Episode 293: Looks Like Mario Gomez Flew The Coup

July 23, 2016

It seems that another player wants out of Turkey.  Considering what happened in the previous weekend, who would be surprised?  Although there is also on field matters to be concerned about as well, with the qualifiers and the season fixtures being drawn. 

The second leg of the Europa League second qualifying round between Osmanlispor and Zimbru is reviewed.  It seems as though Osmanlispor had a good time in Ankara.  Also, the draws for the third qualifying rounds of the Champions League and Europa League respectively were held.  The guys talk about who has it tough in the next round.  The pundits also briefly touch on the Women’s Champions League and who Konak Belediyesi will face.  Also, the season fixtures were drawn, and the guys run down the matchups for the opening weekend.  (Although somebody should’ve remembered that Istanbul Basaksehir hosts Fenerbahce in the opening weekend and not the other way around)

The major news this week comes as a result of the attempted coup.  Mario Gomez announced that he would not return to Besiktas due to the political situation.  The pundits debate the situation, and also discuss the news of the week.  The guys discuss the issue of whether clubs will be able to make transfers (or the transfers that the clubs would like to make) after the attempted coup, with particular emphasis on the big three Istanbul clubs.

 

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