Post Profile

In Turkey, ‘crazy’ welcome awaits foreign football stars

Istanbul (AFP) – It’s a common sight that has become a ritual. A foreign player set to sign for a Turkish side steps bleary-eyed into the arrivals hall at Istanbul airport to be greeted by a raucous welcome from thousands of fans. Slogans are chanted as if in a trance, flares let off and the player battles through the hordes of selfie-taking fans before being bundled into the sanctuary of a waiting car.
read more


Related Posts

Besiktas: Venerable Istanbul football side with opposition streak

Sports / Football : EPL Talk

Istanbul (AFP) – Besiktas football club of Istanbul, is one of Turkey’s oldest sports organisations with an impassioned fan base known for their opposition to the authorities. Twenty nine people, mainly police officers, were killed ...

Istanbul lifts ban on away fans at football derbies

Sports / Football : EPL Talk

Istanbul (AFP) – The authorities in Istanbul on Thursday lifted a five-year old ban on away fans attending football derby matches in the Turkish metropolis, state media said.  The ban had prevented fans of the three Istanbul giant s...

Turkey coach slams Euro fan booing of Turan

Sports / Football : EPL Talk

Nice (France) (AFP) – Turkey coach Fatih Terim had harsh words for Turkish fans who booed star player Arda Turan during his side’s 3-0 defeat by Spain in Nice on Sunday. “Whatever happens that shouldn’t happen,” he told media at the...

Absolute chaos as Fenerbahce fans greet Man United striker Robin Van Persie [Video]

Sports / Football : 101 Great Goals

Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie was mobbed by thousands of Fenerbahce fans as the forward arrived in Istanbul to complete his move to the Turkish side this evening. The Dutchman is expected to be officially unveiled as a ...

Rival football fans unite after Istanbul attacks

Sports / Football : EPL Talk

Istanbul (AFP) – Thousands of football fans came out in a show of solidarity on Wednesday for an emotionally-charged first match after twin bombings outside the Istanbul stadium of top Turkish team Besiktas. Waving Turkish flags and...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC