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Bentley and His Successful Football Career

Jamie O’Hara recently talked about David Bentley as one of his favorite players as well as shared a story about a snowman and the former player. This occurred when Jamie, the midfielder from Tottenham started to give an interview with TalkSport. He talked about the years he played for Spurs as well as shared stories about the time spent at White Hart and the different players he interacted with.

In one of the tales, he talked about how teammates were snowballing David Bentley but then they also got a taste of the same. While Jermaine Jenas and others pelted snowballs at him, after the training session Jenas found a snowman sitting on the front seat of his car. It was hilarious how David knew exactly how to get back at Jermaine.
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TOTTENHAM TARGET DEMANDS £200,000/WEEK

Adrien Rabiot is one of the most sought after young player in Europe with his contract situation at PSG making him an attractive option for most teams. According to reports from news sources in England the 23-year-old has demanded a wage of £200,000 as well as a sign-on fee of £10 million to move to the club in the summer.

Rabiot had a public face-off with PSG over contract wrangling and has not made a single Ligue 1 appearance for the French side since December. He was touted as a possible signing for Barcelona but the recent acquisition of Dutch ace Frenkie De Jong means that other clubs can bid for the player.
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Bentley impressed with Arsenal win

Former Arsenal forward David Bentley said that he has been impressed by the way that Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur. He said that Spurs was the favorite to win the game on current form and that the way that Arsenal has overpowered them showed that Unai Emery is doing a great job there.

He said that the match was an exciting game and with both sides refusing to give the other space and time on the ball.
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David Bentley Life Post Retirement From Football

It may sound strange but there were instances in the past which made English football fans believe that David Bentley could be the next David Beckham. Bentley set up his reputation for the first time at Blackburn Rovers as a great England star. The England champion scored a hat trick in his very first match against Manchester United for Rovers post enrolling at the north-west outfit and playing a great role for Arsenal. It was indeed the best period for Bentley.

Steve McClaren, the former England boss said that the right foot of Bentley looks identical with David’s and also has a great feel and touch for the ball like him. However, he said there is a long way for the star to be compared with David as he needs to achieve a whole lot of things to be in par with David. After two months, he achieved his first goal in Wembley Stadium with a 3-3 draw against Under-21s. The England star made his debut as a senior in England in the year 2007. However, the following year, the career of Bentley came to a halt. He made his final appearance for the 7th time for Three Lions in the year 2008. It was in fact the same year when he exited from Blackburn to be a part of Tottenham. Bentley announced that he would take his retirement in 2014 and was only 29 years old. Thereafter, he was honest enough to admit that he had no interest in football.
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Unai Emery needs time

Former Arsenal forward David Bentley believes that the new Arsenal manager needs time to improve the team. He said that it is never easy to replace a manager such as Arsene Wenger and he believes that the Spanish manager should be given some more time to put his tactics in place.

He said that the team has been stalling for so long and that it will take time for the new manager to bring about some change. He said that it might take a whole season for him to get things right and it is important that the fans remain patient with him.
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Blackburn Rovers To Face Northampton

Blackburn Rovers have a unique opportunity to close up the gap with Wigan Athletic with a victory over Northampton when they meet on Saturday. Rovers earned a late win at Fleetwood the last time. The 2-1 win extended their unbeaten run to 16 games in the league.

The Tony Mowbray led side are second in the league as they have better goal difference compared to Shrewsbury who follow closely. They are five points behind Wigan in the League One but this can reduce to just two if they can get the better over their opponents. Corry Evans, Marcus Antonsson and Peter Whittingham are set to miss the game at Fleetwood. This means Richie Smallwood and Elliott Bennett could partner while Jack Payne and Adam Armstrong could be handed their first start.

Danny Graham would be expected to play in attack and Darragh Lenihan could make a return from injury. Of course Harry Chapman remains sidelined with his long term injury. Northampton are 18th on the log, with 32 points after 28 league games. They won their last game against MK Dons 2-1. They have struggled with defending so far, having conceded 49 goals and scored just 27.

The Cobblers, led by Chelsea legend jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will likely ply the conservative route against Rovers. However, with the focus of closing the gap against Wigan, Mowbray should be able to steer his side to victory.

BENTLEY: THESE PLAYERS ARENT IMPORTANT TO ARSENAL

David Bentley has told Arsene Wenger to sell Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez because they’re not important to Arsenal and have let him down. Both players are holding Arsenal to ransom on new deals and could leave the club next summer as talks have been shelved.


Sanchez and Ozil want parity with the top earners in the Premier League and to at least double their current £130,000 and £140,000 weekly wages.

But Bentley says the duo are not important to the club because they don’t have the profile of some of the players who he grew up with like Ledley King and Patrick Vieira.

Bentley thinks Ozil and Sanchez have let Wenger down this season and should be moved on.

“I don’t think any player is worth what people say they are unless they’re a great ambassador for the club,” Bentley told 888sport. Read More

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BENTLEY – THE MAN WHO NEVER BECAME BECKHAM

David Bentley was named the next David Beckham when he moved to Tottenham Hotspur but he never quite came close.


He was the first man to score a hat trick against the league giants Manchester United in the Premier League era and he was the first to score at the new Wembley Stadium for England.

He was an Englishman that was praised for dominating the Russian Premier League where others suffered bad luck. He was quite an achiever and a man of many firsts. His 40-yard volley in the north London derby stands out, but then the shocking retirement at 29 years?!

Bentley saw upclose the Invincibles’ squad in 2003 at Arsenal. He got few minutes in the FA Cup in a star studded team that had his mentor Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. He was a very confident player from a young age and he showed so much promise.

He went on loan to Norwich City the following year. Despite the team been relegated that year, the player stood out. He flourished on his next loan assignment at Blackburn Rovers under coach Mark Hughes, who eventually signed him permanently. Bentley repaid the faith instantly with a hat trick in the 4-3 victory over United. He soared in the international scene where he scored a free kick for the Under-21 team against Italy. Read More

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