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Football News: Review Of The Day 25th November 2018

Review Of The Day 25th November 2018
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Murray Reaches 100 Mark

Brighton & Hove Albion forward Glenn Murray has become the 9th oldest player to reach 100 Premier League appearances when the 35 year old played yesterday. He gave himself reason to celebrate the day with yet another goal, making it number 7 this season and moving him to the top of the goalscoring charts for English players.


McCarthy Becomes Seat Warmer For Kenny

The Republic of Ireland have decided to take a different route after the sacking of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane. While they have once again turned to an experienced head, in the shape of returning Republic manager Mick McCarthy, they have set in place a succession plan with Stephen Kenny taking charge of the Under-21s until after the Euro 2020, when he will succeed McCarthy. Kenny has been working wonders at League of Ireland side Dundalk, with 4 league titles in 5 years and 2 domestic league and cup doubles.


Copa Libertadores Final Postponed After Bus Attack

River Plate supporters attacked the Boca Juniors team bus on its way to the ground for the game. The kick-off was held back twice before finally being put off for another day. According to local reports Boca players suffered cuts from broken glass after the windows were smashed and a number of them were badly affected by tear gas fired by police. A number of players, including Carlos Tevez were reported to be suffering from dizziness and vomiting and required medical attention. Footage was circulated, said to be from inside the Boca dressing room, of players groggy and disorientated and two players needed to be taken to hospital, one, Pablo Perez, with slivers of broken glass in his eyes. Three years ago Boca were kicked out of the Copa Libertadores in the last-16 after their fans attacked River players at half-time in the tunnel.


Rabiot Booed By PSG Fans

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has been linked with a move to Barcelona lately and it seems to have upset the Parisien fans. Ahead of the game with Toulouse, PSG fans audibly booed Rabiot's name when it was read out over the tannoy.


Barca Set New Average Salary Record

According to the 2018 edition of the Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) Barcelona have become the first sports team in history to pay an average salary of over £10m a year. According to the report the Catalan giants are paying £10,454,259 on average basic first-team pay, ahead of Real Madrid in second with an average wage of £8.1m. NBA basketball team Oklahoma City Thunder were 3rd ahead of a number of other basketball teams before they get to Juventus at 10.
Highest Paying Football Clubs:
1. Barcelona - £10,454,259
2. Real Madrid - £8,089,582
3. Juventus - £6,726,615
4. Man Utd - £6,534,654
5. Bayern Munich - £6,352,435
6. Atletico Madrid - £6,155,066
7. PSG - £5,993,000
8. Man City - £5,993,000
9. Chelsea - £5,020,004
10. Liverpool - £4,862,963


WADA Hits Out At UEFA For Making Real Madrid Doping Exceptions

After Sergio Ramos hit the headlines for failing a drugs test, with Real Madrid claiming it was just a clerical error, it was revealed UEFA had excused the mistake. However it has now emerged that it is the latest in a long line of infractions by Real Madrid, some involving Ramos as well. Normally in these cases, even when it is an error, a sportsman is banned, such as American boxer Eric Molina, who was involved in an almost exact incident in 2016 but he was hit with a 2 year ban from competing, even though it was acknowledged it was almost certainly just a mistake. The vice-president of the World Anto-Doping Agency has now hit out at UEFA for making exceptions for Madrid, saying that all athletes should be treated equally. However this was before the emergence of more from Football Leaks, who point out that Sergio Ramos was in trouble with Spanish Doping Control after a game against Malaga in April. Despite it being prohibited Ramos insisted on taking a shower before taking a drugs test, but Ramos refused to listen to warnings. The rule is meant to stop the athlete from manipulating his sample in the shower. There was also an incident in 2017, when UEFA reported Cristiano Ronaldo complained about always being selected and created such tension that Real Madrid insisted their staff perform the blood extractions, again in direct violation of the regulations.

Written by Tris Burke November 25 2018 05:47:49


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