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Football News: Review Of The Day 6th November 2019

Review Of The Day 6th November 2019
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Former Everton defender Ashley Williams has extended his short term deal with Bristol City to run until the end of the season.


Injury Round-Up

Schalke's Senegalese international defender Salif Sane has undergone surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be out for up to four months while he recuperates.


EFL Should Pay Bury Reparations

The House of Commons select committee inquiry into Bury's demise has concluded that the English Football League should be made to pay reparations to Bury for loss of earnings. The committee also recommended the EFL should apologise to staff and fans of the club due to the expulsion from League One. There have also been a number of changes suggested, including:
The FA, EFL and Premier League should establish a supporters' ombudsman to hear concerns about how clubs are being run.
A reformed owners' and directors' test which would disqualify a buyer with a record of corporate insolvency.
A ban on club borrowing against fixed assets such as stadiums.
A formal and enforceable licensing system for professional clubs, as previously recommended back in 2011's report on Football Governance.


Preston Drop Stoke Complaint

Preston North End have decided to drop their formal complaint against Stoke City for an alleged illegal approach to Preston manager Alex Neil. North End reported the Potters to the EFL on Saturday but have now decided to drop the issue after Neil reiterated his commitment to stay put.


DR Congo Make Squad Revisions

DR Congo revised squad:
Goalkeepers: Joel Kiassumbua (Servette, Switzerland), Jackson Lunaga (AS Vita Club), Timothy Bruce Fayulu (FC Sion, France)
Defenders: Mukoko Amale (DC Motema Pembe), Jordan Ikoko (Ludogorets, Bulgaria), Christian Luiyndama (Galatasaray, Turkey), Marcel Tisserand (Wolfsburg, Germany), Chancel Mbemba (FC Porto, Portugal), Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United, England), Fabrice Nsakala (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Wilfred Moke (MKE Ankaragucu, Turkey), Glody Ngonda Muzinga (Dijon, France)
Midfielders: Giannelli Imbula (Lecce, Italy), Samuel Moutoussamy (Nantes, France), Paul-Jose Mpoku (Standard Liege, Belgium), Neeskens Kebano (Fulham, England), Chadrac Akolo (Amiens FC, France)
Forwards: Jordan Botaka (Saint Truiden, Belgium), Yannick Bolasie (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Dieumerci Ndongala (Genk, Belgium), Jody Lukoki (Ludogorets, Bulgaria), Cedric Bakambu (Beijing Guoan, China), Jackson Muleka (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Nelson Balongo (Sint-Truiden, Belgium), Jonathan Bolingi (AS Eupen, Belgium)


South Africa Arrive With Squad Of Just 12

South Africa have travelled to Egypt with just 12 players for the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, which begins on Friday. A number of South African clubs have refused to release players before Monday's opening of FIFA's international window. Despite pleas from the SA Football Association and head coach David Notoane, clubs such as Cape Town City, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United have declined all requests to let their players join up with the squad. A decision was made to stand by the names chosen, leaving the squad short of players for their first match on Saturday, though they are hopeful of two European-based players being released and that the captain, Tercious Malepe, will be there as he has picked up a 2 match ban for a sending off.


Nigerian Corruption Case Dropped

The corruption case against five officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, including its president Amaju Pinnick, has been dropped. All 16 charges have been dismissed following the dissolution of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) that had filed the charges. The SPIP was closed down by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari after there were allegations of corruption against the chairman of the SPIP, Okoi Obono-Obla.


Moyes Not Interested In Edinburgh Jobs

Former Everton, Sunderland, West Ham United and Manchester United boss David Moyes has dismissed talk of him taking either of the Heart of Midlothian or Hibernian managers' jobs as he is "not interested". Moyes said: "Hopefully someday I may well come back - but at the moment it's not just now. Ultimately it is football management and it happens. But no, neither job would be of any interest to me. I wouldn't say I wouldn't move back to Scotland. Scotland is my love and Glasgow is where I'm from." However one of Moyes' former players, Alan Stubbs, has admitted he would be interested in a return to the Hibs job: "I did leave too quick. I really enjoyed my time there - it's a great club. You can never say never. I'd be interested. It's sad to see both Edinburgh clubs in the situation that they're in right now. They'll be two lucky managers that go into two really good clubs."


Tierney Out Of Scotland Squad

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has pulled out of the Scotland squad with an ongoing issue according to Scotland's head coach Steve Clarke. Clarke told the BBC: "Arsenal asked us not to select him. Kieran has an ongoing issue that Arsenal are keen to address in the next international break. It's a little bit frustrating. It's obviously frustrating for Kieran as well, but we've got good cover in that position."
Scotland squad
Goalkeepers: Craig MacGillivray (Portsmouth), David Marshall (Wigan Athletic), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland)
Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Michael Devlin (Aberdeen), Declan Gallagher (Motherwell), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock), Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic)
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), 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)
Forwards: Oliver Burke (Alaves)*, James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (AFC Bournemouth), Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United), Steven Naismith (Hearts), Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United)
*On loan from West Bromwich Albion


Spurs Appeal Son Red

Tottenham Hotspur have appealed against the red card awarded to their South Korean forward Son Heung-Min for his challenge on Everton midfielder Andre Gomes. Referee Martin Atkinson initially showed a yellow before changing his mind and producing a red card instead. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said: "It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards. It is unbelievable to see a red card." However the Premier League said of the decision: "The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player, which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge." Gomes suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle after Son's challenge.


Verona React To Balotelli Comments

Verona have reacted to comments made by the head of their ultras fan groups, Luca Castellini, regarding Brescia forward Mario Balotelli, by banning the ultra for 11 years. Castellini had said that Balotelli could "never be completely Italian". Verona said the comments were "seriously" against the "ethical principles and values of our club". Serie A have also ordered the closing of the Poltrone Est stand for one match over the racist abuse Balotelli received which preceded Castellini's comments in a radio interview. Sadly Verona city councillor Andrea Bacciga has condemned Balotelli, accusing him of defaming the city and called for the player to "face justice".

Written by Tris Burke November 05 2019 22:13:49


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