Posts Tagged ‘Bent’

Benty’s Gone

August 3, 2009

It looks like he is on his way to Sunderland via Newscastle! Several forums and blogs online have a pic of his boarding pass (below) and pics of him at the airport. Again, I am not sure how valid these are but it makes for some good blogging 😉


Twitter-dee or Twitter-dumb

August 1, 2009

What was Darren Bent thinking? As a professional footballer, you have to be careful of what you say and do… your every move is watched by others. When I first heard that Bent’s Twitter account had some derogatory comments towards the Tottenham board for delaying his move to Sunderland, I was shocked. I have seen fake accounts set up by people taking the piss. This time, however, it was all true.

He told them to “stop f###ing around”; that he was “seriously getting pissed off now!” He then wrote: “Do I wanna go Hull City NO. Do I wanna go Stoke NO do I wanna go Sunderland YES so stop f###ing around, Levy. Sunderland are not the problem in the slightest.” – His grammatical errors according to quotes I found online; not mine 🙂

Wow, glad we paid a lot of money for this fool! I understand his frustration, who knows what I would do in his position. But at the end of the day, he has kids looking up to him, he has fans that support him and at the same time – as one friend wisely mentioned – he is our player. We have the right to use him as a negotiation tool whether he likes it or not.

Bent’s come clean since posting a public apology on the Spurs official site. Apparently, he will be fined £80,000 for this mess up. Twitter-Dumb if you ask me!

UPDATE: Turns out the fine is £120,000 – ouch!

Bent Terminology

July 29, 2009

Supposedly today, Wednesday, is the day Bent will be taking his medical at Sunderland.

I would like to mention that I liked Bent as a player but I always felt he was missing “oomph“. I mean, I was definitely a bandwagon fan – loved him when he scored and loathed him when he missed. The problem with Bent is simple: he scored 20 goals last season. Great accomplishment right? Yet I didn’t really care! Why you ask? It’s the way he performs on the pitch; his game is way too lazy for me. Even the way he poaches goals… always lacking flair.

So I thought I should look up “flair” in the dictionary to see if I define it differently than others and I stumbled onto something very interesting. Ready?

The definition is as follows: “a natural talent, aptitude, or ability; bent; knack: a flair for writing rhymes.”

What’s this??? His name is in the actual definition of the word?

Then I scrolled down to the synonyms listing and guess what word I found: “Synonyms: chic, dash, panache, verve; oomph, pizazz.”

Oomph! The very quality I have been searching for in a forward. Too bad I found it in an online dictionary and never in Bent. Best of luck to him wherever he ends up.

He’s Back

July 28, 2009

The club has officially announced that Peter Crouch is coming back to Spurs. The fee is undisclosed as of yet but it is assumed that it would be anywhere between 10 to 12 million pounds. I am excited at this point because I at least now know that he is on board and has time to gel with the other players. So does this mean that Bent is finally off to Sunderland? I think so.