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David Bentley To Have Medical At Birmingham

There was new from Sky Sports late last night that David Bentley will be having a medical at Birmingham over the weekend.

David Bentley – having medical at Birmingham?

That’s all the news report said and nothing much extra, but they made a big deal about it – like it was an exclusive and all that silly stuff.

But if it’s true it hopefully it is potentially good news for Newcastle United.

That’s because presumably Bentley would be a replacement on the right wing for Sebastian Larsson, who Newcastle are reported to have already bid a £1.5M fee for.

Unfortunately, no new news yesterday on the Larsson front, other then Sunderland were also interested in the Swedish winger – but when were Sunderland not interested in a Newcastle target? 😀

If Newcastle are close to signing Larsson, they wouldn’t want him cup tied at Milwall today, so we’ll look for him not to be playing this afternoon.

We have to assume no news is good news, because there’s little doubt it would be a great deal for Newcastle United to get a player of Seb’s class for just £1.5M.

Ben Arfa and Larsson for £6.5M,  when Man City pay out £27M for Bosnian striker Edin Dzebo?    FC Wolfsburg must be laughing all the way to the bank.

And we see the Daily Mirror are after Andy Carroll again – saying that he injured his thigh in a drunken brawl late last year – when will it ever end?

And maybe that’s why Alan Pardew sent Andy away for a week to Dubai.

Carroll must be a really good player in England,  otherwise the Daily Mirror and the gossip press in general wouldn’t be trying so hard to pull him down.

Why do they always do that in England – is selling papers really that important?

After all they lost England the World Cup in 2018 – but we notice that’s not mentioned too much these days in the gossip press – but it was the sad truth.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 8, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Where do the mirror come up with this tripe?

    The media in this country are to$$ers. They love trying to knock down Englands current/future prospects/stars.

  • McGroin

    Jan 8, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Didn’t he have one yesterday …..?

  • McGroin

    Jan 8, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #3

    David Bentley has completed his loan move to Birmingham City,While Birmingham City have accepted a Bid from Newcastle United for Seb Larsson reportedly for 1.5 Million. Mr.Pardew is hopefully about the deal will be done before the Sevenage game.If the deal is done,Seb Larsson will not be cleared for the Sevenage game and If to wait for his debut against Sunderland next week.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Dont mind either larsson or bentley 🙂

  • Spiderman92

    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Hopefully Larsson does sign today , would also like another striker.. (Vela on loan) and cover for lb and we’re sorted!

  • arcarius

    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6


    I think Vela or Dos Santos will do a fine job on loan, can double up as wingers or strikers when needed

    But dont think their respective club will be willing to let them go, at least not towards us 😮

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    No players arrived in newcaatle! V.slow

  • McGroin

    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Craig,I got feeling that Seb will sign during or after the game.

  • Spiderman92

    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #9


    I would love Vela , iv’e always rated him he’s just never had decent run of games at Arsenal. Arsene has said he’s willing to let him go on loan to the team that offers him the most football so ”if” we put an offer in i think we’d have a decent shot at him!

    off topic , team for today

    Perch Williamson Colo Jose
    Routledge Smith Vuckic Ferguson

  • geoff777

    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    Ed started the Seb Larsson £1.5 million bid being accepted by B’ham rumour yesterday.

    A vague report by SkySports said Newcastle were thought to be interested …

    People are just making stories up …

  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Jan 8, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Ed, have you seen any Bundesliga matches in recent years? Dzeko is immense!

    Big, strong and technically gifted, and not just that crouch -type way.

    He’ll be a success. And worth 27m

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 8, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Well hope so but so far no1 expected to arrive today!

  • Stuart

    Jan 8, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #13


    Ed did not start the rumour that the bid was accepted. The whole point of Ed’s blog is that he picks up on news stories and puts them on the blog.

    The Mirror and The Sun were reporting that the bid had been accepted first, thats where Ed got the rumour himself I’m guessing.


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