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I can't really see why the sudden outburst about McCarthy. Yes - he is a decent finisher - but he is rarely in the right place these days anyway. He is frequently off-side, he has no pace - and IMO is

McCarthy has only himself to blame for his lack of match time this season. He returned to the club clearly overweight after a summer of excess, was plainly unfit at the start of the season and since

Robbie Savage has said this on his column in the Mirror: Benni is a great striker who would score plenty of goals and keep West Ham up. But - how shall I put this - he's a bit laid back sometimes. I

Cannot understand people blaming Sam for Benni situation. The guy has been dropped by all previous managers due to being fat and lazy. He turns up 1 game in 10 and expects to keep his place, then throws his toys out when the manager has the audacity to tell him to train harder. £2m+ is good cash for him, just dont waste it Sam!

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On his day he was a bliss to watch - It will be said in trying times that we should have done more to keep him but I think it is time to move forward and part ways.

Good luck to Benni and can we please get a suitable replacement.

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Same as I feel about Roque. Great player; SHOCKING attitude.

Agree. Although for me Santa Cruz was better than McCarthy.

What Benni needs to understand is that Sam trying to make him put the effort in was for his own benefit. If only he'd learnt this lesson in his younger days he could have been an exceptional footballer. For some bizarre reason people seem to think strikers fall into two categories. Ones that try and ones that can play. The true greats do both. If Benni had any sort of work ethic he could have been a world beater.

Santa Cruz worked hard for the side and, in my humble opinion, is one of the best target men in the game (when fit). For this reason i will remember him long after Benni McCarthy is a distant memory. When i consider the true greats who played for us in recent years alone (Shearer, Sutton, Hendry, Berg, Jansen, Dunn, Duff, Tugay, Bellamy and Santa Cruz) it just confirms to me how far off that bench mark McCarthy is.

Thanks for 1 good season Benni. But selling you on for 250k less than we paid for you seems pretty reasonable business to me.

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I'd like to thank Benni for having the priviledge of being able to watch him playing in the famous blue and white shirt.

A big thank you must also go to Mark Hughes and everyone at the club for bringing him to the club.

We shouldnt be so sour to what was a sad ending but arent they all ?

Good luck Benni and thanks for the memories.

I think this is the attitude we should all be taking. That screamer he scored against Arsenal will live long the memory.

Watch it all go out the window when he rattles one in at the weekend though! ;)

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I think this is the attitude we should all be taking. That screamer he scored against Arsenal will live long the memory.

Watch it all go out the window when he rattles one in at the weekend though! ;)

My attituide is summed up earlier (previous page I think). While he was a great player and scored some crackers, he has had a shocking attitude every year since his first season. Godd riddance to a fat, disinterested barstool. But yeh, thanks for the corker vs Le Arse.

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It's now written in stone that he'll score on Saturday. Let's hope it's only a consolation.

When I listened to Radio Lancs for a short time on my way to the match, I'm sure JW was being interviewed about the move and the impression he gave was that Benni wouldn't be playing against us.

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If Benni is still having work permit problems, then sod it, someone tell him I'll marry the bugger!!! I appreciate his contributions at times, and what he can bring to our team, but it sounds like we have a fair price for a vastly unhappy, disruptive slouch, and we should do everything we can to ensure we receive that money. On the proviso that we actually replace him. I don't want to see us with ONLY Kalinic and Roberts as forwards we own in the summer (I certainly don't count Diouf or Hoilett as adequate in that position).

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Benni has been a player who quickens the pulse and entertains as well as being a very good goal scorer for Rovers. I am sad to see him go but £2m for a fat 32 year old is not bad business.

The guy's comments have been infuriating and refreshing by turns but Benni always gave the impression of telling us as it is.

Sam's role in all this has been unedifying. It seems he took against Benni from the start and Benni's leaving is the end product of an all out effort by Sam recently to drive him out of the club.

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Benni has been a player who quickens the pulse and entertains as well as being a very good goal scorer for Rovers. I am sad to see him go but £2m for a fat 32 year old is not bad business.

The guy's comments have been infuriating and refreshing by turns but Benni always gave the impression of telling us as it is.

Sam's role in all this has been unedifying. It seems he took against Benni from the start and Benni's leaving is the end product of an all out effort by Sam recently to drive him out of the club.

Calm down mate, Sam has had the balls to ship him out. Big mac has been unsettled since some joker linked him with a move to chelski. Sam hasn't driven him out, he gave him the chance to get fit and prove his worth and Big mac wasn't prepered to work for his ridiculous salary and pull his (excessive) weight for the club.

I've got used to life without him already and he's not gone anywhere yet!

Big Mac will be even bigger, lazier and less interested in west spam after the world cup.

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LT says the work-permit thing is dragging on and therefore benni won't play against us.

Benni

Taken from the above Telegraph piece..

"Stoke City’s James Beattie remains on their list of targets to replace McCarthy, although his similar style to Jason Roberts, Franco Di Santo and Nikola Kalinic may see Allardyce opt for a forward player in a different mould.

And Manchester City striker Benjani would appear to fit that bill and is believed to be being tracked by Rovers."

Can someone explain how Benjani is any different to Roberts??

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Putting aside my feelings about this transfer, I have read enough about Benni's situation to think the West Ham being have a serious problem trying to get a new work permit for him. An ordinary person in Benni's situation would certainly be struggling but no doubt there is an extremely expensive legal specialist whom I know beavering away as I type this....

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Lol as if Sam has driven Benni out of the club, he's said numerous times how highly he rates him and how disappointed he's been with his attitude. If anything Sam's given him plenty of chances recently, but has accepted McCarthy's demands to leave and has allowed him to do so.

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Lol as if Sam has driven Benni out of the club, he's said numerous times how highly he rates him and how disappointed he's been with his attitude. If anything Sam's given him plenty of chances recently, but has accepted McCarthy's demands to leave and has allowed him to do so.

like making him train alone extra early and blaming him for our poor form, when he had been one of the only players contributing anything? When playing Di Santo and Robers over and over again because they fit his "hoofball" style while Benni didn't?

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