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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