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Football News: Review Of The Day 28th September 2019

Review Of The Day 28th September 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Tottenham Hotspur have shown the level of their ambition by handing Moussa Sissoko a new 4 year deal.

Carles Perez has signed a 3 year Barcelona contract.

 


Transfers

Free agent right-back Danny Simpson has signed for Huddersfield Town.

Jeremy Menez has signed for Paris FC.

Former Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran has signed a 2 year deal with Birmingham City. The 26 was released by Brentford in the summer.

 


Injury Round-Up

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic has been ruled out until January after having his knee cleaned up. Celtic manager Neil Lennon said: "You are probably looking at three to four months. It is a blow for us and the player. He felt it was a necessity and thankfully it is not a micro-fracture again."

 


Oldham Teen Player Locked Up

18 year old Callum Dolan was on his way to training with Oldham Athletic, having just signed for them following his release from Manchester United's academy, when police spotted him texting on his mobile phone while driving. When he was told to pull over, he instead sped off and led them on a chase in a friend's borrowed Renault Clio, which reached nearly 100mph before he crashed trying to exit the motorway. He was caught trying to fell the scene on foot. When arrested Dolan, dressed in his Oldham club tracksuit, said: "I'm f***ed - how long will I get for this?" It was discovered that he was banned from driving already following a drink driving conviction due to a previous police chase. The prosecutor said: "Officers were in a patrol vehicle on the M60 at a time there was light rain - the roads were slightly damp and the motorway was modestly busy. The defendant was travelling in lane two and three at speeds of about 75mph. Officers drew alongside his vehicle and noticed he was holding a phone and they could see his thumb using that phone. They decided to stop the vehicle and pulled behind but the car didn't stop and they activated their emergency equipment. The Clio then straddled between some of the lanes and accelerated at speed. It moved towards junction 23 at 85mph and then went up the slip road but the defendant lost control of the vehicle and it collided with some street furniture. He ran from the vehicle but was pursued and detained. During the incident the car reached speeds of 98mph on the motorway and went through a red traffic light at 72mph on the slip road. The vehicle was still moving when he ran off. When officers detained him the defendant made a number of comments saying that he was 'f***ed' and asking: 'how long will I get?' He said he knew he was being stopped because he was on his phone. When he ran away he dropped the device and he asked the officer if they had picked it up." Dolan was sentenced to eight months in a Young Offender Institution.

 


League Cup Returning To Hampden

The Scottish League Cup semi-finals will both be taking place at Hampden Park this season. Last season one of the games was played at the home of Scottish rugby, Murrayfield. Hibernian are to face Celtic on 2nd November, while Heart of Midlothian will be taking on Rangers the day after.

 


Rangers Partner With ISL Champs

Glasgow giants Rangers have announced a partnership with Indian Super League champions Bengalaru FC. The 2 year deal will see the clubs have a scouting link up, Rangers academy players making training trips to India and Rangers holding soccer schools in Bengalaru. Rangers MD Stewart Robertson said: "This partnership opens up Rangers to the vast football community in India and provides a great platform for us to engage with our wider fanbase, and the South Asian communities at home here in Scotland."

 


Botswana Axe Quartet For Drinking

Four players have been axed from Botswana's squad for a friendly against Liberia after they drank alcohol. Head coach Adel Amrouche said: "That (players drinking alcohol) I cannot accept. The players have to respect the badge. I am not happy at all, with the attitude. National duty is not a holiday, we need to change attitudes. I don't care if some people do not like me. Action will be taken. Until they are formally charged, we cannot reveal their names at the moment."
Botswana squad to face Liberia:
Goalkeepers: Wagarre Dikago (Township Rollers), Joseph Gojamang (Security Systems), Lesenya Malapela (Orapa United)
Defenders: Lone Taele (Gilport Lions), Thabo Leinanyane, Thato Kebue and Fortunate Thulare (both Jwaneng Galaxy), Tapiwa Gadiboale (Police XI), Onkarabile Ratanang (Township Rollers), Kaelo Kgaswane (Security Systems), Keabetswe Obonetse (BR Highlanders)
Midfielders: Gape Gagoangwe and Gofaone Mabaya (both Orapa United), Letlhogonolo Senwelo and Mpho Kgomo (both Police XI), Tshepang Molefe (Gilport Lions), Godiraone Modingwane (BDF XI), Tlhalefo Molebatsi, Motsholetsi Sikele (both Township Rollers), Thatayaone Ramatlapeng (Security Systems)
Strikers: Molaodi Tlhalefang (Miscellaneous),Tumisang Orebonye (Township Rollers), Keeagile Kobe (BDF XI).

 


Xhaka Named Captain

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has chosen to replace Laurent Koscielny as club captain with Granit Xhaka, the club's worst player. Xhaka has been an ever-present when fit under Emery and previously Arsene Wenger since his arrival in the Premier League, despite no one other than those two quite figuring out what it is he offers.

 


Roma Ban Fan For Life

Serie A club AS Roma have given a lifetime ban to a supporter after he racially abused defender Juan Jesus on social media. Roma also tweeted an image of the messages, including details of the account, and reported the incident to the police.

Written by Tris Burke September 28 2019 00:14:57

 

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