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Review Of The Day 3rd April 2018
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Review of the Day


Pardew Leaves Baggies

West Bromwich Albion have sacked Alan Pardew after four disastrous months in charge of the club. Pardew has won just one Premier League game and leaves with West Brom sat marooned at the bottom of the table, 10 points off safety and only 6 games left to save themselves. The final straw was an 8th defeat in a row in the league, as Burnley came back from one down to beat them 2-1. First team coach Darren Moore has been placed in temporary charge of the club.


Accrington Owner Caught Up In Bonus Row After McDonald's Tweet

The owner of League Two leaders Accrington Stanley, Andy Holt, has received a letter from the EFL demanding an explanation following his tweet that he sometimes buys the players a McDonald's when they win. Holt tweeted: "So. Sometimes when we win I give £200, less the £21.37 I get back in change, to Sean to get the lads @McDonaldsUK or the like. If we lose they get their own. Its just the way we roll @ASFCofficial". The EFL have questioned Holt as the payment is not part of their standard player contract, as EFL rules state that "full details of all payments to or benefits paid in cash or in kind on behalf of players must be included in the standard contract". In response Holt has said it is his money, not the club's and he has defended his right to buy anyone a burger with his own money.


Hasselbaink Sacked By Cobblers

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been sacked by Northampton Town following Monday's 2-0 defeat at Peterborough United. Hasselbaink only took over in September but was unable to keep the Cobblers out of the League One relegation zone. Northampton are currently sat 22nd in the table and without a win in 9.


Olympiakos Players Fined And Sent On Holiday

Evangelos Marinakis owner of Olympiakos, and English Championship side Nottingham Forest, has fined Olympiakis players 400,000 euros and ordered them to go on holiday. Marinakis said: "I and the rest of the fans have tolerated you enough. You will leave today and go on holiday." Olympiakos, the reigning champions, are currently 3 points behind leaders AEK Athens with 4 games left to play, but will now need to pick a team mainly made up of under-20 squad players to finish off the season with.


Transfers

34 year old Serbian forward Dragan Mrdja is now without a club after being released by NK Olimpija Ljubljana. The Serbians are managed by former Liverpool midfielder Igor Biscan. This time I doubt it can be blamed on Traore, even though he 'can't control his feet'.

Sao Paulo of Brazil have paid £585,000 to Uruguayan side Defensor to sign their young Uruguayan forward Gonzalo Carneiro.


Umtiti Admits Griezmann Chats About Barcelona Move

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti admits he has talked to international colleague Antoine Griezmann about a move to Barca. Umtiti said: "I got myself into agent mode! No, I'm kidding. It's true that we talk about it a lot. I was able to talk about it with him, but just to find out what he thinks of my club. But everyone thinks good things about it. It makes them dream. Players of that level. ... If he comes, we'd have to play with six forwards."


Heynckes Confirms Bayern Intent On Keeping Lewandowski

Despite the rumours constantly circulating and linking Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski with a move to Real Madrid, Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently said that he would be will to be that Lewandowski would be playing for Bayern Munich next season. Manager Jupp Heynckes has re-affirmed that stance saying: "Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has already made this clear: Real Madrid have absolutely no chance of acquiring Robert."


Bayern Confirm James Permanent Deal

It looks like a case of one in, one out for Bayern Munich, though it does not involve Lewandowski, as the Bavarians confirm the loan move for James Rodriguez from Real Madrid will be made permanent for 42m euros. It is expected that Douglas Costa, on loan from Bayern to Juventus, will now make his deal a permanent move as well.

Written by Tris Burke



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