Blackpool’s David Nugent bid collapsed after striker refused to answer his phone
The Spoiler can’t work out who dodged the bullet on this one
Riddle-speaking Blackpool gaffer Ian Holloway has revealed he missed out on a number of transfer window targets after a priority deal for Portsmouth’s David Nugent fell through at the last minute – because the striker wouldn’t pick up his mobile.
All that was left of the negotiations was for Nugent to sign his contract, but with the 6pm deadline fast approaching, all attempts from Holloway to contact the 25-year-old were met with the most frustrating sound in telecommunications – Voicemail Lady:
With 20 minutes to go we had Nugent but no one could locate him, so it all fell through. I thought he was worth trying for, so we put some other deals on hold.
Had David caught wind of the deal, set his mobile to silent and ‘forgotten’ about it? Or was he busy using it for ‘artistic’ (read: willy displaying) purposes?