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Football News: Review Of The Day 1st April 2020

Review Of The Day 1st April 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Disciplinary Charges

Napoli have been fined 12,000 euros for the use of laser pointers, 15,000 for a late kick-off and head coach Gennero Gattuso has been given a warning over the late kick-off for their Champions League tie against Barcelona on 25th February. Barcelona have also been fined 15,000 euros and their coach Enrique Setien Solar has been warned for the late kick-off.

The Chelsea versus Bayern Munich game, also from 25th February, has seen Bayern fined 20,000 euros for the transmitting of a provocative message of an offensive nature and 20,000 more for crowd disturbances.

The game on 11th March between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund in Paris has seen PSG warned for the improper conduct of their team. Dortmund midfielder Emre Can has been banned for two games for unsporting conduct.

The game on 20th February in the Europa League between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Porto has led to Porto being fined 35,000 euros for a late kick-off.

On the same date in the Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt took on Salzburg and Frankfurt were fined 15,000 euros for an illicit banner which transmitted a provocative message of an offensive nature. Frankfurt were also fined 10,000 euros for bringing UEFA into disrepute and 32,000 for the blocking of public passageways. Salzburg were fined 2,000 euros for setting off fireworks.

Another Europa League game on the same date between Getafe and Ajax has led to Getafe being fined 8,000 euros for blocking public passageways. Ajax were fined 25,000 euros for throwing of objects, 15,500 for acts of damage and have to contact Getafe to arrange settlement of the damages caused to the stadium by Ajax fans.

The Olympiakos versus Arsenal Europa League game on 20th February has seen Olympiacos warned over the retention of the away fans in the stadium and fined 24,000 euros for the blocking of public passageways. Arsenal were warned over the late arrival of the team.

The 27th February Europa League game between Porto and Bayer 04 Leverkusen led to Porto being fined 10,000 euros for improper conduct of the team, 18,000 for the blocking of public passageways and their forward Santos Francisco Das Chagas Soares (Tiquinho) has been suspended for 3 matches for assaulting another player.

Ajax have been fined 11,000 euros for improper conduct of the team and 12,750 euros for the throwing of objects following the 27th February Europa League game against Getafe. Getafe were also fined 7,000 euros for improper conduct of the team.

The game on 27th February in the Europa League between Malmo FF and VfL Wolfsburg has led to Malmo being fined 9,125 euros for the throwing of objects and 18,000 for the blocking of public passageways. Wolfsburg were also fined 2,750 for thrown objects, 10,000 more for crowd disturbances and 36,500 euros for setting off fireworks.

The 18th February Champions League meeting of Atletico Madrid and Liverpool has seen Atleti fined 24,000 euros for the blocking of public passageways.

The 19th February Champions League game between Atalanta and Valencia has led to a 8,500 euro fine for Atalanta for setting off fireworks. Valencia were fined 15,000 euros and their coach Albert Celades Lopez was warned over a late kick-off.

Another Champions League game on the 19th February was between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig and Spurs were fined 20,000 and Jose Mourinho warned over a late kick-off. Leipzig were fined 2,250 euros for throwing objects.

Manchester City were fined 3,000 euros for a kit infringement on 26th February in their Champions League game against Real Madrid.

Olympique Lyonnais took on Juventus on 26th February in the Champions League and Lyon have been fined 24,000 for the blocking of public passageways and 5,000 for failing to stop spectators reaching the pitch.

RB Leipzig's game against Tottenham Hotspur on 10th March has left Leipzig and their head coach Julian Nagelsmann being warned for a late kick-off.

Liverpool were fined 3,250 euros for the setting off of fireworks in their 11th March Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

Celtic have been fined 15,000 euros and head coach Neil Lennon has been warned over a late kick-off.

AZ Alkmaar versus LASK in the Europa League on 20th February has led to LASK being fined 5,000 euros for setting off fireworks.

CFR 1907 Cluj have been fined 3,500 for setting off fireworks against Seville in their Europa League clash on 20th February.

A late kick-off between Shakhtar Donetsk and Benfica on 20th February in the Europa League has seen Shakhtar and its coach Luis Manuel Ribeiro De Castro warned, while Benfica were fined 10,000 euros and their coach Bruno Miguel Silva Do Nascimento for the kick-off.

AS Roma were fined 20,000 euros for the blocking of public passageways in their Europa League tie with KAA Gent on 20th February.

Brugge were fined 16,000 euros for the blocking of public passageways and 4,375 for the throwing of objects in their 20th February Europa League game against Manchester United.

Rangers have been fined 10,000 euros for a pitch invasion and 5,250 euros for the throwing of fireworks in the Europa League game against Braga on 20th February. Rangers were fined a further 5,250 euros for the throwing of objects in their 12th March Europa League tie with Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

 


Coronavirus Latest

Slovakian side MSK Zilina have gone into liquidation after releasing 17 players due to the financial impact of the coronavirus. Zilina were sat in second place in the league table after 22 games. A club statement read: "The liquidator dismissed the players with the highest salaries and those whose contracts were finishing this summer or winter. Our 2020 budget is based on revenues we were counting on receiving this summer during the transfer period. Today, this amount will be in all likelihood close to zero. The young players, who have shown willing and solidarity, will have their chances."

Lincoln City's kitman has offered to do the laundry of NHS workers while the season in suspended. Terry Bourne, who worked for Nottingham Forest before moving to Lincoln, said: "No football game would be able to take place at the ground if we didn't have an army of NHS workers. A lot come voluntarily on a Saturday afternoon or Tuesday night and give their time up so we can enjoy watching and working at Lincoln City."

Staff at the SFA and SPFL, including Scotland manager Steve Clarke and chief executives Ian Maxwell and Neil Doncaster, have taken a 10% pay reduction. SFA president Rod Petrie and vice-president Mike Mulraney are taking a 20% pay cut. Petrie said: "The impact of the virus on Scottish football is significant. From the Scottish FA's perspective alone, this has already resulted in the postponement of a sell-out match against Israel in the Uefa Nations League Play-Off and the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals and final at Hampden Park. As the governing body, we have a responsibility to protect the national game and it is also our duty as a board to safeguard the future of our staff during what medical experts predict will be an enduring period of uncertainty and national lockdown. I stress this is a temporary measure in light of the severe impact Covid-19 has had on the association's income generation and I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and ongoing commitment to the national game."

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they are cutting the salary of their 550 non-playing staff by 20%. Daniel Levy alone was paid £7m last year, £4m in wages and £3m bonus for the completion of the new stadium, and will also take a pay cut of just 20%, though he could easily afford much more and pay the rest of the workers. Levy said: "The crushing devastation on industries in many countries, the interdependence of international trade and travel in every aspect of our daily life is only now beginning to be felt. Every person on this planet will be affected and in my lifetime I cannot think of something so impactful. With over 786,000 infected, nearly 38,000 deaths and large segments of the world in lockdown we need to realise that football cannot operate in a bubble. We may be the eighth largest club in the world by revenue, according to the Deloitte survey, but all that historical data is totally irrelevant as this virus has no boundaries. We hope the current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football eco system. I have no doubt we will get through this crisis but life will take some time to get back to normal."

 


And Yet Another List

Transfermarkt are really milking this now as they have reached 2011 in their review of most valuable players of the year.
Player - Team - Value in Euros
1. Lionel Messi Barcelona 100m
2. Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 90m
3. Andres Iniesta Barcelona 65m
4. Wayne Rooney Manchester United 55m
5. Cesc Fabregas Arsenal 55m
6. Xavi Barcelona 50m
7. David Villa Barcelona 50m
8. Fernando Torres Chelsea 50m
9. Franck Ribery Bayern Munich 45m
10. Kaka Real Madrid 45m
11. Wesley Sneijder Inter Milan 45m
12. Samuel Eto'o Inter Milan 42m
13. Steven Gerrard Liverpool 42m
14. Carlos Tevez Manchester City 40m
15. Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern Munich 40m
16. Arjen Robben Bayern Munich 40m
17. Sergio Aguero Manchester City 40m
18. Gerard Pique Barcelona 38m
19. Daniele de Rossi AS Roma 38m
20. Michael Essien Chelsea 38m
21. Gonzalo Higuain Real Madrid 38m
22. Nemanja Vidic Manchester United 37m
23. Dani Alves Barcelona 35m
24. Iker Casillas Real Madrid 35m
25. Zlatan Ibrahimovic AC Milan 35m

 


Livvie Post Record Profit

Scottish Premiership side Livingston have posted a record profit of £367,530 for the year ending June 2019. Despite that, the accounts reveals liabilities totallin £658,754 more than the club's assets and that they are reliant on financial support from directors and other lenders. Despite that, the club have made known their intention to pay all staff full salary during the shutdown.

Written by Tris Burke March 31 2020 21:47:55

 

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