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Welcome to WD Sportz’s eighth instalment of the new section which is a daily roundup of all the news around football on a specific day. In today’s edition Macclesfield sign highly rated Jason Cowley, non-league fans have been given hope of return to stadiums and the Forbes 2020 list for footballers is revealed.

Non-league news:

National league side Macclesfield Town have signed striker Jason Cowley. The 24-year-old joins Tim Flowers’ side after a spell in the EFL with Stevenage.

Jason Cowley

Something different today with this hilarious man-of-the match speech by Suffolk non-league player, Dave Dowding. Cornard United defender Dowding picked up his man-of-the-match award for an outstanding performance against Sheringham in the Thurlow Nunn League on Saturday and he made a speech to remember.

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The deadline for Hereford FC to register 16 players for the National League North is next week. They currently have 11 players signed for the coming season including goalkeeper Brandon Hall- who has yet to figure during pre-season. Hopefully manage to pull through for the upcoming season.

Josh Gowling watches his side during their 2-0 loss at Weston-Super-Mare. Picture: Andy Walkden/Hereford FC
Hereford FC

Some positive news as fans have been given hope that they will be able to return to grounds after Nigel Huddleston MP says the plan is still allow supporters back into stadiums next month.

The Sports Minister has written a letter to Tracey Crouch MP after she voiced her concerns about National League clubs suffering the threat of serious financial problems if fans are still prevented from attending games due to coronavirus.

The government had been hoping to test pilot the return of fans before the start of the season, but these were suspended due a to a spike in Covid cases amid fears of a second wave.

But Huddleston has confirmed that it is still the intention to allow National League clubs to welcome crowds again albeit at a reduced capacity.

Lastly, Hendon were rewarded for a magnificent effort as Shaun Lucien’s extra time penalty saw them beat Brentford ‘B’ 1-0 in the London Senior Cup final. The win sees the trophy return to Hendon for the first time in five years and for a sixth time in total.

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Other news:

Lionel Messi leads Cristiano Ronaldo as world’s highest earning footballer in 2020. It has been a tough few weeks for Lionel Messi, but the Barcelona star can at least console himself with having made the Forbes 2020 list of highest earning footballers.

Top 10:

10. David de Gea $27m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       9.  Robert Lewandowski $28m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           8. Gareth Bale $29m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               7. Antoine Griesmann $33m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6. Paul Pogba $34m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5. Mohamed Salah $37m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4. Kylian Mbappe $42m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3. Neymar Jr $96m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2. Cristiano Ronaldo $117m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1. Lionel Messi $126m

Lionel Messi

West Ham are reportedly ready to make a move to try sign defender Rob Holding on loan from London rivals Arsenal. The Hammers are prepared to offer £5million to take the centre-back on a season-long loan.

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Rob Holding

Chris Smalling’s exit from Manchester United has ‘stalled’ as United are playing hard with negotiations. Last week there were reports which made the move to Roma sound imminent, even down to a matter of hours, yet it seems that wasn’t the case or even close to being so.

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Chris Smalling

Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson underwent a medical on Monday and is set to join Arsenal on a five-year contract from Dijon.

Runar Alex Runarsson
Runar Alex Runarsson

Lastly, Gareth Bale is now keen on Man Utd move as he’s been completely ‘erased’ by Real Madrid and the bookmakers have today slashed the odds on the move happening to just 2/1.

Gareth Bale

We hope you enjoy this new section and any feedback or advice will be greatly appreciated and taken onboard. We will be back again tomorrow with more daily news.

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