It was refreshing yesterday to have some of my cynicism about football wiped away by Marcus Bent's words when interviewed in this month's Four Four two magazine:
He said: ?I can?t find the words to describe how special that club is.......I?d kiss the Everton badge now if I had the shirt ? that?s how passionate I am about them. I?ve become a fan having played there.?
Bent is currently on loan at Wolves from Birmingham so has no reason to suck-up to us ? clearly his short stay here left a lasting impression. He was also a bargain at £450k and, along with Cahill, helped us towards the magical 4th place finish.
The arrival of Beattie spelt the beginning of the end of his Everton career but we went on to make a tidy profit when he left for Charlton.
One weird thing though... he compared Graeme Souness favourably against Moyes when it came to managing him....!
Rob Sawyer, Posted 03/12/2010 at 16:08:20
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1 Posted 03/12/2010 at 22:32:06
2 Posted 03/12/2010 at 23:35:52
We made a decent profit on Bent but he was harshly dropped in favour of Moyes's big money buy Beattie, who was little more than a flop and too slow to play upfront in a 4-5-1.
3 Posted 04/12/2010 at 03:24:36
I think his last game for us was Millwall away in the FA Cup (correct me if I am wrong?) and I remember him failing to even challenge for a header right in front of the Everton fans ? which resulted in him getting dog's abuse. Moyes subbed him shortly after and we got rid of him shortly after.
He did do well for us in his first season though and a profit is always nice if you have to sell a player on...
4 Posted 04/12/2010 at 08:46:04
Good luck Marcus, thanks for playing a big part in our best season since the 80s... loved your last minute equaliser against Saints. Redknapp's face was the proverbial (ugly) picture!
5 Posted 04/12/2010 at 09:30:10
6 Posted 04/12/2010 at 09:39:59
Perhaps though he's touting for a return, he'd be first choice striker if he was.
7 Posted 04/12/2010 at 10:00:13
8 Posted 04/12/2010 at 11:01:18
9 Posted 04/12/2010 at 11:46:07
10 Posted 04/12/2010 at 12:01:44
11 Posted 04/12/2010 at 11:36:18
12 Posted 04/12/2010 at 12:54:13
Right now I'd love a young Marcus Bent, or Wellbeck, because it would be nice to see a forward in an Everton shirt, jump up & down and run around a bit, secondly it would give the more talented (yeah alright) midfielders gaps to exploit.
But I've only got good memories of Bent, at least he always put a shift in, not like the other two lazy fuckers who are vastly more talented than him.
13 Posted 04/12/2010 at 13:08:22
Never any bother as a professional and was probably too accommodating for his own good ? unlike today's totally overpaid prima donnas.
14 Posted 04/12/2010 at 14:10:54
I agree with McCarthy... poor player.
15 Posted 04/12/2010 at 17:07:26
16 Posted 04/12/2010 at 17:13:14
17 Posted 04/12/2010 at 19:10:28
However he is quite candid when talking about how he feels he was forced out of the club and that Moyes was not upfront with him. Good read.
18 Posted 04/12/2010 at 20:00:06
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