The Loan Report: July 30 – August 5

August 5, 2018

The Loan Report returns for another season – the ninth in a row on – and with 22 players already out and about, there’s plenty to sink our teeth into. Headliners Mason Mount, as he did so often last season, made the headlines on the opening weekend of the Football League campaign by scoring on his Derby County debut. Working under Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Jody Morris at…


The Loan Report: Season Review

May 27, 2018

Europe’s most notorious loan empire has just finished another record-breaking season, but it might also be on the verge of finally downsizing. Over the past ten months, 39 players have played more than 80,000 combined minutes over 1050+ matches, scoring 99 goals, keeping 37 clean sheets, winning titles, securing promotion, lifting cups, and experiencing the heartache of relegation. It’s a familiar story to regular readers of the Loan Report, with…


The Loan Report: May 14-20

May 20, 2018

Mason Mount took Vitesse to the brink of Europa League qualification. Matt Miazga helped them over the line. We begin the final Loan Report of the season with a look at how the Arnhem club secured UEFA competition football for 2017-18. Headliners For much of the season it looked as if Vitesse’s Europa League experience this term was to be a one-off; sinking lower and lower in the league under…


The Loan Report: May 7-13

May 13, 2018

Mason Mount is intent on dragging Vitesse back into the Europa League next season, whether he’ll be at the Gelredome again or not, and demonstrated as much with an unstoppable week of football. Headliners Vitesse’s sixth-place finish ensured they would take part in the Eredivisie’s four-team playoff for the final Europa League Qualifying Round berth. A two-legged Semi Final against ADO Den Haag was up first, and Mount was simply…


The Loan Report: May 1-6

May 6, 2018

Several leagues reached their conclusions this weekend, and several players said their goodbyes after loan spells, but there’s still plenty of football to be played. We’ll start at Vitesse, who have a lot still to play for. Headliners Their final league fixture of the season away to Willem II saw them fighting for position in the Eredivisie’s Europa League playoff race. They’d already qualified by virtue of their thrashing of…


The Loan Report: April 23-29

April 29, 2018

We’re edging closer to the 100 goal mark from the Loan Army once again after a productive weekend at home at abroad. We start with a player who is making all the right moves ahead of this summer’s World Cup. Headliners Ruben Loftus-Cheek has experienced something of an up-and-down season, having to wait patiently for an opportunity to impress at Crystal Palace, before doing so and earning an England debut…


The Loan Report: April 16-22

April 22, 2018

It wasn’t the busiest of weeks on the Loan Army front, but there’s still enough to catch up on from the past seven days, including one certain goal for Mason Mount, one emphatic one from Danilo Pantic, and one that Fikayo Tomori is claiming even if the powers that be have ultimately disagreed. Headliners Mount’s goal – his eight of the season and the 86th overall by Chelsea’s loanees –…


The Loan Report: April 9-15

April 15, 2018

The final weeks of the season are upon us and with them come opportunities to clinch silverware. Marco van Ginkel did just that this weekend, and will lead off our headliners as the captain of the newly-crowned Dutch champions, whilst Iké Ugbo joins him after finding the net for Milton Keynes. Headliners Van Ginkel has been amongst PSV’s best players all season long, captaining a side that has been head…


The Loan Report: April 3-8

April 8, 2018

Chelsea’s Loan Army is on course to set new records for total appearances, total minutes played, and clean sheets this season and, although they’re likely to fall short of last season’s 126-goal extravaganza, they are in with a solid chance of reaching the century mark for just the third time. Four more were added to the total this week, lifting us to 84, and they came from far and wide….


The Loan Report: March 29 – April 2

April 2, 2018

The final international break of the season gave way to a busy Easter schedule across Europe with Marco van Ginkel adding another goal to his tally, as PSV move closer to securing the Eredivisie title, whilst Nathan struck in another big game in Portugal. Headliners Van Ginkel was the sole goalscorer amongst the Loan Army this week, scoring his 15th of the season in PSV’s handsome 5-1 win at home…