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Football News: Review Of The Day 27th September 2018

Review Of The Day 27th September 2018
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Review of the Day

 

LuaLua Signs For Hatters

Luton Town have agreed to sign free agent winger Kazenga LuaLua until the end of the season. The 27 year old has previously worked with Luton manager Nathan Jones when the pair were at Brighton & Hove Albion. He left Sunderland at the end of last season.

 

Sunu Switches International Allegiance

Former Arsenal youngster Gilles Sunu has been given clearance to swap his international allegiance to Togo, the country his father Manu played for in the 1990s. Sunu has 51 French caps at Under-21 and younger levels, but never made the step up to the full senior side and so FIFA have cleared him to play for Togo. The 27 year old plays his football in Tuurkey for BB Erzurumspor currently. Togo head coach Claude LeRoy wasted no time calling him up as he told Canal Plus: "Gilles Sunu can now play for Togo and this is a great news. He is a quality player that I have been trying to get for a very long time and we've included him in the squad for the games against Gambia next month."

 

Spurs New Stadium Will Be Greatest Ever Built

....says builder who is building it. Well ok, not the actual builder but one of the chief engineers on the project to build Tottenham Hotspur's brand new stadium, Nick Cooper, has claimed that the new stadium will be "the greatest that's ever been built" as he asks for patience. Cooper said: "We've tried to do something in double time. If you look at any other project of this nature you wouldn't have achieved as much as we've achieved with the stadium. Be patient with us, we understand the frustrations." The contractor, Mace, has said the delays are down to faulty wiring but no completion date has been given.

 

Rodgers Rejected China Offer

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he had "a few offers" to leave Celtic including a "big money" offer from China. After guiding Celtic to two domestic trebles in a row, against no opposition, Rodgers is rebuilding his reputation in Scotland. Rodgers told BBC Scotland: "With China it's big money, but I've found happiness here. I spoke with the owners and the board and we found an agreement and moved on. I've had other opportunities but I'm very much here and unless the club get fed up with me or something else happens I'm very privileged to be here."

 

Pickford Signs New Deal With Everton

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has said he aims to become an Everton legend after signing a new 6 year contract with the Toffees. The 24 year old only joined the club in the summer of 2017 from relegated Sunderland and has said: "I want to become the best person as a goalkeeper I can be. Hopefully, we can get the success for the fans to earn the right to be a legend at Everton one day, each and every one of us. I want to play as many games as I can for the club, that's my goal now. When I made the move last year I thought Everton would be a great club to come to and the right step in my career. Hopefully, I can continue to progress, become a better goalkeeper each and every day and keep that England number one shirt as well."

 

Southgate To Sign New England Contract

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to be handed a new 4 year deal despite his only ability being to wear a waistcoat well and talk the talk in press conferences. Bizarrely, even though his team played awful football with only set pieces offering any genuine chances of scoring, as well as losing to every decent team he has faced as manager, Southgate is set to get a pay rise! What is it those incompetent buffoons at the FA saw that I have not seen?

 

Liverpool Have Secret Drink Helping Them And Its Not Ribena

Former world swimming champion Mark Warneckehas revealed to SportsBild that he is working with Liverpool's nutritionist Mona Nemmer and has created two special mineral drinks to "significantly speed up regeneration after exercise". The drinks come in citrus or orange flavour, but sadly not blackcurrant, which must be a big disappointment for James Milner....

 

Koeman Names Provisional Netherlands Squad

Holland manager Ronald Koeman has picked three new faces for his provisional squad ahead of the October games with Germany and Belgium. Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow, PSV Eindhoven midfielder Pablo Rosario and Club Brugge's Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld have been included at the expense of Watford right-back Daryl Janmaat, Feyenoord winger Steven Berghuis and Rosario's team-mate Jorrit Hendrix.
Provisional Netherlands Squad:
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen, Jeroen Zoet, Marco Bizot, Justin Bijlow.
Defence: Kenny Tete, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Hans Hateboer, Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Stefan de Vrij, Daley Blind, Terence Kongolo, Nathan Aké, Patrick van Aanholt.
Midfielders: Pablo Rosario, Marten de Roon, Tonny Vilhena, Kevin Strootman, Frenkie de Jong, Davy Pröpper, Georginio Wijnaldum, Donny van de Beek and Ruud Vormer.
Attackers: Quincy Promes, Justin Kluivert, Luuk de Jong, Wout Weghorst, Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel, Steven Bergwijn, Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld.

 

Kompany Pledges Money From Testimonial To Manchester's Homeless

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has pledged to donate all the profits from his testimonial to a new charity he has set up with Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham called Tackle4MCR. Kompany said: "I've received much from Manchester: a great career at the highest level, unconditional support from the fans through thick and thin, a lovely family and so much more to be grateful for. Over the past decade I've been lucky to have witnessed and played a part in Manchester City's rise as a club and a brand. This has also run parallel alongside the rise of a whole region. However, with this spectacular rise, comes a very visible downside: more and more people are left out of and have no access to the benefits of the rapid development, often leaving them no choice but to end up on the streets. What inspired me so much about this region, about this city, is the positivity of the people that live in it. The humour as well, the banter! And I think it's shown in the last ten years, look at the city, how it's grown, the things that didn't exist when I signed for Manchester City. So I think as we are growing, as this city is so powerful compared to so many other cities I have visited in the past, I think we have a responsibility to take everyone along with us on that journey and that's why I believe in tonight. I think Andy has set a wonderful example with the 15 percent of his salary going to the Homelessness Fund and this night can start something beautiful, tonight can achieve something truly unique for a city who is my adopted home now."

Written by Tris Burke September 27 2018 06:57:04

 

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