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Benni Agrees New Contract

Benni Agrees New Contract

Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy has agreed a new contract to stay at Ewood Park until 2011. Nothing official has been confirmed, but these are the reports emanating from Skysports.com

The South African International hasn't had anywhere near the impact on Rovers' season this term as he did in the last (when he bagged 24 goals) but he has still managed double figures in a season when he has struggled more often than not. However, he has started shown signs of being the McCarthy that we want to see in the past few months.

Personally I believe that tying him down to a long-term contract is a VERY GOOD thing, he might have been indifferent this season but his quality has been proven over the years and you DON'T become a bad player overnight. Hopefully with this contract sorted out (all that is needed is the formality of a fresh work permit being successfully granted) we can now see the McCarthy that we all know and love.

Signing a contract until 2011 is a BIG commitment (which will hopefully be officially confirmed soon?!?!), but it shows the commitment that he (and hopefully others) are willing to make to Rovers, as he can see that Mark Hughes is moulding a squad into something that is capable of going places.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Friday April 11 2008
Time: 10:00AM

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This IS (when fully officially confirmed) a good thing dudes (but I think I've made this obvious though lol!!!)
Hughes Da Man
11/04/2008 10:03:00
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40k a wk though....wow lol
sasman
11/04/2008 11:24:00
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Its does sound good and apparently he had a £5.7 million release clause in his contract, if this is true then its good we've tied him down to a new contract because in the current climate of football transfers that woudn't buy us anywhere near a player of his class (when he is on form of course)
Big Man up Front
11/04/2008 12:53:00
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I hope it be for good... I mean; he didn't help much the whole season; so he'd better pay of on next one
diegoveron
11/04/2008 13:30:00
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I think this could be a bad move. He has been poor for the best part of this season and rewarding him is not justified. I would not be surprised if he carries on his poor form while milking Rovers for the next 4 years, by which time he'll be 34 (I believe). BTW, heard anything about this Manure player - Lampkin - one site suggested that Hughesy is lining him up.
Wellsy
11/04/2008 16:02:00
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Good news for you!
Fan of Blues
11/04/2008 17:35:00
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This should clear any doubts in Benni's mind. I think he will be lucky to dislodge JRob this season but next season hopefully we will reap the dividends coz as HDM said.. you dont become a bad player overnight.
MikeyGamst
12/04/2008 07:56:00
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Yeah, I'm pleased first of all but surprised at the length of the contract. I just hope he repays us and starts scoring again. I think he will start against Liverpool so I hope he continues his good scoring record against them!
roversman
12/04/2008 10:02:00
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