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Archives: Leagues: Turkish Super League

Change in transfer policy at Fenerbahce give club supporters newfound optimism

Posted on by Ata Dizdar

When Fenerbahce lost last season’s league title to crosstown rivals Galatasaray, it was obvious the club would not let that stand.  Seeing their rivals win the right to tack on a fourth star to their emblem (stars in Turkey are … Continue reading

Robin van Persie given grand unveiling at Fenerbahce [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport

Robin van Persie has been unveiled as a Fenerbahce player on Tuesday afternoon at a signing ceremony for his move from Manchester United. The 31-year-old arrived in Istanbul over the weekend to finalize the transfer and was introduced at the … Continue reading

Robin van Persie on verge of heading to Fenerbahce

Posted on by PA Sport
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Robin van Persie appears to be heading for the Old Trafford exit with Fenerbahce confirming they have opened talks with Manchester United over the striker. The 31-year-old scored 30 goals for United as they won the league in 2012-13 following … Continue reading

Lukas Podolski seals move from Arsenal to Galatasaray

Posted on by PA Sport

Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal. Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of … Continue reading

Match fixing allegations in Galatarasay game cast a dark shadow on Turkish season

Posted on by Ata Dizdar

Match fixing allegations from Galatasaray’s game played last weekend threaten to mar the 2014/15 Turkish Super Lig. First, the backstory. When Besiktas Chairman Suleyman Seba died before this season started, the Turkish Football Federation was quick to name this season in his … Continue reading

Fenerbahce bus shooting uncovers serious issues for Turkish soccer

Posted on by Ata Dizdar

After a 5-1 victory on the road against Rizespor on Saturday, the bus transporting Fenerbahce players and club officials came under attack from gunmen. The bus went over a viaduct when gunmen started shooting at the bus. The bus driver, who … Continue reading

Europa League Round of 16 2nd leg: TV schedule and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Dinamo Moscow vs Napoli, 1pm, FOX Soccer 2GoRoma vs Fiorentina, 2pm, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer 2GoDynamo Kiev vs Everton, 2pm, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Soccer 2GoSevilla vs Villareal, 4:05pm, FOX … Continue reading

Europa League Round of 16 1st leg match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Fiorentina vs AS Roma Napoli vs Dynamo Moscow Villarreal vs Sevilla Everton vs Dynamo Kiev Wolfsburg vs Inter Milan Club Brugge vs Besiktas Dnipro vs Ajax Zenit vs Torino  

Watch Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool match highlights (5-4 on penalties) [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers did not look for excuses after his side lost to Besiktas on penalties on their return to the Ataturk Stadium. The Istanbul stadium was the venue for their famous 2005 Champions League victory, also on penalties, … Continue reading

Europa League Round of 32 1st leg: TV schedule and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

With a UEFA Champions League place available for the first time for the winners of the Europa League this season, the often-ignored tournament has taken on a whole lot more relevance given that the stakes have been raised. There are … Continue reading

Europa League Round of 32: Preview and TV schedule

Posted on by Matt Jones

A quick look at the teams involved in the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League this season and you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a Champions League draw. While the top tier of European soccer will rightly hog the … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid could replace Arda Turan with Fenerbahce’s Alper Potuk

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid are reportedly monitoring Fenerbahce midfielder Alper Potuk, with the club seeing the young Turk as a potential replacement for Arda Turan. This week, Turan’s representative Ahmet Bulut informed the media that his client would leave the club at the end of the season for … Continue reading

Wesley Sneijder’s Agent Confirms Juventus Interest

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder is being strongly linked with a return to Serie A as mounting reports are confirming talks between Italian giants Juventus and the Turkish champions. Yesterday, coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted his club was looking for a playmaking … Continue reading

Why Trabzonspor Are Suffering Their Worst League Start In 40 Years

Posted on by Ata Dizdar

It wasn’t supposed to be like this for Trabzonspor. With the team suffering its worst start in the Turkish top-flight in 40 years – four wins and a loss – people have begun to speculate about the future of manager … Continue reading

How a ticketing system is ripping the soul out of Turkish soccer

Posted on by Ata Dizdar

When one thinks of soccer in Turkey, the first thing that would come to mind is the passion of the fans.  The fans in Turkey have the reputation for being some of the craziest in Europe.  But currently this season, the … Continue reading

Chelsea Striker Demba Ba On the Verge of Joining Besiktas In £8million Deal

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

Chelsea striker Demba Ba is on the verge of joining Besiktas after passing a medical earlier on Thursday. After falling out of favor with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, Demba Ba had a less than spectacular season with the Blues. He … Continue reading

Galatasaray In Talks to Hire David Moyes As Manager

Posted on by Cronan Yu

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes could be set for a swift return to club management with reports suggesting that he is set to take over the helm of Turkish club Galatasaray. The 51-year-old tactician was sacked by the Red … Continue reading