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Football News: Review Of The Day 4th October 2019

Review Of The Day 4th October 2019
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Young right-back Colin Dagba has signed a new 5 year deal with Paris Saint-Germain. Teenage French keeper Garissone Innocent has agreed a 4 year deal.

Elche winger Josan has a 3 year deal.

German defender Christian Gross has signed a 2 year deal with Werder Bremen.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn has extended his deal with the club to run until 2022.

Luton Town goalkeeper James Shea has signed a contract extension.

Liam Donnelly has extended his Motherwell contract until 2022.



Former West Ham United and Watford midfielder Valon Behrami has been released by FC Sion.

Free agent former Rangers and Leicester City striker Joseph Dodoo has signed for Bolton Wanderers until the end of the season.


Injury Round-Up

Exeter City striker Nicky Ajose is set to have surgery on a troublesome knee injury. The former Leeds United forward has been on the sidelines for a month due to a cartilage problem which they had tried to manage with injections. Manager Matt Taylor said: "When the surgeon goes in there and sees the extent of the damage it'll determine how long he's out for, but we're not expecting it to be a long one. He's signed a long contract, we've got him for a number of seasons and he's going to be a good player when he gets fit and firing. Any footballer who's had a long career will have had a number of little nicks in terms of their cartilage. Sometimes they've got to be treated through injections and rest, other times it's minor surgery."


Spotland Evacuated

Rochdale's Spotland stadium had to be evacuated after the police were called in to deal with a suspicious package. Staff were evacuated, the ground closed, a cordon put in place and a number of nearby roads were closed off.


Wales Pick Lawrence

Despite being involved in a drink-driving incident last month, Derby County's Tom Lawrence has been included by Wales in their latest squad.
Wales squad:
Hennessey, Ward; A Davies, Gunter, A Williams, B Davies, Taylor, C Roberts, Ampadu, Mepham, Lockyer, Rodon, Ramsey, Allen, J Williams, Wilson, Smith, James, Vaulks, Morrell, Bale, Vokes, Lawrence, T Roberts, Matondo, Moore.


Giggs Not The Only One Without Morals

Just to prove that football is only bothered about if a player is any good, rather than if he is the absolute scum of the earth or not, Derby County manager Phillip Cocu picked both Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett to face Barnsley. Cocu denied it means that the pair are escaping punishment and instead ludicrously claimed it was a chance for them to give something back.


Harris Quits

Millwall manager Neil Harris and his assistant David Livermore have quit the beleagured London club. The Lions have not won in 7 league matches and sit in 18th place. Chairman John Berylson said: "I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to Neil for all of his hard work, commitment, determination and inarguable success. Neil's achievements ensure that he is listed alongside some of the club's greatest-ever managers, furthering his legendary standing at Millwall. He has laid tremendous foundations from which the club can continue to build on in the months and years ahead. Neil's name is synonymous with Millwall and he has always had the very best interests of the club at heart, managing with great pride, honour and integrity, and he departs with the best wishes of everyone connected with the Lions."


Rangers Charity Honoured

In news that is sure to delight all Celtic fans, Rangers Charity foundation has been awarded 'The Social Responsibility of a Football Club, Role Model Award' at the Football Is More International CSR Conference in Switzerland. The very catchily named award has previously been won by Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG.


Six Names Pogba In Guinea Squad

Paul Pogba's older brother Florentin has been recalled by new Guinea manager Didier Six.
Guinea squad:
Goalkeepers: Aly Kéita (Ostersunds, Sweden), Moussa Camara (Horoya), Elie Ouendeno (Haifa)
Defenders: Florentin Pogba (Atlanta United, USA), Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse FC, France), Ernest Seka (Nancy, France), Augustin Simon Falette (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Pa Konate (GIF Sundsvall, Sweden), Julian Jeanvier (Brendford, England), Antoine Conte (Petar Jerusalem, Israel)
Midfielders: Amadou Diawara (Napoli, Italy), Ibrahima Sory Conté (Beroe, Bulgaria), Naby Keita (Liverpool, England), Baissama Sankoh (Caen, France), Mady Camara (Olympiakos, Greece)
Forwards: François Kamano (Bordeaux, France), Mohamed Yattara (Auxerre, France), Sory Kaba (FC Midtjylland, Denmark), Demba Camara (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Seydouba Soumah (Partizan Belgrade, Serbia), Jules Keita (Lens, France), Alhassane Bangoura (Vancouver White Caps, Canada)


Benatia Quits International Football

Morocco centre back Medhi Benatia has announced his retirement from international football after 62 appearances for his national side. Benatia said: "In more than 10 years since being selected, I experienced joy and sorrow but what I will remember most is the love of the Moroccan people."


England Call Up Chelsea Duo

Chelsea duo Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have been called up by England head coach Gareth Southgate, but there is no place for Manchester City's Kyle Walker, Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli or Manchester United's Jesse Lingard.
England squad:
Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham)
Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)


Juve Legend Hangs Up His Boots

Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio has announced his retirement from playing at the age of 33 after an injury-hit spell at Zenit St Petersburg. Marchisio played nearly 400 times for hometown club Juventus and won 55 caps for Italy. Marchisio, who was nicknamed 'The Little Prince', said: "I'm a kid from Turin who dreamed of playing for Juve and who did it."


Anderlecht Make Backroom Changes

Vincent Kompany's disastrous start to life as Anderlecht player-manager has seen the club make more changes in an attempt to help him out. Technical director Frank Arnesen has left the club, while Simon Davies has been demoted back to assistant coach, as the club's former manager Frank Vercauteren has been brought in as head coach. Anderlecht are currently 13th out of 16 teams, with just one win in 9 games following Kompany's appointment.


Aubameyang Hits Back

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit back at claims from Borussian Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke that he left the German club for money. Watzke had told a German newspaper: "Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who plays great at Arsenal, will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays he will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television." Aubameyang responded by writing on social media: "Better for you I never talk about why I really left Dortmund Mr Watzke. You are such a clown. I remember that time you said we never gonna sell Ousmane [Dembele], then you saw more than £100m, you were the first to take that money. Don't talk about money please. Leave me alone please."


UEFA Charge Citeh

Manchester City are facing a charge from UEFA for the "throwing of objects" by their fans during the 2-0 Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday. Zagreb are also facing the same charge, as well as one of "acts of damages" at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. There is also a charge of improper conduct of the team for Red Star Belgrade after they picked up more than 5 cards in their match against Olympiakos. Olympiakos themselves are in trouble over a late kick off and the unveiling of a banner by fans which is deemed to be racist.

Written by Tris Burke October 03 2019 20:56:27


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