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Football News: Review Of The Day 10th March 2019

Review Of The Day 10th March 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Kilmarnock centre back Scott Boyd has a year's contract extension. The 32 year old is now contracted until 2020.

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has asked the board to extend club captain Wes Morgan's contract. Morgan's contract expires in the summer and Rodgers said: "I've spoken to the club and I would like him to get a year. He is ready if needed and of course he understands the position he is in - that he won't start every game. It happens to the best. As long as he can respect and understand where he is in the team and what the role is I would love to have him here. He has made clear he would love to be a part of this. Hopefully between now and the end of the season we'll resolve something. He will have a part to play, even if it's not starting. He is at that stage, and it comes to them all but the thing with Wes is he still makes a valuable contribution to us."

 

Transfers

Spanish winger David Concha has moved to the J-League. Real Sociedad have loaned the 22 year old to Gamba Osaka.

Seattle Sounders defender Jonathan Campbell has also gone out on loan, though in his case he is not even leaving the country of his parent club, let alone moving continent. Campbell is to play for Tacoma Defiance of the USLC this season.

 

Calderon Makes Jose Return Statement

Just like he did before Santiago Solari, Zinedine Zidane and Julen Lopetegui took charge of Real Madrid, former president Ramon Calderon has said that Jose Mourinho is set to return to the club as manager. Calderon was writing in a guest column for a newspaper, where he once again made his claim: "I understand Mourinho will sign a deal for the remainder of this season and for another three years, with a net salary of £17million per year. For the president (Florentino Perez), Mourinho will be the perfect shield against the unhappiness in the media, the fans and the players. But it will not be easy, and I predict it will be very difficult over the next three months. It remains to be seen what Ramos will do. The fans love him, he is one of the most important players and he wants to see out the rest of his career at Real Madrid." If he keeps saying it, eventually he will be right, is this the time?

 

Wycombe-Sunderland Descends Into Chaos

Wycombe Wanderers home match with Sunderland seemed to be going really well, right up until the 92nd minute, with the home side 1-0 up and the big talking point being Wycombe midfielder being substituted and given the chance for fans to celebrate his 500th appearance for the club as he went off. With 6 minutes of stoppage time having been signalled, the game descended into madness. Sunderland equalised in the 94th minute, a melee was sparked off on the touchline involving both squads (and I do mean squads) which led to both Nathan Tyson and George Honeyman shown straight red cards for their part in the melee in the 98th minute, even though the pair had already been substituted off previously. Eventually the game ended after 13 minutes of additional time with a 1-1 draw.

 

Baggies Sack Big Dave

West Bromwich Albion have surprisingly sacked manager Darren Moore after a draw with Ipswich Town leaves them 4th in the Championship table. The Baggies are now 9 points off the automatic promotion places and have decided it would be a good time to sack a man who had arrested a dreadful run of form while in the Premier League. While he was unable to perform a miracle and rescue the team from the mess Alan Pardew left them in and save it from relegation, he did lift the club and give it the fighting chance that looked lost when he took over. The Baggies have struggled for form recently, after Leicester City recalled winger Harvey Barnes, who scored 9 goals in the first half of the season. West Brom have won just 4 of their last 12 league games but remain in contention for promotion, however the decision has been made to remove Moore anyway. Chief executive Mark Jenkins said: "This has been an enormously difficult decision for the club. After discussions with our owners, the difficult decision to make a change was taken. Darren's dedication over the last 12 months is not underestimated and there will always be a welcome for him at the Hawthorns. But we have to place the club's best interests at the forefront of our thinking and we must do everything we can to try to deliver the promotion we have targeted."

 

PSG-Man Utd Game Fallout Turns Nasty

Following Manchester United's surprising comeback victory over Paris Saint-Germain to knock them out of the Champions League social media seems to have become a battleground of current and former players bickering and making snide comments at each other. It started on the night, as Eric Cantona and Neymar Sr nearly came to blows and Patrice Evra and Paul Pogba uploaded their "Ici c'est Manchester!" celebration on instatwitface. The rows have rumbled on, with Cantona accusing Neymar Jr of being a fair weather player that you only take out when the sun is shining like a barbecue and former PSG player, and now pundit, Jerome Rothen accusing Evra of being disrespectful (which is hardly news regarding Evra). Evra being Evra (shame he didn't put as much effort into his defending as he does social media or he would still be playing) could not let it lie and went on a lengthy rant explaining his celebration and threatening to slap Rothen the next time he saw him. All children in the playground stuff, except for one little twist. PSG's exiled midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who himself was the subject of much criticism due to social media footage of him out partying during the match, liked Evra's rant, as he ensured any bridges previously left unburnt were now ashes to be raked over.

 

More Roma Firings

Following Eusebio Di Francesco and Monchi out of the exit door at AS Roma are almost the entire medical staff of the club, including chief medi Riccardo Del Vescovo and chief physio Damiamo Stafanini as club president James Pallotta looks for people to blame other than himself for Roma's failings in recent times.

Written by Tris Burke March 10 2019 04:34:35

 

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