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Football News: Review Of The Day 3rd March 2018

Review Of The Day 3rd March 2018
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Review of the Day


Palace Get Brazilian Keeper

Crystal Palace have strengthened their squad with the signing of free agent keeper Diego Cavalieri. The former Liverpool keeper will provide cover as Palace have suffered injury to first team goalie Julian Speroni.

Defender Jason Geria has left Melbourne Victory of the A-League in Australia to move to Japan's second tier side JEF United Chiba.

Vancouver Whitecaps have traded Tim Parker to NY Red Bulls and received Felipe Martins in return.

Manchester City forward Olarenwaju Kayode has joined Shaktar Donetsk on loan.


Put Takes Charge Of Guinea

The Belgian coach only resigned from his post in charge of Kenya two weeks ago but is now in a new job with Guinea. More than 80 coaches applied for the role, but the 61 year old was picked out to become new head coach.


Grimsby Appoint Jolley Boss

After holding talks with Sol Campbell, League Two Grimsby Town have appointed Michael Jolley as new manager to replace the sacked Russell Slade. Jolley had recently left Swedish side Eskilstuna after failing to save them from relegation. Jolley was initially an investment banker before moving into football coaching.


Leicester Announce Record Profits Following European Run

Leicester City's run to the final eight of the Champions League last season has seen the East Midlands club earn a pre-tax profit of £92m according to their latest accounts. Their turnover increased from £104m to £233m but this was slightly offset by a 34% rise in wages to £92.3m. The accounts also confirmed the Foxes £3.1m payment to settle an FFP dispute with the Football League.


Modric Charged With Perjury

Following a tax fraud trial of Zdravko Mamic, former executive director of Dinamo Zagreb, Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been charged in Croatia with perjury, a charge which carries a five year jail term as sentence. Modric is accused of falsely saying that he had signed an annex to his contract 4 years earlier than prosecutors believe it to have been signed.


City Get £50,000 Fine Over Wigan Antics

Manchester City have been fined £50,000 by the FA after admitting a charge of failing to control their players during the FA Cup 5th round defeat to League One's Wigan Athletic. City players surrounded referee Anthony Taylor, following his correct decision to send off Fabian Delph at the end of the first half.


Funes Mori Back In Argentina Squad

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori has returned to fitness following a lengthy injury lay-off, but has yet to break into the Toffees team since returning to fitness. Despite that, he has been called up by the national team. It was while with Argentina that he picked up the knee injury that has kept him on the sidelines for a long period.


Spanish League Plan VAR Implementation For Next Season

La Liga is set to begin training its officials in the use of VAR with the intention of employing the technology next season. Despite a number of teething problems apparent with the system in other countries where it is already used, Spain have decided to aim for a 2018/19 season implementation.


Shevchenko Tells Morata To Work On His Finishing

Alvaro Morata has scored 12 goals this season, but none of those goals have come in the last 10 games he has played and he has struggled to convert the chances that have fallen to him. Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is a striker who knows well what it is like to falter in the English capital, despite arriving with a stellar career behind him. Now the Ukrainian legend has urged Morata to work on his finishing. Shevchenko said: "I've seen a lot of him. He's had a lot of chances. I think you need to improve the finishing when you have chances. It's good when a striker has chances, it's very positive. You need this for scoring goals and helping the team to win."


MLS Pair Suspended For Foul Language

Major League Soccer has suspended Philadelphia Union midfielder Fafa Picault and Orlando City SC midfielder Pierre da Silva have both been handed three match bans and fined for offensive language during a pre-season game. Is that perhaps something the English Premier League could learn from?


Hill-Wood Urges Wenger To Leave Arsenal

Former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood, the man who originally appointed Arsene Wenger to manage the Gunners, has told Wenger that he has been there too long. "I clearly am not very happy about what is going on," Hill-Wood, said. "I think that there probably ought to be a change of management. He has done fabulously well, it is just he has overstayed his welcome. I find it very sad because he was the great love of many and then it has destroyed it all."


Raiola Denies Pogba Rift With Mourinho

Newspaper reports in England have been full of speculation regarding a dispute between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho. Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has moved to quash the rumours. Discussing rumours of meetings with Real Madrid, Raiola said: "I don't take anyone anywhere, I'm not a taxi or a plane. Of course, if things weren't going well then I'd be ready to do my job, which is to find other solutions for the club and the player. There's no war with Mourinho though, Paul wants to win with Manchester United."


Airport Extension Shelved To Stop Messi Flyovers

The president of low-cost airline Vueling, Javier Sanchez-Prieto, has told a university that plans to add another runway to El Prat airfield were shelved to stop planes flying over Lionel Messi's home. "You cannot pass over where Messi lives," Javier Sanchez-Prieto said during a talk at Barcelona's ESADE university. "This doesn't happen anywhere else in the world," said Prieto to

Written by Tris Burke March 03 2018 05:34:39