Blackburn Rovers striker Leon Best to remain on loan at Sheffield Wednesday

Leon Best

Leon Best

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BLACKBURN Rovers striker Leon Best has extended his loan stay with Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season.

The out-of-favour forward, whose last appearance for Rovers was in October, will remain with the Owls until May 3 after his initial one-month loan deal expired yesterday.

Best has scored one goal in six games for Stuart Gray's side but missed a penalty in their 1-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic on Wednesday.

The Republic of Ireland international will be ineligible to play against Rovers when they travel to Hillsborough to take on the Owls on Saturday, April 12.

 

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12:33pm Fri 14 Mar 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

Only read the heading, but all I have to say is GOOD!! Hopefully come summer that will change to GOOD RIDDANCE! We don't want journeymen like him around the club, with all his dumb social media rants!
Only read the heading, but all I have to say is GOOD!! Hopefully come summer that will change to GOOD RIDDANCE! We don't want journeymen like him around the club, with all his dumb social media rants! ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 4

12:49pm Fri 14 Mar 14

mammamiauk says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
Only read the heading, but all I have to say is GOOD!! Hopefully come summer that will change to GOOD RIDDANCE! We don't want journeymen like him around the club, with all his dumb social media rants!
Whole-heartedly agree. It would also be good if Rovers get rid of Dickson Etuhu - he has been mostly injured all season and still getting paid high wages. When Dickson came back for a short time and played against Brighton, he gave away a penalty and I am sure other Rovers fans did not think much about his performance then, etc.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: Only read the heading, but all I have to say is GOOD!! Hopefully come summer that will change to GOOD RIDDANCE! We don't want journeymen like him around the club, with all his dumb social media rants![/p][/quote]Whole-heartedly agree. It would also be good if Rovers get rid of Dickson Etuhu - he has been mostly injured all season and still getting paid high wages. When Dickson came back for a short time and played against Brighton, he gave away a penalty and I am sure other Rovers fans did not think much about his performance then, etc. mammamiauk
  • Score: 4

1:37pm Fri 14 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Sam Alladyce, manager of the month. West Ham take twelve points in Feb, that could have been us. Tragic!
Sam Alladyce, manager of the month. West Ham take twelve points in Feb, that could have been us. Tragic! A Darener
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Fri 14 Mar 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

mammamiauk wrote:
ChrisDeBerg wrote:
Only read the heading, but all I have to say is GOOD!! Hopefully come summer that will change to GOOD RIDDANCE! We don't want journeymen like him around the club, with all his dumb social media rants!
Whole-heartedly agree. It would also be good if Rovers get rid of Dickson Etuhu - he has been mostly injured all season and still getting paid high wages. When Dickson came back for a short time and played against Brighton, he gave away a penalty and I am sure other Rovers fans did not think much about his performance then, etc.
Didn't Etuhu (Etu who???) get injured in Oct 2012 (after appaling displays anyway), then come back from injury in Nov 2013, only to be injured again from that match till now?!

I guess we will see his contract out and pay him for nothing, as with many from the Kean era... The sooner we get these big earners off our books and our lads keep a run of injury free regular starts together, the sooner we will enjoy regular wins! I see this being next season now...
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: Only read the heading, but all I have to say is GOOD!! Hopefully come summer that will change to GOOD RIDDANCE! We don't want journeymen like him around the club, with all his dumb social media rants![/p][/quote]Whole-heartedly agree. It would also be good if Rovers get rid of Dickson Etuhu - he has been mostly injured all season and still getting paid high wages. When Dickson came back for a short time and played against Brighton, he gave away a penalty and I am sure other Rovers fans did not think much about his performance then, etc.[/p][/quote]Didn't Etuhu (Etu who???) get injured in Oct 2012 (after appaling displays anyway), then come back from injury in Nov 2013, only to be injured again from that match till now?! I guess we will see his contract out and pay him for nothing, as with many from the Kean era... The sooner we get these big earners off our books and our lads keep a run of injury free regular starts together, the sooner we will enjoy regular wins! I see this being next season now... ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Stretch_22 says...

I was hoping that said 'extended until the end of time'...
I was hoping that said 'extended until the end of time'... Stretch_22
  • Score: 3

3:53pm Fri 14 Mar 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

If other people appreciate his skills and want him in their team why couldn't we especially when we paid fortune for him
If other people appreciate his skills and want him in their team why couldn't we especially when we paid fortune for him A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Fri 14 Mar 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
If other people appreciate his skills and want him in their team why couldn't we especially when we paid fortune for him
Because he isn't particularly anything special and he was bad for the team, throwing tantrums for not getting played (so does he think he was better than the current players on the pitch??), that and his social media rants... Plus he put half a shift in most games and we are trying to get rid of players who don't give 100%
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: If other people appreciate his skills and want him in their team why couldn't we especially when we paid fortune for him[/p][/quote]Because he isn't particularly anything special and he was bad for the team, throwing tantrums for not getting played (so does he think he was better than the current players on the pitch??), that and his social media rants... Plus he put half a shift in most games and we are trying to get rid of players who don't give 100% ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Fri 14 Mar 14

greenscreener says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
If other people appreciate his skills and want him in their team why couldn't we especially when we paid fortune for him
Err, He doesn't want to play for us.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: If other people appreciate his skills and want him in their team why couldn't we especially when we paid fortune for him[/p][/quote]Err, He doesn't want to play for us. greenscreener
  • Score: 1

7:42am Sat 15 Mar 14

bring back the good old days says...

For me, in many a case, it can be a 'two way thing'.
Don't get me wrong here, as from what I have seen of him, I don't rate him.
But how many times do we see players fail miserably at one club (under one manager) and perform spectacularly at another (under another manager)?

Cloughie; how many just did not 'fit in' under his no compromising regime.?
But could we say that he was one great manager who could seriously motivate some players, but not others.
He certainly could not be described as a 'good man manager' in the regular sense ie. 'my way or the highway'.
This as opposed to say Matt Busby.
But he was one hell of a manager.
My overall view since SA is that we have had some poor managers, but I am sort of discounting GB from that statement as he HAS done a decent job up to a point, but now appears to have reached his limit.
For me, in many a case, it can be a 'two way thing'. Don't get me wrong here, as from what I have seen of him, I don't rate him. But how many times do we see players fail miserably at one club (under one manager) and perform spectacularly at another (under another manager)? Cloughie; how many just did not 'fit in' under his no compromising regime.? But could we say that he was one great manager who could seriously motivate some players, but not others. He certainly could not be described as a 'good man manager' in the regular sense ie. 'my way or the highway'. This as opposed to say Matt Busby. But he was one hell of a manager. My overall view since SA is that we have had some poor managers, but I am sort of discounting GB from that statement as he HAS done a decent job up to a point, but now appears to have reached his limit. bring back the good old days
  • Score: 0

1:03pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
Only read the heading, but all I have to say is GOOD!! Hopefully come summer that will change to GOOD RIDDANCE! We don't want journeymen like him around the club, with all his dumb social media rants!
Unless some mugs are willing to match his wages I'm afraid you'll be stuck.with him. With however long he's got left on his contract at 35 K a week he's not going to agree to a move for a significant amount less.

As you know, I'm not a rovers fan but even I view Best as a greedy parasite and a disgrace to football.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: Only read the heading, but all I have to say is GOOD!! Hopefully come summer that will change to GOOD RIDDANCE! We don't want journeymen like him around the club, with all his dumb social media rants![/p][/quote]Unless some mugs are willing to match his wages I'm afraid you'll be stuck.with him. With however long he's got left on his contract at 35 K a week he's not going to agree to a move for a significant amount less. As you know, I'm not a rovers fan but even I view Best as a greedy parasite and a disgrace to football. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 0

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