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Football News: Review Of The Day 2nd June 2018

Review Of The Day 2nd June 2018
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Review of the Day


Grecians Replace Tisdale

Following the departure of long-serving manager Paul Tisdale, Exeter City have moved fast to replace him with Matt Taylor. As well as being a former Exeter player, Taylor had been coaching the under-23s side at the club in recent years. A club statement read: "The club board met this afternoon and have appointed Matt Taylor as the new manager of Exeter City."



Wolverhampton Wanderers have clinched a double signing with the addition of two players who had been on loan at the club last season. Benik Afobe has returned from Bournemouth after being loaned in during the January window. Wolves were the club who sold Afobe to the Cherries in 2016. Porto defender Willy Boly has also signed a permanent deal after spending the entirety of last season on loan with Wolves, after a £10m option in his loan deal was triggered.

Leicester City's back up keeper Ben Hamer has joined Huddersfield Town. Hamer will compete with Jonas Lossl for the number one jersey at the Terriers.

West Bromwich Albion youngster Tahvon Campbell has left the relegated club to join League Two's Forest Green Rovers on a one year contract.

Notts County have paid an undisclosed fee to sign striker Kane Hemmings from Oxford United.

Port Vale have clinched the free transfer signing of Manny Oyeleke from Aldershot Town.

Andrew Shinnie has joined Luton Town on a free after his Birmingham City deal expired.

Cheltenham Town have stepped in to sign Tom Smith following his release from rivals Swindon Town.

FC Ingolstadt 04 have signed Austrian international Konstantin Kerschbaumer for an undisclosed fee from Brentford.

Shrewsbury Town have released a trio of players following their failure to clinch promotion through the play-offs. Defender Joe Riley, keeper Shaun Rowley and forward AJ Leitch-Smith are all searching for new clubs.

Rotherham United have released six players after beating the Shrews to get promotion to the Championship. Shaun Cummings, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Lewis Price, Mason Warren, Kuda Muskwe and Darnelle Bailey-King are the six.

Coventry City have let four go this summer. Devon Kelly-Evans, Dion Kelly-Evans, Kyel Reai and Bilal Sayoud have all been told they are not getting new contracts when their current deals expire at the end of the month.

Stoke City pair Glen Johnson and Stephen Ireland have been released.


Millers Reward For Warne

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne has been rewarded with a new 3 year contract after the 45 year old manager led them to promotion, via the play-offs, back to the Championship. Warne was initially given interim charge of the Millers in November 2016 with Rotherham bottom of the Championship table, but was unable to save them from relegation. They stood by him anyway, giving him a rolling 12 month deal, and he repaid their faith with an immediate return.


Heckingbottom Sacked By Leeds

Then-Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom was a surprise choice to replace Thomas Christiansen, not only because the 40 year old lacked experience and had just signed a new deal with their Yorkshire rivals, but also because he had gone on record publicly as stating a hatred for the Elland Road side. Less surprising is his sacking after 4 months, with just four wins in 16 games and Leeds finishing the season in 13th. Only one of Leeds' last eight managers, Garry Monk, has managed to see out a whole season in charge.


Scotland Add Russell Option

Scotland's new boss Alex McLeish has added Johnny Russell to the squad to face Mexico in a friendly on Sunday. The 28 year old, who has not played for his country since 2015, was left out of the squad which faced Peru on Wednesday.
Updated Scotland squad:
Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer (Millwall), Scott Bain (Celtic), Jon McLaughlin (Hearts).
Defenders: Jack Hendry (Celtic), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers), Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock), Callum Paterson (Cardiff City), Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).
Midfielders: Chris Cadden (Motherwell), Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian), John McGinn (Hibernian), Kenny McLean (Aberdeen), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Jamie Murphy (Rangers), Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen), Ryan Christie (Celtic).
Forwards: Oli McBurnie (Swansea City), Lewis Morgan (Celtic), Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion), Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City).


Egypt's Favourite Spaniard Launches World Cup Song

One thing that is sure to be a big seller on Merseyside, as well as in Egypt, during the World Cup is a new song by Real Madrid and Spain hatchet man Sergio Ramos. Surprisingly he has not turned to acting, instead he has teamed up with Spanish singer Demarco Flamenco to release a song entitled 'Otra Estrelle en tu Corazon' (Another star in your heart). Yes, it really is as vomit-inducing as it sounds.


Loew Rules Himself Out Of Running For Madrid Job

Following the resignation of Zinedine Zidane, speculation has been rife over who would replace the Frenchman at the helm of Real Madrid. One of the early favourites was Germany boss Joachim Loew, but he has now ruled himself out of the running. Loew said: "Of course I can completely rule that out now. Real Madrid will surely find a very, very good substitute for Zinedine Zidane. His resignation surprised me a little, but he is the best judge of whether the team has reached it's peak (under him). If he feels now is the right time, then you have to respect that."


Gestifute And Sporting In Patricio Spat

The future of Sporting Clube de Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio is very much up in the air right now, after a failure by the player to have his contract terminated and allegations made against Gestifute by Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho. De Carvalho said: "I want to tell you that Sporting were negotiating with Jorge Mendes, who said that there was a proposal from Napoli, but in the meantime the change of coach at the club [Carlo Ancelotti replacing Maurizio Sarri] ended up cooling that interest, then appeared Wolves. Jorge Mendes' right-hand man called us at 11 at night and asked what was Sporting's position. Of the €18m, Jorge Mendes wanted €7m and we said no. Jorge Mendes wanted to take advantage of the situation, which is a crime. When we did the renewals of Adrien [Silva] and Rui, we finished the old contracts and made new ones, the old ones, made by Godinho Lopes, said that both the player and Jorge Mendes had a percentage of the registration. With the new contracts, the percentages of the company Gestifute are annulled. Gestifute told us that they wanted €3million from Rui Patricio's business and another €4million from Adrien or we had no business." Gestifute released a statement denying the allegations which read: "At the press conference held today, regarding the termination of the contract with just cause by player Rui Patricio, the president of Sporting SP accused Gestifute of "blackmail" ('pay us more than €7m or no deal'). Nothing is further from the truth. Sporting, through executive director Dr Guilherme Pinheiro and its internal lawyer, on May 23, strongly urged Gestifute to try to get a proposal for the transfer of player Rui Patricio, in order to avoid pending his request to intervene, to resolve the dispute with Gestifute concerning player Adrien Silva, without prejudice to the payment of the consideration due to Gestifute, already contractualised by the transfer of player Rui Patricio himself. This dispute is related to the intervention of Gestifute in the renewal of the contract of the player Adrien Silva, which also took place at the request of Sporting in 2012, in a situation in which the same Sporting ran the risk of the player being free similarity, incidentally, of what happened at the same time as Rui Patricio himself. In return for those services, Gestifute did not immediately charge any amount and its remuneration depended on a future transfer consisting of a percentage of the respective price, which was not duly paid when transferring Adrien Silva to Leicester. Nothing in this process - strictly nothing - came about on the initiative of Gestifute. Gestifute did everything to get the agreement of an English club for the transfer of player Rui Patricio for the €18m euros intended by Sporting, and even the player, satisfied with this possibility, performed medical tests, with authorisation of Sporting. All this, once again, with the knowledge and express agreement of the president of Sporting. Surprisingly, the deal would end up failing late afternoon when Sporting executive manager Dr Guilherme Pinheiro, visibly embarrassed, told Gestifute that the president of Sporting finally demanded an increase in the price of €2m: "two million more or no business" - which was immediately rejected by the buying club. In two words: the business did not fail by any blackmail from Gestifute; the business failed due to an unanticipated and last-minute additional requirement to the already perfectly defined and agreed conditions. All of these facts may be confirmed by the said executive director, Dr Guilherme Pinheiro, and an internal lawyer, assuming that his obligation not to be absent from the truth does not overlap with any other dislocated duty of loyalty to those who definitely do not deserve it."


Tosun Receives First Red Card After Argument With Own Supporters

Everton striker Cenk Tosun scored and got a red card in an eventful game against Tunisia in Switzerland. The forward raced over to remonstrate with Turkish fans after flares were thrown at the area his family were seated in. Initially he charged over to the sideline and began pointing into the crowd, the game was stopped as team-mates attempted to calm him down but the furious Tosun was sent off and then mimed a throat slitting gesture to one particular supporter. That did not end the problems as the Turkish fans invaded the pitch on the final whistle. Tosun apologised after the game saying: "When I turned my head, I saw a quarrel with my father. I didn't know the whole story. I told them that they were wrong, threatened, unworthy of me. Character is more important than football. It was an unbecoming gesture. I apologise. I guarantee it won't happen again."

Written by Tris Burke June 02 2018 06:53:26


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