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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.

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

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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
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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
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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
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That should say see what you are saying to a degree, bot dgreed lol!
Hughes Da Man
17/08/2007 11:10:00
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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