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Fulham manager Roy Hodgson doesn't sound like a happy camper about the Cottagers' attempt to land Chicago Fire striker Brian McBride, and he is not alone.
Hodgson revealed on Friday that Fulham came very close to landing McBride on loan, confirming the report by the Chicago Tribune that trade talks did take place after some Fire officials initially denied it.
So who else isn't happy about the potential loan not happening? Sources tell SBI that McBride is not happy with how the Fire handled the situation. The real question is just who blocked the loan? According to sources, Javier Leon, managing director of Andell Sports Group (which manages the Fire for owner Andrew Hauptman), ultimately made the call.
What do you think of this situation? Should the Fire have let McBride go on loan for the rest of the EPL season, or was Chicago right to say no considering it would have meant missing four MLS games? Think the Beckham fiasco is evidence enough that this was a bad idea, or are you confident that McBride would never have pulled that type of stunt if he had been allowed to go to Fulham on loan? Think Hodgson is a little out of line for talking about the failed deal?
Share your thoughts below.