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Football News: Review Of The Day 31st December 2018

Review Of The Day 31st December 2018
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Veteran left-sided player DaMarcus Beasley has been given a new contract. The former Rangers, Manchester City and Hannover 96 man would have been free to leave but Houston Dynamo have agreed to give him one more year. The 36 year old has 126 caps for the US National Team.


Karanka Wants Many Years With Forest

After a 1-0 defeat to Millwall rumours circulated that Nottingham Forest owner Evangelis Marinakis, who is known to be trigger happy with his other club Olympiakos, was about to sack manager Aitor Karanka. Karanka has now spoken out: "The only thing I know is that when I signed, I signed on a two-and-a-half-year project and I am building a squad to take the first step. I arrived to a project as I did in Middlesbrough with two and a half years to try to do the same. I will work my best, be honest and try to put this club up where it belongs."


Hibs Fan Charged Over Racial Abuse

The man who was arrested for racially abusing Hearts' Congo international Clevid Dikamona has now been charged. Police Scotland confirmed: "The 65-year-old man has been charged and is due to appear in court at a later date." Hibs have described the incident as "unacceptable".


Haring To Have Surgery

Hearts midfielder Peter Haring is to have a hernia operation as soon as possible according to manager Craig Levein. The 25 year old Austrian had to be substituted in the second half of Hearts 1-0 Edinburgh derby win over Hibs. Levein said: "He has had this problem with his hernia, which has just been getting worse and worse. He is scheduled to go in and get an operation as soon as possible. He has been filling himself with anti-inflammatories and painkillers and suchlike for the last wee while. He's a good player. He's a tough boy, he really is, and he competes really well. This game in Scotland suits him really well because he has the attributes to allow him to win headers and second balls, but also have that composure to be able to pick a pass as well."


Dundee Offload Trio

Dundee have released midfielder Adil Nabi, who was on a short term contract with the Dens Park club after being released by Peterborough United. Loan duo Andy Boyle and Calvin Miller have been returned to their parent clubs. Boyle was on loan from Preston North End while Miller has gone back to Celtic.

US international Brek Shea has swopped Vancouver Whitecaps for Atlanta United on a free transfer. The 28 year old has previously spent time in English football with Stoke City and loans to Barnsley and Birmingham City before returning to MLS.

Brighton & Hove Albion have recalled winger Jordan Maguire-Drew from his loan spell at National League side Wrexham. The 21 year old was meant to be there for the season on loan but Albion have found themselves short in wide areas due to injuries to Jose Izquierdo and Alireza Jahanbakhsh, the latter of which is now away on international duty.


Solanke Set For Palace Move

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed his interest in adding Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke to his squad, with the one-time England cap set to make the move in the January transfer window. Hodgson admitted: "It's no secret he's a target. He's a proven goalscorer through all the age groups. He's someone with the profile we're looking for, and the ability we are looking for. We know him better from the England games, and the performances with England. If he comes here, it'll be up to him to show he can do that in Premier League football."


Barca Deny Illegal Rabiot Approach

Barcelona have denied making an illegal approach for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, but have confirmed their interest in signing the player, which usually goes along with tapping up through the press. A Barca statement said: "There was no breach of regulations regarding the signing of PSG players. The only contacts were carried out last August and now a week ago. In both cases, the contacts took place with the sports managers of PSG. FC Barcelona always wanted to work from the highest level of transparency with PSG and with any other club."


Dinnage Backs Out Of Prem Role

The prospective new Premier League chief executive Susan Dinnage has changed her mind about taking up the role after current incumbent Richard Scudamore skipped off into the sunset with £5m in his back pocket. Richard Masters will continue as acting chief executive while the league searches for a new one.


Fulham Condemn Racial Abuse Of Kamara

Social media's nasty side has once more reared its ugly head as Fulham forward Aboubakar Kamara has suffered racial abuse following his missed penalty at the weekend. Racist names and monkey and banana emojis flooded his Instagram account in posts that should be shocking but are sadly too common to even shock any more. Fulham said: "We are aware that numerous hurtful comments have been posted on Aboubakar Kamara's social media account. As a club that prides itself on our respect and civility, we condemn anyone associated with this repulsive activity. The club will provide all necessary support to Aboubakar and take the strongest possible action against those responsible."

Written by Tris Burke December 31 2018 06:02:40


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