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Football News: Review Of The Day 5th February 2019

Review Of The Day 5th February 2019
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Review of the Day

 

Contracts

Spanish midfielder Dani Parejo extends his Valencia deal until 2022.

Mallorca right back Fran Gamez also signs a new contract which runs until 2022.

 

Swans Fans Complain About Police

After violent scenes in the game between Bristol City and Swansea City, Bristol police put the blame mainly at the feet of Swansea fans, who they said were "drinking to excess and seeking confrontation". Bristol City themselves mentioned "Twenty-five Swansea City fans were removed during the game and there were a number of arrests". While referring to "several Bristol City supporters" being involved in altercations, almost fudging over their own fans involvement. Swansea fans have now hit back, claiming that a police escort had forced them to miss the start of the match and that they were hit by coins and golf balls once they finally did get into the ground.

 

Mings To Face No Retrospective Action

After his boot landed on the face of Reading striker Nelson Oliveira, leaving him with serious facial injuries, Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings had been the subject of calls for action to be taken after the game. Reading have now revealed that action can not be taken by the FA, saying on social media: "As a club, we ensured that the referee and the FA were fully aware of an incident during Saturday's match which caused injury to our striker, Nelson Oliveira. But as the incident was seen by the ref at the time, we understand no retrospective action can or will be taken by the FA."

 

Anderson Claims Sale Is Close

Bolton Wanderers owner Ken Anderson, much derided by fans of the club, who have been holding protests over his handling of the club, has claimed that he is closing in on a sale of the Championship club. A statement released on the club's website by Anderson read: "I receive many enquiries virtually every week. I can confirm, however, that detailed discussions are taking place with an interested party but as I am sure that you will appreciate I am unable to give you details at this stage. When there is something to say, you the supporters will be the first to know through the usual club channels."

 

R.I.P. Danny Williams

The man who managed Swindon Town to their only major trophy, Danny Williams, has passed away at the age of 94. Williams played and managed Rotherham Town, as well as managing Sheffield Wednesday and Mansfield Town, but his big moment was leading Swindon to the 1969 League Cup despite being in the third tier at the time. The Robins followed that up with the 1969 and 1970 Anglo-Italian Cups under him.

 

Transfers

Cardiff City have signed teenage midfielder Aaron Bolger on loan from Shamrock Rovers. The 19 year old has been with Rovers for 3 years.

Girondins Bordeaux Serbian full-back Milan Gajic has joined Serbian club Red Star Belgrade.

Real Salt Lake City have signed forward Sam Johnson from Valerenga.

Manchester City's City Group sister club in Major League Soccer, New York City FC have spent over £7m to sign Romanian midfielder Alexandru Mitrita from CS Universitatea Craiova.

Qatari Stars League side Al Duhail have spent a record fee for a Japanese player, about £31.5m, to sign left winger Shoya Nakajima from Portugese Liga NOS side Portimonense.

 

Vale Turn To Askey

Port Vale have replaced Neil Aspin with the son of a former player of the club, John Askey. John whose dad, (sadly not Arthur) Colin, played for the club in the 1950s was sacked by Shrewsbury Town in November.

 

Gomez To Have Op

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has had to have an operation on his broken leg suffered in a challenge with Ben Mee in December. Gomez was initially expected to be back by now, but has had a setback which led to a requirement for an injury. Gomez said: "Obviously being out for longer than we'd first hoped for is hard to swallow. It was an injury caused by an impact - like nearly all the injuries I've had in my career - so I know it's just a case of when it's fully healed I'm good to go again."

 

Ben Arfa Taking PSG To Court

Former Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa is seeking damages from Paris Saint-Germain after he was frozen out by the club for the final year of his contract. It is believed he is seeking an amount similar to unpaid bonuses, in what has to be the first time a player has sued a club for being dropped!

Written by Tris Burke February 05 2019 05:10:14

 

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