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Town Getting Closer on Tilt
Tuesday, 28th Aug 2018 17:20

TWTD understands Town are finally getting closer to completing the signing of Blackpool central defender Curtis Tilt on loan with a view to a permanent deal in January.

The Blues have been chasing the 27-year-old all summer but without having been able to agree a fee with the Seasiders with bids of up to £800,000 turned down, the League One club having targeted a £1 million fee.

Tilt, who has a year left on his contract at Bloomfield Road but with the Tangerines having an option for a further season, was left out of the Blackpool team which drew 1-1 at home to Accrington on Saturday, although interim-boss Terry McPhillips subsequently said the former Wrexham man was left out as a fitness precaution.

Quizzed on Tilt following Town’s game at Sheffield Wednesday, Blues boss Paul Hurst confirmed he is a player he remains interested in: “Yes, I’m not going to change my mind and think he’s suddenly a bad player or anything but he’s one of the players [I’m interested in], no secret.

“I don’t particularly like speaking about other players but it’s out there but it’s been discussed numerous times already.”

Tilt played in non-league for Halesowen Town, Hednesford Town, AFC Telford Town, Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers (loan) before joining Blackpool last summer.

He made 45 starts for the League One side in 2017/18, his first EFL campaign, scoring once and picking up three Seasiders’ player of the season gongs. This season he had made three starts prior to being left out of Saturday's side.

Rangers, Reading, QPR and Portsmouth have all also been linked with Tilt this summer.


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LWNR2013 added 17:22 - Aug 28
What’s needed to tip the balance?
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ScottCandage added 17:27 - Aug 28
FINALLY!!! Get this done!
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backwaywhen added 17:28 - Aug 28
Yawn ....getting tedious now !
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NorthstaNder added 17:29 - Aug 28
I hope he's decent after all this!
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Popeye added 17:29 - Aug 28
Chambers town career over
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boroughblue added 17:30 - Aug 28
This has got to be one of the longest transfer sagas that I can remember.

Will be very happy when we get it done, Hurst mate rate him very highly if we've chased him for this long!
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tractorboybig added 17:30 - Aug 28
Another first div nobody to keep up this first div team
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1RWR added 17:32 - Aug 28
Tractorboybig

Grow up!
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boroughblue added 17:33 - Aug 28
tractorboydig

thats the spirit. Anyone would of thought you supported our club...
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jas0999 added 17:38 - Aug 28
Tilt is a good player. We desperately need another CB. Yet, we also need a striker with experience and who can score goals!

It makes the signing of Graham earlier today even more bizarre!
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CalmoreBlue added 17:46 - Aug 28
Jas0999 I tend to agree with you.
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kpblues added 17:47 - Aug 28
This guys look very good and we need to get this done.

Shame he's only got one foot but he looks good with that left boot.

If only coaches could teach one footed footballers to use two feet .....
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BlueBlood90 added 17:52 - Aug 28
I hope he’ll be worth the hassle!
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Palestine added 18:00 - Aug 28
Somehow I feel like this guy is going to be my favourite Town player!!
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martin587 added 18:03 - Aug 28
We are very short at the back so let's just give the lad a chance IF we sign him,I certainly will.👍
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44_not_out added 18:06 - Aug 28
Another CB from League One who according to a YouTube clip is the next Maldini and a winger who has played less than 20 games in four years. Forgive me for not getting excited!

Boroughblue.... I suppose those being negative on here are not allowed to voice an opinion? Unlike the numbskulls who booed the team throughout last season and targeted their anger at an 18 year old...... Cause they’re the real fans!!
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BlueySwede added 18:11 - Aug 28
Hoping it finally, finally can be done. I have a good feeling about Tilt, and still haven´t seen a full game of him playing.
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floridaboy added 18:11 - Aug 28
Why are so many assuming that Chambers will be out. Maybe Hurst will play 3 at the back. Toto, Chambers, Tilt.

Just got to get Bart to start to give the defence a bit of confidence and who knows what will happen.
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scants_itfc added 18:20 - Aug 28
I thought we could only make 2 loan signings until Donacien visa confirmed? Unless I have missed that. Tilt is great but it means graham prevents us from getting a much needed striker, unless Hurst is planning on using him as one
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44_not_out added 18:21 - Aug 28
Another CB from League One who according to a YouTube clip is the next Maldini and a winger who has played less than 20 games in four years. Forgive me for not getting excited!

Boroughblue.... I suppose those being negative on here are not allowed to voice an opinion? Unlike the numbskulls who booed the team throughout last season and targeted their anger at an 18 year old...... Cause they’re the real fans!!
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christiand added 18:26 - Aug 28
ME still negotiating over an additional fiver on the deal? Just ludicrous the length of time this deal has taken.
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Reuserscurtains added 18:37 - Aug 28
Let’s get this straight. We aren’t playing our youth, we still play with 2 defensive midfielders, one striker and Hurst plays his ‘good old boys’ , who he seems to sign every club he goes to.
What’s changed? Dear oh dear.
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BlueandTruesince82 added 18:38 - Aug 28
Scents we can make more but we can only have 5 in a match day squad so someone will have to miss out
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scants_itfc added 18:42 - Aug 28
BlueandTruesince82 - Thanks for confirming. I assume Graham is just coming in so Hurst has made a loan signing in case theres no others!!
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alfromcol added 18:49 - Aug 28
Hope this guy Tilt is as good as the hype suggests he is. Bit of a worry that a lot of people are relying on a 1st Div. CH turning our fortunes around.

I am relying on Lady Luck, who hasn't been too kind to us so far this season.
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