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Football News: Review Of The Day 1st January 2019

Review Of The Day 1st January 2019
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Review of the Day

 

Gooch Signs Extension

Sunderland's American midfielder Lynden Gooch has signed a contract extension, despite the Mackems being down in League One now. The US international came through the youth ranks at the Stadium of Light and is now tied down until 2022.

Young Middlesbrough striker Luke Armstrong has signed a new contract after returning from a loan spell with Gateshead. He is expected to go back out on loan for the second part of the season.

 

RIP Peter Thompson

Former England winger Peter Thompson, who was unlucky enough to be cut from the final squad for both the 1966 and 1970 World Cups, has passed away aged 76. Thompson played for Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End and Liverpool, being part of the Bill Shankly revolution there. Shankly once said of him: "He could run forever, but more importantly in football he could run with the ball - probably the hardest thing to do. He could run every minute of every game, every week, every year better than anybody else. His work-rate was outstanding, his fitness unequalled, his balance like a ballet dancer. I have no hesitation in placing Peter up among the all-time greats - alongside such players as Tom Finney, Stanley Matthews and George Best."

 

Transfers

Doncaster Rovers have taken Tyler Smith on loan from Sheffield United until the end of the season. The 20 year old had been on loan at Barrow in the National League for the first half of the season and will now step up in League One.

Ryan Manning has been recalled from a season-long loan deal with Rotherham United. The 22 year old will now return to QPR, who are missing Massimo Luongo to the Asian Nations Cup and Geoff Cameron to injury.

Goalkeeper Jed Steer has also been recalled from a season-long loan deal. The Aston Villa keeper was at Charlton Athletic but they recalled him following an Achilles' injury to Orjan Nyland with new signing Lovre Kalinic unavailable to them yet. Charlton have recalled Ashley Maynard-Brewer from a loan at Chelmsford City to replace him.

Giorginio Wijnaldum's half-brother is set to move to Middlesbrough on loan. The Huddersfield Town winger, Rajiv van la Parra, has struggled to break into the Terriers side and so will move on to Boro until the end of the season.

Championship club West Bromwich Albion have taken Everton defender Mason Holgate on loan until the end of the season.

Samir Nasri has signed for West Ham United until the end of the season, following the end of his 18-month doping ban.

MLS side DC United have taken young midfielder Lucas Rodriguez on loan from Estudiantes.

Cork City have released veteran defender Damien Delaney. The 37 year old centre back only joined from Crystal Palace in the summer.

Nicolai Muller has moved to Hannover 96 from Eintracht Frankfurt on loan. Hannover themselves have taken defender Kevin Akpoguma on loan from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Frankfurt have also taken Sebastian Rode from Borussia Dortmund on loan.

Former Liverpool and Fulham winger Alexander Kacaniklic has been released by Nantes.

Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi has gone on loan to Egyptian giants Al Ahly on loan from Huddersfield Town. The 21 year old was previously with Stoke City.

Watford defender Jorge Segura has moved to Mexican league side Atlas on loan. Also leaving Watford on loan is Williams Velasquez who is heading to Japanese second tier side JEF United Chiba.

Another Mexican side, Cruz Azul, have paid around £3m to buy Peruvian midfielder Yoshimar Yotun from MLS side Orlando City.

Former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid winger Maxi Rodriguez has returned to his home country of Argentina to rejoin Newell's Old Boys on a free transfer from Penarol in Uruguay.

Sporting Clube de Portugal defender Marcelo has left the Liga NOS to join Major League Soccer with Chicago Fire.

Fiorentina have sent Uruguayan full-back Maximiliano Olivera on loan to Olimpia in Paraguay.

Houston Dynamo have paid just under half a million pounds to sign Slovenian defender Aljaz Struna from Palermo.

Belgian defender Laurent Ciman has also made a move to MLS football. The 33 year old has left Dijon on a free transfer to join Toronto FC.

French Ligue 1 side Montpellier have signed young Uruguayan full-back Mathias Suarez from Defensor.

German winger Alexander Esswein has made a loan move to VfB Stuttgart from Hertha Berlin.

Mali midfielder Amadou Haidara has moved between two totally unconnected clubs, according to UEFA. The 20 year old has swapped RB Salzburg for RB Leipzig for over £15m.

FC Dallas have taken Brazilian defender Bressan from Gremio on a permanent deal.

Columbus Crew have taken young Argentine left back Milton Valenzuela from Newell's Old Boys.

Free agent former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri has joined Botafogo.

San Jose Earthquakes have taken Brazilian defensive midfielder Judson on loan from Tombense.

 

Livvi Striker Gets Red Card Rescinded

Livingston's appeal against Jack Hamilton's red card has been upheld. The striker was given a red after tangling with Dundee defender Darren O'Dea, appearing to push him in the arm before O'Dea went down clutching his face.

 

Emery Given Fine

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been handed an £8,000 fine by the FA for kicking a water bottle which hit a Brighton fan. Despite Emery's immediate apologies and explanation to the 4th official, the FA decided to act, even though the incident was not included in the officials' match report.

 

Dijon Sack Coach

After opening the season with 3 wins Dijon have since slumped badly and dropped to 18th in the table. They have responded by sacking head coach Olivier Dall'Oglio. Dall'Oglio has been in charge of them since being promoted from assistant in June 2012.

 

Inter Hooligan Arrested

Following the death of one Inter Milan 'ultra' head hooligan during a highly orchestrated attack on Napoli's fan buses by Inter fans (+others) armed with hammers, sickles and iron bars, another of the 'ultra' leaders has been arrested. Known as 'Il Rosso' (Red) Marco Piovella is believed to have orchestrated the attack, in his role as one of the heads of the Boys S.A.N. group, in which Varese ultra leader (Varese being 'twinned' with Inter) Daniele Belardinelli died after being hit by an SUV as the *fill in your own word here such as scum* blocked the roads.

Written by Tris Burke January 01 2019 06:05:42

 

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