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Football News: Review Of The Day 17th November 2019

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

 



Contracts

Newport County's Irish striker Padraig Amond has signed a contract extension which keeps him at the club until 2022.

 


Transfers

Portland Timbers have released Argentine winger Brian Fernandez.

Real Zaragoza have taken Espanyol winger Javi Puado on loan.

Free agent defender Paul Caddis has returned to Swindon Town after a gap of 7 years away.

 


Injury Round-Up

Liverpool duo Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson have withdrawn from England's squad. Gomez has picked up a knee injury in training, while Henderson has a viral infection.

 


EFL Trophy Draw

South Section
Colchester United v Stevenage
Walsall v Chelsea Under-21s
Brighton & Hove Albion Under-21s v Newport County
Portsmouth v Northampton
MK Dons v Coventry City
Exeter v Oxford United
Peterborough v Ipswich
Bristol Rovers v Leyton Orient
North Section
Port Vale v Mansfield Town
Accrington Stanley v Bolton Wanderers
Leicester City Under-21s v Doncaster Rovers
Salford City v Wolverhampton Wanderers Under-21s
Everton Under-21s v Fleetwood Town
Manchester City Under-21s v Shrewsbury Town*
Blackpool v Scunthorpe United
Manchester United Under-21s v Tranmere Rovers*

 


Shrews Get Whitehead

Former Stoke City and Sunderland midfielder Dean Whitehead has left his post coaching Huddersfield Town's Under-19s to join the first team staff at Shrewsbury Town. Whitehead ended his playing days with Huddersfield in 2018 and moved into coaching with the Terriers. He replaces Joe Parkinson, who left last week.

 


Bluebirds Turn To Former Wall Man

Cardiff City have appointed Neil Harris as their new manager on a contract running until 2022. The former Millwall manager replaces Neil Warnock and brings in his former assistant at Millwall David Livermore to help him. Cardiff's owner Vincent Tan said: "I am pleased to appoint Neil as first-team manager of the club. I have full confidence in Neil due to his principles on and off the pitch and enthusiasm to succeed. I am glad to offer him this opportunity and look forward to seeing what he is capable of achieving with Cardiff City."

 


Hearts Announce Profit

Despite a disappointing season in the league, Heart of Midlothian have announced a profit of £2.9m in their annual results. Turnover has risen by over 20%, an extra £2.9m in income, though that was swallowed up, in large part, by staff costs rising by £2.2m to £8.2m. Owner Ann Budge said: "We have once again achieved our major objective which was to grow our revenues profitably. It was another challenging year both on and off the pitch, however, we continued to focus on our core values and have delivered a very positive financial performance. We remain focussed on achieving our long-term objective of building a financially stable operation, with the infrastructure, vision and people in place, to ensure the ongoing successful development of our club. Once again, we have recorded a strong financial performance, while continuing to invest for the future, both on and off the pitch." The club was helped by 'exceptional donations' of £3.25m with fans group Foundation of Hearts continuing to invest money into the club.

 


Dom Has Brain Surgery

Former Leeds United and Liverpool defender Dominic Matteo has had brain surgery on a tumour. A Liverpool statement read: "The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Dom, his family and friends and we will be offering our support to them throughout this difficult time." Leeds tweeted: "The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with our former captain @Dominicmatteo21 and his family after he was taken seriously ill earlier this week. Stay strong Dom!"

 


Herr Flick To Continue At Bayern

Caretaker manager Hansi Flick is to stay in charge of Bayern Munich "until at least Christmas", according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Rummenigge said: "He has an impressive idea of training and tactics. He is very good with the players. I say with conviction: We trust Hansi Flick." Bayern's club president Uli Hoeness has brought an end to his time with the club, stepping down to end 49 years of involvement with the German champions. Hoeness has been replaced by Herbert Hainer.

 


Silva Complains About Messi Favouritism From Officials

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Thiago Silva has complained that Lionel Messi influences the referee in order to get favourable decisions, following Brazil's 1-0 defeat at the hands of Messi's Argentina. Silva said: "He wanted to rule over the game. He kicked two people and the referee did nothing. I argued with the ref and he kept laughing. You have to put admiration to one side. He always looks to force the referee to give them free-kicks in dangerous areas, he always acts in that way. We spoke with some players who play in Spain and the same thing happens, he looks to control the game and the referee's decisions. In the Champions League, he doesn't have that advantage because the referees are tougher. You don't see him trying to rule so much. There are referees that, because of their admiration for him, start to weigh in on his side." Silva also criticised Messi for telling Brazil coach Tite to keep quiet: "It's hard to understand when we talk about respect on the pitch, and one of the most admired players in the world does that, you don't do that to an older person, but being that it was a coach...as much as there is rivalry, respect has to come first."

Written by Tris Burke November 16 2019 20:42:22

 

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