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Football News: Review Of The Day 25th August 2019

Review Of The Day 25th August 2019
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Monaco have paid over £16m to sign Chilean defender Guillermo Maripan from Alaves.

SPAL's Finnish centre-back Sauli Vaisanen has moved to Chievo Verona.

Leicester City have loaned their Portugese midfielder Adrien Silva to Monaco.


Injury Round-Up

Anderlecht's player-manager Vincent Kompany has suffered an injury in their defeat to Genk which makes him a doubt to play in his own testimonial on 11th September.


Shakers Ask For Volunteers

Bury have asked fans to help them prepare the stadium as they hope to be allowed to play their game against Doncaster Rovers as normal on Saturday. Bury are asking fans to bring buckets and cleaning materials to get the stadium ready so that their season can finally commence. A statement from the club read: "While the EFL and our potential new owners proceed with their necessary paperwork and dealings, the club needs to prepare the stadium in order for Saturday's League One fixture with Doncaster Rovers to take place. With Tuesday's deadline firmly set, preparations for our first game of the season will commence at 9:00am on Tuesday morning. Recent events, over the summer months, have left the club with just a skeleton staff and we must, therefore, call on voluntary help in order to get the stadium ready."


Jones Questions Potters' Mentality

New Stoke City manager Nathan Jones has questioned his players mentality in adversity, as they suffered their 4th defeat of the season already. Jones said: "I'm a brave manager and we believe we will turn it around but the players have to show responsibility as well. It seems when something goes against them they mentally go. When the first goal went in we seemed to lose all the belief that we tried to instil in them. Last year the start here cost one manager [Gary Rowett] his job. It might cost me mine, you never know. It's not for the want of trying but something has to change, whether that's the manager or the mentality of the players."


Liverpool Launch Mauritius Academy

Liverpool FC have launched their second academy in Africa, following one opened in Egypt, in partnership with Mauritius's Sports and Youth Ministry. LFC's vice president of international academies Dan White said: "When we started our conversations, we noticed that we have a shared vision for football development and also the impact the sport can have on the population. There is a hugely passionate fan base in Mauritius and we are confident that this project will be a positive development for football in Mauritius. We look forward to working with our partners here to make sure it is a success. We want to bring authentic LFC coaching to young fans around the world."


SWP Retires

Former England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has retired from playing at the age of 37. Wright-Phillips played for Manchester City, Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers, New York Red Bulls and Phoenix Rising in a career which never reached the heights his early promise suggested. Wright-Phillips said: "I was trying to hold on to [my career] for as long as possible. But over the last few weeks, I've decided it is time to be official and say: I'm officially retired. I was doing stuff with Manchester City and little stuff with TV - and it helped me glide out of it. I knew growing up it was not something that lasts forever, but after I had my last operation it fell into place."


Rashford Latest Abuse Victim

Manchester United striker has become the latest footballer to become the victim of racist abuse after missing a penalty. Rashford had condemned the recent abuse of team-mate Paul Pogba, who had missed a penalty just a few days ago. Twitter has, as usual, looked to shift the blame on society for the fact that it does next to nothing to stop its users constantly racially abusing others. A Man Utd statement read: "The individuals who expressed these views do not represent the values of our great club and it is encouraging to see the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media also."

Written by Tris Burke August 24 2019 22:26:01


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