Episode 262, originally published 12/12/2015.
We apologize for this week’s Turkish Football Weekly being late. One of the guys had to be called into work at an unusual time. But better late than never, right? (Speaking of the money issue, it seems that there may be something over the horizon in terms of the podcast. More details will be revealed soon.)
Week 14 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed. The main point of contention this week is the Gaziantepspor-Fenerbahce match. A few referee calls were the talk of the country, or rather, what the referee didn’t call. Akhisar Belediyespor continued their run of good form, while it seems Bursaspor really is that bad (at least according to one of the pundits). The guys then run down the schedule for week 15 (but not get into any sort of detail due to the late release).
European results are reviewed. Two out of the three teams in Europe will be around in the following calendar year. Although those two got draws, the team that didn’t advance lost, and badly. The teams that did advance didn’t make it easy for themselves. For the team that didn’t advance, much of the blame was placed on their goalkeeper. The pundits debate whether the blame was warranted or was the blame more on the team itself.
As for the news this week, there’s a bit of talking points. The draw for the Turkish Cup group stages occurred this past week, and that is revealed. There’s a bit of talk on Mersin Idman Yurdu’s troubles, but the main point of discussion centers on Antalyaspor and their search for a new coach. The guys debate who would be the best candidate to fill in the vacancy.
Finally, our ongoing look into the Turkish Women’s 1st Division continues with the reporting of the week five results. One of the power teams lost this week, and there is a rundown of the week six schedule.
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