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Football News: Review Of The Day 9th April 2022

Review Of The Day 9th April 2022
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Review of the Day


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Former Rangers winger Barrie McKay has signed a new deal with Heart of Midlothian which will tie him to the SPFL side until 2025.

Teenage goalkeeper Martin Turk has agreed a new contract with Parma which will end in 2025.

Charlotte FC of MLS football have given Jaylin Lindsey a 2 year contract with a club option for another year on top.

Also in Major League Soccer, Marvin Loria has agreed a 2-year deal with club option for a further year on top with Portland Timbers.

Tom Crawford has extended his contract with Hartlepool United until 2024.



Independiente have signed Juan Cazares from Ukrainian side Metalist 1925 Kharkiv on loan. Also leaving Metalist is experienced defender Solomon Kvirkvelia but on a free transfer to FC Gagra.

Major League Soccer's New England Revolution have paid £818,000 for Djordje Petrovic from Cuckaricki of the Serbian Super Liga.

Inter Miami's former Juventus and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has denied that he told his dad that he would retire at the end of the season. The 34-year-old termed it a misunderstanding with his father.


Injury Round Up

Coventry City striker Matt Gooden is unlikely to play again this season after picking up a calf strain.

Also out for the rest of the season is Rotherham United goalkeeper Josh Vickers due to a hand injury.


Managerial Changes



Disciplinary Charges

German investigative publication Der Spiegel has claimed that the Premier League have been investigating Manchester City for the last 3 years over allegations of illegal payments to underage players, inflated sponsorship deals and hidden salary payments to a former manager. Man City have been facing a series of allegations, many of which were found to be correct, regarding measures taken by the club to avoid being hampered by the same financial restrictions applied to other clubs by Financial Fair Play regulations. In 2020 they were banned for 2-years from European competition by UEFA, though the ban was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, despite CAS finding that City had shown a "blatant disregard" for UEFA's investigation and heavily criticised the club for a "severe breach" of FFP. That investigation by UEFA came about due to documents leaked by Der Spiegel. Last year City attempted to block the current Premier League investigation by claiming the Premier League's arbitrators did not have the jurisdiction to investigate but lost their case.

An Arsenal fan has been banned indefinitely from Brighton & Hove Albion's Amex Stadium for shouting homophobic abuse at home fans. He was also given a 3-year football banning order by magistrates.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged with throwing the glass bottle that hit a member of Celtic's backroom staff during the Bhoys win against Rangers at Ibrox.

Bayern Munich have escaped punishment for fielding 12 players for 17 seconds of their 4-1 win over Freiburg after the Bundesliga ruled that it was the fault of the match officials.

Nigerian international Kelechi Nwakali has claimed that his contract with SD Huesca was terminated after the former Arsenal youngster played in the recent AFCON tournament against the wishes of the Spanish club. Nwakali also claims the club's sporting director Ruben Garcia pressured him not to join the Nigeria squad for the tournament. Huesca deny the claims but they did terminate his contract on Tuesday without explanation. Nwakali has not played for Huesca since his return from Nigeria duty.

Bolton Wanderers Northern Ireland international striker Dion Charles has been ordered to attend an education programme due to historical social media posts featuring abusive comments, which he admitted contained "discriminatory and deeply offensive words". The comments were said by the Football Association to include references to race or ethnic origin and sexual orientation.


Ukraine Invasion

Chelsea's potential new owners have been given an extra three days to submit their final offers to buy the London club from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. The four groups shortlisted will now have until the 14th April to bid.


Hull Fans Turkish Holiday

Hull City's owner Acun Illcali has announced a plan to take 250 Hull fans (with a guest each) away on a five-star holiday to his home country Turkey in the summer. Illcali told a fans event: "I thought about what I can do to make our fans feel different. I want being a Hull City fan to be a privilege. We're going to have a private chartered (flight) from Humberside (Airport) to Antalya. Five days in a five-star hotel. We're going to enjoy together, everybody will have good memories. I cannot tell you about the numbers specifically but first of all, some rewards to the most attendance. I think we have the numbers of who most attended the games. These guys should be rewarded. Some of the most attendance ones, rest will be lottery, some to charity, so all of us feel good. Fantastic five days enjoying together and refreshing after Covid."


AFCON Dates Moved

The Confederation of African Football have moved the dates for some of the qualifying matches for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after Tunisia said they were considering withdrawing from the tournament to concentrate on their preparations for the 2022 World Cup. It is also being reported that Morocco asked CAF to postpone some games.


Creepy Takeover

Crawley Town have been bought by a group of US cryptocurrency investors. WAGMI United LLC failed in a similar attempt to buy Bradford City last year, where their plan was based on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to fund the club's plans.


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Written by Tris Burke April 09 2022 12:16:40


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