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.