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Football News: Review Of The Day 9th September 2022

Review Of The Day 9th September 2022
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Grimsby Town have given extended deals to their manager Paul Hurst and his assistant Chris Doig.

AC Milan midfielder Rade Krunic has signed a 3-year deal.

Alejandro Frances has signed a new contract with Real Zaragoza which will expire in 2025.

Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham has also signed a deal running until 2025.



Besiktas have signed Nathan Redmond from Southampton on a free transfer in a move that will have cheered up every Saints fan! Especially the news that they were not required to pay someone to take him off their hands.

The transfer window spending saw agents earn over £430m according to FIFA. I do use earn in a very loose sense in that sentence.

The transfer window might well be shut now but Nottingham Forest have not stopped signing players. They have now signed 22 since getting promoted back to the Premier League, with free agent former Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier joining. Aurier was released by Villareal in the summer and seems an odd signing, to be polite.

Free agent Australian international midfielder Massimo Luongo has signed for Middlesbrough on a short-term deal which will expire in January.

Forest Green Rovers have added free agent Sean O'Brien to their ranks. The forward was released by Millwall after coming through their academy.

After being released by Oxford United in the summer, Sam Winnall has re-signed for Burton Albion.

Another team picking up a free agent is Charlton Athletic, who have signed Terell Thomas, who had previously spent time at the Addicks academy after leaving Arsenal's.

Luka Ilic has joined FK TSC Backa Topola on loan from Troyes.

Barnsley forward Aaron Leya Iseka has joined Adanaspor on loan.

Norwich City winger Milot Rashica has joined Galatasaray on loan. Also moving to Gala on loan is Paris Saint-Germain misfit Mauro Icardi and veteran former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata.

Ankaragucu have signed Kevin Malcuit on a free transfer from Napoli.

Fulham have loaned winger Ivan Cavaleiro to Alanyaspor.

Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has moved to Sharjah FC on a free transfer.

Standard Liege have taken Steven Alzate on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

RFC Seraing have signed Mahamadou Dembele on a free transfer from Troyes.


Injury Round Up

Sunderland attacker Ross Stewart has been ruled out for up to 3 months with a thigh injury.

Former Newcastle United full-back Davide Santon has been forced to retire from playing at the age of 31. Santon said: "I have my left knee where I didn't have an operation, but it went. It prevents me from many things. And then there's the famous right knee, operated on three times. Cartilage, removed all the external meniscus, but as soon as I do minimum exertion, it swells and no longer bends."


Job Changes

Chelsea have appointed Graham Potter as their new head coach to replace Graham Potter. The 47-year-old has left Brighton & Hove Albion to take the job as the replacement for Thomas Tuchel.

Brendan Rodgers has said that he will not leave Leicester City, despite them being currently bottom of the table. Which is no surprise as resignation would mean giving up his huge pay-off and that he will not do.

Brighton & Hove Albion have confirmed Ian Buckman's promotion to Academy Manager on a permanent basis. Buckman had been filling the role on a temporary basis after John Morling left to work as a consultant with the Football Association of Ireland.


Disciplinary Charges

The start of the Europa Conference League match between OGC Nice and 1. FC Cologne had to be delayed due to violent clashes in the stands. Fans fought in the stands, throwing flares at each other and police were called to intervene which delayed kick-off by nearly an hour. Koln captain Jonas Hector attempted to calm the situation by addressing the crowd through the stadium's PA system saying: "We really want to play the game with you. We also want that game to take place. But we have to say that we do not like to see this. We worked hard last year and in the play-off. And we would very much like to do this with you and we ask you to keep calm and support us as much as possible."

The official charity of the Professional Footballers' Association has been officially warned by the Charity Commission over "mismanagement" between 2013 and 2019. After several years of investigation into the organisation, the Charity Commission escalated to a statutory inquiry in 2020 after they expressed "serious concerns" about the way it was being run. The charity, which is now named the Players Foundation, had exhibited a "failure to ensure its assets were being used in the most appropriate way by failing to review its longstanding relationship with, and payments to, a trade union" and a "failure to appropriately manage and control £1.9m of charitable funds that had been transferred out of the Charity's accounts."

Middlesbrough and Swansea City have been fined £5,000 each after a melee between the two sets of players during their Championship match at the Riverside. Boro won 2-1 but the flashpoint occurred when Swansea's Ben Cabango was sent off after an 87th minute clash with Isaiah Jones.

Paris Saint-Germain are considering taking legal action against one of their supporter groups after they were involved in violent clashes in Nice ahead of OGC Nice's home Europa Conference League game against 1. FC Koln. One of the group, Supras Auteuil, is in a critical condition after falling from a stand. PSG stated: "Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed during the match between OGC Nice and FC Cologne. The club would like to point out that the Supras Auteuil group was dissolved by a decree of 29 April 2010, are not recognised as Paris Saint-Germain supporters and are banned from entering the Parc des Princes. The club reminds that it only recognises supporters' organisations that are signatories to the agreement on the rights and duties of supporters, with whom it interacts throughout the year to guarantee optimal security conditions in its stadiums and during first-team travel. The club is considering what action to take in the event of damage to its reputation caused by the actions of these supporters."

It is being claimed that Barcelona are set to file a lawsuit against Atletico Madrid over Antoine Griezmann. The two clubs are in dispute over a clause in the loan deal that states if the forward plays at least 45minutes in 14 of Atletico's matches it would trigger a compulsory transfer for 40m euros. To avoid triggering the clause, Atleti's head coach, Diego Simeone, has been bringing Griezmann on around the 60minute mark of each game (62, 62, 64, 63 and 61 so far). However Barca believe that the conditions were met during the first season of his loan deal and that this season, which is a later agreed extension, is not relevant to the mandatory transfer clause. Barca are believed to have informed Atletico that they would be seeking legal redress of the situation, with the likelihood that they actually need that payment to meet the agreements made with La Liga in order to register their new players this summer.


Pointless List Of The Day

The most expensive head coaches in history according to Transfermarkt is today's list, as even coaches cost money to pry from other clubs if they have a contract. Prices in euros:
1. Graham Potter - Brighton & Hove Albion to Chelsea 2022 - 23m
2. Julian Nagelsmann - RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich 2021 - 20m
3. Jose Mourinho - Inter Milan to Real Madrid 2010 - 16m
4. Andre Villas-Boas - Porto to Chelsea 2011 - 15m
5. Brendan Rodgers - Celtic to Leicester City 2019 - 10.44m
6. Ruben Amorim - Braga to Sporting Clube de Portugal 2020 - 10m
7. Adi Hutter - Eintracht Frankfurt to Borussia Moenchengladbach 2021 - 7.5m
8. Brendan Rodgers - Swansea City to Liverpool 2012 - 6.2m
8. Mark Hughes - Blackburn Rovers to Manchester City 2008 - 6.2m
10. Ronaldo Koeman - Southampton to Everton 2015 - 6m
11. Maurizio Sarri - Chelsea to Juventus 2019 - 5.55m
12. Marco Rose - Borussia Moenchengladbach to Borussia Dortmund 2021 - 5m+
13. Peter Bosz - Ajax to Borussia Dortmund 2017 - 5m
13. Julian Nagelsmann - 1899 Hoffenheim to RB Leipzig 2019 - 5m
13. Xavi - Al Sadd to Barcelona 2021 - 5m


Scotland U-21 Squad

Squad: Elliot Anderson (Newcastle United), Kieron Bowie (Northampton Town, on loan from Fulham), Flynn Clarke (Norwich City), Tommy Conway (Bristol City), Matthew Craig (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Craig (Reading), Lucas De Bolle (Hamilton Academical, on loan from Newcastle United), Adam Devine (Rangers), Josh Doig (Hellas Verona), Ben Doak (Liverpool), Jay Hogarth (Alloa Athletic, on loan from Rangers), Leon King (Rangers), Sam Long (Boston United, on loan from Lincoln City), Connor McAvoy (Fulham), Cole McKinnon (Partick Thistle, on loan from Rangers), Stuart McKinstry (Motherwell, on loan from Leeds United), Chris Mochrie (Dunfermline Athletic, on loan from Dundee United), Adam Montgomery (St Johnstone, on loan from Celtic), Josh Mulligan (Dundee), Lewis Neilson (Heart of Midlothian), Cieran Slicker (Rochdale, on loan from Manchester City), Connor Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Rory Wilson (Aston Villa).


Vitesse Sold

With the invasion of the Ukraine making it difficult for Russian oligarchs to continue to run football clubs in Europe, Valeri Oyf has sold Vitesse Arnhem to American investment firm Common Group. No amount was revealed in terms of the payment for the club, but Oyf did waive the 155m euros that were owed to him by Vitesse. Common Group already have a share of Belgian 3rd division side Patro Eisden and League Two club Leyton Orient. The takeover is now awaiting approval from the Dutch FA, the KNVB.


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Written by Tris Burke September 09 2022 15:35:04


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