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McCarthy in South Africa No Show!

McCarthy in South Africa No Show!

Benni McCarthy is reported to have failed to show up after being recalled by South Africa.

McCarthy, who retired from International football (again!) 15-months ago was called up by Carlos Alberto Parreira last week, and after being due to meet up with the squad in Durban on Monday he has apparently pulled a no show.

It was not sure if Benni would even accept the invitation to return to the South African set-up but Reports in South Africa say Benni failed to meet up with the squad on Monday ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifier with Chad on Saturday, so it looks like he decided not to answer it after all?!?!

Meanwhile one man determined to answer the call of his country is England's (I can say this now after his first senior call-up!) David Bentley.

After a highly impressive England B showing on Friday against Albania Bentley was called up to the senior squad for the first time on Saturday and he could make his debut against Brazil on Friday. If he gets the chance he will grab it with both hands.

"I went out there (against Albania) knowing I had to step up the ladder again and I had to perform.

"Hopefully I can make the next step up. Why not? Every time I step out onto a football pitch I aim to put on a good performance and not to let people down.

"When you put on an England shirt, you need to perform well and that's what Steve McClaren expects.

"He expects nothing less and a lot of passion and quality. That's what he wants and anything less is not good enough.

"It is a dream of mine to be in the full squad and I will grab it with both hands if I am given the opportunity to play against Brazil or Estonia

I know whose boots I would rather be in at this point in time!


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Date:Monday May 28 2007
Time: 10:39PM


Benni, Benni, Benni what have you done! Come on Bents you can do it, come on Stevie Mac give him that chance.
Hughes Da Man
28/05/2007 22:42:00
benni joining arsenal thats why
28/05/2007 23:12:00
benni joining arsenal?? Ah geez how people love to talk, get ur facts right then come back, actually even better go make ur own site and share it with chalky
28/05/2007 23:23:00
Thanks for clearing things up for me ajwb, much appreciated!
Hughes Da Man
28/05/2007 23:33:00
arsenal reject ello ello
29/05/2007 00:07:00
lol.. that's nice to know.. would explain it.. after all arsenal hate their forwards playing for their country.. Like Henry.. Wenger plays him when he's unfit then blames France! If arsenal "don't have the money" for the beast I don't see how they could stretch their purse-strings for some real talent!
29/05/2007 00:07:00
also this poll is too hard... where's reo-coker.. oh no wait that's most overrated player by himself (and no-one else) in the premiership.. Also where's Lenon.. he gets my vote!
29/05/2007 00:08:00
benni wants a top 4 team he said that so you cant even try to deny it
29/05/2007 00:09:00
What Benni wants and what Benni gets, you may find, are completely different things! LOL Arsenal, he wants to join a club on the way up, not one on the way down.
29/05/2007 00:13:00
Benni is going down in my estimations big time, Is it just me or is he turning his back on his country - yet again - for the money!! He will have to realize that these supposed big teams didnt come near him while he was at Porto and left him to sit on the bench. If he wants to go and these teams ARE interested, then HAPPY DAYS lets start a bidding war and get rid of wot could possibly turn into a trouble maker. I dlove him to stay but and the papers could be very wrong about wot he wants but if they are rite then get rid, but for £10m +
29/05/2007 08:54:00
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