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Football News: Review Of The Day 25th June 2021

Review Of The Day 25th June 2021
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Review of the Day


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Danny Rowe has signed a new 1-year contract with Burton Albion.

Leyton Orient defender Daniel Happe has a new 2-year deal.

Another player to sign a new 2-year deal is Bradford City goalkeeper Sam Hornby.

Also agreeing a new two-year contract is Newport County's central defender Mickey Demetriou.

Experienced forward Matty Done has a one-year deal with Rochdale.

Rochdale have given their captain Eoghan O'Connell a new 1-year deal.

Ryan Haynes has signed a new 1-year contract with Newport County.

Charlton Athletic have given Jason Pearce and Ben Watson one-year contract extensions.

Despite an anterior cruciate ligament injury, Burton Albion have given Kieran Wallace a new 1-year contract.

Newport County duo Aaron Lewis and Ryan Haynes have signed new contracts.

Stevenage teenager Jack Smith has signed a 2-year contract.

Barrow defender Kgosi Ntlhe has signed a 1-year deal.

Liam Gibson has signed a 2-year contract with Morecambe.

Veteran Bristol City full-back Danny Simpson has signed a new one-year deal.

Blackpool have given striker Gary Madine a one-year contract.



Oli Hawkins has moved to Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee from Ipswich Town.

Notts County midfielder Jake Reeves has signed for Stevenage on a free transfer.

Forest Green Rovers have made a double free transfer swoop. Ben Stevenson arrives from Colchester United, while Opi Edwards was released by Bristol City.

Newport County have picked up Ed Upson on a free transfer from Bristol Rovers.

After being released by Salford City, Oscar Threlkeld has signed for Bradford City.

Arsenal youngster Mark McGuiness has signed for Cardiff City. Also leaving Arsenal is Trae Coyle, who has signed for FC Lausanne-Sport in the Swiss Super League. Fellow Gunner academy graduate Zech Medley has moved to KV Oostende of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.

Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg has returned to Preston North End for another season long loan.

Aberdeen have picked up Jack Gurr on a free transfer from Atlanta United.

Motherwell have signed Justin Amaluzor on a free transfer from Maidstone United.

St Mirren have paid an undisclosed fee for veteran Irish midfielder Alan Power from Kilmarnock.

Watford have signed Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge.

VfL Bochum have signed experienced goalkeeper Michael Esser from Hannover 96 on a free transfer.

Barnsley's Austrian forward Patrick Schmidt has signed for Danish side Esbjerg fB on loan.

Oldham Athletic had a busy day, completing the free transfer signing of 5 players. Former Everton youngster Hallam Hope arrives from Swindon Town, Sam Hart from Southend United, Jordan Clarke and Harrison McGahey both join from Scunthorpe United and Jayson Leutweiler was with Huddersfield Town.

Northampton Town spent an undisclosed fee on Walsall keeper Liam Roberts and also signed Hull City winger Jordan Flores on a season-long loan.

Zach Clough has joined Carlisle United on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic.

After being released by Fleetwood Town, Josh Morris has signed for Salford City.

Former Tottenham Hotspur youngster Lee Angol has signed for Bradford City on a free transfer from Leyton Orient.

Defender Clark Robertson has joined Portsmouth on a free transfer from Rotherham United.

Morecambe have signed both Wes McDonald and Ryan Delaney on free transfer. McDonald was with Walsall and Delaney with Bolton Wanderers last season.

Kosovan winger Milot Rashica has signed for Norwich City from Werder Bremen for a £9.9m fee.

Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer have paid £1.35m to sign Teenage Hadebe from Yeni Malatyaspor.

Thomas Basila have joined KV Oostende on a free transfer from Nantes.

Hakan Calhanoglu has moved across Milan to join AC Milan from Inter Milan on a free transfer.

Wesley Said has joined Lens on a free transfer from Toulouse.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have loaned Christian Herc to Grasshoppers.

After failing to impress on loan with Celtic last season, Uruguay international Diego Laxalt has joined Dynamo Moscow for £3.15m from AC Milan.

Heart of Midlothian midfielder Andy Irving has moved to Turkicu Munchen on a free transfer.

Shakhtar Donetsk have paid £10.8m to sign Brazilian defender Marlon from Sassuolo.

Forest Green Rovers have signed Regan Hendry from Raith Rovers on a free transfer.

Danilo Orsi has signed for Harrogate Town from Maidenhead United.

Northampton Town have signed Jon Guthrie from Livingston and Jonny Maxted from Exeter City, both on free transfers.

Young Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop has joined Mansfield Town on a season-long loan deal.

After being released by Tranmere Rovers, Liam Ridehalgh has signed for Bradford City.

Joe Grayson, the son of Fleetwood manager Simon, has signed for Barrow after being released by Blackburn Rovers.

Liam Shephard has signed for Salford City on a free transfer from Newport County.

Tranmere Rovers have signed Josh Cogley on a free transfer from Birmingham City.

Brazilian goalkeeper Lucas Covolan has signed for Port Vale from Torquay United on a free transfer.

Former Liverpool youngster Corey Whelan has joined Carlisle United after leaving Wigan Athletic.

Former Leeds United midfielder Conor Shaughnessy has returned to former loan club Burton Albion on a free transfer from Rochdale.

Veteran midfielder Shaun MacDonald has signed for Crewe Alexandra on a free transfer from Rotherham United.

Plymouth Argyle have signed Callum Burton and James Bolton. Bolton joins after being released by Cambridge United, while Plymouth paid an undisclosed fee to get Burton from Portsmouth.

Burnley defender Ryan Cooney has signed for Morecambe on free transfer. Also joining the Shrimps is Anthony O'Connor on a free transfer from Bradford City.

Southampton and former Chelsea youngster Kayne Ramsey has signed for Crewe Alexandra on loan for the season.

Preston North End have signed Izzy Brown from Chelsea on a free transfer.

Blackpool have signed Oliver Casey from Leeds United for an undisclosed fee and signed Everton defender Callum Connolly on a free transfer.

Motherwell have signed Kaiyne Woolery on a free transfer from Tranmere Rovers.

Thomas O'Connor has joined Burton Albion after being released by Southampton.

Birmingham City signed Jordan Graham from Gillingham on a free transfer.

Stoke City defender Nathan Collins has signed for Burnley for an undisclosed fee of around £12.6m. Also leaving Stoke is midfielder Ryan Woods, who has signed for Birmingham City on a free transfer.

Bristol City have signed Leicester City midfielder Matty James on a free transfer.

Cardiff City have signed Ryan Wintle on a free transfer from Crewe Alexandra. Leaving Cardiff is German striker Robert Glatzel, who has signed for Hamburg for an undisclosed fee of arounf £810,000.

Norwich City have paid an undisclosed fee of around £5.27m for the return of goalkeeper Angus Gunn from Southampton.

Wylan Cyprien has joined Nantes on loan from Parma.

Racing Strasbourg have paid £1.35m for Polish right-back Karol Fila from Lechia Gdansk.

Stoke City have signed Ben Wilmot from Watford for a fee of £1.58m.

Japanese striker Taichi Hara has joined CD Alaves from NK Istra 1961.

Red Bulls New York have sold teenage American midfielder Caden Clark to sister club RB Leipzig for £1.64m and then immediately taken him back on loan.

Werder Bremen have paid £180,000 for German defender Nicolai Rapp from Union Berlin.

Deportivo La Coruna have released Carlos Abad.

Davy Propper has made a free transfer move to PSV Eindhoven from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Real Madrid youngster Sergio Lopez has joined FC Basel.

Olympiacos have paid £1.62m for Pierre Kunde Malong from 1.FSV Mainz 05.

Ferris N'Goma has left Stade Brest 29 to join LB Chateauroux on a free transfer.

Kevin Prince-Boateng is on the move again, this time leaving Monza to sign for Hertha Berlin on a free transfer.

Nantes have signed French keeper Remy Descamps from RSC Charleroi.

VfB Stuttgart have received a fee of over £20m for Argentine winger Nicolas Gonzalez from Fiorentina.

Arminia Bielefeld have paid £900,000 for German striker Florian Kruger from Erzgebirge Aue.

Amir Abrashi has moved to Grasshoppers on a free transfer from SC Freiburg.

Free agent Japanese winger Takuma Asano has signed for VfL Bochum.

Former Hibernian defender Mark Milligan has hung up his boots. His last club was Macarthur FC of the A-League.


Injury Round-Up

France have lost forward Ousmane Dembele for the rest of Euro 2020 after the Barcelona forward suffered yet another knee injury.

England pair Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have had to self-isolate after being in close contact with Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour after the draw with Gilmour's Scotland side on Friday. Gilmour has since tested positive for CV.


Managerial Changes

West Bromwich Albion have appointed Valerien Ismael as their new manager after meeting the compensation clause in his contract with Barnsley.

Derek Adams has chosen Mark Trueman as his assistant manager at Bradford City.


Disciplinary Charges

Samson Siasia's life ban from football for "receiving bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches", has been reduced to just five years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A CAS statement explained that they "determined the imposition of a life ban to be disproportionate for a first offence which was committed passively and which had not had an adverse or immediate effect on football stakeholders, and that a five-year ban would still achieve the envisaged aim of punishing the infringement committed by Mr Siasia." The punishment now seems lenient when it is considered that the only reason for it being passive is that the match fixers could not afford to pay him the money he wanted: "In 2010, a match fixer tried to involve Mr Siasia as a coach of a club under his strict instructions. With the promise of employment benefits, Mr Siasia would have had to always field several players under the control of the match fixer. The negotiations between the match fixer and Mr Siasia in relation to the conditions of employment were conducted by email over a period of two months. Eventually, the club did not accept or could not afford Mr Siasia's requests and the negotiations ended."

Leeds United left-back Ezgjan Alioski is to face no action for making a cry baby gesture towards Burnley's Dwight McNeil during a Premier League match in May.

Derby County have once more fallen foul of the English Football League's rules as they continually ignore financial rules. This time they have been fined £100,000 over accounting policies, but the EFL are considering an appeal and a call for a points deduction. In order to keep their options open, the fixture list is interchangeable, allowing Wycombe Wanderers to swap places with Derby County if needed. Derby finished above Wycombe by one point. Wycombe's owner Rob Couhig has accused (with plenty of justification) Derby of "systematic cheating" and has threatened to sue the Rams if Derby escape a points deduction.

Former FIFA Council member Constant Omari has been suspended from football for a year by FIFA for breaking its ethics code. The former vice-president of CAF also has to pay back around $80,000 he received from French media company Lagardere in the form of a fine.


Away Goals Rule Scrapped

UEFA have announced that the 'away goals' rule is to be abolished in European club football from the start of the season. The rule was introduced back in 1965 and it meant that drawn two-legged ties would be awarded to the team which scored the most away goals. Games will now go straight to extra time and penalties if tied at the end of normal time.


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Written by Tris Burke June 25 2021 05:21:03


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