Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Best Bid Put On Hold

Best Bid Put On Hold

The saga continues and despite numerous media reports yesterday suggesting that a third bid was made for Leon Best, Forest now say they have not made any further contact with the Sky Blues.

When asked about the Best deal Calderwood told the BBC. 'We've left the situation alone this weekend. It hasn't progressed any further, that's all we can say. I think there will be activity between now and the end of the transfer window and a certain amount of posturing from clubs,'

He probably means Coventry when talking of 'posturing' and it does look as though they are playing hard ball on this one. The Sky Blues don't seem to be in much of a position though to call the shots, as at present they are under a transfer embargo. Because they can't bring anyone in as a replacement, it's unlikely they will let Best go until they can. It looks as though this will rumble on a lot longer, we just have to hope that if Best is the man the club want that City get this embargo sorted before the end of January.

If the chatter on the message boards last night is anything to go by, then the deal the Sky Blues did with Southampton has a lot to do with this. They apparently still owe the Saints for his signature and the clauses inserted into Best's contract are proving to be a sticking point. Thanks to NffCuk for that one.


Writer:guinless
Date:Thursday January 17 2008
Time: 12:44PM

Comments

0
Something about this is not quite right, why can other clubs sign players without such problems (excluding player wage demands etc)? Personally, I think that the FA Cup is partly invloved, i.e. the teams where we have been looking are still in the FA Cup & having seen a very depleted Luton at Liverpool, perhaps they do not want to replicate this situation - the other factor is Marlon King/off loading Dobie - these 2 transactions will finance what-ever we do!
Our Kids Dad
17/01/2008 13:04:00
0
I think the question that needs to be asked is. How can Coventry buy a under 21 player, (fee agreed by FA tribunial) not pay for the player then sell him on for a profit?
Jesus_02
17/01/2008 22:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Derby Defeat Upsets Warburton

Manager Mark Warburton has been reflecting on Nottingham Forest's defeat to Derby County this weekend.

Stats: Derby County v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Derby County (2) vs (0) Nottingham Forest, iPro Stadium, 15/10/17 Att: 31,196

Derby v Nottingham Forest - Team Sheets - 15-10-17

Nottingham Forest go to the iPro Stadium as the visitors to Derby for the latest Championship game.

Derby v Forest; Vital Match Preview

Mark Warburton's Forest make the short trip along the A52 to take on Gary Rowett's Derby at Pride Park.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith4%
Lichaj54%
Mancienne3%
Fox3%
Traore12%
Dowell0%
Bridcutt3%
Osborn3%
Cummings3%
Murphy0%
McKay9%
Sub - Clough3%
Sub - Ward0%
Sub - Walker3%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Old Red Fart160
2.Apollyon125
3.Pope John XXIII114
4.LyttleByLyttle85
5.mao tse tung77
6.toms72
7.Calvin Plummer67
8.orbitalforest60
9.Ingy59
10.Our Kids Dad54
Vital Football Comment