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Football News: Review Of The Day 7th December 2019

Review Of The Day 7th December 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Veteran midfielder Jeff Larentowicz has signed a new 1 year deal with Atlanta United.

Brendan Rodgers has signed a contract extension with Leicester City which runs until 2025.

 


Transfers

Kayserispor have released Atila Turan.

Oxford United have signed goalkeeper Jordan Archer on a short term deal.

Free agent Welsh midfielder Joe Ledley has signed a short-term deal with Charlton Athletic.

 


Macc Game Suspended

The English Football League have suspended Macclesfield Town's League Two game with Crewe Alexandra. An EFL statement read: "The EFL has considerable sympathy with the difficulties faced by all those affected at the club and is continuing to offer appropriate support to players via the PFA and to staff through our partnership with mental health charity Mind. The EFL will continue to work on assisting in attempting to secure an appropriate resolution to the overall challenge facing the club. It has been utilising central payments to ensure players and staff were paid whilst the owner has looked to find a sustainable longer term solution to the ongoing issues. It does remain the obligation of the club to find a way to deliver on the commitments it has made to its players, staff and other stakeholders, including the EFL and its member clubs."

 


Chelsea Unhappy With FIFA Treatment

Chelsea have accused FIFA of treating them more harshly than fellow Premier League side Manchester City. The Court of Arbitration for Sport have cut their 2 window transfer ban in half on appeal, allowing them to recruit players in January, but Chelsea are unhappy as Man City got no ban for a similar offence. A Chelsea statement read: "Fifa chose to treat Chelsea entirely differently to Manchester City for reasons that make absolutely no sense. The approach taken by Fifa to this case has been deeply unsatisfactory. Chelsea respects the importance of the work undertaken by Fifa in relation to the protection of minors and has fully cooperated with Fifa throughout its investigation. However, if Fifa continues to impose inconsistent and unequal sanctions on clubs then it will not only undermine the very purpose of the regulations, but it will also bring into doubt the game's confidence in Fifa being able to appropriately regulate this important area."

 


Romania Charged

UEFA have charged Romania with racist behaviour over their Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on 15th November. UEFA said: "Following a disciplinary investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, in accordance with the Article 31 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA European Qualifiers match between Romania and Sweden (0-2), played on 15 November."

 


Ceferin Accuses Perez Of Trying To Ruin Football

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has given his backing to a plan to create a 'world super league' according to the Financial Times. UEFA's president Aleksander Ceferin has had strong words for the idea, calling it a "selfish and egotistical scheme" and claiming it would ruin the sport. A statement from Ceferin read: "I have read about this insane plan. If reports are to be believed, it comes from a single club president [not the owner] and a lone football administrator. It would be hard to think of a more selfish and egotistical scheme. It would clearly ruin football around the world; for the players, for the fans and for everyone connected with the game - all for the benefit of a tiny number of people. Luckily, there is still too much common sense in the game for this kind of crazy notion to succeed. In fact, it is so far-fetched, I cannot actually believe anyone has dreamed it up."

 


Hornets Appoint Pearson

Former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson will take the reins at Watford from next week. Pearson replaces Quique Sanchez Flores, who was fired with the Hornets propping up the Premier League table with just one win this season. Pearson has been out of work since February when he was sacked by Belgian second tier club Oud-Heverlee Leuven. Watford chairman Scott Duxbury said: "Nigel is an impressive coach and comes with all of the experience and success we believe can have a very positive impact on our season. It's been a pleasure spending time listening to the passion with which he talks about the game. His enthusiasm, organisation and motivation will I'm certain prove essential in driving the team forwards and upwards over the coming weeks and months."

Written by Tris Burke December 06 2019 20:03:36

 

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