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Bounty Set for Benni Mc?

Bounty Set for Benni Mc?

First of all. Let me get the report out of the way.

Today's press is reporting that Big Sam Allardyce has placed a 3.5 Million Pound transfer fee on South African International Benedict McCarthy. The 31 year old is apparently unhappy with the lack of appearances as he aims to make a return to the National team in time for the World Cup.

Allardyce is quoted saying

"At his age I`d understand if he wants to play first-team football. At the moment, he can`t get it here"

This is bound to cause a stir with the Ewood faithful, with many still remembering Benni's 20 Plus goal season at Ewood, and the talent he has infront of goal. Sam continues....

"There is a price to be met if someone wants to buy Benni McCarthy. But we would have to have a replacement for him to allow it to develop "


Another replacement? Hmmm, whats Kalinic doing then? We lose Benni, we then have Jason Roberts, Franco Di Santo (til January), Nikola Kalinic, David Hoillet.....all bar Jason Roberts have any premiership experience.

What proven striker can we sign for 3.5 million pounds in this time and era.....

Not Happy Sam!

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Writer:Sasman!
Date:Wednesday November 4 2009
Time: 7:02AM

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Well I'm assuming Benni will only be sold in January, which will mean we don't have Di Santo anymore, so it'll be only Kalinic and Roberts (Hoilett isn't a Big Sam type of striker) so a replacement would be needed. Heskey is looking more and more likely.
African Rover
04/11/2009 07:33:00
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Well I'm assuming Benni will only be sold in January, which will mean we don't have Di Santo anymore, so it'll be only Kalinic and Roberts (Hoilett isn't a Big Sam type of striker) so a replacement would be needed. Heskey is looking more and more likely. Or Ellington :-(
African Rover
04/11/2009 07:33:00
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lol ellington and heskey.....darn we would struggle.....Im thinking a move for Alan Smith might be on the cards! But NO! Benni will stay...surely....hopefully?
sasman
04/11/2009 07:38:00
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I think the price set (if its true) is fair. But Sam is right in saying that we need a replacement first. Smith is a midfielder now, Ellington is not good enough, Heskey is a possibility but not a direct goal scoring replacement. So who is? Simeon Jackson of Gillingham is a good shout as he scores for fun in League One, is a big guy and strong. Apart from that - going abroad will likely be considered.
Mikey Delap
04/11/2009 09:03:00
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Benni wasn't happy last season either when he wasn't playing - if he was showing signs of a 20+ goal season, BSA would select him. If it's time to move on then so be it but I think that a direct replacement will cost more than £3.5m - could this mean the sale of another player? Maybe it's time to realise some value from him while he still commands a transfe fee?
YORK ROVER
04/11/2009 09:15:00
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As if the Walker Trusties would give us the whole £3.5 million back as well. More likely we would get something like £2 million back. No doubt we will sell Benni for £3.5 million, get about £2 million back from the Trusties, and Sam will moan about not being able to sign anyone half decent for the money he has. It will run right up till the end of the transfer window, and we will end up signing some lump like Nathan Ellington! NOT HAPPY
Tombo1984
04/11/2009 12:15:00
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...or we lose DiSanto in January (if Chelsea recall him) then Benni gets to play up front! Problem solved?
FreidelNo.1
04/11/2009 14:05:00
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...or we lose DiSanto in January (if Chelsea recall him) then Benni gets to play up front! Problem solved?
FreidelNo.1
04/11/2009 14:05:00
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...or we lose DiSanto in January (if Chelsea recall him) then Benni gets to play up front! Problem solved?
FreidelNo.1
04/11/2009 14:05:00
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If we really get 3,5 million pounds for Benni, we should pay Real Madrid 250 000 pounds for Ruud Van N and put the rest of the money in his pocket for 1 year deal :P It has to be something like that. I don´t think I want anymore players that need two seasons to get fit for PL. Then they will have experience in Championship league aswell. We have to buy something solid. And don´t say that Heskey is the man, he´s not. Then we should buy Marcus Pedersen instead.
lazyfrog
04/11/2009 15:03:00
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