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Football News: Review Of The Day 5th September 2018

Review Of The Day 5th September 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Club Coaches Call For Away Goal Rule To Be Scrapped

Europe's top coaches held their annual meeting and one of the main points to come from the meeting was their request to UEFA to scrap the away goals rule in continental competitions. The rule was introduced in 1965 as a tie-breaker to encourage teams to go out and attack away from home, at a time when travel to games used to be a genuine challenge all of its own. Nowadays, with travel fairly easy, the coaches feel that it can cause negativity from the home side, trying to avoid conceding an away goal, as often as it causes the away side to push forward. They also asked for the transfer windows to all end at the same time, before league competitions start as it makes their life easier.

 

Denmark Look To Futsal To Fill Squad

With Danish players in dispute with the Danish Football Association (DBU), the national side is set to consist of players from the 3rd and 4th tiers and their national futsal team will make up the numbers! Even the coaching staff will be temporary, with former Arsenal player John Jensen set to take charge for the Nations League match with Wales. Though you would still fancy them to beat the Welsh if Gareth Bale is out....

 

Jose Reaches Settlement With Spain

Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho has become the latest high-profile name from the world of football to reach a settlement agreement with the Spanish state over a tax dispute. Mourinho was accused of owing over 3million euros from his two years in charge of Real Madrid, an allegation he refuted, but he has now agreed a deal as have both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in recent times.

 

Bradford Appoint 4th Manager Of The Year

Bradford City have moved to appoint another of their ex-players as manager, after firing Michael Collins' on Monday night. David Hopkin, whose previous managerial role was at Livingston, has taken charge with immediate effect. Hopkin said on the club's official website: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Bantams and cannot wait to get started. This is a huge opportunity for me. We have a talented squad and I am looking forward to working with the players and staff. The club is ambitious and so am I. Although my time as a player here was cut short by injury, I enjoyed my stay and took away some great memories. Our supporters are extremely passionate and I want to give them a team and performances they can be proud of."

 

England Lose Lallana

Just a day after Manchester City's Raheem Sterling withdrew from the England squad with a back complaint, Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana was forced to pull out after picking up an injury in the first training session. The FA have yet to announce replacements for either players but did hand a first call up to Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, despite already having Everton keeper Jordan Pickford, Stoke City goalie Jack Butland and Southampton's Alex McCarthy in the squad.

 

Ghost Goal Scorer Gets Goal Bonus Anyway

Partick Thistle have paid Kris Doolan his usual goal bonus after the striker scored a goal against Morton which the officials decided, in their infinite wisdom, to award as a throw in instead, after a Morton player forlornly booted the ball over the sideline after it had clearly crossed the line. In fact the ball had actually hit the back of the net before bouncing back out but still the officials did not see it! Doolan donated the money to charity and Thistle matched the gift with their own donation to the chosen charity Beatson Cancer.

 

Smith Quits
Raith Rovers manager Barry Smith has quit, despite his side sitting in second place in Scotland's League One. The 44 year old has been in the position for 16 months and his side missed out on promotion last season on the final day.

 

McGregor Escapes Punishment For Kick

Despite his own manager Steven Gerrard describing it as a blatant kick and saying it deserved a red card, Rangers keeper Allan McGregor will face no further action over his kick on Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer during the weekend's Old Firm derby.

 

Bundesliga Rule Out Holding Games Abroad

With Spain's La Liga in dispute with both players and fans over their plan to play games in the United States of America, the German Bundesliga has said they would never consider such a plan out of respect for the fans of their game. The Bundesliga's chief executive Christian Seifert said: "In my opinion it would be a lack of respect to the fans and the players to take an official championship match abroad, when it involves points that will ultimately decide on promotion, relegation or participation in international competition."

Written by Tris Burke September 05 2018 06:23:20

 

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