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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th November 2018

Review Of The Day 8th November 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Ibra Never Wanted PSG Move

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's new autobiography claims that he never wanted to join Paris Saint-Germain and so made outrageous demands of the club, only to be shocked when they agreed to meet them all. His new book, "I Am Modesty Incarnate", oh no sorry "I Am Football", is being serialised in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and that newspaper has revealed that the striker was happy with AC Milan when the Parisiens came in to buy him. According to Ibrahimovic: "Galliani told me, 'Don't worry, Zlatan, we're not selling you'. A few weeks later I was at home in Vaxholm. I was just jet-skiing when I saw I had five missed calls from Mino. 'Ok, Leonardo is going to call you,' Mino said. Leonardo? Which Leonardo? Then suddenly I realized: He was talking about Leonardo, the PSG sporting director.' I said to Mino, 'I'm not going to take his call. Galliani confirmed to me that he's not going to sell me.' Then Mino just said to me, 'I know, but they've already sold you.' When I spoke to Mino that summer I told him we'd make it hard for PSG. I wanted to keep my Milan salary, and I wanted them to say something like, 'Man, you exaggerate, you demand too much.' I wanted to take advantage of that so they would backtrack. So I said to Mino to write down everything I wanted. I listed all my wishes, and when I finished, I told my wife Helena that they would never accept that, it was impossible. Just 20 minutes later, Mino called me and said, 'They'll give you everything you've asked for.' There was no turning back after that. I told him, 'Okay, get it all done.' I am a man who stands by his word. If I say I'm going to do something, so do I." Makes you wonder if that was also what he did when he moved to Manchester United from PSG....

 

Fuch Changes Allegiance

21 year old midfielder Jeando Fuchs was a European Under-19 Championship with France in 2016, but he has now decided to accept a call up by Cameroon for this month's internationals.
Cameroon squad:
Goalkeepers: Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Idriss Carlos Kameni (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Fabrice Ondoa (Oostende, Belgium)
Defenders: Fai Collins (Standard Liege, Belgium), Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Oyongo Bitolo (Montpellier, France), Yaya Banana (Panionos, Greece), Jerome Onguene (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Gaëtan Bong (Brighton, England), Jean-Armel Kana-Biyick (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jeando Fuchs (Sochaux, France)
Midfielders: Zambo Anguissa (Fulham, England), Georges Mandjeck (Maccabi Haiffa, Israel), Pierre Kunde Malong (Mainz, Germany), Arnaud Djoum (Hearts, Scotland), Petrus Boumal (FK Ural, Russia)
Forwards: Jacques Zoua (Astra Giurgiu, Romania), Fabrice Olinga (Royal Excel Mouscron, Belgium), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (PSG, France), Toko Ekambi (Villarreal, Spain), Clinton Njie (Marseille, France), Stephane Bahoken (Angers, France), Christian Bassogog (Henan Jianye, China)

 

Wigan Takeover Goes Through

The Whelan family have sold their stake in Wigan Athletic to a Hong Kong based company called International Entertainment Corporation (sounds like a theme park operator, maybe they will have a Wigan Eye in the car park so you can watch the game from a big wheel...), after 23 years as owners. Former Everton manager Joe Royle will join the board and Joe's son Darren will be chairman.

 

Ferguson Leaves Stenny

Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson has been sacked with the club second bottom of the Scottish League One table. The 37 year old has been in charge since 2015 and it was his first job in management.

 

FA To Appeal Mourinho Let-Off

The Football Association will appeal against a decision not to charge Jose Mourinho for comments he made in Portugese to a TV camera after a match. Manchester United had initially successfully contested the charge against their manager.

 

Man City Awarded Worst Penalty Ever?

Despite the extra official on the goal-line, a linesman and a referee, still no one noticed that Raheem Sterling just kicked the turf and fell over all on his own and so awarded a penalty kick to Manchester City in their Champions League match versus Shakhtar Donetsk. I just wonder is that not cheating, just the same as diving, in a deliberate attempt to con the referee, when Sterling does not tell the referee that he simply stubbed his toe and fell over? I know it was embarrassing, highly embarrassing, the way he went flying with no one anywhere near him, but surely he could have just had a word with the ref and the game carried on? Though how the officials between them never spotted that there was no foul, I will never know. No matter how many times you see it, it does not get any less obvious that Sterling simply fell over under no contact. Only the referee himself has any excuse, as his angle was from behind and he had no way of judging the distances between players from that view, but that is why he has 4 assistants, who should all be picking up their P45 as we speak after that shambles. I know it was not a dive, but to keep quiet and pretend to be fouled is no different from shamelessly throwing yourself to the ground, it is still cheating. Sterling admitted as much after the game when he apologised to the referee, but why wait until then?

 

Ajax Draw Marred By Violent Clashes In Stands

Ajax had to come from behind to get a point against Benfica but their joy was cancelled out as police clashed with their fans in the stands in Benfica's Estadio da Luz.

 

Lallana Runs His Mouth Again

As usual Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has shown he is never happier than when he is gobbing off to the press about what he will do, only for him to be proven wrong, time and time again. This time he is saying that Liverpool players need to take responsibility for the defeat against Red Star Belgrade, which is true, not many were more responsible for the poor performance than he was though and he really should learn to let his football do the talking. Lallana said on LFCTV: "As players we've got to take full responsibility and make sure it doesn't happen again. It's still in our hands - if we win our next two games we go through, but that was a great opportunity missed for us. It's going to be very tough. That's the Champions League - there are no teams that enter this competition that give you wins. It wasn't like us and we need to move on and improve if we're going to go through to the knockouts. Of course there'll be a reaction. It's not the first time we've lost games, it's about how you react and bounce back, but we're thoroughly disappointed to come away (from Belgrade) with nothing. It was a slow start all round really and we gave them far too many opportunities, especially from set-pieces. We had chances but we weren't ruthless enough, weren't patient enough. It's not like us. It's on us to take responsibility and we need to bounce back in the next two games." It is about time he stopped talking about doing things and just went and did them.

 

Monaco Owner Arrested In Corruption Probe

The owner of AS Monaco, Dmitry Rybolovlev, has been arrested and charged in the principality following an investigation into suspected corruption. One of his lawyers is also amongst the group of four people who have been charged. This is on the heels of an official Monaco statement denying that Rybolovlev took any money out of the club from Kylian Mbappe's transfer to PSG.

 

Anelka Moves Into Coaching

39 year old former France striker Nicolas Anelka retired back in 2015 and now he is back in football as a youth coach with LOSC Lille. The former Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool attacker is officially named a 'youth attacking coach'.

Written by Tris Burke November 08 2018 05:53:25

 

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