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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th February 2018

Review Of The Day 11th February 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Rochdale To Relay Pitch

After much criticism by Spurs, who feared facing the League One side on it, Rochdale are set to relay their pitch ahead of the 5th Round FA Cup match between the two.

 

Balotelli Booked For Complaining About Racist Chants

Nice striker Mario Balotelli was booked after speaking to the referee during Dijon's 3-2 home win over Nice. Balotelli was unhappy by chants from the home fans after he missed a shot and, after gesturing to the Dijon supporters to be quiet, he went to speak to referee Nicolas Rainville. Rainville was not impressed by Balotelli's complaints about being racially insulted and showed the former Liverpool and Manchester City striker a yellow card.

 

Jose Wants Good Behaviour Award

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said there should be an award for best behaved manager and that he would win it, now he has cleaned up his act. "I'm fully committed to win the award this season of the best-behaved manager on the touchline," Mourinho said. "I'm serious - I prepare myself, I'm really happy. I'm not free of losing my temper, my control, in one match. I'm not perfect. There are so many awards - performance of the week, manager of the month and this and that - they should give one to the guy that behaves best on the touchline and it should be the fourth official to vote. I'm pretty sure that I would win."

 


Allardyce Defends Schneiderlin Against Boos

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has given his backing to under-fire midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin after their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace was marred by boos of the player as he was brought on as a late substitute. "Surprised, very surprised. I've not heard it before," Allardyce said. "He is a very important part of the squad this year. Lots of players haven't played to the potential they have."

 

US Soccer Federation Elect New President

With the USA men's team failing to qualify for the World Cup, the Soccer Federation is making a new start as Carlos Cordeiro replaces Sunil Gulati as president. Cordeiro was previously the vice-president under Gulati, which suggests it is not likely to lead to a big chance.

 

Zidane Does Not Understand Benzema Whistles

Morgan Schneiderlin was not the only player to be targeted by his own team's fans this weekend as Real Madrid's Karim Benzema was whistled by Madrid fans after they beat Real Sociedad 5-2. Benzema had missed a number of chances to score but Zidane has given the French striker his backing. "Whistles to Benzema? I don't know why it is, but the fans can do what they want," Zidane said. "Karim had chances, but for him the important thing is the next game and that his luck will change. He ran a lot... but the fans can do what they want."

 

Mourinho Rules Out De Gea Sale

David De Gea is being once more linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, having nearly joined them in 2015. Jose Mourinho says that selling him makes no sense for Man Utd. "Do you think a club that is trying to attract the best players is the club that is open to sell the best players? It makes no sense," he said. "If you want to go to that level you have to attract the best players like we did with Alexis [Sanchez], [Nemanja] Matic and [Paul] Pogba and so on. And don't let our best players go."

 

Trent To Continue To Devote Time To Good Causes

Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold has pledged to continue to give his time to help those less fortunate, as he works to promote charity 'An Hour For Others'. He said: "It was my best friend's auntie who started the organisation. Me and my best friend were asked if we ever made it would we help out. It was something I have always wanted to do. So since I have had the chance to influence the public on a high level I have used it to give knowledge to people about the organisation and the good things that go on in the community, as opposed to the bad things you see all the time. It just shows that a little of your time can make such a big difference to someone else. It is just a simple thing to give an hour to someone else. It is definitely an organisation I am happy to be involved with."

Written by Tris Burke February 11 2018 06:00:26