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Striker Leon Best left at home by Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Leon Best has been left out of Rovers' Portugal training camp Leon Best has been left out of Rovers' Portugal training camp

LEON Best was not part of the 27-man Blackburn Rovers party that headed to Portugal yesterday for a week-long warm-weather training camp.

Best scored one goal and set up two for Ruben Rochina after coming on as a second-half substitute in Saturday’s 4-0 win at AFC Telford United.

But the 27-year-old striker has been left behind at Brockhall as Rovers jetted off to the Algarve.

Also left out of the trip were midfielder Alex Marrow and forward Jordan Slew.

The duo were placed on the transfer list, along with Best, at the end of last season.

Slew was part of the Rovers U21s side that lost 2-1 at Clitheroe on Saturday.

But Marrow did not feature in either game.

Paulo Jorge scored a consolation for Eric Kinder’s team at Shawbridge.

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12:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Bye bye Leon....
Bye bye Leon.... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 27

1:11pm Tue 15 Jul 14

bburnrover says...

Well well I dont think anyone else can afford his wages so it wont be easy getting rid of him.
Well well I dont think anyone else can afford his wages so it wont be easy getting rid of him. bburnrover
  • Score: 8

1:18pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Rovers.1875 says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Bye bye Leon....
Looks like he's running after the team bus that is leaving for the Algarve in that picture!

Never mind Leon, maybe the next club will like a player with 12% of talent compared to his actual ego, that storms off down tunnels when he doesn't get played, that unprofessionally puts things on Twitter... I guess sitting at home collecting your pay cheque and not playing games this season will get you in top match form for any of the big PL sides... Take the Venkys for what they 'rightfully owe you', but ruin your career that little bit more in the process by not playing games, sounds like a well thought out plan to me!...............
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Bye bye Leon....[/p][/quote]Looks like he's running after the team bus that is leaving for the Algarve in that picture! Never mind Leon, maybe the next club will like a player with 12% of talent compared to his actual ego, that storms off down tunnels when he doesn't get played, that unprofessionally puts things on Twitter... I guess sitting at home collecting your pay cheque and not playing games this season will get you in top match form for any of the big PL sides... Take the Venkys for what they 'rightfully owe you', but ruin your career that little bit more in the process by not playing games, sounds like a well thought out plan to me!............... Rovers.1875
  • Score: 29

1:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Ronaldpetercooper says...

It is quite sad really because the lad does have talent but he has just not hit it off with either GB or supporters with his sullen attitude. Sadly some one must make a decision because our club cannot afford to pay a player such high wages and not play him It just does not make sense.
It is quite sad really because the lad does have talent but he has just not hit it off with either GB or supporters with his sullen attitude. Sadly some one must make a decision because our club cannot afford to pay a player such high wages and not play him It just does not make sense. Ronaldpetercooper
  • Score: 12

1:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

ReluctantNicko says...

My Dingle work-mate has been taking the "mick" out of me about our new sponsor.

Please tell me it's not true we are changing our name to "The Zebras"?
My Dingle work-mate has been taking the "mick" out of me about our new sponsor. Please tell me it's not true we are changing our name to "The Zebras"? ReluctantNicko
  • Score: -2

2:13pm Tue 15 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4BurnIey says...

Now we can get that Marvin Hardwood who used to play the for the monkey hangers.

He would be better coming off the bench than Bryan or Varley

Neigh
Now we can get that Marvin Hardwood who used to play the for the monkey hangers. He would be better coming off the bench than Bryan or Varley Neigh AnotherPounding4BurnIey
  • Score: -9

2:48pm Tue 15 Jul 14

razwoods78 says...

Shame about Best as he obviously does have talent. Unfortunately that comes with a poor attitude and an extortionate salary! However, in a toss up between him and Varney and Brown its a no brainer!
Shame about Best as he obviously does have talent. Unfortunately that comes with a poor attitude and an extortionate salary! However, in a toss up between him and Varney and Brown its a no brainer! razwoods78
  • Score: 1

2:56pm Tue 15 Jul 14

MatthewCA says...

So you area free Bird and hope you will get BEST in u soon.
So you area free Bird and hope you will get BEST in u soon. MatthewCA
  • Score: -8

3:16pm Tue 15 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

There are 2 kinds of footballer in the modern game. The first is the one who gives 100% but is not always the most gifted of players but he sweats blood for his club. The other one is the player motivated by his next fat pay cheque and when he does not get his own way he sulks and thinks he is bigger than the club. l don,t care two hoops if Best scored and set up 2 more for his team mates he is a liability and if he does not tow the line get shut because no 1 player is bigger than the club and he needs to realise that.
There are 2 kinds of footballer in the modern game. The first is the one who gives 100% but is not always the most gifted of players but he sweats blood for his club. The other one is the player motivated by his next fat pay cheque and when he does not get his own way he sulks and thinks he is bigger than the club. l don,t care two hoops if Best scored and set up 2 more for his team mates he is a liability and if he does not tow the line get shut because no 1 player is bigger than the club and he needs to realise that. noddy57
  • Score: 31

5:35pm Tue 15 Jul 14

roverstid says...

ReluctantNicko wrote:
My Dingle work-mate has been taking the "mick" out of me about our new sponsor.

Please tell me it's not true we are changing our name to "The Zebras"?
It was a light hearted ad for the kit.

Tell your mate its more funny than that joke about whether d'ings will sign..

Its about having a sense of humour. Thought the ad was cheesy but great.

After all these years of turmoil, we need a bit of humour - though there should be plenty next season when Burnley start getting pounded and realise sitting at the bottom of the league isnt a lot of fun - even if it is the Premier League.

Meanwhile for Rovers I think our anthem this season should be Yazz and the Plastic Population's:

"The only way is up!"
[quote][p][bold]ReluctantNicko[/bold] wrote: My Dingle work-mate has been taking the "mick" out of me about our new sponsor. Please tell me it's not true we are changing our name to "The Zebras"?[/p][/quote]It was a light hearted ad for the kit. Tell your mate its more funny than that joke about whether d'ings will sign.. Its about having a sense of humour. Thought the ad was cheesy but great. After all these years of turmoil, we need a bit of humour - though there should be plenty next season when Burnley start getting pounded and realise sitting at the bottom of the league isnt a lot of fun - even if it is the Premier League. Meanwhile for Rovers I think our anthem this season should be Yazz and the Plastic Population's: "The only way is up!" roverstid
  • Score: 8

5:37pm Tue 15 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4BurnIey says...

Best was fantastic and worth every rupee. It's not our money we're pi55ing away it's Venkys. Leave him alone. You're supposed to be Rovers fans aren't you?
What a bunch of top notch tosspots.
Best was fantastic and worth every rupee. It's not our money we're pi55ing away it's Venkys. Leave him alone. You're supposed to be Rovers fans aren't you? What a bunch of top notch tosspots. AnotherPounding4BurnIey
  • Score: -11

10:37pm Tue 15 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

Pay Best off !!
Pay Best off !! digitusjonfred
  • Score: -4

8:24am Wed 16 Jul 14

Rovers.1875 says...

razwoods78 wrote:
Shame about Best as he obviously does have talent. Unfortunately that comes with a poor attitude and an extortionate salary! However, in a toss up between him and Varney and Brown its a no brainer!
He does have talent, I should think so playing at the level he is at in football... But, and it's a big but, he mopes around on the pitch, putting half ar$ed performances in, never tries hard to win back the ball when he loses it, then smiles when he messes up a shot... I'd put Varney in the side every time before Best! I saw every game Varney played in last season, watching him work at 110%, being head and shoulders above the rest when a lofted ball is sent over, winning the ball nearly every time on the edge of their box... He's a good target man! You don't need to score loads of goals to be a good striker, if he partners up well with another striker playing wise balls across for them to score then his job is just as important
[quote][p][bold]razwoods78[/bold] wrote: Shame about Best as he obviously does have talent. Unfortunately that comes with a poor attitude and an extortionate salary! However, in a toss up between him and Varney and Brown its a no brainer![/p][/quote]He does have talent, I should think so playing at the level he is at in football... But, and it's a big but, he mopes around on the pitch, putting half ar$ed performances in, never tries hard to win back the ball when he loses it, then smiles when he messes up a shot... I'd put Varney in the side every time before Best! I saw every game Varney played in last season, watching him work at 110%, being head and shoulders above the rest when a lofted ball is sent over, winning the ball nearly every time on the edge of their box... He's a good target man! You don't need to score loads of goals to be a good striker, if he partners up well with another striker playing wise balls across for them to score then his job is just as important Rovers.1875
  • Score: 4

8:36am Wed 16 Jul 14

carltondry says...

Best has been given an opportunity to show his "talent" but hasn't done so he needs to go, its that simple.
Rovers gaining nothing from keeping him, he is expensive deadwood
Best has been given an opportunity to show his "talent" but hasn't done so he needs to go, its that simple. Rovers gaining nothing from keeping him, he is expensive deadwood carltondry
  • Score: 2

11:50am Wed 16 Jul 14

dallydally says...

Big ego, big arrogance, big cheques and bad attitude. We don't need players like Best nor his disruption in and around the squad. Do what it takes to get rid a.s.a.p.
Big ego, big arrogance, big cheques and bad attitude. We don't need players like Best nor his disruption in and around the squad. Do what it takes to get rid a.s.a.p. dallydally
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Angry From Accrington says...

The sensible thing to do with Best is make him train, day in, day out, with the Reserves if he is disruptive. Then have him report every match day and put him on the bench without playing him. He will eventually force his agent to get him out of there.
The sensible thing to do with Best is make him train, day in, day out, with the Reserves if he is disruptive. Then have him report every match day and put him on the bench without playing him. He will eventually force his agent to get him out of there. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

12:16pm Thu 17 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4BurnIey says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
The sensible thing to do with Best is make him train, day in, day out, with the Reserves if he is disruptive. Then have him report every match day and put him on the bench without playing him. He will eventually force his agent to get him out of there.
Yeah! That'll teach him while he's picking up his £30k every week. Jeez I'd watch Accy Stanley if you paid me £30k per week.

Moron.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: The sensible thing to do with Best is make him train, day in, day out, with the Reserves if he is disruptive. Then have him report every match day and put him on the bench without playing him. He will eventually force his agent to get him out of there.[/p][/quote]Yeah! That'll teach him while he's picking up his £30k every week. Jeez I'd watch Accy Stanley if you paid me £30k per week. Moron. AnotherPounding4BurnIey
  • Score: 0
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