While Newcastle look to send plenty of players out on loan, Mike Ashley has never been keen on bringing in players on that basis.

The case of Hatem Ben Arfa is the big exception to the rule although there appeared to be always an intention to try and make it a permanent arrangement if the move worked out.

HarryRedknapp3While at times teams such as the mackems have taken the loan system to outrageous lengths and had half a team on loan, the perception of Mike Ashley is that he would see it as a bit like renting a house/flat rather than buying it – money/investment down the drain as you give value to somebody else’s asset.

So it was interesting to see the club making clear via Sky Sports that they are looking to bring in Loic Remy on loan for a year.

QPR seem intent on doing everything they can to make sure of an instant Premier League return and apart from Samba leaving for £10m, there has been absolutely no sign of a fire sale which many imagined would be the case.

If extreme financial pressures aren’t there then it would seem strange if QPR were allowing their best striker to play elsewhere, then even stranger if they then put themselves in a position where they couldn’t claim Remy back in a year’s time if they are back in the big league.

Many things don’t add up and that is before you get to exactly who would be paying Remy’s reported £80k/£100k a week wages.

Harry Redknapp has indeed already had plenty to say about QPR loaning players out, or rather – NOT loaning players out.

This is what ‘Arry had to say about speculation surrounding two of his players going out on loan;

“I cannot see any sense in loaning Cesar for a year, he has three years left on his contract. What is the point in loaning him for a year and then getting him back on massive wages for another two years? If he wants to leave – we sell him.

There’s also talk about Taarabt going to Hull on loan, what is the good in that? If he wants to go then let somebody come and pay the money for him.”

15 comments
Mal44
Mal44

So John, after his very good game against WBA why did you drop him for the QPR game and play Raylor in midfield who had been well below par for weeks?

Gordonthetoony
Gordonthetoony

Isn't that part of the problem with Anita. They play him everywhere and never give him a run in a settled position. He did have an excellent game and his work rate in chasing and putting opposition under pressure was immense.

Stephen McMenzie
Stephen McMenzie

He was absolutely brilliant yesterday, if it wasn't for Jonas he would have been MOTM easily.

Toon161070
Toon161070

Anita, and others mind you, have been terrible this season. Carver is blind. 

Alltomuch
Alltomuch

It was plain to see the body language of willo, guttez as when celebrating ignored him.

Just shows the egotistical prate lost the changing room

GeoffreyRDixon
GeoffreyRDixon

About time,one swallow and all that,next Cabella to perform ???

Simon Sharp
Simon Sharp

Carver can get the best out of Anita. Pardew can't. Interesting.

amacdee
amacdee

You know I just have this nagging feeling that the last two clueless numpties havent had an ounce of tactical nous between them. Could a clever, intuitive, tactically aware manager get the best from wor Vurn ?

Sickandtiredstill
Sickandtiredstill

@amacdee Ajax Technical Director said he was amazed we signed him and he wouldn't have gotten a seat on their bench. On his showing here I would have no reason to disagree

Ben Jefferson
Ben Jefferson

Aye coz he prob wakes up every morning thinking hes dreaming getting paid to play football

toonterrier
toonterrier

Well that's handy. If we sell Tim Krul we have a ready made goalie to take his place. That'll save Ashley a few quid. Anita had a great game yesterday which makes it his second decent one this year. The lad seems to have the skill so why hasn't he shown it before. Could it have something to do with the poor coaching or maybe Carver had a quiet word with him during the week in his office and gave his confidence a boost. Cant wait to see who they ship out and which donkeys we get saddled with next season.

Steven Fox
Steven Fox

And he is usually shite in all those positions.

1957
1957

I suppose this is all in response to Carver's positive motivation!