Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Ankaragucu vs 1461 Trabzon match preview !

Ankaragucu travel to Trabzon on Saturday afternoon as they face 1461 Trabzon in the Turkish first division. After sundays disastrous defeat at home to Bucaspor the visitors will want to restore some pride with a good performance against a tough Trabzon side. The home side currently sit 5th in the league with Ankaragucu rooted to the bottom of the table.

The two teams met in a pre season friendly with the final score 0-0, 1461 will be a much stronger outfit this time and Ankaragucu will have to give the performance of their lifetime if they are to take anything from this game. Trabzon have only lost 1 of their last 32 games which is a fantastic achievement at any level. They are the B team of Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor.

1461 Trabzon have some quality players, Torric Jebrin is a talented young midfielder from Ghana signed by Trabzonspor from Bucaspor and then loaned out to the B side in the summer. Eren Albayrak and Sercan Kaya also signed by Trabzonspor from Bucaspor are midfielders who like to get forward and score goals. Up front they have Chikeluba Francis who is very quick and powerful and will need to  be marked tight by the Ankaragucu defence.

Ankaragucu havent played at their best the last couple of games even though they won at home to Kartalspor. They need to start making more chances and tighten up at the back, there is no doubting referee decisions have went against the club but the poor mistakes at the back have cost us more. The good news is that Umit Kurt will be back in the side after suspension, he was missed badly at the weekend and it was no coincidence that in his absence the defence gave their worst performance of the season. Mehmet Cogum and Bayram Olgun may also be back in contention as well.

This will be the toughest game Ankaragucu have played this season, its important that the likes of Umit Kurt, Mert Erdogan, Serkan Sirin and Timur Ozgoz are at their best if Ankaragucu want to take anything from the game. I watched 1461 play Manisaspor a few weeks back and Manisa put up a good defensive performance and were well organised taking a point from the game. There is no reason why Ankaragucu cant do the same. The game will be shown live on TRT Web Tv.


  1. Yes Battle Damaged, what else can we do ?

    Bloody pointless going there to defend. These tactics have been tried countless times by the Scottish Coach (Mr Levein) and where did it get Scotland ??!! Answers to that question will not be welcomed !!!

    I rest my case. Just go there and do your best. We can't ask anything more of this young Ankaragucu team.

  2. at least there is no pressure on the team on saturday because no one is expecting us to win. We were expected to win against Buca and failed miserably

  3. Let's hope that Gucu spring a surprise and grab a point, or even better, a win.

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