The Loan Report: December 3-9

kurtz
December 9, 2018

After all the goals in last week’s Loan Report, we have none this weekend, after a quiet seven days overall. Let’s catch up on how everybody’s doing anyway. England Premier League Kurt Zouma returned to the Everton starting eleven for their midweek clash with Newcastle, for whom Kenedy missed out injured, and the Frenchman was in good form again. He’ll hope to retain his place when the Toffees host Watford…

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The Loan Report: November 26 – December 2

tam4
December 2, 2018

For one week at least, it’s Tammy Abraham’s world, and we’re all just living in it. The England forward scored five goals in two matches over the past seven days to reassert his claim to be the best forward outside of the top flight. Headliners After scoring and winning the man of the match award in last Sunday’s derby win over Birmingham, Abraham led an in-form Aston Villa into an…

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The Loan Report: November 19-25

tammyderby
November 25, 2018

Big matches call for big players, and Tammy Abraham stepped forward in the Second City Derby on Sunday, scoring and being named man of the match as Aston Villa beat Birmingham at Villa Park. Danilo Pantic also returned from injury with a pair of goals for Partizan Belgrade. Headliners Villa have been upwardly mobile since Dean Smith replaced Steve Bruce (with John Terry on his coaching staff), but Birmingham have…

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The Loan Report: November 5-11

tam5
November 11, 2018

The Loan Army returned to some semblance of normalcy this week, with plenty of players continuing to tick over nicely, a handful missing for various reasons, and Tammy Abraham scoring another goal. Headliners Abraham scored his fifth goal of the season for Aston Villa and did so against Fikayo Tomori, Frank Lampard, Jody Morris and Derby County. He and Assistant Manager John Terry claimed the bragging rights in a Chelsea-infused…

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The Loan Report: October 29 – November 4

reeceyboy
November 4, 2018

After a steady if unspectacular few weeks on the loan front, things exploded back into life over the past seven days, with a bunch of goals and noteworthy talking points. Let’s get stuck in. Headliners It’s a good time to be Jacob Maddox. Turning 20 on Saturday, he scored his first professional goals in midweek by notching a brace in Cheltenham’s Checkatrade Trophy win against Arsenal’s Under-21s, and followed that…

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The Loan Report: October 22-28

michyreport
October 28, 2018

Another week, another goal for the Loan Army. It wasn’t the most spectacular seven days, but the 40-strong group continues to churn along rather nicely overall. Headliners Michy Batshuayi provided the goal as Valencia drew 1-1 at Young Boys in the Champions League; his smart touch to create the chance was followed by the composure to round the goalkeeper and tuck away his second goal of the season. It hasn’t…

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The Loan Report: October 15-21

tammyswans
October 21, 2018

We’re back with a full Loan Report after the international break, and we’ve got another Tammy Abraham goal, as he begins life under a new manager in positive fashion. Headliners Abraham’s form has been pretty good so far at Aston Villa, registering three goals in six games heading into the weekend, but the club’s overall record under Steve Bruce was woeful and led to a change of manager. Dean Smith…

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The Loan Report: October 1-7

mmeng
October 7, 2018

The Loan Army is an imperfect venture but, when it works, it works well. Mason Mount’s England call-up this week encapsulated that and headlines this week’s Loan Report. Headliners Mount has been genuinely outstanding for Derby County this season, not just in scoring and creating goals, but in his all-round impact on a much-changed, generally younger Rams team seeking to build a promotion-winning campaign. His performance in last week’s League…

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The Loan Report: September 24-30

derbymufc
September 30, 2018

It was a fairly quiet week overall on the loan front for Chelsea but, when headlines were made, they were made in sensational fashion. There were none bigger than those achieved by Frank Lampard and Jody Morris at Derby County in midweek, so let’s start there. Headliners The Rams, of course, have Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori amongst their squad for the campaign, and both were in sterling form on…

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The Loan Report: September 17-23

masonagain
September 23, 2018

Another productive week for the Loan Army was headlined by goals from two England Under-21 internationals who are anything but strangers to stealing the show. Headliners Tammy Abraham scores goals in the Championship. He proved as much during the 2016-17 season at Bristol City, and grabbed his first in Aston Villa colours in midweek, opening his account in a 2-0 win against Rotherham. It was a very typical Tammy Abraham…

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