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Richard C

Bentley

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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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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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FleetFanatic said:
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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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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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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Who is putting this "Jacko went because he wasn't going to be captain," [****!!****] around?

 

There are plenty of reasons why he went when he did, and that certainly is not one of them! Show the man a bit more respect than that.

 

As for Bentley? He gave us a great season where he proved his fitness to play at this level. He is not an [****!!****], (plenty of those still at the club.) and he was uncertain as to what to do about re-signing until the day he left. As Wobbly Wayne has said, "what more do you want?"

 

 

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Andy Y. (G&NFC) said:
Who is putting this "Jacko went because he wasn't going to be captain," [****!!****] around?

That would be me. Someone in my family speaks to Jacko alot,don't believe me if you don't want to,but it's what was said..

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The captaincy thing is lies.

As Andy Y said, give the lad a bnit more credit than that. If you remember the new captain was only announced after Jacko had gone to D an R not before.

Rubbish rumours like this don't help anybody.

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