Bursaspor becomes the Turkish Super League champion, the fifth team ever winning the title…

an open thread…


Bursaspor in Wikipedia

A TV scene giving the news of championship…

Frustrated FB fans are reported to cause clashes…

Kadıköy alev alev yandı / 7

Saraçoğlu burning. more photos here.


Fenerbahçe yıkıldı / 27

Monopoly of three major Istanbul teams is shattered today. They have been squandering big budgets for years and here a modest but good organized team with a jubilant fan base and a reliable coach Bursaspor wins… Congratulations…

This video in Facebook became viral immediately:


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FB fans mistakenly thinks they have become champions and began to celebrate before they learnt the truth…
via Antu.com– FB fan site.
It was not the first time, FB fans mistakenly started to celebrate:

Fenerbahçe chairman blames everyone else for failure

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Fenerbahçe Chairman Aziz Yıldırım has accused everybody but the club board and coach Christoph Daum for the Istanbul club?s failed Turkish league campaign.
Türkiye Fenerbahçe'nin  şampiyonluk kutlamasını konuşuyor

Fenerbahçe fans celebrate title for a brief moment

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Hundreds of Fenerbahçe supporters poured onto the pitch of Şükrü Saraçoğlu after the final whistle in the game against Trabzonspor on Sunday thinking they were title victors.

Bursaspor clinches debut Turkish league title

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Bursaspor clinches Turkish league title, beating Beşiktaş 2-1 on a Sunday match at home and becomes the second team to win Turkish league outside İstanbul, after Trabzonspor.

Soccer-Bursaspor clinch Turkish title to join elite club

Yahoo! Eurosport – Daren Butler, Kevin Fylan – ?3 minutes ago?
Bursaspor clinched the Turkish title on Sunday, becoming only the second club outside the Istanbul ‘big three’ to win the league as favourites Fenerbahce

Turkcell Super League: Bursaspor’s Final Exam
World Soccer Reader
What has been a refreshing surprise, however, is the performance of Bursaspor. Bursaspor currently lead the Turkcell Super League standings,
Turkish champion Bursaspor upsets Istanbul’s ‘Big 3,’ now wants more
The Canadian Press
Bursaspor, a little-known team from the mainly industrial city of Bursa, held on to beat Besiktas 2-1 and become the first team outside Istanbul to win the
Bursaspor Becomes 2009-2010 Turkcell Super League Champions!
World Soccer Reader
Bursaspor became the champions of the Turkcell Super League, winning their first title, after never having even finished in the top three in their previous
Bursaspor Pip Fenerbahce To Turkcell Super Lig Title
Bursaspor have won their first ever Turkcell Super Lig title after a dramatic final day of matches in Turkey, overtaking Fenerbahce to
Manchester United star could have Turkish option
And although Sir Alex Ferguson insists the player has a future at the club, The Times claims Turkish side Bursaspor have made a tentative enquiry about
Today in Sport – live!
The Guardian (blog)
There were amazing scenes in Bursa last night as unheralded Bursaspor became only the fifth club (and only the second outside of Istanbul) to win the
Fenerbahce-Trabzonspor RIOT: Soccer Fans Rampage In Istanbul (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post (blog)
Soccer fans in Turkey rioted on Sunday after a match between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor. The Turkish Super League match ended in a 1-1 draw and as a result,
Soccer-Green Crocodiles bite chunk out of Turkish establishment
Reuters UK
By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, May 17 (Reuters) – Newly crowned Turkish champions Bursaspor awoke on Monday with the pride of breaking Istanbul’s stranglehold on

Underdog Bursaspor wins surprising title in Turkey
USA Today
ANKARA, Turkey ? Bursaspor’s improbable run to the Turkish league title caused quite a shock in the country, even forcing police
Bursaspor claim their place in history – Europe
But now, Turkey has a new force: Bursaspor – a side that were only founded in 1963 and play at a 19000-capacity stadium in the country’s fourth largest city
Champions defy the odds
in the mid-1990s. years of Istanbul domination came to an end in Turkey on Sunday when Bursaspor snatched the Super Lig title on a dramatic final day.
Soccer-Green Crocodiles bite chunk out of Turkish establishment
Reuters UK
ISTANBUL, May 17 (Reuters) – Newly crowned Turkish champions Bursaspor awoke on Monday with the pride of breaking Istanbul’s stranglehold on
Bursaspor championship used to mock CHP
Today’s Zaman
Bursaspor clinched the title on Sunday and became the first Anatolian team to win the crown after a 26-year monopoly by İstanbul clubs.

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