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Berbatov or McCarthy?!?!

Berbatov or McCarthy?!?!

Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes feels that although Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov is getting praise after praise, Benni McCarthy is the real bargain buy of the season.

From the 22 goals McCarthy has scored this season (the same amount as Berbatov) 16 have come in the Premiership (five more than Berbatov) and whilst Berbatov is grabbing widespread acclaim (I'm not saying unfairly!) McCarthy hasn't gone unnoticed either and is ALSO said to be a target for MORE than one of the top four sides.

Hughes has hailed McCarthy the best striker Rovers have had since Alan Shearer, and has again reiterated that he will not be sold this summer. Hughes told the Daily Mail:

"Berbatov's had a great season although not as good as Benni's in the league. They say Berbatov is worth £30m, so you do the maths on how much Benni is worth. But he's not getting sold.

"Benni has been very gregarious, always has a smile on his face and appreciates the work others do for him.

"He has a total of goals here that hasn't been surpassed at this club since Alan Shearer. He has been exceptional and next year will be even better as he'll have the benefit of a season under his belt
."

It's not a case of who is better or worse but credit has got to be given where it is due, and from some Spurs fans in the days or so more often than not it HASN'T been given to McCarthy or Blackburn Rovers Football Club, more often than not quite the opposite with a blatant lack of respect shown.

Value for money, buy of the season between the two, Berbatov £10.9 million, McCarthy £2.5 million, again you do the maths and it's a no brainer! And before you Spurs lot say it, McCarthy is the TRUE bargain out of the two…

Dimitar Berbatov is a superb footballer (I'm not doubting this, the guy is a genius) who has had a brilliant first season in England but Benni McCarthy IS no two ways about it World-Class, and proven beyond any doubt (he has been acknowledged as such around Europe and the World for the best part of a decade). How does he suddenly become anything less "just because he plays for Blackburn Rovers?"


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Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday May 10 2007
Time: 10:20AM

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I've REALLY enjoyed watching Berbatov this season, and if he isn't already regarded as such he will soon be regarded as World-Class. I bet you Spurs lot would HATE a move to Manure to see him regarded as this, so take this into account when you try claiming McCarthy has suddenly become anything less than such now he's "only" at Ewood Park!
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 10:22:00
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McCarthy is the Bargain buy of the season without any doubt. £2.5 million IS nothing, especially for such a proven world-class talent and still one of the best. For so many of you Spurs fans to claim that he isn't just that is absolutely outrageous as how can a player regarded the World over as being just that suddenly change because he plays for Blackburn.
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 10:22:00
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all calmed down after yesterdays heated debate guys?? ill just copy n paste what i sed bout this to a similar story on vital spurs.... I rate mccarthy always have, but u cant just look at goals although overall both have over 20, look at what else berbs bring to the table, he brings other players into the game, how many assists does he get, and if u look at his portfolio of goals how impressive are they?? im not slating mccarthy because i do rate him, and yes for the 2.5m was a bargain but its strange that hughes is comparing the two perhaps he is annoyed that mccarthy isnt getting the press? well he should be grateful the press means team like chelsea and united have circled berbatov. i would also say when u watch berbatov play he is a class above i think salako mentioned him in the same breath as kaka after the charlton game and he isnt far wrong and thats in his FIRST season in english football. mccarthy is a goalscorer but has not got the all round game that berbatov posesses. ( also credit must go to jol for sticking with berbatov when he wasnt performing away from home in the league, jol letting him have this experience has enabled him to adapt far sooner)
buckers_07
10/05/2007 10:27:00
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Obviously berbatov he is a joy to watch.
anil60
10/05/2007 10:27:00
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Benni is class, there are no two ways about it. If people watched him and his whole round game they would be astounded. But thankfully for us his goal-scoring exploits speak loudly enough so we don't need to hammer on about how good he is, because for everyone who says that Dimitar is world class is automatically acknowledging the abilities of Benni. I too have enjoyed watching Dimitar this season and the way he looks so effortless in his execution of goals. But Benni is the buy of the season.
roversman
10/05/2007 10:30:00
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Agree bucker_07 Berbatov's all round game is awesome, but don't underestimate the off the field qualities Benni has brought to the Rovers table also, I would say he is a more inspirational figure than Berbatov. And Berbatov WILL get better I'm sure, but Benni can pass on his qualities, Berbatov won't as I do think you'll find it increasingly hard to retain his services long-term.
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 10:33:00
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And I don't say that looking to start a "fight!"
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 10:34:00
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I am just cofused as to why Benni's all-round game is being dismissed here. Have people not seen his clever link up play with Gamst and Bents over the season. His movement too is exceptional. He has also been a leader on and off the pitch. Still I don't want spuds fans thinking this is me claiming he is better than Dimitar, I am merely pointing out the quality Benni has.
roversman
10/05/2007 10:37:00
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lol no i can hear what ur saying but i think u underestimate the task of keeping mccarthy for a long period of time too. however as far as inspirational goes, i can comment on how the crowd at ewood react, but u will see at the lane tonight (are u going tonight?) how inspirational berbatov is, we have fan favourites in keane and king but nothing comes close to the inspiration berbatov gives the fans, ill give you an instance when he came on against liverpool earlier this season when we were 1-0 down the place turned up the volume like we had scored just because he came on, you couls see this literally inspired the other players too, also if u read the comments other spurs players have sed about berbs in the past week you will see how inspirational he is to his team mates.
buckers_07
10/05/2007 10:39:00
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I'm not dismissing it roversman, I've seen it all too often. he sometimes gives the impression he isn't interested but he sooo is. I'm just saying look what he has added OFF THE FIELD also, this contribution can't be over looked.
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 10:42:00
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