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Bentley On To A Chorus Of Boos

Bentley On To A Chorus Of Boos

Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley made his senior England International debut against Israel on Saturday Evening, unfortunately this was met by a chorus of boos to his almost every touch.

Bentley came on as late substitute in England's 3-0 European Championship Qualifier win, replacing the impressive Shaun Wright-Phillips (who showed EXACTLY why Steve McClaren opted for him over Bents in the first place) but unfortunately sections of the crowd were still bitter at his late withdrawal from the England Under-21 squad that went to the European Under-21 Championships earlier in the summer.

This reaction was almost expected as at the time of his withdrawal it was net met with much approval at all, the complete opposite with VERY little support and a MASS grilling from all sections (even though Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor got off lightly!!!) It did disappoint me at the time it happened (his Under-21 withdrawal) as I could see both sides of the argument (even though I think that most people are viewing the way they reacted to Bents differently to how the would have Bents withdrawn to benefit the particular club THEY supported!!!) so to a small degree you have to see where this reaction Saturday Evening was coming from. However, I am not a fan of booing people and personally feel it carried on for too long (before eventually dying off), but it is now out of the way so it SHOULD be the first and last time we see this happening to him?!?!

The match itself was OK for England, nothing special, but not bad (which was something that I feared after recent performances) the most important things was getting the job done, and a 3-0 win did just that but the Russian's will be MUCH tougher on Wednesday. I wonder if Bents can win his second cap then???


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Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday September 8 2007
Time: 8:04PM

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FINALLY Bents has won that long overdue competitive cap. The reaction was disappointing, but expected, but hopefully this is now out of people's systems and they can now let the guy get on with his career, as it is to our (England's) benefit that we do as he has the quality needed to play a MASSIVE part in our (again England's) future for a long time!!!
Hughes Da Man
08/09/2007 20:06:00
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We're hardly tougher than Israel, actually. I'm pretty sure England will win easily.
RussianHammer
08/09/2007 21:08:00
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Mate England fans wot wee they thinkin, why should support your team, stupid people!!!
roverjoy
08/09/2007 22:33:00
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Maybe the boos affected his game as well, he wasn't his usual self for the mammoth 9 minutes on the pitch (maybe he was a little tired :-))
Phartman87
08/09/2007 22:57:00
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Didn't actually see the match, but to single out one of your own players for booing is disgraceful.
KevDP4L
09/09/2007 01:10:00
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i think it was because he turned down the u21 in the summer him was lucky to get called up so soon really
muffdaddy1983
09/09/2007 01:13:00
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Whatever the reasons, booing a player is simply not on.
prits
09/09/2007 08:09:00
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Thank you Prits. The booing could have a long term detrimental affect on someone's international displays. I think he took it in his stride and instead of disappearing for the 8-9 mins he was on, he kept coming and looking for the ball as much to say the the boo-boys, shut up as to one to demonstrate his ability. Well done Bents.
roversman
09/09/2007 09:54:00
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I was there at Wembley and I was giving him some encouragement. I was shouting my lungs off as he came over to take a corner in the corner where I was sat. People thought I was mad but I was just doing my bit as the booing was PATHETIC.
MikeyGamst
09/09/2007 10:33:00
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Booing a player whilst wearing the shirt of the country is a disgrace. Didn't know why they were booing so thanks for the article! Exactly why did he withdraw? As Mikey says, PATHETIC. Seems some fans just HAVE to have someone to throw their hate towards.
The Fear
09/09/2007 10:38:00
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