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I would have thought Southend myself , having got away from Georgie he wouldnt go back for more .

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Bentley run of the mill. No balance no flair IMO

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Bentley run of the mill. No balance no flair IMO


So its not the same Mark Bentley that won all of our player of the season awards last year then?

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He'd be one of the first names on the team sheet if he were still with the Fleet though.

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no balance and no flair..i know you said imo but..please tell me you are joking..Bentley was class..imo

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Probably not He went and put the same post on the Dagger's board.

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He's a mercenary so there may be truth in the story of him going to Hornchurch. They're loaded!

Then again, it could all be b****cks.

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No I'm not joking. Not seen a lot of him, but stand by my opinion on what I've seen

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He was head and shoulders our star man last season and would have been a great asset to us this year.
Could make the step up to league footie, if given the chance.

Mercenary ! - he signed a year contract with us , honoured it, put 100 % effort when on the pitch , and was our player of the year.. what more do you want ?



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Er......loyalty? Another signed contract?

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Er......loyalty? Another signed contract?


Well if he had done that when he was with Aldershot We might have got relegated last year.
Why would he or any other player be any more loyal to us than he was to the club we got him from?

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Do you expect the club to be 'loyal' by renewing all players contracts when they expire ?

Benno is by all accounts alledgely a bit of an [****!!****], but you can not level the charge of being disloyal to the Fleet at him. Its a job , he is ambitious and when he moved on, he had no obligations to us. In fact we should be grateful to him, because he along with one or two others kept a poor squad in the conference, and enabled us to move on, and slowly grow as a club.
Would we have grown faster if he had stayed here ? probably yes, but we can't begrudge him moving.

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On the other hand, Jacko is actually a very decent bloke, still loves the Fleet, but did exactly the same a Benno, and for the same reasons; ie to have a go at full time football, more money and to have a go at getting into the football league before age catches up with him.
Not sure we should be moaning about Benno if we don't moan about Jacko.
Best is to just thank them both for their time at the Fleet,and for helping us stay in the Conference.

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Exactly - Well said that man

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One other thing, in these days of "professionalism" and 1 and 2 year contracts, it is the exception rather than the rule for any player to stay loyal to one club for say, 10 years. Once upon a time there was a testomonial game almost every season for a long servant, nowadays they are almost obsolete.
It is therefore quite normal for a club to change 90% of it's playing staff over a 4 year period.

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Although if he does step down a division and reunites himself with Borg at Hornchurch, I'll allow myself a wry smile.

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i dont see how you can compare jacko and bentley surely in the fact only that they are both quality players.jacko had plenty of oppotunities during his fleet career to so call better himself. I think you will find forest at one time were interested amongst others..as for going full time i was under the impression that he was still not a full time player..the facts are bentley one year thanks very much..jacko eight years(guess sorry) thanks very much..If it was about money surely jacko would have gone years ago

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Jacko wouldn't have kept the captaincy if he had stayed this season,i'm told that had quite alot to do with it.

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accepted fleetboy but that still to me doesn't detract from the fact of his loyalty to the club which surely was nothing less than admirable




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