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Neville's True Role At Valencia Revealed As Allegri Backed To Take Over At Chelsea And More As The Toon Finally Replace Cabaye
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1. Aarons will play anywhere
Newcastle United were forced to play young midfielder Rolando Aarons at left back against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, after all three senior left backs at the club, Paul Dummett, Kevin Mbabu and Massadio Haidara were missing through injury. The 20 year old played all 90 minutes to help the Toon to a clean sheet and win over the Baggies. Aarons has confirmed he is happy to play wherever Newcastle manager Steve McClaren needs him to: "Obviously [left-back] isn't my position, but I'm a team player and I'll do anything I can to help the team," Aarons told the official website. "It's Newcastle United, not Rolando United, and, if the head coach asks me to play somewhere, that's what I'm going to do. And I will always give 100% for the team, no matter where I play."

2. Sissoko believes Shelvey is Newcastle's Cabaye replacement
Since Yohan Cabaye left Newcastle United for the bright lights and big money of Parisian big spenders Paris Saint-Germain. Cabaye left Tyneside in the January transfer window of 2014 to join PSG for nearly £19m and the Toon have struggled ever since. This January, after two years trying to replace him, Moussa Sissoko believes that Cabaye's replacement has finally arrived in the shape of Voldemort impersonator Jonjo Shelvey. England midfielder Shelvey has struggled for form, fitness and motivation in recent years, even taking the step of employing a personal chef after suffering weight problems. Despite this, French midfielder Sissoko believes Shelvey can link with fellow newboys Andros Townsend, Henri Saivet and Seydou Doumbia, to lift Newcastle away from the drop zone. "The players who have come in will help us stay up," Sissoko said. "The club has brought in some very good players. We now have a good team and I believe we can look at the rest of the season positively. We can play some good football and win some games. There have been some hard days for us but I really believe that two years after Yohan left, Jonjo is the right replacement. Jonjo, like Yohan, is a very good player. He reads the game so easily and delivers great balls. For me, he is the same style as Yohan and has the same qualities. He is an excellent signing."



3. Transfer round up
Nikola Sakic, FK Cuckaricki to Napredak
Igor Lambarschi, released by Ural Sverdlovskaya Oblast
Lima, unattached to Social Futebol Clube
Milos Kovacevic, unattached to MIKA Aschtarak
Narek Balayan, released by MIKA Aschtarak
Hector Ramos, unattached to CD Aguila
Haris Bukva, released by BV Cloppenburg
Jorge Palatsi, unattached to CyD Leonesa
Obinna Obiefule, unattached to Pembroke
Emil Drozdowicz, released by Termalica
Artem Milevsky, unattached to Chiajna
Andreas Ljunggren-Eriksson retires from Vasteras SK
Kristian Nicht, unattached to Minnesota United
Georgios Fotakis, unattached to Panthrakikos
Marko Dabro, Fiorentina to Cibalia, on loan
Markus Nakkim, Valerenga to Strommen IF, on loan
Matej Rodin, GOSK Gabela to NK Lokomotiva, undisclosed fee
Armel Berbic, Radnik Bijeljina to FC Radnicki Lukavac, undisclosed fee
Alison, Mirassol to Atletico Goianiense, on loan
Anton Miranchuk, Lokomotiv Moscow to Levadia, on loan
Darren Petrie, Raith Rovers to Albion Rovers, on loan
Luka Sliskovic, FC Luzern to FC Biel-Bienne, on loan
Marciel, Corinthians to Cruzeiro, on loan
Victor da Silva, Chievo Verona to NK Istra 1961, on loan
Dominik Mihaljevic, NK Osijek to NK Istra 1961, undisclosed fee
Manuel Arteaga, Palermo to Hajduk Split, on loan
Sime Grzan, NK Lokomotiva to NK Istra 1961, undisclosed fee
Federico Andrada, River Plate to Quilmes, on loan
Ivica Jurkic, Hrvatski Dragovoljac to NK Istra 1961, undisclosed fee
Rafinha, Flamengo to Metropolitano, on loan
Santy Ngom, released by Levski Sofia
Sergio Raphael, Bangu Atletico Clube to Tigres, on loan
Maximiliano Olivera, Wanderers to Penarol, undisclosed fee
Gianni Bruno, Evian to KS Samara, on loan
Carlos Muela, Racing Club to Villa Espanola, on loan
Gudmundur Magnusson, HK Kopavogs to Keflavik IF, undisclosed fee
Mekeil Williams, Antigua GFC to Colorado Rapids, undisclosed fee
Gabriel Leyes, Penarol to Juventud, on loan
Milton Muller, Aldosivi to ?
Bartosz Rymaniak, Cracovia Krakow to Korona Kielce, undisclosed fee
Zsolt Korcsmar, Greuther Furth to Vasas SC, undisclosed fee
Zainadine Junior, Nacional to Tianjin Teda, undisclosed fee
Marcelo Estigarribia, Maldonado to Cerro Porteno, on loan
Zoltan Harsanyi, Mezokovesd to Nyiregyhaza, undisclosed fee
Jan Kalabiska, FK Senica to Mlada Boleslav, undisclosed fee
Michal Breznanik, Sparta Prague to Dukla Prag, undisclosed fee
Alex Wilkinson, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to Melbourne City, undisclosed fee
Theodore Piastopoulos, Apollon 1926 to Acheron Kanalakiou, free
Felipe, Goias EC to Rio Claro FC, on loan
Konstantinos Kotatis, AOK Kerkyra to AO Episkopi, free
Romario, Sintrense to UR Trabalhadore, free
Denner, Tombense to Mirassol, on loan
Yago, Vasco de Gama to Macae, on loan
Yuri, Olaria AC to Bahia, free
Sei Muroya, Meiji University to FC Tokyo, free
Mariano Almandoz, Argentinos to Club Comunicaciones (Agronomia), free
Renato Camilo, Mogi Mirim to Inter de Lagres, on loan

4. Finally Gary Neville's true role at Valencia revealed
While Phil Neville explains the tactical role to an oncoming sub, elder brother Gary rushes over to apply the finishing touch ...... to the subsititute's hair!

This is painful to watch to be honest. I will freely admit I dislike Gary Neville as a person, but even I am struggling with this, the whole thing just make him look so lost and alone without his producer in his ear feeding him. Amazing how completely clueless he looks without that. Just shows he was just the articulate face for the TV coverage.



5. Allegri's former coach believes he will be at Chelsea next season
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has been reported by the media as hot favourite to take the Chelsea hotseat next season. Now another voice has been added to the chorus as Giovanni Galeone, one of the men who coached Allegri during his playing career, has stated that he believes he will take over at Chelsea. Galeone has claimed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has already made Allegri an incredible offer. "I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well," the 75-year-old told Radio Radio. "Allegri is doing incredible things, even if the club failed to buy the players he requested last summer: from Mario Gotze, to Isco. For me, he will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal [Chelsea owner Roman] Abramovich has offered is really fantastic. As one of the five best coaches in the world, he has to leave Juventus, it makes no sense for him to stay in Italy."

6. FSG to review ticket prices as Ayre hides away from fans questions
With former players joining Liverpool fans in protesting against the rising ticket prices:


"You want ticket prices to be: fair," wrote former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher in The Mail. "I know the increase will not impact on me but I also know plenty about my city - £77 is too much to watch a game anywhere but that price is particularly over the top in Liverpool. The club say that £77 gets you the best seat in the newest stand in the country but why should that be an elitist thing? Why can't the normal working man have the chance to sit there? It isn't fair." Carragher also said this was a much wider issue which impacted on fans across the country, who deserve to be treated fairly. FSG's board have met to discuss the issue and are now looking to decide on a course of action, which has led to Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre dodging a planned Twitter question and answer session.




7. Premier League supporters' groups consider mass walkout plan
After 10,000 Liverpool fans walked out of the fixture with Sunderland on the 77th minute to protest against rising ticket prices at Anfield, fans around England consider similar action for all Premier League matches. The Football Supporters' Federation has confirmed that a meeting of fan organisations for all 20 Premier League clubs are meeting to plan coordinated action as ticket prices across the league continue to rise against the backdrop of immense rises in TV revenue.

8. Henrik Larsson likens watching Barcelona to playing FIFA
Former Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson has compared watching Luis Enrique's La Liga and Champions League winners to watching a video game. "I watch them whenever I can on the television, it's a fantastic team," the former Sweden international said. "Luis Enrique has done a fantastic job. The player and the way they play is unbelievable. Sometimes you think you're watching FIFA on PlayStation when they play. The most important thing is that they seem to enjoy themselves when they play and they like each other and that is always good." Considering all the complaints from FIFA players about scripting in the game, I wonder if that was the best choice of comparison!



9. Everton player extends loan
Young Everton midfielder Liam Walsh has extended his loan spell with Yeovil Town for a further month. Walsh signed for the League Two Glovers at the beginning of January and has started every match since joining.

10. Not sure why Busquets has such a bad reputation
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has gained a reputation for play-acting, feigning injury and diving, sometimes he does himself no favour, as it is clear in this clip he is cheating, again, in the hopes of getting an opponent punished:

Written by Tris Burke

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