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Football News: Review Of The Day 29th September 2019

Review Of The Day 29th September 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Transfers

Former Millwall left-back James Meredith has signed on a free transfer for Australian A-League side Perth Glory on a free transfer.

 


Bury Set To Apply To National League

A Bury FC Rescue Board has met and decided to apply to the English fifth tier for next season. Local MP James Frith said: "It was agreed that we will enlist the support of the FA with national meetings with them in the next fortnight, and apply for National League football for the 2020-21 season. This effort builds on our success to agree new ownership with the current owner, our commitment to securing the ground and a club rebuild plan which we will present in the coming weeks. The active credible bidders remain active and credible and we've still all we need to get this done. The winding-up order is for the current owner to address but none of the above is prohibited by this. Whilst there are no guarantees (liquidation remains a possible threat as it always has) there is faith in the process involving the FA. We can confirm, though, that the ground is protected as an asset of community value and that the mayor of Greater Manchester today passed an emergency motion to support all of the above. Bury FC only dies if we walk away and we're not walking away."

 


Celtic Profits Down

Failure to reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in three years has seen Celtic's annual revenue fall by nearly 18% and pre-tax profits fall by £17.3m to £11.3m. £6.2m was spent on buying players, over £10m less that in the previous year's results. Chairman Ian Bankier said: "The financial results for the year demonstrate the robustness of the group's strategy of investment in football operations, whilst maintaining a self-sustaining financial model. This continues to provide a stable platform for football success and shareholder value."

 


Hibs To Lose Head Of Football Ops

Hibernian's head of football operations, George Craig, has announced his decision to retire at the end of the year. Craig joined Hibs in 2014 from a youth development role with the Scottish FA and is likely to be replaced by Graeme Mathie, the head of recruitment. Craig said: "I believed this would be something I would give five years to and we've made significant progress. I am particularly proud of the strides we have made in the development of talented, young, local players through our academy and player development programme."

 


Angel Quits

Just one year after taking over the coach of Equatorial Guinea, Angel Lopez, has quit. Lopez stated: "After an intense season and a wonderful year, I have reached an agreement with the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation and will not continue as head coach of the national team. It has been a fantastic sporting experience and I will always be proud of our achievements on the pitch. Thank you Equatorial Guinea! Thank you Nzalang Nacional! I'm looking for new challenge, nothing else."

 


Walcott Released From Hospital

Everton forward Theo Walcott has been released from hospital following a head injury suffered by blocking a cross with his face. Following lengthy treatment on the pitch he was taking to hospital for scans and an Everton statement read: "The club's medical team will now follow concussion protocols as his recovery continues." Toffees' manager Marco Silva said: "He was knocked out. He went to hospital and had a scan. Now he's in the dressing room taking a shower, and he'll go home to rest."

 


Liverpool Face Carabao Cup Problems

Liverpool are facing investigation from the EFL after fielding midfielder Pedro Chirivella as a substitute in their 2-0 win over MK Dons on Wednesday night. There is a potential administrative issue relating to the Spaniard's international clearance according to a statement from the club.

Written by Tris Burke September 28 2019 21:11:23

 

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