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Football News: Review Of The Day 15th November 2019

Review Of The Day 15th November 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez has extended his contract until 2023.

Jaume Domenech has extended his deal with Valencia until 2023.

 


Transfers

Houston Dynamo and Minnesota United have completed a trade. Marlon Hairston has joined Minnesota from Houston, while Darwin quintero has moved the opposite way.

Inter Miami have paid £82,000 for Jay Chapman from Toronto FC.

Columbus Crew have signed Darlington Nagbe from Atlanta United from £859,000.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has left LA Galaxy after two years with the team.

Inter Miami have paid $75,000 for defender Grant Lillard from the Chicago Fire.

 


Injury Round-Up

Newcastle United defender and captain Jamaal Lascelles is ruled out until the New Year with a knee injury picked up against Bournemouth.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is ruled out for at least 3 months due to a back problem. The 31 year old requires neurosurgery assessment of the cervical disc herniation to establish the full scale of the injury.

 


Dest To Play For USA

Ajax teenager Sergino Dest has chosen to play for the land of his father, the USA, rather than the country he was born and raised in, the Netherlands. Dest said: "On the American side, a lot of people were happy. (...) But on the other side they were mad. They said I'm raised over there, and why didn't I play for the Netherlands because I'm raised over there, I'm born over there. In soccer it's going different, you know. A lot of things happened. It felt great because everybody was pulling at me, everybody wanted to know an answer, you know? I just took my time and I think I made the right decision. It's my life, and if it's not working out well, I'm the one who is... in trouble. That's the reason why I want to make my own decision."

 


Bogarde Rejected English Clubs

Netherlands Under-17s talent Melayro Bogarde has revealed he turned down English clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal to join TSG Hoffenheim from Feyenoord in the summer of 2018. Bogarde revealed that he was worried about going out on loan, rather than playing for the first team saying: "I thought a lot about not wanting to go out on loan. This would have certainly been the case at these huge clubs. I want to grow big at Hoffenheim. For now, I like it very much, I learn more here than at Feyenoord. The training sessions are very different, much more individual. I train regularly in individual sessions with a coach. At Feyenoord, we did everything together."

 


Sacking Season Begins

Carlisle United have sacked their manager Steven Pressley after 10 months in charge. Carlisle are 19th in League Two, but had begun to look like they were turning things round by winning two of their last three matches. Carlisle chairman Andrew Jenkins said: "Steven has given his all and has worked tirelessly since the day he joined us. We understand the challenges and have supported him throughout, but we haven't seen the evidence of progress we expected or needed to see. This is not something we can allow to continue, so sadly it is time to change, move on and look forward."

 


Silkmen Begin Paying Wages

Ahead of their deadline handed to them by the English Football League, Macclesfield Town began the process of paying their unpaid players and staff. The EFL had revealed that it had previously helped fund July and September's salary payments "through the use of solidarity and basic award payments". Despite the payments, Macclesfield have been charged with misconduct by the EFL for their failure to pay players on time. An EFL statement explained: "As a result of the information provided, the EFL has notified the club of multiple charges related to failing to adhere to the terms of the contracts that are in operation. As a result of the club fulfilling its obligations in respect of playing last night's Leasing.com Trophy fixture, the EFL has released an immediate payment of £30,000 secured through participation in this season's competition to assist in the payment of wages to players and staff."

 


Plymouth Manager Wants Option To Drop Out Of Trophy

Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has hit out at teams that are not trying to win the EFL Trophy and asks for an option for them to drop out. Lowe said: "They've asked the Premier League teams 'do they want to come in?' I think they should ask the Football League clubs 'do they want to go out?' and see where it goes from there. I think you should be only in it if you want to win it and there's certainly clubs in it that don't want to win it, or don't want to get past the group stages. We fulfilled our games with good squads and good players, and players that have played in the following games. I think there needs to be drawing of the line in that department because teams aren't playing full-strength teams."

 


Fletcher Lasts Less Than A Month

Leyton Orient have sacked their manager Carl Fletcher after just 29 days in charge of the League Two side. Fletcher was the eventual repleacement for Justin Edinburgh, after Ross Embleton spent some time as interim manager of the Londoners. Fletcher failed to win a single game during his spell in charge, other than one 4-0 over Grimsby Town while he watched in the stands, prior to taking full charge of the team. Chairman Nigel Travis said: "It's unfortunate for the club that we have parted company with Carl after such a short time, particularly as we are a club that tries to preserve stability. However, we felt this was in the best interests of all parties and we thank him for his hard work and wish him every success in the future."

 


Dundee United Rule Out Sale Of Shankland

Dundee United's head coach Robbie Neilson has dismissed talk of selling Lawrence Shankland in January, despite links with Nottingham Forest. Neilson said: "I don't think there will be any bids getting entertained in January, that is for sure. The owner [Mark Ogren] was over last month and spoke about the importance of keeping Lawrence and making sure that we get ourselves out of this league. Every player has his price but the value of going up would heavily outweigh that, not just financially but also the prestige and with the fans. I expect him to be here at the start of February."

 


Wednesday Charged With Misconduct

The English Football League have charged Sheffield Wednesday with misconduct over the inflated price of their Hillsborough Stadium when they sold it to their owner Dejphon Chansiri. The sale was intended to avoid breaking the EFL's financial fair play rules as the £60m sale enabled them to record a pre-tax profit of £2.5m for the 2017-18 accounting period. The club would have faced a heavy points deduction, up to a maximum of 21 points if the sale had not taken place, due to a loss over three years exceeding £39m. Derby County, Aston Villa and Reading are also being investigated over similar attempts to get round spending rules.

 


Rangers Not Intending To Sell In January

Rangers' new sporting director Ross Wilson has said that, despite announcing losses of £11.3m and admitting they need to raise £10m before the end of the season, they do not need to sell their best players. Wilson said: "We want our best players to stay here as long as they possibly can. We understand that, like every other club in world football, there comes a point when players have to move on to something else for a variety of reasons. We'll be no different to that, but it's certainly not on the horizon in January. The first team has a number of players who could be really interesting for a number of clubs because the club is in a significantly better position than it was before and a lot of that is down to the recruitment and the work Steven and the coaching staff have done with the players. I'm not the chief scout or head of recruitment. We've got a strong recruitment department headed by Andy Scoulding, who I've spent a lot of time with since I came here. We're all going to pull our heads and our contacts together and make sure in every position we have a strong plan. It doesn't matter what position we're talking about, we have to be ready all the time and have a strong scouting plan that can take us across the next three or four transfer windows."

 


Toffees Stadium Backed By Public

Everton's plan for a new stadium at the Bramley-Moore Dock have been backed overwhelmingly by the public. The club have said that 96% of 43,000 people who responded to a public consultation were in favour of the plans. The Toffees plan to submit the plans to Liverpool City Council before the year is out and are looking to be in their new stadium before 2023.

 


Henry Makes An Impact

Former Arsenal, Juventus and Barcelona forward Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact. Henry's only previous management role was an unsuccessful stint with Monaco, the club he started his playing career with, before he was sacked in January. Henry said: "It's a league I know well, in which I had some very nice moments. To be in Quebec, in Montreal, which has an enormous multicultural heritage, it's extraordinary. I've always kept an eye on the club and now I'm here."

Written by Tris Burke November 14 2019 21:40:38

 

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