Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
adam lodge

[Archived] Benni Mccarthy - Gone

Recommended Posts

Hughes did make him clear he had to live like an athlete. It was about three years ago. He didn´t and it costs him dearly now. Our luck there is West Ham. Sorry for him but no one else to blame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

His exclusion says it all. The World Cup's in his own country, the whole nation is behind the team, he's the main man and still he looks like a walrus. What an utter tosser.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It'll be a rapid slide into obscurity for Benni now. As other posters have mentioned above, to not even be motivated enough to lose weight in time for your home country's World Cup says it all.

Edited by tcj_jones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is why Sam's so good, often though we don't get to see what happens behind the scenes to give credit where it's due. We struck lucky then on a number of counts :

- Benni's place in our team was taken by someone more fit and therefore more effective, just when we needed it

- we lost his huge wages

- we got paid a fee

- Sam demo'd his authority by showing the dressing roonm that he will get rid of anyone who crosses him

Thinking about Maradona and what caused his weight gain - perhaps it's not beyond the bounds of reason that Benni has a 'medical' reason for his weight gain caused by who knows what (one can speculate of course). Surely lack of games through injury isn't enough to make you blow up like that, neither is it credible that he really does go out and gorge on junk food. He wouldn't he be that stupid surely, especially with his swan song World Cup coming up.

Whatever the scenario, Sam done good :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Being paid all that money, with enough natural talent to make fellow professionals jealous, and he can't even be bothered to stay in shape. He can't even get motivated to be fit in the year his home country are playing in and hosting a world cup.

What a waste of talent, glad we got rid when we did. £2.5M was a steal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt he will recover from this blow.

I don't think he'll give a toss. It doesn't take long to get into shape, he's had two sets of management on his case for 12 months. If he wanted to be there he would have made the effort.

He'll have to leave the Premier League if he's to have any sort of career left, he's obviously not going to up to the physical demands of it ever again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Assuming the dildo twins will tell Grant to get rid, the only way for Benni is down. 1st division clubs won't afford his wages, let alone be interested, and no other top division European club would go near him. His only choices would be some rich loons from Qatar, Turkmenistan etc. or the A-League.

In short, he'll be on the scrap heap very very soon unless we see a huge improvement in fitness and attitude.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pathetically sad. :(

But let's try to remember he scored 52 goals in 103 starts (+37 subs) for us. OK?

Please refrain from the usual pubescent volatility that pervades this forum.

All you're doing is beating a dead horse and it's classless behavior.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

South Africa's gain, McCarthy's loss.

McCarthy gained, that's the problem! Unreal that the guy wouldn't get in shape to play in the World Cup in front of his own people. Says a lot about the guy's attitude and motivation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pathetically sad. :(

But let's try to remember he scored 52 goals in 103 starts (+37 subs) for us. OK?

Please refrain from the usual pubescent volatility that pervades this forum.

All you're doing is beating a dead horse and it's classless behavior.

Agreed- it is only three seasons ago Benni was runner-up in the Premier League Golden Boot playing for Rovers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed with you Doc. One of the most talented players I have ever seen play for Rovers. A joy to watch, and the highlight I think was his winning goal against Arsenal in the FA Cup, the aftermath of which is shown here. Absolutely top notch.

Blackburn End

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pathetically sad. :(

But let's try to remember he scored 52 goals in 103 starts (+37 subs) for us. OK?

Please refrain from the usual pubescent volatility that pervades this forum.

All you're doing is beating a dead horse and it's classless behavior.

If I want to berate an overpaid and overfed footballer then I will thankyou.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pathetically sad. :(

But let's try to remember he scored 52 goals in 103 starts (+37 subs) for us. OK?

Please refrain from the usual pubescent volatility that pervades this forum.

All you're doing is beating a dead horse and it's classless behavior.

What about the number of times the lazy so and so couldn't be bother dragging his fat gut around the pitch to graft and do his bit? He was paid handsomely to score goals, that was his job so '52 goals in 140 appearances' (37 league goals in 109 apps) is the least we should expect. I like to see Rovers players graft, you didn't see it too often from Benni. If he had grafted a little maybe he'd have been fitter and still playing first team football.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's easy to kick someone when they're down. I'm not making any excuses for McCarthy, but he isn't our responsibility anymore. There's really no need for the bile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's easy to kick someone when they're down. I'm not making any excuses for McCarthy, but he isn't our responsibility anymore. There's really no need for the bile.

Correct. Shame that he put weight on and lost fitness but my memory of him is for his skill not his weight. Having said that the change in squad attitude after he left was dramatic, but whether the two events were connected I don't know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Being paid all that money, with enough natural talent to make fellow professionals jealous, and he can't even be bothered to stay in shape. He can't even get motivated to be fit in the year his home country are playing in and hosting a world cup.

What a waste of talent, glad we got rid when we did. £2.5M was a steal.

Have to admit to being shocked at his apparent downfall,his last chance at a world cup,a talented player who seems to have lost all motivation.Have to agree with doctorryan that the name calling is OTT...he was once a good player for us in the blue 'n' white.

Edited by SIMON GARNERS 194

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shame to see him miss out on such an occasion in his own country when it is all down to him.

Overall, he was an excellent signing for us. Those bemoaning his work-rate are not mentioning that if he had been the player we all wanted him to be we would never have seen him within miles of Ewood.

Still, his going on strike shows that Sam was completely right to get shut. Those criticising the decision were quite simply wrong. Albeit it has taken hindsight to 100% fully be sure of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BENNI McCARTHY insists he will make a major impact at West Ham next season

I have no doubt he will...he's massive!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have no doubt he will...he's massive!

The only massive impact will be when he falls over in training.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.