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Football News: Review Of The Day 16th April 2019

Review Of The Day 16th April 2019
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Levante midfielder Jose Campana has had his contract extended until 2023.

Following 34 year old Senegal international goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye's double leg break on Saturday, his club side, Horoya AC, have extended his contract. Ndiaye was due to be out of contract this year, but the Guinean side gave him a 3 year extension "to ensure his immediate future". He has also been offered a role on the technical staff at the club for when he retires from playing.


RBL Assistant To Take Charge Of RBS

Though of course there is no connection between Red Bulls Salzburg and Leipzig, according to UEFA, Salzburg have appointed Leipzig assistant coach Jesse Marsch as their new head coach when Marco Rose leaves in the summer. Prior to that, Marsch was working for RB New York. So clearly 3 totally unconnected clubs he has worked for....


Angel Apologises To Swans' Fans

Former Swansea City right back Angel Rangel has apologised to the their fans for allowing social media messages to get to him during his present club, QPR's 4-0 win over the Swans. Among the messages he received were comments about how he would not be able to cope with Swans' in-form winger Daniel James, which led Rangel to point to his pocket, after keeping James quiet. Rangel apologised later saying: "I would like to apologise to any Swansea fans who feel disappointed. I didn't mean to hurt the loyal fans who have supported me for years. We won the game and I felt good. I tried to show the anger I had to the fans who disrespected me during the week. It didn't come across that way. The moral of the story is I don't think I should have done it. I got many messages, some of them private and some of them not private, which I felt quite angry about. Some of the comments were horrible. It wasn't thousands of messages but there were many. It's probably my own fault for taking them to heart. But football is a game of emotions, especially when you play against your old club. I couldn't hold the emotions in and that was a mistake. My second mistake was to go on social media trying to explain why I was pointing to my pocket."


Burnley Looking Into Fan Problems

Burnley are investigating a number of incidents involving social media and their fans. One supporter has been banned from their ground after posting "a number of offensive posts". Burnley are also working with police to investigate footage posted on social media of fans fighting outside the ground with Cardiff City fans on Saturday.


Gomes Facing FA Charge

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes, on loan at the Toffees from Barcelona (a major example of just how bad their scouting has got), has been charged with violent conduct by the FA. Gomes appeared to stamp on Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in stoppage time during Fulham's 2-0 win over Everton. Referee Lee Probert failed to see the incident at the time.


Scottish Football Has Gone To The Dogs

Non-league football in Scotland has gone mad! Renfrew FA was set to bring on Craig Dallas as a substitute when the linesman told him he had to remove his underwear. It is believed that the issue was that his boxer shorts were not the same colour as his shorts, so play was stopped until the sub removed them.


Solskjaer Refuses Manager's Parking Space

It has been revealed that recently appointed Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not park in the the manager's space at the club's Carrington training ground because he believes it to still belong to Alex Ferguson.


Marin Banned For Life

Former Brazilian Football Confederation president Jose Maria Marin has been banned for life from all football-related activities by FIFA after being found guilty of bribery. Marin was one of the 7 FIFA officials arrested at a hotel in Zurich nearly 4 years ago now. He has also been sentenced to 4 years in a US jail for corruption. Considering he is 86 years old, I doubt the lifetime ban will last for long though.


Enrique Given All-Clear

Former Newcastle United and Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique has been given the all clear following surgery to remove a brain tumour. The 33 year old retired from the game but began to suffer headaches after meeting with his former manager, and now Brighton & Hove Albion boss, Chris Hughton, in his new role as an agent. He was eventually diagnosed with a rare type of tumour called a chordoma, which was found behind his eye.


Atalanta Set Unwanted Record

Serie A side Atalanta have set a new record after failing to score in a match against Empoli. No team in Europe's top 5 leagues has ever had as many shots on target, 18, or in total 47 (yes forty seven!?!) in one match. Empoli keeper Bartlomiej Dragowski made 17 saves to hold onto the clean sheet. In contrast, Empoli managed just 3 shots in the 90 minutes.


Police Investigate Flare Incident

A young Chelsea fan suffered a panic attack during Liverpool's 2-0 win over his side after a flare thrown by Liverpool fans landed on Chelsea fans after the opening goal. Police are investigating the incident and Merseyside police stated: "We can confirm that we are investigating after a flare was thrown during the Liverpool versus Chelsea match on 14 April. The incident was reported to us at 5.40pm [17:40 BST], shortly after Liverpool scored their first goal, that a flare was thrown from the upper section of the Anfield [Road] Stand. Following this, at around 6.20pm [18:20 BST], officers received reports that a young Chelsea fan, believed to be nine years old, had been taken to the first-aid centre where he was treated by St John Ambulance staff after suffering a panic attack as a result of the flare. At this stage, it is not clear who threw the flare. However, investigations are ongoing."


Roma Take Steps To Avoid Drake Curse

Serie A side AS Roma have banned all their players from having a picture taken with Drake after the rapper cursed Manchester United, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain this season. Drake's 'curse' has been a long-running plague on football, with the Canadian's support seeing people from sports as diverse as college American football, tennis, basketball and MMA suffering after he showed them support. Alabama lost to Clemson after Drake was pictured wearing an Alabama sweatshirt, Conor McGregor got his arse handed to him by Khabib Nurmagemedov after being backed for the win by Drake, Toronto Raptors, Kentucky and Serena Williams have all lost after he gave them an endorsement. The list of footballers who have lost their next match following a selfie with Drake is increasing as well, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jadon Sancho, Paul Pogba and now Layvin Kurzawa all doing so in recent weeks. For those who are wondering if Drake could affect the Premier League title race - he already has. Daniel Sturridge was picture with Drake in 2014. Which augurs well for Liverpool this time around as Sergio Aguero also had his picture taken with Drake last month....

Written by Tris Burke April 16 2019 06:21:37


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