The Phoenix (*)

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Sunday, December 7, 2008
From a low of 16th position to 2nd today: this is the story of a legendary bird rising from its ashes.

"Fener Cannot Win The Title This Year"

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Sunday, November 23, 2008
The title of this article is in quotation marks, and there is a reason for it. That is a direct quote from Rıdvan Dilmen, one of the most respected sports commentators of the Turkish football world, and an ex-Fenerbahçe player. So is it true? Should Fenerbahçe really admit defeat? Is everything in vain?

Dismal Start, Adaptation Period, Recovering Injuries: How Will Things Change?

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Sunday, November 16, 2008
Hello Fener fans and the loyal members of the Fenerbahçe Worldwide community!

Euro 2008: Fenerbahce's Perspective

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Monday, July 7, 2008
Euro 08, the biggest European competition, ended a week ago, but it still takes up considerable space in the sports news. Spain dominated and won the tournament, but it is a generally accepted fact that Turkey was the most exciting team of the tournament. With a surprise semi-final qualification that came through 3 wins (2 in the group stages, one in the quarter finals), all of which came with last minute goals, the Turkish National Team had no boring games. So, how did this tournament of the best of the best in Europe affect Fenerbahce?

"2007-2008 Season: Aggregate Gain or Aggregate Loss?" Part One

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Wednesday, May 14, 2008
So, the season ended a few days ago and much to the dismay of the Fenerbahce fans, their arch-rivals claimed the title. In the light of this fact and everything else that happened this season, would we say this season was an overall success or an overall failure for the Yellow Canaries?

Back to the Near Future

Commentary  •  Author: Emre Kızılkaya   •   Saturday, May 10, 2008
(Disclaimer: This article, written by our good friend Emre Kizilkaya, was originally published in the Turkish section of Fenerbahce Worldwide on the 14th of April, however I did not get the chance to translate it until today. I apologize for the delay, and hope you will enjoy the article)

An Update On FBWW

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Friday, April 18, 2008
So you might be wondering where is everyone? Why is Nathan the only one updating the site? When will we get any new features on Fenerbahce Worldwide. Well, here is a roundup of what has been going on in the last few weeks.

Satisfying End to an Unsatisfying Game: Fenerbahce 2 - 1 Kayserispor

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Saturday, April 5, 2008
It is a widely known fact that the first game back after a European match is always a hard one for Fenerbahce. When this was coupled with the opponent being Kayserispor, one of the strongest teams outside the Big Three, it was inevitable for Fenerbahce to have a tough game. And unsurprisingly, Kayseri fought until the very last moment.

Fenerbahce 2 - 1 Chelsea: History Still in the Making

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Thursday, April 3, 2008
What a night! Fenerbahce made the biggest shock of the Champions League Quarter Finals stage by beating Chelsea, who were previously unbeaten in this season's Champions League run.

Besiktas 1 - 2 Fenerbahce, Also Known As 118-118

Commentary  •  Author: Özgür R. Nazilli   •   Saturday, March 29, 2008
Long time followers of Fenerbahce know that Besiktas has always been a team that Fenerbahce struggled against. Even in the best days of Fenerbahce, Besiktas, especially in Inonu Stadium, never caved in easily, and always gave Fenerbahce something to worry about. The legendary Fenerbahce 3 - 4 Besiktas match in Sukru Saracoglu, which Besiktas completed without a goalkeeper, 3 years ago is a great example of this. Today, an era ends and a new one begins. Today, Fenerbahce caught up with Besiktas in terms of the games won at 118 matches apiece. Now, it is time for the Yellow Canaries to overtake their archrivals.
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