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Football News: Review Of The Day 1st December 2020

Review Of The Day 1st December 2020
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Barcelona's players have agreed to take wage cuts as the club look to save over 270m euros to fit within La Liga's salary cap. The wage cuts will save 122m euros plus a further 50m has been deferred over a three year period.



Joleon Lescott claims he "didn't know" that he had signed for Racing Murcia, despite the club announcing that he would join them for a Cope del Rey match. Lescott said: "There's been an offer for me to go and take part in a game in Spain, which I'm exploring. By next week I should know whether it's genuine. I didn't know I'd signed - I'd had a conversation. It appears I'm coming out of retirement but I'd be participating in one game - that would be it."

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been released by Palmeiras.

Former Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has hung up his boots. The 37 year old midfielder had been playing in Qatari football for Al-Sadd SC until last summer.

Former Charlton Athletic, Brighton & Hove Albion and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Tomer Hemed has joined Australian A-League side Wellington Phoenix on a free transfer. The 33 year old Israeli was released by Charlton in the summer.


Injury Round-Up

Rangers centre-back Filip Helander has entered self-isolation after a positive CV test.

Real Madrid's Belgian winger Eden Hazard has suffered yet another injury and had to be taken off after less than half an hour of Madrid's loss at home to Alaves. Hazard, who is a notoriously poor trainer who often suffers with weight issues, was making just his 4th start of the season, making it a total of 27 appearances since joining Madrid from Chelsea for over £150m.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Mexican striker Raul Jiminez has suffered a fractured skull in a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz. The 29 year old has undergone surgery and will remain in hospital for a few days under observation. Incredibly Arsenal, despite the clash of heads happening early in the first half, thought it was a good idea for a clearly also hurt Luiz to complete the first half, even though it was clear he was dazed.

Bradford City's teenage defender Reece Staunton has been ruled out for 3 months with a hamstring injury. The 18 year old has suffered a high-grade hamstring tear.

Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Manchester City's game against Porto on Wednesday with a knee problem.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out until the New Year with the knee problem he picked up when fouled by Richarlison in the Merseyside Derby.


Managerial Changes

Sunderland have "parted company" with their manager Phil Parkinson. The former Bolton Wanderers and Bradford City boss took over in October last year and saw them to an 8th place finish last season. This season they have been without a win in their last five in all competitions, losing at home to League Two's Mansfield Town in the FA Cup.


Disciplinary Charges



Leeds To Name Stand After Legend Jack

Premier League side Leeds United are set to rename their East Stand in honour of their legendary defender Jack Charlton. Charlton joined Leeds at the age of 15 and was a one-club man as a player, making a joint club-record 773 appearances. He also famously set up the club shop with his wife and ran that until he left the club, when they bought it from him. Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear said: "The contribution made by Jack Charlton to Leeds United and the game of football is immeasurable. It is only right that we name a stand in his memory - he is an icon." Leeds already have stands named after the great John Charles, Norman Hunter and Don Revie.


World Cup Hero Dies Aged Just 42

Senegalese hero Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at the age of just 42. Diop, who played club football for Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham United and Birmingham City, had been ill for a while. The Wardrobe, as he was affectionaly nicknamed, was best known for scoring the winner for Senegal as they beat France in the World Cup's opening game in 2002. Harry Redknapp, who managed him at Portsmouth, where they won the FA Cup together in 2008 told the BBC: "He was such a wonderful character. He was fantastic for me, a great character, always happy and always had a smile on his face. He was a giant of a man. He had no aggression in him. He looked aggressive on the pitch because he was so big, but there was nothing nasty about him. My thoughts are with all his family."

Written by Tris Burke December 01 2020 06:16:06


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