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Football News: Review Of The Day 22nd November 2019

Review Of The Day 22nd November 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Former Chelsea player Juan Cuadrado has been given a new contract by Juventus which runs until 2022.

Borussia Moenchengladbach's Slovakian midfielder Laszlo Benes has a new deal which expires in 2024.

MLS's Montreal Impact have given Clement Bayiha, Shamit Shome, Mathieu Choiniere, Jorge Corrales, Honduran winger Romell Quioto, Argentine winger Ignacio Piatti and Canadian midfielder Samuel Piette a 1 year deal.

New England Revolution have given Antonio Delamea Mlinar, Diego Fagundez, Teal Bunbury, Andrew Farrell and Luis Caicedo a 1 year contract.

Kansas City Chiefs have given 1 year contracts to Gerso, Erik Hurtado and Daniel Salloi.

Michael Murillo, Rece Buckmaster, Ryan Meara, Florian Valot, Brian White, Cristhian Casseres Jr. and Amro Tarek have a new 1 year deal from NY Red Bulls.

LA Galaxy have given a 1 year deal to Rolf Feltscher.

Joe Morrell has signed a new deal with Bristol City, despite the 22 year old being out on loan at Lincoln City.

 


Transfers

Cenk Sahin's release from FC St Pauli has been formalised. He was released after showing support for Turkey's invasion of Syria.

Colorado Rapids have paid £325,000 for Lalas Abubakar from Columbus Crew. They have also signed Auston Trusty from Philadelphia Union for £609,000.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper (how!) Adam Bogdan has re-signed for Hibernian on a short term contract.

Bradley Wright-Phillips has left New York Red Bulls.

 


Injury Round-Up

Djurgarden's Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Buya Turay has claimed he had a leg injury caused by juju (black magic). Buya blamed it on jealousy after he won the Golden Boot in Sweden this season. Buya told BBC Sport: "I've almost fully recovered from my injury. I had no toe injury when I played against Lesotho because no one stepped on me or kicked me. But I started feeling pain on my toe when I returned to the hotel where the team were camped the following day. I informed the team's physiotherapist who couldn't figure out what was wrong, and the pain got heavier when we were on the bus heading for the training ground. The pain got worsened when we arrived at training ground, it extended to the whole foot and leg and I then decided to call some of my family members who took me to a woman native doctor. The native doctor told me that the cause of toe injury was because I stepped on a spiritual object in Leone Stars camp, put there for me by a person who wanted me to get elephantiasis thereby destroying my career. She further told me that if I had gone to the hospital for treatment or had used conventional medicine to try and heal the toe that would have ended my career."

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez has suffered a broken toe after dropping a weight on it while doing extra training in the gym. He has been ruled out for a month.

 


Macc Takeover Has Stalled

Joe Sealey's attempted takeover of Macclesfield Town has hit the buffers after a dispute over the provision of proof of funds. A winding up petition over a £180,000 tax debt was adjourned on Wednesday after the court was told the debt has been paid, though HMRC said the payment had not cleared.

 


Swans Will Not Spend

Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has said the club will not be spending big in January. Cooper said: "We won't be spending big because we're not that club. We will see some of our opponents spending big and throwing money at it. I am not sure we need to do that even if it is available. And it might be I don't know. We have got lots of players. I am not sure we really want that many more otherwise you have too many. We have a number we like to work with and when you have more than that, it becomes a little bit complicated. I am not that keen on bringing in players for the sake of it. If we are going to bring players in, I want them to be the ones we really want - who fit the playing style and the profile of what's needed. When January comes, we will have a conversation about whether there's anything to do. If there is and it's right then great, but if not we'll still be very much enjoying our work."

 


McKinlay Joins Potters

Former Watford manager Billy McKinlay has been appointed as assistant manager at Stoke City. McKinlay had worked with Stoke's new boss Michael O'Neill in his role with Northern Ireland until he left to take charge at Watford in 2014, lasting just 8 days with the Hornets.

 


Banning Order For Pitch Invasion Holding Toddler

A Celtic fan has been banned from football matches for 3 years and ordered to do 225 hours of community service. The 32 year old, Anthony Smith, ran onto the pitch holding a 2 year old child in his arms after Celtic scored against Rangers. Sheriff Mays told him: "The nature of your conduct could have caused significant trouble at an Old Firm match and there was lack of concern for the child. The court cannot tolerate that behaviour at football matches. I can deal with this as an alternative to a custodial sentence, just."

 


Nigeria Captain To Sponsor 100 Students

Former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa is to sponsor 100 students at a university in the Nigerian city of Kano. Musa has made the gesture to mark his role as an ambassador for Skyline University. Musa regularly donates food, mattresses and money in his home city and the surrounding region.

 


Netherlands Footballers To Protest Against Racism

Following the racial abuse of Excelsior's Ahmad Mendes Moreira by Den Bosch fans footballers in the Netherlands' top two divisions are set to protest by not playing for the first minute of their matches this weekend. While they stand still the message: 'Racism? Then we don't play football' will appear on scoreboards. An extra minute is set to be added on to injury time in the first half.

 


Trotters Escape Immediate Point Deduction

Bolton Wanderers have been given a five-point deduction, suspended for 18 months for their failure to fulfil fixtures against Brentford last season and Doncaster Rovers this season. They have also been fined for each missed fixture, with half of each fine also suspended for 18 months. The fine was £20,000 for the Brentford match and £50,000 for the Doncaster game.

 


Ukraine's FA Ban Taison For Reacting To Racists

The Ukrainian FA have decided to give Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison a 1 match ban for the red card he received for reacting to racist abuse in a match against Dynamo Kiev. FIFPro said: "We are very disappointed by the decision of the Ukrainian FA to hand Taison a one-match ban. Sanctioning a victim of racial abuse is beyond comprehension and it plays into the hands of those who promote this kind of disgraceful behaviour."

 


Liverpool Begin Stadium Expansion Consultation

Liverpool are looking to expand Anfield's capacity to around 60,000 seats by inviting local residents to attend public consultations. The ground's current capacity is 54,074 and outline planning permission was in place to redevelop the Anfield Road end, adding a further 4,825 seats, but now have more ambitious plans. A club statement said: "The consultation events are designed for local residents, businesses and fans to learn more and offer their feedback on the club's vision to create a bigger Anfield, which would allow more fans to watch some of Europe's best football in a world-class facility."

Written by Tris Burke November 21 2019 21:17:42

 

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