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Football News: Review Of The Day 25th October 2018

Review Of The Day 25th October 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Labadie Returns To The Exiles

Former Newport County captain Joss Labadie has returned to the club after signing a deal until the end of the season. The midfielder has been out for over half a year with a cruciate knee ligament injury but still had a number of clubs interested in his services.

 

Primeiro Complain About 'Terror Film' Conditions In Tunisia

The Serbian coach of Angolan side Primeiro de Agosto has complained about the conditions his team faced against Tunisian side Esperance in the African Champions League semi-final second leg. Loud explosions and flares were going off throughout the match as Esperance came back from a 1-0 deficit to win the tie 4-3 on aggregate in conditions bordering on the farcical due to the smoke. Primeiro coach Zoran Manojlovic said: "It was everything but not football, many things happening off the field, bombs exploding off the field, there was an invasion of the pitch 20 came onto the field. It is a shame for me it's a shame for the organisation - it's not like football it's like a terror film. I'd like to see someone responsible to look at the whole game and all the conditions of the game and take a decision. I'd like the responsible people of the Caf or the Fifa to see the game. Because it's not the game in the national league this is the semi-final of the Champions League. What happened here is a shame for football."

 

Gills Offer Travelling Fans Free Tickets

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally has apologised to the fans following Tuesday's 3-1 defeat at Plymouth Argyle and offered a free ticket for any of the Gills' next five home games to the 254 who travelled to see the match. It was the Pilgrims' season win of the season and Scally said: "Everyone at the club was shocked and embarrassed by the performance and no-one should have to pay to watch that."

 

Alonso Signs New Blues Deal

Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso has signed a new long-term deal with Chelsea, keeping him tied to the London club until 2023. Alonso said: "I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world. It's been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more."

 

Aussie FA Step In To Help Fund Bolt's Wages

The Football Federation Australia have stepped in to help Central Coast Mariners complete a deal with former sprint king Usain Bolt. The multi-millionaire 100m and 200m world record holder expects to earn wages beyond the ability of the Mariners to provide, despite not needing the money and claiming he just wants to play football. Bolt has already rejected a deal with Valletta FC of Malta.

 

Red Devils Charged Over Pitch Invasion

Manchester United are facing UEFA charges over repeated pitch invasions as fans attempted to get close to Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo on his return to play at Old Trafford. The game, which saw Juve beat Man Utd 1-0, was held up on a number of occasions while stewards dealt with the invasions.

 

Wolves Check On 5000 Players Per Month

Wolverhampton Wanderers sporting director Kevin Thelwell has told local paper Express and Star that the club are getting 5,000 scouting reports a month, as they look to strengthen the team. Thelwell said: "We are getting reports on approximately 5,000 players a month - it's becoming a big process. We are not just crossing our fingers and hoping we can get the very best out of him or make something out of someone. It makes it very exciting to be searching through a high quantity of players. We are still some way from making hard and fast decisions (about January). The windows are very tough but I'm not complaining."

Written by Tris Burke October 25 2018 06:14:19

 

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