Lean Best turned down Addicks for Wednesday

Leon Best

Leon Best

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BLACKBURN Rovers striker Leon Best rejected an approach from Charlton Athletic before signing for Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

As revealed by the Lancashire Telegraph Charlton boss Chris Powell put Best to the top of his wish list after losing Yann Kermorgant to Bournemouth.

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But Powell has revealed the Republic of Ireland international turned him down in order to rejoin the Owls on loan for the third time in his career.

“We were quite close to Leon Best,” Powell said.

“It was a number of factors. Location didn’t help us. Sometimes it does, London is always an attractive option, but he’s settled up there with his family.

“I think he’s been to Sheffield before on loan and he’s going to become a father next month so that may have something to do with it as well.”

Best came off the bench to make his first appearance for the Owls in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday.

Best, who has not played for Rovers in four months, will remain at Hillsborough until March 12, but the Owls will have the option of extending the emergency one-month loan.

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8:13am Tue 25 Feb 14

SteppBladder says...

Not really interested in Best but I hope to beat the troll this time - we don’t care about your thoughts on players leaving a sinking ship !!
Not really interested in Best but I hope to beat the troll this time - we don’t care about your thoughts on players leaving a sinking ship !! SteppBladder
  • Score: 12

11:05am Tue 25 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

Of course you care. You mongrels talked about me between yourselves ALL DAY yesterday. You really should get out more.

Anyway, I see another one has leapt from the now half-submerged SS Laughingstock to the relative safety of Sheffield Wednesday. Perhaps here this player will get the respect he deserves and put himself in the shop window in the hope of one day removing the stain on his CV that is association with Blackburn Rovers.
Of course you care. You mongrels talked about me between yourselves ALL DAY yesterday. You really should get out more. Anyway, I see another one has leapt from the now half-submerged SS Laughingstock to the relative safety of Sheffield Wednesday. Perhaps here this player will get the respect he deserves and put himself in the shop window in the hope of one day removing the stain on his CV that is association with Blackburn Rovers. look.up.blackburn
  • Score: -21

11:06am Tue 25 Feb 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Let's hope they exend his loan for his and our sake.
Let's hope they exend his loan for his and our sake. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 11

12:02pm Tue 25 Feb 14

surreyrover says...

I guess the headline refers to Leon Best's slim physique after so much training.
I guess the headline refers to Leon Best's slim physique after so much training. surreyrover
  • Score: 4

12:27pm Tue 25 Feb 14

mmickk says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Of course you care. You mongrels talked about me between yourselves ALL DAY yesterday. You really should get out more.

Anyway, I see another one has leapt from the now half-submerged SS Laughingstock to the relative safety of Sheffield Wednesday. Perhaps here this player will get the respect he deserves and put himself in the shop window in the hope of one day removing the stain on his CV that is association with Blackburn Rovers.
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.”
― William Shakespeare, Othello
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Of course you care. You mongrels talked about me between yourselves ALL DAY yesterday. You really should get out more. Anyway, I see another one has leapt from the now half-submerged SS Laughingstock to the relative safety of Sheffield Wednesday. Perhaps here this player will get the respect he deserves and put himself in the shop window in the hope of one day removing the stain on his CV that is association with Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” ― William Shakespeare, Othello mmickk
  • Score: 6

1:02pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Of course you care. You mongrels talked about me between yourselves ALL DAY yesterday. You really should get out more.

Anyway, I see another one has leapt from the now half-submerged SS Laughingstock to the relative safety of Sheffield Wednesday. Perhaps here this player will get the respect he deserves and put himself in the shop window in the hope of one day removing the stain on his CV that is association with Blackburn Rovers.
35 years
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Of course you care. You mongrels talked about me between yourselves ALL DAY yesterday. You really should get out more. Anyway, I see another one has leapt from the now half-submerged SS Laughingstock to the relative safety of Sheffield Wednesday. Perhaps here this player will get the respect he deserves and put himself in the shop window in the hope of one day removing the stain on his CV that is association with Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]35 years ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 6

3:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bburnrover says...

Lean Best ? I don't think he looked that slim to me?
Lean Best ? I don't think he looked that slim to me? bburnrover
  • Score: 2

8:12am Wed 26 Feb 14

digitusjonfred says...

SteppBladder wrote:
Not really interested in Best but I hope to beat the troll this time - we don’t care about your thoughts on players leaving a sinking ship !!
Brilliant comment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: Not really interested in Best but I hope to beat the troll this time - we don’t care about your thoughts on players leaving a sinking ship !![/p][/quote]Brilliant comment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 2

8:14am Wed 26 Feb 14

digitusjonfred says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Of course you care. You mongrels talked about me between yourselves ALL DAY yesterday. You really should get out more.

Anyway, I see another one has leapt from the now half-submerged SS Laughingstock to the relative safety of Sheffield Wednesday. Perhaps here this player will get the respect he deserves and put himself in the shop window in the hope of one day removing the stain on his CV that is association with Blackburn Rovers.
Look in the mirror and see a complete Cockhead !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Of course you care. You mongrels talked about me between yourselves ALL DAY yesterday. You really should get out more. Anyway, I see another one has leapt from the now half-submerged SS Laughingstock to the relative safety of Sheffield Wednesday. Perhaps here this player will get the respect he deserves and put himself in the shop window in the hope of one day removing the stain on his CV that is association with Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Look in the mirror and see a complete Cockhead !!!!!!!!!!!!!! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 2

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