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Football News: Review Of The Day 14th August 2018

Review Of The Day 14th August 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Following a recent spell of injury problems, Manchester United striker James Wilson has moved on loan to Aberdeen.

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Oliver Norwood has joined Sheffield United on loan until January, with an obligation to buy in January. Norwood has won promotion to the Premier League in the last two seasons in a row.

Goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell has signed for Oxford United on loan from Derby County until January.

Crawley Town have taken free agent midfielder Rob Milson on a short-term contract. The 31 year old will be with Crawley until January after a successful trial following his release from Notts County.

Birmingham City defender Jonathan Grounds has signed for Bolton Wanderers on loan for the season.

John Toshack has brought a third player in from British football, as Lee Erwin joins Toshack's Tractor Sazi in Iranian football from Kilmarnock. Toshack has already recruited Harry Forrester from Rangers and Anthony Stokes from Hibernian, as he looks to the cheaper Scottish market for talent.

Veteran midfielder Don Cowie has returned to his first club Ross County from Hearts.

Former Spurs and Southampton forward Tomas Pekhart has left Hapoel Beer Sheva to move to Las Palmas on a free transfer.

Young Real Madrid midfielder Oscar Rodriguez has moved to Leganes on loan.

West Ham United youngster Toni Martinez has joined La Liga 2 side Rayo Majadahonda on loan.

OGC Nice have spent £9m to buy teenage striker Myziane Maolida from Olympique Lyonnaise.

Confusingly, Spanish striker Joselu has moved from Granada to Real Oviedo. It is not the Newcastle United striker though.

Inter Milan have completed the loan signing of Senegalese forward Keita Balde for a fee of £4.5m from AS Monaco.

Rayo Vallecano have taken Alvaro Medran on loan from Valencia.

Sassuolo have paid a £1.8m loan fee to take Manuel Locatelli from AC Milan for the season.

Young central midfielder Edmilson Fernandes has moved to Fiorentina on loan from West Ham United.

Peruvian legend Paulo Guerrero, fresh from playing in the World Cup thanks to fellow captains appealing to FIFA, has moved to Internacional on a free transfer from Flamengo.

 

FA To Investigate Cardiff Coin-Throwing

The Football Association is to look into allegations that coins were thrown at the Bournemouth players during their 2-0 victory over Cardiff City on Saturday. The alleged incident happened in the 36th minute.

 

QPR Need To Move

QPR chief executive Lee Hoos has said that the Londoners need to move from their Loftus Road stadium to increase revenue, in order to be competitive. Redeveloping Loftus Road has been ruled out because of the lack of available land around the stadium. Hoos said: "One of my remits when I came here was to try to create a sustainable business case for the club and we really can't do that at Loftus Road. In order for us to compete I have to be able to get the revenue streams in. Do we need to move? Absolutely. We will have to move at some point in the future to make this a sustainable club. Where we move to is a separate question."

 

Spain Lose Silva To Retirement

Manchester City's little magician David Silva has joined Gerard Pique in international retirement. The 32 year old has retired from Spain duty with 125 caps, two World Cups and a European Championship in hand. Silva said on social media: "I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered. It has not been easy, after all I've experienced, to write these lines. I've spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person. I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories, like of the figure of Luis Aragones, a maestro who will never be forgotten."

 

Spurs Delay New Stadium Opening

Tottenham Hotspur have been forced to delay the opening of their new stadium because of "issues with the critical safety systems". They had been due to play their first game there on 15th September against Liverpool, but the match will now be played at Wembley. They are also moving their following home game, on 6th October, with Cardiff City to Wembley and an NFL fixture between Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders has also been moved to the English national stadium. The match against Manchester City on 28th October is to be 'confirmed'. A Spurs' statement read: "Recent testing and commissioning has now shown issues with the critical safety systems. We are reviewing the situation and planned timetable to rectify and re-test, after which we shall be in a better position to outline a revised timetable. The delays created by these difficulties mean that we can no longer hold the necessary test events on 27 August and 1 September. These will need to be rescheduled to take place ahead of any first official match at the new stadium in order to achieve the safety licence."

 

Report Claims Half Of The Premier League Would Make Money Without Crowds

The BBC has claimed that their research found that 10 of the clubs in the English Premier League would have made a pre-tax profit in their first season of the broadcast deal even if they had received no income from matchday income. The previous season just 2 would have made a profit without it.
Profits without fans in season 2016/17:
West Bromwich Albion £33.03m
Burnley £21.46m
Hull City £19.68m
Southampton £19.10m
Everton £16.60m
West Ham United £14.87m
Tottenham Hotspur £12.55m
Bournemouth £9.46m
Swansea City £5.89m
Crystal Palace £1.21m

 

Willian Would Have Moved If Conte Stayed

Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian has said there was "no chance" that he would have stayed at the club if Antonio Conte had not been replaced in the summer. Willian said when asked if he would have stayed under Conte: "No chance. No. I'm here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go."

 

Benzema Once More In Hot Water

Karim Benzema, never the most intelligent of footballers (which says a lot considering the average footballer has the IQ of an extremely dense slug) has once more shown off his stupidity on social media. Having a lengthy list of speeding tickets and other driving offences, such as driving without a license, to his name already, now the Real Madrid footballer has filmed himself speeding. When it comes to incriminating yourself, Benzema has done a very good job by uploading the video to Instagram of him driving on a public highway over the speed limit. Some people really should not be allowed out on their own! That is stupidity taken to Nth degree.

Written by Tris Burke August 14 2018 06:20:05

 

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