Loan Update: Shrewsbury Fans Views On Nathan Thomas

“yet to establish themselves as a regular starter”

“Thomas came on and made an immediate impact”

“A reliable source tells me Hurst wanted to buy Thomas and take Bogle on loan. When Sheffield United wouldn’t sell Thomas, that p**sed on the chips.”

“after thomas went off we looked disjointed and the midfield looked shattered”

“He had his marker on toast”

“Great pace indeed”

“after the goal Thomas flattered to deceive”

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Loan Update: Rotherham Fans Views On Caolan Lavery

“I was quite happy when we signed Palmer but not that bothered about Lavery tbh
On what I’ve seen so far I’m still happy about Palmer and think he’ll fit in nicely when he’s gets a regular 90mins (not sure if that’ll happen this season though, who do we leave out for him?)
I’ve slightly changed my mind on Lavery, he does seem hungry and does well when he comes on but can he do that for 90mins?”

“maybe its time to start with Lavery.”

“When we brought Lavery into the club I thought he was a bigger bloke, but he is the same size has Ball, but less skillful.”

“I’m not 100% convinced on Lavery yet but I think that’s just a game time issue.”

“Good player but can’t get in the team”

“Lavery was ineffective but had little service all game. Can’t remember him doing anything other than win the header that led to the goal”

“Palmer and Taylor made the most of their opportunity to play, unlike Cummings, and probably Lavery too”

“Dropping Lavery made good sense”

“Good to see Lavery get his first Millers goal, and that should boost his confidence”

“He ain’t good enough and I wouldn’t take him on a free.”

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Loan Update: Wimbledon Fans Views On George Long

“we were lucky to come away with a point today. George Long? Inspired”

“best signing has to be George Long, he’s been our savior quite a few times this season.”

“remember people raving about him and then he hit a bad patch at Sheff utd.”

“Long had come under abuse from his own fans at Sheff Utd”

“George Long’s kicking has become so iffy, he’ll probably end up with us again next season”

“hopefully we get to cheer his name next season”

“I would love 2 see George between the sticks 4 many more seasons”

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Loan Update: Chesterfield Fans Views On Louis Reed

“our only consistent talent”

“Reed and Kellett totally dominated midfield”

“Reed was the best player on the pitch by a country mile.”

“Reed and Kellet as bad as they were good Sunday”

“reed man of match by a country mile”

“Reed makes such a difference”

“Only one with a bit of quality”

“reed by far man of the match , best player on the pitch by a country mile. Can’t speak highly enough of the young man to be honest and if Sheffield United don’t offer him a new contract the board should move heaven and earth to sign him.”

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Loan Update: Bury Fans Views On James Hanson

“You would not bet on him scoring”

“Far too much lumping it up to Hanson – that seems to be the only tactic when he plays”

“For me having Hanson up top didn’t seem to work, we seemed to lose creativity and play more direct”

“Hanson offers as much as the lamppost outside my house and jumps, turn and runs just as well”

“Hanson is probably not there to score himself but more to create space and opportunities for George Miller.”

“Given Hanson hasn’t scored since I don’t know when, I don’t think we can expect much from him in that respect.However, when he came on he won virtually every header and at least Miller had some support up front”

“I don’t think it is about Hanson goals (yes, we haven’t seen any!) but about his physical presence and nuisance factor, and he did win a couple of headers as soon as he came on.”

“IMO bringing onHanson in the 95th minute would be too soon!”

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Loan Update: Swindon Fans Views On Chris Hussey


“Very impressive”

“The strength of the side yesterday was wide on the pitch. Hussey and Knoyle are such an upgrade at full back when fully fit.”
“I think Flitcorft will try and sign him for Mansfield”

“if he can stay fit for the last say 10 games he could be pivotal.”

“Hussey has been a big miss”

“hussey put in the one and only decent cross”

“I forgotten how good Hussey is for us, what a left foot”

“Hussey stood out”

Husseys  absence has had a hugely negative impact on us. His return could end up being a season-defining boost.”

“Good to see Chris Hussey back in the team today and already having a positive effect”

“Chris Hussey is a baller”

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Former Players Update

Back in September I took a look  at how the players that helped us win promotion last season had started at their new clubs.  Now with the season drawing to a close I see how those same players have fared in their first campaign with their new clubs. 

Last time out we saw that Stefan Scougall  had made a solid if unspectacular start to his career at Scottish Premiership club St. Johnstone.  Back then there was debate about what  his best position was and 6 months later those issues are still unresolved. 

“I’m utterly seething that TW signed the perfect “10” in Scougall  and played him on the wing, and has now signed a winger, and is playing him as a “10”. UTTERLY SEETHING”

“He’s tidy on the ball, keeps possession well and clearly isn’t a winger.”

“Playing him out of position after a few good games in his position ,is one of the reasons I am so critical of Wright.”

” He hasn’t been unsuccessful, and not playing in his position hasn’t helped him, but he hasn’t been a roaring success. One goal, not a lot of assists. As I’ve said before, he looks a decent player and I hope he goes on to be a Saints great, but he still has plenty to do.”

“Whilst he hasn’t hit the heights we hoped he would, that’s the kind of player we should be looking at again IMO. ”

“Whilst he’s not hit the heights many expected, I’d put that simply down to the poor performances around him. His vision is way beyond all of his team mates at Saints just now- put him in with players willing to make runs and he’d look a different player.”

“We have a crafty wee player like Scougall  who arrived showing having a nice footballing brain with some creative sparks, but it’s like he’s been shackled by management and our style of play. “

Marc McNulty was being widely criticized by Coventry fans back in September but after notching 15 goals for the Sky Blues this season, the Scot has totally turned opinion around.

“We are solely reliant on Mcnulty creating or scoring goals”

“If we’d had a decent striker alongside McNulty we would have been top 3”

“I think if we are in League 2 next season, we will lose McNulty. I think he has proven that he is at least League 1 level.”

“Got to hope McNulty stays fit to have a chance of promotion”

“Obviously McNulty is obviously a hot favourite for Player Of The Season but I need more goals on the run in to cement that spot. ”

“I couldn’t split Doyle and McNulty for the player of the season”

“overall McNulty has always been there or Thereabouts all season, even when he wasnt scoring you could see he caused defences trouble. His touch , pace and movement are a class above this league & I think he’d walk straight into every team in this league”

Harry Chapman had made a promising start for Blackburn Rovers as he attempted to complete a personal achievement of three consecutive promotions from League One with there different clubs.  Unfortunately whilst Rovers look like bouncing back to The Championship at the first attempt, Chapman has missed most of the campaign with a hamstring injury. After a 5 month lay off he made his comeback in an U23 game but was sadly forced off after just 10 minutes with a re-occurrence of his original injury

Just gone off injured in tears in his comeback game. Looks like a hammy again.Proper gutted, him returning would have been a huge boost”

“Gutted for the lad, he’s going to need some real morale support. A bright talent and nice lad by all accounts. Hope he gets through this.”

“Real shame for both him and us.”

“I fear we’ve just lost our trump card with Chapman surely out for the season”

“Chapman would still be a great signing if we could get promoted”

“That’s the last we’ll see of him as a Rovers player but you have to worry for his career now.For some players pace and hamstrings just don’t go well together”

“Gutted for the lad more than us. Sounds a bad injury to have so young. Michael Owen was never the same after he did his. He must not come back to football until his hamstring is 100 percent ready even if it’s a year. Coming back too soon could be a career ender. ”

“Devastating news. May well be the end of his football career”

“He was desperate to play for us again, and that’s heart rending. Can’t see him in a rovers shirt anytime soon, what a pity. He’s one we took to, and not many starts at that. What could have been, alas”

Ethan Ebanks Landell  has gone from one from extreme to the other since joining MK Dons.  After playing a big part in United gaining 100 points and coasting to the League One title last season he now finds himself with a team fighting to stay in the division playing in front of an unhappy fan base.

“All I am looking for is  are indicators/promise in our manager. He chose to bring on EEL a few weeks back. Bad enough, but in midfield FFS? The worst possession player in our squad.”

“Hopefully there will be no room for EEL going forward”

“Playing EEL is always a risk and I can’t see how a player who has played for a promoted team is so accident prone.”

“EEL is error prone but there isn’t a lot of options”

“We need a replacement for him”

“Not to make him a scapegoat, but that position is particularly weak.”

“He makes loads of howlers . Add these up at the end of the season they decide your fate.”

Finally in this round up I take a look at Matt Done. He has been part of a Rochdale side who this season went on a superb FA Cup run but are still struggling at the wrong end of League One. Playing more as a wing back than as a forward not all fans are convinced Keith Hill is getting the best out of him. 

“I just don’t get why he is playing at left back”

“I would play him up front”

“He left us as a striker who can put the ball in the net. He’s played out of position most of the season even though we lack goals! Either KH is brain dead or he has fancied another crack at League 2 all season”

“not the same player since he has come back from blades, you can tell he’s not playing for the big move”

“Matty done has lost of resemblance of being a footballer. He’s gash and i wouldnt be sad to see him go in the summer”

“He still shows great commitment”


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Loan Update: Shrewsbury Fans Views On Nathan Thomas

“. Thought he’s been very poor in these 2 home games just gone . Was one occasion today he lost the ball and just looked to have given up. First game he seemed to get a lot of crosses in the box at Bristol rovers and take his man on . Can’t actually remember him running at anyone today”

“Easily our most creative player but suits a more open quick tempo game, was near anonymous today. Still should’ve equalised though but for a good save from their keeper.
One fantastic example of tracking back in the first half too, just toeing the ball away at the back post.”

“I think he could be a very decent player for us given a chance”

“I thought he played well in the first half and is not afraid to fight for the ball, he also makes a move to clear the ball from dangerous areas where others just look at the ball, however unfortunately he also gave the ball way that resulted eventually in the goal despite his attempt to put it right. I think he’s a strong player and he will be good for us.”

“He’s a cracking little player with skill and ability if… We actually give it to him in the final third. Should’ve buried the second half chance.”

“Still getting match fit, very unimpressed in the two home games I have seen him so far though.”

“So far the transfer window signings haven’t really had too much of an impact which is a disappointing as the squad definitely needed a lift”

“Thomas is class. Ran em ragged tonight.”

“The pace Thomas has is absolutely astonishing”

“Looks like we have a very decent player. He made the odd mistake but I think the more matches he gets under his belt the better he will become.”

“Nathan Thomas is very direct and exciting so gives us something different though will undoubtedly frustrate by running down blind alleys.”

“Stand out performance from Thomas”

“ For the final automatic promotion place behind Wigan it could be down to who has made the best January signing. Towns Nathan Thomas or Blackburns Adam Armstrong. Both will have a big say in remaining games. If they both do well it will then be down to which club has the best Manager to handle the pressure. Welcome to the Championship Shrewsbury Town FC.”

“What a signing Thomas appears to be, already contributing so short into his time here”

“Thomas was the exception and skinned the full back a cpl of times and was a constant threat.”

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Loan Update: Rotherham Fans Views On Caolan Lavery

“First time I’ve seen him but I really like the look of him, good in the air and rapid on the ground if he gets up to speed with the lads he could be a top signing and then hopefully the rumours are true that he could sign full time at the end of the season.”

“He didn’t look fit on Saturday, doesn’t look fit enough to start yet but he did well tonight”

“Anybody notice how he practices his free kick technique pre kick off?
Always looks to lift it high and into the top left hand corner. Pretty damn good at it too.
IF the opportunity arises while he’s on the pitch, wouldn’t mind him having a crack at one.”

“he was blowing a bit, so needs to build his stamina up, get the cones out Warney.“

“Commented on that to my lad. He’s been out for a while so let’s give him a break. Thing is Warne will run him into the ground to get his fitness up and he’ll thank him for it. Looks like he’s got a lot to offer.”

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Loan Update: Wimbledon Fans Views On George Long

“you had to love George Long racing up to celebrate the goal — showed real passion.”

“good work by Long to protect the point”

“Seen Long a few times this season, been excellent every time”

“Long (loan) and Deji are really the only successes so far from three windows.”

“He made a number of good saves today”

“Long is player of the season. We won’t sign him and let’s be honest he could do better.”

“We have to sign Long. If it wasn’t for him we’d be in burys situation right now.”

“hope we can sign Long but teams will snap him up.”

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