The Loan Report: August

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August 30, 2020

And we’re back. The 2020-21 Loan Army season started five days before the 2019-20 season finished, when Victor Moses and Inter were on the losing side in the Europa League Final against Sevilla, drawing a line under the longest campaign any of us are likely to witness in our lifetimes. Earlier that week, however, Danilo Pantic had made his debut for Serbian Premier League side Čukarički, kicking off another year…

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The Loan Report: July 20-26

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July 26, 2020

The final Loan Report of the season wraps up the loose ends from the last week in England and, while action continues for a while yet in Italy, we’ll keep track of that on Twitter. England Premier League Aston Villa saw out the season and achieved Premier League survival without Danny Drinkwater, who made just three appearances and played 207 minutes there. Championship There was far more intrigue in the…

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The Loan Report: July 13-19

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July 19, 2020

We’re almost there; the longest season in Loan Report history has but a couple of weeks to go, but there’s still much at stake. England Premier League Aston Villa’s fight against relegation looks set to finish without the services of Danny Drinkwater, as the midfielder once again missed out on selection away to Everton in midweek. Jacob Maddox joined Southampton on loan in January with a view to a permanent…

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The Loan Report: July 6-12

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July 12, 2020

Another week of Loan Army action is in the books and, while few feathers were ruffled, there’s still much to play for. England Premier League Except if you’re Danny Drinkwater of course. He wasn’t involved in either of Aston Villa’s matches again. Championship Marc Guehi and Conor Gallagher continue to impress at Swansea, helping them to a 3-1 midweek win over Jake Clarke-Salter’s Birmingham City, before losing out at the…

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The Loan Report: June 29 – July 5

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July 5, 2020

June gave way to July this past week and, while the Loan Report still lacks fireworks, we’re moving towards the end of a long season that will have tested the resolve of everyone involved. Headliners The headlines this week were made by two players who aren’t actually playing. Charlie Brown’s first venture into professional football was ended prematurely when the Belgian season was cancelled due to the pandemic, but he…

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The Loan Report: June 22-28

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June 28, 2020

It’s a been a slow and steady return to life on loan for Chelsea’s far-flung masses, with the headlines this week taken by Mario Pašalić and Matt Miazga. Headliners This will be Pašalićs last-ever appearance in a Loan Report, for this week Atalanta officially triggered their option to buy the Croatian midfielder, bringing an end to a six-year affiliation with Chelsea. After joining from Hajduk Split in 2014, Pašalić was…

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The Loan Report: June 15-21

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June 21, 2020

Football is well and truly back across Europe now, so the Loan Report returns in full to catch up on what’s been happening as the 2019-20 season hurtles towards a hurried conclusion. England Premier League Danny Drinkwater didn’t feature for Aston Villa against Sheffield United in midweek, and loan rules prevented him from doing so against Chelsea on Sunday. Championship Swansea were quick out of the blocks on the Championship’s…

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The Loan Report: June 8-14

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June 14, 2020

We’re back! After a three-month hiatus, the Loan Report returns for what promises to be a season finale like no other. The majority of leagues across Europe will be back in action by next weekend, with a six-week sprint to the finish line in early August and, while some leagues have been back for a while, the action is really about to pick back up. Who’s already finished? Some leagues,…

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The Loan Report: Taking Stock

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March 18, 2020

There was almost no loanee action last week, and there will none for the foreseeable future, as the Coronavirus public health situation continues to develop around the world. With the regular Loan Report therefore on hiatus, it provides us with a useful opportunity to take stock of this season’s army, and consider what lies in store for everyone when football eventually resumes. A Blue Tomorrow? Every loan army group can…

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The Loan Report: March 2-8

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March 8, 2020

Matt Miazga leads the way in this week’s Loan Report after he celebrated a recent return to action with a goal; one generally unbecoming of centre back but, as we’ve discovered this season, he’s not like most centre-backs. Headliners His only previous goal this season came in October, when a spectacular stoppage-time volley secured Reading three points at home to Preston. The American international then missed six weeks of the…

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