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Football News: Review Of The Day 29th November 2019

Review Of The Day 29th November 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Orlando City SC defender Alex De John has signed for another year.

Carlisle United assistant coach Gavin Skelton has extended his contract until 2021.

Ben Whiteman, the Doncaster Rover captain, has extended his deal with the Yorkshire side until 2023.

 


Injury Round-Up

Ipswich Town defender Kane Vincent-Young has undergone a second groin operation and been ruled out until February. The 23 year old had been under the knife to repair a hernia in November but has needed more surgery to fix an adductor tendon. Ipswich physio Matt Byard revealed: "We're looking at about 10 weeks before Kane will be able to start first-team training."

Derby County duo Graeme Shinnie and Mason Bennett have been ruled out for a few months with injuries. Shinnie has suffered a hamstring injury, while Bennett, who got off lightly following a drink-drive incident that he ran away from, has been ruled out with an ankle problem.

Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie has been ruled out until January due to a second operation on the ankle he injured in August. Ritchie suffered ligament damage in a horrific tackle by Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury.

Southampton's Morrocan midfielder Sofiane Boufal has picked up a toe injury by running into a kitchen table. Saints' manager Sofiane Boufal said: "He couldn't train for three days now and it is still a bit swollen. He hit his toe on the table at home. He ran into the kitchen and hit it on the table, something like that."

AC Milan's Brazilian defender Leo Duarte has been ruled out for up to four months after having surgery to repair a torn achilles tendon.

 


City Add Another Club

The owners of Manchester City have added an 8th football club to their portfolio. City Football Group, which already owned New York City FC, Melbourne City, Yokohama F Marinos, Club Atletico Torque, Girona and Sichuan Jiuniu, have agreed to buy a 65% stake in Mumbai City FC of the Indian Super League. Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "We believe that this investment will deliver transformative benefits to Mumbai City FC, to City Football Group and to Indian football as a whole. City Football Group is committed to the future of football in India and to the potential for Mumbai City FC within that future. We are very much looking forward to playing an active role in Mumbai City FC's fan and local communities, and working with our co-owners to further develop the club as quickly as possible."

 


Argyle Look To East

Trevor East, the former head of ITV Sport and presenter of Tiswas, has joined the board of Plymouth Argyle. East said: "The immediate aim is very clear: to get Argyle back in the Championship. The potential is huge, and an infrastructure is being put in place to help [manager] Ryan [Lowe] and his team deliver the success Argyle deserves." East was previously on the board at Derby County.

 


Derby Reject Keogh Appeal

Richard Keogh's appeal against his sacking for gross misconduct has been rejected by Derby County. The 33 year old was fired by the Rams after his involvement as a passenger in a car crash between cars driven by drunken team-mates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett. The drivers, despite trying to run away from the crash and only returning when they realised Keogh was still in the car, were fined 6 weeks' wages and only Keogh was sacked.

 


Zlatan Statue Vandalised

The day it was announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had invested in rival side Hammarby, his bronze statue at Malmo's stadium has been vandalised. The 3.5m tall structure was sprayed with paint and social media footage showed flames being directed at it.

 


Slimani Banned

After being sent off on Sunday in Bordeaux, Islam Slimani has been suspended for 2 matches by the LFP. The Monaco striker will miss games against Paris Saint-Germain and Toulouse.

 


Lukaku Asks UEFA To Intervene Against Racist Chants

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has complained about receiving racial abuse during their 3-1 win over Slavia Prague in the Champions League and asked UEFA to act. Lukaku said: "I already talked about these issues during my last appearance with the Belgian national team. I think it's time for UEFA to intervene decisively on these racist situations that take place inside the stadiums. Today, too, it has happened twice to me. It's 2019, all clubs have several foreign players on their teams and this kind of thing doesn't have to happen, first of all because it's not a good example for children. I hope UEFA will now do something because the whole stadium has seen and heard what happened when Lautaro scored his first goal."

Written by Tris Burke November 28 2019 19:47:31

 

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