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Football News: Review Of The Day 19th October 2020

Review Of The Day 19th October 2020
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German midfielder Can Bozdogan has signed a 4 year contract with FC Schalke 04.

Bari striker Simone Simeri has extended his contract until 2023.

Australian A-League side Wellington Phoenix's German midfielder Matti Steinmann has moved to the Indian Super League with SC East Bengal.

Maximilian Beier has signed a deal running until 2024 with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.



Free agent defender Junior Brown has signed for Scunthorpe United.

Huddersfield Town have added free agent midfielder Alex Vallejo to their ranks.

Another free agent to sign for a club is former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, who has joined Brighton & Hove Albion.

Former Swansea City midfielder Jonathan de Guzman has joined OFI Crete.

Spanish right-back Francis Guerrero has been released by Real Betis.

Former Manchester United youngster Adam Le Fondre has been loaned to Indian Super League side Mumbai City from Sydney FC.

Russian side Akron Togliatti has signed Brazilian youngster Marx Lenin in a case of nominative determinism.


Injury Round-Up

Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has been ruled out for over a week after a positive CV test puts him in self-isolation for the next ten days.

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is out for the season after Everton's clown keeper Jordan Pickford fouled him during the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Van Dijk is to have knee surgery on a ACL tear which will rule him out for a minimum of 6 months.

Derby County's former Everton and Manchester United player Wayne Rooney is in self-isolation after a friend tested CV positive.

Scotland international midfielder John Fleck has been ruled out of the next set of international games with a back problem. The Sheffield United star has been ruled out for 4 to 6 weeks.

Caglar Soyuncu's abductor injury has ruled him out for up to 3 months. The 24 year old Turkey and Leicester City centre-back joins Jamie Vardy on the treatment table, though Vardy's calf problem is not thought to be serious.


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Disciplinary Charges



Dons' Test Event Cancelled

A planned test event of Scottish fans watching live football in a stadium has been cancelled. Aberdeen had wanted to have 1,000 supporters in their Pittodrie ground for Sunday's match against Celtic but the proposal has been rejected. Last month they were able to hold a test event, one of two clubs to do so, but the Scottish government then put a block on more tests due to a rise in positive cases in Scotland.


Dave Criticises Chelsea Defending

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has called the club's defensive performances 'weak' and that the team needs to "score three or four each game". Azpilicueta said: "When you're weak defensively sometimes we feel like we have to score three or four each game. I see football as a collective. When we don't score, as a defender I think how can we put our attacking players in better situations. Through a season you are not going to be winning 3-0 or 4-0 every week. You have to work to get results and at the moment we have to improve that."


Toon Protest Raises £20k For Charity

Newcastle United fans have been protesting against the controversial plan to show Premier League games via pay-per-view television in the UK by donating the £14.95 fee to charity instead of paying for the match. The campaign called 'Charity Not PPV' raised £20,000 for a Newcastle food bank. The food bank's chief executive John McCorry said: "We so appreciate the generosity of the Newcastle fans. We are feeding 1,000 people a week and use 10-plus tonnes of food every month, which costs £1,700 a tonne, so these donations are really needed. We have had donations from London, Spain and America, so it's not just locally that the interest has gathered. It really seems to have taken off." Fans of Leeds United and Manchester City have followed the idea to raise money for food banks in their cities.

Written by Tris Burke October 19 2020 18:57:39


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