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Football News: Review Of The Day 5th May 2022

Review Of The Day 5th May 2022
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Review of the Day


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Coventry City manager Mark Robins has signed a new contract with the club. Since returning for a second spell in charge, Robins has led the Sky Blues from League Two to the Championship.

Plymouth Argyle have exercised a contract option to keep midfielders Jordan Houghton and Panutche Camara at the club for next season.

Josh Vela and Elliott Bennett have signed new deals with Shrewsbury Town.

Lee Angol has signed a 1-year contract extension with an option for a further year with Bradford City.

Thomas Muller has agreed a new 2-year deal with Bayern Munich.

Burnley have given Jay Rodriguez a new 2-year contract.



US international winger Chris Mueller has returned to Major League Soccer, signing for Chicago Fire from Hibernian after finding the pace and physicality of the SPFL too much for him to take.

West Bromwich Albion have completed the permanent signing of on-loan midfielder Jayson Molumby from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Cambridge United have released Kai-McKenzie Lyle, Tom Dickens and veteran midfielder Wes Hoolahan.

Shrewsbury Town have released Shaun Walley, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Arron Pierr, David Davis, Josh Daniels and Cameron Gregory.

Released by Bolton Wanderers is Alex Baptiste, Andrew Tutte, Liam Gordon, Nathan Delfouneso, Liam Edwards, Matty Alexander, Jay Fitzmartin and Reiss Greenidge.

In the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy have paid £368,000 to sign Chase Gasper from Minnesota United.

Real Salt Lake have spent £2.05m on Atletico Mineiro winger Jefferson Savarino.

Free agent Portugese left-back Luis Martins has signed for Vancouver Whitecap.

Harry Arter's loan spell with Notts County has ended and the midfielder has returned to Nottingham Forest.

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they have signed Nico Schlotterbeck and the 22-year-old Freiburg defender will join Dortmund in the summer.


Injury Round Up

Bournemouth attacker David Brooks has revealed he has been given the all-clear from cancer. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphona in October while on international duty with Wales.


Managerial Changes

Roy Hodgson, while receiving a CBE at Buckingham Palace, has said that he will not be continuing in charge of Watford next season. The 74-year-old has revealed that he intends to retire for good in the summer to spend time with his family.

Charlton Athletic have sacked Johnnie Jackson as manager. The 39-year-old was only appointed permanent manager in December, following a spell in interim charge.


Disciplinary Charges

Celta Vigo striker Santi Mina has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for sexual abuse. The 26-year-old was accused of raping a woman in a campervan in 2017, with Ibiza player David Goldar accused of being an accomplice. Goldar was found not guilty and Mina was acquitted of a charge of sexual aggression. Mina was playing for Valencia at the time before returning to his boyhood club Celta in 2019. The club have removed him from their squad and begun their own disciplinary proceedings. Mina has already registered his intention to appeal.

The Football Association have charged Everton manager Frank Lampard over his post-match comments following the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool last month. Referee Stuart Attwell turned down a penalty for Everton, which Lampard claimed would have been given had the challenge been on a Liverpool player.

Fulham manager Marco Silva has been fined £2,000 by the FA after being red-carded in the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth last month.

A father who encouraged his son to run onto the pitch during a game between Middlesbrough and Stoke City has been banned for life from the Riverside Stadium. According to a club statement: "During our game on Saturday against Stoke City, a child entered the field of play while the match was in progress, trivialising the importance of the game to our fans, town, players and management. He was encouraged to do so by his father who recorded the incident on his mobile phone."

Crawley Town manager John Yems is being investigated after allegations of racism were reported by players at the club. The 62-year-old was suspended indefinitely last month following the accusations. There were claims of the use of discriminatory language towards black and Asian players at the clubs, as well as an allegation that the training ground was segregated.

Both Swindon Town and Leyton Orient have been fined £2,000 each by the Football Association after a brawl between the two sets of players.


Hand Of God Shirt Sets Record

Former England midfielder Steve Hodge has sold the shirt he swapped with Diego Maradona at the end of the Hand of God game at auction, setting a record for the highest price ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia. Hodge got it from the legendary Argentine genius during the 1986 World Cup at the end of the game that saw Argentina beat England 2-1 thanks to two goals from Maradona. One was a controversial handball goal, known as Hand of God after Maradona claimed it was God's hand that scored it, and the other was a wonderful solo effort. At the end of the game Hodge was lucky enough to be the one who got Maradona's shirt and has held on to it ever since, despite numerous offers to buy it after Maradona passed away in November 2020. He finally put it up for sale at Sotheby's, with an estimated price of between £4-£6m but smashed that total with a final sale price of £7.1m. That completely overshadows the previous record for a sports shirt of £4.4m for a baseball jersey worn by New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth in 2019. The previous record for a piece of sports memorabilia was also set in 2019, when the original Olympic manifesto, written in 1892, was sold for £7m.


Clarets Face Large Relegation Repayment

Burnley's accounts have revealed that they would face a requirement to repay "a significant proportion" of a £65m loan if they are relegated from the Premier League this season. The loan was taken out as part of the takeover by ALK Capital in December 2020. The accounts also confirm a total of £102m-worth of debt was loaded onto the club's two holding companies, £65m to Burnley FC Holdings Ltd and £37m to Burnley Football and Athletic Company. The £65m loan has an interest rate of 8% annually, but only interest payments are to be made until December 2025, when the entire amount must be repaid. However, in the event of relegation the balance repayment date is brought forward significantly.


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Written by Tris Burke May 05 2022 14:56:46


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