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Review Of The Day 18th February 2018
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Review of the Day

Quake Stops Play In Wales

An earthquake delayed a Welsh League match between Port Talbot and Taffs Well, as tremors caused the game to be stopped temporarily in the 43rd minute. The quake is said to be the biggest in the UK for a decade and was measured as having a magnitude of 4.4. Port Talbot went on to win 2-1. I will resist the temptation to add any jokes based on the song 'All Shook Up' or make references to people quaking in boots or being shaken not stirred. Personally my first thought would be to run to the nearest arcade and wait by the 'Penny Falls' (or whatever coins they use these days) to wait for the avalanche that would no doubt have been unleashed from them.

Rosler Sacked By Fleetwood

It was somewhat inevitable it would happen, though it has taken a surprisingly long time as Fleetwood Town slumped to 7 straight defeats under Uwe Rosler he was finally relieved of his duties. The German took over in 2016 and led the Cod Army to the League One play offs last season, but this season his 'heavy metal' football has been more like muzak as they lost half of their matches.

Bailey Leaves International Future Open

This season's breakout Bundesliga star, Leon Bailey, has refused to tie himself down to a nation yet at international level. The 20 year old, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, has one U23 cap for Jamaica, but is still eligible for England, Germany and even Malta at international level. "Which country I play for is still open," Bailey told Bild.

Real Job Exhausting For Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has admitted that the demands of being head coach of Real Madrid are taking a toll on the World Cup winner. "It is exhausting, for sure, even more so at Real Madrid," Zizou told reporters at the club's Valdebebas training complex on Saturday. "Of course there could come a time when there needs to be a change, for the coach, the club, the players, everyone, but it is not the moment."

Pitch Invader Gets Hug From Sanchez

During Man Utd's 2-0 FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town celebrations of their second goal saw a few young supporters leaping onto the pitch to try and join in the celebrations with the players. One youngster got a moment he will never forget as Alexis Sanchez picked him up and gave him a big hug. That was a pitch invasion of the type that enhances football and brings back memories of how the FA Cup used to be.

Villagra Chooses Family Over Football

Former Argentinian internation defender Cristian Villagra is to take a break from football so that he can donate bone marrow to his brother Gonzalo, who is battling leukemia. Discovering he was the only compatible family member, the 32 year old volunteered to help his younger brother: "I am the only compatible family member," Cristian told El Deportivo 12. "I've been doing research for three or four months. You never think you would go through one of these situations. I will try to help him as much as possible. As a donor, it fills me with pride and makes me feel very good. It is difficult to ignore the issue of my brother's illness. It affects me being a close relative and it's not easy, everyone in the club knows that." His current club, Argentine top flight side Atletico Tucuman, support his decision: "We wish our player Cristian Villagra and his family strength in this difficult time."

Moritz Claims Holloway Dream Ended Palace Career

Crystal Palace's former Brazilian forward Andre Moritz has made a bizarre claim on social media. Moritz was a key player for the Eagles as they won promotion back to the top flight in 2013, only to leave the club that summer. The Brazilian has now put his Palace end down to a dream then-manager Ian Holloway had after he had agreed a new contract and went to the training ground to sign it. "All was agreed mate came down to training grounds for sign my new contract. All agreed, got there as we said 9am," Moritz tweeted in reply to a question about why he left. "Holloway told me he had a dream that i was not gonna be happy that year and released me. Believe me or not... as sad as it is."

Friends Of Jesus Turned Away From UK

A group of family and friends who have been helping Gabriel Jesus settle into life in England have been turned away from the UK when they tried to return from a trip home to Brazil. The Manchester City striker has been sharing with his brother and two friends as he transitions to life in Manchester but now will have to cope without the support of some of his inner circle, who were denied re-entry due to a lapsed visa. Man City are now helping them to apply for a new visa, as they seek to keep their young superstar happy. The trio, brother Felipe and best friends Fabio Lucio and Higor Braga, have been instrumental already in Jesus's impressive start, but their importance has increased following the decision of his mother Vera to return to Brazil.

Written by Tris Burke

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