"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

Lübnan Marunîleri / Yasin Atlıoğlu


Sunday, April 01, 2007

Fenerbahçe heads to Syria for friendly

SOURCE: Todays Zaman

Fenerbahçe is heading to Syria today for a friendly against Al Ittihad -- an Aleppo team -- on the occasion of the opening of the Aleppo Olympic Stadium.

The Yellow Canaries will be flying to Aleppo with a chartered plane for the game that will take place on Tuesday April 3rd around noon. The Fenerbahçe entourage is set to include Chairman Aziz Yıldırım and administrators, along with other guests. The friendly, which will start at 7:45 p.m. will be broadcast live on Fox TV. The team last visited Syria 56 years ago when they played three matches. Information obtained from the team's Web site indicates that on June 8th of 1951 the team went to Syria, and in a game against a Damascus team defeated the home team 6-2, followed by a 2-2 draw with Cercle De La Jeunesse on June 10. The Yellow Canaries also defeated Vaspouragan 6-2 on June 12 in their third game against a Syrian team.