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  • Jlock Jlock Feb 13, 2009 18:00 Flag

    Different cloud but silver lining...

    ...why does everyone seem to have a downer on Bent?....

    The man scores. He will get any premier team 15 goals a season. Is that so bad? I know he was 16m - but that was not his choice - he seems to be being villafied by what our management did - and we all know how crap their foresight/management has been.

    I know he's not a Keane or a Berbatov or a Defoe - but he still scores.

    We could have ended up with Bellamy or Heskey - now, then I could understand some of the complaints.....

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    • Morning John, it's not that I have a Downer on him, as you put it, it's just that he never appears to have that quality I expect from a Spurs player.
      Yes although we have a lot of talented players, I know there are plenty of others in the squad that come under that heading, but they don't play up front and their errors aren't so magnified as those of a striker's.
      This position really highlights the player's quality touch and their vision to see what's happening around them.
      I'm afraid IMO Bent has no vision of other player's position and his touch let's him down too often.
      He doesn't seem to notice a player's run past him, into a more dangerous position, crying out for a little through ball into the space. His supposed touch was there for all to see when he cost us 2 vital points, missing that sitter in front of goal a couple of weeks ago.

      On the funnier side, Harry's missus obviously has better ball control, although I don't think they have a lot of kids. Lol Tee Hee!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • ...but would you then rather have a striker that's smooth and silky who scores 10 a season, or a clumsy carthorse that gets 15?...

        Do you remember a couple of seasons back when Drogba (why does that always remind me of Porridge?) mis-hit every goal that he got? Off the shin, off his nose, off his bum - but they all count - and does he look that bad now? OK, yes .......

        Bent will be there. He's getting in the positions - even 'that' header - who was with him? He was by himself - that's where good strikers find themselves...