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Turkcell Super League – Fenerbahce-Galatasaray aftermath.

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The Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PDFK) has handed down punishments after the all of the incidents occurring during the Fenerbahce-Galatasaray derby.  Due to the Fenerbahce fans throwing water bottles onto the field, Fenerbahce… Continue reading

Turkish Cup – Turkish Cup gets a new name.

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The Turkish Football Federation announced on October 27th that the Turkish Cup would be getting new sponsorship.  It was also announced that broadcasting rights were won by another television network.  Ziraat Bank will… Continue reading

Turkcell Super League – Week 10 – The Fenerbahce-Galatasaray derby

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Considered one of the great derbies in the world, the Fenerbahçe vs. Galatasaray derby had its 361st meeting between the two top clubs in the history of Turkish football.  The match would have… Continue reading

UEFA Champions League – Beşiktaş looks like they have life.

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Beşiktaş had their UEFA Champions League dreams look like a nightmare, at least in the first two games.  Although they had played well against Manchester United, and were average against CSKA Moscow, they… Continue reading

Turkcell Super League – Week 9 – Sunday action

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Sunday action in the Turkcell Super League contained a champions’ derby between Galatasaray against Trabzonspor.  It would also feature a potential extension to the best start in league history, as Fenerbahçe would look… Continue reading

Turkcell Super League – Week 9 – Saturday action

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After the disappointment of the Turkish national team not qualifying for the World Cup in 2010, seeing the Turkcell Super League start back up is a welcome sight for Turkish football fans.  Saturday… Continue reading

Turkish national team – Fatih Terim resigns

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After the Euro 2008 tournament, the Turkish national team was flying high.  A semifinal appearance in the most dramatic of fashions showed that Turkish football could play with the big boys on the… Continue reading

Turkcell Super League – Sivasspor gets a new coach

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Bülent Uygun resigned as Sivasspor head coach after their match against Antalyaspor this week.  Sivasspor wasted no time in naming a new coach.  The new coach is a name that might be familiar… Continue reading

Turkcell Super League – Update on the Ankaraspor situation

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The decision from the PDFK, as I have summarized: Ankaraspor will not participate in the 2009-10 Turkcell Super League season as of further notice.  They will participate in the 2010-11 Bank Asya First… Continue reading

Turkcell Super League: It’s official – Ankaraspor is demoted.

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Starting at 3:00pm Turkish time today, the TFF Arbitration Board met for nearly six hours to decide the fate of Ankaraspor.  Ankaraspor were previously reported to be penalized by immediately demotion into the… Continue reading