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Football News: Review Of The Day 4th September 2021

Review Of The Day 4th September 2021
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Former Juventus, Bayern Munich and AC Milan striker Mario Mandzukic has retired from playing aged 35.



Port Vale have signed free agent defender Danny Amos on a deal until January.

Panathinaikos have signed Alberto Brignoli on a free transfer from Empoli.


Injury Round-Up

Sutton United have had to pull out of a match away to Colchester United due to a CV outbreak, injuries and international call-ups.

Newport County have been hit by a CV outbreak at the club.

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has withdrawn from the French squad due to a calf strain.

Borussia Dortmund attacker Steffen Tigges has been ruled out for a few weeks due to a muscle injury.

Bayern Munich's new signing Marcel Sabitzer has begun his recovery from a groin adducter injury by getting out on the currently empty training pitches for a run.

Germany's Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens has suffered a capsule injury in his left foot and is almost certainly out of the game against Armenia, but there is hope he will be fit to face Iceland on Tuesday.


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Disciplinary Charges

Both Shrewsbury Town and Gillingham have been charged by the Football Association after clashes in their game last weekend. Both clubs are facing two separate charges over the bahaviour of their players and officials.

MK Dons have been charged with failing to control their players after an incident during their home win over Accrington Stanley on 28th August.

Middlesbrough defender Marc Bola has been charged by misconduct by the FA due to a post made on social media 9 years ago, when he was 14 years old.

Barnsley defender Liam Kitching has been banned for 3 matches for violent conduct.

FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings after some England players were racially abused in Hungary and England's player were pelted with objects thrown from the crowd. Hungary are already set to play their next 3 UEFA home matches behind closed doors due to their supporters' discriminatory behaviour.

A beach club owned by Juventus midfielder Federico Bernardeschi has been fined 40,000 euros for employing uncontracted workers at an evening event. Despite the Italian international owning the establishment and holding his own wedding party there shortly after winning the European championships in the summer, it has been claimed that he has nothing to do with the situation.


Bolton Owners Meet Debt Obligation

The owners of Bolton Wanderers, a company called Football Ventures (Whites), have revealed that they managed to meet the deadline to agree settlements with all unsecured creditors within two years. Bolton had until 31st August, but their chairman Sharon Brittan said: "After a very challenging two years we are absolutely delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with its unsecured creditors. This ensures that we have met our obligations, satisfied the EFL requirements and are therefore free of any embargoes and penalties. I would like to thank our amazing colleagues who have worked tirelessly throughout this process over the past two years and also the creditors whose patience and understanding have not only been helpful but truly appreciated."


Moriba Hits Out At Barca

After Spanish starlet Ilaix Moriba left Barcelona to move to RB Leipzig the youngster has revealed that he and his family suffered abuse due to, he claims, false stories spread by Barca. Barca had spread rumours that the youngster was making huge wage demands to sign a new deal and manager Ronald Koeman claimed Moriba was focused on contract talks and not football. Moriba told Leipzig's website: "We have big goals this season and I can't wait to take on this challenge at Leipzig. The last few months have been the hardest of my life, we [my family] have received abusive messages but we've been able to get over it to be here today. They [people at the club] have said many things that are not true and I've had to keep tight-lipped because of the respect I have for Barcelona. The things they have said in the press have not been fair." Despite that, Moriba still thanked the Catalan club for helping him develop as a player.

Moriba was not the only player who left to hit out at the way Barcelona acted, as Emerson Royal, who was signed, officially anyway, just 3 months earlier, moved to Tottenham Hotspur. The 22-year-old Brazilian right-back has claimed he "was hurt by Barcelona's ways". Emerson told Marca: "I thought that the club wanted me to stay. I played the Sunday as a starter, they day after I woke up and I went to training relaxed. There I already started to see that there were many things, that Tottenham spoke with Barcelona, that they had almost done it. I didn't understand anything that was happening because I didn't know anything. By the afternoon, the club called me because they wanted to speak with me and there they told me they wanted to sell. I found out with the directors of the club. They started to tell me that the situation of the club wasn't good, that I came in a complicated time and that for that reason it was better to sell. I repeated my intention to stay because I had a dream of playing here and contribute to Barcelona. I know that in my best form I was going to triumph here. I am smart and I realised that in that moment, no matter what I said I was out. They were kicking me out with very good words."


Roma Reveal Growing Debt

AS Roma have released their financial figures for the 2020/21 season, which have revealed a debt which grew by 30m euros to reach 339m euros. The figures also include the recent transfer window, covering the arrival of their new sporting director Tiago Pinto and highly-renumerated new head coach Jose Mourinho. The club's parent company, Romulus and Remus Investments LLC, invested 60m euros in cash to give Roma working capital during the window.


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Written by Tris Burke September 04 2021 04:22:21


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