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Maccabi Petah Tikva have paid an undisclosed fee for Tranmere Rovers striker Morgan Ferrier.
Former Newcastle United full-back Achraf Lazaar has signed for Watford.
Liverpool have been ordered by tribunal to pay a compensation of £1.5m, possibly rising to £4.3m, to Fulham for Harvey Elliott.
Major League Soccer’s Austin FC have paid just over £2m to sign Tomas Pochettino from CA Talleres.
Sunderland will be without defender Jordan Willis for “a minimum of six months” after he suffered a serious knee injury.
Just as things seemed to be on the up for Newcastle United and their boss Steve Bruce with the return of talisman Allan Saint-Maximin to fitness, they have taken a desperate turn once again. The 3-2 win on Saturday over Southampton has come at a cost as they have lost striker Callum Wilson for 6 to 8 weeks with a hamstring injury, centre-back Fabian Schar for 8 weeks with torn knee ligaments and right-back Javier Manquillo also for 8 weeks with injured ankle ligaments.
PSG’s Brazilian forward Neymar has been ruled out for around a month with a thigh injury, in his usual February break, which usually coincides with the Rio carnival. Neymar said (in possibly the world’s most pathetic social media post): “The sadness is great, the pain is immense and the crying is constant. Once again, for a while, I will stop doing what I love most in life, which is playing football. Sometimes I feel uncomfortable because of my style of play, because I dribble and constantly get fouled, I don’t know if the problem is me or what I do on the pitch.” Does anyone out there feel sorry for him??
Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has officially hung up his boots after over a year without a club and join Olimpik Donetsk as an assistant coach.
Both Newport County and Grimsby Town have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players in their match on Sunday in League Two.
UEFA have opened (at last) disciplinary proceedings against the two Romanian match officials involved in a pitchside fracas during the Champions League tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir. The match in December was abandoned with the score at 0-0 after fourth official Sebastian Coltescu was accused of using a racist term towards Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo. A heated exchange followed involving Webo, Coltescu and assistant referee Octavian Sovre which led to Webo being shown a red card as he protested against the racist term he alleged was used. Both sides then walked off the pitch and refused to play the game to a finish until the officials were replaced. The match was eventually completed the following day with a new group of officials and PSG won 5-1. UEFA’s investigation into the incident concluded that Coltescu and Sovre were in breach of Article 11, as their “conduct is insulting or otherwise violates the basic rules of decent conduct”.
FA Cup Draw
The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals has taken place:
Everton v Manchester City
Bournemouth v Southampton
Leicester City v Manchester United
Chelsea v Sheffield United
It has been a while since I have done any of these lists, so I am sure you are desperate to find out what this one is about. Sort of. Today’s list is the longest serving coaches in Europe’s top 10 leagues.
1. Stephane Moulin – SCO Angers – since 1/7/11 – 403 games – 541 points – 1.3 points per game
2. Christian Streich – Freiburg – since 29/12/11 – 378 games – 475 points – 1.3 points per game
3. Francky Dury – Zulte-Waregem – since 30/12/11 – 406 games – 585 points – 1.4 points per game
4. Diego Simeone – Atletico Madrid – since 1/1/12 – 509 games – 1037 points – 2.0 points per game
5. Sean Dyche – Burnley – since 30/10/12 – 376 games – 524 points – 1.4 points per game
6. Thomas Silberberger – WSG Tirol – since 1/7/13 – 258 games – 447 points – 1.7 points per game
7. Jose Luis Mendilibar – Eibar – since 1/7/15 – 237 games – 284 points – 1.2 points per game
8. Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool – since 8/10/15 – 299 games – 602 points – 2.0 points per game
9. Alvaro Cervera – Cadiz – since 18/4/16 – 223 games – 335 points – 1.5 points per game
10. Chris Wilder – Sheffield United – since 12/5/16 – 223 games – 359 points – 1.6 points per game
11. Gian Piero Gasperini – Atalanta – since 14/6/16 – 219 games – 398 points – 1.8 points per game
12. Pep Guardiola – Manchester City – since 1/7/16 – 269 games – 631 points – 2.3 points per game
13. Thierry Laurey – RC Strasbourg – since 1/7/16 – 206 games – 277 points – 1.3 points per game
14. Dick Lukkien – Emmen – since 1/7/16 – 182 games – 211 points – 1.1 points per game
15. Simone Inzaghi – Lazio – since 8/7/16 – 224 games – 405 points – 1.8 points per game
Written by Tris Burke February 12 2021 05:22:21