I have thought about this again and again like all of us and there is no way I can accept what Bent regarding this transfer request. Threads such as ''If you were offered a job for much more money would you take it?'' etc are just clutching at straws attempts to defend Bent. I am very happy with what Bent did for us last year and believed all of his love for the club was real till the transfer request. Bent potentially could have been a legend to Sunderland fans for years to come, now he will be remembered as somebody who came and did a great job whilst getting paid to do so but left for more money, not for champions league football etc. The only reason I would have accepted for Bent leaving is if it was family reasons and he came out and said so straight away. Like a young teenage girl in denial that a boyband is split up, this is similar, people have bought into Darren Bent and his love for SAFC so much they refuse to believe what he has done.