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Football News: Review Of The Day 1st September 2019

Review Of The Day 1st September 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Marseille's teenage defender Boubacar Kamara has been given a new 3 year deal.

Scotland winger Matt Phillips has agreed a new 3 year contract with West Bromwich Albion.

 


Transfers

Monaco's Malian midfielder Adama Troare has joined FC Metz on loan.

Besiktas have clinched the signing of Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny on loan. Also leaving Arsenal is experienced left back Nacho Monreal, who has joined Real Sociedad for £225,000.

Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer has moved to Mouscron on loan from Stoke City.

OGC Nice have completed another signing, with £10.8m paid to Paris Saint-Germain for Stanley Nsoki.

LOSC Lille have loaned Yassine Benzia to Olympiakos.

Cagliari midfielder Santiago Colombatto has joined Sint-Truiden in the Belgium Jupiler Pro League.

Uruguayan international Diego Laxalt has moved to Torino on loan from AC Milan with Torino paying a £450,000 loan fee to sign him.

Flop midfielder Gianelli Imbula has moved to Lecce on loan from Stoke City.

Former Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hull City midfielder Alfred N'Diaye has joined Al Shabab of the Saudi League for a fee of £5.4m from Villareal.

Stevenage have paid an undisclosed fee for Gillingham midfielder Elliott List.

Striker Jordan Archer has signed for Port Vale from Bury.

 


Injury Round-Up

Norwich City defender Christoph Zimmermann is awaiting the results of a scan following a challenge in the first half by West Ham United striker Sebastien Haller. Norwich manager Daniel Farke was upset by the challenge and said: "Judging by our luck he will be out for the whole season, but we have to wait for the scans first. At this level small details cost. This is a game where VAR didn't work. There was a nasty tackle against my centre-back [Zimmermann] and it wasn't even given as a free-kick. Then a few minutes later my centre-back wasn't able to spring back and block the cross [for West Ham's first goal]. My centre-back is now in hospital. My feeling was this made the difference. I'm not claiming for red cards, it is up to the VAR to judge it. The only thing I say is that my centre-back is in hospital and the other player is on the shoulders of the West Ham goalscorer. I'm a friend of VAR but on this day it didn't work." He was not the only manager to be wondering about VAR today, after both the referee and VAR decided a challenge, or more correctly an assault, on Bournemouth player Callum Wilson's ankle by Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans was not deemed worthy of a red. Someone will have to explain how VAR works to me as it also missed that Aston Villa's Jack Grealish was clearly fouled and did not dive, but still agreed with the referee who booked Grealish for simulation.

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has been ruled out "for a while" following a collision with Brighton & Hove Albion defender Adam Webster in the first half of City's easy win.

 


Trotters Appoint Hill

Keith Hill has been appointed as the new manager of Bolton Wanderers just days after the club was saved from league expulsion. Jimmy Phillips had been looking after the club since Phil Parkinson walked out on 22nd August. Hill said: "My first job is to recruit a number of players ahead of Monday's deadline. The young lads have done really well and worn their heart on their sleeve and we're not looking to replace them but they need help and we need to strengthen the squad."

 


Al Ahly Go For Weiler

Swiss coach Rene Weiler has been appointed to take charge at Egyptian giants Al Ahly, replacing Martin Lasarte. Weiler has previously been in charge of FC Luzern and Anderlecht.

 


Another New Coach Appointed

South Africa have replaced Stuart Baxter as their national coach with the surprise appointment of Molefi Ntseki. Ntseki was the coach of the under-17s and had been in caretaker charge of the full team but was not expected to get the permanent job. Ntseki, who never played professionally, was a teacher before moving into coaching 20 years ago.

 


PSG Game Halted Due To Homophobic Banner

Another game in Ligue 1 has been halted due to a homophobic banner among home fans, this time between Paris Saint-Germain and Metz. It was the second game in Ligue 1 over the last few days. Unsurprisingly PSG ran out 2-0 winners despite missing Kylian Mbappe, Edison Cavani and Neymar.

Written by Tris Burke August 31 2019 22:15:18

 

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