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Benni misses out on South Africa Squad

Ex-Rovers striker Benni McCarthy has failed with his season long aim to make the South Africa squad for the World Cup in his home country.

Benni kicked up a fuss to move to West Ham in January due to his falling out with manager Sam Allardyce and to improve the chances of him getting more games to prove his worth to the national side.

But instead, it has all gone wrong.

Since the turn of the year, Benni has bagged an absolutely tremendous 0 goals and has been benched a fair bit as well with a run of niggly injuries.

Complaints of him, being shall we say 'heavy' have continued in East London even if the talent is still there.

Unlucky Benedict.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 1 2010

Time: 10:17AM

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This is not meant to sound like a total gloat but it is difficult not to raise a small smile.
Mikey Delap
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01/06/2010 10:19:00

Sorry to team Benni, and Benni himself, but i actually let out a little HA when I read the headline!!!
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01/06/2010 11:25:00

What a shame. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! Sorry fatty & thanks for the money West Ham :D
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01/06/2010 12:00:00

Cut him some slack aye, the lad has been injured for the past 4 months!
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01/06/2010 12:15:00

Massive blow to the credability of Team-Benni! :-) Other ex-Rovers... Warnock seems to be in, Mokeona makes 100 caps for South Africa, Emerton fit again.
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01/06/2010 14:11:00

In all seriousness, I was a little sad for Benni
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01/06/2010 14:12:00

team benni shall live on! some people just dont know a player when they see one!
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01/06/2010 14:13:00

he is a hack of a player but he did this to himself.
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01/06/2010 15:52:00

One of the prems biggest under achievers. Started so well in his first season, a real poacher. He's got talent and a real eye for Goal. Shame he enjoyed the hotpots a little too much.
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01/06/2010 17:30:00

Maybe this will be the wake up call he will need for next season? He is a talented lad, with charisma and cracking movement. But a clear attitue problem has held him back. You can be Pele for all I care but if you don't have the attitude to go with it then you get nowhere.
Mikey Delap
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02/06/2010 09:04:00


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