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Football News: Review Of The Day 20th September 2019

Review Of The Day 20th September 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Callum Hudson-Odoi has finally ended speculation over his future by signing a 5 year contract with Chelsea.

Bayern Munich teenager Joshua Zirkzee has agreed a 4 year deal.

Young midfielder Ilias Chair has signed a new 3 year contract with QPR.

Madagascar's French coach Nicolas Dupuis has signed a new 4 year deal, a reward for leading the minnows to the last 8 of the summer's Africa Cup of Nations. Dupuis will also be adding a new role as Technical Director of the Madagascar Football Federation (FMF). On top of that he is head coach of French 4th tier side Fleury 91. Busy boy!

 


Transfers

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby has signed for Blackburn Rovers.

Following his summer release from Queens Park Rangers, Polish midfielder Pawel Wszolek has joined Legia Warsaw.

Tranmere Rovers have picked up former Bury captain Neil Danns on a free. The 36 year old was freed when Bury were expelled from the EFL last month.

Former Sunderland striker and former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is set to join Indian Super League side NorthEast United on a free transfer.

 


Injury Round-Up

Benik Afobe, on loan to Bristol City from Stoke City for the season, looks set to spend it on the sidelines. The 26 year old has suffered what is believed to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury in training.

Aberdeen have suffered a double injury blow with summer signing Craig Bryson ruled out for a month and Funso Ojo suffering an injury to both hamstring.

 


EFL Set To Make Huge Mistake

The English Football League are close to appointing a man whose ineptitude and arrogance towards fans is well known. Former Liverpool CEO Rick Parry ran LFC like a corner shop with a commercial arm, running everything from advertising to merchandise and the club shop, based in a small room above a pub with just a couple of staff. Parry, despite being utterly unsuited to anything other than bean counting, has been recommended by the EFL board to replace current chairman Ian Lenagan. An EFL statement called Parry "one of the UK's most experienced leaders in football", so at least they maintain a sense of humour. Parry will maintain their track record of being run by people with no idea what they are doing at least.

 


Shrimpers Face Yet Another Winding-Up Petition

HMRC have issued a winding-up petition against League One side Southend United, one of a number they have faced over the course of the last decade. It is their second one of the year and will be heard at court on 16th October.

 


El Badry Brought In

Egypt have appointed Hossam El Badry as new national team head coach in succession to Javier Aguirre who was sacked after losing to South Africa in the AFCON last-16. The Egyptian FA stated: "The EFA has decided to appoint Hossam El Badry as the new coach for the Egyptian senior team following a meeting on Wednesday."

 


France Shut Down League Cup

The French league will not have a League Cup competition from next season after the league (LFP) voted to suspend it. An LFP statement read: "This allows us to reduce the season schedule which gives players more time to recover. Depending on the market, the LFP reserves the right to relaunch the competition at a later date." On the market? That makes it sound less like a decision to rest players and more of a decision based on lack of potential sponsors.

 


Player Gunned Down In Amsterdam

Former Burton Albion defender Kelvin Maynard has been killed in a shooting in Amsterdam. The 32 year old was playing for a non-league Dutch side after returning to Dutch football from England. Maynard was shot in his car and the police are appealing for witnesses and looking for 2 suspects who escaped the scene on a scooter. His club, Alphense Boys, have postponed their weekend's match and said: "Last night, we received the terrible news of the death of Kelvin Maynard. Our deepest condolences go to his wife and children, his family and friends."

 


Beardsley Suspended For Racist Comments

Peter Beardsley has been suspended from all football-related activity for 32 weeks for racist comments he made to young players while working as an Under-23 coach at Newcastle United. Beardsley had called a black player "a monkey" before making a joke about him climbing trees. An FA statement read: "Beardsley's career in football has no relevance to this case - calling black players monkeys, comparing black players to apes and questioning their true age are all horrific racial stereotypes. Punishment and education is the only way to deal with these matters."

Written by Tris Burke September 19 2019 22:24:26

 

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