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Football News: Review Of The Day 29th October 2020

Review Of The Day 29th October 2020
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Free agent former Scotland international keeper Jordan Archer has signed a short-term deal with Motherwell, which expires in January.


Injury Round-Up

Bristol City's former Aston Villa player Andreas Weimann needs knee surgery to repair a damaged anterior cruciate ligament injury and is expected to be out for up to 9 months. City also lost on-loan full-back Steven Sessegnon with a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw with Swansea City at the weekend and the 20 year old brother of Tottenham Hotspur starlet Ryan has returned to parent club Fulham for treatment.

Aberdeen midfielder Dylan McGeouch suffered a groin tear in Sunday's 3-3 draw with Celtic and will be out of action for around 2 months.

Motherwell's Northern Irish goalkeeper Trevor Carson has been ruled out for "a minimum of three months" with a serious knee injury.

Raja Casablanca have been hit with more positive covid tests ahead of their semi-final of the African Champions League against Zamalek on Sunday.


Managerial Changes

Mansfield Town have sacked manager Graham Coughlan after nine matches without a win to start the season. A 4-2 loss at home to Barrow, who are also struggling in the league, was the final nail in the coffin of a manager who manager just 4 wins in his 27 games in charge.

Despite facing censure for a breach of ethics, Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad has announced his candidacy for a second term in office. The Madagascan federation have formally entered Ahamd into the election, where he is currently the only candidate.


Disciplinary Charges



Shrimpers Tax Debts Settled

Southend United have finally paid up their tax debt of £493,931 after 4 adjournments to the winding-up petition in the High Court. The Shrimpers are currently propping up the League Two table without a win in their first 9 games, but they were able to refinance the club following an agreement to sell their Roots Hall ground to planning developers.


Bundesliga To Ban Fans

After a rise in CV cases in Germany, chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that fans will be banned from professional sports in the country from Monday 2nd November. Limited numbers of people had been allowed to attend football games in the country since September.


Rashford To Receive Another Award

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is set to be given the City of Manchester Award for his campaign to get free meals for children during the school holidays. The work he is doing in an attempt to end child poverty has already seen him receive an MBE and this is just further recognition of the great work he is doing. Wythenshawe councillor Tommy Judge, the current Lord Mayor of Manchester, said: "We could never have known that Marcus was going to become the world-famous footballer that he is celebrated for today, but perhaps his recent campaign to feed needy young people will become his true legacy. The way he and his wonderful family has stood up for what they believe in, the way they have given a voice to the powerless has been remarkable to see."


Burnley Takeover Bid

It has been reported that a duo are closing on a £200m takeover of Premier League side Burnley. Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy and lawyer Chris Farnell are hoping to beat competition from American sports investment firm ALK Capital. Farnell has only recently had an ownership ban overturned by the English Football League after issues arose during his attempt to buy Charlton Athletic earlier in the year.


Old Trafford Prepared For Socially Distanced Fans

Manchester United's home stadium Old Trafford has been modified in order to accommodate a much reduced capacity of 23,500 spectators. United's COO Collette Roche has revealed her bemusement with the government's decision to continue to block football fans from going to games. Roche said: "It's quite bemusing to understand why people can gather in other settings such as on an aeroplane or in a restaurant, or even in a cinema to watch football, when we know we've got the plans and the process is ready to deliver a match day here safely. We spent around two months working with the government guidelines to develop the right processes and measures to make sure that we can have around 23,500 people in this stadium safely social distancing."

Written by Tris Burke October 28 2020 21:56:24


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