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Football News: Review Of The Day 6th March 2018

Review Of The Day 6th March 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Blades Boosted By Freeman Return

Sheffield United got an injury boost as Kieron Freeman completed 90 minutes for their U23s against Huddersfield Town. Despite Freeman's presence, the Blades lost 2-1 to their Yorkshire neighbours.

 

Spurs Increase Stadium Capacity

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they will now have a larger official capacity to their new stadium after Haringey Council approved their application. The capacity has risen from 61,559 to 62,062.

 

Mendy Returns To Training

Manchester City left back Benjamin Mendy has made a return to training following his ACL injury earlier this season. He was joined in training by another player returning from an injury lay off, Raheem Sterling, who has missed the last four games with a muscle injury.

 

Mahrez Will Give Everything For Leicester

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has told reporters that he will give his all for Leicester, despite the desire to leave. Mahrez said: "It was a difficult situation but, while I am here, I will give everything for the club - that's how I am. I was very pleased with the way the fans have been with me throughout this. It was important for me. That's why I will keep giving everything for the club."

 


Blackpool's Troubles Continue As Bailiffs Arrive At The Club

The battle for control of Blackpool took a fresh twist yesterday as bailiffs arrived to retrieve assets from the club's owners, the Oyston family. The Oystons were ordered by a court to pay damages to former director Valeri Belokon but have missed the deadline for a £10m instalment in February. The Oystons still owe at least £20m to Belokon, who is keen to take control of the football team away from the Oystons. "Mr Belokon continues to have the interests of the club at heart," law firm Clifford Chance said. "We can confirm that our client is continuing to take steps to enforce the payment of the judgment debt that is owed to it by Owen Oyston, Karl Oyston and Blackpool Football (Properties) Limited. Mr Belokon emphasises that the actions being taken by bailiffs in Blackpool are not directed at Blackpool Football Club Limited or the football related assets."

 

Impact Add Fanni

Montreal Impact have signed former French international defender Rod Fanni on a short term deal to cover for an injury to Zakaria Diallo. The 36 year old is contracted until June 30th, but there is an option to extend for the rest of the season. "His arrival will allow us to fill the gap left by Zakaria Diallo's injury," Impact head coach Remi Garde said in a statement. "Rod will strengthen our defensive corps while bringing his extensive experience to the group. I appreciated his swiftness in positively answering our request and his desire to take part in our project as soon as he was released from his contract with Marseille. I am certain that his contribution will be important for our upcoming games."

Ukrainian Premier Liga side Vorskla Poltave have signed Mykhaylo Sergiychuk from rival Premier Liga side NK Veres Rivne.

Hearts have released Swedish goalkeeper Viktor Noring. The 27 year old had made just 3 appearances in 18 months with the Scottish club.

 

Neville Takes A Swipe At YouTube Star Pogba

Gary Neville has criticised Paul Pogba following the first half of the game between Crystal Palace and Manchester United. United came back from 2-0 to win the game 3-2 and went in to the changing rooms at half time losing 1-0. Neville said in his half-time analysis: "His great weakness is that he plays like he's playing in the park with his mates. It's like everything he does is like a YouTube or Instagram video. It's like it's not serious, it's like a joke to him in terms of the way he goes about things. It's no wonder (manager) Jose Mourinho has left him out for the past few weeks a number of times."

 

Forgotten Man Gets Everton Run Out

The forgotten Everton summer signing Davy Klaassen has played his first game since December as the former Ajax man gets 70 minutes for the under-23s against Swansea City in the Premier League 2. Argentine defender Ramiro Funes Mori also played in a 2-0 win for the Toffees as he nears full fitness following a long term injury lay off.

 

Lallana Still Important To Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has told England international Adam Lallana that he is still important to Liverpool despite barely featuring this season. Lallana has only managed 186 minutes in the Premier League after a thigh problem saw him miss a large chunk of the season. As Lallana attempted to return to full fitness he has twice suffered setbacks on his road to full fitness, further limiting his time on the pitch. "Adam, absolutely was an integral part of the team and with the competition we have, for Adam it is still usually not a problem for him, because he is important to us, but he needed only time," said Klopp. "Life is to learn from your mistakes and we all have to learn. We made this mistake, he looked fit. Maybe two little setbacks, not the biggest setbacks, but in and out, in and out, and that makes no sense, so now we have to build with him. He is coming close, but of course he now has no rhythm, which is another thing. We still need him, we will use him still. He is cool, he sees the quality of the team is good, but he is always one of the guys who push the level in training on to the next level, because he is always so intense in all the things he is doing. So the time will come for him, 100%. Whether it is tomorrow, I don't know."

 

West Ham Add A Head Of Player Care

London's West Ham United have appointed Hugo Scheckter as their new 'Head Of Player Care'. Scheckter had previously been Player Liaison Officer at Southampton for over 3 years.

 

Coleman Looking For More Height At Sunderland

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has admitted that Jonny Williams has been left out of recent games because he is short, as the former Wales boss looks for taller players in midfield. "We've got Jonny and George Honeyman (5ft 7in) and in a lot of games you play in the Championship there's a lot of set-plays," Coleman said. "We can't always go with certain players because we're too small, simple as that. Those who know my history will know what I think of Jonny Williams - he's a very, very good player and he's going to get game-time. Sometimes it can be him and George together if there's other individuals in the team but's it's very tough to go with (Aiden) McGeady, (Callum) McManaman, Williams, Honeyman and (Joel) Asoro. They're not the biggest and the league we're in it's needs-must, so we can't play them all." Who said English football is still stuck in the 70s?

 

Reading Get Double Injury Boost

It is not just Everton that had a forgotten man make his comeback in an U23s game, as Reading's French forward Joseph Mendes returned as the Royals beat West Bromwich Albion in an U23s match. Mendes has struggled with injuries since signing for Reading and has not featured since August due to injury. He was joined by another injury returnee in Callum Harriott, who was returning after 14 months out with a hamstring problem. Mendes played the first half, while Harriott completed 32 minutes.

 

Mitrovic Burns More Bridges With Rafa

Unwated Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has taken a dig at Rafael Benitez. The striker is currently on loan in the Championship with Fulham and said: "It's a different style we play here. The players enjoy the football more than last season with Newcastle, where we knew how we wanted to play, we always played on the results - that's it. This season, this team, we always try to score more goals than the opponent. Newcastle was more tactically [set up]. We didn't play as much attacking football as we play now. Obviously, it worked because Newcastle were promoted last season. I hope we are promoted again with Fulham."

 

Another Long Term Injury Returnee

It must be getting near contract renewal time as yet another long term injury victim has recovered enough for a run out with the U23s, this time it is Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs. Hobbs managed 45 minutes in his first appearance since September as Forest ran out 3-0 winners over Hull City.

 

Bundesliga Fan Enjoys The Match Too Much

A fan in the Bundesliga found himself enjoying the game so much he was arrested on Saturday. The Hertha Berlin fan was caught masturbating in the stands while watching his team play and now faces indecency and assault charges following his arrest.

Written by Tris Burke March 06 2018 05:30:31