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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Episode 348: European Fun Aplenty

August 26, 2017

Still early days, but some teams do need some work.  (Sorry for the tardiness of this week’s episode.  Scheduling conflicts reared their ugly head.)

Week 2 results of the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Galatasaray are still flying.  Trabzonspor missed a golden opportunity for an historic win.  Kayserispor might want to work on their penalty kick taking.

News this week is brief.  Konyaspor’s chairman has quit.  Antalyaspor signs a pretty familiar player. 

European matches are reviewed.  Fenerbahce couldn’t shake the Macedonian curse.  Istanbul Basaksehir gave it a go, but it seems that the Europa League will have to suffice.  The draws for the Champions League and Europa League are reviewed.

 

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Episode 347: Sliding In To Your Podcast

August 17, 2017

So it seems that this was supposed to be a guest week here on the podcast.  However, the one co-host that wanted to take off slides back in for some reason.  Anyway, our guest pundit this week is Nadeem Raja, who covers Ankaragucu over at the Round Ball in Ankara blog (a blog this podcast highly recommends).

The results of the opening week of the 2017-18 season are reviewed.  Abdou Razack Traore didn’t have a nice time in the Trabzonspor-Konyaspor match, but Burak Yilmaz sure did.  Galatasaray made sure that the debacle in Europe was forgotten about.  Antalyaspor might have some issues with refereeing.  Then again, it’s still early days.

The opening weekend of the TFF first division is also reviewed.  It looks like Gaziantepspor might be set up for a free fall similar to Kayseri Erciyesspor (if anybody remembers them).

News this week concerns transfers.  Fenerbahce got an attacking midfielder.  Galatasaray made a move for a West Ham player, but the main debate is how it might affect their bottom line. 

A report of Turkish clubs in European competition wraps up the episode.  In keeping with an old podcast tradition, the UEFA Women’s Champions League is covered as Konak Belediyespor begins their run in Europe.  Then, Kaan slides right into the episode to discuss Istanbul Basaksehir and Fenerbahce’s European matches.

 

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Episode 346: Burası Türkiye

August 11, 2017

It seems that we’re going with three guys again.

The Turkish Super Cup between Besiktas and Konyaspor is discussed.  The extracurricular activities though took center stage.  The guys discuss the game, the resulting sanctions, and solutions for preventing crowd trouble (if there are any).

The news of the week is discussed.  The Turkish Football Federation announced some changes regarding gameday rosters and the Turkish Cup tournament for this season.  Some moves were announced for the major teams, and those are discussed.

With the season set to begin this weekend, we give the rundown of week 1 of the new season.

 

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Episode 345: A Triumvirate of Turkish Football Talk

August 5, 2017

It’s not often that a third person sits in on our discussions, but this week is special for some reason.  This week, guest Sercan Saylik join Ata and Kaan for this week’s episode.  It seems like it’s going to be a doozy.

The Turkish Football Federation found their new head coach for the national team.  The appointment of Mircea Lucescu is discussed as well who else was considered.

The European matches are discussed.  Both Istanbul Basaksehir and Fenerbahce advanced in their respective competitions.  The discussion here though goes off on some various tangents.  One of which is the judging of players by Turkish and other standards.

The episode wraps up with a discussion of the latest transfer moves.

 

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Episode 344: There May Be A Loophole Here

July 28, 2017

As we approach the new season, we are getting into our debating mood.  There’s games and controversy afoot.

The first legs of the current UEFA qualifiers are reviewed.  Istanbul Basaksehir has the advantage in their Champions League tie.  But did they leave the door a bit open?  As for Fenerbahce, they won their Europa League qualifier.  But it would be an off the field controversy that would highlight news concerning Fener this week.

That off the field controversy for Fenerbahce is the transfer of goalkeeper Ertugrul Taskiran to Boluspor of the TFF first division.  While many have called it odd and unethical, the pundits discuss the transfer, including whether it's actually illegal to execute.

While in most weeks that would be the story of the week, Fatih Terim decided to steal the spotlight.  The Turkey national team coach resigned his post this past week.  The shock development is debated as well as potential replacements for the national team post. 

The episode wraps up with some discussion of the latest transfers.

 

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