Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fenerbahce, Volkan Demirel Agree on New Deal

Fenerbahce, Volkan Demirel Agree On New Deal
By Nathan L. Redd

Despite gaining a starting spot and losing it late in the year, Fenerbahce and Goalkeeper Volkan Demirel have agreed on a new two-year deal to keep him in Kadikoy. With Rustu Recber's departure to Besiktas, the competition has lightened for Volkan with only Serdar Kulbilge to beat to re-gain his starting position.

After Rustu's injury in November, Volkan took over in goal. Despite some solid performances, he was often criticized for inconsistent performance, and Zico made the switch to Serdar Kulbilge late in the year. Volkan also took over national team duties in goal after Rustu's injury, but he was later replaced there by Turkiye Manager Fatih Terim. The 25-year-old Demirel now has the opportunity to reacquire the fans' and coaches' trust in the 2007-2008 season.


Blogger Gulay said...

Glad to see that your goals against column will be healthy next season, that gives the rest of us a chance!!!!!

5:21 AM  
Blogger Nathan L. Redd said...

Gulay, no one is more excited about Fener signing Volkan Demirel than my wife. I am using Volkan to get her to watch footie, and it's working. She'd watch Volkan sleep if she could.

11:48 AM  

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