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Football News: Review Of The Day 17th June 2019

Review Of The Day 17th June 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Transfers

Espanyol have released veteran centre-forward Sergio Garcia.

Tommy Elphick has joined Huddersfield Town after being released by Aston Villa.

Owain Fon Williams has been released by Inverness Caledonian Thistle and signed for Hamilton Academical.

Livingston have signed midfielder Robbie Crawford from Ayr United.

David Ospina has made his loan move to SSC Napoli from Arsenal permanent for a fee of just over £3m.

 

Brazil Booed By Their Own Fans

At half-time in the opening Copa America match, Brazil were booed off by their own fans with the score 0-0. They went on to win 3-0 and Tite said after the game: "We felt it ... young lads feel it, the coach feels it. We need to understand. If we get forward and create chances then they will applaud. Having been at big clubs, when you sometimes don't produce, then don't expect the fans to understand. They will boo. When you pass the ball along the back, from full-back to central defender to goalkeeper, the first thing you hear is boo."

 

Ukraine Win Under-20 World Cup

Ukraine beat South Korea 3-1 to win their first Under-20 World Cup in Lodz, Poland. The Koreans had taken the lead early on via penalty but could not hold out for what would have been their first U-20 World Cup as well. England, the defending champions, failed to qualify for the tournament this time around.

 

Jones Aiming For First XI

New Rangers signing Jordan Jones is adamant that he has joined the SPFL runners-up to do more than just make up the numbers. Jones told Rangers TV: "I've come here to prove a point as to what I can bring to the team and bring the club success. I am really determined to make my mark. I am not coming here just to wear the badge and say I am a Rangers player. It is a challenge I am really up for. I am determined to get myself in that starting XI and keep my place."

 

Jokanovic Heads To Qatar

The man who led Fulham (and previously Watford) to the Premier League, Slavisa Jokanovic, has found a new job. The Serbian manager has been appointed to the head coach role at Qatari side Al-Gharafa on a two-year deal.

 

Pogba Talks Up Move Away From Manchester

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said "it could be a good time to have a new challenge" as he talks about leaving the Premier League side. Pogba, who bizarrely was picked in the PFA Team of the Year last season in what can only be assumed to have been some kind of in-joke, said: "I am thinking of this: To have a new challenge somewhere else. For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else. After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well... I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge." Is he really that far up his own backside that he truly believes he has been doing great? The word deluded jumps to mind far too readily!

 

Sarri Takes Charge At Juve

If I was writing a clickbait headline I would probably refer to this as a "Shock Move" after a "Transfer Battle" as that is the terms used for every move that is completely expected and not at all shocking these days. In truth, we all knew Maurizio Sarri had never won over the matchday crowd at Stamford Bridge and he was likely to leave Chelsea this summer. Even his destination of Juventus was long known in advance, though it seems he has set himself for another war with the fans as Juve fans do not actually want him. We now just await the "tug-of-war" for the next "shock choice" of Frank Lampard as his replacement.

 

Alves Has A Dig At PSG

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian right-back Dani Alves has been taking aim at PSG's failure to compete in Europe ahead of potential contract negotiations with the French champions. Alves said: "I am passionate about the people of PSG, the people who care and are part of the club. But sportingly speaking we did not get the results we expected and I need a team that really knows how to compete for what we aspire to achieve. Now I'm focused on the national team, having a great Copa America and then I can decide my future and where I'm going, if I stay or leave. Right now I don't know what is going to happen. My future will depend on the proposal made to me."

 

President Warns PSG Players To Quit Being Divas

The president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser al-Khelaifi, has warned his players that the club will no longer put up with their petulant behaviour telling France Football: "I do not want to have any celebrity behaviour anymore. Players will have to assume their responsibilities even more than before. It must be completely different. They will have to do more, work more. They are not here to please themselves. If they do not agree, the doors are open. Ciao!" Sounds like he has had enough of Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe to me.

 

Killie Choose Alession

With Kilmarnock set for a first foray into Europe for over 15 years, the last thing they needed was to lose manager Steve Clarke in the summer, but Scotland's national team came calling for him. To replace him they have turned to Italian Angelo Alessio, who was a long-time assistant to Antonio Conte, working with Conte at Juventus, Chelsea and Italy.

Written by Tris Burke June 17 2019 05:44:21

 

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