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Football News: Review Of The Day 25th October 2019

Review Of The Day 25th October 2019
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Ipswich Town have given defender James Wilson an 18 month contract extension.

Martin Dubravka signs a new 6 year contract with Newcastle United.



Chris Taylor's signing for Bradford City has been cancelled due to a registration issue due to appearing for Barrow as a trialist in an FA Lancashire Cup tie.

Dundee have signed Celtic's Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conor Hazard on an emergency loan.

Goalkeeper Mark Howard has joined Salford City on an emergency loan from Blackpool.


Injury Round-Up

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Romain Vincelot has become the first footballer to have hip resurfacing surgery similar to the operation Scottish tennis player Andy Murray underwent. Vincelot had not played since August and told the club's official website: "It's unbearable just now but the good news is there is a solution. Andy Murray had it. I follow him quite a lot now and I thought it was so brilliant to see him win the championship he won the other day. You can relate the movements in tennis to football quite a lot - it's a lot of acceleration, deceleration and change of direction. The surgeon doesn't think it's been done in football before so I don't know about the timeframe for my recovery but thankfully I have Andy Murray to look at. I'm very excited about the surgery. I feel so good in the rest of my body so to have this solved will be like a new chapter for me."

Charlton Athletic's Welsh international midfielder Jonny Williams has had a knee operation to fix the injury he suffered against Derby County on Saturday. Addicks manager Lee Bowyer said: "It is disappointing because he has been doing well for us and flying. It is a minimum eight weeks and then we have to get him fit."


Johnson Facing Misconduct Charge

The Football Association have charged Bristol City manager Lee Johnson with misconduct after he was alleged to have used abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official. The incident happened at the end of Bristol's 3-0 defeat by Luton Town on Saturday.


Libyan Coach Quits

Jalal Damja has quit his job as as head coach of the Libyan national team after his technical team were sacked by the football federation. Damja said: "I submitted my resignation because the circumstances were difficult."


Age Concerns No Impediment To Gambia Selection

Bakary Jatta has been through a lot in his (possibly) short life. Jatta arrived in Germany as a refugee and has been playing for Hamburg since 2016, but earlier this year his identity was investigated after claims he was much older than his registered age of 21. Jatta was cleared and that has led to him being called up by his country Gambia.
The Gambia's provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Modou Jobe (Jeddah FC, Saudi Arabia), Sheikh Sibi (Virtus Verona, Italy), Baboucarr Gaye (SG Wattenscheid, Germany), Alagie Nyabally (GPA)
Defenders: Pa Modou Jagne (FC Zürich, Switzerland), Ibou Touray (Salford City, England), Omar Colley (Sampdoria, Italy), Mohammed Mbye (Mjällby, Sweden), Bubacarr Sanneh (Göztepe, Turkey), Sulayman Bojang (Kongsvinger IL, Norway), Ngine Faye Njie (Gamtel), Hamidou Bojang (Real de Banjul), Alieu Jatta (Casa Sports, Senegal)
Midfielders: Alasana Manneh (Górnik Zabrze, Poland), Dawda Ngum (FC Roskilde, Denmark), Ebou Adams (Forest Green, England), Ebrima Sohna (Unattached), Sulayman Marreh (KAS Eupen, Belgium), Hamza Barry (Hajduk Split, Croatia), Ablie Jallow (AC Ajaccio, France), Ebrima Colley (Atalanta, Italy), Sheriff Sinyan (Lillestrøm, Norway), Bun Sanneh (Génération Foot, Senegal)
Forwards: Modou Barrow (Denizlispor, Turkey), Assan Ceesay (FC Zürich, Switzerland), Bubacarr JOBE (Mjällby, Sweden), Ali Sowe (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria), Bubacarr 'Steve' Trawally (Ajman, UAE), Adama Jammeh (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Muhammed Badamosi (FUS Rabat, Morocco), Musa Barrow (Atalanta, Italy), Bakery Jatta (Hamburger SV, Germany), Nuha Marong Krubally (Racing Santander, Spain), Musa Jawara (FC Bologna, Italy), Kalifa Manneh (Carrarese, Italy), Lamin Jallow (Salernitana, Italy)


China To Host Expanded FIFA World Cup

The 2021 FIFA Club World Cup is to become what FIFA president Gianni Infantino describes as the first real and true club world cup. Previous editions have been contested between 7 teams but will be expanded to 24 contestants for June 2021. There are concerns over European participation, after the European Club Association expressed its unhappiness over the expanded tournament.


UEFA Charges

Both Club Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain have been charged due to their Champions League match on Tuesday. Brugge have been charged over blocked stairways, while PSG are facing charges of setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects. PSG were also fined 5,750 euros for their match on 1st October against Galatasaray in Turkey due to the setting off of fireworks.


Juve Set For Financial Boost

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli got the backing of 99.97% of shareholders present at a meeting where he asked for a 300m euro capital investment to allow the club to keep pace with clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester United. Juve made a loss of 39.9m euros last season, but Agnelli unveiled a 5 year plan to close the financial gap. Agnelli told shareholders: "The objective of this capital increase is the future development in a wide-ranging horizon. We must imagine this season as a new year zero, with the desire and determination to think big. We must be extremely proud of our development and our growth rates, but we must keep with the pace. These numbers seem enormous when compared to the Italian reality, but our point of reference is the great European clubs."

Written by Tris Burke October 24 2019 20:40:16


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