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Darren Bent (Loan To Fulham)

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They can have him as long as they pay up for him. He's good but with the cost cutting we could do much more with the money we paid for him

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When has Lerner stated he would not release funds for rebuilding??? seems to be making things up

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He's 28. Are we really close enough to serious contention to not look at selling him? Liverpool think he could be a final piece to their puzzle, but they are idiots. Even if Randy is making funds available, we need to think long term.

It's nothing against DB9 as a player. He can be dangerous, and if we had the wingers to supply him he could be very prolific. But hes not a Drogba or Berbatov who could still be a threat in his 30's.

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We have blamed the board for selling some of our best players and now you want to sell a player who could attract others to the club?

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We have blamed the board for selling some of our best players and now you want to sell a player who could attract others to the club?

Yeah Lerner did sell our best players and bent would have been a brilliant addition to that squad but we're no longer that same team, we have different goals.

Bent is good but is he 18-24m good?? Not in my eyes, we could get 2 players who could contribute more than he has.

He's scored 9 goals and had 1 assist, next season he could score loads but we'd have to go out and buy a team to create those chances for him because he rarely creates anything himself.

I like bent sort of, and would have been thrilled to see him in mon's team but I just can't see him doing much for us with our current situation and I think the money could be spen elsewhere, if liverscum tried to take the p*ss and offer us 15m we'd have to tell them to do one...... Unless they agreed to do a ceremonial sacrifice of downing as part of the deal lol

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We have blamed the board for selling some of our best players and now you want to sell a player who could attract others to the club?

This is a bit different IMO. We had a lot of pieces to build around and were pushing for CL football when players like Barry and Milner were sold. We all knew AY was gonna leave, because he rejected a new contract. Downing jumped ship and left Bent by himself.

We're not pushing for Europe right now. We need to rebuild. Bent's not going to attract new player as much as a new manager and better football would.

He's our only asset right now that's worth anything. At 28, does he really want to be part of a rebuild? He could bring in significant funds that could be applied directly to a younger and more complete striker. Remember, Bent plays best as a line striker and needs to be fed the ball to be effective. If we don't cater to him, it's a waste.

I don't want to be a one striker team anymore. If Bent plays like crap, there's not a second striker to chip in with the goals. Look at how Ba and Cisse have complemented each other. Any mix of Rooney, Welbeck, Hernandez, or Berbatov. Bent ain't RVP. He ain't Messi. Unless you have someone like that, you shouldn't be playing a lone striker.

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charlie adam and £12 million would do me, then use the £12 million to get Adam johnson. Thats 2 very good additions needed in midfield, then use transfer funds to bag a couple of strikers,...

This management stuff is easy lol :whistling:

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charlie adam and £12 million would do me, then use the £12 million to get Adam johnson. Thats 2 very good additions needed in midfield, then use transfer funds to bag a couple of strikers,...

This management stuff is easy lol :whistling:

Lol. See that would be 2 additions to the team who IMO are better for the club by a mile than bent is. We would still need a goal scorer, how about Defoe? We've gOt it sorted, someone get Lerner on the phone!!!

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