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08 Aug 2019 21:07:45
Maybe Ed001 or Ed002 can give some info on this. An area I'm intrigued about is the loan situation, obviously with Pool players but also generally, and particularly with younger players

How do clubs and players go about this? How much say do the players have in it etc. I feel it must be quite difficult for say an 18 yr old to come to a club like Liverpool. This could be their dream move. An as soon as they arrive they could be "sent out on loan" - as is often the case. Is this explained before they join? Do they have any say in where they go, particularly if it were abroad? What about parents, are they consulted? What support is there - I know Ed002 have stated before Pool were lacking in this department but appear to have improved over recent times. It still must be difficult for them.

I get older players not in favour at their current club (Drinkwater Chelsea etc) going on loan to play, they are adults and able to make their own decisions really, within reason.

Some youngsters will be able to cope easier than others I guess, does this affect how the club sees the players ability to cope for a long term place in the squad?

Would really like to know a bit in depth explanation if possible, thanks!

{Ed002's Note - It depends on the club involved. Some clubs have a detailed plan for younger players which will see them start in the academy side, then perhaps go on loan a couple of times to get experience etc.. These plans are shared with the players and their families. Other clubs take a rather more ad hoc approach to loans and have few plans in place. The player can of course refuse a loan as they have to agree a contract. You are right about some youngsters not settling - and that is why some clubs retain player liaison staff to ease the process. There have been cases where players have simply been going from the club they are farmed out to back to a flat where they do nothing but play computer games. One club ensures the loan players get involved with the local communities etc..}

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08 Aug 2019 21:50:34
Thank you for the info Ed002. Any chance you could say what club gets them involved in community projects? That sounds s very good way forward for them. I imagine with them being left alone can cause problems which clubs would want to avoid.

It’s all all very interesting, I have a vested interest which may come up sometime in the s few years so would be keen to understand


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea.}



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