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Football News: Review Of The Day 18th October 2021

Review Of The Day 18th October 2021
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Injury Round-Up

Mauro Icardi has missed training at Paris Saint-Germain after breaking up with his wife (and agent) Wanda Nara. Nara, who was married to Icardi's teammate and close friend Maxi Lopez before they began their affair, has accused Icardi of cheating on her with actress and friend Eugenia Suarez. Nara has deleted all the pics of Icardi from social media, unfollowed both him and Suarez, and said, though she gave no names, "another family that you have ruined for a slut". Which seemingly suggests she is calling herself a slut too. Nara even unfollowed a 'friend' that she had told about leaving Icardi, after the friend posted that on her social media account and gained 40,000 followers. A few hours later and it seems all is sorted as she shared pictures of them together.

Lille defender Sven Botman has been ruled out for a month with a groin injury.


Disciplinary Charges

After Sutton United defender Coby Rowe informed match officials that he had been racially abused by home fans, Crawley Town issued a warning over their public address system. A post-match statement from Crawley read: "The alleged abuse was heard from the home terrace. Crawley Town Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour totally unacceptable." It also asked anyone with information about the incident to contact either the club or the police.

The derby game between Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic was marred by crowd trouble. Trouble started after Wigan winger James McClean opened the scoring and was pelted by missiles thrown from the crowd. Advertising hoardings were ripped down and debris and a flare were also chucked on to the pitch. The referee stopped the game for a while to speak to the police, stewards and the managers of both teams before eventually restarting the match. A Bolton statement hit out at the trouble: "A number of spectators from both clubs were ejected following incidents in the second half when objects - including pyrotechnics - were thrown onto the pitch. Wanderers will continue to work closely with Greater Manchester Police to identify offenders and take action. Such behaviour at the University of Bolton Stadium will not be tolerated and the club will seek to take the appropriate action against any supporters found to have been involved in any of the incidents reported on Saturday or in the future."

A "deeply appalled" Shrewsbury Town threw two spectators out of their crowd for alleged racist gestures during the 1-0 win over MK Dons. A Shrews statement read: "Shrewsbury Town Football Club is bitterly disappointed and deeply appalled to report two individuals were ejected from Montgomery Waters Meadow due to alleged racist gestures during our Sky Bet League One fixture with MK Dons this afternoon. Shrewsbury Town and West Mercia Police will now conduct full and detailed investigations. Should these allegations prove true, any individual guilty of these disgusting offences will receive a lifetime ban from all Shrewsbury Town fixtures. The club will work closely with West Mercia Police and will support any action suggested. Our football club has and always will have a zero-tolerance to any form of racism and discrimination. These behaviours aren't welcome in our club or in any place in society."


Golden Boy Shortlist Reduced

The shortlist for the Golden Boy award has been cut in half, from 40 players to 20, though three new players, in the shape of Gavi, Daniel Maldini and Rodrygo have been added.
1. Pedri - Barcelona
2. Jude Bellingham - Borussia Dortmund
3. Bukayo Saka - Arsenal
4. Florian Wirtz - Bayer Leverkusen
5. Eduardo Camavinga - Real Madrid
6. Mason Greenwood - Manchester United
7. Jamal Musiala - Bayern Munich
8. Giovanni Reyna - Borussia Dortmund
9. Nuno Mendes - Paris Saint-Germain
10. Rodrygo - Real Madrid
11. Ryan Gravenbergh - Ajax
12. Bryan Gil - Tottenham Hotspur
13. Yeremy Pino - Villareal
14. Gavi - Barcelona
15. Charles de Ketelaere - Club Brugge
16. Karim Adeyemi - RB Salzburg
17. William Saliba - Olympique Marseille
18. Jurrien Timber - Ajax
19. Roberto Piccoli - Atalanta
20. Daniel Maldini - AC Milan

While we are on the subject of the Golden Boy award, here are the recent winners:
2003: Rafael van der Vaart - Ajax
2004: Wayne Rooney - Everton/Manchester United
2005: Lionel Messi - Barcelona
2006: Cesc Fabregas - Arsenal
2007: Sergio Aguero - Atletico Madrid
2008: Anderson - Manchester United
2009: Alexandre Pato - AC Milan
2010: Mario Balotelli - Inter Milan/Manchester City
2011: Mario Goetze - Borussia Dortmund
2012: Isco - Malaga
2013: Paul Pogba - Juventus
2014: Raheem Sterling - Liverpool
2015: Anthony Martial - Manchester United
2016: Renato Sanches - Benfica/Bayern Munich
2017: Kylian Mbappe - AS Monaco/Paris Saint-Germain
2018: Matthijs de Ligt - Ajax
2019: Joao Felix - Benfica/Atletico Madrid
2020: Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund


FA Cup First Round Draw

Full FA Cup first-round draw
Bradford City v Exeter City
Sunderland v Mansfield Town
Dorking Wanderers or Hayes & Yeading v Sutton United
Sheffield Wednesday v Plymouth Argyle
Dagenham & Redbridge v Salford City
Carlisle United v Horsham
Dover Athletic or Yate Town v Yeovil Town or Weymouth
Scunthorpe United v Doncaster Rovers
Rotherham United v Bromley
Portsmouth v Harrow Borough
Gillingham v Cheltenham Town
Morecambe v Newport County
Banbury United v Barrow
Fleetwood Town v Burton Albion
AFC Sudbury v Colchester United
Northampton Town v Cambridge United
Corinthian Casuals or St Albans v Forest Green Rovers
Boston United or Stratford Town v Shrewsbury Town
Pontefract Collieries or Halifax Town v Maidenhead United
Chesterfield v Southend United
Rochdale v Tamworth or Notts County
Kidderminster Harriers v Grimsby Town
Wigan Athletic v Solihull Moors
Boreham Wood v Eastleigh or Folkestone Invicta
York City or Morpeth Town v Kettering Town or Buxton
Ipswich Town v Oldham Athletic
AFC Wimbledon v Brackley Town or Guiseley
Harrogate Town v Marine or Wrexham
Hartlepool United v Wycombe Wanderers
King's Lynn Town v Walsall
Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town
Bolton Wanderers v Stockport County
Charlton Athletic v Torquay or Havant & Waterlooville
Oxford United v Bristol Rovers
Crawley Town v Tranmere Rovers
Leyton Orient v Ebbsfleet United
MK Dons v Stevenage
Lincoln City v Bowers and Pitsea
Port Vale v Accrington Stanley
Marske United or Gateshead v Altrincham


Stand Collapse

One of the stands in NEC Nijmegen's Goffertstadion gave way as Vitesse Arnhem fans celebrated their 1-0 win over Nijmegen in the Eredivisie. Vitesse fans were jumping up and down in unison, as the players came over to applaud them, when the stand buckled. It is believed no one was injured in the incident.


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Written by Tris Burke October 18 2021 02:55:10


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