Loan Watch: The Hoff nude while Malone assists (clip)
There has been some action for our players out on-loan in the weekend. Let’s have a look at it.
Stefan Maierhofer – loaned out to MSV Duisburg in the German 2nd Bundesliga for the season – played as a lone striker when they met with Greuter Fürth Saturday.
The German and Austrian media seem to be more interested in what ‘The Hoff’ does outside the green field, though. And the man himself seem to be very occupied with his modelling work – something he have done before aswell.
Maybe he got the idea of making a nude calendar while at Wolverhampton, but I believe that the profits of his calendar will go into his own pockets and not to charity, like the Wolves one (picture for free on the left).
He is very quick to point out to the tabloids in interviews that he is single, probably wanting to get a big following of women to buy the calendar. The Hoff seem to be a natural at advertising The Hoff.
Andy Keogh – on a season-long loan to Cardiff in the Championship played for an hour in the South Wales derby against Swansea – a match Cardiff lost with a single goal.
Deservedly so the reports say. Without former Wolves striker and target man Jay Bothroyd Cardiff had nothing to set up against a well passing Swansea team.
Keogh had a good spell when after a fast run he got close to break through the Swansea defence and Bellamy missed a couple of good opportunities at goal, but the bragging rights are for now in the hands of Swansea.
Greg Halford – out to Portsmouth in the Championship on a month-long loan – had to cope with his first loss while playing in the club. Pompey lost to Derby with two goals to nothing and Greg played on right midfield:
“It was hard to get to grips with the game in the first half. Derby overpowered our midfield, we gave the ball away and we made life difficult for ourselves. But in the second half we dominated, they got a breakaway goal and we were chasing the game. I think we deserved something out of the game for our second half performance.”
When asked if him moving to the midfield had anything to do with the result he said (to the Official Portsmouth FC site):
“I’ve played right midfield plenty of times and I’m sure Lenny (Lawrence) has played left midfield plenty of times.”
Carl Ikeme – is back in Leicester in the Championship for a third loan period (month) – but he did not play nor was he to find on the bench when Leicester won by two goals and a clean sheet against Barnsley away. New manager Ericson said that it was a clear progress.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – who is in Peterborough in League One until end of season – played only the last ten minutes when Posh only managed a draw against Stockport in the FA Cup.
Ashley Hemmings – on a one month-long loan to Torquay in League Two – does not get any playing time for his adopted team. They pulled through – thanks to a goal three minutes from time – in the FA Cup against Mansfield Town.
Scott Malone – also on a month-long loan, but to Burton Albions in League Two – played all game against Oxford in the FA Cup. The Man Of The Match in their last game did well again by assisting to the Burton goal – neatly headed in by Webster (see clip below).
And that concludes my odyssey over the Wolves players in the diaspora. 😆