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Football News: Review Of The Day 29th October 2018

Review Of The Day 29th October 2018
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Amartey Suffers Suspected Broken Leg

Leicester City utility man Daniel Amartey has suffered a suspected broken leg in the game against West Ham United on Saturday. Amartey was stretchered off towards the end of the game after catching his studs in the turf. Manager Claude Puel said: "He will have an exam and we will see after. He has gone to the hospital, of course. He had a strong game and battled for the team. He won his battles and then sacrificed himself to save an opportunity."


Leicester Owner Was On Helicopter

The sad news has been confirmed that the owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was amongst the 5 people who died when his helicopter crashed after the game with the Hammers. Alongside Srivaddhanaprabha were two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, as well as two pilots, Eric Swaffer, who was flying the helicopter, and Izabela Roza Lechowicz, who was just there as a passenger. Mr Srivaddhanaprabha leaves behind a wife and 4 children and a legacy of generosity, as he was well known for his large donations to local hospitals and educational facilities. However he will be best known for his funding of Leicester's miracle Premier League win.


EFL Clash Postponed

Following the sad death of their owner and chairman, the EFL Cup match against Southampton, which was scheduled to be played on Tuesday, has been postponed until further notice. An EFL statement read: "Leicester City's Round Four Carabao Cup tie with Southampton, scheduled for Tuesday 30 October, has been postponed. The decision comes after the devastating events at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening when, shortly after taking off, a helicopter crashed into a stadium car park. The Club has now confirmed that there were five people on board, including Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and all have tragically lost their lives. The thoughts and prayers of the EFL and its member Clubs are with the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones, Leicester City Football Club, its supporters and the wider Leicester community."


And Finally.....

There is a famous case, in Denmark at least, of a minor side called Ebeltoft, who complained to the Danish FA after their game with Norager was ruled as a 4-3 defeat, despite them scoring an equaliser before the final whistle was blown. Ebeltoft were on the attack to try and get an equaliser when the referee attempted to blow the final whistle, the only problem being that his false teeth fell out and so no sound came from the whistle at all. Ebeltoft scored what they believed was a legitimate equaliser only for the referee to disallow the goal and blow the final whistle, having retrieved his false teeth in the meantime. Despite Ebeltoft's protests, the Danish FA ruled in favour of Norager.

When Tom Watson, who later went on to manage Liverpool to their first league titles (to read about his Liverpool career click HERE.) was still managing Sunderland, he had needed to leave the ground at half-time with his team 1-0 up away to Blackburn Rovers in a cup-tie. During the second half he looked into a shop window, which displayed the scores as they happened and was dismayed to see that Rovers had turned the tie around and were now leading 2-1. A man next to him, also looking at the scores, said: "I would just like to see Tom Watson's face now." To which Watson immediately replied: "You can have a look at it, I am Tom Watson!"

Johan Cruyff once bet Hristo Stoichkov 600 euros that he would not score in a match against Tenerife while Cruyff was managing the mercurial Bulgarian at Barcelona. Stoichkov happily took the bet on condition he was to start the match, which Cruyff willingly agreed to. However Cruyff made sure to win his bet by taking Stoichkov off at half-time!

Alex Ferguson once blamed losing out on the last Division 1 title, before the Premier League began in the 1992-93 season, to Leeds United on his failure to sign veteran striker Mick Harford. Harford was 33 years old, playing for relegation threatened Luton Town and was never a prolific forward, in fact he had not managed double figures for goals in a season since 1985-86. However Fergie said: "Our pitch was terrible. That's why I tried to sign Mick Harford. To try and play football on that pitch was impossible and I thought if I got Mick, we could have just played it up there and let Mick whack the centre-halves out of the road. That was a mistake. We should have signed him. If I had acted as purposefully as I should have done, we would have won the league."

Bill Shankly was not the only member of the Shankly family known for his quick comebacks, his brother Bob was also known to have the gift of the gab. Bob was well known for ignoring players at Stirling Albion if they were injured, until they were ready to return to the team. According to former Scotland manager Craig Brown: "Rab Duffin had been out for some time with a shoulder injury, and during one evening training session Shanks II saw Duffin pressing himself in a curious manner against the stadium wall. 'I'm doing my exercises, boss,' explained Duffin, not wishing to appear as though he was taking it easy when all the other players were training hard. 'In fact, I feel a bit like Jesus Christ,' Duffin went on, by way of explanation that he had his arms and legs outstretched against the wall. 'Well, son, you might feel like Christ, and you might even look like Christ, but Christ was back with us in three days whereas you've been gone for six weeks'."

Written by Tris Burke October 29 2018 05:49:08


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