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Football News: Review Of The Day 2nd October 2019

Review Of The Day 2nd October 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Luke Ayling has signed a new contract with Leeds United.

 


Transfers

Former Derby County midfielder Giles Barnes has signed for Hyderabad in the Indian Super League. The 31 year old was a free agent and will now be working with former Hull City manager Phil Brown, who is in charge there.

Lamine Diaby-Fadiga has been sacked by OGC Nice after admitting stealing a £62,000 watch from team-mate Kasper Dolberg. A Nice statement explained: "Nice and Lamine Diaby-Fadiga parted ways on Tuesday. Following the theft of Kasper Dolberg's watch from the changing room, and the subsequent admission of the player, the club decided to cancel its contract with the forward with immediate effect. Above and beyond all sporting and financial consideration, Nice cannot and will not accept such behaviour that betrays the confidence that unites all the club's employees and all the members of the Rouge et Noir [Red and Black] family."

 


Injury Round-Up

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been ruled out of Wednesday night's Champions League match against RB Salzburg.

 


Orient And Vale Face FA Charges

League Two sides Leyton Orient and Port Vale have been charged by the Football Association over an on-pitch melee between the two sets of players. Both clubs have been charged with failing to ensure players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

 


Celtic Legend In Southend Talks

Former Barcelona, Manchester United and Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has finally been confirmed to be in talks over taking charge at Southend United. The 48 year old has been spotted watching the Shrimpers in the stands in the last couple of games, launching rumours he was in talks with the club as a replacement for Kevin Bond, who resigned on 6th September. Southend chairman Ron Martin said: "I said when Kevin Bond departed that there would be no 'knee-jerk' reactions and his replacement wouldn't be instantaneous. We know the qualities within the manager that we are looking for, but the combination of those characteristics or persons are not always available and its right we carry out, as we are, proper due diligence in arriving at the right choice. Henrik Larsson is obviously one of the individuals that we have been interviewing, but he is not the only candidate and no decision has been made as I write this statement. I maintain we have a good squad of very capable players but they need direction and certainty too. It's my wish to get through this process this week but I have to be clear that in making that decision I have more than one eye on the future in my aspirations for our club. This has been a factor as to why I have looked further afield than some of the merry-go-round of English managers."

 


Nigeria Unable To Convince Chelsea Duo

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that he has attempted to convince Chelsea youngsters Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to commit their international future to Nigeria. Both players are eligible for the Super Eagles and England, Abraham even has two caps for the full England side in friendlies, but Rohr was hoping to tempt them to turn out for Nigeria. Rohr admitted to the BBC: "They are both interesting players, but we have made our immediate plans without Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori. They are not interested in discussing their international options at the moment and we need to respect that. It is also significant to note that Abraham has been assured that he will be in the England squad. Tomori is a very good friend of our player Ola Aina (ex-Chelsea and England youth international) and he said he does not want to discuss this for now. We have to focus on what we have and not lose focus about what people say all the time."

 


Juve Makes Fresh Attempt To Get Title Stripped From Inter

Juventus have once more appealed to have the 2005-6 Serie A title stripped from Inter Milan, a year in which Juve actually finished top of the table. The title was revoked after five Italian teams were penalised during the Calciopoli scandal of influencing results, including AC Milan, who finished second that year and Juve. Third-placed Inter were given the title but Juve have tried numerous times to get the title stripped and not given to anyone. This time Juve have appealed to the Italian Olympic Committee's Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport tribunal.

 


Scotland Look Down The Leagues

Scotland manager Steve Clarke has called up Lawrence Shankland from Scottish Championship side Dundee United, as he looks to turn around his poor start as manager of his home country.
Squad
Goalkeepers: Craig MacGillivray (Portsmouth), David Marshall (Wigan Athletic), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland).
Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Michael Devlin (Aberdeen), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Charlie Mulgrew (Wigan Athletic), Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock), Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic).
Midfielders: Ryan Christie (Celtic), John Fleck (Sheffield United), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United).
Forwards: Oliver Burke (Alaves), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United), Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City), Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United).

 


FA Investigate Allegation Of Racial Abuse

The Football Association is to speak to Leeds United and Charlton Athletic after an allegation of racial discrimination was made. The incident, which involved Leeds' Spanish keeper Kiko Casilla and Charlton forward Jonathan Leko, is believed to have happened on Saturday during Charlton's 1-0 win over Leeds. A Charlton statement read: "Charlton Athletic can confirm that an allegation of racial abuse directed at Jonathan Leko by an opposing player during Saturday's game against Leeds United was reported to referee John Brooks. The club will support Leko throughout the process and will not be making any further comment until the investigation is concluded."

 


Serie D Club Fire Coach Over Facebook Rant

Italian Serie D club Grosseto have fired their youth coach Tommaso Casalini after he went on a facebook rant about teenage eco-activist Greta Thunberg, which included calling the 16 year old Swede a "wh**e". Casalini wrote: "This wh**e! A 16-year-old can take a pounding, she's at the right age." He did later apologise, but it was too late to save his job.

Written by Tris Burke October 01 2019 20:42:38

 

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