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Football News: Review Of The Day 24th April 2018

Review Of The Day 24th April 2018
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Review of the Day


Henry Gets New Deal

Stevenage's veteran full back Ronnie Henry has signed a new deal with the League Two club. The 34 year old former Tottenham youngster has played 469 games so far for Stevenage and his new deal will lead him into a coaching career when he retires as he will have a part-time role in the club's academy as part of it.


Thousands Welcome Napoli Home After Win Over Juve

Despite the win still leaving Napoli a point behind league leaders Juventus, thousands were waiting to welcome the team home at the airport after their 1-0 win at the weekend. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 were waiting outside the airport as the Neapolitans revived their hopes of winning their first and only league titles with the genius of Maradona to drag them to glory. Napoli have won just two Serie A titles in their history, 1987 and 1990, both due to the legendary Argentine's brilliance. With four games left to play this season, they now have every chance of making it three titles.


Pogba Dismisses Talk Of A Transfer....Sort Of

Speaking to French TV channel Canal+, Paul Pogba said: "Mourinho has made me captain. He gave me the keys, the responsibilities at a great club like Manchester United. For the time being, I am at Manchester United and I am only thinking about the present. We are in the FA Cup final; I have a World Cup to come. Transfers, all that sort of thing, are not on my mind."


Everton Fan Becomes First Ever Remote Mascot

Jack McLinden has become football's first ever remote mascot through the aid of a robot called AV1, made by a company called No Isolation. McLinden, who suffers with health conditions that make it impossible for him to ever attend a game at Goodison Park and watch his beloved Everton play, was able to experience the moment remotely, as the robot fed back live images and sound and enabled him to chat live with the players.


FA Apologises For Kane Tweet

The Football Association has apologised to both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur after a tweet they sent out following Saturday's 2-1 victory for Man Utd in their FA Cup sem-final clash. The tweet showed a message asking Chris Smalling, "what's in your pocket?" That was followed by a clip of him saying, "Harry Kane".


Klopp Asks Liverpool Fans To Show Respect To Roma

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has asked Liverpool fans to show respect to AS Roma and not pelt the team bus with objects as happened to the Manchester City team bus in the previous round. Klopp said: "This is an outstanding club known for its fantastic atmosphere. We don't need to throw things. In the stadium do it again and better. Outside the stadium, please show the respect we have to show. We can show how wonderful Liverpool people are and we can show it in 20 minutes before the game and then the whole world knows it." I just hope the morons are listening.


Roma Clinch New Sponsorship Deal

AS Roma will have brand new shirts for their semi-final match with Liverpool as they seal a shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways. The deal will run until 2021. Roma's president Jim Pallotta said, "We are delighted to announce this historic partnership between AS Roma and Qatar Airways, two great brands with global ambitions."


Hector Extends Koln Deal

With FC Koln almost certainly relegated, clubs were sniffing around German international left back Jonas Hector in the hope of picking him up cheap. Those hopes have all been dashed as Hector agrees a new 5 year deal with the Cologne club. Hector said: "FC Köln allowed me to take the path from the regional league (fourth division) to the German national team. I am very connected and thankful to this club and feel very comfortable living in Cologne. It would have been no problem for me to switch to another club after this season, but it would not have felt right. We had many talks in the past few weeks and I had enough time to think about it. The decision for me is clear: I belong to FC and I want to go into the new season with this team and with these fans." Hector is now contracted to Koln until 2023.


Dortmund Appoint Head Of Licensed Player Division

No idea what that is, but Borussia Dortmund have created a new post entitled 'Head of Licensed Player Division' and appointed Sebastian Kehl to the position. Does anyone have a clue what that actually means?


Argentina Hit By Biglia Blow

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia looks set to miss this summer's World Cup after fracturing two vertebrae in the defeat against Benevento. "AC Milan inform that Lucas Biglia reported a severe lumbar trauma due to an injury during Saturday's match against Benevento," a club statement read. "The player has undergone medical examinations that highlighted a fracture of the transverse processes of the first two lumbar vertebrae. A detailed prognosis will be issued in the coming days upon completion of all medical tests."

Written by Tris Burke April 24 2018 07:03:24