Football News: Review Of The Day 22nd April 2018

Review Of The Day 22nd April 2018
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Review of the Day


Deal Or No Deal

Brazilian centre-forward Roger has left Internacional to join Corinthians.

Former Hibs, Celtic, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers forward Anthony Stokes has been dumped by new club Apollon Smyrni. The Greek Super League side terminated his contract over his repeated ill-discipline, with a spell AWOL being the final straw after just 4 games in his Greece career.


Vieira Flattered But Happy Where He Is

Rookie manager and Arsenal playing legend Patrick Vieira has said he is flattered to be linked with the Gunners job as replacement for Arsene Wenger, but he is happy working as New York City FC head coach. Vieira told New York radio station WNYE: "I spent nine years at Arsenal which makes the club really special for me. But that is not enough to coach the team. I am always flattered to hear my name linked with different football clubs. That is good for your ego but at the same time, I am happy here. We will see what will happen in the next couple of years."


Lewandowski Breaks Goalscoring Record

Bayern Munich's 3-0 win over Hannover 96 was pretty much an irrelevant result with Bayern having the trophy wrapped up already but it did hand Robert Lewandowski a record. Just a few minutes after being brought on as a sub, Lewandowski added Bayern's second to make it 105 goals in total for Bayern, making him the Bundesliga's all time non-German leading goalscorer for one club (that's a mouthful to get printed on a t-shirt to celebrate!). It was also his 150th in all competitions, a total achieved in just 190 appearances.


Dortmund Fans Turn On Team

Borussia Dortmund fans have had to endure a poor season from their team, with the notable exception of on-loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, and now they are using banners to highlight their disgust at the performances. Ahead of the game against Bayer Leverkusen banners with messages such as: "No will, no passion, no courage, no team - nobody represents Borussia Dortmund less than you!" were dotted around the stadium. Whether that galvanised the players or not, they went out and thrashed Leverkusen 4-0 with Jadon Sancho netting his first since arriving from Manchester City in the summer.


Defeat To Burton Confirms Sunderland Relegation

A select group of teams has a new addition as Sunderland become just the third team to suffer back-to-back relegations from the Premier League down to League One, after they were beaten by fellow relegation battlers Burton Albion. Next season will be only the second ever season that the Black Cats have spent outside the top two divisions of English football. And Jack Rodwell will still be getting 60k a week....


And Finally

I thought I would end it with a couple of Paul Gascoigne stories today:

Firstly there was the time when he was at Everton and he was driving the other players mad with his inability to keep still, so Duncan Ferguson challenged him to a competition. £50 was riding on the bet to see who can lift a metal skip above their head the most times. Gazza went first and absolutely killed himself to reach 50. Sweat was pouring off him, his legs were wobbly and he gasped: "Beat that Dunc!" Duncan Ferguson never even looked up from the newspaper he was reading and just said, "nah, I can't be bothered. Here's the £50"

There was the time when he was at Spurs in a training session when someone kicked the ball over the fence. Paul Gascoigne hops over calling out: "don't worry I'll get it", and vanished. The next day he jumps back over the fence with the ball, completely straight faced, saying: "I got it!"

He also had what can only be described as a strange superstition on England duty, involving Les Ferdinand. I think this needs to be told in his own words: "In the dressing room, Les Ferdinand, I swear down, when he took his clothes off, you should have seen the size of his f***ing c**k. He made mine look small. I went 'Les, Les please, please let me have one f***ing hold of that thing'. So he let me have a hold of it. And I went out played a blinder and scored, right. I thought 'f***ing brilliant'. So the next game at Wembley, 'Les get it out'. And every time we played for England Les went 'hurry up and get it over with Gazza'."

Written by Tris Burke April 22 2018 07:05:36