Beckford makes Bolton switch

by | 17/07/2013  Comments (19)  jump
Jermaine Beckford has completed his anticipated move from Leicester City to Bolton Wanderers, the Lancashire club have confirmed.

The transfer fee is officially-undisclosed but is believed to be around 800,000 which will reportedly go Everton. The Foxes still owe the Blues an outstanding payment for the purchase of the striker two years ago.

Beckford, whom David Moyes signed on a free transfer from Leeds United in May 2010, left Goodison in August the following year for 2.5m.  

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Drew Shortis
641 Posted 17/07/2013 at 18:13:10
Great, a few more quid for Martinez to use. Good luck to Jermaine. Gave it a good try with us, but I think he is a Championship striker and should stick to that level.
Sean Roberts
654 Posted 17/07/2013 at 18:52:32
Only we can still be owed 800k from a 2.5 million deal from 2 years ago!!!
Kevin Day
657 Posted 17/07/2013 at 19:02:03
Another 800.000 to help with the "Operating costs" more like it Drew.
Colin Glassar
665 Posted 17/07/2013 at 19:12:47
Down payment for Rooney?
Derek Knox
684 Posted 17/07/2013 at 19:32:44
Well there's another bit of good news! We got him for a blow of the ragman's bugle, and look to be getting a few bob as part of the deal!
I thought he was okay while he was with us! We have certainly had a lot worse, here we go again, Brett Angell, Rod Belfitt! I won't go on as we are all in jubilant mood!
Joe McMahon
698 Posted 17/07/2013 at 21:02:35
There was nothing wrong with him, far better tha big Vic and Jelavic. Didn't get many mins on the pitch but scored goals. Some great goals too, the ones against Blackpool, Chelsea and Liverpool spring to mind.
Steavey Buckley
700 Posted 17/07/2013 at 21:34:00
Moyes did not like Beckford because he would not run around enough on the football field. When Beckford score a well headed goal against Wolves a few seasons back, Moyes then shouted at him for not running back to help out the defence. Yet, in Beckford's one full season he scored 9 goals. 2 more than Jelavic who is still here.
Martin Handley
704 Posted 17/07/2013 at 21:57:07
I think what did Beckford at the Reading FA cup game is what did him in with Moyes. When apparently he went shopping at the Trafford centre with his MRS and ended up arriving at the ground about 10 mins before k.o.
Steavey Buckley
721 Posted 17/07/2013 at 22:53:09
From my personal experience, man should fear his wife more than any football manager has to say.
Jim Knightley
762 Posted 18/07/2013 at 02:27:38
Steavey...I think it's fair to say we got Beckford right. We got him for a free, sold for 2.5mil a year later, and got a decent season out of him. He has shown in his subsequent career that he is not a Premiership player.

This bit of news is a bonus. I had no idea we were still owed money. 800,000 could part fund (of fully fund) a loan fee.

Kieran Kinsella
767 Posted 18/07/2013 at 03:37:45
I think Beckford was a natural talent but he spent too long at the lower levels so he didn't learn the bread and butter stuff to become a top class player. To me, he was like Marcus Bent, he did a decent job for us for a time and then moved on before he got found out.
Steve Carter
768 Posted 18/07/2013 at 03:54:32
Correct Jim Knightley (762). Jermaine was uncoordinated, missed sitters, and whilst he did score goals most of them came from mishits, the ball luckily bouncing of a stray shin or knee and sort of bobbling into the net without him having any intention or purpose about it. Had pace, and so kept defenders occupied, but that's it.
Susong Hermawan
774 Posted 18/07/2013 at 07:04:11
Down with 10 men and score a winning goal at Stamford Bridge.. Superb! Thx Beckford, good luck than..
Susong Hermawan
775 Posted 18/07/2013 at 07:04:47
Down with 10 men and score a winning goal at Stamford Bridge.. Superb! Thx Beckford, good luck than..
Tony Waring
795 Posted 18/07/2013 at 09:50:13
He tried but he was never as good as Jelavic.
James Stewart
799 Posted 18/07/2013 at 10:08:55
Scored more than Jelavic though.
Mike Hughes
825 Posted 18/07/2013 at 13:03:12
800k is definitely a bonus.


Beckford did OK but was one of those fringe strikers who've passed through our door over the years.


Imre Varadi, Mike Newall, Joe-Max Moore, Michael Madar, Franny Jeffers, ...... probably loads more down the years.

We need a Bob Latchford, Graeme Sharp, Andy Gray, Gary Lineker, Kevin Campbell, Duncan Ferguson #1, Nikica Jelavic #1.

Let's hope Jelavic#3, Kone, Mirallas and Deulofeu can do some real damage this coming season.

Paul McAllister
136 Posted 20/07/2013 at 00:53:36
Yet another flare player who possibly had potential who Moyes treated like dog shit and shipped out because he wouldn't play the grafter's role. Shame, I've always wished we'd have kept him for at least another season. I know he had his critics and many felt he'd never hack the top flight but I was impressed with him in spells. Wolves away in 2010, Chelsea at home in the last day of the 10/11 season, his injury time finish against Bolton and the goal against Liverpool, all proper class goals that were crucial for us.

I think he deserved more a chance personally, the team didn't play to his strengths and he was never really made to feel like an Everton player. He's regressed dropping back down to the Championship and will likely never get back in the Premier League. Good luck to him though.

Sean McCarthy
564 Posted 22/07/2013 at 01:57:05
Yet another flare player who possibly had potential who Moyes treated like dog shit................you're joking right???? Flare (sic) my arse. He was fooking hopeless with an attitude to match!! Comment above about goals from miss hits was about right. Even the one against Chelsea was never once under control and that's with having the ball or the entire pitch!! A championship player at best. Same as victor!!!

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