Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Why No Call Up For Bentley???

Why No Call Up For Bentley???

David Bentley has missed out on a place in England's squad to face Germany next week.

The one thing that no-one has clarified yet is why?

Whilst to me I can see why Bentley was ommitted for personal reasons, i.e. the England set up still being annoyed at him for missing the Under 21 championship in the summer, McClaren and Pearce have both been quoted as saying this has been long forgotten.

Certainly his footballing ability qualifies him to be in the squad... he is a better right midfielder than Aaron Lennon, Shaun Wright Phillips and yes... Jermaine Jenas.

Surely he can't have been left out over claims of arrogance??? what with massive egos like Ashley 'I've never committed a foul in my life' Cole and Rio 'No-one is harder than me' Ferdinand in there.

Don't worry though Rovers fans.. Dave will get the chance soon enough, of that I am sure.

If he doesn't, McClaren is guilty of everything that everone accuses him of.



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Mikey
Date:Friday August 17 2007
Time: 10:55AM

Comments

0
He's a bottling *****er who should be kept out in the cold due to the shameful antics regarding the Euros.
SirLes
17/08/2007 11:06:00
0
I beat you to this one Mr Mikey, but a tip of the cap to you for the re-assment of your article :) lol.
Stevie Mac is a bigger tosser than I thought he was by once again letting personal differences stand in his way. This WILL (not leaving Bents out, the personal differences and picking his favourites) cost him his job!!!
I can't believe I'm saying this but I am starting to HOPE more and more that England don't quality for the European Championships so we can finally get rid of this joker!!!
Hughes Da Man
17/08/2007 11:06:00
0
SirLes - I see what you are saying, to a dgreed!!!
You tell me HONESTLY if one of your players (whoever it is you support) pulled out of the Under-21's that would ultimately BENEFIT both YOUR CLUB and COUNTRY in the long run don't tell me you wouldn't have wanted it!!!
Hughes Da Man
17/08/2007 11:10:00
0
That should say see what you are saying to a degree, bot dgreed lol!
Hughes Da Man
17/08/2007 11:10:00
0
Milner and Taylor must have played nearly 120 games between them and still turned out. Bentley just bottled it imo. McClaren might be utter *****e as a coach but his management of this situation is spot on.
SirLes
17/08/2007 11:17:00
0
WHY would he bottle it, it's not like he couldn't have handled it, he owuld have been brilliant!
OK then, we've found out you are a Newcastle fan, taking into account that by doing so it would benefit Newcastle and England (if they were in the running for the Senior side, which they may well one say?) IF Milner and/or Taylor had pulled out with fatigue would you have felt the same way about them as you do Bents?!?!
Hughes Da Man
17/08/2007 11:21:00
0
Stevie Mac also said yesterday that we would find out today IF bents had been forgiven if he was selected. That is not spot on management though is it? That is totally unprofessional by the England Manager as by leaving him out he clearly shows he hasn't been forgiven, rightly or wrongly (is it a case of humilitaing him as I guess he feels Bents did the Under-21's?!?!)
Hughes Da Man
17/08/2007 11:25:00
0
He didnt bottle it chief he played it safe... bottling implies that he couldnt hack the pressure. Beforeyou ramble on let me point out that he has been the U-21 best player for 2 years and player of the year at a Europena chasing club in the most high pressure league in the world.
MikeyGamst
17/08/2007 11:25:00
0
I wonder if there's any chance he's eligible for Ireland. We'd give our collective right arms for a player like Bents...
theirishrover
17/08/2007 12:11:00
0
This is an outrage, I cannot believe he has been left out and other crap has been included. Behind Becks and Gerrard, Bents has the best passing ability for a Englishman. Shocked!
roversman
17/08/2007 13:06:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Stats: Blackburn v Birmingham City

All the stats from Blackburn (1) vs (1) Birmingham City, Ewood Park, 21/1/17 Att: 12,035

Blackburn v Birmingham - Team Sheets

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Birmingham the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Officials - Blackburn v Birmingham (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Steele50%
Lowe0%
Greer0%
Lenihan0%
Williams0%
Feeney50%
Akpan0%
Mulgrew0%
Bennett0%
Gallagher0%
Graham0%
Sub - Nyambe0%
Sub - Conway0%
Sub - Guthrie0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.jr of the rovers1
Write for Vital Football