Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Time to terminate Darren Bent

Yesterday I read some quotes from Darren Bent about how Harry should play his strongest side possible in the UEFA Cup and that the benefit to the team would be to aim to carry the (hopefully) winning momentum into the next league game. That’s all well and good Dazza, but we've already had plenty of opportunity to carry forward the momentum in important league games and have got nowhere, so there’s no logic to the suggestion, based on the inconsistency of our players and their failure to put a decent run together. We never win when we should be forcing the issue.

Bent has been very vocal in the past week or so and according to Setanta Sports is back at it again today in what looks like a reprise of his comments from last week:


“I’ve got a point to prove in that I want to show the gaffer what I can do and I want to be starting games. At the same time, I don’t think I’ve got anything to prove because I’ve scored goals this season. If I hadn’t done then I would – but I’m the top goal scorer at this football club so I feel like I can just go out there and relax. I don’t feel the pressure at all, I just go out there and enjoy it” - Darren Bent (allegedly)


For the time being I’m going to assume this is a direct quote from the mouth of Darren Bent and not a representative or an overly creative and bored journalist mish-mashing a mis-quote alphabet soup together. Until the player states he has been misquoted I’m going to assume the above quote is word-for-word what Darren believes and stated.

So, let’s break down his statement of intent.

Dazza has a point to prove to the gaffer, but hold onto ya hats, no he doesn’t because he’s scored a few goals this season and if he hadn’t he would have a point to prove which is what he said in the first place regardless of scoring those goals but he’s top goal scorer at Spurs so he can contradict himself as many times as he wishes.

That’s set that straight then.

And because he’s top 'club' goal scorer (worth mentioning again) he can take the field of play and relax. That’s right, Dazza feels no pressure at all. Because he has nothing to prove. It’s all just a walk in the park for the £15M poacher. He can take the field and chill out because that's just the type of player he is.

WALOB.

Firstly someone needs to take him aside and explain to him that we are in a relegation scrap. Secondly, he needs to watch extended highlights of his apologetic on the field mannerisms and rabbit in the headlights stature, all teary eyed and scared as glances motionless in the box holding onto his comfort blanket waiting for a ball to hit his shin and go in.

So you go out there and enjoy it do you Darren? Enjoy what exactly? The ambience of the stadium? The weather? Bit of fresh air and half time cup of tea? The melodic chants of the Park Lane? You’re not meant to enjoy it. There is nothing enjoyable about our dismal form and lack of consistent cutting edge as a team from one game to the next (consolation goals do not count). Not that you are to blame for it, but as an individual, you're not impressing anyone.

We are the ones who are meant to be enjoying it and when you see us doing so you can then take a slice of satisfaction from it. I don’t believe for a second that you’re half as confident as you’re making out to be, mouthing off to the press every other day. So unless you are pulling some kind of Joaquin Phoenix method acting publicity stunt and you're not really a complete messy paradox of a player you need to be doing more on the the pitch and less of the talking off it to prove your worth.

I don’t care about your goal ratio. I don't care that you are the top scorer at Spurs. It's not enough to think that minimal effort is satisfactory because minimal effort equates to 14 goals. I want to see more effort and more willingness. I want to see you develop your game. I want to see you adapt to the formation and tactics of the team. I want to see you score more goals.

But no. That's too much for you isn't it? We don't ever see any of that extra effort. All I ever see from you is ah-da-da-dah like this in the background holding your head missing a sitter. What the f*ck is it with you? What don’t you understand? You got any f*cking idea? It’s f*cking counter-productive having somebody that does nothing in front of the midfield during a game? Give me a f*cking answer! What don’t you get about your lack of effort?

Ohhhhhh, gooooood for you, you scored a couple of goals up at Bolton. I hope it was f*cking good, because it’s useless now, isn’t it?

F*cks sake man, you’re amateur. Harry, you got f*cking something to say to this dud other than comparing him to your wife? No? Well somebody should be f*cking watching and keeping an eye on him.

He doesn’t give a f*ck about what is going on around him. I’m trying to support the team here and I am going “What the f*ck does Darren Bent do exactly? What is he doing here?” Do you understand my mind is not on the game when you're out on the pitch?

Stay the f*ck away from the media. For f*cks sake.

You are trashing my club.

You mouth off one more f*cking time and I ain't going back to the Spurs Shop and spending money on merchandise if you're still playing shit. I'm f*cking serious. You're a nice guy. You're a nice guy, but that don't f*cking cut it when you're f*cking around like this on the pitch and doing nothing much and then giving it the big billy bollocks in the press.

Seriously, you and me, we’re f*cking down, professionally.

47 comments:

West Stand Bagel said...

You stop talking your medication then Spooks?

:)

Anonymous said...

Majestic.

elwehbi said...

The christian bale moment is what did it for me!

Cheers

Anonymous said...

That was hilarious. I was wondering where this article was going after the Two Part 'What does Darren Bent do exactly?' posts from the other day.

In-depth analysis is over-rated.

-Dave

Anonymous said...

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/added to bookmarks

Anonymous said...

You have taken his quote and taken it out of poportion. darren Bent has scored goals and will do if we can get our midfield sorted out and get some decent service to him. The crosses are poor and we dont play the right balls through to him. he has pace, can score with either foot and can head as well. Get off his back and as for the two goals he scored at bolton maybe they did not mean anthing in the end but at least he has showed he is sharp. The two goals he scored at city mattered and if it were not for those we would be bottom of the league. Tottenham stop the anti Bent Tirade all the time, ever since he joined no body has backed him, shame on us.

Shelf Side Warrior said...

Much prefer this Spooky, more old skool then the diplomatic stuff you've been doing recently. Keep it up solider. The war never ends.

Anonymous said...

Bent's goal ratio DOES matter. End product is the only thing that matters.


VIVA DARREN BENT!

Hazard said...

"You have taken his quote and taken it out of poportion"



Personally think he keep the quote just about right.

We're talking about Christian Bale, right?

Anonymous said...

Terminate yourself Spooky

Scottie Dog said...

'It does not matter that he has scored goals, does not matter if he is our top scorer'

WALOB
Big time, he is a striker. Strikers are meant to acore goals. And he has done. Why should he adapt? The midfield should be the ones to recognize his qualities and play to them. Darren Bent is a good striker and has done well this season.

Nathan said...

Bent scores goals. Is it enough? Probably not from the perspective of the average Spurs fan that expects a bit more from a forward player having been spoilt on the likes of Keane/Berba/Defoe/Klinsmann in the past (although we have had some awful players up front too in the past).

Bent isn't a Spurs player as far as the expectations go with what we want to see but its been said before and it will be said again - we need goals, not matter how they are scored and if he's the one grabbing them then I wont be complaining.

Anonymous said...

Scottie I think Spooky might be in agreement with you. At least that's how I read parts of the article. It's self-loathing but directed at the fans who have a go for the sake of having a go. Either that or the author is a lunatic.

Anonymous said...

I agree the midfield need to work harder. But I don't think Darren Bents movement is good enough to make the most out of it.

He has a knack of scoring though. even in his first season when he was being slated (not his fault for sitting on the bench) he still came up with the goods.

I don't know I'm undecided. He has good and has bad points.

Just don't think he'll be around come the summer so that must say something about his all round abilities.

Anonymous said...

The joke will never grow old.

Long live the joke.

G Moran said...

Anonymous said...

The joke will never grow old.

Long live the joke.

18 February 2009 14:54



Amen.

But he prefers 'Spooky'.

Hazard said...

Nathan - re: defoe

His inability to remain on-side time and time again is possibly as inept as some of Darren Bent's weakness, but we ignored that because of the goals he was scoring.

Is all this down to perception?

Anonymous said...

Bent is poor technically and has a shambles of a work ethic that fails to compensate for it.

He's a bit shit. Bit like Carlton Cole. Do you rate him just because he's in amongst the goals?

Anonymous said...

Great rant. Just great.

Anonymous said...

You know what, you make me sick Spurs fans like you, I bet you wanted Martin jol out too cos supposedly he wasn't up to the job either......LOOK AT US NOW!!!!

Get off his back, no one likes a player to mouth off to the press but he IS OUR TOP GOAL SCORER and he IS HERE FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON, so shut the f**k up and just support the damn team for gods sakes!!!
let's see how you'd feel if at your place of work you were the most productive in your team yet your boss compared you to his mrs for one miss and the bloody people who are supposed to support you do nothing but slag you off and put you down!!!

F**k me some so called Spurs fans make me f**king sick to my stomach!!!

I bet my f**king arse off if he scores the goals that beat Shaktar on thursday night you'll be cheering like mad and even more so if his goals win us the League Cup!

If it wasn't for his goals, where would we be now?!?! Rock bottom and by a good few points too you idiot!

COYS, just get behind the team and I mean the whole team including Benty!

Anonymous said...

OK Spooky this could be your momment of glory,if you look on NewsNow All sources there is a piece that offers Spurs and Man Utd fans the chance to go interactive,with a lucky few getting the chance to have there written work posted in the dressing rooms,for the Carling cup final and if anyone can motivate the players you can mate,so get your thinking head on.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... @ 18 February 2009 15:22



Calm down fella. It's ok to have a moan and a groan about a player.

Anonymous said...

All I ever see from you is ah-da-da-dah like this in the background holding your head missing a sitter. What the f*ck is it with you? What don’t you understand?




LOL

Marc Johnson said...

Why do we yids love to give our own players so much stick, He is our top goal scorer ffs, he's out scored keane and berbatov this season in which he has spent alot of time on the bench, what more can he do. He's even outscored Defoe but that means nothing to us, he is only 9 goals away from giving us the same return that Keane or Berbatov gave us in their last two seasons with us. Why don't we support our players instead of trying to bring down the confidence of players playing for our survival and another chance of cup success. We expect to much from a team that has had 2 carling cup successes in 18 years, yes we shouldn't be were we are but we as fans don't have a right to dictate where we should finish. So get behind the team and hope for a great end to this season. Coys

spooky said...

Marc Johnson?

That's not the Johnson Kid, is it?

Anonymous said...

Maybe because the players out on the pitch haven't done jack all season in the way of wanting and believing they care enough about dragging the club away from the relegation spots. Bent has been a prime example (along with Bentley) of players who don't look the part at all. Exception being that at least Bent scores. For that I'm grateful.

Graeme said...

Frankly I hope he scores a bunch of goals between now and the end of the season, gets us safe and adds 5Mil to his value and we sell him on. He's going to be a whiner and we don't need the disruption in the camp. As it is still can't see how we keep Defoe/Keane happy. Defoe must have spat his cornflakes out when he saw we brought Keane back.

Once all the cup competitions are out of the way will be interesting to see if we settle on a team and formation. We have so many cup tied players for various reasons its hard to tell what 'arry thinks his strongest team is.

Anonymous said...

well said Marc and it's funny how mr spooky never f**king answered my post earlier......and you want him to motivate the team before a cup final, this guy couldn't motovate an obese f**ker to eat in a sweet shop!!!

Marc Johnson said...

Marc Johnson?

That's not the Johnson Kid, is it?

Yes it is My friend

Oops said...

http://www.dearmrlevy.com/2008/10/biggest-game-in-our-history-how-to-lose.html


Spooky CAN motivate.

BELIEVE.

spooky said...

Anonymous said...

well said Marc and it's funny how mr spooky never f**king answered my post earlier......and you want him to motivate the team before a cup final, this guy couldn't motovate an obese f**ker to eat in a sweet shop!!!

18 February 2009 16:19



What post chief?

spooky said...

Marc Johnson said...

Marc Johnson?

That's not the Johnson Kid, is it?

Yes it is My friend

18 February 2009 16:25




YIDDO!!

spooky said...

"What post chief?"



LOL, I think I've worked it out.

Travelling home now. Happy to answer it with no expletives later.

landells said...

Setanta did misquote Bent, what he actually said was:

"I’ve got a point to prove in that I want to show Spooky what I can do..."

and after today's blog, who can blame the chap

Wal said...

Next week on SSN...

'Roman Pavlyuchenko claims his electric pace isn't being utilised properly by Redknapps tactics'... whilst Bentley does some more star jumps.

landells said...

and live on Channel 5

The Exorcism of Gareth Bale

Anonymous said...

"Ohhhhhh, gooooood for you, you scored a couple of goals up at Bolton. I hope it was f*cking good, because it’s useless now, isn’t it?"

Obviously Bent was wasting his time scoring those two goals.

YOU'RE SLAGGING HIM OFF BECAUSE HE'S SCORING GOALS!

Apparently loads of Spurs fans would prefer their strikers to play beautiful football rather than actually putting the ball in the back of the net. No wonder we're so f*cked.

The Machine said...

Spooky is just mirroring what the knee-jerks are preaching.

it's what he does.

Anonymous said...

People shouldn't take this blog so seriously. Its irreverent with a gem thrown in now and again.

spooky said...

Anonymous said...

You know what, you make me sick Spurs fans like you, I bet you wanted Martin jol out too cos supposedly he wasn't up to the job either......LOOK AT US NOW!!!!


>>>> Firsly, appreciate you took your time to Bale-ise your response. Jol's position became untenable thanks to Levy/Comolli/Kemsley. Sadly BMJ leaving was the only option he could take. The Berbatov mess behind the scenes that begun at the end of his first season and the over zealous ambitions of the board ruined it IMO.



Get off his back, no one likes a player to mouth off to the press but he IS OUR TOP GOAL SCORER and he IS HERE FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON, so shut the f**k up and just support the damn team for gods sakes!!!


>>>> Said it a few times chap that I will support and applaud him. Dramatics and blog theatrics aside, I'm simply highlighting that a player who states 'I have nothing to prove' isn't exactly thinking about the team now is he? Someone drum up that Carrick quote about a culture of failure at Spurs and players not playing of their skin to force others to do the same. Shut up and play up is what Darren should be doing. Why - as fans - should we settle for anything less than 99%?




let's see how you'd feel if at your place of work you were the most productive in your team yet your boss compared you to his mrs for one miss and the bloody people who are supposed to support you do nothing but slag you off and put you down!!!


>>>> I don't get paid £40,000 per week and play in Lilywhite. Most Spurs fans would kill to wear the shirt.




F**k me some so called Spurs fans make me f**king sick to my stomach!!!



>>>> Yep. I know what you mean.





I bet my f**king arse off if he scores the goals that beat Shaktar on thursday night you'll be cheering like mad and even more so if his goals win us the League Cup!



>>>> I'm sure he will and he'll feel justified that he has nothing to prove.





If it wasn't for his goals, where would we be now?!?! Rock bottom and by a good few points too you idiot!




>>>> If it wasn't for Ramos and his team selections and the complete and utter lack of fight and pride in our players in the opening 8 games or so, where would we be now?




COYS, just get behind the team and I mean the whole team including Benty!




>>>> I'm there with you mate.

Anonymous said...

Spot on, this Bent lad is useless if he thinks his couple of goals against useless opposition has helped at all!

We are in the relegation battle, Bent is one dimensional...

Anonymous said...

Bent should shut up, score goals and THEN mouth off.

People defending him should remember that Pompey miss. 2 pts dropped. Nothing to prove eh?

Anonymous said...

Seriously, you and me, we’re f*cking down, professionally.



hahahahahaha

breadbin said...

good effort with the Bale joke....

I think you will like this one as well from Family Guy....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSr1d-1R534

Diaz said...

Straight from the mouth of that Gareth Bale geezer.

Fucking brilliant.

Wal said...

landells said...
and live on Channel 5

The Exorcism of Gareth Bale


New series starting on Sky 1 - Didier Zokora Soccer Skills... It's kinda like the Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney ones only far more entertaining.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq3GV4eVg28

Shelly