Date: 6th July 2008 at 6:28am
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Another Poll comes and goes. Here we are again and this time we have been debating David Bentley’s destination for the forthcoming season.

There has been endless speculation regarding DB’s proposed transfer from Rovers to destination unknown even before the last season closed out so over the last week, you lot have been voting on where Beckham’s clone will end up playing next season.

Top of the pile with a sizeable chunk of the votes were Aston Villa with 37% (Has the Fear been multiple voting?? heh) Obviously the rumours of the Villains offering £15 Million for his services were duly noted (and, worth noting, allegedly rejected by Rovers)

Second on the list were our lovable friends from North London. No, not the Gooners, they didn’t get ANY votes. No I mean the Spuds; Tottenham Hotspur, with 27% of the total votes. A self confessed Yid himself, DB obviously fancies a move back down South but with Ramos throwing money around his midfield already and the potential losses of Dimi and Keane, maybe the Spuds have more pressing concerns, nevertheless, this hasn’t deterred you good folk from voting them 2nd, nor has this stopped all the hacks from constantly linking him to Tottenham either.

Surprisingly, for myself anyhow, was the 3rd placed club in the votes; Blackburn Rovers. There are at least some of you, 18% to be exact that still feel that Ince can persuade DB or even tell him to put his toys back in the pram as he is staying. This will all be unravelled by the end of the week in my opinion.

Then there was a big drop to 4th, with Man Utd getting 8% of the votes. With the Ronaldo saga yet to run its course, the current League Champs are not yet in a position to bid for a player they may or may not require but time will tell.

The full results are as follows



Man Utd 8%

Chelsea 0%

Arsenal 0%

Liverpool 5%

Tottenham 27%

Aston Villa 37%

Everton 3%

Man City 1%

Inter Milan 0%

Valencia 1%

Blackburn 18%

Other Club 0%



Interesting to note that Chelsea NOR Inter Milan have any votes, surprising in respect that Chelsea had been heavily linked with DB both last summer and earlier in this one. Obviously you good people feel that Scolari will want all his Portuguese wonders at the King’s Road and that Mourinho has plenty of new play things to keep him amused in Italy.

Whatever happens, I personally will be glad to see the back of the speculation. As for David Bentley, it is sad to admit, as, after all, he has been Rovers Player of the Year for the last 2 consecutive seasons, however with all his posturing and pontificating, I could not care less if he is with us or not come the 2008/2009 season. All I care for now is that Rovers receive a hefty sum for his leaving.

A sad end to a club career at Rovers for a talented player that purely didn’t know when to keep his mouth shut and started to believe the hype surrounding him.

Whatever becomes of him, I will wish him well and good luck but he could’ve gone on to better things after Rovers and left a much sweeter taste in the mouth’s of Rovers fans.

OK, Next poll up is the BIGGIE

Its time to rename our Commander In Chief. As most of you may already know, Hughes Da Man, the VBer site editor needs to undertake a metamorphosis of such. Hughes has gone and he needs a new nickname.

He has graciously allowed us to participate in helping him select a new one. There will be 10 names in all and the leading vote getter by midnight on Thursday July 10th will be bestowed as HDM’s new name.

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14 Replies to “Bentley’s Off To……….”

  • No real surprises within this poll I don’t think. I wish it would all be put to bed now though, has gone on far, far too long.

  • Our training actually starts tomorrow. We should learn more by the end of the week. I still think he is going to rock up at either Man City or Spurs. But Villa won the day… either way I have given up caring.

  • I personally think he should be called……….

    Ince Perfect

    good play on incey name,….. inch perfect, but aaah well….. i mite have it, lol…..

  • If arteta goes Everton might be in for him so that would mean 3 bidders should be able to get a bit more than 15M then!!!!

  • I hope Nelsen has had a word in your ear, perhaps now you will keep your stupid comments where they belong in your pea!

  • I just hope that he goes soon, this whole thing has a terrible Aussie ( no offense there lads i mean in relation to ONE man ) stench to it – first its Champions League, then when none of those clubs were really interested then he turned his attentions to returning to London! Plus it has nothing to do with money lol, cos if the rumours are rite then Rovers were offering £50,000 and the fact that he was getting into the England team with us cuts his options even further lol So the sooner he leaves for £15m then the better so we can get other players in with the money

  • Apparently now we are asking for 17 million. Spurs are trying a swap deal involving and/or Robinson/Gardner/Bent but we aint biting… we want cold hard cash.

  • I think i would take the Robinson/ Bent option, Gardener is crap so dont want him but the other two would be good additions, although their wages may be a bit too much for us. I would like to see Lennon involved or take the money and buy Milner to replace him and then extra money to buy new players

  • Why would we want Robinson, he wouldnt get first team action? Bent would be ok but do we really need another striker?!! I’d take a midfielder from them… lennon ideally.

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