Monday, June 16, 2008
Day 9 Player of the Day
Since Portugal had already clinched the top spot in Group A they rested many stars against the Swiss who had already been knocked out of the tournament so when the Swiss won 2-0, it was w/o fireworks. The Czech v Turkey match, however, was full of drama & excitement until the last moment of the game. W/ 16 minutes to go, Turkey was down 2-0 before mounting an amazing comeback. Then, w/ 15 minutes to go, they pulled 1 back which led to a brace from the Turkish captain. The winning goal was scored in stoppage time right before the Turkish goalie saw fit to man-handle a Czech striker after the ball was out of play earning himself a red-card. This amazing comeback will be hard to follow in the next round seeing as the keeper will be suspended, but @ least they'll have their captain to buoy them after his fine performance yesterday & then the sweet, sweet knowledge of winning this award. Yes, your Visions of Ypsi Player of the Day for Game Day 9 is Nihat Kahveci.
Nihat aeroplanes after the Player of the Day announcement