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Benni McCarthy......the other side........

Benni McCarthy......the other side........

First of, let me make something clear. This is not a we are right and you are wrong article. Everybody has their opinion, I am just going in to bat for Team Benni.....

As our dear friend Mr Delap has pointed out, Benni McCarthy has skipped two days of training, infuriating Mr Sam Allardyce. Unprofessional, very...... However, do you blame the lad?

Signed for 3.5 Million pounds, Benni McCarthy proved to be an instant success, slotting in 24 goals in his first season in the English Premier League, guiding Blackburn into European football under the guidance of Mark Hughes. Benni was the star, and deservedly so. However, even then, his work ethic was always questioned, but, the goals flowed in.

Seasons followed, 11 and 14 goals, including several vital goals to ensure Blackburn's English Premier League Safety. Whilst not the preferred striker under Paul Ince, and initially Sam Allardyce, Benni became the impact man. However, his work ethic and weight became an issue. Until the Benni McCarthy and Jason Roberts partnership was reformed, late 2008/09 Premier League Season. The two linked up, and scored vital goals, keeping Blackburn in the EPL.

Where am I going with this.....

All we hear about is Benni is overweight, and his work ethic sucks. Well you know what, Benni's work ethic always has sucked. However, now, he is being made a scape goat. Why? Because we cant sack Sam and his backroom staff. Every other club in the Premier League, heck, the world, will sack the manager when things go wrong. But, we will get rid of our main man up front, simply because he does not fit Sam's style of play.

Sam's style of play.....what a load of turd.... The players hate it, the fans hate it, and now, since the cloud of the Carling Cup is now lifted, by the time the owners hate it, it might just be too late.

Blackburn Rovers Football Club gave Benni McCarthy the opportunity to play in the English Premier League. Benni McCarthy has played in the English Premier League, delivering over 60 Premier League goals in 4 seasons, and owes absolutely nothing to the club. Over the last 2 seasons, he has been treated horribly, and the team that does sign Benni McCarthy, well, its there gain and our loss.

BRFC have made a big mistake here, a big mistake......

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

Date:Tuesday January 26 2010
Time: 1:47PM


grrrr, now thats off my chest! lol
26/01/2010 14:03:00
Sorry Sas but I completely disagree. The man is a paid professional ad as such he is paid to achieve certain targets with respect to fitness, his weight being a component of that. He has openly admitted he hasn't done the work to get his weight down but says that if Sam plays him he will. Thats just backwards, he must prove to Sam that he can do the work in training. We all put up with Bennis attitude because he scored a lot of goals but now he isnt (1 goal from over 10 league appearances this season) so we are asking for him to work harder to make up for the lack of goals or in the hope that the goals will flow again. With regards to him being treated poorly, after Rovers revived his career he wanted to go to Chelsea and if memory serves correctly even West Ham back then ie anywhere but Rovers. He didn't get his move so sulked and now he is not getting his way again and has thrown his toys out of the pram and is trying to bully this club into a sale. With regards to tactics the manager pciks his tactics and then plays the players that best suit that system, granted it hasn't been pretty at times but Sam has had to clean the mess of Ince and revamp the squad with very little cash and any cash he has had has been raised through selling our best players. Hughes wanted to leave a while before he did because he saw what was coming and inmy mind he just didn't fancy the job. All in all I think Benni can go *****e for it if he thinks I'm on his side, the man owes a lot to Rovers and his behaviour in recent weeks both on and off the pitch have been terrible and this is not the first time he has acted the****.
26/01/2010 14:18:00
What about Sams targets? What about actually playing football? Lack of goals? mate, he has either been playing up front on his own, or making 10 minute cameo appearances. A player needs a run of games, and Benni has not been given that. No matter what Benni did on the field, he doesnt fit Sams disgraceful style of football. Such a shame......agree to disagree? lol
26/01/2010 14:21:00
and its just as big a mess of Sams as it was Inces.....Sam signed the deals to allow Warnock, Roque, Derbyshire and Tugay to leave (i feel like im missing someone)......what do all 4 have in common.....they can actually play football....but thats another story, back to benni lol
26/01/2010 14:24:00
I agree with Durks, Benni had problems with fitness, and didnt sort them out, and still hasnt. He should work his ass off until he has. If he doesnt, then he cant expect to play if he is deemed unfit. Get rid of him now, hes 32 fat and lazy and hes not actually all that good anymore... he just looks good playing alongside players like Keith Andrews and Jason Roberts..
26/01/2010 14:32:00
Roque was going reagrdless of manager, Derbyshire was going stale and IMO had to go while we probably should have held out for more cash with Warnock he seemed anothe rwho wanted to go with al the rumours around him. Tugay left at the right time, I feared at the time if he was allowed continue he may have tarnished his reputation. But what has benni done on the field Sas? in my mind just been a lazy ***** for the most part, bar the game against Fulham. And how many chances have our strikers missed? That can't be Sams fault i remember Benni missing some sitters this season from two yards out. On the forums Mikey made a good point about Benni falling out with managers at South africa, Celta Vigo, Porto and now Rovers- common denominator is Benni he clearly has an attitude problem. We might put up with it if he scored goals but as I said one goal in the league just isnt good enough. I think he has had enough game time to make an impact alas he hasnt and is bullying the club into selling him. I think we will just agree to disagree Sas
26/01/2010 14:38:00
I wrote a massive post then deleted it. Let's agree to disagree on this one haha. Our most technically gifted player - yes. Given a run of 10 games might he start getting back in form - possibly, who knows. Having said that I'd rather sell him than have him here the rest of the season crying onto the piles of cash he earns.
26/01/2010 14:41:00
We pay the man the best wage at the club so the least he is expected to do is turn up for training! I appreciate your point Sas mate but I disagree!!! sorry dude.
Mikey Delap
26/01/2010 15:40:00
Benny the Belly has been wanting away from the club ever since his first season, after trying to engineer himself a move to Chelsea. It's a bit late in the transfer window for this, but that's the way it works unfortunately.
26/01/2010 16:13:00
I agree and disagree with a lot of the comments. I think Benni is nowhere near the player we had 3 seasons ago - that is for sure, however, he is still the best finisher we have at the club (was 2nd to Derbs) and probably still our best striker!! The main issue is match fitness - how a striker (any of them) can get "match-fit" when one week they are in the team, the other they are out is beyond me! I think Benni now has to go - soon! And I hope to god we get an adequate replacement!!
26/01/2010 16:13:00
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