Episode 319: The Mehmet Ekici Sweepstakes

January 20, 2017

The league is back in action, and we’re now at the halfway point.  Also there’s news about and moves all over the place.

Week 17 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Konyaspor had a bit of complaints against the referee, but Galatasaray got the three points.  Besiktas had no issues with Osmanlispor.  Fenerbahce unexpectedly lost points, although there might be referee complaints there too.  Antalyaspor continue their great run of form.  Istanbul Basaksehir won with some authority.  The week 18 schedule gets a rundown.

The Turkish Cup gets reviewed as matchday 5 in the group stages wrapped up.  It looks as though we’re going to have a derby in the next round.  Also, Galatasaray aren’t guaranteed qualification to the next round as of yet.  If they do make it, they might have to face a top team as well.

News this week concerns moves as the transfers keep coming.  Genclerbirligi have sold off one of their forwards to Bursaspor, and an interesting dilemma has come up because of it.  Kerim Frei has been sold off by Besiktas.  We have another coaching vacancy, and Alanyaspor were set to hire a former league title winning coach.  However, it seems that there might have been some snags.  Trabzonspor were about to sign a defender, but it looks as though that fell through.

The podcast concludes with the latest developments in the Mehmet Ekici transfer saga.

 

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