The Loan Report: March 12-18

March 18, 2018

A number of the usual suspects found the back of the net this week as the Loan Report leads off with strikes from Lucas Piazon, Marco van Ginkel, and Michy Batshuayi, who combined to edge us closer to the 80-goal mark for the campaign. Headliners Piazon was the first to take a share of the headlines, scoring a smart goal in Fulham’s West London derby draw against Queens Park Rangers….


The Loan Report: March 5-11

March 11, 2018

Following a rather quiet fortnight on the Loan Front, this weekend gave us plenty to talk about, with Kenedy leading the way by scoring his first goals for Newcastle United, whilst Michy Batshuayi got back into the goalscoring groove too. Headliners Quite the pair of goals they were too. The Brazilian was in top form for the Toon Army in a big relegation clash against Southampton, and found the back…


The Loan Report: February 26 – March 4

March 4, 2018

A relatively quiet week on the loan front lacked significant headlines and several English-based players saw their fixtures postponed due to heavy snow and freezing weather. With nothing specific to focus on, let’s dive straight in. England Premier League Inclement weather rarely results in postponements in the Premier League, however, and so a full schedule of matches went ahead. Kurt Zouma was in superb form for Stoke at Southampton, but…


FA Youth Cup: Fulham 0-6 Chelsea

February 27, 2018

Chelsea have often made things look much easier than they actually are in their dominant FA Youth Cup stretch over the past five years, but rarely have they done what they did to Fulham on a bitterly cold Tuesday evening on the banks of the River Thames. Frustrated despite their first half dominance at Craven Cottage, Jody Morris’ young Blues put their West London neighbours to the sword in the…


The Loan Report: February 19-25

February 25, 2018

A steady pace of loanee goals continued this week, despite Michy Batshuayi being held off the scoresheet for the first time at Dortmund, as Kasey Palmer and Mason Mount chipped in with strong performances instead, whilst Joao Rodriguez also found the net again. Headliners Palmer’s season hasn’t exactly gone the way most had hoped way back in August. Fresh off the back of helping Huddersfield to the Premier League, he…


The Loan Report: February 12-18

February 18, 2018

Michy Batshuayi continues to do the business at Dortmund and scored twice against Atalanta in the Europa League this week to ensure he takes the headlines in this latest edition of the Loan Report. Headliners The Belgian forward had already made an instant impact at the Westfalenstadion after his deadline-day move, scoring three goals in his first two appearances, and his second-half heroics against Atalanta on Thursday ensured the Germans…


The Loan Report: February 5-11

February 11, 2018

We’ve got four more goals to catch up on from the last week in this edition of the Loan Report, and all four were scored by young centre-forwards, both at home and abroad. We begin with Tammy Abraham. Headliners The 20 year-old has experienced the highs and lows of top-flight football during his stay at Swansea City, starting the campaign in good form that earned him a maiden England cap,…


The Loan Report: January 29 – February 4th

February 4, 2018

There are no fewer than nine goals to bring you in a record-breaking Loan Report so, without further ado, it’s time to dive straight in. Headliners Our action-packed week began way back last Monday, when Belenenses hosted Benfica in the Portugese league, and Brazilian forward Nathan came off the bench to give his team a late lead. Belenenses surrendered that advantage and had to settle for a 1-1 draw, but…


The Loan Report: January 22-28

January 28, 2018

It’s another Mason Mount-inspired Loan Report this Sunday evening as the prodigiously-talented 19 year-old once again stole the show for Vitesse. Headliners Having now forced his way into the starting eleven on a permanent basis, Mount has been on a roll lately, racking up a strong spell of producing of goals and assists in matches either side of Christmas. Against PEC Zwolle on Saturday night however, he served up arguably…


The Loan Report: January 15-21

January 21, 2018

Our latest Loan Report features two goals that take us to 48 for the season overall, and they both came to players with Vitesse connections. We’ll check in on Mason Mount in due course, but we’ll begin with a very happy 24th birthday for Lucas Piazon. Headliners The Brazilian forward has endured a frustrating season that saw him spend more than three months on the sidelines with a broken ankle….