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Football News: Review Of The Day 9th November 2018

Review Of The Day 9th November 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Caley Sack Calder

English defender Riccardo Calder has been by Scottish Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle after being found guilty of a nasty attack on a woman he knew. A Caley Thistle statement read: "Following a trial at Birmingham Magistrates' Court this week and the subsequent guilty verdict, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club can confirm that it has terminated the registration of Riccardo Calder with immediate effect. Due to the ongoing legal process in England, the club will not be making any further comment on the matter." The 24 year old was found to be guilty of punching a woman several times through her open car window before kicking her after she got out of her car.

 

Lafferty Gets Norn Iron Recall

Kyle Lafferty has returned to the Northern Ireland squad after apologising for his late withdrawal last time around.
Northern Ireland squad:
Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Trevor Carson (Motherwell), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Conor Hazard (Celtic).
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Hearts), Gareth McAuley (Glasgow Rangers), Jonathan Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Hearts), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Middlesbrough, loan), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic, loan), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers), Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United).

 

Warnock Teases Retirement

Finally some good news as Neil 'Colin W**ker' Warnock has said he believes the Cardiff City job will be his last as a football manager as the 69 year old abusive knob prepares to take charge of his 100th game in charge of the Bluebirds. With a bit of luck they will sack him on Sunday and give us all peace from his imbecilic mutterings, though I have no doubt some morality lacking company, such as the BBC, will give the bigoted old fool a platform to spout his racist utterings on foreigners in the game. Warnock said: "I look at the club as a farewell club. I don't think I'll be leaving the club and going to another. When you get to my age you can't really look beyond the next few months or weeks, whatever job you are in, not just football. Life changes so quickly, you can't really plan ahead. You can hope to plan ahead. I would love to keep Cardiff up and stabilise the club next year and keep them up again. Health is so important."

 

EFL Ask For Reinstatement Of Loan Window

EFL have asked FIFA to allow teams outside of the top flight to make loan signings outside of the transfer window, like the so-called emergency loans teams were allowed to make prior to the 2016-17 season. Not sure why, surely they should just develop their own youth players, rather than helping the Premier League teams hoard all the good ones?

 

Martial Earns France Recall

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has won himself a return to the France squad to face Netherlands and Uruguay this month.
France squad:
Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (Paris St-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)
Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Steven Nzonzi (Roma), Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille).

 

Alba Replaces Alonso

Spain have replaced Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso in the squad with Barcelona's Jordi Alba.
Spain squad:
Goalkeepers: David De Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) Pau López (Betis)
Defenders: Jonny Otto (Wolves), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Mario Hermoso (Espanyol), Inigo Martínez (Athletic Bilbao), Joe Luis Gaya (Valencia), Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Pablo Fornals (Villarreal), Brais Mendez (Celta Vigo), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Saul Niguez (Atletico), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid), Isco (Real Madrid), Rodri (Atletico)
Forwards: Suso (AC Milan), Rodrigo (Valencia), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Morata (Chelsea), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)

 

Five Suspended After Brawl

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalmisser Roberto Soldado is one of five players to be suspended in the wake of a brawl between players at the end of Friday's Turkish Super Lig game between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce striker Soldado was one of three players sent off, receiving a six-match ban, team-mate Jailson Siqueira was handed an 8 game ban. Gala's Badou Ndiaye got 5 games, Garry Mendes Rodrigues 3 games and Ryan Donk 6. Gala manager Fatih Terim was given a 7 match ban for insulting the referee and post-match comments, while his assistant Hasan Sas has an 8 match ban for attacking opponents. Both teams have also been fined.

 

PSG Investigate Racial Profiling Revelations

Football Leaks latest revelation have once more surrounded Paris Saint-Germain, with claims, which PSG have confirmed but blamed on one individual acting alone, that their scouting department racially profiled players in order to limit the number of black players in their academy. Racial profiling is illegal in France, but the scouting department filled out evaluation forms, including stating ethnicity of young players, as the club's former chief scout had told colleagues that there was a "problem with the direction of the club". According to documents obtained by Football Leaks, Marc Westerloppe had told colleagues that "there are too many West Indians and Africans in Paris." The evaluation forms listed as options French, North African, black African or West Indian, despite all the players actually being French and it is claimed one scout, Serge Fournier, had said as long ago as 2014 that it should have replaced French with white. There are also claims PSG knew about this in 2014 and conducted an internal investigation back then, which they have not denied, despite now launching an official investigation into the issue.

 

Toffees Hit With Youth Signing Ban

Everton have been hit with a £500,000 fine and a 2 year ban on signing youth players that have been registered with another Premier League or an EFL club in the last 18 months. They had admitted to offering inducements to players and their families. A Premier League statement read: "The Premier League has sanctioned Everton FC for breaching academy player recruitment rules. The Premier League received evidence alleging that Everton Academy staff offered inducements to a player and his family to encourage the player to register with the club. When presented with this information, Everton immediately admitted the allegations and set up its own internal inquiry which established that similar misconduct had occurred in relation to six other Academy players. In certain cases, it was found that the club provided false information to the League when questions had previously been raised about the circumstances in which Academy players registered with the club. The club will pay a fine of £500,000 and will be banned for two years from registering any Academy player who has been registered with another Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months. The club will also pay additional compensation payments to the former clubs of two Academy players."

 

Reeds Quits Saints Role

Somehow the first casualty of the season at Southampton is not 'manager' Mark Hughes, instead it is vice-chairman Les Reed who has left the club, who he has been with since 2010, when they were in League One. In fact it could make things worse as Hughes is now hoping to have more say in the recruitment side of the club with Reed's departure! Hughes said: "My input was (previously) limited as I was coming in at the latter stages of what was already going on. I expect my involvement to increase going forwards and I think that will be a good thing. I've got a lot of knowledge and understanding about what is needed to come in." Anyone else read those Hughes' comments and the word deluded jump out at them?!?

 

Ramos Claims Deliberate Elbow Was Actually An Accident

Ah no, Sergio Ramos never actually said the elbow was an accident, what he said was that the breaking of the nose was not deliberate. Yet again he deliberately makes contact with an opponent but claims, laughably, that he did not mean to hurt them. You do not throw out an elbow unless you intend to hurt someone, it really is that simple. With Ramos, this is something that has happened on an almost weekly basis throughout his career, to the point where he no longer deserves the benefit of the doubt and should be facing lengthy bans each time something happens. This incident in particular, where he blatantly throws out the elbow as he rushes past Viktoria Plzen's Milan Havel, was nasty and dangerous. As he escaped punishment at the time, why is UEFA not looking into it?

Written by Tris Burke November 09 2018 05:00:27

 

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