'ahead of the play offs' according to The Northern Echo
I think what he is saying is that Embo can't for them again for them this season, but he could play in the final with us if we got there. So the player may have a preference for Blackpool beating Sunderland in play offs.I don't get it. Why would he be a spy in the camp? https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/s...ll-elliot-embleton-blackpool-ahead-play-offs/
Even if he did he can’t play therefore can’t influence the game so not a reason to recall him. Surely he’s got more information on us than the other way round.I think what he is saying is that Embo can't for them again for them this season, but he could play in the final with us if we got there. So the player may have a preference for Blackpool beating Sunderland in play offs.
I thought Joe Hart was an emergency loan as we pulled a fast one over Lewis Edge being injured after the Tranmere game.Joe Hart didn't stay for the playoffs in 2007...maybe he didn't fancy shortening his summer holidays by 3 weeks.
Seamus Coleman stayed with us in 2010 and probably ended up with one of the most memorable days of his career.
I thought that too. The only reason why would be, they don’t want us in the final.Still trying to work out the logic of saying this from Sunderland's point of view. If we beat Sunderland in the semi's (without Embleton being able to play), why would they deny the lad and their player the chance of playing a Play Off final at Wembley? After all, they might need him and his experience of such a final the following season (assuming they took up his option).
If we were to play a different side in the semi's and met Sunderland in the final, he wouldn't be able to play in that game anyway so we would potentially be weakened.
None of it makes sense unless he did something to annoy them - didn't reveal our tactics in recent games or has made it clear he doesn't want to stay at Sunderland in future.
Hopefully if we're fortunate enough to be in with a chance they'll sack Lee Johnson and appoint Billy Davies next week for old times sake.Doing that will just reveal them to be a big bunch of shithouses. Biggest team in the league apparently yet need to live in fear of little ol' Blackpool recalling their midfielder who was surplus to requirements in January.
Hope they do it, and I hope we get them in the final and beat 'em anyway. Poetry.
Critchley joked about locking away Embleton before the first game. Having an end to the season that involves each other probably wasn't something that was thought of by either side when they wanted to put him in the shop window in January and we needed injury cover.Calling him a Spy isa slur on his professionalism - he’s not our player at the end of the day but he may still yet have a moment or two to savour ⚽️
Embleton is probably a much better player after NCs tutorage so they'll want him back soon.They seriously underestimated us when they loaned him to us but hindsight is a wonderful thing and there’s no way he can stay with us for the playoffs. You wouldn’t help a rival get promotion at your expense given a choice.
According to Lee Johnson, in that article, he couldn't be recalled to play for Sunderland in any play-off games because the deadline for re-registering players was March 22.Could Embleton be recalled and play for Sunderland against us if we were to get to the play offs and meet Sunderland?
Think we might be doing just that, Critch said when Kaikai felt his hamstring in the warm up he brought Embleton in to replace him. So his intention was to have him on the bench.Time to go forward without Embleton now. He's played a big part in getting us to where we are and I'm thankful for that but we can't be relying on him now if Sunderland play their ace card.
He’s our player until the next transfer window opens on June 9. No debate, no discussion. EFL Rule 55.1.2I wonder if they'd let us play him in a semi-final if we aren't playing Sunderland - an presumably if we didn't face them in the final, they wouldn't really care less?
Why have that stipulation if both clubs and the player agree to the loan? The loaning club might want to sell the player and want him showcased to get a better fee or to get him fit with similarly competitive football f he has been subject to a long term injury. And the loaning club get wages or a fee paid and have protections in that the player can't play against them. The club taking the loan player know that from the start. I have no problems with the existing systemI think it is odd that a player can be loaned to another club in the same division, there should be a rule change, a player can only be loaned to a team competing in a different division.
Just doesn't seem right to me, loan him to league 2 or sell him to league 1, I'm sure the rules won't change but it just distorts the competition.Why have that stipulation if both clubs and the player agree to the loan? The loaning club might want to sell the player and want him showcased to get a better fee or to get him fit with similarly competitive football f he has been subject to a long term injury. And the loaning club get wages or a fee paid and have protections in that the player can't play against them. The club taking the loan player know that from the start. I have no problems with the existing system