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Football News: Review Of The Day 9th September 2018

Review Of The Day 9th September 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Birmingham City goalkeeper David Stockdale has been loaned out to Southend United on an emergency 7 day deal. The deal will roll on until one of their keepers returns, with the club having only one fit and available otherwise.

 

Sane Has Daughter

Leroy Sane has announced the arrival of his baby daughter and thanked Germany manager Joachim Low for allowing him to be there at the birth. The Manchester City winger had left the Germany team hotel for 'personal reasons', prompting a barrage of rumours, which obviously fed his ego and desire to be in the spotlight or otherwise he would have just said why he was leaving. It was not a secret that the baby was due, so why else would he just talk about 'personal reasons' rather than just giving the reason?

 

Poyet Looking For England Return

Former Brighton & Hove Albion and Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants to return to English football. The 50 year old former Uruguayan international recently left Bordeaux after branding the club owners "a disgrace". Now he is hoping for a return to the country where he spent a long portion of his playing career in, with London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Poyet said in an interview with Foot Mercato: "I'll be quiet, watch football. Maybe do some press. I like to go on TV here in France. Do something in England. I will start listening. If you ask me the first option, it's back to England. When I left Sunderland, I decided to watch the other championships. And I did well since [then] as I have a lot more experience now."

 

Pyramids Dismiss Zlatan Talk

No it is not one of the jokes about how Zlatan Ibrahimovic built the pyramids, it is Egyptian team Pyramids FC denying rumours they are set to sign the Swedish star. Zlatan is currently playing for LA Galaxy in the US's Major League Soccer and was linked to big spending Pyramids after they lost striker Ribamar to Saudi Arabian side Ohod. However director of football Ahmad Hassan said: "This is absolutely baseless. The source of all these rumors is fake news sites that broadcast fake news."

 

Leicester Supporters Want Ranieri Statue

While Claudio Ranieri was sacked by Leicester City not long after the club's improbably Premier League title, the club's fans have not forgotten the Italian who brought them so much joy in that magical season when he took relegation favourites to title winners. A campaign has now begun via a local paper to have a statue to the Italian erected at their home stadium.

 

Fiorentina 'Escape' Fine For Astori Tribute

Italy's Serie A introduced a new ruling to ban personalised captain's armbands for this season, against the wishes of the clubs in the league. With Fiorentina continuing to wear an armband which is a tribute to their former captain David Astori, who passed away in his sleep in March of this year, the Florence club had been set to face a fine. However the league has reassured the Viola that there will be no punishment ahead of an intent to change the rules at the next meeting of the top flight clubs.

 

Sacchi Criticises Balotelli's Lack Of Intelligence

Legendary former manager Arrigo Sacchi has hit out at Italy and their performance against Poland, reserving especial criticism for Mario Balotelli. Sacchi said in a radio interview: "I'd say that it's a team sport. You need only a few ideas in football, but they have to be clear. Football is about the collective and intelligence counts more than your feet. So first and foremost, I'd choose players who have intelligence. You need players who are generous, passionate, professional. Everyone has a car, but you need fuel to make it move and in football that fuel is intelligence, passion and professionalism. Let's just say that having the concept of team spirit is a strong start to making you a worthy person. When Balotelli wanders around by himself and doesn't even attempt to stick to the plan, what are you supposed to say to him? The attitude of the Under-21s was shameful. They were presumptuous and arrogant. Often in football, the real enemies are not the opponents, but ourselves. This is a country where we'd gladly sell our souls to win, making no difference between a deserved or undeserved victory. We don't realise that a victory without being earned will not get you very far."

Written by Tris Burke September 09 2018 06:10:25

 

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