For the first time in history, a team no longer has any right wing playersBy: Musab | October 4th, 2008
This has gotten out of hand. How can THIRTEEN first team players be injured all at once? As a result we have no players left who can play on the right hand side. Let’s count the players who are all going to be out for this week’s crucial 2nd place vs 3rd matchup against Bursaspor.
The wall of shame:
1. Emre Gungor
2. Ugur Ucar
3. Tobias Linderoth
4. Aydin Yilmaz
5. Baris Ozbek
6. Hasan Sas
7. Mehmet Topal
8. Harry Kewell
9. Sabri Sarioglu
10. Arda Turan
11. Serkan Calik
12. Umit Karan
13. Orkun Usak
I dont think that this has ever happened before in footballing history. So what will Skibbe do to fill in the gaps? Go back to the youth academy teenagers of course. It just wouldnt be a Galatasaray season without the kiddies holding up the team on their shoulders.
Skibbe has given orders for Murat Akca, Alpaslan Erdem, and Serkan Kurtlus to be ready for Sunday. Official team idiot Sabri maaaaay make a return if he’s lucky. Take into account that our two first choice left wing players Kewell and Arda are also out means that the CimBom will have a hard time against a determined and ready Bursa. We can expect the following line-up:
Shabani Nonda-Milan Baros
Ayhan Akman-Lincoln-Mehmet Guven-???
Hakan Balta-Servet Cetin-Fernando Meira-???
This is really embaressing for us. How can 13 players be out????? Club President Adnan Polat is equally furious as he has called for a report from the club doctors and physios as to what’s wrong with these paid “professional” players. He has also asked Skibbe and his assistants if their is anything wrong with the training schedule.
But I’m sure Polat can find the answer if he looks into it. The reason for all these injuries is that the club physios and doctors aren’t worth shit. We have a couple of Turks who don’t know much except for giving a simple massage along with using those “magic sprays”. We don’t have any nutrition experts, no top class European physios, no high quality masseurs. Until this changes, we’ll be seeing more injuries in the future.