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Football News: Pass Penalty Is Spreading, O'Neill Advises Player To Quit Everton And More

Pass Penalty Is Spreading, O'Neill Advises Player To Quit Everton And More
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1. Transfer round up
Clayton, Figueirense to Atletico Mineiro, £2.25m
Zhichao Li, Henan Jianye to Jiangsu Suning, £1.56m
Osman Sow, Heart of Midlothian to Henan Jianye, £1.44m
Jonathan Mensah, Evian to Anzhi Makhachkala, £150,000
Dimitrios Arvanitis, Olympiakos Volos to Panelefsiniakos, free
Yang Liu, Liaoning to Hangzhou Greentown, free
Stefan Grigorie, CSMS Iasi to FC Brasov, free
Ivonaldo, Associacao Esportiva Tiradentes to Aparecidense, free
Diego Viana, Aimore to Santo Andre, free
Wanguo Gao, Yanbian Funde to Yinchuan Helanshan, free
Rodrigo Paulista, Ghangzhou Hengfeng Zhicheng to Zhejiang Yiteng, free
Juan Aguilera, Mumbai City to SD Huesca, free
Nathan Sturgus, Houston Dynamo to Seattle Sounders, free
Celio, Al-Shaab to Avai, free
Pavle Susic, FK Granitas to Mladost Doboj, free
Exequiel Benavidez, San Luis to LDU Quito, free
Lingjiang Fan, Shanghai Shenhua to Qingdao Huanghai, free
Vinicius, Grosseto to UA Barbarense, free
Guoming Wang, Shijiazhuang Ever Bright to Henan Jianye, free
Vladyslav Leonidov, Metalurg Zaporizhya to Avangard Kramatorsk, free
Shantao Mou, Shenzhen to Henan Jianye, free
Nemanja Boskovic, Proleter to Slavija Sarajevo, free
Nemanja Asanovic, Zvijezda Gradacac to Mladost Doboj, free
Taylor Morgan, Ostersunds FK to Tulsa Roughnecks, free
Rondinelly, Gremio to Macae, on loan
Sabao, ? To Boavista, on loan
Kirill Suslov, KamAZ to Kongsvinger, free
Aleksandr Maslovskiy, Enisey to Chita, free
Vitali Ermakov, ? To Avangard
Santiago Gonzalez, Villa Teresa to Huracan, free
Piotr Ceglarz, Pogon Siedlce to Nadwislan Gora, free
Tom Hitchcock, MK Dons to Crewe Alexandra, on loan
Rafael, Figueirense to Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo, on loan
Pavlo Savelenko, Metalurg Zaporizhya to Avangard, free
Luiz Gustavo, Palmeiras to Ferroviaria, on loan
Leandro, Corinthians to Taubate, free
Jeam, Bahia to Capivariano, on loan
Fredrik Widlund, Helsingborgs to Kristianstads, free
Kyriakos Savvidis, PAOK Saloniki to MFK Zemplin Michalovce, on loan
Mico Kuzmanovic, Borac Banja Luka to Drina Zvornik, free
Juan Salgueiro, Olimpia to Botafogo, undisclosed fee
Andrey Eshchenko, Anzhi Makhachkala to Dinamo Moscow, on loan
Dong-Chan Kim, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to Daejeon Citizen, undisclosed fee
Adis Hasecic, ? To NK Visoko, undisclosed fee
Yanfeng Liang, Jiangsu Yancheng Dingli to Guangzhou Hengfeng Zhicheng, undisclosed fee
Damir Sahinovic, NK Una KV to NK Borac Izacic, undisclosed fee
Colin Daniel, Port Vale to Mansfield Town, on loan
Edgar Malakyan, Shirak Gyumri to Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk, undisclosed fee
Xin Tang, Guangzhou R&F to Guangzhou Hengfeng Zhicheng, undisclosed fee
Taijiro Mori, Kataller Toyama to Stuttgart Kickers, undisclosed fee
Artur Zagorulko, Shakhtar Donetsk to Ilyichivets, on loan
Artur Pikk, Levadia Tallinn to BATE Borisov, undisclosed fee
Milos Jokic, Proleter Teslic to Drina Zvornik, undisclosed fee
Novica Markovic, Proleter Teslic to Drina Zvornik, undisclosed fee
Brian Fok, Shanghai Shenhua to ACS Berceni, on loan
Gor Malakyan, Shirak Gyumri to Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk, undisclosed fee
Sasa Pusac, Kozarska Dubica to NK Podgrmec, undisclosed fee
Faruk Uzun, NK Iskra Bugojno to NK Novi Travnik, undisclosed fee
Yougang Xu, Shanghai Shenhua to Qingdao Huanghai, on loan
Martin Magi, Kalju Nomme to Parnu, on loan
Robert Brzeczek, MKS Kluczbork to Olimpia Zambrow, on loan
Dawid Lelen, Legia Warsaw to Gryf Wejherowo, undisclosed fee
Jordan Thompson, Rangers to Airdrieonians, on loan
Paulo Baier, released by Juventude
Junior Mineiro, released by Paulista
Andre Moritz, released by Buriram United
Walid Atta, unattached to Ostersunds
Robert Tunkiewicz, unattached to Olimpia Zambrow
Amobi Okugo, released by Sporting Kansas City
Lorran, released by Brasilia
Nathan, released by Operario
Ranko Torbica, Sloboda Uzice to Drina Zvornik, ?
Federico Novara, unattached to Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt

2. Gills receive suspended fine for ineligible player
Gillingham were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player, Emmanuel Osadebe, in their opening day League One fixture with Sheffield United, which the Gills won 4-0. While the usual policy in a case of ineligible players being fielded is a points deduction, the Board of The Football League agreed with the Football Disciplinary Commission that decided that mitigating factors reduced the club's level of blame for the matter. Gills had submitted all relevant forms in the normal way, in good time, after signing the player in July 2015. The club believed that Osadebe's previous club to be affiliated to Tottenham Hotspur's youth system and so, incorrectly, considered his signing to be within the domestic player registration system. Based on this information, The Football League registered the player on 22nd July, however it turned out that his registration was in fact held by Irish League club Dundalk. Despite the club's documentation being submitted in good time, the FA had failed to process the documentation ahead of the season, where they would have identified that Osadebe needed international clearance and notified the club, who would then have left him out until that clearance arrived. With the player being registered by the Football League, Gills selected the player, despite not receiving written confirmation from the FA that it had also registered the player. A Football League spokesman said: "While Gillingham have admitted that Emmanuel Osadebe should not have been selected for the match with Sheffield United on August 8 without all of the necessary confirmations being in place, it is also fair to say that the FA should have identified this issue earlier. Had it done so, this breach of regulations would never have occurred. Given the exceptional circumstances of this case, the Commission has ruled that the club should not find itself subject to a points deduction." Gills instead got a £4,000 fine, suspended for 12 months.


3. Pass penalty spreads to Zimbabwe
Unfortunately it is more Robert Pires and Thierry Henry than Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez:

4. What to do when about to be interviewed by someone a lot shorter than you
Jurgen Klopp helps out the interviewer after Liverpool's 1-0 win over Augsburg in the Europa League, as his 6ft 4inch frame would have otherwise towered over her:


5. Whatever happened to the days when English fans were this passionate?

This video is from 15 minutes after Augsburg had lost 1-0 to Liverpool to crash out of the Europa League. It is hard not to like fans like this.

6. O'Neill tells Gibson to leave Everton
The Republic of Ireland manager has told one of his internationals to look for a move if he wants to play in the summer's Euro 2016 tournament in France. Darron Gibson is a player that Martin O'Neill would like to include in his squad, but his lack of first team football makes that difficult. O'Neill has spoken to the Derry Journal and said: "Darron Gibson hasn't played much. I still think there's an emergency loan option and he's not getting a game at all with Everton. (Aiden) McGeady went out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday. So I don't know. We'll see. It's February at the moment and we'll see what develops. I think Darron will know what he has to do to get himself involved. I don't see why he can't make it if he can get a run of games. I'm not overly bothered about people dropping down a division. The Championship is every bit as competitive as you want it to be... Playing once in four months for whoever it might be, will not get you fit, It genuinely won't. You can train everyday but if you're not playing matches competitively there is a hell of a difference."


7. Oliseh quits Nigeria post
Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sunday Oliseh has quit his role as Nigeria's head coach, after just seven months in charge. Oliseh wrote: "Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, asst. coaches and myself, I resign as Super Eagles Chief Coach. I feel fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful for having had the honour to play, captain and coach this great nation of ours, Nigeria."

8. Huddersfield use TV income to reduce ticket prices
Championship side Huddersfield Town have announced a reduction in their season ticket prices for 2016/17 using increased TV revenue to cover the cost. As many Premier League teams are being beset by angry fans unhappy with high ticket prices, while TV revenue has gone through the roof, Huddersfield are looking to bring back unhappy fans by lowering ticket prices. "We decided that with new TV money coming in we would reduce season-card prices." Hoyle said. "It's an amazing saving to hopefully watch fantastic entertaining football and see the club go forward. At a time when more money is coming into football, you see so many stadia which have empty seats," Hoyle said. "Prices have been going Northwards, but we want to try a different way. Let's get the stadium fuller and see where it takes us."


9. Alonso next to be hit by a tax case in Spain
A judge in Spain has been asked by a Spanish state prosecutor to open an investigation into alleged tax evasion by Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso. Alonso, now with Bayern Munich, left Liverpool to sign for Real Madrid in 2009 and the allegations date from 2009-11. Prosecutor Jose Javier Polo has told Associated Press that his office found evidence pointing to Alonso having defrauded Spain's tax office of 3m Euros from 2009-11. The judge will now examine the evidence and decide whether to open a case or not. Alonso denies any wrongdoing.

10. Bournemouth left back signs new deal
Charlie Daniels has signed a new 3 and a half year deal with Bournemouth. The left back has been a regular, starting 25 times for the Cherries this season. "Charlie has been a model of consistency for me this season," Howe told Bournemouth's website. "He has been very, very impressive and really set the marker for us. Not only on matchdays but also in training. He deserves this deal and hopefully it's another step towards what will be a successful season for us."

Written by Tris Burke February 26 2016 15:43:50