Episode 290: Crescent Stars and Stripes

June 23, 2016

Euro 2016 continues on.  Sadly though, it seemed Turkey got cooked.  Weird thing is there’s a lot of comparisons with Turkey and the United States considering both national teams are playing in summer tournaments.  Then again, your hosts are based in the United States, so... yeah, you can figure it out.

The first segment features an eyewitness account of all three Turkey matches in Euro 2016.  Ata’s friend Burak Sezgin joins the podcast to provide an on the ground summary of Turkey’s matches and what it was like being in the crowd during the games.  He also goes into the Arda Turan booing controversy during the Spain game, and it seems that the Turkish sports media may have blown the crowd reaction out of proportion.

Jeremy returns to the podcast after a brief absence for the rest of the episode.  In the second segment, the guys discuss Turkey’s matches against Spain and the Czech Republic.  As eluded in the first paragraph of this episode’s description, they do go into a tangent comparing Turkey national team coach Fatih Terim and United States national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.  While the matches for Turkey are discussed, and debate who the blame should be placed on for Turkey’s overall performance.  They also go into a controversy concerning Terim and national team captain Arda Turan having a bust-up over money bonuses being paid to national team players.

The final segment of this week’s episode features a discussion of the news of the week.  Serdar Aziz is heading to Istanbul, and the transfer deal involving him heading to Galatasaray is discussed.  Also, Osmanlispor found out who they will be facing in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.  Believe it or not, the European club football season will kick off soon, and Osmanlispor, as of the recording of this podcast, is already in training camp to prepare for their future opponent.

 

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Episode 289: We Do It For The Kids

June 17, 2016

Euro 2016 is off and running.  It seems that Turkey has started off slow.

Turkey’s Euro 2016 opener with Croatia is reviewed.  Kaan Bayazit takes a break from babysitting duties and joins Ata to analyze the match.

A preview of the Spain-Turkey game is next.  Ata reads a detailed email he got from Spain La Liga blogger/expert Gerry Johnston regarding the Spain team.

This episode ends with a brief commentary on the Gokhan Gonul/Fenerbahce situation.

 

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Episode 288: Let’s Hope the Hotel Wi-Fi Holds Up

June 9, 2016

Euro 2016 is on the horizon.  We could delve into transfer rumors, but who really wants to try and figure out Quality Turkish Media?

To start, the final pre-Euro 2016 friendly between Slovenia and Turkey is briefly reviewed.

With the Croatia-Turkey game coming up, Croatian-American football aficionado Anthony Zoric joins in from Los Angeles to preview the match.  The guys go over potential lineups, questions about the defensive back lines, goalkeepers, and wild cards coming off the bench.

There isn’t any news discussion or anything.  It’s all about the Euro 2016 anticipation this week.  We do conclude this week’s episode with a discussion on Fatih Terim and Turkish television programs debating him being a motivator.

Please excuse any sort of audio issues for this week’s show.  Jeremy is using hotel wi-fi and anyone who’s dealt with that knows how terrible that can be.

 

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Episode 287: Mor Mor Mor (How Does Fatih Terim Like It?)

June 4, 2016

A couple of games here and there, and we’ve got rambling.  Kaan Bayazit is called in from Belgium and guest hosts this week with Ata.

There was one more game in the PTT 1st division playoffs.  The guys go over the Alanyaspor-Adana Demirspor final.  Alanyaspor are up in the top flight, and the guys go over the current format of promotion and their thoughts on it.

Turkey’s final roster for Euro 2016 is set.  The guys go over the twenty-three man squad and give their thoughts.  Discussion ranges from who shouldn’t have gotten in, and if one particular player was dropped so that another could be cap-tied to Turkey.

News this week involves some moves, one of which is Caner Erkin.  We analyze him signing with Inter Milan, and also some other moves.

 

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