Barton says his Rangers training ban is ‘wrong’, Palace defender Souare out for six months after car crash and half and half trend gets out of hand in Holland


1. Mike Phelan says he has been offered the opportunity to manage Hull City on a permanent basis. Phelan took over in the Tigers hot seat following the shock departure of Steve Bruce after he guided them to promotion from the Championship last season. However, with a takeover on the cards, Phelan’s future had been uncertain.

2. Crystal Palace’s Senegal international Pape Souare will be out for six months after breaking his thighbone. Souare was involved in a horrific car crash from which he had to be airlifted following a collision on Sunday.

3. Joey Barton has claimed his ban from training with his Rangers team mates is ‘wrong’. Manager Mark Warburton has imposed the sanction on the former Manchester City midfielder after an altercation following a confrontation with a team mate in the aftermath of their 5-1 derby defeat to Celtic last weekend.

4. Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has decided not to appeal against his touchline ban following an incident which saw him sent to the stands during their 4-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. Former Wales boss Hughes said he would rather save the money he’d be fined if his appeal failed so he could spend it on his grandchildren.

5. UEFA have charged Legia Warsaw with six offences following crowd disturbances during their 6-0 Europa League loss at the hands of Borussia Dortmund. Legia deny the charges which include racial chanting and the throwing of fireworks. The case will be heard on 28th September.

6. Former Plymouth Argyle manager Paul Sturrock has revealed striker Emile Mpenza once missed training in his spell with the Home Park club because the viagra he had taken hadn’t worn off (WhoAteAllThePies).

7. Watch as Joe Hart giggles at his Italian pronunciations during his first Torino press conference. Well, if you can’t laugh at yourself… good on you Joe (Mirror).

8. Former Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio has been suspended from his job as a pundit on Italian television after his tattoo which refers to Benito Mussolini was accidentally shown on camera during a recent broadcast (BBCSport).

9. Players of non league club Glossop North End tripped up the referee of their recent game against Ramsbottom by tying the officials shoe laces together in an act that wouldn’t have been out of place in any school play ground (ESPNFC).

10. And finally… If you don’t like the increasing trend for half and half scarves at games, then it’s unlikely you’ll be buying one of these. For reasons best known to themselves. Dutch club Feyenoord offered fans chance to buy half and half hoodies to commemorate their Europa  League clash against Manchester United (Independent).

By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31).

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