Loaner Report 2/15/11

Eddie Johnson started and played 90 minutes in Preston North End’s 1-0 loss at Hull City on Saturday.

Keanu Marsh-Brown started, played 75 minutes, and scored a goal in MK Dons’ 1-1 draw with Brentford on Saturday. (Many thanks to Bilet for posting his goal, seen below) He started and played 90 minutes in MK Dons’ 3-2 loss to Leyton Orient today.

Courtney Harris joined Bromley FC of the Conference South on a one-month loan last week. He started and played many minutes (he was subbed out, but no info as to when is provided) in Bromley’s 1-0 loss to (Ali G’s) Staines Town on Sunday.

In other loanee news, Peter Bjorn John Helge Riise joined Sheffield United on loan until the end of the season. Riise has made just three appearances this season, and hasn’t even made the bench regularly since October.

UPDATE 2/16:

Kagisho “The Evidence” Dikgacoi has joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season. The Evidence has played 4 minutes this season, and has six other appearances on the bench but none since New Years Day.

5 thoughts on “Loaner Report 2/15/11

  1. I love Marsh-Brown’s goal – its a classic counter attack, a goal that you can really get excited about. Hopefully he continues to do well and then this translates into Premier League appearances and a career with Fulham!

  2. I think that’s quite encouraging. A number of our players seem to get loaned out to non-league sides, which perhaps says something about their futures (unfortunately). For Marsh-Brown to get a good, up and coming team and to be playing an important part is fantastic. Is he not a right-back any more then?

    Does anyone want to come to Millwall v Preston North End at the end of the season? Might be one of Eddie’s last games. Could be a fun day out!

  3. Interesting article on Yahoo Sports comparing all 18 EPL teams to North American Franchises, Fulham gets paired with the San Diego Padres, here’s the explanation:

    “Craven Cottage is scenic, sitting right on the banks of the River Thames. Petco Park is one of the nicest parks in baseball, and sits just off of San Diego Bay. Neither club has ever been all that competitive, and neither has won a title. Their fans don’t really expect titles, either. At least, not in the ravenous way that many other fan bases do. Fulham and San Diego fans have come to accept that their teams aren’t going to compete with the best every year, and frankly, they’ve probably got more interesting things to do than worry about it.”

    An apt comparison I would say. It could also be mentioned that each club has had two unsuccessful chances to win a big title: the Padres’ World Series appearances in 1984 and 1998 and Fulham’s unsuccessful final appearances in the 1975 FA Cup and last year’s Europa heartbreaker. Of course there are important structural differences between business in the Premier League and business in Major League Baseball that make it impossible for Fulham to ever win the League title, while the Padres could certainly have a go at the World Series in the near future (out in that crazy NL West!).

    1. As an American living in London for sometime, I think we really have to resist trying to constantly compare English football clubs to American sports franchises. That post is pretty suspect start to finish (with the exception of Man U/Yankees), and speaks to our American need to constantly reference things in our own terms rather than accepting the rather stark (and wonderful!)differences. Apples and oranges.

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