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Football News: Review Of The Day 27th October 2018

Review Of The Day 27th October 2018
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Ramsey Unsure Why Arsenal Offer Was Taken Away

After agreeing a new contract with Arsenal, ahead of his current deal expiring in the summer, Aaron Ramsey has expressed his uncertainty over why the offer was withdrawn by the club before he could sign it. Ramsey said: "There is no contract on the table at the moment so there is nothing for me to consider or whatever. We all know that the contract was taken away off the table. I'm not sure exactly why because a few weeks before we sort of agreed and I was ready to sign. Something happened, I am not sure exactly what, but that contract is no longer there, or nothing's on the table. So I just have to get my head down, work hard and try and help this team as much as I can now. We'll see where that takes me."


Middleton Signs New Rangers Deal

While Ramsey may have no contract offer on the table, teenage winger Glenn Middleton has signed a new deal with Rangers. The 18 year old, who joined Rangers from Norwich City in January, has managed 12 appearances for the Scottish giants and notched 3 goals.


Shrimpers Add New Midfielder

Free agent Belgian midfielder Florent Cuvelier has signed for Morecambe on a 3 month deal. The 26 year old was released by Walsall at the end of last season and he has found himself doing pizza deliveries to pay the bills over the last couple of months.

Scunthorpe United have also added a new player in the shape of former Newcastle United winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni. The winger signed the contract on his 23rd birthday and is tied to the club until the end of the season. He had been released by Newcastle at the end of the season and recently spent time on trial with Brentford.

Former Portsmouth striker Danijel Subotic has been released by Dinamo Bucharest.


Oyston Claims Belokon Rejected His Offer To Sell Blackpool

In November 2017 Blackpool owner Owen Oyston was ordered by the High Court to buy Valeri Belokon's shares in the club for £31.27m and now he has been issued with a penal notice to pay the remaining £25m owed to Belokon. Oyston has now released a statement on Blackpool's website blaming the delay on Belokon. The statement read: "It is a serious concern that the legal representatives of Valeri Belokon have refused to provide a settlement agreement so that Owen Oyston can discharge the judgment debt. It would appear that Valeri, who is ignoring all overtures on this front, would rather proceed with further court actions rather than facilitate the payment of the judgment debt."


Keogh Criticises Bolt's Touch

Former Republic of Ireland international Andy Keogh, now plying his trade in the Australian A-League, has hit out at plans to sign sprint record holder Usain Bolt. Keogh, who plays for Perth Glory, said: "He's not going to be able to make it. It's nice to have the attention on the A-League but him playing here, that's not for me. He's shown a bit of potential but it's a little bit of a kick in the teeth to the professionals that are in the league. If there's someone who genuinely thinks he'd be a good football addition, I don't think they should be in a position to make those calls." Keogh also claimed Bolt had a first touch "like a trampoline", which sounds like a description of Romelu Lukaku...


FIFA Council Opposes La Liga Plan For USA Game

With La Liga needing the approval of FIFA and the Spanish FA to hold a league game in the USA, and the Spanish FA already on record as objecting to the idea, the chances of it happening have lessened even further with FIFA's council setting out their opposition to the idea. However La Liga have told the BBC it will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if FIFA attempt to block the game from taking place. A La Liga statement read: "Should we receive official notification from Fifa that they prohibit the match, we will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport urgently." La Liga also need the approval of US Soccer and CONCACAF, even if they can convince the Spanish FA and FIFA. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: "Following a request of guidance from the Spanish FA, US Soccer and Concacaf, the Fifa council discussed this matter - the proposal to host an official game of La Liga outside of Spain, Miami in particular. Consistent here with the opinion already expressed by football stakeholders committee, the council emphasised the sporting principle that official league matches must be played within the territory of the respective member association. So the council has very clear views on that."


Spurs Stadium Delayed Further

The initial delay to the opening of the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium has been confirmed to continue until at least the 29th of December. The new 62,000 seat ground was scheduled to open on 15th September but was put off for a month early on but it has now been confirmed that Spurs will play their home matches at Wembley until the new year.


Trio Donate To Sean Cox's Go Fund Me Page

Badly injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox, left needing a wheelchair after being attacked by Roma fans before Liverpool faced AS Roma in the Champions League last season, has had a GoFundMe page set up by his family to cover the huge costs of his rehabilitation. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was quick to donate 5,000 euros to help with costs as Cox tries to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. Now he has been joined by both Everton right-back Seamus Coleman and former Hull City midfielder David Meyler, who both matched Klopp's donation.

Written by Tris Burke October 27 2018 06:01:32


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