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Football News: Review Of The Day 30th October 2018

Review Of The Day 30th October 2018
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Review of the Day


Leeds Suffer Ayling Blow

Leeds United have been hit with an injury blow as defender Luke Ayling is ruled out for 2 months with a knee injury. The Championship side are currently battling for automatatic promotion to the Premier League and have been beset by injuries in recent weeks and feared losing Ayling for the rest of the season but, according to Leeds' head of medicine and performance Rob Price: "We are all disappointed for Luke but the prognosis could have been worse, the injury to the ligament is isolated and the rest of the knee is fine which is encouraging. It is our job now as a medical department to work closely with the player and get him back involved as soon as possible, stronger than ever."


Payne Fined For Gesture Towards Own Teams' Fans

Bristol Rovers have fined their striker Stefan Payne after the 27 year old made a rude gesture to the fans as he left the pitch following the defeat at his former club Barnsley. Payne said: "I accept that my actions on Saturday were wrong. I apologise."


Rams Settle Rush Differences

Derby County were in dispute with former CEO Sam Rush following his sacking in May 2017 followed by the announcement the club were to sue him for gross misconduct. Rush had denied any wrongdoing and said he planned to counter-sue. Derby have now announced the end of the dispute saying that both parties "are now moving on with their lives and no further comment will be made".


MacLean Faces Groin Grab Ban

The Scottish FA are considering their actions following Hearts striker Steven MacLean grabbing the groin of Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi during Celtic's 3-0 Scottish League Cup semi-final win. MacLean could face up to two matches banned but the 36 year old tried to laugh it off saying: "It was just a laugh, just a coming together. If I went down every time a centre-half niggled me, I would be on my backside all day. It was just handbags."


Rudiger Calls For More Action On Racism

Following UEFA's shocking decision not to charge AS Roma after its fans directed monkey chants at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger last year, Rudiger has asked for football's authorities to give out harsher punishments. Rudiger said: "They need to do more, if they don't do more they're the same as the people doing it. Maybe sometimes they think it's hard to punish their fans but at the end of the day, to me, it's a clear sign that you're accepting it." It is just hard to believe how little they do on matters that are important and meaningful, when they are so quick and stringent with their punishment on such meaningless things like wrong colour ties on socks etc.


Madrid Sack Lopetegui

Unsurprising news as Real Madrid sack their manager Julen Lopetegui in the wake of their 5-1 smashing at the hands of Barcelona at the weekend. Former Madrid player Santiago Solari has been promoted from coach of B team Castilla to act as caretaker while a replacement is sought, following the breakdown of negotiations with Antonio Conte.

Written by Tris Burke October 30 2018 05:42:58


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