Bentley Wanted Clause To Play Every Game At Newcastle


Now we know why Alan Pardew made the statement yesterday about the fact he only wanted players at Newcastle who would be at least willing to fight for their places.

David Bentley – Birmingham will have to play him every game
Let’s hope he shows some form 😀


It seems from news being reported in the Evening Chronicle today, that David Bentley of Spurs wanted Newcastle  to put in his contract that he must play  every game at the club.

David Bentley is now likely to join Birmingham City on loan,  having had that clause agreed to by Birmingham manager Alex McLeish, and City are also prepared to shell out over £70K per week to meet his wage demands.

To cut to the chase, David just isn’t worth that money, and any club who puts that clause into his contract is not managing the player – the player is managing them.

What happens if David is hopeless at Birmingham – he hasn’t looked too sharp at Tottenham for a while now – do they substitute him after 10 minutes – or is that not allowed in his contract either?

The former Arsenal and Blackburn player was due to have a medical today at Birmingham, as we reported earlier today.

You talk about giving today’s players too much power – but this is ridiculous.

We have to think that Tottenham will have some trouble moving both Robbie Keane and David Bentley out of the club permanently, since they will in no way recuperate the £12M and £18M they paid for the players respectively.

Unless Manchester  City are interested of course – they seem always willing to overpay for players, and to think David could have doubled his wages there too. 😀

Keane also wants to stay in London, because when he was at Glasgow Celtic on loan a year ago, he still resided in London to be with his family and so did some massive traveling between Glasgow and London.

That’s probably why it seems that West Ham will be the club to get him on loan for the rest of the season, and he’ll be a good acquisition for West Ham, to be sure.

But Newcastle will not be interested in Bentley – he hasn’t got the right attitude for players we want at the Newcastle – players who are willing to fight to wear the jersey and are not guaranteed anything.

We are sick of prima donnas from our relegation season.

That’s one reason Newcastle were relegated two years ago – we had too many of them in the team – and when the going got tough – they simply disappeared.

They couldn’t be bothered.

Comments welcome.



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83 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    I don’t believe this. Every player knows that while they’d like to play every game, they simply can’t – I doubt any player is as arrogant to think that they could do this without damaging themselves in the long term.

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  • Stuart

    Jan 8, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Dodged a bullet there like.

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 8, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    I think you’re being very harsh to Bentley with regards to his attitude. He was the best right winger in the prem three years ago and he’s still young.

    He would have been great for us. He would have provided so many goals for Carroll. It would have been similar to the Shearer Solano partnership.

    And if you want good players in todays market, you have to pay big wages.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 8, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Whats Larsson current wages?

    After reading this article, larsson would be a better type of player for our team.

    how bout dos santos? loan him as a backup for jonas?

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  • Stuart

    Jan 8, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah, but if its true that clause does exsist in his contract, its ridiculous.

    Like Ed said, what if he came and played absolutely awful? Would we still have been forced to start him every game, then waste a sub to get rid of him?

    We can all agree he was great for Blackburn 3 years ago, but he hasnt really done much but warm the bench for the last 2.

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #6

    @Stuart: Of course if it is true then it’s ridiculous and the lad needs a reality check.

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  • colwell

    Jan 8, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    max gradel just won a pen at arsenal!

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  • munch27

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #8

    colwell i’m watching the game gradel is a must buy.

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  • colwell

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Brutoon if we could bring Gio in who is available on loan I think he`d get in over Jonas.

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  • colwell

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Munch27 I agree reminds me of a younger SWP!

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #11

    He’s been on the bench for the past two years because of Lennon’s form. Lennon would play ahead of most right wingers in the prem.

    I would like us to try and sign Shawn Wright-Phillips instead on Larsson now.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Larsson – will do OK, definitely better than Routledge. Barton back to the centre.

    SWP – this guy will constantly provide 50-60 crosses in one match for carroll.

    BOTH better than Routledge
    BOTH available on loan
    BOTH can cross

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  • munch27

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Imagine this attacking line up

    Carroll
    Gradel Jonas

    HBA

    Tiote Barton

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Here lads i did’nt know nile ranger had a pic on his twitter of himself holding a sign saying @nilepowerranger just proving this is my official twitter 🙂 😉

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  • nufc4lyf

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #15

    what a stupid clause im well glad we didnt agree to this! i want people fighting to wear our shirt and to wear it with pride!

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  • MykToonFan

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Have to agree about Bentley – even before this supposed clause was revealed, I wasn’t a fan of his attitude.

    The lad has never been one for trying hard. He bottles it when the going gets tough, and he gets himself into trouble.

    Gradel would be a good signing. I’d still take Taarabt ahead of him though if we were willing to splash a bit of cash.

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Leon best might not turn out to be the player we expect him to be…west ham had a poor poor day and it could be a one off??

    still think we could do with a proven epl striker

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Im liking Gradel in the leeds match on ITV he covers the defense good for a winger and has some nice feet won the pen, hopefully alan is watching this.

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Arsenal going out lol

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #20

    @kevymartins: Enrique also posted a picture of Nile on his plixi sporting his new boxers and mentioned @nilepowerranger lol

    Best has great positioning and decent finishing. He’ll knock a few more in this season, I’m sure.

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Yea i hope so thump…He is also what i would call a crazyrunner..His runs of the ball are great

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Leeds are having a great game, like. Looks like they might be the giant killer.

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #23

    vela on…watch him hes quality

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  • colwell

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Smithe for Gradel please!

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  • The Entertainers

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Very talented player, international class on his day. He’s just too inconsistent and believe his personality would rock the boat. Yes we have temperamental players here! But they r kept in check by some ofnthe older players. Don’t need him with Barton at the moment and not worth the risk. Despite his obvious talent!

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  • colwell

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Arshavin is having a nghtmare

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #27

    penalty lol this is a very intresting game

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #28

    oooh w8 the line’s man changed it to offside

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #29

    1-1

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  • colwell

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Walcott is awsum!

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  • munch27

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #31

    Lucky lucky arsenal

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Unlucky Leeds 🙁

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #33

    C’mon Leeds!!! lol What a SAVE!!!!!!

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #34

    I never understood why Man city got rid of Schmeichel, I always rated him.

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #35

    He’s a smashing keeper like.

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  • AussieToon

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Algerian media sites are saying deal agreed by us for Karim Ziani – 2.8 million Euros. From Twitter, so not the most reliable but nonetheless a source.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #37

    GET GRADEL NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Give them smith, routledge and cash, this kid could be massive.

    If that’s true about Bentley it absolutely sums the guy up. The poor lamb was too tired to play for England, what a jerk.

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  • Dan

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #38

    gradel did ok but i dont know he looks quite light weight and not rly that quick did well to win the peno but after that hmmm tracked in defense well cant say 2 much 4 his attacking abilities well i wasnt very uninthused rly to say the least by him sanchez watt looked more livly 4 me lol
    larsonn id like him alot good crosser and can wip in a good dead ball so him and barton giving the supply to carrol we cant go wrong with that!!

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Dan even if we got larsson he aint gona get on infront of barton/jonas/benarfa so whats the point?

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  • liquid ice

    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Adel Taarabt left out of a full strength QPR team to play Blackburn, reckon he could be coming if rumors are true?

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