Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Wednesday, June 2, 2010
For the last few months, you may have noticed an absence of transfer rumours here on Fenerbahçe Worldwide. Since I started the website nearly four years ago, we've covered the latest news on the club, including transfer speculation, but we decided to re-evaluate that decision earlier this spring. However, starting with the upcoming transfer window, we're introducing a new policy on how we cover and report transfer rumours involving Fenerbahçe.
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Today, we here at Fenerbahçe Worldwide pay tribute to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. After leading a great nation to new heights as well as serving as its first president, Atatürk passed away on November 10th, 1938. While not all of us are Turkish, we can thank Atatürk for giving us the country that we love. We take time out today to remember the man who changed not only Türkiye, but affected so many of us generations later who came to love what he created.
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Former Fenerbahçe star Jay-Jay Okocha is planning a return to football, nearly two years after announcing his retirement. The Nigerian star made a name for himself with Fener from 1996-1998, and now he appears close to signing a deal with Gateway of Abeokuta of the Nigerian Premier League.
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wednesday night in Bursa will mark the end of an era in Turkish football. When the final whistle is blown and the lights go out at Atatürk Stadium, Fatih Terim will step off the pitch for the final time as Turkish National Team boss. While time will determine the legacy of the embattled coach, fans are left wondering if they have reason to be optimistic about the future.
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Friday, August 28, 2009
Fener are on their way to the UEFA Europa League group stage after advancing Thursday night. The Yellow Canaries finished in a 2-2 draw with FC Sion, but they advance on 4-2 aggregate. One of the newest Canaries provided all of the offense for the team tonight, and that's why he's our man of the match. Fenerbahçe Worldwide Man of the Match: Andre dos Santos.
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Thursday, July 23, 2009
The acquisition of André dos Santos and Cristian Oliveira could mean major changes this season in the Canaries' lineup. Left winger André dos Santos and defensive midfielder Cristian Oliveira could send several Fener veterans to the bench due to their impressive play. Due to the foreign player rule in Turkish football, Christoph Daum has some important decisions to make in fielding a first eleven this season.
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Wednesday, June 24, 2009
It's almost that time again - time for Fenerbahçe, in partnership with adidas and Fenerium - to introduce the new kits for next season. The club keeps the new shirts top secret until the official unveiling, but speculation runs rampant as to what the latest kits will look like. Now it's time for fans to decide which ones they prefer.
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Beşiktaş remained at the top of the table following Turkcell Süper Lig week 32. The Black Eagles held off Ankaragücü in the nation's capital to maintain a two-point lead in the standings. Sivasspor is still in the hunt, however, following their 2-1 victory over Hacettepe over the weekend. With just two games left, it appears the title race may come down to the final weekend. Here's a look around the league action in week 32:
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Monday, November 10, 2008
What a difference a week can make. Eight days ago, Fener and Eskişehirspor drew 2-2 in yet another disappointing performance by the Canaries. Since that day, Fenerbahçe held Arsenal scoreless in London and blasted arch-rivals Galatasaray in a 4-1 beatdown. The week's results have Fener fans feeling optimistic, but the Canaries' best performances still likely lie ahead of them.
Commentary • Author: Nathan Redd • Sunday, November 9, 2008
Four wins, four losses, and a draw. Not the start to the Luis Aragones era that anyone expected. Fenerbahçe lost a few components from last season's UEFA Champions League quarterfinalist squad, most notably Mateja Kezman and Mehmet Aurelio. The bulk of the team returned this season however, with the key additions of striker Dani Güiza and midfielder Emre Belözoğlu. Still, things have not gone as planned. Despite the poor start, a win on Sunday can make fans quickly forget the terrible form to start the season.