Football News: Review Of The Day 1st May 2018

Review Of The Day 1st May 2018
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Review of the Day


Slimani Charged But No Salah

The weekend's Premier League matches have seen Newcastle United's on-loan Leicester City striker Islam Slimani charged with violent conduct for an off-the-ball incident during Saturday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion. Meanwhile Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will not be charged after a review of an incident in the 0-0 draw with Stoke City.


EFL To Vote On Phasing Out Programmes

With declining sales and increasing costs a concern to clubs in the Football League, clubs will vote on whether or not to remove the current requirement to produce one for every league match.


Rodgers Hits Out At Murty's Treatment

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has hit out at the way arch rivals Rangers are treating caretaker manager Graeme Murty. Rodgers said: "He's just been thrown to the garbage really and I think it's very, very discourteous. I'm a wee bit reluctant to talk on it too much, purely because Graeme Murty has been put in a job. Last year, he was Under-20s coach and everyone was saying 'he's a good guy and he's doing very well'. The guy went in there and he's done his very, very best in what looks like, from the outside, to be very, very trying and difficult circumstances."


Buvac Takes Break Away From Liverpool

Liverpool's assistant manager Zeljko Buvac is taking a leave of absence from the club until the end of the season, the club have announced, following reports that he had left the club after a falling out with manager Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool say he is still employed by the club.


Pub In Burnley Renamed In Dyche's Honour

The Princess Royal pub in Burnley, based near to the Clarets home ground of Turf Moor, found fame by having a sign outside which read: "Sean Dyche Drinks Here For Free", but they have now taken it a notch further. This season, as early as November, the sign promised to name the pub after him if the team qualified for the Europa League. With qualification all but assured, work has begun on the rebranding to the 'Royal Dyche' though Dyche himself did suggest in a news conference it should be named 'The Handsome Ginger Fella'.


Chelsea Win Fifth Successive FA Youth Cup

Chelsea have completed a 7-1 aggregate win over Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup final to lift it for the 5th successive year. Chelsea won the first leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, after going 1 down initially, then completed the victory with a 4-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. It is the first time since the 1950s, when Manchester United did so, that a team has won it five times in a row.


Turkish Fan Gets Round Stadium Ban With Crane

A Turkish football fan found a shortlived way to get round his ban from Denizlispor's stadium. The man bought a crane and had himself raised up to see over the stands during the match between Denizlispor and Gaziantepspor. Unfortunately for him, police made him lower himself down.


Benzema Nearly Joined Spurs Instead Of Madrid

Then-Lyon manager Gerrard Houllier has revealed that striker Karim Benzema very nearly ended up in England's capital rather than the Spanish one. In 2007 Benzema was a talented young forward at Lyon with a whole raft of clubs interested in his signature. In the summer of 2007, when Juande Ramos was a new man at the helm of Tottenham Hotspur, Benzema was close to joining Spurs until Houllier persuaded him to stay. Houllier said when asked about whether young players needed to show more patience: "Look at Benzema. At one point, Tottenham wanted to take him. He was tempted. But he and his entourage listened to me and Karim stayed in Lyon. Two years later, he signed for Real Madrid. Today, young people want money right away and to play every game."


Meyer Suspended By Schalke Over Bullying Accusations

German international Max Meyer, who is out of contract in the summer, has been suspended by current club Schalke 04 after claiming the club tried to bully him into signing a new contract. Meyer said in Bild: "I was never concerned about the money, otherwise I would have accepted the second improved offer. That's why I find it a mess for Clemens Tonnies to say it on TV as if it were all about money. I simply did not want to stay with Schalke and work under Heidel. It's all about this. Lately, it just feels like bullying to me." A Schalke statement responded with: "Max Meyer will not participate in the training sessions of the team in the next two weeks until the end of the season and, as a result, will no longer be used. His contract with FC Schalke 04 expires at the end of the season."


Serie A Probe Racist Abuse Claim

The Italian league are investigating after it was reported that Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi was racially abused during a match against Inter Milan at the San Siro. Disciplinary officials for the league have admitted that all three of their observers present at the match heard: "chants expressing racial discrimination... which lasted for a few seconds" aimed at Matuidi.

Written by Tris Burke May 01 2018 07:02:04