The age we live in. You can't help but marvel. There have
been major advances in gene therapy, we now take space travel for granted, and
the Hadron Collider is due to resume its bid to end all life as we know it
later in the year.
And then there is Twitter. Good old Twitter, the hack's best
friend. If you need an inane yet entertaining story, it's the gift that can't
stop producing little 140-character nuggets of gold.
And no, ED isn't talking about David Cameron's recent 'slip'
on the radio (wasn't that funny though. He's not such a bad bloke after all,
eh?), but, according to reports, Tottenham striker Darren Bent.
His alleged micro-blog outburst has caused a little bit of a
storm this morning after he vented his frustrations about Spurs chief Daniel
Bent said: "Do I wanna go Hull City.
No. Do I wanna go Stoke. No. Do I wanna go Sunderland.
Yes. So stop f****** around Levy."
ED did not realise that there was a call and
response element to Twitter these days, in which you could shout a
question to an online audience and get them to shout back (Do I wanna go to Hull? NO! Do I wanna
got to Sunderland? YEAH!), but there you go.
There's more, too.
"Why can't anything be simple?" Bent continued,
posing a question ED asks itself every morning. "It's so frustrating
hanging around doing jack s***. Seriously getting p***** off right now. Sunderland are not the problem in the slightest."
Despite the potty-mouth, you have to feel a certain
amount of sympathy for Bent. He arrived at Spurs for a huge £16.5 million fee
in the same summer as Thierry Henry moved to Barcelona for a similar amount and you can
almost see the fee-induced millstone hanging around his neck whenever he has
Despite finishing as Tottenham's top scorer last season, a
handful of high profile misses has seen his reputation plummet. Not only
was there the awful mis-hit in a Spurs shirt which prompted an excellent bit of
man-management from Harry Redknapp ("My missus could have scored
that"), but there was also the spurned chance to score against Germany that
will stick in the minds of many football fans and Fabio Capello.
Bent's profile is db10thetruth. Let's see if Levy lets
him go so that Steve Bruce can rediscover the true Darren Bent.
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