2013-2014 Preseason UpdateBy: Shad Osman | August 15th, 2013
Well, a lot has changed since the gloomy days of that 2009-2011 era where I last posted. We went from a team finishing 8th on the board, to winning back to back titles, and playing in the quarterfinals of the CL with superstars like Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder wearing the red and yellow! Amazing job by Unal Aysal and Fatih Terim.
Incase you missed out on what’s been going on lately I got you covered!
Aurelien Chedjou (Center Back) (Bought from Lille)
Felipe Melo (Defensive Mid) (Contract bought outright from Juventus)
Umut Bulut (Forward) (Contract bought outright from Toulouse)
Erman Kilic (Midfield) (Bought from Sivasspor)
Sercan Yildirim (Loaned to SanliUrfaspor)
- As Champions of the league we faced Turkish Cup champions Fenerbahce for the TFF Super Cup. Fenerbahce started out very strong and had me pretty worried, but around the 20th min mark the tides would quickly turn. Our offense settled into the system and began to attack hard, giving Fenerbahce’s keeper quite the tough time. Mert Gunok, on for a suspended Volkan Demirel had the game of his career making some incredible saves. Even with his team down to 10 men at the 63′ min he held the game to a 0-0 draw going into extra time. While most players were worn out at this point, it was none other then our 35 year old striker Didier Drogba that kept on to score a lovely header and secured a win to bring home more silverware!