Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Should Steven Gerrard take up ex-team mate's offer?


It has to be said, under any other circumstances, we would say absolutely no to Darren Bent. A career failure at best, maybe at one point kind of slightly above average, but now evidently washed-up and seeking employment at the age of 34, this once-England striker is as busted a flush as they come.

And naturally he’s been on the radio confirming he’d cream himself to join Rangers.

Sure, his lip service was seductive, calling us one of Britain’s biggest clubs. True, of course, and flattery gets you everywhere, but so does ability, and we’re less sure he has much any more.

Two in 15 in England’s Championship last season and 10 in 37 the season before rather sums up this striker’s twilight years.

And yet, no denying it, Rangers are rather thin up there.

Alfredo Morelos, a tad unreliable at times. Kyle Lafferty, a great striker but may just be a slight injury concern. And Umar Sadiq who has still not seemingly settled in.

It is hardly a depth of riches, albeit saying Darren Bent will resolve that problem is kind of like adding another wooden chair to a room which already has one too many.

We have to go back to 2015 for the last time Bent had some form, for Villa, with 12 in 20. Very respectable. Alas his litany of injuries and poor goal return since then would surely make Stevie Gerrard taking him up on his offer a bit of a mistake.

We admit it – there are worse strikers out there than Darren Bent. And maybe a fit Bent (sounds like an exercise machine) wouldn’t be the worst prospect in the world – especially compared to Sadiq’s current travails.

But we would definitely have to reject this one if given the choice.


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16 comments:

  1. Morelos "a tad unreliable"?? Great at holding the ball up and working a defence, but couldn't finish a cup of tea.

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  2. Agreed 100% - don't need any more washed up players just looking to top up their pensions. He has nothing to offer, mediocre when he was at top of his game.

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  3. No thanks. Why not ask Super Ally to lace his boots up?
    Too old to play up front, terrible goals record recently, would cost more than we want to pay, would stop young players getting a chance. If we needed more depth, should have been sorted before now
    Ross McCormack would be a much better bet, though we have now missed the boat on that. If we lose more strikers, we may have to look at out of contract guys, but suspect even then we could do better

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    1. That's the only way it should be, if they're daft enough.

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  5. A career failure at best? I wouldn't sign him but I wish I'd been a career failure like him.........

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  6. My priority signing now would be steve davis as he is oof at southampton, followed by solanke 6 month loan.

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  7. If you voted yes your either on the wrong side or on drugs 34 yr old and washed up and can't get a contract at Burton big no from me

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  8. All Steven Gerrard needs to do is talk to Paul Lambert about this fella he messed him about at Villa .. He was once a good player but is disruptive … No thanks

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  9. He is out of contract, why ? Its not his wages, its because he is rank rotten, a big no no from me

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  10. This is just media speculation at best.
    Darren Bent is now old hat, comparable with Celtics ill-fated signing of Carlton Cole
    Nothing to get worked up about.

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  11. Anyone seen the tims press conference questioning refs loyalty? Fuckn amazin Kevin fuckn clancey 😳

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  12. We don't need any more strikers with the formation(s) we play.
    And he's pure sh!te.

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  13. No! He is Pish!

    Bent - Pish
    McCormack - Pish

    Id Rather Sign Cummings
    Id Rather Sign Grigg
    Id Rather Solanke on a 1yr Loan
    Id Rather Llorente on Loan or Permanent
    Id Rather we Gave Hardie/Rudden a Chance

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