dell wrote:I doubt it is allowed as part of the terms of a loan agreement but it could never be proven as pasrt of a chat between the 2 clubs. It would be pretty common for a player to go out on loan on the condition that they get played and if they turn out to be important to a club that isnt awash with money a implied recall unless there is no objection to a fixture change could happen. Even in a closer race Cork and their like could stamp the feet as much as they want as if the 2 clubs agree thats it. If anything the ability to make a player unavailable to play against their parent club is a more contentious part of any loan deal that is legal - with 2 players at Bohs now and say O'Connor was scoring regularly and Poynton a midfield lynchpin, there would be some amount of non sportsman like allegations if they were weakened when playing us.
There is definitely some room for some nod and a wink stuff with loans, although I suspect that it is rare.
Loan recalls are technically possible, but the player could not play for the parent club until the next window - hardly likely for the player to be happy with this if it was invoked!
It is possible for a club to get a player free on loan. The player must get paid as per his contract by the parent club and then the loan club pays the parent club whatever is agreed between them - it may well be possible that the parent club agrees to waive this payment!
Interestingly we operate the opposition to the EPL where it is against league rules for a loan player to play against the parent club - here it is not possible to make this a binding condition, but it tends to operate more like a gentleman's agreement