Episode 271: Political Beef-Off Sessions

February 12, 2016

It was a pretty interesting week in Turkish football this past week.

Week 20 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Antalyaspor had an inspired performance.  Genclerbirligi continues their run of good form.  There were some calls this past week that had the pundits talking, and interestingly enough, none of them occurred in matches involving the big three.  Those calls get debated this week.

The first legs of the Turkish Cup quarterfinals were played this past week.  Of course, the match that was most anticipated was the Amedspor-Fenerbahce match (and not for any on-field reasons mind you).  There was a bit of solidarity for Amedspor shown from Fenerbahce in said match.  But also, there were other matches played.  It seems Besiktas might have an issue with their defense in the immediate future.

With the Europa League coming up, the upcoming ties get previewed.  For the Galatasaray-Lazio match, freelance journalist Scott Balaam joined the podcast to give information on Lazio.  As for the Fenerbahce-Lokomotiv Moscow match, politics will be rearing their head in this match as well.  The guys spend some time on that angle of this match.

News this week features a variety of subjects.  The injury bug hit hard this past week.  Two players in particular will be out for the season, leaving their respective teams in a pickle.  Also, Sivasspor will be looking to get back on track with a brand new coach.

This week’s episode concludes with a rundown of results from the PTT First division and Women’s First division.  The PTT league continues to exhibit parity.

Follow our guest Scott Balaam on Twitter at @scottbalaam and check out TibsNews on the web at http://www.tibsnews.com.

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