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Football News: Review Of The Day 12th April 2018

Review Of The Day 12th April 2018
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Review of the Day


Deal Or No Deal

Cambridge United defender Greg Taylor got a new two year deal with the League Two club. Taylor has been with the team since 2013, when the team were a National League side.

There was no deal for Brazilian centre back Gerson, who has been released by Polish side Lechia Gdansk.

While in Finland, Kokkolan Pallo-Veikot have given a deal to free agent Colombian Cesar Hinestroza.

Another deal was handed out to goalkeeper Dave Richards, who has extended his Crewe Alexandra contract until 2019, with an option of a further year.


Nixon Rejects Former Club

In the Irish Premiership, Ards manager Colin Nixon has rejected the chance to manage Glentoran. Despite holding the record for most appearances as a player for Glentoran, Nixon has decided to stay put, for now at least, and has instead signed a new 3 year deal with Ards.


No Chester For Wales' Friendly

Aston Villa defender James Chester is set to miss Wales' match with Mexico, in Pasadena, due to his wedding. Chester said: "I have ruled myself out of that one. It'll be hectic if it was to go through the play-off route. I tried to book the wedding between maybe going to the World Cup and the Championship season. But luckily I had my wits about me to know when the play-off final was - so that took the stress out of it a little bit. I think there is a Wales camp for a few days in the north of Wales [before the Mexico game] so if I have the opportunity I will go there and see how things are going."


Buffon Says Ref Should Be Sat In The Stands Eating Crisps

After a contentious penalty was awarded in the 93rd minute, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon led their protestations, but was viewed as going too far by English referee Michael Oliver, who showed Buffon his first ever red card in a Champions League match. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo finally stepped up to score and see his side through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in the 97th minute after Juve's players were calmed and Gonzalo Higuain had been subbed off for former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny. Buffon has hit out at Oliver following the game saying: "It was a tenth of a penalty. I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident. Not clear-cut. And a dubious incident at the 93rd minute when we had a clear penalty denied in the first leg, you cannot award that at this point. The team gave its all, but a human being cannot destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation. Clearly you cannot have a heart in your chest, but a bag of rubbish. On top of that, if you don't have the character to walk on a pitch like this in a stadium like this, you can sit in the stands with your wife, your kids, having your drink and eating crisps. You cannot ruin the dreams of a team. I could've told the referee anything at that moment, but he had to understand the degree of the disaster he was creating. If you can't handle the pressure and have the courage to make a decision, then you should just sit in the stands and eat your crisps."


Kane Awarded Second Goal In Spurs' Win Over Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has won his appeal to have Christian Eriksen's goal bound shot taken off his team-mate and awarded to himself after the Premier League's goals accreditation panel decided that grazing his shoulder made the goal his. The goal was initially awarded to Eriksen after the game but the decision was reversed "after taking the player's testimony into account and reviewing the match footage". With an interpretation that loose as to what constitutes scoring a goal, not even needing to alter its flight in any shape or form, even Saido Berahino should be able to notch a few!


Guardiola And Liverpool Faces UEFA Charges

Idiots with fireworks and morons throwing objects has led to a UEFA charge being placed against Liverpool following their 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night. UEFA had already charged Liverpool over disturbances in the lead up to the first leg win over Man City, which led to damages to the City team bus. Man City boss Pep Guardiola has also been charged after he was clearly seen communicating instructions to his coaching staff which led to changes in formation and substitutions. UEFA's disciplinary regulations state that a manager or coach who is sent off may not communicate "directly or indirectly with the team's players and/or technical staff during the match".


Villa Training Ground Has Been Renamed

Aston Villa have announced that their training ground will no longer be known as Bodymoor Heath and instead will be called The Recon Training Complex due to a sponsorship deal that will last for 5 years. That made me yawn as I typed it, does anyone actually care about these kind of things any more? We all know that the owner's company will sponsor something no one else is interested in for a ridiculous sum in order to get round FFP rules.


Roma Chairman Offers Money To Fix Rome Fountain After Dive

AS Roma chairman James Pallotta was fined 450 euros after being filmed diving into an historic fountain in the city of Rome, where such antics are banned due to the damage caused by people trying to relive a scene from the film 'La Dolce Vita'. Pallotta has now offered to donate 230,000 euros to the city towards restoration, on top of the fine, after his stunt following Roma's almost miraculous comeback from a 4-1 first leg deficit against Barcelona to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals.


Chiellini Says Officials Favour Madrid

Giorgio Chiellini has voiced what pretty much everyone already thinks - match officials favour Real Madrid with their decisions. Referencing last season's controversial decisions against Bayern Munich, when Ronaldo's extra time winner stood despite a clear offside, Juventus defender Chiellini said: "It shouldn't be surprising, Bayern Munich went through it last year and this was Juve's turn. Between the first leg and this one, just about everything happened. It's laughable that the Italian refereeing designator said things are going well in the Champions League. Nobody thought we could turn it around, but we believed and it'll help us for the next Champions League campaigns. It'll be an objective for the future. It wasn't an issue of VAR, because the referee still needs to have courage and a conscience. The referee must try to be less of a protagonist and give only clear-cut decisions. You could tell at the time it wasn't a penalty, but seeing the footage back it's just laughable. We must remember that we beat Real Madrid 3-0 on their own turf and only a crazy person would've believed that going in. We could've scored five or six goals, so we ought to be proud. We want to win the seventh Scudetto."


Ipswich Appoint Caretaker Boss

After the early departure of manager Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town have appointed Bryan Klug to take temporary charge of the first team. Klug was head of coaching and player development at the Sussex club.

Written by Tris Burke April 12 2018 06:45:09