Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rumours: Episode 1

Rumours: Episode 1
By Ozgur R. Nazilli

When the transfer window ended about a week ago, many fans were relieved; relieved because they thought that they would get a break from the unending stream of transfer rumours. However, this hope was short-lived, as the news centers already began to spread (or in some cases, fabricate) rumours of the "January Plan of Fenerbahce". I will be personally sifting through the various news sources and bringing you the "rumours that could actually be true" in the form of a "Transfer Saga". And now, I present to you: Episode 1.

One early bird for the January transfer window is, an online news site in Turkish. According to them, Fenerbahce has already agreed for the transfer of Fatih Tekke in January, since the Russian season ends in November and Tekke is reported as being unhappy at Zenith. The fee for the transfer is believed to be around 6 million euros, plus Tekke's wages. Considering the fact that normally denies any rumour that is not based on some kind of a truth, and that Tekke transfer rumours have been going for a long time now, it is arguably safe to believe this news. I myself also think that Fenerbahce spent a lot of effort in trying to make a deal with Zenith about Tekke, but it did not go through because Zenith did not want to sell Tekke on a loss, therefore demanded at least 7.5 million euros for his transfer. With the end of their season, it is safe to assume that they will go down a bit on the price, since Tekke is not getting any younger.

The same article goes on to claim that Fenerbahce also agreed a verbal deal with Kayserispor for the transfer of the much in demand right winger Mehmet Topuz, however this is less likely, since Kayserispor President went as far as hanging banners in the city of Kayseri during the summer transfer window, declaring that neither Gokhan Unal nor Mehmet Topuz was for sale. But, you never know what Fenerbahce might pull off, as proven in the past.

Let us wait and see how events unfold during the period leading up to the January transfer window.


Blogger Oz Kanka said...

Lets go back one or two posts Ozgur, back to your introduction as a writer for Fenerbahce Worldwide.

You said: "I am originally from Ankara, Turkey, and lived there my whole life except the past 2 years."

Which makes me wonder what sort of a true football supporter you are. You are Ankara, born and bred, but yet you support an Istanbul team.

I respect the reasons why Nathan supports Fenerbahce, I respect the reasons why Gulay supports Galatasaray, but I will never respect you.

You are a traitor. Pure and simple.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Ozgur R. Nazilli said...

That's... New to say the least.

I have been called names before for being a Fenerbahce fan, but I have never been called a traitor.

So, in your fantasy world, people from a city can and should only support their city's team? Soo What do you have to say to the millions of people from Izmir, Antalya, Van, Kars, Konya, Afyon etc. who support Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Galatasaray, Trabzonspor? How do you think the big 3 (FB, GS, BJK) have so many supporters, if people are only "supposed to" support the teams in their home town?

Interesting views... If you want to continue this discussion, e-mail me, I do not want this to be on the website.



6:36 PM  
Blogger Nathan L. Redd said...

Woah...Rooney and C. Ronaldo. Let's all be friends here. Oz, you're a very good friend of mine but I do have to say that Ozgur lives in Vancouver, Canada which doesn't have a decent pro footie team. Yes, he is originally from Ankara. However, under your argument, if Ozgur who lives in Canada should support Genclerbirligi or Ankaragucu, then you should support a team back in your native land. Just an observation...:)

Oz, I know this is a big sticking point with you and I honestly completely see your point. You also know my feelings on this subject and that I tend to agree with you, but not everyone feels the same way. That's the reason there are so many damn Manchester United and Chelsea fans in the world. You know that although I'm a Fener fan, I want the "smaller" teams in the Super Lig to grow in every way. While Ozgur is a Fener fan, he's also a fan of Turkish futbol. It's not his fault that Allah shined His light of yellow and navy blue upon Ozgur's face. Ozgur didn't choose Fenerbahce....Allah chose it for him. :)

Just giving you a hard time, Oz. :)

9:55 PM  
Blogger Oz Kanka said...

Born with yellow and navy blue blood... mmmm

5:30 AM  
Blogger Nathan L. Redd said...

This is nothing that a few beers and a good Galatasaray ass-kicking can't fix....

9:36 AM  
Blogger Oz Kanka said...

true true

4:56 AM  

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