Law changes introduced targeting player behaviour, England manager announcement could be imminent and Chesterfield announce fictional fan as competition winner…
1. Officials have announced changes to laws of the game which are aimed at reducing the levels of ‘intolerable behaviour’ shown by managers and players. Governing bodies from the FA, the Football League and the Premier League have accepted the changes.
2. Having interviewed candidates including Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce in the past week, it is believed the FA are close to making a decision as to who they want to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager.
3. Newly promoted Premier League side Middlesbrough FC have agreed a deal to sign Álvaro Negredo on a season-long loan from Spanish side Valencia.
4. Republic of Ireland international James McClean has donated £1,000 towards the costs of the funeral of a toddler who was involved in a fatal accident last week (BelfastTelegraph).
5. Chesterfield FC have been forced to apologise for faking the winner of a raffle prize during a pre-season tour after it was revealed only four fans entered and the club announced a fictitious name as the successful ticket holder (BTNews).
6. Rangers fans have reacted angrily against computer programme Siri after the voice recognition software claimed the Glasgow club was only formed four years ago (WhoAteAllThePies).
7. Irish club Crusaders crashed to a 6-0 defeat in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying round tie against Danish side FC Copenhagen. Perhaps the result isn’t that surprising considering Crusaders were without their captain who was on holiday (BBCSport).
8. And finally…Wayne Rooney attempting to speak Chinese is a wonder to behold (Mirror).
By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31).
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