Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The day when the Profs of PSV made kebab of Galatasaray

Last year, PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, had to play against the babies of Galatasaray of Turkey in the Champions League.
The first match between the two was in Istanbul, in November. A (Dutch) friend of mine and a Turkish friend met with each other at a nice cafe. After that, she (the Turkish Galatasaray supporter) had to leave. But she arranged for us a ride to a Galatasaray fan club cafe in Etiler. Have to tell you that this Dutch friend didn't know the sensitiveness of the Turks regarding football...
Anyway, we managed to be there on time, and soon the babies of GS scored a goal: 1-0!
The people in the cafe were yelling and screaming like a bunch of kids who just won the World Cup for players beneath 12 years..))
Then, the Dutch scored a goal: 1-1, and my friend was yelling and waving, and everybody was silent and looking at us...
It became worse: PSV made 1-2, and my dear Dutch friend, who was born in Eindhoven where PSV is from, jumped on the table and was cheering: 'more, more!'. I don't have to explain you how the people in the cafe were looking...
Anyway, later that season, AZ of Alkmaar of the Netherlands kicked Fenerbahce and Kayserispor from Turkey out of the UEFA cup..))
I am waiting for a game between the only real club in the world AJAX and GS or FB.....


Anonymous said...

I hate to tell you that I am not a 'wannabe' but still a Galatasaray fan. Having born in Galatasaray neighborhood in Istanbul, all my life all I 'wanted to be' was a Galatasaray fan and love their wonderful colors, in the good, the bad, and the ugly of times. They are (still) the only team to have won the European title.

And by the way, Ataturk was a Fenerbahce fan, but probably a (closet) Galatasaray supporter.

I also remember (fondly) the great plays Cruyff used to make at Ajax.

We consider Besiktas to be an ally. But not Fenerbahce. They are evil and overpaid crybabies, who are too spoiled for my money.

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Meti, which European tittle G.Bays won..))
Not the CL!

Ataturk a F. fan? I agree he was in the closet..))

Lets talk Friday, after the games...Turkish footbal teams hire players who smell like French cheese...too old..))

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

they even lost from Sion yesterday..)))