Ex-Everton striker Bent charged with affray

15/09/2015  16 Comments  [Jump to last]
Marcus Bent has been released on bail after being charged with affray and possession of a Class A drug.

A police report states that a taser was deployed at the home of the former Everton striker after authorities were threatened with weapons.

Bent, who was signed by David Moyes on a free transfer, played for the Blues between 2004 and 2006, scoring eight goals in 38 starts.

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Nick Entwistle
1 Posted 15/09/2015 at 19:19:35
Oh. He's a nutter. Didn't know that.

Maybe that's why this dynamo who would harry, chase and defend from the front was so easily replaced once the pie man Beattie turned up.

David Harrison
2 Posted 15/09/2015 at 19:23:54
Real shame this one. He will always have my respect for the way he recognised the opportunity being given to him and worked his socks off to make the most of it. A really important signing by Moyes at the time. Hope he's able to straighten his life out for the long term
Eugene Ruane
3 Posted 15/09/2015 at 19:38:38
Beattie would have been charged with a fray Bentos pie.

I SAID A FRAY BEN...oh suit yerself dear.

Ste Traverse
4 Posted 15/09/2015 at 19:41:20
Signing Bent then selling Rooney sort of summed up the club at the time.

However, he worked his balls off for the cause in brilliant 1st half of the 2004-05 season and his contribution was crucial in the 4-5-1 formation that was getting results.

His nose was pushed out of joint with the stupid acquisition of big tits Beattie and our form tailed off with the big money flop in the side. He just didn't have the pace or movement to play the lone frontman role.

Bought for £450k and sold 18 months later for over £2M looks a good deal, but his efforts in us getting 4th in 2005 shouldn't be forgotten.

He obviously has personal problems now and I hope he sorts his life out.

Victor Jones
6 Posted 15/09/2015 at 20:03:14
Wish that I was on drugs when I used to watch Bent play. I might have enjoyed the "football", and I loosely call that was served up at that time... football. Bent was rubbish. Nothing else to really say about him. He was rubbish. But TBH, the football served up at that time, was mainly rubbish. Moyes refused to play any other system except 4-5-1. Any striker would have floundered. And many did.

Anyhow, I am sorry to hear all this about Marcus Bent. I remember him scoring a thunderbolt against (I think) Birmingham, to earn Everton a point. It was a game that they really deserved to get nothing. Hope the lad gets himself sorted out.

Trevor Lynes
7 Posted 15/09/2015 at 20:09:36
Marcus worked really hard for us and played up front alone.He is probably the best of our target men as his job up front was pretty thankless.

Hope he gets his head straight soon !

Gavin Johnson
8 Posted 15/09/2015 at 20:32:53
I have fond memories of the season Bent had the lone striker role. He was the right striker at the right time. We had our backs to the wall and amongst the favourites to go down. Bent and the whole team went far in exceeding peoples expectations.
Karl Masters
9 Posted 15/09/2015 at 20:42:18
I hope he sorts himself out.

He did a fantastic job for us and when I read a report on him about a year ago he said Everton was the best Club he played for out of about a dozen altogether.

He was a key player in that season we came 4th after Rooney left and he worked his arse off.

Peter Gorman
11 Posted 15/09/2015 at 22:54:39
Colin, Spit the Dog isn't above telling fibs himself, his all-time favourite being to accuse people of racism.

Didn't he try and pull that at Everton. After being quizzed for calling a ball-boy "white boy" he declared with a straight-face that the crowd had been throwing bananas at him. Utter fantasist.

Ste Traverse
12 Posted 15/09/2015 at 23:15:09
Colin Glasser #8

I don't like Gerrard, but give me him over the horrible Diouf anyday of the week.

He's been a stain on this sport for years.

Gerrard can be accused of many things, but hating black people isn't one of them.

Peter Gorman #9

Well said. I remember that incident with the odious Diouf with the ball boy in front of the Paddock very well.

Harold Matthews
13 Posted 15/09/2015 at 00:03:19
Shame about Bent. Not interested in anything to do with Liverpool.
John Daley
14 Posted 16/09/2015 at 00:28:33
Colin,

I was amused by this part of the Gerrard/Diouf ding-dong:

"Gerrard has never liked black people. When I was in Liverpool, I showed him that I was black....".

Eh? Like he never noticed until you pointed it out, El Hadji? There was me thinking the 'I'm really, really, colour blind' excuse was just a convenient get out to explain away why he was pictured in an Everton kit holding up the league trophy as a kid.

John Pickles
15 Posted 16/09/2015 at 09:20:25
I think a taser was over the top, he may have had weapons, but hitting a target was never his speciality.
John Raftery
16 Posted 16/09/2015 at 18:57:39
As Ste says @4, we did not sign Bent on a free transfer. We paid £450,000 for him.
Graham Hammond
17 Posted 16/09/2015 at 21:53:57
Marcus Bent worked exceptionally hard in the 4-5-1 formation favoured by Moyes at the time, and was well thought of for this reason. I wish him all the best.
Steve Ferns
18 Posted 17/09/2015 at 14:50:21
I wouldn't blame the acquisition of Beattie for the major drop-off in form. The biggest factor was the sale of our best player, Thomas Gravesen, to Real Madrid.

Those 6 months, he was unbelievable. It was 9 workhorses, a keeper and maddog in a free role. His touch might just be the best I've ever seen.

I recall an article in the observer the year before when Journos had been given "access" to Moyes instead of Rooney to pacify them. The Journo was majorly impressed with Gravesen's touch and skills as at that time people still thought that Gravesen was a Carsley. And as Real Madrid found out, how wrong they were about that.

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