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Football News: Review Of The Day 5th November 2020

Review Of The Day 5th November 2020
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English goalkeeper Joe Lumley has returned to Queens Park Rangers after a loan spell with Gillingham.


Injury Round-Up

Rotherham United's Welsh international midfielder Shaun MacDonald has suffered a broken leg in the loss to Stoke City at the weekend. The 32 year old will be out at least 2 months.

Aberdeen's on-loan striker Marley Watkins has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks with a hamstring problem. Dons' manager Derek McInnes is hoping to extend his loan from Bristol City beyond January.


Managerial Changes



Disciplinary Charges

The English Football League have reduced Sheffield Wednesday's punishment for breaching spending rules by half, from a 12 point deduction to 6 points, leaving them now on 5 points in the league. An EFL statement read: "The independent panel has today rejected the club's appeal related to matters surrounding the stadium sale and on consideration of the sanction; they did not agree with the club's assertion that a points deduction should not have been imposed. However, they did opt to reduce the sporting punishment from 12 points to six, which will be effective immediately."

Rangers' pair Jordan Jones and George Edmundson have been charged by the SFA for breaching cv regulations after the pair were caught attending a party at the weekend. Rangers have suspended the pair.


County Given Permission To Allow Fans In

Ross County have been given permission by the Scottish government to have up to 300 fans at their game with Livingston on Friday evening. County have said that "300 season ticket holders will be selected by ballot".


Wales Recall Bale

Unsurprisingly Wales have recalled Tottenham Hotspur's loan forward Gareth Bale. The Welshman is on loan from Real Madrid for the season. Former Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey, now with Juventus, was also called up, despite an injury.
Squad: D Ward (Leicester), O Fon Williams (Dunfermline), T King (Newport), C Roberts (Swansea), C Gunter (Charlton), N Williams (Liverpool), B Davies (Tottenham), R Norrington-Davies (Luton, on loan from Sheff Utd), C Mepham (Bournemouth), B Cabango (Swansea), J Rodon (Tottenham), T Lockyer (Luton), J Lawrence (St Pauli), E Ampadu (Sheff Utd, on loan from Chelsea), J Morrell (Luton), M Smith (Doncaster, on loan from Man City), D Levitt (Charlton, on loan from Man Utd), J Sheehan (Newport), A Ramsey (Juventus), J Williams (Charlton), B Johnson (Lincoln, on loan from Nottingham Forest), D Brooks (Bournemouth), H Wilson (Cardiff, on loan from Liverpool), R Matondo (Schalke 04), D James (Man Utd), T Roberts (Leeds), G Bale (Tottenham, on loan from Real Madrid), K Moore (Cardiff), T Lawrence (Derby).


Foden Earns A Recall

One of the two youngsters to be sent home from Iceland and left out of last month's England squad, Manchester City's Phil Foden, has been recalled by Gareth Southgate. His 'partner-in-crime', Manchester United's Mason Greenwood, has been left out, despite an injury to in-form Southampton striker Danny Ings. Oddly Everton keeper Jordan Pickford has retained his place, despite being left out by Everton at the weekend.
Full England squad
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Dean Henderson (Manchester United)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Reece James (Chelsea), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Harry Winks (Tottenham)
Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)


FIFA To Bring Back Agent Regulations

FIFA have admitted that they made a "mistake" by deregulating agents in 2015 and will introduce caps on the commissions they can receive in future, as well as publishing the amounts that they get paid by both players and clubs. There will be a return to a licensing system, as well as character tests and the banning of conflicts of interests, such as club or national association officials owning stakes in player agencies. Commission is to be capped at 3% of a player's salary, either when representing the buyer or the player, which allows them a maximum of 6% if they are representing both parties. The agent for the selling club will be allowed a maximum of 10% of the transfer. Agents will not be allowed to represent all three parties in a transfer, nor will they be allowed to represent both selling club and either player or buying club.


Bremen Refuse To Release Players For International Duty

Werder Bremen are refusing to release any of their international players who would be leaving Germany during the international break. The State of Bremen requires travellers returning from abroad to undergo a 5 day quarantine period on their return and FIFA has mandated that players who have to undergo quarantine periods on their return do not have to be released by their clubs. That has meant that Czech Republic goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka will be allowed to join up for his nation's match against Germany in Leipzig but USA international Josh Sargent has had to be replaced in their squad by LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget. Other German sides are also considering rejecting call-ups, with the US being particularly affected as they wait to hear whether Bayern Munich's Chris Richards, RB Leipzig's Tyler Adams and Borussia Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna will be available to join up with the squad.


Besiktas Legal Action Backfires

In mid-July, Spanish centre-back Victor Ruiz quit Turkish club Besiktas after not being paid for 3 months. The club decided to take legal action against the 31 year old defender, which has backfired as the decision went against them, with FIFA ordering the 15-time Turkish league winners to pay damages of 2.5m euros to Ruiz. Besiktas are expected to appeal.

Written by Tris Burke November 06 2020 05:20:14


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