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Football News: Review Of The Day 13th February 2020

Review Of The Day 13th February 2020
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Alexander Tettey has signed a one-year contract extension with Norwich City.



Mexican international midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro has signed for Inter Miami after a dispute over who paid the sales tax with former club Monterrey was resolved. Miami have paid around $12m to sign him from the Liga MX side.


Injury Round-Up

Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies' breakthrough season might have to take a bit of a break. The Canadian, who has been a stand out this season for the Bavarian giants, has suffered an ankle injury in training. Bayern have defined the injury as 'slight'.

Right-back duo Ash Baker and Daniel Leadbitter could both miss the rest of the season with injury. Newport County manager Mike Flynn said: "I've got no right-back and I've got no left-backs. Leadbitter has got a bad tear so that could be his season so that is him and Ash who could miss the rest of the season. It's unbelievable, if you lose two right-backs and two left-backs you are in a bit of trouble." Left-backs George Nurse and Ryan Haines have also been missing recently.

Hull City look to be facing the future without two of their players with torn ankle ligaments. Defender Eric Lichaj and midfielder Herbie Kane, who is on loan from Liverpool, are expected to be ruled out for the rest of the season, while a third player, James Scott, who only arrived from Motherwell in the January window, is also doubtful with an ankle injury.

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw is to miss the rest of the season as the 28 year old needs to undergo hip surgery. A Leeds statement read: "Knowing surgery was likely to end his season, Forshaw and the Leeds United medical team have explored every possible alternative action. Unfortunately all parties have now decided the time has come for Adam to go under the knife to allow him to return in time for pre-season."


Managerial Changes

Scunthorpe United will stick with caretaker boss Russ Wilcox until the end of the season. Wilcox stepped up from his post as the club's under-23s manager after Paul Hurst was sacked last month. Wilcox has so far won one and lost two in his three games in charge. Scunnie chairman Peter Swann said: "A decision on the full-time position of manager will be made after the season has finished. We believe this will give us some continuity for the players and also help with the integration of some of the younger and new players we have within our Under-23s and youth set-up."

Simon Grayson has been sacked by Blackpool after a run of just one win in twelve matches in all competitions. Grayson had managed the Tangerines in the past, when he successfully led them to promotion into the Championship in 2007. This time around they have dropped from 4th in mid-December to 15th in League One. A Blackpool statement read: "The club would like to thank Simon for his efforts during his time back at Bloomfield Road and wish him well for the future. A further announcement will follow in due course."

Former Welsh international Steve Morison has been appointed head coach of Cardiff City's under-23 side.

Former Everton defender Joseph Yobo has been appointed as assistant coach of the Nigerian international team. The 39 year old is Nigeria's second most capped player with 100.


Disciplinary Charges

Bournemouth have asked the Premier League to investigate referee Jon Moss. Cherries midfielder Dan Gosling said: "The ref didn't help. Giving soft fouls away and little comments to two or three of the lads didn't help as well really. I thought it was very disrespectful what he was saying. It was just the little niggly ones and then the little sarky comments. The officials talk about respect at the start of the season and there was zero respect from Jon Moss on Sunday. The comments that he made especially to me and one other player - talking about the relegation zone and 'you're still in the relegation zone', 'you're having one', 'your team's having one' this and that and it was very, very disrespectful. I think he should really come out and apologise because I thought he was a disgrace."


Sol Disappointed Over Transfer Window

Southend United manager Sol Campbell has revealed that he was disappointed with the club's failure to sign a single player in the January window, despite eight players leaving. Campbell said: "The January transfer window didn't go well. I'm disappointed we didn't bring anyone in but that's not down to me, it's controlled by those above me. We had almost half the Under-23 squad involved tonight. I'm really proud of them but they shouldn't have to be in the side in one go. I understand there are financial situations and you have to balance the books, I get that. But I can't do anything about it and I have to utilise the academy. My hands are tied. The people above me have set the rules and that's it really, I can't bring anyone in - we're not allowed to."


Gibson Heads Back To Boro

Burnley have allowed central defender Ben Gibson to return to his former club Middlesbrough to train as he wants to leave the club. Burnley, who signed the 27 year old from Boro in August 2018, said that Gibson had "made it clear that he wanted to leave" but they "did not receive an offer it felt was acceptable" for him in the January window.


OED Change Definition

The Oxford English Dictionary have made a change to their definition of the word 'Yid' to include "supporter of or player for Tottenham Hotspur". The word is usually used as an offensive term for Jewish people and became associated with Spurs due to their large following in the Jewish community. It was initially mostly used as anti-Semitic abuse from opposing fans and the club have labelled the new definition as "misleading" due to the failing to point out the contexts of when the term is and is not abusive.


Blues Close To Ziyech Deal

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Ajax over the signing of winger Hakim Ziyech. He was targeted in the January transfer window, but Ajax were unwilling to sell then while they go after the Eredivisie title. Chelsea failed to complete any deals in the January window, despite the lifting of their signings ban ahead of it.

Written by Tris Burke February 12 2020 22:07:17


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