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posted Mar 30, 2008

Thats funny, i was just thinking David May... Maybe Henning Berg when he went to Manu?

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comment by U9766179

posted Mar 30, 2008

Joe Garner, until he got injured that is...

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posted Mar 30, 2008

Shay Given maybe? Clutching at straws...Kevin Davies has been successful at being a fat hold up man for Bolton's long ball game

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posted Mar 30, 2008

james beattie?

ha ha ha!!!!

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comment by Oggers (U2064534)

posted Mar 30, 2008

Sutty won a load in Scotland, via his failure at Chelsea!!

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posted Mar 31, 2008

Patrik Andersson had quite a good career with Barcelona and Bayern Munich after failing to hold down a place in our first team. Lee Carsley's not doing badly at Everton.

And I find it difficult to understand why Duff wasn't considered a success at Chelsea - he was arguably their best player in his first two seasons there, and won the league twice...

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posted Apr 1, 2008

when blackburn sold shearer to newcastle he did well... well apart from the fact he didnt win anything at the toon!

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posted Apr 1, 2008

yeah its got to be duff. good shout with david may but he kind of went rubbish when untied actually started to dominate.

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comment by mizuno1 (U2647074)

posted Apr 1, 2008

Big Al I suppose.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Shearer and Le Saux (when he went back to Chelsea).


... oh, and Jonathan Stead...winkeye

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Ive got to say I dont think Bentley is International standard. I think hes one of those players thats very good for his current club, but as soon as he moves I think he wil struggle. Ive never seen anything to seperate him from the others in the frame, and he has nowhere near the pace of Wright phillips and Lennon. Although there remain question marks over these two Id still say they offer a more exciting alternative.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

alan shearer
damian duff
henning berg
chris sutton
patrick anderson
david may (how many european cups did he win with blackburn?)
lee carsley

i don't support blackburn but if i did no doubt i could name more. total guff article

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posted Apr 1, 2008

robbie savage laugh

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Barry Ferguson

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Well done Brawler for simply naming all the players previously mentioned in other posts.

Totally guff post.

doh

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Might be easier to name player(s) who didnt do well after leaving blackburn.........

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comment by Jonaldo (U8369279)

posted Apr 1, 2008

If you're only basing this on what trophies players won then it could quite easily be argued that none of the current players at Blackburn are a success, no?

That said, I quite like a few of them and admire Hughes as a manager.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Damien Johnson is setting the world alight at Birmingham and who can match Keith Gillespie's success at Sheffield Utd?
(No bias!)

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comment by cb (U4120004)

posted Apr 1, 2008

Out of all those players mentioned by Brawler the only one I'd say has done better since moving on and that would be Lee Carsley. Yes Duff did well at Chelsea and Shearer did well at Newcastle, but never played as well after leaving Blackburn

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Are we just ignoring Henning Berg then? He certainly won trophies at Man Utd and was a very important first team player for a few seasons.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Colin Hendry...

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Tim Flowers...

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Thanks to DB kicking the England U21's into touch we all know were his priorities lie.

If he really wants to represent England he will stay at Blackburn.

Lets face it, the only clubs with a virtual guarantee of european football are the big four. Outside of that, Blackburn are in the mix with 2 or 3 others as credible Euro qualifiers.

However, if DB goes to one of the big 4, he will be following in the footsteps of SWP, Parker, Sitwell and I'm sure one or two others I can't recall right now. That's just the English ones - plenty of foriegn players have also vanished without trace.

Guys who decided maximising their earnings was more important than regular 1st team football.

Don't get me wrong, a footballer's career is short and subject to sudden and painful curtailment. I support their right to get the best deal they can while they can.

But do me a favour. Be honest about your motives! If DB leaves Blackburn I believe it will be all about money.

Joining one of the big 4 will set his England career back at least two years, if not indefinitely. Join any other club and his England chances are no better than at Blackburn.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Don't forget I am judging many players by their success, Shearer, Hendry, Sutton, Berg were all championship winners at Blackburn. These were also transfers made almost ten years ago. I was also highlighting the fact that Bentley could do a lot worse than stay at Rovers by showing that the grass isn't always greener on the other side re: Bellamy. I do however retract what I said about Duff, I was thinking more of his current performances/situation. Also isn't the point of these articles to create debate, not just for the point of putting another down!?

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posted Apr 1, 2008

'However, if DB goes to one of the big 4, he will be following in the footsteps of SWP, Parker, Sitwell and I'm sure one or two others I can't recall right now. That's just the English ones - plenty of foriegn players have also vanished without trace.'

Or he could follow in the footsteps of Lampard, Rooney and Joe Cole. Joining the Big 4 didn't exactly hamper their England chances did it?

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comment by David (U10139420)

posted Apr 1, 2008

I can certainly give you two of ours, past and present, that HAVEN'T

Lars Bohinen and Robbie Savage

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posted Apr 1, 2008

shouldn't you be asking which players have left Arsenal under Wenger and gone on to be more successful? Bently is good for Blackburn, but isn't good enough for a top 4 team to be a regular (much like Pennant) and so isn't good enough for England regularly either.
Hughes has done the best he can with limited resources and a team with limited fans (numbers i mean) so it might be that he leaves soon along with the best of their players and the Championship could beckon if that happens. They've had a good run!

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posted Apr 1, 2008

That defender bloke left and managed to pick a piece of silverware....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St%C3%A9phane_Henchoz

Interestingly enough, Bentley keeps getting linked to that same club........

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Damien Duff winning two premiership titles doesn't count as successful then? Most players would sell their granny for that....

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posted Apr 1, 2008

"However, if DB goes to one of the big 4, he will be following in the footsteps of SWP, Parker, Sitwell and I'm sure one or two others I can't recall right now. That's just the English ones - plenty of foriegn players have also vanished without trace."

You could be right but for Liverpool I'd personally rather see him playing on the right than any of the players we currently have playing in that position (Kuyt and Pennant).

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Chelsea should buy Bentley and exchange him for SWP and Sidwell.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

I was racking my brain to think of players who left Blackburn to go on to great things.

Now I'm just racking my brain to think of any great players that Blackburn have had recently to sell to greater things

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comment by Oaffie (U742563)

posted Apr 1, 2008

I can't wait to see Bentley in a Spurs shirt. He will be another Great at the Lane, following in the footsteps of Hoddle and Gazza.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Dammien Duff was outstanding for 2 years at Chelsea, but injuries told in the end.

I would love to see Bentley at Chels. On top of SWP and Sidwell, may I also throw in Pizarro and Ben Haim? Please??

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Bentley would be preferable to Pennant or Kuyt for liverpool - depends how much though.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

If I were Sir Alex Ferguson I would be trying to offload Ronaldo to Blackburn in exchange for Bentley

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posted Apr 1, 2008

If he wants to go further in his career,hes got to leave a small club like Blackburn Rovers,hes got to go to one of the big four.
He needs to play champions league,and B.R. are not in the near future going to be in that competition.
He also has the problem thast he ;looks good in a mid table mediocre team, but put him in Man Utd or Chelseas team and he would be average.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Thats a bit kinky.... and who said football fans weren't secretly all gay!

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posted Apr 1, 2008

barry ferguson?

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posted Apr 1, 2008

David May and Hemming Berg

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Bentley is a Man U player if you ask me.

Ronaldo will play behind Tevez and Rooney in a floating role more and more next season and then Bentley and Anderson could provide the ammunition with Hargreaves holding in a 4-3-3.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

It's a tricky decision for Bentley, Blackburn are a well run club and Hughes has been good for his career.

I think the only move that make sense and then only on the proviso that he's a regular is Liverpool as they are in the champions league every season and weak on the right.

Aresnal don't resign players, Chelsea would just swallow him up and United have Ronaldo.


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posted Apr 1, 2008

people seem to be forgetting about Stefan Henchoz. Left blackburn and was the main stay in the liverpool defence ( the best premiership defence at the time) With sami hyypia, winning plenty of medals. If thats not success i dont know what is!

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posted Apr 1, 2008

does he really need to be moved to one of the big 4 to play champions league? real madrid have said ther intrested, so hav atletico(ok not champions league material) and if barcelona have their rumored clearout this year then its hard not to see him as a target. its not likely but its not unlikely

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posted Apr 1, 2008

I wouldnt blame Bentley wanting to leave to goto a club that can sell its ticket allocations and have a good run in Europe.

Chelsea or Liverpool IMO.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Kevin Davies - Blacburn missed a trick with him and he's gone on to be one of the Premier Leagues most underated strikers at Bolton.

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comment by Stone5y (U2729303)

posted Apr 1, 2008

I don't support Blackburn, or indeed one of the "big four" but people who are comparing Bentley with Pennant are deluded! And Sidwell? He hasn't and will never sniff the England squad!

I also don't agree with people who are saying that if Bentley moves it is because of money. I think these guys are on so much these days a few extra thousand doesn't matter (of course there are exeptions to that so please don't list them all). Sidwell, for example, was never going to get in the Chelsea first 11, in front of Lampard, Ballack, Essien, Mikel or Makele. So that was all about the dosh and the prestige of saying "I play for Chelsea". I don't think the same applies to Bentley

Bentley is a cut above Pennant for one simple reason - end product. Bentley has scored 6 premier league goals this season and assisted a further 8, and although it obviously doesn't compare to Roanldo at Man Utd (who plays in a better team, plays further up the field and quite simply is a better player than Bentley) I think that's pretty handy for a right ringer. And don't forget the season is not over yet and I haven't included any cup goals Bentley has scored or assisted either. He has a wicked free kick on him as well.

I can't speak for Liverpool fans but I bet they would glady welcome Bentley on their right flank? And that's who I think he should sign for. I don't like Alan Hanson but I noticed a remark he said on MOTD a few weeks back, "If I was one of the big four in the summer i'd be looking to buy the two B's - Bentley and Berbatov". I have to say I agree.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Tim Sherwood to Spurs?

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Bentley should be careful what he wishes for. Think Wright-Phillips; Scot Parker, Steve Sidwell, Pannant and a host of others. He'll be in a much better position to impress Capello playing for Blackburn than he will warming the bench for a top four club.

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posted Apr 1, 2008

'Fatigued' Bentley will have the fatigue label hanging over his head for the rest of his career. He thinks he is better than he actually is. Like a lot of other 'I'm the best players', if he moved to a bigger club he wouldn't be a regular starter. But please, don't tell him that, I'd hate for his superior bubble to burst. He even admits he only gave a 50% effort on his inclusion in the latest England fracas....what kind of an idiot admits something like that ??

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