Episode 339: Sing a Sad Song for Sabri Sarioglu

June 18, 2017

Apologies for this being late.  There will be a delayed releasing of the podcast since it is the offseason.  But let the offseason fun begin.  At least Turkey is in good shape in World Cup qualifying, right?

The World Cup qualifier between Turkey and Kosovo is discussed.  Turkey got a result, and now it’s time to look forward.

Transfers and news gets discussed.  Antalyaspor is getting ambitions about their future asperations.  Istanbul Basaksehir looks like they don’t want to have a one season wonder.  Fenerbahce made a move, grabbing a Ligue 1 player.  Some teams have hired new coaches as well.  Also, it’s the end of an era at Galatasaray.

 

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Episode 338: Who Took A Pee In Rize’s Tea?

June 10, 2017

The season is finally over.  Some people in Rize though are going to be up in arms though.  Also, beware of being a football journalist in Turkey.

Week 34 results of this season’s Turkish Super League are reviewed.  While most of the games were dead rubbers, the main topic of discussion concerns the relegation dogfight.  It seems as though the city of Rize is none too pleased as to how the season ended.

The third team to be promoted to the Super League was determined this past week.  There was some extracurricular activity.  But we’ll be seeing a team in the Super League that hasn’t been seen in a while, and from a city that hasn’t been represented in the top flight in a while to boot.

Turkey recently played a friendly against Macedonia.  Thing is, Arda Turan decided to overshadow everything by throwing a hissy fit.  Then he decided to retire from international football.  The issues surrounding his supposed retirement is discussed.

The news this week covers the usual wide range of topics.  The main topic of discussion is the return of Aykut Kocaman to Fenerbahce as their new manager.  It didn’t take Konyaspor long to find a replacement, and it may be the best replacement possible.  Bruma is heading out of Galatasaray, and perhaps the price Galatasaray is getting may not be enough to break even.  Kocaman heading back to Fenerbahce is the main focus and issues surrounding his return are debated.

 

 

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Episode 337: It’s Getting Hot In Here For Selcuk Sahin

June 3, 2017

We’ve already crowned a league champion.  Thing is, there’s a few other things that need to be determined.

Week 33 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Besiktas clinches the league title, but there are other things that need to be determined.  The relegation dogfight is set to head into the final weekend.  Galatasaray makes their case for third place.  Akhisar Belediyespor continues their flying end to the season.  The final week’s matches get a rundown.

Various matches get reviewed after the league review.  The Turkish Cup final seemed to have been a cure for insomnia, but at least one club got to take home their first trophy.  The TFF first division promotional playoffs get reviewed, as the two teams playing for the final promotion spot have been determined.  Also, the final promotional spot from the TFF second division (or the third tier) got handed out, and teams in the TFF first division might be asking for divine intervention in order for them not to go to a specific area in the winter.

Two news bites are featured this week.  The first has to do with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan having a problem with a sports related word.  The other point of discussion is a bit more serious.  Selcuk Sahin recently tweeted that players are under hot conditions, and the issues surrounding his tweet are debated.  It seems that beINSports wants the Super League to be expanded to twenty teams, and the pros and cons of this rumored move are debated.

There’s an upcoming international weekend.  The Turkish national team roster for the upcoming international games gets discussed.  The usual debate regarding who got picked also occurs.

 

 

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