northern Ireland with only  Mevlut Erdinc's goal in Adana, Turkey.

Turkey will play next match on Tuesday in Mersin, Turkey against Belarus . 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Turkey to face N.Ireland and Belarus

Turkish A National Team, coached by Fatih Terim, will face Northern Ireland and Belarus in a friendly game on the following November in their home.

Turkey-Northern Ireland friendly game will be played in Adana 5 Ocak Stadium, Adana, Turkey on 15 November 2013 Friday at 21.00 with Turkish local time.

Turkey-Belarus friendly game will be played in Mersin Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin, Turkey on 19 November 2013 Tuesday at 20.00 with Turkish local time.

Doğum Tarihi
A Milli / Gol
İlk A Milliliği
Bilal Kısa
Akhisar Bld.Spor
28 Mayıs 2006
Gökhan Töre
Beşiktaş A.Ş.
10 Ağustos 2011
Olcay Şahan
Beşiktaş A.Ş.
22 Mart 2013
Tolga Zengin
Beşiktaş A.Ş.
12 Nisan 2006
Ersan Adem Gülüm
Beşiktaş A.Ş.
10 Eylül 2013
Oğuzhan Özyakup
Beşiktaş A.Ş.
28 Mayıs 2013
Serdar Aziz
Serkan Kırıntılı
Çaykur Rizespor A.Ş.
Koray Altınay
Çaykur Rizespor A.Ş.
Tarık Çamdal
Aytaç Kara
Salih Uçan
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.
Gökhan Gönül
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.
17 Kasım 2007
Volkan Demirel
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.
28 Nisan 2004
Caner Erkin
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.
26 Mayıs 2006
Mehmet Topal
Fenerbahçe A.Ş.
6 Şubat 2008
Burak Yılmaz
Galatasaray A.Ş.
12 Nisan 2006
Umut Bulut
Galatasaray A.Ş.
5 Haziran 2007
Emre Çolak
Galatasaray A.Ş.
12 Ekim 2012
Semih Kaya
Galatasaray A.Ş.
29 Şubat 2012
Uğur Çiftçi
İshak Doğan
Kardemir Karabükspor
Adem Büyük
Kasımpaşa A.Ş.
Aydın Karabulut
Aykut Demir
Trabzonspor A.Ş.
Arda Turan
Atletico Madrid
16 Ağustos 2006
Sercan Sararer
VFB Stuttgart
24 Mayıs 2012
Mevlüt Erdinç
AS Saint Etienne
26 Mart 2008

Source :TFF

Turkish Super League Wrap : Fenerbahce beat Galatasaray

Fenerbahce restored their four-point lead at the top of the Super League with a 2-0 derby win over fierce rivals Galatasaray on Sunday.
Ersun Yanal's Fenerbahce went into their home clash with the reigning champions having seen their advantage at the summit reduced to one point after second-placed Kasimpasa defeated Gaziantepspor 3-0 on Saturday.

However, Fenerbahce reclaimed their leading margin with a hard-fought victory over Roberto Mancini's Galatasaray.

Midfielder Emre Belozoglu opened the scoring at the Sukru Saracoglu with a 24th-minute penalty before Cristian Baroni sealed the win with a strike midway through the second half.

Felipe Melo had the chance to pull one back for the visitors from the spot in injury time, but his tame effort was saved by Volkan Demirel as Fenerbahce extended their unbeaten league run to 10 matches.

Kasimpasa kept the pressure on Fenerbahce at the top thanks to a three-goal blitz in nine first-half minutes against Gaziantepspor, with Ezequiel Scarione, Castro and Ilhan Eker on the scoresheet.

Third-placed Sivasspor, meanwhile, made it six wins in their last seven Super Lig games with a 2-1 home success over Bursaspor on Saturday, with second-half goals from Burhan Eser and Aatif Chahechouhe sandwiching a Taye Taiwo equaliser.

At the other end of the table, bottom-placed Kayserispor were condemned to their seventh defeat in 11 games as Besiktas ran out 3-0 victors at the Kadir Has Sehir Stadi on Saturday.

Meanwhile, second-bottom Elazigspor fell to their seventh defeat in a row with a 1-0 reverse to Kayseri Erciyesspor, but Konyaspor put breathing space between themselves and the relegation zone with a 2-0 success over mid-table Antalyaspor.

Eskisehirspor moved above Galatasaray into fifth thanks to their 2-0 win against Akhisar Belediyespor on Friday, with second-half goals from Hurriyet Gucer and Necati Ates enough for the hosts.
Elsewhere this weekend, Genclerbirligi came from two down at home to Trabzonspor to make it three Super League  wins in a row with a 3-2 success, while Karabukspor beat Rizespor 2-1.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Trabzonspor one point away !

Trabzonspor moves to top of the group and needs only one point to advance to next round .

Two second half goals put Trabzonspor on top ahead of Lazio with 10 points .

Trabzon man and Trabzonspor coach Mustafa Resit Akcay, being in the European competitions  for the first time in his career, he is braking clubs record, as far as winning away matches in Europe ! 

Mustafa Resit Akcay, worked under another Trabzon man and former Trabzonspor coach Giray Bulak at many Turkish clubs and Trabzonspr ...

Later he was very sucsesful at Tavsanli and Trabzonspor pilot team .....


Olcan Adin, whose cross led to Dossa Junior's mistake, then sealed victory seven minutes later following a counter-attack after Legia chased their first point of the campaign.

Trabzonspor now need just a single point from their final two games to progress to the last 32.

Legia had defied their lowly position in the Group J standings by having the best of the opening half.

Michal Kucharczyk made an early nuisance of himself as he forced Trabzonspor goalkeeper Onur Kivrak to tip a 12-yard effort wide. Kivrak was again unable to hold on when Kucharczyk tried his luck from outside the area.

Tomasz Jodlowiec volleyed wide from the edge of the area as Legia's confidence grew, although a mis-directed 30-yard shot from Dominik Furman was ambitious.

Trabzonspor offered little in the opening 45 minutes with a well-hit 35-yard effort from Jose Bosingwa about the best they could muster.

Legia continued to threaten after the break, roared on by a vocal home support, with Dossa Junior heading just wide after getting in front of his marker to meet Furman's delivery to the back post.

Trabzonspor were dealt a blow when Kivrak had to be replaced with what appeared a leg injury on 53 minutes. His replacement Zeki Ayvaz was immediately called into action to tip over Tomasz Brzyski's heavily deflected strike.

But despite Legia's dominance they fell behind to a goal against the run of play with 18 minutes left.

Dossa Junior was unlucky to concede it when Florent Malouda made a hash of trying to head in an Adin cross. The former Chelsea winger managed only to get a slight touch off his shoulder but Dossa Junior had too little time to react as the ball hit him and went in.

Malouda then turned provider for Adin moments later as Trabzonspor hit Legia on the break.

The momentum of the move had looked lost when Malouda had a shot blocked, but after retrieving the ball he tricked his way into the area and pulled a pass back for Adin to slide in a low shot.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Galatasaray loses important match in Copenhagen

Daniel Braaten's early goal gave Copenhagen a 1- 0 over Galatasaray in Group B of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Braaten back-heeled the ball in to give FCK a fifth-minute lead and they withstood a second-half charge from Gala to claim the win which sees them climb off the bottom of Group B and level on four points with their opponents.
Real Madrid top the group with 10 points with Juventus now bottom with three.
The Danish champions came into the match at the Parken stadium with just one point to their credit and their hopes of a top-two finish seemingly fading, but they enjoyed the ideal start with Braaten's inventive close-range finish.
Rurik Gislason fired over a low cross from the right and Braaten ghosted in between the Gala backline and goalkeeper Eray Iscan before showing great audacity and no little skill to flick the ball inside the back post with his heel.
Stale Solbakken's troops then came within inches of making it 2-0 two minutes later when Nicolai Jorgensen saw his header from Pierre Bengtsson's free-kick hit the post.
It was looking set to be a long night for Gala at that stage, but they weathered the early storm and were almost on level terms in the 21st minute when Burak Yilmaz's header brought a brilliant save out of Johan Wiland.
The visitors came even closer 14 minutes later when they too hit the woodwork, Felipe Melo's header striking the upright from an Albert Riera corner.
FCK's attacking threat had not disappeared completely though and three minutes before the break they had a great chance to make it 2-0 when Bengtsson sent Braaten clean through but he was denied a second goal by a good save from Iscan
There was still time after that for Roberto Mancini's men to create another chance before half-time and Didier Drogba may feel he should have done better with his close-range effort.
Drogba headed another opening wide at the start of the second half and the Ivorian, who led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012, then forced two more saves out of Wiland midway through the period as the Turkish side turned up the heat on their hosts.
Yilmaz was next to test the Wiland with a headed effort eight minutes from time, but the visitors would not get any closer in the closing stages as FCK held on for the win.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fenerbahce re-elected Aziz Yildirim !

Aziz Yildirim has been re-elected as the chairman of the Turkish sports club Fenerbahce at the general assembly meeting on Sunday.
The meeting was held in Ulker Sports Arena and votes of the candidate chairmen were counted in 23 boxes in the aftermath of voting process. 
According to the results, Aziz Yildirim received 6,821 votes and Mehmet Ali Aydinlar 2,383 votes whereas 176 votes were invalid. 
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