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Football News: Review Of The Day 17th October 2019

Review Of The Day 17th October 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul is now contracted until 2024.

Jose Mari is now contracted to Cadiz until 2022.

Major League Soccer team Chicago Fire have given new one year deals to a trio of players. Mike Azira, Fabian Herbers and Jeremiah Gutjahr are all confirmed for next season.

 


Transfers

Spanish forward Rodri has signed for Bristol City.

Eintracht Frankfurt winger Nicolai Muller has moved to Australian A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers.

Former Aston Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason has signed for Qatari side Al Arabi.

 


Injury Round-Up

Shrewsbury Town have lost striker Callum Lang to a a foot injury. Lang, on-loan from Wigan Athletic, has had to have a foot operation after fracturing his metatarsal. Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts said: "Langy has started really well for us and has been a great addition. It's a real disappointment that he'll be out of action for a while. We'll give him support to make sure that he comes back stronger. But we have really good options in the forward line. This gives someone else a chance to step up."

Former Everton youngster Calum Dyson has been forced to retire due to an ankle injury. The 23 year old, who had joined Plymouth Argyle from Everton in summer 2018, said: "Being told to retire from your dream is hard to take, but grateful to have achieved that dream. Looking forward to finding the right thing to do in the next chapter of my life now."

Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea is a doubt for Sunday's Premier League game against Liverpool. De Gea suffered a hamstring problem playing for his country against Sweden in a Euro 2020 qualifier. Definitely out of the match is Paul Pogba, who has been suffering for a foot problem for a while.

Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin has been ruled out until the new year after surgery on a thigh injury. The summer signing has only managed 2 appearances for the Toffees, after breaking down in training on 23 August.

 


Orient Appoint Fletcher

League Two's Leyton Orient have appointed Carl Fletcher as new head coach, replacing interim coach Ross Embleton, who had been in charge since the sad death of previous manager Justin Edinburgh. Orient chaiman Nigel Travis said: "Carl brings not only plenty of football experience but also the modern skills in managing a football team through the last seven years at Bournemouth. I want to thank Ross for the outstanding job he has done filling the gap during the last several months. He has handled the circumstances with a sensitivity and a skill that very few could match."

 


Bowyer Given 3 Match Ban

Lee Bowyer has been given a 3 match touchline ban by the Football Association. The Charlton Athletic manager admitted a charge of improper conduct and/or questioning the integrity of a match official in a 2-1 defeat against Swansea City. Bowyer will be in the stands for games against Derby County, Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion.

 


Celtic Appoint Hammond

Unsurprisingly, following his short-term appointment with Celtic, Nick Hammond has been appointed as head of football operations. Hammond has worked as director of football at Reading and technical director at West Bromwich Albion in the past and joined Celtic as a recruitment consultant in June. Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said: "This is a hugely important role. And in Nick we have appointed a man who we know will deliver excellent results. His wealth of knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to Celtic going forward."

 


Bulgarian Police Arrest 6

Bulgarian police have arrested six of the fifteen fans they believe were responsible for racially abusing England's black players. Anti-discrimination body Fare have claimed about 20 stewards took off their high visibility jackets and joined in the racist abuse and Nazi salutes that Bulgarian ultras were making. Fare said: "It is common practice in Eastern Europe. They use security from fan groups as they know their own people. That's the idea but it's not the idea to take off bibs and join in. There in lies the problem in some countries. Some of the policing is not fit for purpose. We have called for Uefa to kick Bulgaria out of the competition."

 


La Liga Want To Switch Clasico

The league match between Barcelona and Real Madrid later this month, which is due to be held in Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium, is in doubt due to the civil unrest in Catalonia after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday. La Liga have requested that the game be switched to Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium and the return game in March would be played in Barcelona.

 


Lazio Hit With Racism Punishment

The UEFA Europa League match between Lazio and Stade Rennais has led to Lazio being punished by a partial stadium closure for the next game they host in UEFA competition. They have also been given a suspended sentence of a full stadium closure, which is suspended for a probationary period of 1 year. There has also been a fine of 20,000 euros.

Written by Tris Burke October 16 2019 22:17:51

 

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