How many more loan players for Latics?

“Hull City’s Harry Maguire signs for Leicester City on five-year deal” ran the headline. The fee associated with the move is reported to be some £12 m rising up to £17 m. I must admit: it took me by surprise. Granted Leicester could probably use another powerhouse centre half in the ilk of Huth and … Continue reading

Wigan Athletic and the loan system

Critics of the loan system in English football say that it is there for the benefit of bigger clubs helping them to stockpile young talent. They cite the example of Chelsea as taking things to the extreme. At the beginning of this season Chelsea had no less than 38 players out on loan. Half were … Continue reading

Team selection and shape, loan players and discipline – A Brentford View of Uwe’s Tactics: Part 2

  Following Uwe Rosler’s appointment in December, Billy Grant gave us a fan’s view of the German’s time at Brentford (click here to see the previous article). Six months later we have come back to Billy to give us more of his insight. Billy writes for the Brentford fanzine (Twitter – @beesotted). He will … Continue reading