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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th November 2018

Review Of The Day 11th November 2018
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Rodgers Helps Scottish Homeless World Cup Bid

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has once again shown his charitable side as he volunteers to help Scotland's homeless football team with a training session before they head off to take part in the Homeless World Cup in Mexico next week. Rodgers said: "It really is inspiring for me to meet these people. These guys have been unfortunate. You hear talk about people getting a second chance but some of these people never got a first chance in life. I salute these men and women because their lives and troubles and everything they've been through are so far removed from football and the bubble that we live in. So I think it's very important if we can do anything to help them, try to inspire them, try to motivate them to hopefully get on that ladder and turn their life around." This is not the first team he has shown a willingness to help out charities, with the large portrait of himself on his wall at home, that has drawn a lot of ridicule since it was seen on 'Being Liverpool' while he was in charge there, being given to him as a thank you for volunteer work done for one charity.


Shrimpers Appoint Co-Chairmen

Morecambe have appointed Rod Taylor and Graham Howse as co-chairmen to replace Peter McGuigan, who stepped down at the beginning of the month. The Shrimpers were recently taken over by Bond Group Investments.


Scotland Make Do Without Trio

Alex McLeish's Scotland squad has been reduced to 20, with just 5 defenders after three players withdrew with injury. Kilmarnock right back Stephen O'Donnell, Blackburn Rovers centre back Charlie Mulgrew and Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald are all out of the squad, leaving McLeish with 3 left-backs and a pair of central defenders!
Scotland squad
Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Celtic), Jamie MacDonald (Kilmarnock), Allan McGregor (Rangers).
Defenders: Michael Devlin (Aberdeen), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen), Kieran Tierney (Celtic).
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Gary Mackay-Steven (Aberdeen), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Callum Paterson (Cardiff City).
Forwards: Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday), Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City), Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion), Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City).


Hazard Upset At 'Rough' Treatment

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has become the latest player known for running with the ball to complain about the nature of the challenges he draws while doing so. Hazard said: "I am not happy to be fair, but it's part of football. The referee tries to do his job and I try to do mine. I guess when I am on the floor I can win free-kicks so every free-kick with Chelsea is a chance to score more goals. I'm 27 now and starting to get older, so I have to take more care of my body. I am feeling the wear and tear. I have been playing football as a professional for more than 10 years now. It is part of the game, I guess. I will just start with more treatment and training. I have been doing yoga since I have been at Chelsea." What is it with them all wanting 'protection2 from the referee all of a sudden? The game is soft enough as it is and the rules give them plenty of protection. The problem with refs not giving enough cards is partially the flair players' own faults, as refs are wary of showing cards when there is a good chance that it was a dive, as they all go down far too easily looking to get players booked. If refs could trust that they were genuinely fouled when they go down, then they would get the protection they are desperate for, I am sure.


Solari Takes Up Stand Up Comedy

Real Madrid's temporary head coach Santiago Solari has clearly taken up stand up comedy with the genius line: "Ramos is a brave and honest man." My sides hurt from laughing almost as much as Milan Havel's face must have after Sergio Ramos smashed his nose apart with a deliberate elbow. Though he will need to work on some of his lines, such as when talking about Wales star Gareth Bale he said: "Bale has to chew the scenery every time he plays, just like against Viktoria Plzen." Not even sure what that is meant to mean.


Neymar Calls Football Leaks Misinformed Idiots

Despite nobody actually denying any of the allegations emanating from Football Leaks currently, quite the opposite, lots of deflection but no denials, Neymar Jr has hit out at them and the press reporting on the claims. Neymar said: "I do not know what is worse ... The source or those who respond. A bunch of misinformed idiots. I am tired of the ill-intentioned press. Thank you, God, for every litre of patience that you give me." In fact the club (and some players) have confirmed that the bonus, known as an ethical bonus, is in all the players' contracts with Paris Saint-Germain, but that it is for more than greeting the fans, more deflection as Football Leaks never said that it was for purely greeting fans.

Written by Tris Burke November 11 2018 05:20:41


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