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Football News: Review Of The Day 31st October 2018

Review Of The Day 31st October 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Hearts Lose Naismith For Rest Of Year

Hearts have been hit by the news that Steven Naismith has suffered a cartilage tear and requires knee surgery. The 32 year old will be ruled out for the rest of the year as he recuperates. The Scottish international is on loan with Hearts from Norwich City and scored 11 goals for the Edinburgh club already this season.

 

Livvie Sign Free Agent

Dutch youngster Henk van Schaik has signed for Livingston. The 20 year old was a free agent after having his contract terminated by Twente Enschende following their relegation from the Eredivisie. Van Schaik can play centre back, right back and defensive midfield.

 

Shrimpers Defender Out For The Season

Southend United left-back Ben Coker has ruptured two knee ligaments in the weekend defeat to Sunderland and will miss the rest of the season. The 28 year old is set to have surgery to repair the damage.

 

All Change At Brechin

Brechin City have sacked manager Darren Dods after three and a half years in charge. Chairman Ken Ferguson said they "needed a change to try and improve our fortunes on the park". His assistant manager Lee Bailey has also left. Stevie Campbell will step up to take charge until a replacement is found.

 

Zaha Sent Death Threats

Despite Arsenal defender(?) Granit Xhaka, playing at left-back (I mean seriously that is just an accident waiting to happen), admitting he thought it was a clear penalty, Crystal Palace's answer to Tom Daley, Wilfried Zaha, has said that he has received racial abuse and death threats for winning the penalty. The penalty was converted by Luka Milivojevic to bring the game level at 2-2. Zaha said: "For all the people taking it one step further and being racist and wishing death on my family, I wish you and your families the best too. My life is still very good despite your hate."

 

Alli Signs New Deal

England international midfielder Dele Alli has signed a new Tottenham Hotspur contract, which will run until 2024. The 22 year old has been suffering with a hamstring injury this season which had kept him out of the team since September. That sees him become the 5th Spurs player to sign a new long-term contract in recent months after Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Son Heung-Min and Erik Lamela. Alli said on social media: "I've loved my time at Spurs so far. I'm very excited to see what the future holds."

 

Lifetime Ban For Former GFA President

The former president of the Ghana Football Association has been banned from football for life for breaking bribery, corruption and conflict of interest rules. Kwesi Nyantakyi was one of the most powerful figures in African soccer until he was pictured taking cash valued around £48,000 from an undercover reported. He was also vice-president of CAF and a member of the FIFA Council before resigning from his posts following the revelations, though he claimed the footage had been doctored to incriminate him. He has also been fined 500,000 Swiss francs.

 

FIFA Admit Data Hack

With media organisations set to report on the incident, FIFA have come out ahead of the news by admitting that their IT systems were hacked in March this year, the second major hack in just 2 years. A FIFA statement said: "We condemn any attempt to compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. We are concerned by the fact that some information has been obtained illegally. In response to the increasing number of internet-enabled computer attacks, Fifa is continually modifying its systems and practices and allocates significant budgets for the continuous improvement of its information security posture. Following a hack in March 2018, Fifa took a number of measures to improve IT security, in order to protect employees. It's an ongoing issue, which Fifa has to face just like countless organizations around the world who are all dealing with data security challenges."

 

Ianni Hit With Fine Over Celebration

Chelsea coach Marco Ianni's over-zealous celebrations, which sparked Jose Mourinho into chasing him down the tunnel, have cost him £6,000. Ianni admitted an improper conduct charge after celebrating in front of the Manchester United bench following a 96th minute equaliser scored in the Premier League game between the two teams.

Written by Tris Burke October 31 2018 04:50:56

 

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