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Football News: Review Of The Day 10th September 2019

Review Of The Day 10th September 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Osasuna have given Unai Garcia a new 2 year deal.

Sam Ling has signed a one year contract extension with Leyton Orient.

As expected Kalvin Phillips has signed a new 5 year deal with Leeds United.

 


Transfers

Free agent former Athletic Bilbao midfielder Markel Susaeta has signed for Japanese side Gamba Osaka.

Former Brazil striker Luis Fabiano has retired at the age of 38.

 


Injury Round-Up

Bolton Wanderers left-back Joe Bunney is in hospital following a car crash. The 25 year old only joined the club on 2nd September and is not made his debut yet but will now be ruled out for a while as he broke his collarbone and some ribs in the crash.

Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot has been receiving treatment for a hip injury at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG with their sports injury expert Eduardo Santos.

 


Anthem Mix Up

Ahead of the easy win got France over Albania, the Stade de France managed to play the entire national anthem for Andorra as the players lined up. Just to make matters worse, the stadium announcer then apologised to Armenia for the mistake! The mess up delayed the kick off by ten minutes while they organised the correct anthem.

 


Umtiti Unsure Over Gunners Rumours

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti dismisses talk of Arsenal interest in the summer, saying he did not know where the rumours came from. Umtiti instead signed a new deal with Barca and told Canal+: "I hold my future in my own hands. So the club would have to kick me out if I'm supposed to leave. Honestly, I don't know where the Arsenal rumours came from. Overnight, I got a lot of messages from friends: 'Ah, you're going to Arsenal then?' I answered: No, I don't do that. I'm sorry but I'll stay at Barcelona. I came here to win titles. Not to sit on the bench, to see the sun and train with the best players in the world. I love Barcelona and I never thought about a future elsewhere."

 


Terriers Plump For Cowley

Huddersfield Town have appointed Danny Cowley as their new manager. The 40 year old succeeds Jan Siewert who left last month and has brought his brother Nicky with him as assistant manager. The pair had led Lincoln City back to the Football League and then into League One and leave the Imps sat in 5th place. Terriers chairman Phil Hodgkinson said: "His track record is there for all to see - he has led his previous teams to five promotions and several cup successes - and our character references revealed a man who is one of the most detailed managers around."

 


Boro Go For Sampson

Stevenage have promoted disgraced former England women's coach Mark Sampson to caretaker charge of the team following the dismissal of Dino Maamria. Stevenage have struggled this season, despite bringing in Sampson to help Maamria. The club were hampered by a huge injury list and have failed to win a single game all season.

 


Rice Received Threats

Declan Rice has revealed that he received threats on social media over his decision to change his international allegiance to England from the Republic of Ireland. The 20 year old West Ham United midfielder said: "I've had people saying they're going to come to my house. You click on their profile and they'd just be a fake profile, so you don't know whether it's true or not. Thinking about it, I was never actually scared about it, because always fans are going to be giving me abuse and whatnot over it. You just kind of look at it and laugh, you think, 'Yeah, all right, as if you're going to come and do that type of thing'."

 


Fans Attack Player's House After Missed Penalty

Fans in Sierra Leone have attacked a player's house after he missed a stoppage time penalty kick which cost the nation a chance to get through to the next stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Umaru Bangura's home was pelted with stones, damaging the windows and doors. Bangura said: "[It was] one of the worst days of my life. I can't even go outside because I didn't expect this kind of hostility towards me. I did my job by stepping up as the captain to take the spot kick. I am really disappointed. But at the same time I wish to say sorry [and] beg for their forgiveness."

 


Yet Another Pointless List

The CIES Football Observatory have attempted to justify their existence with another silly list, this time of spending on current first team squads.
The top 10
Club / squad value in euros
1. Manchester City - 1.014 billion
2. Paris St-Germain - 913m
3. Real Madrid - 902m
4. Manchester United - 751m
5. Juventus - 719m
6. Barcelona - 697m
7. Liverpool - 639m
8. Chelsea - 561m
9. Atletico Madrid - 550m
10. Arsenal - 498m

Written by Tris Burke September 10 2019 02:18:42

 

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