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Benni virtually seals Rovers exit

Benni virtually seals Rovers exit

Benni McCarthy seems to have virtually ended his Rovers career with an outburst which is basically a public verbal transfer request.

Benni feels he is being singled out unfairly by Rovers boss Sam Allardyce and has stated he hopes the club will let him move on.

McCarthy unleashed somewhat of a tirade at the Daily Mail by saying - 'Enough's enough, I feel I've been stepped on too much and it's best I go,'

'I feel I'm being singled out unfairly. I wasn't any worse than the other lads, yet I'm the only one on duty from that game (against Sunderland) being asked to come in at 7am.

'Yes, I admit I've had issues with hitting the weight targets the manager has set and that's my fault, but I put 100 per cent in on the pitch and always try my hardest. It seems I'm being punished more than others.'

Benni has further rocked the boat by clarifiying he would like to stay in England and pressing Rovers to let him leave.

The 32-year-old striker continued - 'I'd like to stay in the England. This is a great league.

'I'm just unhappy with my situation and need to feel wanted again. I'm not getting any younger but I know I can still make an impact.

'This is a very big year for me. To come from South Africa and have the chance to play for my country in the World Cup is massive.

'I can't risk that by playing the odd game here and there for Blackburn. I need to play and I hope they will allow me to fulfil that dream.

'They got me for next to nothing and they've had a good return with more than 50 goals in about 130 games.

'Hopefully they won't ask an unreasonable fee and let me go when the window opens.'

I know a certain large, Walrus lookalike that won't like this one bit.... (hint : his nickname ryhmes with 'Wig Wam')

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday December 30 2009
Time: 8:55AM


Its all over surely now?
Mikey Delap
30/12/2009 08:58:00
Paves the way for Beattie? Sad loss though.
30/12/2009 09:40:00
I honestly dont blame him, he deserves to be starting every game, he is Benni McCarthy, and knows how to find the net. Dissapointing big Sam, first Derbyshire, now Benni McCarthy....if you dont play the Big Sam way, your shown the door.....Not happy
30/12/2009 10:28:00
'Yes, I admit I've had issues with hitting the weight targets the manager has set and that's my fault, but I put 100 per cent in on the pitch and always try my hardest. It seems I'm being punished more than others.' It's not a punishment, it's your job!! You've been set targets in terms of fitness and you're not hitting them, if doing extra training is not then answer then how do you think your going to meet those targets? I have no sympathy for someone being paid a hell of a lot of money complaining because he's having to do more work than he wants to.
30/12/2009 11:56:00
I've read an article on skysports claiming that the blackburn fans booed benni off the field against the red geordies. I was at the game and the fans were clearly booing the decision to substitute our greatest attacking threat. I think it's pathetic that the media and journalists twist these things to simply cause trouble!
30/12/2009 12:14:00
media are shocking mate! i watched it on cable, and the commentators at least got it right, saying the fans are booing Sam Allardyce for taking Benni off
30/12/2009 12:54:00
Just shows how the media can twist stories out of their meaning!
30/12/2009 14:04:00
Don't blame him one bit for leaving. The sooner we get rid of Allardyce the better as far as I am concerned. I am now beginning to understand why the geordies got rid of him. Frankly I'd rather go the geordie way, go down a division and start playing decent football again instead of having to watch the rot that Big Sam serves up. We showed against Chelsea, that we have a decent team if we are allowed to play, but hit and hoof doesn't suit any of our players, and especially not Benni. Good luck to him wherever he ends up. I'm sure he'll score goals when he's given a chance.
30/12/2009 14:39:00
i really hope they can resolve the difference, that may be very naive of me. we clearly cannot afford to lose the most talented player on the team. imagine playing without benni mac the last couple games...
30/12/2009 16:15:00
we need benni. hes by far our best player at the moment, if big sam sells him i dont think it will be too long before we call for sam to be sacked.
30/12/2009 18:05:00
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