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Friday, February 27, 2015

Besiktas beat Liverpool in front of record crowd

                                                                  Tolgay  Arslan

The only team from Turkey left in the Europa League , beat Reds of Liverpool , after match decided with penalty kicks!

It was a huge 12th man support at the Atatturk stadium where ,Besiktas fans broke the record in the Europa League match.

Crowd of 63,324 watch Beşiktaş settle Liverpool score

Looking back,  at the first  half, Besiktas and Besiktas defense looked worry....

Besiktas keeper Cenk Gonen had two good saves in the first half.

But, second half , was totally diffrent....

Hungary Besiktas, with a good game plan , and right man at the right time ,subtitution by Besiktas coach Bilic , gave Besiktas that hope after huge goal by young German born Tolgay Arslan .

He gave that signal just before the goal ,when he took a strike outside of the box area !

Tolgay Arslan gave a new blood to Besiktas team in the middle ......

With that huge goal by Tolgay Arslan in the 72th minute , brought Besiktas fans on their feet !

Demba Ba's strike would have ended the match in the very last second of  the injury time ...

Ba's strike, hit the upper post and went back in to play !

 During the over time , score stayed same and the match went to penalty kicks!

While Besiktas score five of the penalties , Liverpool missed the last one....

After that, Besiktas fans in the Ataturk stadium and Besiktas fans around theh world went crayz !

Besiktas has not loss to any English teams at home this season at Ataturk stadium.....

And they did not score any goals against Bilic's Besiktas team this season !


Wheather you like him or not, you have to give credit where credit is due !

Bilic was under fire after losing to Eskisehir last weekend in the Turkish Super League.

But in his head , this Liverpool match ,was more important....

He wanted  to win and beat Liverpool in Ataturk stadium.

He showed that with his game plan and his subsutition from sidelines.......

He was big factor in winning against Liverpool on Thursday.

Kudos to Slaven Bilic and Besiktas's  President Fikret Orman .....

Lastly, Bilic is happy with Besiktas now, but this huge win against Liverpool, will earn him a coching job in the EPL !

Next, Besiktas will face Clubtha Brugge ......

Finaly, Besiktas  knock out , one of the teams that was suppose to win Europa Cup .

With this moralle Besiktas should make it to next round ...

But, they should never underestimate ,Club Brugge

Month of March could be another joy for Besiktas fans around the world !

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Besiktas President Fikret Orman : We still have a chance against Liverpool !

Ahmet B. Turgut talking to Besiktas President Fikret Orman in New York

Besiktas team president Fikret Orman, after watching first leg match against Liverpool in England , he took time to attend Besiktas USA'a  GALA in New York on Sunday.

He spent the weekend in New York with Besiktas USA organization members and watched Besiktas's Turkish Super League match against Eskisehirspor  in Ali Baba restaurant in Manhattan !

Where he saw his team lost  against Eskisehir.....

Fikret Orman was  very upset with that loss !

After the match, he attended Besiktas USA Gala, that night.

At the Besiktas USA Gala , I had a brief chance to talk to Fikret Orman about  the second leg match .

He said, "Besiktas still has a chance and with the help of the 12th man (Besiktas fans ),  we will fight until last minutes of the match "

He also said, if Besiktas plays like Besiktas we should have no problem beating Liverpool in Istanbul.

He went on to say ,"we want to go to our new stadium Vodafone Stadium as a Champion of Turkish Super League this year !"


According to him, Besiktas will move in  to Vodafone Satadium around September of this year !

Coming back to today's match against Liverpool, both team will miss important players...

Liverpool has  theh advatage but, it's very important to remember, a quick goal could put pressure on Liverpool at Ataturk stadium with rowdy Besiktas fans !

Besiktas, has huge problems at the back four.....

To order to win tonight, defense should have flowless match and they have to score goals..

Demba Ba and Gokhan Tore might play ....That will will be huge plus for Besiktas !


At the Besiktas USA Gala,  Besiktas USA  organizations president Emrah Ogut and vice president  Ferruh Zor,  presented a check for fifteen thousand dollars to Fikret Orman to help ,Vodafone stadium.

At the Gala, Demba Ba's jersey  sold for 30 thousand dollars while Besiktas USA raised  a lot of money from Besiktas players jerseys .

Former Besiktas Captain and Turkish National Team player Rahim Zafer who coaches Dallas City FC soccer team also was at the Besiktas USA event .

Turkish pop singer Gokhan Tepe who is also Besiktas fan was the entertainer for the night ...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Troubled Turkish National team will face Czechs on Friday !

 Fatih Terim's injury-laden Turkey seeks salvation in its second Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against the Czech Republic in İstanbul on Friday following a bitter start to the qualifiers with a 3-0 rout by Iceland. 

The other group matches on Friday pit Latvia against rampant Iceland and the Netherlands against Kazakhstan. 

The real test of Terim's third era started off with an unsatisfying performance and a subsequent loss to Iceland. The coach has been left in a disadvantageous position to turn the tables in his team's favor due to the unprecedented injuries and a forced reshuffle. Terim's starting lineup for the Czech Republic match will be a mystery for many. 

Schalke 04 defender Kaan Ayhan was the first one to leave the squad because of an injury to his foot and had to postpone his debut appearance with the national team. The 19-year-old chose to play for Turkey, even though he had been capped for both Turkish and German junior teams and could wait for an invitation from Germany. After the news arrived for Ayhan, five other players were reported to be absent in the Czech match due to their injuries, sending shockwaves across the nation. 

Top-choice goalie Volkan Demirel will miss out on action in the Czech Republic match and the ensuing Latvia clash. The real shock is in the offensive line. The regular strikers of the team, Burak Yılmaz of Galatasaray and Mustafa Pektemek of Beşiktaş, will be sidelined, whereas the team will also lack the offensive support from Bayern Leverkusen attacking midfielder Hakan Çalhanoğlu, who will be out due to an injury. One of the key defenders of the team, Bayer Leverkusen's Ömer Toprak, will also miss the game. 

In the absence of the key players, Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altıntop has a chance to reclaim his regular spot in the national team as long as he manages to turn the liabilities into assets and show himself. The 31-year-old was last capped for the national team in a friendly against Ghana on Aug. 14, 2013, and he was the captain in that clash. He netted a total of eight goals for Turkey. He will return to the team after 14 months away. Altıntop has not fully returned to his old form following a string of injuries. He was sidelined for most of last season.

Altıntop has been on the pitch for a total of 91 minutes in the three games he played coming off the bench in Galatasaray this season. 

Ahead of the Czech Republic match, Fenerbahçe's substitute goalie Mert Günok, Kasımpaşa forward Adem Büyük and Gaziantepspor forward Muhammet Demir were included in the squad. 

Terim included two first-time players in the squad: Sivasspor's Ümit Kurt and Akhisar Belediyespor's Güray Vural. Speaking to reporters prior to a training session this week, 23-year-old defender Kurt said he is very happy to be included in the squad and he will do his best to represent his nation. Midfielder Vural said he hopes to be a permanent member of the team and thanked Terim for inviting him. He underlined that the next two games are now more important after the team lost to Iceland. 

Turkey will hope for history to repeat itself in this critical phase as it happily remembers a historic Euro 2008 campaign against the Czechs. Under the helm of Terim in his second stint with the national team, Turkey hit two late goals in the last four minutes to get into the quarterfinals of the tournament and kicked their opponents out. The match remains one of the memorable meetings of the two sides. In their last encounter, which was a friendly last February, the Czech Republic defeated Turkey 2-0 in Manisa, a western Turkish city. 

Source : (Cihan News )

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Besiktas and Trabzonspor looking for win in Europe !

After Galatasaray losing to Arsenal in the Champions League match with a huge score 4-1, Turkey's Besiktas and Trabzonspor will try to win today.

Besiktas will be in London and Trabzonspor will be at home.....

Besiktas will take on Tottenham  while Trabzopnspor host Legia Warsaw team at home.

Beşiktas's club competition record in England is two wins and five loses, including two humiliating defeats, a 6-0 loss to Leeds United on Sept. 26, 2000, and an 8-0 defeat at Liverpool Oct. 6, 2007.  

The two teams have met only once in the past, when Tottenham beat Besiktas 2-0 in the 2006-2007 UEFA Cup group stage.


Trabzonspor will try to focus in the Europa League following a winless streak in the Turkish Super League. Trabzonspor  aims to win its second match in the tournament  against Legia  Warsaw .

Coach Vahid Halilhodzic's side is no stranger to Legia matches, and more importantly, to the victories against Legia as the two sides met in last season's edition of the competition and Trabzonspor won both games 2-0. 

Trabzonspor has only lost one of its last nine Europa League matches, when it was beaten by Italian giant Juventus in the round of 32 last season. Under the helm of Halilhodzic, the club remains undefeated this season. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Galatasaray meets Arsenal again!

Galatasaray will be looking to take advantage of Arsenal's midfield injury crisis today as they look to pick up their first ever win in England

Galatasaray  never won in England in nine attempts, although they have defeated Arsenal before in the UEFA Cup final in 2000. 

Arsenal are also without long-term absentees Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Mathieu Debuchy. 

Arsenal and Galatasaray are both desperately seeking points after a disappointing opening round that saw the English club lose to Borussia Dortmund while Galatasaray  drew at home to Anderlecht.

Galatasaray not doing good in the Turkish Super Lig.....

New coach Cesare Prandelli is already rumored to be on the black list  while Chairman Unal Aysal has already decided to step down ahead of an early election in mid-October.

In London, the Metropolitan Police Force has put itself on alert with both Galatasaray and Besiktas fans in town. Beşiktaş play Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League tomorrow. English clubs have become weary of Turkish fans after several bad experiences.

The police force in London is taking extra precautions to ensure there are no problems between opposing fans.

"We are aware of the background of the two clubs and appropriate plans will be in place. We are also aware that the clubs will have supporters already based in London," a spokesman for British Transport Police.

"We are used to dealing with large numbers of fans and we are liaising with the clubs to make sure everyone is safe and on the move."

Friday, September 19, 2014

Trabzon win away match while Besiktas draw at home !

It was not good night for Besiktas but really joey for Trabzonspor in the Europa League ..

While Trabzonspor winning their match against Metalist in the last seconds of the match, Besiktas disappointed their fans by allowing goal at the 88th minute of the match !

Besiktas after missing so many chances  scored  in the 33th minute of the match by Gokhan Tore.

Missing chances and opportunities  went on with Besiktas in the second half too !

They were not good, as far as kicking the last touches to the goal ...

And they paid for it !

Huge mistake by Besiktas defense,  cost the team, two points!

In the 88th minute, Asteras scored the goal by Facundo Parras with a volley in the box !

Besiktas started the group matches with a huge disappointment...

It was the match that they should have won it easily...

Undisciplined players  on the pitch was the big reason for this...

On the other hand, Trabzonspor won their match in the very last seconds of the match in Ukraine !

As I mention before, Trabzonspor probably the best form team in Turkey at this moment ..

They will hurt a lot of team this year in the Turkish Super League,,,,,,

After scoring first in away match with Kevin Constant  , Metalist equalized the score  ...

At the very last second of the match (injury time ) ,Trabzonspor new transfer Avram Papadopoulos

scored Trabzonspor goal  and Trabzon won the away match 2-1 .

This was huge win for Trabzonspor  in away match....

I think, this Trabzon team will get better as they play more matches.

Trabzonspor and Besiktas will play their league matches on Monday .

Week 3 in the #STSL takes a start with one match on Friday  ..

Eskisehir will host Genclerbirligi ...