Blackpool Want Leon Best At Bloomfield Road


News today in the News Of the World that Blackpool manager Ian Holloway wants Newcastle striker Leon Best, after Bournemouth’s Brett Pitman refused a move to the seaside club, saying the wages were not good enough.

Leon Best – Blackpool interested?

And last week’s resignation of  Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston, over agents being involved too much in the transfer of Premier League players, has made Holloway’s task all the more difficult.

And a 6-0 walloping at the Emirates yesterday by a rampant Arsenal side, has not helped things either.

The Newcastle striker was only signed form Coventry last January, and has yet to score a first class goal for his new club, and  it was feared Leon had sustained ankle ligament damage just before the start of the season.

But his injury is now thought to be not as bad as first feared, but it’s very doubtful that Chris Hughton will want to lose Best, who looked good in pre-season and scored two goals.

And Ian Holloway may have to look at other clubs than Newcastle,  to strengthen his Blackpool squad before the end of August.

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Aug 22, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    I wonder if Leon Best would like me to drop him off ?

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Aug 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    I think until pre season it would have been a definate LET HIM GO! but he could be a valuable player (in terms of backup) unless we sign a new striker

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  • ToonMad92

    Aug 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    i think he is a very good physical presence but not sure in terms of quality , didnt do much in the championship to be fair so dont think he will cut it in the prem

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 22, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    If he signs I bet a tenner Harewood and him will BOTH out-score Andy Carroll, Blackpool will stay up and we will go down.

    “If you love someone, set them free…” It’s just if you don’t love ’em it feels much more satisfying.

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  • Chris F

    Aug 22, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #5

    er, the Blackpool chairman resigned cos he was about to be declared bankrupt, he just came out with all that crap to try and save face and deflect attention away from why he was really doing one!

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  • Tom

    Aug 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    For the love of all things, if someone wants to take him off of our hands, sell him! He is utterly useless1

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  • Toonmania

    Aug 22, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #7

    bye bye best, oh and pleeeese make sure it’s a permanant transfer cos i don’t want see you back on our turf unless your on the other side, not being funny but your crap see ya!!

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #8

    best was easily r best player in pre season n i wont be sold n even was to be how the will blackpool afford his wages if they couldnt agree wages with pittman

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  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    I have started to admire him but he is not good enough – both him and ryan taylor are simmply clogging the team up and wasting 2 out of 25 places

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  • baro

    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Now, why would we let go Leon Best? I know he hasn’t scored that much goals, but he is the perfect provider for his forward partnership. His physicality is really good. And he is still young.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Let best go and let ranger get on with his development . Xisco and shola can still be back ups.

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