Editorials

  • Title dreams shattered, should Bilic be sacked?

    With our title aspirations gone, our dreams of a 14th championship title shattered for atleast another season. Many fans are calling for Besiktas’ Croatian boss Slaven Bilic’ head. But is it...

  • Franco’s performances in Colombia’s Friendly Matches

    Jose Pekerman called up 3 center backs; Pedro Franco, Jeison Murillo, and Stefan Medina for both game vs Bahrain and vs Kuwait. The Argentinean coach is looking to find a replacement...

  • Transfers of Beşiktaş in latest years and the new mentality

    Like any transfer window, this January was also rife with many rumours, breaking news and newspaper headlines; some true but mostly empty words. After the deadline passed, we see Beşiktaş squad...

  • Mustafa Pektemek’s contract extention…

    Today it was announced that together with Ersan Gülüm, Atinç Nukan, Cenk Gönen and Veli Kavlak, Mustafa Pektemek has now also extended his contract with the Black Eagles. It looked clear...

  • Tolgay Arslan transfer controversy

    In the past two days there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Hamburg midfielder Tolgay Arslan and where he would continue his career. Prior to the weekend it was widely...

  • Tolgay Arslan to Besiktas: Player profile, highlighting his strengths and weaknesses

    The following piece highlighting Tolgay Arslan’s strengths and weaknesses was written for us exclusively by Oliver Fisher, HSV watcher, please give him a follow on Twitter if you like his work....

  • Gökhan Töre’s somewhat contradicting personality.

    In recent months Gökhan Töre has been brought in the media for mainly negative situations. The whole Hakan/Ömer gun fiasco at the National team camp, which has shown Gökhan from his...

  • The issues with penalties and general referee decisions in Turkey.

    Over the past three days there has been a lot of controversy about the amount of penalties which Fenerbahçe have received so far this season, they won their match against Kayseri...

  • Thirty-five ‘çArşı’ members go on trial for attempting a ‘coup’

    As we reported several months ago thirty-five members of one of Beşiktaş‘ main supporter groups ‘çArşı’ have been accused of staging an attempt to overthrow the Turkish Goverment back in May...

  • Back to reality

    The International break is over and we are back to the leagues. This weekend the biggest topic in Turkey will be the “World Derby” between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. This is just...

  • ‘Being Beşiktaş’

    Being a Beşiktaş fan or a Beşiktaş player has always been hard. The things we have been through in our history aren’t easy, but at the same time it is what makes every Beşiktaş...

  • Why Pedro Franco’s Colombia call is a big deal.

    Colombia’s manager José Pekerman announced his squad for the games with El Salvador and Canada two days ago, and the list of names included Pedro Camilo Franco. Since Pekerman’s announcement there...

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    What Passolig is, and what it is not

    After the first few weeks of Turkish football leagues with Passolig, stands are empty every game and football quality is suffering as well as club finances. Lately, Passolig has been a...

  • TFF’s decision about MİY pitch: Too Late?

    The Black Eagles’ season opener in the 2014-2015 Süper lig season against Mersin İdmanyurdu will surely be remembered for the horrible condition of the pitch at the brand new Mersin arena. The pitch of the Mersin...

  • The Eagle will rise again!

    “The Eagle Will Rise Again”, the famous song of Alan Parsons Project, has been crooned by many Beşiktaş fans in the previous years. “As the sun turns slowly around the sky, till...

  • Bryan Ruiz or Belhanda? The pros and cons of both players.

    Beşiktaş have been on the hunt for a new playmaker all summer and in their quest to find a new match winner they have come across a plethora of names. However...

  • Our fans’ unrealistic transfer expectations.

    It’s nearly August now and our beloved club has ‘only’ sold ~5.000 season tickets. Many may think this isn’t really a big deal, Beşiktaş never really sell all that many season tickets...

  • In defense of Fikret Orman, Slaven Bilic, et al.

    It may seem easy to defend the group of people who just secured for Beşiktaş the team’s best signing in recent history (Demba Ba), yet there has been a torrent of...

  • Kaan Bayazit writes about ‘Professionalism’.

    Let me start off by saying that I feel that the current Besiktas administration receives a lot of unjustified critisism on a daily basis. Often by uninformed people but also frequently...

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