Oh God, big game this evening: Beşiktaş vs. Galatasaray

update: 1-1 Besiktas hold Galatasaray in Istanbul derby – Soccerway

with all rain and cold air, what we have is a draw.

Besiktas head coach Mustafa Denizli reacts during their Turkey ...

Besiktas head coach Mustafa Denizli reacts during their Turkey Super League soccer derby match against Galatasaray at Inonu Stadium in Istanbul February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

I have a co-presentation to finish up and but in 4 hours a major derby is about to kick. and before that there must be the usual pre-game ritual of drinking and fooling around. I hope Alenka will understand me and I will make it up in the next few days.

here is the possible line up:

Kare, altılıya karşı

In other football related news:
Champ vs. leader as Eagles host Lions in İstanbul derby
Today’s Zaman
The Beşiktaş Black Eagles, the defending champions, are not in the best of moods as they entertain the Galatasaray Lions, the current league leaders,

Hiddink to take over as Turkey coach ...
Much-travelled Guus Hiddink. seen here in 2009, is on the move again taking over as head coach of Turkey as they gear up for the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.(AFP/File/Hrvoje Polan)

Hiddink named new Turkey manager

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Dutchman Guus Hiddink will become Turkey’s new manager when his contract with Russia expires on 30 June.

Trabzonspor visits Bursaspor in a tough points fight
Hurriyet Daily News
Bursaspor and Trabzonspor will both also want to make best use of Beşiktaş’s fumble with Gaziantepspor. The Istanbul club lost 2-0 Saturday night against

Beşiktaş chairman to take İnönü test
Hurriyet Daily News
Football enthusiasts in Turkey will be watching Beşiktaş supporters Friday to see their reaction to last weekend’s club congress, where Yıldırım Demirören

Cola Turka raises spirits of Beşiktaş supporters
Today’s Zaman
The Beşiktaş soccer team, the Black Eagles, were beaten away by Antep in their Turkcell Super League match on Saturday. However, the club’s basketball team,

Turkey to face Germany in Euro 2012 qualifiers

by Ahmet Turgut

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