Here on Turkish Football Weekly, one of our pundits has invented a new word to describe a particular kind of snowstorm. Considering where he lives and what’s coming this weekend, it’s appropriate. It can also apply to Turkey and their dealings with snow at the moment.
Week 18 results of the Turkish Super league are reviewed. While one of the leaders in the standings didn’t get to play, the team trailing them happened to steal a win (according to many). Controversial penalty calls were the order of the weekend. While many were concentrating on the spot kick call in the Eskisehirspor-Fenerbahce match (and a controversial ejection to boot), there were three other penalty calls that got the pundits talking. There’s a brief review of the Turkish Cup group stages. Five matches have been played and the standings in each of the groups are reviewed.
News this week sees a variety of topics debated. Galatasaray have been referred to UEFA’s Club Financial Control Board adjucatory chamber and could potential get a ban from Europe for breaches of Financial Fair Play. Also, a couple of clubs have hired new managers this past week, and those appointments are discussed. Besiktas seems to have found a solution to their goalkeeping dilemma, and the new acquisition in goal is discussed.
This week’s episode wraps up with a rundown of the results of the PTT 1st division. The guys review the standings and go over the schedule for the matches coming up this coming weekend.
Here's the episode about Financial Fair Play referred to on the podcast: http://tfwpodcast.podbean.com/e/special-episode-alls-fair-play-in-love-finances/
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