Wenger claims no hooligan problem in English Football, Celtic captain to come out of retirement for England vs Scotland clash and Monchengladbach to cash in on problematic spelling
1. Mark Field MP says West Ham should be forced to play some home games behind closed doors if there are repeated incidents of crowd violence akin to those witnessed at Wednesday’s League Cup tie against Chelsea.
2. However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims there is ‘no hooligan problem in English football’. He also stated he would support the introduction of so-called ‘safe standing’ areas within stadiums.
3. Tony Pulis has signed a contract extension to keep him in his role as West Bromwich Albion manager until 2018. Welshman Pulis arrived at the Hawthorns in January 2015 and has guided the Baggies to 13th and 14th placed finishes in his first two seasons.
4. Celtic captain, Scott Brown, is set to come out of international retirement to play for Scotland in the upcoming World Cup qualifying game against England at Wembley. Scotland boss, Gordon Strachan, is set to announce the squad for the match next Wednesday.
5. Ryan Giggs will not be offered the Wigan Athletic managers job. Championship strugglers Wigan recently parted company with Gary Caldwell and now look set to replace him with Manchester United unde-21’s coach, Warren Joyce.
6. This Arsenal fan did nothing to dispel the myth that some football supporters aren’t the most intelligent beings. He disrupted an exam to start an expletive-ridden, anti-Tottenham chant. Congratulations young man, we’re sure your parent are proud (Mirror).
7. Chelsea have loaned England youth international Lewis Baker to Dutch side Vitesse and he has taken to the Eredivisie like a duck to water. Here he is with a top-drawer strike (Mirror).
8. We’re in favour of any anti-racism sentiment expressed by footballers, we’re just a bit confused by the thinking behind former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra dressing up as a panda to promote the Kick It Out campaign (DailyMail).
9. When Celtic recently played host to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League, a local pub struggled to spell the name of the Glaswegian giants’ opposition. After several failed attempts, they opted simply for ‘a German team’. Brilliantly, Monchengladbach have incorporated the accidental moniker into official merchandise (WhoAteAllThePies).
10. And finally…Guildford City players celebrated a goal they scored in a recent match. Now, there is nothing unusual in that until you look in the background of the shot to see one of the other players celebrating his team’s goal from the showers. Luckily, a strategically placed door protected his modesty (ESPNFC).
By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31).
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