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View Phil’s Barber's Profile Phil’s Barber Flag Crowborough 02 Feb 20 3.02pm Send a Private Message to Phil’s Barber Add Phil’s Barber as a friend

Originally posted by HeathMan

Saw the game against Sheffield United. At the start VB was looking interested and winning the ball. Towards the end I saw the familiar lone figure wondering what he should do next. In that state he can be, and is, ignored by opposing players. While there will be instances of his giving effort without reward, he needs to be seen as having, and using, the ability to be in action for the team more often.


Won some good flick ons but conversely on the deck his touch was often a little heavy and positionally I feel certain that Tosun or Wickham would’ve been on the end of one of those three balls played across the 6 yard box in the first half.

Furthermore his shot in the second half lacked any conviction and sadly another entire game where he posed no threat to the opposition goal whatsoever, which for a transfer fee of £27 Million (plus add ons) and a weekly wage of £120k is nowhere near good enough.

 

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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 02 Feb 20 8.34pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

Originally posted by Phil’s Barber


Won some good flick ons but conversely on the deck his touch was often a little heavy and positionally I feel certain that Tosun or Wickham would’ve been on the end of one of those three balls played across the 6 yard box in the first half.

Furthermore his shot in the second half lacked any conviction and sadly another entire game where he posed no threat to the opposition goal whatsoever, which for a transfer fee of £27 Million (plus add ons) and a weekly wage of £120k is nowhere near good enough.

A very fair summary. The shot in the first half where he hit the side netting was equally poor and shocking that he failed to even work the gk.

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Online Flag 02 Feb 20 8.50pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Rachid Rachid Rachid

A very fair summary. The shot in the first half where he hit the side netting was equally poor and shocking that he failed to even work the gk.

A budgie in slippers comes to mind. He has what they call in golf “The yips”. His leg seizes up when he tries to shoot.

Edited by EddieMac (02 Feb 2020 8.50pm)

 

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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 02 Feb 20 9.48pm Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

Just been at the Sky Sports Transfer Talk Podcast featuring that Dharmesh guy from Sky Sports News. He said that Benteke to Spurs nearly happened on deadline day and only failed because Spurs only wanted a loan whereas we wanted to sell him.

Assuming there is an element of truth in that, he'll be gone in the summer.

 


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View Wilbraham413's Profile Wilbraham413 Flag 03 Feb 20 4.26am Send a Private Message to Wilbraham413 Add Wilbraham413 as a friend

I used to feel sort of sorry for Benteke, but after his typical lazy useless performance against Sheffield, I've reached the tipping point where I can't stand the sight of him. I never want him to appear in our shirt again, and I hate him with the passion of a thousand white hot suns.

Too severe? No, I really don't think so. It's time to hurl abuse at this absolute donkey any time he appears. I imagine that in the year 2030, we'll be in division 2, and Benteke will still be our starting striker. I swear to god, I can never imagine a time when he's not polluting our roster and destroying any chance of us scoring a goal.

 


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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 03 Feb 20 4.32am Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by Wilbraham413

I used to feel sort of sorry for Benteke, but after his typical lazy useless performance against Sheffield, I've reached the tipping point where I can't stand the sight of him. I never want him to appear in our shirt again, and I hate him with the passion of a thousand white hot suns.

Too severe? No, I really don't think so. It's time to hurl abuse at this absolute donkey any time he appears. I imagine that in the year 2030, we'll be in division 2, and Benteke will still be our starting striker. I swear to god, I can never imagine a time when he's not polluting our roster and destroying any chance of us scoring a goal.

Too severe, mate.

BUT, I am starting to feel the same. After feverently defending him for months, he really does just look shot of confidence. And I just don't know how he's going to get it back. That shot on the weekend was so weak. We need forwards to be putting those away.

Benteke....you're losing me!

 

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View BelfastEagle's Profile BelfastEagle Flag 03 Feb 20 6.47am Send a Private Message to BelfastEagle Add BelfastEagle as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

Just been at the Sky Sports Transfer Talk Podcast featuring that Dharmesh guy from Sky Sports News. He said that Benteke to Spurs nearly happened on deadline day and only failed because Spurs only wanted a loan whereas we wanted to sell him.

Assuming there is an element of truth in that, he'll be gone in the summer.


The only way he will be gone in the summer is on a season long loan, nobody will be prepared to pay a fee for him.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 03 Feb 20 6.49am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wilbraham413

I used to feel sort of sorry for Benteke, but after his typical lazy useless performance against Sheffield, I've reached the tipping point where I can't stand the sight of him. I never want him to appear in our shirt again, and I hate him with the passion of a thousand white hot suns.

Too severe? No, I really don't think so. It's time to hurl abuse at this absolute donkey any time he appears. I imagine that in the year 2030, we'll be in division 2, and Benteke will still be our starting striker. I swear to god, I can never imagine a time when he's not polluting our roster and destroying any chance of us scoring a goal.

Seeing him in the starting line-up is like going to a party and no beer served. Flat, boring and a lost cause. Still have no idea why Roy H. even put him on the bench?

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 03 Feb 20 7.12am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Phil’s Barber


Won some good flick ons but conversely on the deck his touch was often a little heavy and positionally I feel certain that Tosun or Wickham would’ve been on the end of one of those three balls played across the 6 yard box in the first half.

Tosun was injured and Wickham gone but we did have another centre forward in Ayew who was played out of position and would probably have done better than Benteke if he played in his position instead

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 03 Feb 20 7.58am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Whatever the reason he is shot now.
On Saturday he did win some balls in the air and he did a bit of hold up play but where it counts most he went missing again.
He missed a sitter when it was almost easier to score, he was out of position for a great pull back in the first half - had he been standing where a centre forward should he might have scored and then in the second half he hit a weak shot instead of rolling the ball left to MacArthur.
Add to that he runs like a constipated penguin and just does not appear to even want to try when chasing the ball down.
It is just plain wrong when that happens!
Why Hodgson started him and not play Ayew in the middle with Andros outside him I will never know.
He needs to be benched forever and let go - even on a free asap.
Murray at 36 years old on the other hand...……………….. thanks Alan!

 

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Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Tosun was injured and Wickham gone but we did have another centre forward in Ayew who was played out of position and would probably have done better than Benteke if he played in his position instead

Ayew has 6 league goals so far this season. Benteke has 4 in 2 and a half. One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to see who should wear the no. 9 shirt.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag Kent 03 Feb 20 8.37am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

I read an article by an ex-footballer recently, I cannot remember who it was, but cannot shake this picture of Benteke now.

He mentioned in the article that Benteke was one of those players who just does not have a 'love for football' and this for me was a real light bulb moment.

Sure he can win headers, has a touch and he can shoot of course, but he has no enthusiasm or desire. Our team do not create many chances and a player who is not bothered and happy to do the bare minimum each game is not going to get goals for us, hence his return. I would have thought given the state of play he would be almost goal-hanging desperate to score, most strikers would, but he still refuses to get in the box.

He can be fit as ever, with his natural talent and play every minute but he does not have the right mentality for this team. We should have sold him a while ago, I had been one to stand up for him in the hope he would come back, but this has passed now.

 


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