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Football News: Review Of The Day 26th April 2018

Review Of The Day 26th April 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Radrizzani Defends Carefully Considered Myanmar Tour

The owner of Leeds United, Andrea Radrizzani, has defended Leeds' post-season tour of Myanmar from allegations of it being 'morally corrupt'. Radrizzani said: "This was a carefully considered decision and we knew it would be controversial, but this is about people not governments. It has never been my intention, nor that of the club, to get involved in a political debate in Myanmar. However, if because of the tour we further highlight the ongoing serious issues in certain areas of the country, then maybe that is a positive thing."

 

EFL Clears Wolves Over Mendes Links

Championship champions Wolverhampton Wanderers have been cleared over questions regarding super agent Jorge Mendes' role with the club. With owners Fosun holding a stake in Mendes' agency Gestifute, there has been a lot of criticism over the close ties between the two from Championship rivals. The English Football League, having looked at the details provided by Wolves, have said there is no case to answer.

 

Safe-Standing Petition Reaches 100,000

A petition asking for English clubs to be allowed to have safe-standing in the Premier League and Championship has now reached 100,000 signatures, triggering the House of Commons to consider it for a debate.

 

Roma Condemn Abhorrent Behaviour Of Some Of Its Fans

After two of its fans were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Tuesday's attack on 53 year old Sean Cox, who remains in a critical condition, AS Roma has condemned fans involved who brought "shame on the club". A Roma statement read: "There is no place for this type of vile behaviour in football."

 

Wenger Admits It Was Not His Choice To Announce Departure

"After reaching agreement about my departure, I was happy for the club to decide when to announce. I wish to make it clear the timing of the announcement was right," Arsene Wenger told journalists. He also went on to confirm that he was not yet ready to retire from the game and intends to continue to work after he leaves Arsenal in the summer.

 

Ox Out Of World Cup

It has been confirmed by Liverpool that midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is rulled out of the World Cup in the summer. The 24 year old picked up a knee ligament injury early in the 5-2 victory over AS Roma, which has ended his season early. "The extent of the injury means Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the remainder of the campaign for Liverpool, as well as the World Cup in Russia with England," Liverpool said in a statement. "Oxlade-Chamberlain will now begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness again as soon as possible, returning to action next season." Oxlade-Chamberlain's statement read: "Absolutely devastated to have picked up this injury at such a crucial time in the season. Gutted I won't be able to play any further part now in our Champions League run for Liverpool, and also the World Cup with England. But now it's all about supporting the boys and getting behind them. I know we have what it takes to do something special in this tournament. I'm going to give everything I have to make sure I'm back as quickly as possible. However, this all pales in comparison to how the family of the Liverpool fan badly hurt before last night's game must be feeling. My thoughts are with him and his loved ones. Thank you for all your kind words, messages and support. I'll see you soon. #YNWA."

 

And Finally

The first ever World Cup was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930. It was a totally different time that is for sure, as shown by an incident in the semi-final between Argentina and the USA. The very fact the USA got to the semi-final tells you how different things were then! However the match was not going well for the Americans, who were getting increasingly annoyed with the rough-house tactics employed by the Argies. The American trainer was getting more and more agitated on the sidelines until, after a particularly heavy foul, he leapt off the bench and raced onto the field, throwing down his medical bag in disgust as he charged on to remonstrate with the officials. Unfortunately for him, when he threw the bag to the ground he smashed open a bottle of choloroform and promptly knocked himself out. The USA were clearly given fresh motivation by this moment as they battled on to a mere 6-1 defeat.

Written by Tris Burke April 26 2018 07:30:04