Date:Thursday June 21 2007
With the news that Bolton have signed Danny Guthrie on a season long loan from Liverpool, I have to question the loan system.
This might sound like sour grapes as I would have loved to see him back at Southampton next season.
But Southampton themselves have also been guilty of it, with Inigo Idiakez having a spell at QPR just last season.
So what is my issue? Well it's loaning players to teams in the same division. Personally I think it is wrong and doesn't help teams further down the football league pyramid.
Football teams, especially in the Premiership, are now bigger in size then they ever used to be.
These players either waste their time in the reserves league or go out on loan with little or no chance of ever breaking into their first team squad.
But do we support a strong Football League by loaning players down the divisions? No you get Ben Foster spending a year in the Premiership with Watford before returning to Manchester United and Danny Guthrie joining Bolton from Liverpool.
Did it do Leon Best any harm going down a league to Yeovil? He came back and broke into the Southampton team due to his goal scoring form and obviously our disastrous luck with injuries.
Even David Beckham spent time at lower league side Bury.
It didn't adversely affect them and I believe the FA should do something about it.
Boruc Leaves On Loan (Friday September 19 2014)
Mane Gets International Clearance (Thursday September 18 2014)
Koeman - Maintain Our Principles (Thursday September 18 2014)
Koeman Pleased With Aggression (Monday September 15 2014)
Stats: Southampton v Newcastle (Saturday September 13 2014)
Koeman Looking For Third Win (Friday September 12 2014)
Schneiderlin Remains Professional (Tuesday September 9 2014)
All About The Alderweireld (Sunday September 7 2014)
Willard Signs First Pro Deal (Friday September 5 2014)
White Hart Lane Trip Moved (Friday September 5 2014)
|2. Aston Villa||4||3||1||0||3||10|
|5. Man City||4||2||1||1||3||7|
|Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion.
» Spurs : 20/09/2014 08:36:00
|NUFC v Hull Review
» Newcastle : 20/09/2014 08:03:00
|City Should've Been Striped of Titles - Mourinho
» Chelsea : 20/09/2014 07:29:00
|We Need To Manage Games Better
» Swansea : 19/09/2014 20:26:00
|Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - West Ham (A)
» Liverpool : 19/09/2014 18:33:00