Episode 358: This Shouldn’t Take Long

November 4, 2017

Apologies for this being late, but the guy who’s been running this shindig has a new job now.  So to let the audience know, the podcast release schedule for the foreseeable future will be a bit erractic.

Week 10 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  The week 11 schedule gets a rundown.  The European results are given a rundown.  News this week is highlighted by Nuri Sahin announcing his retirement from international football.      

 

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Episode 357: VAR Var

October 26, 2017

This week, Jeremy is back with Ata to talk all things Turkish football.  We’ve got some variety this week.

Week 9 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  There was a thriller in Izmir.  Nothing was settled in the Istanbul derby (well, either of them if you want to be really technical about it).  Trabzonspor’s woes continue, as well as the woes of Karabukspor.  The week 10 schedule gets a rundown.

While Nadeem isn’t here, the TFF first division is reviewed this week.  It’s still pretty wild and wooly in the second tier.  There’s even an update on some clubs that used to be recently in the Super League.  Some Turkish Cup results are highlighted as the fourth round was played this week. There was some controversy coming out of the Trabzonspor match concerning Hugo Rodallega. 

News this week concerns two things.  One thing is Konyaspor firing manager Mustafa Resit Akcay.  The other piece of news concerns testing video assistant replay.  With VAR reportedly set to be implemented later this season, VAR is going through a test run in three matches this weekend.     

 

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As mentioned on the podcast, we recommend that our listeners check out John Blasing's This is Football is Life blog.

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Episode 356: There’s A Derby Coming, Isn’t There?

October 20, 2017

As we get back to league action, there’s some interesting results.  We also have a derby on the horizon.

Week 8 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Genclerbirligi pulled off an upset.  Akhisar Belediyespor went ballistic on Trabzonspor.  Galatasaray is still unbeaten.  The week 9 schedule gets a rundown, which this week features the Galatasaray-Fenerbahce derby.

There’s a review of the TFF first division results from this weekend.  There is some news about two teams getting points deductions.  European action is then discussed.  While Besiktas went three for three in the Champions League, it didn’t quite work out so well for the other clubs who are playing the Europa League.  Istanbal Basaksehir though might have an excuse.

A couple of news tidbits are discussed.  One deals with the potential introduction of VAR into the Turkish league as soon as January.  The other is the sacking of Ersun Yanal by Trabzonspor.  With Trabzonspor’s current woes, the pundits debate the firing and what is with Trabzonspor right now.

 

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Episode 355: We’re Talking About the National Team Failing Again?

October 13, 2017

The title of this episode should sum up our feelings in regards to the international weekend.  Also, an old friend is back as Jeremy Chapman joins the podcast for the first time in a little over a year.

The Turkish national team’s matches in World Cup 2018 qualifying are reviewed.  Well, only one of them gets fully reviewed because Turkey was eliminated after the Iceland game.  The match against Finland only gets briefly reviewed.  The guys discuss where Turkey should go from here.

The international flavor of this week’s episode continues.  Turkey’s matches at the U17 World Cup being held in India are discussed briefly.  There is some good news coming out of the international arena for Turkey though, and that would come in the form of Turkey’s national amputee football team.

The episode concludes with a rundown of the week 8 schedule of the Turkish Super League.

 

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Article referenced on the show about Altinordu: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/12/altinordu-dominate-turkish-football-homegrown-players

The Ankaragucu documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0YtNjhg2EA

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Episode 354: We’re Talking About the Referees Again?

October 6, 2017

We head into the international break, and some of us are hoping for Turkey to come through.  This week, our favorite pundit from Scotland joins in to discuss the latest in Turkish football.

Week 7 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Galatasaray is still unbeaten, but they left it late.  Fenerbahce lost in Manisa, but was the referee to blame?  Could the referee be blamed for some errors in the Yeni Malatyaspor-Konyaspor match as well?  Osmanlispor finally won.  Antalyaspor continue to disappoint.  Besiktas had a few people missing, but get a point anyway.

The TFF First division results from the previous weekend also get reviewed.  It seems there were a few coaching changes, one of which doesn’t surprise one of the pundits.  News this week deals with a few coaching hire in the Super League.

With the international break upon us, Turkey looks to qualify for World Cup 2018.  The roster for this weekend’s games are analyzed, as well giving a brief preview of the upcoming games.

 

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Episode 353: Whose Show Was It This Week?

September 28, 2017

With scheduling conflicts preventing the appearance of a co-host, this week will be of the brief variety.

Week 6 results get the rundown.  The derby between Fenerbahce and Besiktas was eventful to say the least.  Adis Jahovic and Vagner Love competed to see who had the better one man show.  Galatasaray remains unbeaten.  At least one Ankara club actually won.  The week 7 schedule also gets a rundown.

As far as the rest of the episode, it’s results and news.  It was a pretty good week for Turkish teams in Europe, unless you’re Istanbul Basaksehir.  There’s some more coaching news.  Also, the TFF first division gets a rundown.

 

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Episode 352: Help Get Eskisehir Back To The Premier League

September 22, 2017

With one pundit off on vacation, everyone’s favorite kanka from the Round Ball in Ankara fills in.

Week 5 results are reviewed.  There was a bit of a security snafu in the Istanbul Basaksehir-Trabzonspor match involving a couple of kids.  Bafetimbi Gomis can’t stop scoring, but does Galatasaray have anything after their starting eleven?  The week 6 matches get a rundown, and this upcoming weekend features the Fenerbahce-Besiktas derby.

The TFF first division gets a rundown this week.  There’s been some point deductions for some of the teams in the second tier.  The third round of the Turkish Cup had some upsets, and the pundits briefly touch on some of those results.  News this week deals with coaching changes, including the return of a running joke that long time listeners might groan at the return of.  Also, it seems as though that Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has an opinion on the foreigner quota in the Super League.

 

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Episode 351: Unlike Turkey, PSG Is Not Down With FFP

September 15, 2017

There’s two different pundits with the usual host this week.  So yeah, it’s going to be a bit weird.

Week 4 results are reviewed.  For the league review, Nadeem Raja of the Round Ball in Ankara blog joins the podcast.  Umut Bulut scores a wonder goal, and Kerim Frei did too.  We might have another revelation in Kayseri, and some revelations coming from Kasimpasa as well.  One of the pundits laments the participation of some teams in the Turkish league.  The week 5 schedule gets the rundown.

We delve in a little bit into the TFF first division.  Rizespor looks like they could be making a beeline to yo-yo back up to the Super League. After this discussion ends, Kaan Bayazit enters the fray as European results are get discussed.  The only thing we can say about this is… it was a square week (in that Turkey went 1-1-1 in Europe).

News this week deals with some deadline day deals.  We also have another coaching casualty.  Two interesting moves came from Trabzonspor.  Trabzonspor signed one player coming back to the country after previously citing terrorisms concerns to leave.  The other one returns to Trabzonspor, but let’s not talk about the time he completely broke down during a game.  Also, with the English Premier League now amending their transfer window for next summer to end right before the season starts, we talk whether Turkey should do the same.

 

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Episode 350: Demigod Vida

September 7, 2017

There were ups and downs in the international weekend.  However, it’s seems like it’s more up rather than down.  Also, the league returns to action this weekend.

The Turkish national team matches in World Cup qualifying are reviewed.  It wasn’t so great against Ukraine.  There was some discussion about the foreigner quota after this loss.  The pundits debate the discussion and their thoughts on the foreigner cap.  It was better against Croatia though.  The pundits break down these games

Not much in terms of news discussion this week.  Samuel Eto’o, however, seems to be unhappy at Antalyaspor again.  The pundits discuss the situation there.

The podcast wraps up with a rundown of the schedule for week 4 of the Turkish Super League.

 

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We currently have a poll on our Twitter account.  We will be making this our topic of discussion for next week due to the transfer window in Turkey closing.  The English Premier League amended their summer transfer window for next summer to close right before the season begins.  So we ask, should Turkey do the same? 

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Episode 349: Firat Maydonoz

September 2, 2017

We head into the international break after three weeks.  It’s still early days but there seems to be interesting things developing.

Week 3 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Galatasaray still are perfect.  Referee Firat Aydinus became the center of attention for one particular match.  Istanbul Basaksehir and Konyaspor had a rough match if the amount of cards handed out was any indication.

News this week varies from transfers and our first coaching change of the season.  Genclerbirligi decides to dip back into the past to find their new coach.  It seems one of the pundits doesn’t rate Umit Ozat as a coach though.  Some player moves are also discussed.

With the international break, Turkey goes back on the road to the World Cup.  The roster is broken down.  There was some controversy over one particular call-up though.  Also, there was some cospiracy rumors surrounding the call up in question.

Wrapping up the podcast this week are two points.  Akhisar Belediyespor coach Okan Buruk said in the media that perhaps Turkey should try foreign referees in the league.  The other point is an update on the Women’s Champions League and Konak Belediyespor’s journey there.

(By the way, spoiler alert: as of the publication of this podcast, Turkey did happen to lose to Ukraine 2-0.  Looks like we might be in for another disaster discussion for next time.)

 

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