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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th November 2019

Review Of The Day 8th November 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Burnley target man Ashley Barnes has agreed a contract extension which runs until 2022.

Joao Pedro has extended his Cagliari deal to reach 2023.

 


Injury Round-Up

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has undergone surgery on the left elbow he dislocated last month. A Spurs statement read: "Surgery was advised after further reviews by specialists found the elbow remained unstable. Our club captain remains on course to return to training in the early part of next year."

Everton are hopeful that Andre Gomes may play again this season. Manager Marco Silva said of his surgery: "Everything went really well and we hope we can see him playing again this season. It's not easy for us to give an exact date of when he will return but in our mind, and the feedback from our medical staff, is that it is possible. We all saw that moment and it looked like a really serious injury. Obviously, it is not something we can be 100% sure on but there are lots of positives."

 


Bayern Say No To Wenger

Bayern Munich have revealed that they have decided against appointing former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as the replacement for Niko Kovac. According to Bild Bayern said: "Arsène Wenger has called Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon and expressed an interest in the managerial role at FC Bayern. FC Bayern Munich think highly of Arsène Wenger because of his work at Arsenal, but he is not an option as a manager for FC Bayern Munich." Wenger himself has denied he has spoken to Bayern saying: "I never refuse to talk to Bayern Munich because I know these people who lead the club for 30 years. I was nearly going to Bayern a long, long time ago. At the moment, I haven't talked to them at all. We have not talked to each other and I don't know [if we will]."

 


Macc Players Go On Strike As Buyer Appears On Horizon

Macclesfield Town players and some staff have gone on strike over unpaid wages and could cost the club a place in both this year's and next season's FA Cup. Macc are due to play Kingstonian in the first round of the cup on Sunday but are intending to refuse to play, unless they are paid October's wages. Rule 7 (d) of the FA Cup rule states: "A club failing to give satisfactory reason for withdrawing from the competition shall in addition to any other action considered appropriate not be allowed to enter the competition in the following season and shall be liable to such fine as the professional game board considers appropriate." Things might well be looking up for the club as local businessman Joe Sealey, the son of former Manchester United goalkeeper Les, has revealed an interest in buying the stricken club. Sealey told the BBC: "People are not being paid, there's no security. No one knows what's going on. I think we can change that. We think we can sustain the club, help build it and grow it. Macclesfield is a local club. It's never, in my opinion, going to be Premier League. I've been in contact with the chairman and owner and the manager of the football club. I live locally so most of the people involved with the club we've spoken to, including the lawyers."

 


Hodges Leaves Argyle

After over 40 years with the southern club, Plymouth Argyle legend Kevin Hodges has left the club. The 59 year old made his debut in 1978, before going on to play a club-record 620 games and then becoming manager between 1998 and 2000. He has since worked in a Football in the Community role before moving into youth coaching in 2010, eventually graduating to become academy director, a post he has now left.

 


Shrimpers Choose Adams To Replace Bentley

Derek Adams, who was sacked by Plymouth Argyle earlier this year, has been chosen by Morecambe to be their new manager. Morecambe's previous manager, the long-serving Jim Bentley resigned to take over at AFC Fylde. Morecamble currently sit bottom of the English Football League, level on points with Stevenage who are 23rd.

 


34 Charged Over Disorder

The end of last season saw MK Dons beat Mansfield Town at Stadium MK to ensure they gained automatic promotion while Mansfield dropped into the play-offs in League Two. Following the game fans invaded the pitch and trouble ensued. Police have now charged 34 people, aged between 15 and 56, with 138 offences. The charges include assaulting an emergency worker and throwing a missile.

 


4 Saints Receive Bans

Four Southampton fans have been banned after being found guilty of taunting Cardiff City fans with aeroplane gestures in the wake of Emiliano Sala's death in a plane crash. The four men, Adam Holbrook, William Kinley, Jake Carman and Mark Ferrett, are banned from attending Southampton and England games for 3 years.

 


McInnes Dismisses Potters Talk

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has no idea where the reports came from linking him with Stoke City. McInnes said: "I know nothing about it, I wasn't even aware of it until I got told this morning. There is absolutely nothing in that. I've got enough going on here to deal with. We are looking to get our third win in a row and hopefully go into the international break feeling better about ourselves."

 


Abuse Sees Hibs Director Resign

Hibernian's supporter director Tracey Smith has resigned due to the abuse aimed at her and staff at the struggling SPFL club. Smith said: "I will always be proud to support this great club and know we have the right people in charge. It's been an honour and a privilege to be able to be called a director of Hibernian Football Club." She also referred to the abuse as "relentless".

 


Kamara Suspended

Teenage Sierra Leone striker Musa Noah Kamara has been suspended for the country's next 2 internationals. Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) spokesperson Ibrahim Kamara said: "Kamara has been suspended because he lied to the Leone Stars technical team. He was excused not to travel with Leone Stars to Kono in the east of Sierra Leone to play a friendly warm-up match after he reported that his uncle had died only for him to show up in a non-division community league match in Freetown to play for one of the teams in the competition." Kamara made the news back in August after he asked Swedish club Trelleborgs to cancel his contract just one week after he had signed for them, claiming the weather was too cold for him.
Sierra Leone's overseas-based players:
Goalkeepers: Solomon Zombo Morris (Tolouse Rodeo, France) , John Tyre (Scarborough SC, Canada)
Defenders: Mustapha Dumbuya (Phoenix Rising, USA) Hassan Sesay (HIFK, Finland), Ali Sesay (Arda Kadzali, Bulgaria), Umaru Bangura (FC Zurich) Usman Kakay (Patrick Thistle, Scotland)
Midfielders; John Kamara (Keshla FC, Azerbaijan), Kwame Quee (Vikingur, Iceland), Ibrahim Conteh (Pursipura, Indonesia), Abdul Sesay (OLS, Finland)
Forwards: Mohamed Buya Turay (Djurgarden, Sweden), George Kweku Davies (St. Pultin, Austria), Kei Kamara (Colarado Rapids, USA), Mustapha Bundu (Aarhus GF, Denmark)

 


Kurt Zouma's Brother Set For International Debut

Lionel Zouma, the older brother of Chelsea defender Kurt, has been called up by the Central African Republic for their internationals next week. France-born Lionel qualifies for CAR through his parents, who emigrated to France from the African nation.

 


Milosevic Claims There Is No Racism In Serbia

Former Aston Villa striker, now Partizan Belgrade manager, Savo Milosevic has claimed that there is no problem with racism there, despite his side's stadium being closed due to racist abuse, bitter Belgrade rivals Red Star being banned and the Serbian national team being sanctioned over racism in the past month. Milosevic claimed: "I can honestly tell you, we don't have a problem with racism. We don't have in our ministry any commission to treat that problem because we don't have it in our country. That is my standing. I can only say that. I can only fight for these things. But, as I said so many times, we don't have a problem in Serbia with racism."

 


Potters Makes Official Approach To O'Neill

Stoke City have made an official approach to Northern Ireland in an attempt to appoint their manager Michael O'Neill as the replacement for recently sacked Nathan Jones. O'Neill has led NI for eight years, leading them to Euro 2016 in that time. O'Neill said of the interest: "It is always flattering. It is better to be linked than not linked, let's be honest. It it is not a distraction for me. It is something that has been ongoing for a number of years, and the focus has been on preparing for next week's games. As I have always said, if and when a situation arises, then you look at that scenario at that moment in time. But right now, my focus is obviously on the two games that lie ahead."

 


PSG Hit Out At Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director Leonardo has criticised Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane's tappin up through the media of Kylian Mbappe. Zidane, as Madrid begin their campaign to sign Mbappe in the summer, said that it was Mbappe's "dream to play for Real Madrid". Leonardo responded: "Honestly, it's a bit irritating, it's annoying. It's not the first time this has happened. Kylian is a very important player for us. Now is not the time to destabilise him. [Mbappe] is a player who has two and a half years left on his contract with us, so to talk about what he wants, his 'dream', every time... if we can just stop this, pause this talk."

 


Police Officer Charged With Atkinson Murder

Two police officers have been charged over the death of retired former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson. The 48 year old died after being tasered while restrained by police officers at his father's house in 2016. One officer has been charged with murder and another with assault causing actual bodily harm over the incident.

 


Southgate Names England Squad

England manager Gareth Southgate has picked a larger than usual 27 man squad ahead of a pair of Euro 2020 qualifiers as there were a a couple of injury doubts.
England squad:
Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester City), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham)
Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

Written by Tris Burke November 07 2019 21:18:10

 

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