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Football News: Review Of The Day 9th October 2018

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

 

Hazard Torn On Madrid Move

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has continued to talk up the possibility of making a dream move to Real Madrid, despite his excellent start to the Premier League season. The Belgian has regularly talked of his desire to move to Madrid throughout his time at Stamford Bridge, and has once more spoken about it the moment a microphone appears. Hazard said: "I don't want to say, 'yes, I am signing a new contract' and then in the end I don't end up signing. I want what's good for me, but I want what's good for the club because the club has given me everything. So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future. That's why I spoke after the World Cup and I said that I think it is time to change because I played a great World Cup. I am playing good football at the moment. Real Madrid are the best club in the world. I don't want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club. We will see. I don't want to talk about this every day, I don't have time. But we will talk about my future soon."

 

Chilwell Gets England Call-Up

England manager Gareth Southgate has called Leicester City left-back up to his squad as a replacement for Manchester United's Luke Shaw, who withdrew because of injury picked up in the 3-2 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.

 

The Ballon d'Or Shortlist Has Been Announced

Sergio Aguero Forward Argentina Manchester City
Alisson Goalkeeper Brazil Liverpool
Gareth Bale Forward Wales Real Madrid
Karim Benzema Forward France Real Madrid
Kevin de Bruyne Midfielder Belgium Manchester City
Edinson Cavani Forward Uruguay Paris St-Germain
Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper Belgium Real Madrid
Roberto Firmino Forward Brazil Liverpool
Diego Godin Defender Uruguay Atletico Madrid
Antoine Griezmann Forward France Atletico Madrid
Eden Hazard Forward Belgium Chelsea
Isco Midfielder Spain Real Madrid
Harry Kane Forward England Tottenham Hotspur
N'Golo Kante Midfielder France Chelsea
Hugo Lloris Goalkeeper France Tottenham Hotspur
Mario Mandzukic Forward Croatia Juventus
Sadio Mane Forward Senegal Liverpool
Marcelo Defender Brazil Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe Forward France Paris St-Germain
Lionel Messi Forward Argentina Barcelona
Luka Modric Midfielder Croatia Real Madrid
Neymar Forward Brazil Paris St-Germain
Jan Oblak Goalkeeper Slovenia Atletico Madrid
Paul Pogba Midfielder France Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward Portugal Juventus
Ivan Rakitic Midfielder Croatia Barcelona
Sergio Ramos Defender Spain Real Madrid
Mohamed Salah Midfielder Egypt Liverpool
Luis Suarez Forward Uruguay Barcelona
Raphael Varane Defender France Real Madrid
I really do not understand how some of these get chosen. Pogba was woeful all season for his club but gets on there. Bale spends most of his time injured and did not even qualify for the World Cup. Benzema has been dreadful for Madrid and never made the France squad. How on earth do they decide the list?

 

Hibs Back In Profit

An SPFL return has helped Scottish club Hibernian back into profit, after a £277,000 loss in the previous year. Despite the big money sale of John McGinn to Aston Villa taking place after the accounting period, Hibs have reported pre-tax profits of £200,000 for the year up to June.

 

Sons Sack Aitken

Scottish League One side Dumbarton have sacked manager Scott Aitken after 3 years in charge. The 42 year old had kept Dumbarton in the Championship for 2 years before failing last season at the third attempt. This season has been a struggle and the Sons are now second bottom of the division.

 

Neilson Takes Charge At Dundee United

After a spell at MK Dons Robbie Neilson has returned to Scottish football to take charge of Dundee United on a deal that runs until the end of the season. The 38 year old had also had talks with Partick Thistle over their vacant manager's position. Neilson said: "It is an exciting opportunity at a great club and I am confident that I can lead Dundee United back to the Premiership. This is the perfect challenge for me at a club I know well and I am looking forward to meeting the coaching staff and players tomorrow and getting straight to work ahead of Saturday's match at Partick Thistle."

 

Eriksen's Injury Chronic

Denmark coach Age Hareide fears Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen has a chronic stomach injury. The 26 year old has not played since the 22nd of September due to the injury. Hareide told Canal 9: "Such an injury can be chronic, and it is true that Tottenham also fears that. It is doubtful whether we will lure him to Dublin and make him play. I do not think that Tottenham is particularly interested in that."

 

Mourinho's Comments To Be Investigated

The FA is investigating comments made by Jose Mourinho into a TV camera following Saturday's comeback win over Newcastle United. Mourinho spoke in Portugese into the camera and it has been claimed that those comments were offensive.

 

Monaco Reportedly Sign Foster

Orlando Pirates teenage starlet Lyle Foster has reportedly agreed to sign for AS Monaco on a 5 year deal beginning in January. The 18 year old had been over to France for a trial with the Ligue 1 club and it is said he signed the contract while there.

 

Stuttgart Appoint Former Celtic Player

Bundesliga side Stuttgart have appointed Andreas Hinkel as caretaker coach after Tayfun Korkut was sacked at the weekend with Stuttgart propping up the table. Hinkel was previously head coach of the reserve side with the Bundesliga side.

 

Payet Replaces Fekir

France called up Marseille's former West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet to replace the injured Nabil Fekir in their squad for the games against Iceland and Germany. Payet has not been in the France team since October 2017, missing out on the World Cup through injury.

 

Germany Call Up Can

German midfielder Emre Can has been given a recall to the national side. The Juventus midfielder has been drafted in after Antonio Rudiger and Kai Havertz withdrew with injuries.

 

Arsenal Announce New Kit Deal

Arsenal have announced a change to their kit manufacturer from next season. Puma have been making the Gunners' kits since 2014 but next season Arsenal will be returning to Adidas for an agreement believed to be over £60m, doubling their deal with Puma.

Written by Tris Burke October 09 2018 06:42:23

 

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