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Football News: Review Of The Day 25th November 2019

Review Of The Day 25th November 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Transfers

Robbie Savage has signed for Stockport Town of the 10th tier. The former Wales international is now 45 and last played in May 2011.

 


Injury Round-Up

Juventus have been hit by a treble injury blow ahead of their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid. Defender Matthijs de Ligt has reportedly suffered a dislocated shoulder. Winger Douglas Costa has suffered a "new lesion on his right thigh" and fellow winger Federico Bernadeschi is a doubt with a "bruised chest".

 


Row Over Edinburgh Remark

The defeat of Leyton Orient by Forest Green Rovers was marred by an row between the two clubs over a remark Orient's interim manager Ross Embleton claims was made by FGR boss Mark Cooper, before Embleton's sending off in the first half. Embleton claims Cooper called him "an imposter" and asked, "who do you think you are, Justin Edinburgh?" Edinburgh was manager of Orient up until he died of a heart attack in June. Cooper denies making the comment but Embleton told the BBC: "I got told I am an impostor in the environment I am in. I've spent most of my career being an impostor. I didn't play football or have a football career and I've worked extremely hard to get myself to where I am and where I've been. It's a thing that's been thrown at me quite regularly, which doesn't affect me any more as I quite like it, it's my thing. So, I can accept that bit. But to follow that up with 'who do you think you are, Justin Edinburgh?' is something I will never accept." Forest Green released a couple of statements which read: "Leyton Orient's manager was sent off for throwing something at our bench after the first goal was scored. Their manager has to look to himself for the reason for his behaviour. The club firmly denies these accusations and will co-operate fully with Leyton Orient in any investigation that may come in the wake of the game. Justin was a close friend of the manager and deserves the utmost respect." Embleton said: "I have to apologise for everyone associated with the club for getting sent off because it obviously has an effect on the team and it shows a lack of discipline. But, that phrase is totally unacceptable. I knew of Mark Cooper's behaviour at times and the way in which he approaches different people and today's shown me what he's all about. I got sent off for throwing chewing gum at him and ultimately that is what I deserve. But, it was either that or do something even more aggressive which would have been even more naive. It was the best way to deal with at that moment in time."

 


M'Bami Rejects Cameroon Role

Former Cameroon international midfielder Modeste M'Bami has rejected an offer to be the country's new A team manager. M'Bami, who played for both Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille before his retirement in 2016, said: "I decline the offer of my appointment to the position of Team Manager of the national men's team A 'of Cameroon. I remain convinced that the appointment to such an important position should meet certain prerequisites; discussion with the person concerned, specifically about the project, the working conditions and collaboration that would be presented in the agreement, 'the contract'. Given the fact that some former footballers before me have been appointed and have always suffered humiliation in the exercise of their duties, which has always led to their dismissal without means. In view of all the above, I can easily draw the conclusion that the change of personnel in different positions is not the real solution to the scourge that undermines our football in general and our national teams in particular."

 


CAF Awards Nominees

African Player of the Year (Mens)
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
André Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria& Al-Sadd)
Carolus Andriamatsinoro (Madagascar & Al Adalah)
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon & Paris Saint-Germain)
Ferjani Sassi(Tunisia & Zamalek)
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Paris Saint-Germain)
Ismail Bennacer (Algeria & AC Milan)
Jordan Ayew (Ghana & Crystal Palace)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
Kodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo & Al Ain)
Mahmoud Hassan"Trezeguet" (Egypt & Aston Villa)
Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania & Genk)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast & Arsenal)
Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Shanghai Shenhua)
Percy Tau (South Africa & Club Brugge)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atlético Madrid)
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)
Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast & Crystal Palace)
Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Ahli Jeddah)

African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
Amadou Haidara (Mali & RB Leipzig)
Amadou Sagna (Senegal & Club Brugge)
Enock Mwepu (Zambia & Red Bull Salzburg)
Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal & Watford)
Krépin Diatta (Senegal & Club Brugge)
Moussa Djenepo (Mali & Southampton)
Moussa Ndiaye (Senegal & Excellence Foot)
Musa Barrow (Gambia & Atalanta)
Osvaldo Pedro Capemba 'Capita' (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
Patson Daka (Zambia & Red Bull Salzburg)
Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal)
Sekou Koita (Mali & Red Bull Salzburg)
Steve Regis Mvoue (Cameroon & AS Azur Star)
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)
Zito Luvumbo (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)

 


Mash Set For Argentina Return

Former Barcelona, West Ham United and Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is set to return to Argentine football. The 35 year currently plays for Hebei China Fortune but his contract expires at the end of next month. The club president of Estudiantes de La Plata, Juan Sebastian Veron, has revealed that he reached a "general agreement" over dinner in Beijing.

 


Dons Partner With Atlanta United

Aberdeen have confirmed that Dave Cormack will take over as new chairman, with an investment of £5m into the club. Previous chairman Stewart Milne said: "We viewed him [Cormack] as the natural successor. He qualifies on both counts. He is prepared to take on the commitment and has already proved his ability to secure significant new investment. Importantly, he is passionate about Aberdeen and the club. I have always said I would relinquish the reins when the right opportunity arose and I believe that time has now come. I'm proud to have had the opportunity to lead the club I love for over two decades. It's been a real privilege but not without its challenges. Like the fans, I've shared in a rollercoaster of emotions from pure joy and exhilaration through to frustration and despair." They have also announced a "strategic partnership" with Major League Soccer team Atlanta United.

 


Van Basten's Fawlty Towers Moment

Footballing legend Marco van Basten has caused controversy in the Netherlands for an interview with Heracles' German coach Frank Wormouth. Van Basten did a post-match interview with Wormouth in German for Fox Sports Netherlands and decided to end the interview by saying to Wormouth: "Sieg Heil". Realising what he said, presumably while muttering 'don't mention the war', van Basten then apologised saying: "I didn't want to shock anyone, God forbid. My intent was just to joke about Hans's German. Mine was just an unfortunate joke and I apologize." I just wonder, who started it?

Written by Tris Burke November 24 2019 22:09:25

 

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