Pardew shocked as Republic of Ireland snub Best
Published 22:55 29/10/11 By Brian McNally
Leon Best’s exclusion from the Republic of Ireland squad has stunned Alan Pardew.
Pardew is sure Best’s form should have earned a place in Giovanni Trapattoni’s 26-man squad for the Euro 2012 play-off with Estonia next month. The Toon boss said: “I was surprised he wasn’t in the Ireland squad. I don’t see too many other Irish strikers scoring almost a goal every other game.”