Monday, 26 April 2010

City make emergency loan request!

With the disappointing outcome of City being without their two 1st team goalkeepers with Given's shoulder and Taylor's knee injury. City have been forced into calling up 3rd/4th choice reserve keeper Gunnar Nielsen into the 1st team, with the other reserve keeper David Gonzalez Giraldo is also injured. This leaves City without any other options other than to use Academy keeper as backup.

City have requested the FA to grant the club to approach other clubs to loan a keeper for the last three games of the season. An emergency loan isn't an unusual thing, all they need is permission from the Governing body. The loans can only be domestic, so we are not allowed to borrow from foreign clubs. It's unclear whether it will be granted.

Daniel Taylor has reported City's interest in signing Martin Fulop from Sunderland, a player at one point this season was ahead of Craig Gordan. This would be an obvious disappointment for Nielson, who is no doubt looking forward to his first premier league start. But i think it would a wise move to reassure our defence in the final run. Fulop has performed pretty well this season when called upon, and is likely to be more reliable than the unproven Faroe Islander. We wait and see if this move comes into fruition.

I have read, but haven't seen for myself, reports that David Gold former Birmingham owner on SSN. Apparently he suggested City were in the process of offering Birmingham compensation in return for the club terminating his loan contract. Due to loan rule restrictions City can not ask for Hart back, the move would have to be initiated by Birmingham and presumably have the authority of the FA. I don't know this legality of this matter, but I doubt it will happen. I think we only see Joe Hart next season!

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