Three great Darren Bent comments posted at the Blackcats list in recent days, linked to Steve Bruce’s own pursuit of new recruits, deserve wider currency. I haven’t specific consent so will limit attribution to initials:
I want to see a signing of real quality – like the Darren Bent signing was (and we should be able to get him now for less than we sold him for). If we had Bent now, for instance, I’d be expecting a top six finish.
An interesting comment! I recall suggesting at the time that (while the money was clearly a factor) Bent knew he’d receive a damn sight better service from Downing and Young than he ever got with us. Now they’ve both left him behind!
Interesting comments from Darren Bent on skysports.com “Darren Bent insists he has no intention of being the next high-profile departure from Aston Villa. I’m more than happy to be here and play for Aston Villa. It’s a terrific football club. I’d like to be here for the long haul.”
That’ll be him on his way then …