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Football News: Review Of The Day 16th October 2019

Review Of The Day 16th October 2019
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Morecambe defender Sam Lavelle has agreed a new deal which runs until 2022.


Injury Round-Up

Nigeria's goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been ruled out for a lengthy spell with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and external meniscus suffered during Nigeria's friendly with Brazil on Sunday.

Manchester United have been given a boost as Anthony Martial is set to return to training this week and could be fit to face Liverpool at the weekend.


Bowen Was Looking For New Boss

Mark Bowen has admitted that he was surprised to be offered the job of manager of Reading as he was in the middle of putting together the shortlist of new managers for the club to choose from. Bowen said: "I was stunned to be offered the job as I had started the recruitment myself. I got a phone call after the Bristol City game that the decision had been made [to sack Gomes] by the owner and his associates. I was then asked to go through the process of drawing up a list of candidates. I'd already spoken to two or three, so it hardly rings true as someone who thinks the job's going to come to me. I then got a phone call over the weekend saying the owner had had a look of things and probably wants as little disruption as possible. So it was put to me that the least obtrusive way of doing things was: 'Would you like the job?'."


Derby Duo Avoid Jail

Derby County pair Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have been sentenced to just 180 hours community service, a 12 month community order and banned from driving for two years. They escaped jail, despite fleeing the scene of the accident which led to their arrest. With character references from the likes of Ryan Giggs, you would have thought that would be enough to ensure they got sent down. Chief Inspector Jim Thompson of Derbyshire Police said: "The actions of Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence on that night were reckless, selfish and could easily have led to a loss of life. My officers have to speak to the loved ones of victims of drink drivers and I hope the pair think long and hard about their actions and what could have been."


Sahin Set To Train With Basaksehir

After Turkish midfielder Cenk Sahin was released by St Pauli for posting a message on social media in support of Turkey's invasion of Syria he has been offered the chance to train with his former club Istanbul Basaksehir.


Larsson Is Not Taking Charge Of Shrimpers

League One side Southend United will not be appointing Celtic legend Henrik Larsson as their new manager after Tommy Johnson took a job elsewhere. Tommy Johnson was intended to be head of recruitment, with Johan Mjallby also set to be an assistant. However, after Johnson accepted another offer, both Mjallby and Larsson were out as well. Southend chairman Ron Martin stated: "It was critical to the club that we had an individual, as part of that threesome, who was not only well known to Henrik and Johan but completely familiar with the English leagues. Including all the players from not just League One but the Championship and League Two also. As a consequence of Tommy Johnson withdrawing, all discussions with Henrik Larsson and Johan Mjallby have, unfortunately, come to an end too. The club had identified other individuals in the run up to agreeing terms with Henrik and his proposed colleagues. Those parties remain on our radar and we will resurrect those discussions with every intention of appointing a permanent manager as soon as practically possible."


UEFA Have Opened Proceedings Over The England-Bulgaria Game

There are a number of charges levied following England's visit to Bulgaria, with Bulgaria charged with racist behaviour, throwing of objects, disruption of national anthem and replays on giant screen. England are also facing charges for disruption of national anthem and insufficient number of travelling stewards.


Police Raid Bulgarian FA HQ

Over 20 police officers raided the headquarters of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) in Sofia, just an hour after former Reading goalkeeper Borislav Mihaylov quit as president. A spokeswoman said: "It's about crimes against sport. We're talking about corruption offences, connected to the work of the BFU's referee commission and the appointment of referees on football matches. The investigation is still under way and it's too early to say if there'll be some arrests."


Bulgaria's Keeper Claims Home Fans Behaved Well

Plamen Iliev, Bulgaria's goalkeeper, has claimed that the home fans behaved well and that England players overreacted, despite footage of Nazi salutes and clearly heard racist abuse aimed at England's black players. Iliev told reporters post-match: "If I am honest, I believe they [the fans] behaved well today. There wasn't any abuse [as far as I could hear] and I think they [the England players] overreacted a bit. The public was on a good level - I didn't hear any bad language used towards their or our players."

Written by Tris Burke October 15 2019 22:25:32


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