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Friday, May 8, 2015

Tight Tittle Race in the Turkish Super League

Will it be .....

Besiktas ?


Or Fenerbahce ?

Last five weeks will decide the winner......

There are many tough matches  in the nex five weeks.

Besiktas and Galatasaray with 64 points and Fenerbahce 63...

Later on  in May,  Galatasaray vs Besiktas match will decide this race,in my opinion !

This weekend.....

 Second place Galatasaray will host Torku Konyaspor in Istanbul on Friday.

 Alex Telles, is suspended from the match at Turk Telekom Arena while Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop will miss the game due to calf injury.

Other title contenders Fenerbahce will be playing away to Medicana Sivasspor on Saturday.

Fenerbahce may lack their Portuguese regular Bruno Alves playing as a centre-back, while Alves is suspended.

Fenerbahce come in third with 63 points.

Leaders Besiktas will meet Gaziantepspor at Osmanli Stadium, in Ankara on Sunday.

Besiktas regulars, Czech centre-back Tomas Sivok, Austrian midfielder Veli Kavlak and goalkeeper Tolga Zengin are probably sidelined because of their injuries.

Besiktas are leading the league with 64 points by goal average.

20.00 Galatasaray vs Torku Konyaspor (1700 GMT)
20.00 Eskisehirspor vs Kasimpasa (1700 GMT)
20.00 SAI Kayseri Erciyesspor vs Mersin Idmanyurdu (1700 GMT)

13.30 Genclerbirligi vs Akhisar Belediyespor (1030 GMT)
16.00 Bursaspor vs Kardemir Karabukspor (1300 GMT)
19.00 Medicana Sivasspor vs Fenerbahce (1600 GMT)
19.00 Balikesirspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir (1600 GMT)

16.00 Caykur Rizespor vs Trabzonspor (1300 GMT)
19.00 Besiktas vs Gaziantepspor (1600 GMT)

– Standings:
4Istanbul Basaksehir291212540241648
7Mersin Idmanyurdu29126114841742
9Torku Konyaspor29108112737-1038
12Medicana Sivasspor2997133741-434
13Akhisar Belediyespor2989123645-933
15Caykur Rizespor2977153449-1528
16Kardemir Karabukspor2966173446-1224
17SAI Kayseri Erciyesspor2949163352-1921

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fenerbahce back on top !

Fenerbahce took the lead in the Turkish super league after defeating Bursaspor 1-0 at Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, in Istanbul, on Monday night.
Fenerbahce striker from Cameroon, Pierre Webo, broke the deadlock by scoring in the 84th minute. They now lead the Spor Toto Super League with 59 points in week 27.
Trabzonspor stunned Galatasaray 2-1 in Trabzon on Sunday. Trabzonspor snatched the win thanks to goals by Ozer Hurmaci and Carl Medjani. Galatasaray's goal was scored by Emre Colak. Galatasaray now find themselves in third place with 58 points.
On Saturday, Besiktas eased past Kasimpasa 5-1 in an away match. Mustafa Pektemek, Demba Ba, Ramon Motta, Olcay Sahan and Jose Sosa all scored for Besiktas. With 58 points, Besiktas are in second place thanks to a favorable goal average.
Bursaspor striker Fernandao lead the league in goals with 17. Besikta's Demba Ba is second with 16 goals and Trabzonspor's Oscar Cardozo is third with 15.

Gaziantepspor 1 Torku Konyaspor 1
Kardemir Karabukspor 2 Genclerbirligi 1
Kasimpasa 1 Besiktas 5
SAI Kayseri Erciyesspor 0 Eskisehirspor 1
Medicana Sivasspor 1 Balikesirspor 1
Istanbul Basaksehir 3 Caykur Rizespor 1
Trabzonspor 2 Galatasaray 1
Fenerbahce 1 Bursaspor 0
Mersin Idmanyurdu 1 Akhisar Belediyespor 1

 Fixtures of matchday 28:
Medicana Sivasspor vs Mersin Idmanyurdu
Bursaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Caykur Rizespor vs Kasimpasa 
Eskisehirspor vs Fenerbahce
Balikesirspor vs SAI Kayseri Erciyesspor 
Torku Konyaspor vs Akhisar Belediyespor 
Genclerbirligi vs Trabzonspor 
Galatasaray vs Gaziantepspor
Besiktas vs Kardemir Karabukspor

4Istanbul Basaksehir271211438191947
7Mersin Idmanyurdu27106114339436
9Torku Konyaspor2798102433-935
11Akhisar Belediyespor2789103541-633
12Medicana Sivasspor2787123337-431
15Caykur Rizespor2777133344-1128
16Kardemir Karabukspor2756163144-1321
17SAI Kayseri Erciyesspor2748153048-1820

Source :AA 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Turkey wins World high schools football championship

A high school team from  Trabzon, Turkey  has scooped the World  High Schools Championship Football 2015 title after beating a Brazilian high school team in the final match.
The team achieved victory after winning the match 2-1 on Monday.
The Trabzon Erdogdu Anadolu High School is the second high school team from Trabzon to win such a title, after Trabzon High School won the championship organized in China’s Shanghai in 2003.
The International Federation of official school sport organizations (ISF) organized the World High Schools Championship Football 2015 in Guatemala’s Retalhuleu city from April 12 to April 20.
School director Ali Turan said: “Our children made history on the other side of the world.
“We are very happy to return to Trabzon with the cup.”
He said that all the 18 players were part of the Trabzonspor’s Under-18 and Under-17 teams.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Kuyt to quit Fenerbahce , return to Feyenoord !

Dutch footballer, ex-Liverpool star and current Fenerbahce player Dirk Kuyt on Friday announced he was leaving Fenerbahce to rejoin his former side Feyenoord of Rotterdam. Dirk Kuyt, a popular player in Turkey , played for Fenerbahce last three seasons, insisted that the decision to leave Turkey had been taken before the gun attack on the team bus last weekend that shocked Turkish football. "After nine years of adventures away from home I have decided to return home to play again for Feyenoord," Kuyt said in a statement addressed to "dear Fenerbahce fans" on his Facebook page. The player said he had loved his time in Turkey and said "there should be no doubt" he would do everything until the end of the season to help Fenerbahce retain the Super Lig in a tight title race. Kuyt said he "wanted make clear" he had taken the decision to leave before Saturday's attack by a gunman on the official team bus that left the driver injured. Fenerbahce have refused to play again until the incident is cleared up and the Turkish Super Lig has been suspended for a week. Kuyt himself was not on the bus at the time, which was taking most of the first team to the airport after a victory in the Black Sea city of Rize. But Kuyt said: "In football as in life, the most important thing is the health and safety of people." "This is not just for Fenerbahce but for all football fans in Turkey. Turkey should come together to find a solution," he said. Two suspects detained over the attack were released on Wednesday and it is unclear if the investigation has made any progress since. In a separate statement in Dutch, Kuyt said he would be a Feyenoord player again from July 1.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Turkish football players must have a union !

After what happened to Fenerbahce's bus with full of football players, it's time to have "players union" in Turkey ! This is a huge problem in Turkey ... Football players has no voice and saying in the football society in Turkey ! They have no saying in TV deals..... They can't speak out , when they don't get paid...... While, teams are getting paid huge money by Digiturk,Turkish football players have no share in this big pie..... To order to serve and represent Turkish football players , as a collective bargaining representative,players need a union . In Turkey, either clubs or Turkish Football Federation #TFF decides on behalf of Turkish football players... Just like when a bus "full of football players," was shot at while traveling 80 miles an hour ! This is the end of Turkish football ,if you ask me ,my opinion ! Hate, absurdism by club officials and some Turkish football's bad boys, and fanatic fans, are part of the blame too ! Turkish football bus took a big hit on last Saturday..... But. none of those players on the bus did not talk and had any saying as far as Turkish football federation decision to delay Turkish Super League one week ! Why ? At the Turkish football federation meeting... There were all club official but not even one Turkish player ! They are the one, who play this game on the pitch..... Why they would not speak and defend their rights, it's behind me ! While there is no players union in Turkey , World wide players union (FIFpro ) is in 52 countries ... They work for football players rights ...... In the United states, where MLS was born late 90's , MLs players union was formed in 2003 ! Turkish football players (famous ,not so famous ), has to get together and start forming their union ! It's time to do that .... It's very shame to see TFF delaying only Turkish Super League matches not other leagues..... How could other league players play ? Aren't they football players ? If there was a players union Turkey, TFF and Turkish clubs would never act like they act now ! If Turkish players want a piece of the big pie and have saying in the Turkish football, they must do this ...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2 detained in Fenerbahce bus attack

A Turkish official says police have detained two people suspected of involvement in an attack on a bus that was carrying Fenerbahce players. The bus was shot at Saturday near the northern city of Trabzon on the team's return to the airport from a 5-1 win against Black Sea side Caykur Rizespor. The driver was hit in the face and hospitalized. Trabzon Governor Abdil Celil Oz said the two suspects were detained early on Tuesday. He said one of them is believed to have followed the convoy while the other fired shots at the bus. Fenerbahce had said it would not play its matches until those responsible for the attack are caught. Soccer authorities reacted to the incident by suspending Super League and Turkish Cup matches for a week. Source : AP

Monday, April 6, 2015


After meeting with Turkish Super Lig club officials, TFF (Turkish Football Federations ) decided to delay #STSL for one week ! On the other hand,Fenerbahce say they will not play another Turkish league game until the authorities find the people behind an armed attack on the team bus over the weekend. "We do not intend to play football until the perpetrators are found," deputy chairman Deniz Tolga Aytore told a news conference, calling the incident a "terrorist" attack against Turkey. Meanwhile, the Turkish Super League has been suspended for a week in the wake of the attack, the football federation said following a meeting with the sports minister on Monday. The bus was shot at after Saturday's away match against Rizespor. "We believe the incident was a terrorist attack, targeting not only Fenerbahce but Turkish sports. We decided to postpone all league and cup games for a week," federation chairman Yildirim Demiroren told a news conference. The suspension came after Fenerbahce had called for a ban on all footballing activities on Sunday.