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[Archived] Benni Mccarthy - Gone

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I think its a half decent return for the games he's played, if all our striker chipped in with the same ratio we'd be ok.

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He's scored a massive 9 goals this season , spent a lot of the time on the bench due to his fitness and attitude problems , and did nothing last season .

Considering he plays for a side that doesn't create many chances and hasn't played for a lot of the season the number of goals he has scored has been pretty good. When he got a decent run at the start of Allardyce's reign he was in lethal form. If he plays in a 4-4-2 and with a good partner he'll be a 15+ goal a season man for us, no one else in our team offers that. He's never going to chase lost causes all day, but then I'd take Benni over Derbyshire any day.

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He's scored a massive 9 goals this season , spent a lot of the time on the bench due to his fitness and attitude problems , and did nothing last season .

Common sense , as opposed to blind optimism , tells me that we're flogging a dead horse here . Like Pedersen his career is just going to peter out .........taking an unjustifiably large wage while living in the comfort zone .

Next term we'll need to step up a gear or two . We can't afford passengers .

I wonder just who else do you expect to score those 9 goals? If we stay up, he's gonna be one of the main if not the main contributor.

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He's scored a massive 9 goals this season , spent a lot of the time on the bench due to his fitness and attitude problems , and did nothing last season .

Common sense , as opposed to blind optimism , tells me that we're flogging a dead horse here . Like Pedersen his career is just going to peter out .........taking an unjustifiably large wage while living in the comfort zone .

Next term we'll need to step up a gear or two . We can't afford passengers .

24 in his 1st season

11 last season

12 this season

Compare that to who in our squad?? He's one of the few we dont need to replace just yet. Give Benni a chance and he will score.

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His game has never been a Paul Dickov type of contribution. He conserves his energy and pops up to score important goals - lots of them. When he has to move fast, he does. When he has to deliver for the team - he does.

If he conserves his energy, you would think he would be able to manage a full 90 mins then wouldn't you?

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If we could combine jase and benni into 1 player what a player it would be, a player who is strong, works hard, runs with ball, tracks back, and most of all could finish with confidence, the pairing of these 2 should really work but doesnt to a degree , lets just get some chloroform, mess with genetics a bit and develop a 25 goal a year machine and play 4,5,1 job done top seven finish!! now why the hell cant i win a game in fm 2009

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Knowing our luck if we combined the two it would be someone slow and overweight who can't finish :P

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Benni's a bit of a tub but i'd keep him here. Knows where the goal is and is a good option to have. Hopefully he can get a little fitter next season, and bag a few more crucial goals for us. :)

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Knowing our luck if we combined the two it would be someone slow and overweight who can't finish :P

very true, but its always worth a try , i managed to blend my son (quite annoying) with my dog (very loyal and placid) it worked a treat !!

imagine a dog that can take himself for a walk and pick his own crap up!

but on the downside its virtually impossible to find an xbox in the shape of a bone!

Forgive my incoherant ramblings, in short i feel benni is a striker who can score and therefore i have all the time in the world for him as frustrating as he can be, pair him with the right man and watch him blossom, show him no love and watch him crumble. the oh so delicate mind of a footballer .

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Ramblings forgiven, I'm a huge Benni fan, give him a chance and he will score.

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Give Benni a chance and he will score.

Ramblings forgiven, I'm a huge Benni fan, give him a chance and he will score.

Its like an echo ha ha. Another goal for Benni today - 12 in total for the season. He's the reason we are not struggling like Hull, sunderland, boro etc. He is a natural goalscorer.

Just noticed that Cisse has managed 10 for the season too. Potential player maybe? He would add that bit of pace we lack.

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Having watched Cisse on and off over the course of the season I'd stay far away from him. Not consistantly good enough, might as well keep Derbyshire.

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I think Benni's being harshly treated by his own fans here. The biometrics comment by the manager was directed at Dunn was it not? I wasn't there (at the Q+A) so happy to be corrected.

Either way, Benni didn't look too porky when he was tearing around the pitch in the Wigan match. Or when we spoke to him from a distance of 3 feet at the BRDSC do.

His game has never been a Paul Dickov type of contribution. He conserves his energy and pops up to score important goals - lots of them. When he has to move fast, he does. When he has to deliver for the team - he does.

I do struggle to understand why people slag McCarthy. We'll never have another Shearer, so let's make the best of the best players we have??

I admire Benny's ability immensely but the thing that aggravates me is that he is wasting so much potential because of his lazy attitude and unwillingness to sweat blood for the team. Similarly with Berbatov. I sometimes wonder how their team mates react to them privately when they themselves are running themeselves into the ground for the cause week in week out?

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As far as I can recall, whenever Berbotov's stats are shown, he has covered more ground than the United team's average. Berb is an extremely deceptive player- looks languid but is in fact extremely quick. All that drifting past people is done at very high pace.

Certainly Benni was playing too deep on several occasions against Portsmouth but given Grella's limited range of passing he needed to be behind or level with the midfielder in order to receve the ball. But otherwise Benni was absolutely superb yesterday and did a huge amount of tracking back saving the legs of the generally less mobile Samba.

I wouldn't quibble with Benni's MoM award.

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As far as I can recall, whenever Berbotov's stats are shown, he has covered more ground than the United team's average. Berb is an extremely deceptive player- looks languid but is in fact extremely quick. All that drifting past people is done at very high pace.

Certainly Benni was playing too deep on several occasions against Portsmouth but given Grella's limited range of passing he needed to be behind or level with the midfielder in order to receve the ball. But otherwise Benni was absolutely superb yesterday and did a huge amount of tracking back saving the legs of the generally less mobile Samba.

I wouldn't quibble with Benni's MoM award.

I don't think we can afford Berbatov.:rolleyes:

Benni's goals - fat or not - have kept us up. Looks a different player in and around the box and with support and minimal service. People need to lay off him.. look at the list of costalots that have played more games, had more service and scored lots less.

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Benni, when given the proper service from midfield, will score the goals. Its unfortunate that we dont seem to have much of a midfield, but with 12 goals you have to think that if we had a better midfield how many more he would have scored. Why get rid of him, if we cant replace him with somebody of equal or better ability.

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I admire Benny's ability immensely but the thing that aggravates me is that he is wasting so much potential because of his lazy attitude and unwillingness to sweat blood for the team. Similarly with Berbatov. I sometimes wonder how their team mates react to them privately when they themselves are running themeselves into the ground for the cause week in week out?

If Benni had the work rate to match his ability he would never have been within 50 yards of Ewood's home Dressing Room.

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If Benni had the work rate to match his ability he would never have been within 50 yards of Ewood's home Dressing Room.

Good point.

Philip... Nelsen, Samba and Tugay were comfortably in front of BM for MoM imo.

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Good point.

Philip... Nelsen, Samba and Tugay were comfortably in front of BM for MoM imo.

And don't forget Givet, many superb and timely interceptions. A very cool headed player who thinks about where to pass it out of defence - he only hoofs it if need be.

I'm definitely a fan of his. Sam, sign him up quick!

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Id disagree - only possibly Samba was ahead of Benni yesterday. Tugay was very poor early on and gave a number of passes away. Nelsen & Givet did what was asked of the, but not much was asked of them to be honest.

So it was Benni or Samba.

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Guest Vinjay606

10 goals in the league is excellent for a player who has only completed 90 minutes in 4 league games this season. Only 14 league games has he played over 45 minutes.

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10 goals in the league is excellent for a player who has only completed 90 minutes in 4 league games this season. Only 14 league games has he played over 45 minutes.

Really? If thats correct then thats a great return. See Vinjay - you can be useful afterall....

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Benni McCarthy is considering his future at Blackburn Rovers.

The Sun says the South Africa striker is eyeing a move to Spain or Portugal.

But team-mate Roque Santa Cruz is also keen to leave, so Rovers may hang on to him for now.

http://www.tribalfootball.com/blackburn-st...l-return-246896

TribalFootball, yes, I know. Anyone have The Sun?

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Having often been dropped for a centre half despite scoring some crucial goals I wouldn't entirely blame him if he is looking elsewhere now.

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Having often been dropped for a centre half despite scoring some crucial goals I wouldn't entirely blame him if he is looking elsewhere now.

Best for both parts if he leaves. Was a great player and can still score from penalty spot. Doesn´t have any pace or good shot. And his wage is second highest Rovers ever paid I think. Only RSC gets better money.

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