Episode 371: It Has Been A While

February 24, 2018

The podcast returns after an unexpected hiatus.  We have a special guest as George Metellus of the Turkish Super Lig highlight show on beINSports in the USA comes on the podcast this week. 

Week 22 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Besiktas stumbled, while Fenerbahce won big at home.  Istanbul Basaksehir recovered from their loss last week.  Galatasaray continues to stumble on the road.  Robinho shined for Sivasspor.  The week 23 schedule gets a rundown.

The first leg match of the Champions League round of sixteen between Besiktas and Bayern Munich is reviewed.  The less said the better for Besiktas.

To wrap up this week’s episode, Ata runs down the standings for the TFF first division.

 

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Episode 370: We’ll Make This Quick

February 2, 2018

Apologies for this being late, and for no pundit.  Some scheduling conflicts came up. 

Week 19 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  The week 20 schedule gets a rundown.  The TFF first division results from week 19 are also reviewed.  The results from the first legs of the Turkish Cup quarterfinals are summarized.  News this week deals with the end of the transfer window.
 

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Episode 369: European Spot Six-Pointer

January 26, 2018

The league is back in action, which means it comes with all the goodies expected. 

Week 18 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Fenerbahce may have won, but it seems that their fans don’t want to give their support.  Referee mistakes highlighted Sunday and Monday.  The relegation fight looks to become really interesting.  The week 19 schedule gets a rundown.

The TFF first division gets reviewed as they start the second half of the season.  Umraniyespor had a fun time against Gaziantepspor.  Rizespor is in the race for the automatic promotion spots.

The Turkish Cup results from the second legs of the round of sixteen are reviewed.  The matchups for the quarterfinals and semifinals have been determined as well.

New this week deals mostly with signings.  One transfer that came in during the recording session was Vagner Love reportedly heading to Besiktas.  Sivasspor made a splash with the signing of Robinho.  There have been some rumors surrounding Bafetimbi Gomis and whether he was owed money from Galatasaray, and this is also discussed.

 

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Episode 368: We’re Going Looney For Larin

January 15, 2018

Only transfers and other moves this week.  But don’t fault our pundits this week for looking forward to that other football.

This week deals with some players moves for the most part.  The first subject of discussion goes into Karabukspor.  Some players have been leaving the club due to not getting paid their wages.  Besiktas is about to acquire forward Cyle Larin from MLS outfit Orlando City.  However, it seems that the transfer has hit a snag.  Arda Turan is officially at Istanbul Basaksehir.  Robin Van Persie has now left Fenerbahce to heaqd back to Feyenoord (and by the time this episode is release it will have already happened).  Moussa Sow is heading to Bursaspor on loan, but the reported fee for the loan is a bit eye opening.

Here's the link to the article referenced in the Karabukspor discussion: https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/insiders-view-into-what-went-wrong-for-tony-popovic-at-turkish-club-karabukspor/news-story/00eec4d544b50cbc0ddfe7d5592f2dbb

Please note that we may be taking off for next week.

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Episode 367: The Pistachio and Baklava Lobby

January 8, 2018

There’s still no football for right now.  A old friend though comes back for another episode.

The podcast this week goes into the major news.  Back on New Year’s Eve, Gaziantepspor announced that they would be shutting down the club.  The pundits discussion the situation.  With Cenk Tosun finalizing his move to Everton, the pundits discuss the aspects of the move.  Finally, there were rumors and reports circulating that Arda Turan might be headed out of Barcelona and back to Turkey.  The club in question though is a bit of an interesting choice though.

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Episode 366: This Is So Predictable

December 31, 2017

With the winter break here, there seems to be a lot for some to look forward to in the new year.

Week 17 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Sivasspor pulled off a win against Besiktas.  Winning streaks came to an abrupt halt.  Fatih Terim is back on the sidelines and Galatasaray benefitted from that.  Antalyaspor had a cakewalk against Alanyaspor.

The TFF first division gets reviewed.  Ankaragucu’s run came to an end.  The standings at the top get a little tighter.

The Turkish Cup round of sixteen kicked off this past week.  Istanbul Basaksehir might be putting their eggs in the league basket after their match against Giresunspor.  Cenk Tosun scores for Besiktas against Osmanlispor, and it could be his swansong.

Speaking of Cenk Tosun, he is reportedly heading out to England.  News this week leads off with that, as the pundits debates the pros and cons of the potential move.  Alanyaspor have decided to make a coaching change.  With Fatih Terim coming back to Galatasaray, the pundits discuss Galatasaray hiring back Terim for his fourth term with the club.

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Episode 365: Out The Door Goes Tudor

December 22, 2017

A certain Belgian resident returns to the podcast this week.  The league may have gotten interesting this past weekend.

Week 16 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce continue their surges, although one should also add Goztepe to that mix.  Galatasaray and Osmanlispor have been on similar wavelengths.  Saturday provided some individual brilliance.  It does get worse for Karabukspor.  The week 17 schedule gets the rundown

The TFF first division results from week 16 are reviewed.  Ankaragucu is continuing their stellar run of form.  The Guardian article curse continues for Altinordu.

News this week deals with one major coaching change.  The inevitable seems to have occurred as Igor Tudor got sacked by Galatasaray.  Karabukspor has some issues other than on field form to worry about.  Ozer Hurmaci is going to get some money from Trabzonspor.  But with Tudor’s sacking, that's the main point of debate for this week.

(Note: the podcast was recorded in the morning (USA)/afternoon (Belgium) time before Galatasaray announced that they hired Fatih Terim back for a fourth term as Galatasaray head coach.)

 

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Episode 364: It Can’t Get Any Worse For Karabukspor, Can It?

December 16, 2017

Apologies for this being late.  Someone had some work and timing issues.  This will be one of those quick and easy solo episodes.

Week 14 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  The week 15 schedule gets the rundown

The TFF first division results from week 14 are reviewed.  Also, the Turkish Cup wrapped up the fifth round of the tournament with the second legs played this past week.

News this week features some interesting points.  Besiktas found out their opponent in the Champions League round of 16.  Karabukspor sacked their manager.  Also, there was a bit of interesting comment made by an anchor from the official Super League broadcaster.

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Episode 363: Tudor or Out the Door?

December 8, 2017

Another derby has come and gone.  It seems somebody is on the hotseat resulting from that derby. 

Week 14 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor are streaking.  Besiktas took care of business against Galatasaray, and Istanbul Basaksehir actually beat a lowly ranked team.  Genclerbirligi ended their current futile spell, but Karabukspor continues their descent into the abyss.  There was a bit of extracurricular activity in Alanya, and Umit Ozat really needs to watch what he says.  The week 15 schedule gets the rundown

The TFF first division results from week 14 are reviewed.  Ankaragucu are probably the hottest team in all of the Turkish football pyramid.  Gaziantepspor got a result other than a loss for once.  It also looks like things are not so rosy for Eskisehirspor.

European action is reviewed.  Besiktas made some history in the Champions League.  As for Istanbul Basaksehir and Konyaspor, the road in Europe has ended.

Some coaching siutations conclude this week’s episode.  Antalyaspor have sacked Leonardo, and he never seemed to fit there to begin.  With Galatasaray’s recent form over the last five weeks, there’s already rumors that Igor Tudor is on the hotseat.  The rumors surrounding Galatasaray’s coaching situation is debated.

 

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Episode 362: There Are More Stewards Than People

December 1, 2017

Nadeem is back this week to review the league stuff.  This week certainly had some interesting results before that derby coming up.

Week 13 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Both Karabukspor and Genclerbirligi really need to get going.  Galatasaray recovered from last week’s drubbing, but Besiktas may have had some hangover.  Our pick for match of the week didn’t result in anything really major.  The week 14 schedule is given a rundown, which this week features Besiktas facing Galatasaray.

Week 13 results for the TFF first division is given a rundown.  The first leg of the fifth round of the Turkish Cup was played this week, and there’s a quick update of the results.  One results was particularly eye popping.

 

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