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Nani Loan Watch 2014-15: October At Sporting Lisbon

By David Manteigas (Sporting Lisbon supporter) 7 games, 590 minutes, 4 assists, 4 goals. Nani, who else? He continues to perform at an exceptional standard. In October he played 2 games against Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League, 2 games (Penafiel and Marítimo FC) in the Primeira Liga, 1 game against Porto FC in […]

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Nick Powell Loan Watch 2014-15: October At Leicester City

By Will Nicholson (Leicester City supporter) Burnley (h) Still no sign of Powell in the first team. We started with a seemingly odd two in midfield, with Dean Hammond having all the creativity of a plank of wood when it was clear to see we’d be on the front foot against weaker opposition for the […]

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Nani Loan Watch 2014-15: September At Sporting Lisbon

By David Manteigas (Sporting Lisbon supporter) Sporting Clube de Portugal played six games in September, four in the Primeira Liga and two in the Champions League. Nani has played 90 minutes in all of them and another 90 minutes for Portugal , which amounts to an impressive seven games in less than a month. It […]

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Wilfried Zaha Loan Watch 2014-15: September At Crystal Palace

By Tom Meadowcroft (Crystal Palace supporter) Since his heroics on his second debut for Crystal Palace versus Newcastle Wilf hasn’t had much game time with Palace to give a fully accurate appraisal. Prior to the Burnley game he picked up a knock in training, but due to Yannick Bolasie only getting back the night before […]

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Nick Powell Loan Watch 2014-15: September At Leicester City

By Will Nicholson (Leicester City supporter) Signed late on deadline day on a season long loan, Nick Powell was a name that received an almost unanimous vote of excitement on our message boards, something which happens maybe once a year over there if we’re lucky. So maybe a lot of pressure for a young man […]

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Wilfried Zaha Loan Watch 2014-15: August At Crystal Palace

By Tom Meadowcroft (Crystal Palace supporter) When Wilf Zaha “came home”, there was a lot of excitement from Crystal Palace fans, with some hesitation thrown in. Was Wilf just a flat track bully who excelled in the Championship but couldn’t muster it at the next level? Had the money at Manchester United distracted him? How […]

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Sam Johnstone Loan Watch 2013-14: March At Doncaster Rovers

By Mark Gullett (Doncaster Rovers supporter) AFC Bournemouth 5-0 Doncaster Rovers – Saturday, 1 March 2014 Rovers again made a long trip down to the nether regions of the country, this time to face the side who we famously denied the League One championship in the last minute of last season. Then we made the […]

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Sam Johnstone Loan Watch 2013-14: February At Doncaster Rovers

By Mark Gullett (Doncaster Rovers supporter) Slightly strange to be giving match reports from the perspective of the goalkeeper so these will be fairly short and sweet. Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Middlesbrough – Saturday, 1 February 2014 Sam Johnstone came into the side following an injury to Rovers’ in-form keeper Ross Turnbull.  “Sam Who?” may have been […]

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Federico Macheda Loan Watch 2013-14: December At Doncaster Rovers

By Mark Gullett (Doncaster Rovers supporter) Birmingham City 1-1 Doncaster Rovers – Tuesday, 3 December 2013 Unsurprisingly, Rovers stuck to the same side that had beaten QPR, but were second best for much of the first half at St Andrews and didn’t have any forward play of note at all as City went into the […]

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Federico Macheda Loan Watch 2013-14: November At Doncaster Rovers

By Mark Gullett (Doncaster Rovers supporter) Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Yeovil Town – Friday, 22 November 2013 Rovers welcomed back Federico Macheda for the visit of Yeovil after injury cut short his initial loan period. There had been far more entertainment off the pitch than on it during his forced absence with the resignation of our […]

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Nick Powell Loan Watch 2013-14: October At Wigan Athletic

By Kieran Heapy (Wigan Athletic supporter) Wigan Athletic 3-1 NK Maribor – Thursday, 3 October 2013 It was a great start to the month for Nick, a man of the match performance from the midfielder/forward as he lead the Latics line in the Europa League. He managed to bag two goals and dominated a well […]

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Lingard’s Quality Shining Through

By Nick Xydias (Birmingham City supporter) At the time of writing my initial article (Jesse Lingard: The Boy’s A Bit Special) on Jess Lingard on 23rd September 2013, he had just single handedly destroyed Sheffield Wednesday on his debut for Birmingham City with 4 goals of terrific quality. There was no doubting his outstanding quality. […]

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