The Offside Daily – Crisis deepens at Newcastle United, another injury for Manchester United and Liverpool’s ugliest player decided over ping pong.


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. Alan Pardew is ‘thought to be safe for the time being’ following Newcastle United’s 1-0 defeat to Stoke City.

2. Oscar Garcia has stepped down as manager of Watford FC manager due to ill health and has been replaced by Billy McKinlay.

3. Portsmouth have announced that they are clear of all their debt, over a year after the club’s exit from administration.

4. Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has joined the clubs injury list with fractured ribs.

5. Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been ruled out for a month following groin surgery.

6. West Ham striker Diafra Sakho won’t face action over his alleged head-butt on Manchester United’s Luke Shaw. (Mirror)

7. The Greek government has postponed all domestic professional sports fixtures this weekend after a football fan died following stadium violence. (Global Post)

8. Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is unhappy his team will have to play CSKA Moscow behind closed doors after the Russian club serve a punishment for racist chanting. (Moscow Times)

9. Adnan Januzaj scored a spectacular free-kick for Manchester United’s U21’s against Tottenham  U21’s. (Bleacher Report)

10. Javier Manquillo has been forced to admit he’s Liverpool’s ugliest player after losing a ping pong match against Jose Enrique. (Metro)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Tommy Early

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