Another derby came and went. The major story comes from Europe, and perhaps Turkish referees have been given a reprieve. Kaan is under the weather this week with the “man flu”, so in case there’s some coughing and stuff, you know why.
Week 13 results for the Turkish Super League are reviewed. The Fenerbahce-Besiktas derby has come and gone, mostly without as much as a whimper. The league leaders stumbled a bit against Antalyaspor, but Istanbul Basaskehir certainly benefitted from the derby result. Galatasaray also benefitted from the derby result as well. Riad Bajic got an ejection under very dubious circumtstances, but Konyaspor got the win over Alanyaspor anyway.
After our discussion last week about coaches on the hot seat, some coaches did happen to get the boot this past week. Adanaspor, Gaziantepspor, and Kayserispor are on the hunt for new coaches.
Perhaps the most controversial European match yet involving a Turkish team happened in the Champions League this past week. Besiktas’ loss in Kiev is discussed. Also, there is a debate as to the reactions on social media regarding this match
The episode wraps up with a review of Europa League action, which at least provided some good news. While Konyaspor suffered some last minute heartbreak, Osmanlispor and Fenerbahce advanced. In fact both of those teams won their groups.
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