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Football News: Review Of The Day 6th December 2018

Review Of The Day 6th December 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Alpine Klopp Becomes Saint

Southampton have surprised no one by appointing former RB Leipzig head coach, Ralph Hassenhuttl, as their new manager to replace Mark Hughes. The 51 year old Austrian has been called the Alpine Klopp for his love of the high press, high energy game Klopp favoured. The current coaching staff of Kelvin Davis, Dave Watson and Alek Gross, will stay in place to help him settle him.

 

Under 21 Game Marred By Fan Troubles

The first Potteries derby between Port Vale and Stoke City since 2002 was marred by crowd trouble, despite being an under-21s clash. Almost 4,000 Stoke fans were in attendance in a gate of just under 8,000 and local police had to resort to riot shields and protective helmets. Seats, toilets and windows were broken in the away stand and Stoke fans tried to set fire to the toilet block, as police said "a large section" of away fans were disruptive. Stoke City have condemned the behaviour of some fans as "deplorable". 11 men were arrested.

 

Dons Turns To Downes

AFC Wimbledon have finally appointed the replacement for Neal Ardley, who left on 12th November. The Dons have turned to Wally Downes, who used to play for the old Wimbledon FC and Downes said: "I am very proud to be appointed as manager of a club I love dearly." Downes was a part of the Dons team that rose from the 4th tier of English football to the 1st in the late 70s and early 80s. Wimbledon are currently 23rd in the 3rd tier.

 

Leeds Injury List Lengthens

Championship promotion chasers Leeds United have been hit by more injuries as their already lengthy injury list gets longer. Skipper Liam Cooper has had surgery for a knee injury, while utility man Stuart Dallas fractured his foot, both players picking up the injuries in Saturday's win at Sheffield United.

 

Rangers Charged By UEFA

SPFL side Rangers have been charged for 2 incidents during their November draw with Villareal in the Europa League. One involved a fan who ran onto the pitch at Ibrox and he was arrested and has since pled guilty to a charge of breach of the peace. The other was for a bottle-throwing incident.

 

Woobay Quits International Football

After Sierra Leone were thrown out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, their longest serving current player, Julius Gibrilla Woobay has retired from international football. Woobay told the BBC: "It's really sad that I'll end my career at a time when we've been disqualified from the Nations Cup qualifiers due to the Fifa suspension. I wanted to end my career on a high note by qualifying my country to the Nations Cup finals. This was the last opportunity I had to do so. It's a big disappointment because we had a good chance to qualify. We were determined to give our best to qualify because it was my last chance to play in the Nations Cup."

 

Arsenal Fear Long Term Holding Loss

Arsenal centre back Rob Holding was carried off on a stretcher last night as Arsenal drew at Old Trafford after the 23 year old collided with Marcus Rashford before half-time. Gunners head coach Unai Emery said: "The doctors think it may be a big injury." Emery is already having to make do without Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal.

 

Kenyon Heads Takeover Consortium

Former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon is leading a consortium that is trying to buy Newcastle United from current owner Mike Ashley. Little is known about the bid, but it is believed that it is Kenyon's consortium Ashley was referring to when he said that sale talks "are at a more progressed stage than they have ever been."

 

Disabled Fans Call For Netting Protection

Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association (MUSDA) have complained about objects thrown at them by away fans, as their section is housed below the travelling supporters. MUSDA say they have had bottles filled with urine, flares, coins and pies land in their section and have asked for the netting protection used in games against Juventus and Young Boys in the Champions League to be used in all games.

Written by Tris Burke December 06 2018 05:05:15

 

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