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Football News: Review Of The Day 24th May 2019

Review Of The Day 24th May 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Scottish forward Declan McManus has been given a new one-year deal by Ross County.

Kane Ferdinand has signed a new one year contract with Woking.

Bristol City's head coach Lee Johnson has agreed a new 4 year deal after guiding the Robins to 8th place in the Championship. Johnson has been in charge at Ashton Gate since the beginning of 2016 and said: "It was very, very simple for me right from the start because I've been quite vocal about wanting to stay. I've made no secret of my ambitions - both personal and professional - but that ideally will be with Bristol City. This contract really cements that and shows everybody else it's not just words. I can't promise anything other than blood, sweat, tears and work rate, but at the same time I'm confident in the decision-making process and I believe in the players."

 

Transfers

Sampdoria has spent over £3m on German/French centre back Julian Chabot from FC Groningen.

Wigan Athletic have released former Manchester United youngster Darron Gibson, James Vaughan, Jonas Olsson, Shaun MacDonald, Dan Lavercombe and Callum McManaman.

German right-back Oliver Sorg has joined 1.FC Nuremberg on a free transfer from Hannover 96.

French left back Yoann Andreu has retired. The SCO Angers full-back is just 30 years old.

Barcelona have signed teenage midfielder Ludovit Reis from FC Groningen for just under £3m.

Gillingham have completed the permanent signing of on-loan Tottenham Hotspur defender Connor Ogilvie, making him Steve Evans' first signing since taking charge.

Bradford City goalkeeper Ben Wilson will be joining Coventry City when his contract expires in the summer.

 

O'Dea Takes First Step In Coaching

Former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea has been appointed head coach of Motherwell's Under-18 squad following his retirement as a player at Dundee. O'Dea said: "I am delighted to take my first steps into coaching with Motherwell. I am looking forward to playing my part in helping bring through the next generation."

 

Ghana Name Provisional Squad - Gyan Is Included

After throwing his toys out of the pram over the captaincy and then picking them back up because of a chat with the president, Asamoah Gyan has been chosen for Ghana's provisional Africa Cup of Nations provisional squad.
Ghana's provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa, Lawrence Ati- Zigi (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France), and Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko).
Defenders: John Boye (Metz, France), Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey), Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim), Nuhu Musa (St Gallen, Switzerland), Joseph Attamah (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey), Mohammed Alhassan (Hearts of Oak)
Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan), Ebenezer Ofori (New York FC, USA), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew (Fenerbache, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Thomas Agyepong (Manchester City, England), Yaw Yeboah (Numancia, Spain), Abdul Fatawu (Asante Kotoko)
Forwards: Asamoah Gyan Spain). (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Abdul Majeed Waris (Nantes, France), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor, Turkey) Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain)

 

James Withdraws From Wales Squad

Winger Daniel James has withdrawn from the Wales squad after his father Kavan died. The 21 year old has 2 Wales caps.

 

Portugal Name Squad

Portugal have named their squad for the Nations League finals and included 4 players from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Portugal squad
Goalkeepers: Beto, Rui Patricio, Jose Sa;
Defenders: Raphael Guerreiro, Mario Rui, Nelson Semedo, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Jose Fonte;
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, William Carvalho, Pizzi, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho;
Forwards: Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Dyego Sousa, Joao Felix, Goncalo Guedes, Rafa Silva.

 

Montenegro Fail In Laughable Appeal

The stupidity of some still shocks me, after Montenegro appealed their incredibly lenient punishment following their fans' racially abusing England players in March. Despite this being a common and repeated offence by the nation, the Football Association of Montenegro actually believed they had been punished too harshly and attempted to appeal the decision. Unsurprisingly their appeal against the ridiculously lenient punishment of one game behind closed doors and a 20,000 euro fine was dismissed.

 

Liverpool Top Earnings List

Liverpool did manage to top Manchester City in one Premier League table, the earnings list after they featured in 3 more live televised games than Manchester City, netting themselves over £1m more.
2018-19 Premier League payments to clubs
Live games Total payments (£)
Manchester City 26 150,986,355
Liverpool 29 152,425,146
Chelsea 25 146,030,216
Tottenham 26 145,230,801
Arsenal 25 142,193,180
Manchester United 27 142,512,868
Wolves 15 127,165,114
Everton 18 128,603,905
Leicester 15 123,328,078
West Ham 16 122,528,663
Watford 10 113,895,527
Crystal Palace 12 114,215,215
Newcastle 19 120,130,418
Bournemouth 10 108,139,973
Burnley 11 107,340,558
Southampton 10 104,302,937
Brighton 13 105,741,728
Cardiff 12 102,704,107
Fulham 13 101,904,692
Huddersfield 10 96,628,865

 

Al-Khelaifi Charged With Corruption

The owner of Paris Saint-Germain and boss of BeIn Sports, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who was recently elected to the executive committee of UEFA, has been charged with corruption over Qatari bids to host the world athletics championships. It is similar to the allegations flying around over Qatar's World Cup hosting bid. Qatar is hosting this years world athletics championships after missing out to London in 2017 and two payments totalling $3.5m made by Oryx Qatar Sports Investment are being investigated, Oryx is jointly owned by Nasser Al-Khelaifi and his brother Khalid. The payments were made to a firm run by the son of the ex-president of the IAAF, Lamine Diack. Diack was charged with corruption over this case in March, while his son Papa Massata Diack is the subject of an arrest warrant. Another PSG board member, and BeIn Sports executive, Yousef Al-Obaidly, is also under investigation.

Written by Tris Burke May 24 2019 06:21:40

 

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