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Bentley Forgets The Jeers

Bentley Forgets The Jeers

Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley has said that he wants to forget about the jeers he has previously received from England fans. He just wants to get on with things, and hopes to make his first start on Wednesday.

Bentley has NEVER regretted his decision to pull out of the England squad for last summers European Under-21 Championships with England, but this decision (viewed as a snub on England) had seen many England fans boo him when he made his England debut, and he was also booed in his second substitute appearance. However, Bents still doesn't regret his decision, he just wants to move on from it as NOTHING can be done to change this now anyway, so although he would prefer not to be booed it doesn't bother him to much, but it must be time to let it go.

Bentley told the Daily Mirror: "Look, you can get wound up by that stuff and let it kill you, or you can decide you're not going to take yourself too seriously.

"I know people want me to be repentant about what happened when I pulled out of the Under 21s, but the fact is, it happened, and I can't do anything about it now. I got booed, and again I can't change that.

"If I'm honest, I'm none too bothered. I know that's not the politically correct answer, but my philosophy is simple; why beat myself up about things I can't change? Why take myself so seriously?

"It's all about performances on the pitch. I want to show I can talk the talk and walk the walk
."

Bents has always challenged himself during his career, and now that he is in the England squad (and has been regularly recently) he wants to become a regular starter (and he feels that he can) but he's not getting carried away.

He added: "The challenge for me is to get into the team and stay there. I've got to prove myself on the international stage to a degree so I'm not going to get too carried away.

"But there's no point in going on England duty, joining up and being with the squad unless you believe in yourself.

"This is the path I've chosen, to be a professional footballer, and I want to succeed and reach the highest level.

"Playing for your country is the pinnacle of any player's career
."

I could be VERY wrong but I think that Bents WILL make his first start for England on Wednesday.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Tuesday February 5 2008
Time: 10:16AM

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It is time that the events from last summer were moved on from now, some CAN'T let this go, but they should. WHEN Bents gets the regular run in the England side the fans will see how good he is and will take to him, they will also then understand WHY missing that Under-21 Championship was for the best, as Rovers fans we have seen this week in week out this season.
Hughes Da Man
05/02/2008 10:18:00
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Let the morons boo him, itll be their own loss and besides, its only a matter of time before his play on the field will win them round anyway!
BomBom
05/02/2008 10:46:00
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Played ok against us at the galpharm ..Lads got tallent get off his back..
80s terrier
05/02/2008 10:57:00
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Well Said Terrier!!!
BomBom
05/02/2008 11:43:00
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i didnt agree with what he done i dont think anyone did but i would never boo a player for something like that. let the boy do his stuff because when he plays well his one of the best in the prem
muffdaddy1983
05/02/2008 13:07:00
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He has proved IMO that pros need a break, look at gerrard and lampards form this year! hell, look at anyone in the England midfield that didnt get a break last summer, they arent playing as consistently as DB is. Case CLosed as far as im concerned. IMO hes the best in his position in England, including Brand Becks!
BomBom
05/02/2008 14:00:00
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Well you've earned it Bom, touche lol!
Hughes Da Man
05/02/2008 20:40:00
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LOL i forgot about me too HDM, ive had a break and im back and firing on all cylinders now baby, fully recharged like the duracell bunny and ready to rock. Whens the next spuds game??? they're easy to wind up LOL
BomBom
05/02/2008 22:29:00
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And it looks like he STARTING tonight... oh yeah baby, let the good times roll!!!
MikeyGamst
06/02/2008 09:39:00
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Starting, thats part one of my prediction complete, now he needs to score that screamer of a free kick I've said he will.
Hughes Da Man
06/02/2008 11:11:00
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