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Bentley says sorry

Rovers winger David Bentley had apologised for the way in which he left Blackburn Rovers at the end of his first spell at the club.

The former England midfielder announced back in 2008 that he was looking to move on from his spell at Ewood Park to pursue a life at a more high profile club, very publicly whilst sat in a bar he owns in the South of Spain.

That public declaration left a bitter taste in the mouth of many Rovers fans who viewed it as disrespectful, but upon his return the player has admitted that he regrets the way in which he conducted himself.

Bentley told the Lancashire Telegraph - "I apologise to the Blackburn fans for the way I left and went about it all. I was young and na´ve and maybe those decisions I made were the wrong decisions.

"I apologise because I loved being here and I thank the club for all they did for me, hopefully I can repay them now.

"I was a young man and made a mistake in moving. It was a decision I wanted at the time.

"You can`t act like that. I am not PR driven, I don`t have anyone looking after me telling me what to say, and I made mistakes along the way.

"When I finish I will able to say I did it my way. I would rather that than just spoon feed people lies.

"What you see is what you get and people don`t like that. Some would rather me show an image of being the perfect man but that isn`t the case."

End of the matter?




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 19 2013

Time: 9:49AM

Your Comments

didn't have to say this. Good effort to take an initiative and sort things out. Hope his crosses are equally good too!
the calm thinker
wonder if he will now apologise for taking the ***** out of Spurs for the last four years...
oxfordspur
looks like a guy who has grown up! Can never understand why he hasn't really been able to push on, looked brilliant then whoosh, 'gone'.
The Fear
He wasted 4 years of his career thinking he could cut it with the big boys but when he wasn't centre of attention he faded never had the confidence to push on as good players do. Hopefully he has found his level with Blackburn where he can be pampered and told how brilliant he is every day
hotspur65
Hope he finds his old form for Blackburn and helps them in their push for promotion.
spurboy61
Well we got 17m off the yids and eventually got our player back for free, can`t complain about that. The lad seems to have matured and I think realises he is running out of options, if it takes a step down into the championship to make a fresh start so be it, I have a feeling this can only be good for our club.
rhodie110961
Rhodie you might have got 17m for Bentley but now uncle jack has gone and his money and you are being run by a bunch of chicken farmers who have no clue about running a football club. Looks like you will be feeding off scraps for the long term future. Bentley couldn't hack big time football so he will fit back in perfectly
hotspur65
hotspur nice to see spurs fans still able to get involved in issues that are nothin to do with them and try drag down a club whose had a rough 2 years at no fault of the fans.See you in the fa cup quarters....OH WAIT NO WE WON'T!!!
dunn8
hotspur65 - Your comments are totally uncalled for. You're a phucking disgrace to all decent spurs fans, what have Blackburn Rovers ever done to you? ***** off and grow up, idiot. Good luck BR, hope Bentley does well for you.
Hot_Spur
was about to give back something to hs65 - but Hot_Spur sorted it out :) - amazing how a few idiot fans drag down the name of their whole club down with them ...
the calm thinker
To be fair we did get a fair amount of dosh for him, and in terms of a career move, you cant blame him for taking the opportunity. It was always the manner in which he left. He has apologised, hopefully he now returns to some of his best football. Welcome back son
Sasman!
@hotspur65, you a pillock mate. Bentley could not because of fans like you that turn on a player when things go bad or they have an 'off' few games. Form is temp and class is perm as the saying goes and David is class just needs some inspiration!! And im sorry 'level with Blackburn, hope he finds his place'. That is the funniest comment I have seen in a long time. Rovers may have had their fall and we have been punching above out weight for a long time but Spurs have not always been the big boys they are today. Fair play Hot_Spur least you have sorted him out, but un-called for the other guy!!
rover90
Matured? This is not maturity, it's the opposite. He should equally apologise to Spurs club and fans for being such a dreadful buy!
michael.thfc
Some nice comments from the Spurs guys here - thank you it means a lot (once obvious exception - 65 you moron). Hopefully by returning to somewhere he feels comfortable he can refocus. He's a nice guy deep down but suffered from believing his own hype.
Mikey Delap
 

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