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Review Of The Day 14th April 2018
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Deal Or No Deal

Motherwell quartet Cedric Kipre, Charles Dunne, Richard Tait and Ryan Bowman have all extended their contracts with the SPFL club. Kipre, Dunne and Tait are now contracted until 2020, while Bowman is tied down until next summer. It is Kipre's third contract with the club since last summer.


Klopp Confident Of Keeping Salah

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident the club can hold on to Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah in the long term. The 25 year old, who signed a 5 year deal on joining in the summer, has already scored 39 goals in just 44 appearances for the Reds. Klopp said: "It's that thing, will he leave or whatever. I don't think about it. I don't think - I know he will be here. But that's all. It's only because people always have something to write, something to talk about. He had different options and he wanted to come here. We have a big chance here to create something for the future. We are still young and full of potential and all that stuff. My impression at the moment is that they are all excited about being in this group."


Piegate Bookies Fined £84,000

The betting firm Sun Bets has been fined just £84,000 for its part in the 'Piegate' affair which led to Sutton reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw losing his place at the club. The Gambling Commission said they failed to properly manage the risks associated with offering 'novelty' bets. They were also found to have allowed over 100 customers who were self-excluded to open duplicate accounts and gamble through. They have had their license to offer gambling in Britain reviewed. Seems to me that the punishment is extremely light for a company that gained millions in free advertising and destroyed a man's career.


Premier League Decide Against VAR For Next Season

Premier League clubs have voted against the introduction of the video assistant referee system for next season. The Premier League would like the system to continue to be trialled and improved in the FA and League Cup competitions, with communication, both inside the stadium and to TV viewers, a particular concern.


Chelsea Make Complaint To UEFA Over Fans Treatment At Barcelona

Following social media videos and complaints from Chelsea fans over their treatment by security before the last-16 match in Barcelona, Chelsea have now made an official complaint to UEFA. The club investigated after a number of videos showed clashes between their fans and security, which led to a number of fans being hurt. Chelsea asked fans to contact them over their experience and say 'a large number' had complained about "poor organisation, lack of crowd control, brutality on the part of stewards and police and exposure to generally unsafe conditions".


Bayern Confirm Kovac Reports

German champions Bayern Munich have confirmed that Jupp Heynckes will return to his retirement at the end of the season and that Eintracht Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac will replace him at the helm of the Bavarian giants. Niko Kovac played for Bayern between 2001 and 2003 and brings brother Robert, also a former player with the club, with him as his assistant. Last week both Eintracht and Bayern had denied this would happen with Niko himself saying: "There is no reason to doubt that I will be the coach of Frankfurt next season."


Rodriguez Racial Abuse Charge Dropped

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong had accused West Bromwich Albion attacker Jay Rodriguez of racially abusing him by saying, "you're black and you stink." Rodriguez denied it stating he had actually said: "Breath fucking stinks." After employing two lip-reading experts to watch the footage, the FA were unable to prove either way what was said as "The player's mouth was obscured, and neither could see sufficient to interpret his moving lips. After much deliberation we were left in the position where the case distilled to the evidence of each player. We could not say that any of the other evidence or competing arguments lead us to prefer one over the other."


French TV Company Suspend Journalist After Homophobic Slur

TV channel W9 have suspended journalist Dennis Balbir after footage leaked online of him making homophobic comments about RB Leipzig after their defeat by Olympique de Marseille on Thursday night. A W9 statement read: "Following the comments made off-air by Denis Balbir after the OM v RB Leipzig game, for which he publicly apologised, the W9 channel has decided to suspended him provisionally from commentating on the competition." The footage had shown Balbir saying: "I'm happy for those faggots who were arrogant after the first leg."

Written by Tris Burke



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