Week 1: Kayserispor 10 Trabzonspor
Our Super Lig season will kick off on saturday, and unfortunately we'll be playing one of our hardest fixtures. Kayserispor are a very dangerous team, and they embarassed us last season in our away leg (Gokhan scoring a hattrick). Plus, they've had plenty of match experience for the new season already through their Intertoto cup games.
Both TS and Kayseri will be playing their UEFA matches shortly after this match, so, again, inoppurtune timing. Hopefully, neither teams UEFA performance will be affected by the game.
Our squads changed alot since last season, 7 new signings, and 3 of which who didnt get to take part in the pre-season matches. Marcelinho just started training today, due to an award or something that he had to go back to Berlin for, but Ersen and Musa Buyuk should have had enough training. I'm guessing Lazaroni will stick to his pre-season lineups even so.
Fatih is gone, but we have plenty of options in attack. Omer Riza and Cem Demir were both very impressive in the pre-season, but I'm betting Umut will get the start. Huseyin will most likely be the new captain.