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Football News: Review Of The Day 6th September 2019

Review Of The Day 6th September 2019
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Rochdale defender Jim McNulty has signed a new contract which runs until 2021.

Alex Samuel has signed a new 3 year deal with Wycombe Wanderers.



Free agent former Manchester United winger Gyliano van Velzen has signed for Crawley Town on a free transfer.

Callum Harriott has re-signed for Colchester United on a free transfer.

Recently released Sunderland defender Adam Matthews has signed for Charlton Athletic.


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Giroud Admits Interest In MLS Move

Chelsea's French international striker Olivier Giroud has admitted he would be interested in a move to Major League Soccer when he leaves Chelsea. He told RMC Sport: "For my family, my children - who speak English - it is interesting. In one year? In two years? I don't know when. But I would be open to a final challenge." Giroud's current contract expires next summer.


Chairman Warns Bluebirds Must Reach Play-Offs

Cardiff City's chairman Mehmet Dalman has warned the players that he and owner Vincent Tan expect at least a top 6 finish this season. Dalman said: "I think if we make the top six and get in the play-offs, it would be a really good achievement for us. The reason I say that is because it was quite a miracle that we got promoted with the team we did two years ago, and you've got to give that team and the management team a lot of credit for that. You can't compare apples with pears. It's a team that can get promotion but it's a mistake to assume it's an automatic top two." He then went on to say that a top-six finish was the least they expected.


Terriers Reported To Want Adkins

Huddersfield Town have reportedly offered Nigel Adkins the job of manager. The Terriers sacked former manager Jan Siewert after the first four games, just hours after he said his job was safe, and have been without a manager since then. Adkins has not been in management since the end of the 2018/19 season when he left Hull City.


Forestieri Appeal Rejected

Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri has had his appeal aainst a Football Association charge of using racist language rejected. He will now begin a 6 game ban with immediate effect.


Terriers Found Guilty

Huddersfield Town have been found guilty of breaching advertising regulations by the Football Association for their spoof publicity stunt kit in partnership with a bookmakers. The referee was asked to ban the kit by the Huddersfield chairman in an attempt to gain more publicity. Martin Coy, who refereed the friendly that saw the Terriers field the spoof kit said: "He said that my decision could then potentially be good publicity and part of the advertising campaign. I was uncomfortable with this and felt it was not my place to ban the kit outright, but I informed them that I would recommend they followed the rules and advice from The FA." The FA ruling stated: "The club's motives were financial, deliberately running the risk of being 'charged'. The decision not to wear the sash shirt was one the club should have made; it should not have tried to hide behind the referee. Involving the referee in that way was wrong and also not an insignificant aggravating factor. The referee displayed commendable judgment in the face of such conduct. The decision to enlarge the advertisement in such an overt manner was irresponsible, particularly in the current climate regarding gambling."


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Investigations Into Stadium Sales

The Premier League and EFL are investigating if there were any breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations by a number of clubs who sold their stadiums for much more than the value of the properties. Aston Villa, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading have all been drawn under the microscope following a number of complaints about the deals, which have been compared to financial "cheating" by some. It does make you wonder why there needed to be complaints lodged for this to happen, when the authorities should have to investigate before allowing any such deal to take place. After so many clubs have been forced out of their homes by dodgy deals to sell the stadium and then price them out of staying there, with clubs such as Coventry City suffering still, you would think the FA would start to clamp down on the practice and provide some oversight.


Inter Fans Defend Cagliari's Racist Abuse

I read this yesterday, but had to leave it out of the review then as I could not believe it was real. Sadly the Inter Milan fans really are complete morons and have defended the racist abuse of Romelu Lukaku by Cagliari fans, claiming it was actually them showing respect and then laughably claiming Italy does not have a problem with racism. An open letter on social media from Inter fan group Curva Nord (probably Italian for f***wit) read: "You have to understand that Italy is not like many other north European countries where racism is a real problem. We understand that it could have seemed racist to you but it is not like that. In Italy we use some 'ways' only to 'help our teams' and to try to make our opponents nervous, not for racism but to mess them up. Please consider this attitude of Italian fans as a form of respect for the fact they are afraid of you for the goals you might score against their teams and not because they hate you or they are racist." If it was not so serious it would be funny! No wonder Italian football has such a problem with racism when this is the attitude.


FIFPro Men's World 11 Nominations Announced

The nominations for the FIFPro Men's World 11 have been dominated by Premier League clubs, a bit like European football last season. The surprise is that David De Gea, despite a less than stellar season by his remarkable standards, is included, as is Kevind De Bruyne, who missed large chunks of the season through injury.
Fifpro Men's World11 nominations
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), David De Gea (Manchester United), Ederson Moraes (Manchester City), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Daniel Alves (Paris St-Germain/Sao Paulo), Joao Cancelo (Juventus/Manchester City), Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Diego Godin (Atletico/Inter Milan), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Thiago Silva (Paris St-Germain), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Arthur Melo (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Dusan Tadic (Ajax), Arturo Vidal (Barcelona)
Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico/Barcelona), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Paris St-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

Written by Tris Burke September 05 2019 23:26:37


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