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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th April 2018

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

 

McCarthy Makes Early Exit

Ipswich Town begin their search for a new manager earlier than planned, as Mick McCarthy has left the club. McCarthy was due to leave at the end of the season anyway, but mutually agreed to leave early, with four games still left to play. McCarthy said: "I said I would see the season out but it's been a new experience and it's not one I have been enjoying to be honest. I have continued to do my job to the best of my ability but there is something missing and I'm not comfortable with that. I have had a great time here and worked with some great people and to all those who have given me wonderful support over the last five and a half years - and there are many - I want to put on record my personal thanks."

 

Elneny Red Card Overturned

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has won his appeal against his sending off in stoppage time against Southampton at the weekend. An independent panel ruled that he was "wrongly dismissed for violent conduct".

 

Newcastle Fined Over U18s Betting Logos

Newcastle United have admitted breaching kit and advertising regulations, which forbid the advertising of alcohol and gambling on kits to be worn by under-18 teams. Their under-18 side wore kits with the logo of a China-based online betting firm and the club has been fined £7,500 for the breach.

 

Barcelona Player Challenges FIFA Rules On Changing Nationalities

Munir El Haddadi was a teenage substitute for Spain back in 2014 during a European Championship qualifier which has seen his nationality locked to Spain ever since. Now 22, El Haddadi has applied to change nationalities to Morocco, the land of his parents, but FIFA rejected his application. Now El Haddadi and the Morocco Football Federation have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. CAS have said that they have been asked to make a decision in time for El Haddadi's sporting nationality to be decided prior to the commencement of the 2018 World Cup.

 

Panathinaikos Players Go On Strike

Greek top flight club Panathinaikos is in chaos today, well more chaos than usual, as their players have gone on strike over unpaid wages. The club has not paid players their salaries dating as far back as December. The club told the BBC that they will pay the players for December this week and expect the players to return to training afterwards, but said nothing about January, February, March! Panathinaikos were given a three point penalty only last week after failing to pay off their debts to former defender Jens Wemmer.

 

Abdallah Said To Finland

Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have sent midfielder Abdallah Said to Finland on loan with Kuopion Palloseura.

 

McCoist Set To Reject Share Offer

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist has claimed he will reject all offers for his shares in the club, which he hopes will become a family heirloom. McCoist said: "It's safe to say my shares will stay within my family. That's the way I have always wanted it. When I'm long gone, hopefully my boys and then their boys after them will have the shares and they will go to their families. I remember Jack Gillespie, an old Rangers director, basically on his dying bed wanted to give myself and Sandy Jardine his shares. I thought that was one of the nicest things I can ever remember happening to me. That's the way it will be with me. The shares will, hopefully, be in my family for generations."

 

Nelson Wants New Arsenal Deal

Young Arsenal midfielder Reiss Nelson is hoping to sign a new contract with the club after he made his Premier League debut on Sunday against Southampton. Nelson said: "It is a big achievement to sign for a big club like Arsenal so I'm just delighted with the contract and hopeful that I can sign it soon. I did set one target - to make my first-team debut. I have done that, I have had 15 appearances. A Premier League start was on the cards but I think I need to score, that is the only one I haven't achieved so fingers crossed I can get a cheeky goal before the end of the season. He (Wenger) is one of the biggest (influences) for me. He keeps pushing the youngsters - me, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock - I think he has got a bight future planned for us."

 

France Give Go-Ahead For Standing Trials

France's Sports Minister Laura Flessel has approved a trial of standing areas in French football stadiums. French law has made it compulsory for football stadiums to be all-seater since the 1992 Stade Furiani disaster in Corsica, when 18 people died after a stand collapsed.

Written by Tris Burke April 11 2018 07:01:36