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Watford Forum   ·   13 comments

Watford's Loan Signings. Is it fair?


I was having a discussion with @releasethekraken on twitter last night about this as Watford played Wolves at Molineux. Now Watford started the game with 7 of their 13 loan signings in that game. The limit for players from the same English club is 3 players on loan at any one time but there is no limit on players from foreign clubs. I think this really unfair on the other sides in the championship as Watford are the only side with owners who own other teams in Europe. I'm not doubting how well Watford have performed but I think this is a hollow way of gaining results or potentially promotion. What do you guys think?

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CelticFC1888 · Celtic fan

The owners have been smart and seen that they could try this, and it's paid off. Not breaking any current rules as it is so good luck to them, could see the rule being changed though as having a whole team of loan players and more is a bit crazy.

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

@Doozers20 @AFC_Harry34.. plus Peterborough are ##### with or without those players.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan

@AFC_Harry34 but the whole point is from English clubs you can only loan 3 players, so Fergie jr can only have 3 players from United, whereas Watford have loads from Udinese I think. I have no problem with it but if they go up, then they will have a completely different team in the Premier League, I don't fancy their chances thats why I think its stupid.

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

Yeah, it's fair, other teams have done it before, like Peterborough, managed by Darren Ferguson, borrowed lots players off his Dad at United, it's only because Watford are doing so well that it's become an issue.

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Baldersmith · Liverpool fan

I thought they was only allowed 5 or 6 loanees in the matchday squad?

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LawrenceQPR23 · QPR fan

Can't blame em for exploiting rules, not breaking em

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

@MB_Ktubes Then it would be an absolute disgrace

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

@TittleTan.. What about if Zola wasn't in charge :P

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

They are not breaking any rules, doing nothing wrong so fair play to them

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adambcfc · Birmingham City fan

Not fair something has to be done. Its stopping their youth players coming through we need English talent coming through to many foreign players taking their places

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

@Doozers20.. I believe at least 6 of them are from Udinese and at least 3 from Granada. That's my bug. They are owned by Watford's owners!!!! It's the owners other clubs who are giving them the players. It's utterly pathetic.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan

13 loan signings is a joke, they'd have a completely new team if they were promoted...

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