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Time To Change The Loan Fiasco?

Time To Change The Loan Fiasco?

Sky Sports reports that the Premier League has confirmed neither Manchester United nor Everton have broken any rules regarding Tim Howard's transfer.

Howard joined Everton on a season-long loan deal last summer, before the move became permanent in February.

Questions were raised over the transfer when Howard did not feature against United in the recent clash between the two sides at Goodison Park.

The League contacted the two clubs to find out why the American goalkeeper was not involved as it would not have allowed the deal to be made permanent if United had requested a clause preventing Howard from playing against them.

However, after investigating the matter the League has cleared both clubs of any wrongdoing.

A statement from the Premier League said: 'At the time of Tim Howard's permanent transfer from Manchester United to Everton, the Premier League ensured there were no agreements in place that contravened our rules.

'As a result of recent comments we had sought further clarification from both clubs and are satisfied that it remains the case that there were no agreements that breached any of our rules.

'Everton were free to play Tim Howard in their fixture against Manchester United had they so wished - and this has been confirmed by both clubs.'

Then my question would be, 'Why didn`t they play Tim Howard`

He wasn`t injured, he was their regular goalkeeper through out the season playing 37 times so far and he was in fine form.

There has been some strange goings on this season, with all the money that is at stake, both for staying in and for being successful in the Premier League, clubs need to be above suspicion.

The rules on loaned players not being able to play against their 'real` club is an area that is open to miss use.

I`m not saying that there is any wrong doing on the part of Manchester United, but the fact that they have loaned out TWO goalkeepers this season, Tim Howard to Everton and Ben Foster to Watford, who were both regulars for their respective clubs, meant that when they faced Manchester United they did so without their regular goalkeepers.

It just seems a little bizarre; maybe the way forward is to stop clubs from the same division from loaning clubs to each other.

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday May 6 2007
Time: 10:16PM

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I tend to agree dude, something needs to be done. If players are loaned out then I know it is hard for them to play against their own side but it is only fair on the club that has paid for their services (and is probably paying most, if not ALL their wages) for the loan to be able to play them WHENEVER they want! If Howard had been legally signed WHY wasn't he playing for Everton against Manure last week?!?! I thought he was still simply on loan with a perminante agreement in place, hence he was inelligable?!?! Look at it this way Worbo by NOT playing Howard against Manure Everton made it easier for Manure to win, this not only made it harder for Chelsea to win the title but has also made your relegation a lot more possible! As a result Manure ultimately face the Hammered on Sunday with neither side "needing" to win, so both will be content with a point and this point could see you down?!?!
Hughes Da Man
06/05/2007 22:46:00
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It's all bollox, why sign a player if you cant play him? We did it with Kirkland initially on loan, couldnt play against Liverpool, just didnt make sense when we were going to sign him any way. As with conspiracy theories, they want shut of our poxy little club, I firmly believe that, this is a league for the big boys and they dont like upstarts like us grabbing headlines, good job you Rovers are established! I see Roberts finally came good for you, we've missed him around the place this season
worbo
06/05/2007 22:54:00
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I tell you worbo there are still MANY that wouldn't want us around if they had their way! JR has come good as I've ALWAYS thought he would, Heksey has done a job for you but JR has all Heskey's qualities and a little more. Good luck on Sunday!
Hughes Da Man
08/05/2007 00:27:00
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