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It really winds me up when I hear people just jumping on a bandwagon.
It happenend with Robbo - he was suddenly a c**p keeper because a ball bobbled ......everyone, but everyone then leaps on the poor sod and says he's c**p...
Then they did the same with Daws...then Bale...
Now Bent - what is it with people? Read the article by Parker:
...it has to be me, but I look at the leagues top scorers and I see:
Anelka Chelsea 15
Gerrard Liverpool 13
Ronaldo Man Utd 13
Crouch Portsmouth 11
Davies Bolton 11
Robinho Man City 11
Agbonlahor Aston Villa 10
Bent Tottenham 10
Lampard Chelsea 10
Zaki Wigan 10
Cisse Sunderland 9
Cole West Ham 9
Defoe Tottenham 9
Rooney Man Utd 9
Torres Liverpool 9
Now maybe I can't read - but I don't see Pav there or RK - are they than c**p or 'yet to convince that they are capable of doing a job at EPL level'? Where on earth is Heskey? He's NEVER scored.
People don't like Bent - fine - but that is an opinion. He still scores goals - fact - for Charlton (in the EPL) for Spurs (he even got 6 when he was 4th in line behind RK,DM, and JD) - he's got 10 this season. So why try to demoralise the poor s*d?
It's the Emperor's clothes - no one wants to contradict the 'experts'.
Ok....I'll take the medication and go back to dribbling in my sleep......
u say u noone wanted bent for 16mil but did any one really want pavy for 11mil? i think a ...
u say u noone wanted bent for 16mil but did any one really want pavy for 11mil?
i think a lot of people lose sight in things, for instance goals are what counts at the end of the day so id rather bent scuff one in then berbatov control the ball superbly-turn on a 6pence & then curl it just over the bar.
Not being funny john but we could of stuck two legs of chicken high up the park and they w...
Not being funny john but we could of stuck two legs of chicken high up the park and they would of scored the same if not more. There's been enough balls in the box for fucks sake. Darren has two left feet and both can't shoot and Paul parkers a cunt
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Rog, OK - if that's 'a fact' then where have our goals come from? RK - no. Pav...
OK - if that's 'a fact' then where have our goals come from? RK - no. Pav - no. JD - maybe.
So all our strikers are 'c**p' - is that then true?
Bent 10 in 17 and 4 in 5 in the UEFA..
Look at : http://www.spursodyssey.com/0809/apps.html
...and where does that then place Heskey - would you have Heskey in your team? And even more surprisingly what about old Berbatov (ok - so that has nothing to do with the Parker article)? Is he now a non-entity as well?
I say it again - Bent will never set a club alight - but he will get 15 goals a season for you (given that he's played - and not just as a sub).
I'm not a fan of Bent - but I find it annoying when people ignore what's in plain view and believe whatever 'hype' is flying around at the time.
Oh 'ere we go again! I totally here what Mr. Locke is saying...but what do I know. R...
Oh 'ere we go again!
I totally here what Mr. Locke is saying...but what do I know. Roger's the expert. Bent's our top scorer (you'll note the top scoring list this season is nothing liike last season at this time...much lower totals).
To be honest Bent frustrates the hell out of me. And yes, he does miss some screaming sitters (but then so do most strikers...I've seen some in recent weeks that sit right up there with Bent's missed header [ the one that if it was on target would've possibly been saved...imho]. Let's face it scoring isn't easy, if strikers took 75% of their chances we'd have ridiculous looking scorelines.
Spurs fans feel fleeced. Maybe if Bent came in at 4 or 5 mil he wouldn't be so much of a target, but we bought him when he was the top ENGLISH striker in the league two season running (but one season after a major knee surgery). Charlton hiked up the value; there was competiton for his signature, so they hiked it up some more and we bit and took the bait. Like John L said, none of this was his fault and if I recall Bent at the time, he was pissed off with Curbishley for the over valuation and felt that he was being held against his will (by Charlton pricing him out of the market). Anyway, that's neither here nor there; what's done is done.
Bent unproven in the league, Paul Parker's having a laugh. Bent aas a world class striker...deifinitely not! Whiel the two statements are related its more in the: we have shitty English strikers therefore English strikers are not world class. (This must be true as Lampard and Gerrard routinely find themselves atop the goal scoring charts(and last seasons top scorere was not a striker and not English)...and they're mid-fielders. Rooney's about as close as England gets to a world class striker, and he spends half his time in treatment or suspended
Bent will probably move on in the summer.
Yep John, You're preaching to the converted here. All else has their opinions and wo...
You're preaching to the converted here. All else has their opinions and won't be shifted (not that either of us are trying to do that).
I'll leave it as "it is what it is"
John....far from being persuaded by the media. I never wanted Bent in the first place and...
John....far from being persuaded by the media.
I never wanted Bent in the first place and certainly not for £16m, half of that would have been £6m too much. The bloke can't play, simple as that. I've said before that yes, he scores goals but I agree with Sfer...there is nothing else to his game.
A CLASS striker scores and makes goals. For instance, Berba, Keane, Rooney, Tevez, Ronaldho, Anelka (ouch), Henri (ouch ouch) Torres, Kuyt, Davies to name just a few current strikers. The ones not renowned for assists generally put in far better figures for strikes than Bent..... Greaves, Law, Lineker, Shearer, Owen... you get my drift.
Now where does Bent figure in all this, shall we ask Roger?
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