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Review of the Day
Jordan Williams has signed a new 3 year deal with Barnsley.
Tommie Hoban has extended his current Aberdeen deal until the end of the season. The 26 year old defender initially signed until January to prove his fitness after a cruciate knee injury.
1. FC Cologne winger Ismail Jakobs has signed a new 4 year deal.
Nico Melamed has extended his Espanyol contract until 2024.
Sporting Gijon midfielder Nacho Mendez has a new 5 year contract.
Grimsby Town have completed the double signing of Bristol Rovers Kyle Bennett and West Bromwich Albion’s Owen Windsor on loan for the season.
Barrow have signed Courtney Baker-Richardson following his release from Swansea City.
Arsenal youngster Tolaji Bola has joined Rochdale on loan until January.
Bristol Rovers have paid an undisclosed fee to sign Ben Liddle from Middlesbrough.
Macedonian goalkeeper Deyan Iliev has signed for Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of January from Arsenal.
Welsh international former Tottenham Hotspur right-back Chris Gunter has signed for Charlton Athletic on a free transfer after leaving Reading in July.
Southend United have got Tottenham Hotspur forward Kazaiah Sterling on loan.
MK Dons midfielder Hiram Boateng has joined Cambridge United on loan until January.
Mitch Clark has joined Port Vale on loan until January from Leicester City.
Veteran striker Cameron Jerome has signed for MK Dons on a free transfer.
Omar Bogle has signed for Charlton Athletic on a free transfer from Cardiff City.
Former Manchester United striker, and twin brother of Everton defender Michael, Will Keane has signed a short term deal with Wigan Athletic. He was released by Ipswich Town in the summer.
Leicester City defender Sam Hughes has signed a deal to join Burton Albion on loan until January.
Accrington Stanley have made a double signing, with goalkeeper Nathan Baxter joining on loan from Chelsea and Blackpool defender Michael Nottingham arriving for an undisclosed fee.
Manchester City’s MLS sister club, NYCFC have loaned Alexandru Mitrita to Al-Ahli of the Saudi Pro League with an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the loan. Mitrita wanted to be closer to his family due to current travel restrictions.
League One side Ipswich Town will be without midfielder Cole Skuse for 3 months due to a knee injury suffered in training. The “fluke” injury happened when the 34 year old slipped.
Chelsea’s new goalkeeper signing Edouard Mendy has returned to the club after injuring his thigh while training with Senegal.
After ten years as the head coach of Major League Soccer side DC United, Ben Olsen has left the club. Olsen also spent most of his playing career playing for DC. The club’s CEO, Jason Levien, said: “Ben has been a fabric of the D.C. United organization for more than two decades, including his role as head coach for the last ten years, and we are forever grateful for his contributions and leadership. Over the course of his 22 years with the club, Ben has been a total professional and has represented this organization with incredible class and distinction. It is our sincere hope and belief that Ben will continue to have a big impact on the organization.”
Former Ghana FA president Kwasi Nyantakyi’s lifetime ban from football has been reduced to 15 years on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Nyantakyi was filmed accepting bungs of around US$65,000.
R.I.P. Tommy Robson
Peterborough United legend Tommy Robson has passed away at the age of 76 after suffering with motor neurone disease. Robson was the Posh’s club-record appearance holder with 559 appearances, but was mostly known for being a nice guy. The club said: “Nicest man you will ever meet. He lit up every room he entered. He could put a smile on anyone’s face at any time. The outpouring of emotion from former players, employees, as well as current staff and players tells you everything you need to know. Legend. No other word is more appropriate, and he will remain a legend forever more..”
Hughton Believes Forest Are Set For Promotion
Nottingham Forest’s new manager Chris Hughton has told the BBC that he believes the team is set up for promotion back to the Premier League, despite losing all 4 games this season. Hughton said: “The starting position is very good. There are clubs that have reached the Premier League, and if I’m looking at facilities or quality of team, that might be less than we have here. I am fortunate to be managing a great club. It’s a good squad and a team that fared very well last season and just missed out on the play-offs. The starting position is very good. It has been difficult start this season but there are lots of factors. The squad has been added to, so certainly there can’t be any complaints with regard the ownership not wanting to improve the team. Others have tried, and it hasn’t happened, but at some stage this club will be in the Premier League. I am here to help that process. Ultimately this club, the size of it with their ambitions, have to reach the Premier League. The most important thing is now is to start picking up points and get a bit of confidence in the team. It can happen – that the effects of last season have carried on to this season. My initial job is to change that and then go from there. Promotion has to be the goal of this club and my process starts here. Everything with the players is about positivity. You cannot afford to be any other way. I have a good squad and a big squad.”
Ireland Add To Squad
The Republic of Ireland have called up Preston North End’s Sean Maguire and Wycombe Wanderers winger Daryl Horgan for the Nations League games against Wales and Finland. The pair replace Brighton & Hove Albion striker Aaron Connolly and Norwich City’s Adam Idah, who were ruled to be in close contact with a backroom staff member who tested positive.
Suarez Claims Barca Made Him Cry
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez’s departure from Barcelona to sign for Atletico Madrid caused problems with Barca’s star man Lionel Messi. Messi complained that the Catalans had treated Suarez badly, now Suarez has revealed that the treatment he received made him cry as he was blocked from training with the first team. Suarez said: “Those days were very difficult. I cried because of what I was having to go through. I was hurt most of all by the way they did things, because one has to accept it when a cycle comes to an end. I didn’t take the club’s message that they were looking for a solution for me in order to mix things up very well. Not everyone knows what happened but the worst thing was going to training and being sent to a different group from everyone else because I was not allowed to play in practice matches. My wife could see how unhappy I was and she wanted to see me smile again and when the chance came to join Atletico I had no doubts. I wasn’t surprised that Messi supported me publicly because I know him too well. He knew the pain I was going through, the feeling that I was being kicked out was what hurt me the most. The way they did things was not right and Leo knows how me and my family suffered.”
Pogba Wants Madrid Move
Paul Pogba has admitted that he dreams of playing for Real Madrid one day. The 27 year old France international re-joined Manchester United from Juventus for £89m in 2016. Pogba said: “All football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day? I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I’m having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves. I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.”
Written by Tris Burke October 09 2020 20:55:19