LNTUP 5 Hot Topics Of The Day
1. Goal keeping crisis due to injury.
West Bromwich Albion is facing a traumatized time when the backup Boaz Myhill injured his leg in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Leicester City. Myhill got his first league start since the 2015-16 season after first choice Ben Foster was ruled out of the game at the King Power Stadium by a knee injury sustained while playing with his son. He injured his cruciate ligament and missing the game since 10 months.
2. Newcastle United on Sale.
Mike Ashley, owner of the team put the Premier League club up for sale on Monday, signaling a possible end to his decade-long reign at St James’ Park.
“As one of the Premier League’s oldest and best-supported football clubs – and for the benefit of its many fans and supporters in the UK and across the world – Newcastle United requires a clear direction and a path to a bright and successful future,” the club said in a statement.
3. FIFA playoff dates are inhumane.
The world cup qualifier match between Australia and Honduras took place with just five days in between the two matches was “inhumane”, the Central Americans’ coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said.
The first match of the intercontinental playoffs is scheduled to take place in Central America on Nov. 10, with the second leg in Sydney five days later. There are no direct flights from Australia to Honduras and the Honduran team’s logistics manager told local newspaper La Prensa they have to fly to Los Angeles before connecting on a flight heading Down Under.
“It’s inhumane of FIFA to put the dates so close with such a long trip in between them,” Pinto said in quotes that were widely reported in Honduras on Monday.
4. Lallana can return in November.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana could return in November from a thigh injury after the conclusion of the next international break. “It’s absolutely good news. I cannot say now, but maybe after the next international break he could be back,” Klopp told the club website. He last played during the team’s pre-season loss to Atletico Madrid in August.
5. Camp Nou reopens.
For the first time since playing in an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia, Barcelona’s Camp Nou opens its doors when Olympiakos visit on Wednesday. However, how Barca’s fans will react to a tumultuous few weeks of political tension in Catalonia is less predictable with the support split like the rest of society on the wealthy northeastern region of Spain.