I agree with you Sfer - Bent isn't a bad player (in the way that Dawson isn't a bad player, nor Bentley nor the majority of the squad - and I say that with a few reservations!). Clearly after the pre-season high to find ourselves rock bottom of the Premiership after 8 games on only 2 points was extremely bad for team morale.
I do find it strange that a) we paid £16m for Bent who although prolific was no way in Berbasulk or Keano's league; and b) he hasn't been able to recreate his pre-season form when he scored all those goals.
Similar thing with Keano going to the Scousers for megabucks, failing to settle then coming back to us (cheaper too!) and immediately making an impact by scoring/making goals.
I've heard the Kanoute rumour too - it was around when Ramos was in charge but has surfaced again. IMO it was a mistake letting him go in the first place but hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it?