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Football News: Review Of The Day 7th December 2018

Review Of The Day 7th December 2018
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Review of the Day


Three More Stoke Fans Arrested

Following disorder at an under 21s game between Port Vale and Stoke City 11 people were arrested on the night, 2 of whom have already been charged with using threatening or abusive language. Three more have since been arrested following tip-offs from the public, one on suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage and two on suspicion of violent disorder. Police had released a video showing Stoke fans chanting while damaging sinks and smashing windows in the toilet block of the away end at Vale Park. Port Vale won the match 4-0.


PFA Step In At Bolton To Resolve Pay Dispute

After Championship club Bolton Wanderers failed to pay the players' salaries for November, the Professional Footballers' Association has stepped in to attempt to resolve the dispute which has been dragging on since pre-season, when players went on strike and friendly matches had to be cancelled. The club has been struggling with financial issues for a few years now, only avoiding administration in September after former owner Eddie Davis gave the club a £5m loan just days before he passed away. The Trotters are sat second from bottom in the table, with just one win in 16 games.


Clement Sacked By The Royals

Struggling Reading have sacked manager Paul Clement with the team sat 21st in the table, outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Clement only took charge in March after Jaap Stam was sacked. Clement has struggled to make it work since graduating from assistant boss, where he enjoyed major success, particularly alongside Carlo Ancelotti. As a head coach, the most games he has managed in 41 games with a Swansea City side that barely left the relegation zone in the entire time he was in charge.


Cherries Lose Cook For Season

Bournemouth's England U-20 World Cup winner Lewis Cook has been ruled out for at least 6 months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee. Cook had established himself as the creative centre of the Cherries side this season.


Hammers Have To Make Do Without Arnautovic

West Ham United have been hit by the news that they will be without Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic for the Christmas period, after he suffered an injury to his hamstring. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "We know how important Marko is for our team. We have too many players injured in a month that we have to play seven games and then in January, six more games. But I always have the same answer - we have a squad and it is a chance for another player to demonstrate why they are here."


3 More Ligue 1 Games Called Off

The violent 'yellow vest' protests in France has now caused 5 matches to be postponed, as police struggle to cope with violence that led to over 400 people being arrested in Paris on Saturday. To add to the Paris Saint-Germain v Montpellier and Lyon versus Toulouse games, which were already called off, the ex-Arsenal derby between Thierry Henry's Monaco and Patrick Vieira's Nice has been postponed and Angers v Bordeaux as well as Saint-Etienne v Marseille. Five games will still go ahead in the French top flight this weekend.
Ligue 1 fixtures this weekend:
Friday, 7 December: Postponed: Monaco v Nice.
Saturday, 8 December: Guingamp v Amiens, Nimes v Nantes, Rennes v Dijon.
Postponed: Paris St-Germain v Montpellier, Angers v Bordeaux, Toulouse v Lyon.
Sunday, 9 December: Strasbourg v Caen, Lille v Reims.
Postponed: Saint-Etienne v Marseille.


Gomez out for 6 Weeks

Liverpool's England international defender Joe Gomez has been ruled out for up to 6 weeks with a fractured left leg suffered in the match versus Burnley. The 21 year old was taken off after a tackle by Burnley captain Ben Mee caught Gomez with the follow through after just 23 minutes.


Palace Get Zero Star Rating For Hygiene

Crystal Palace have been handed a zero star rating for hygiene for their training ground kitchens, which were found to have a long-standing mouse infestation. An inspection by Bromley Council, in August, found the "significant mouse problem" had been there for "several months".


Former Leverkusen Star Admits Wife Did Fitness Tests

Pre-season fitness tests, which involved some work away from the club using wristband heart rate monitors, were no problem for Bayer Leverkusen star Stefan Kiessling, who would fob them off on his wife. Norina Kiessling would wear the wristband while out on runs to up his stats. Stefan retired from playing in the summer and is now an assistant to sporting director Rudi Voller at Leverkusen. He says that no one noticed because his wife was so athletic, though it could be because he was so unfit, judging by his training methods and his admittance that he actively avoids using the gym when he can.


Genoa Sack Juric

Genoa manager Ivan Juric has been sacked after a Coppa Italia loss on penalties against Entella. They look set to replace him with Cesare Prandelli.

Written by Tris Burke December 07 2018 04:35:04


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