Hawes, that's the point. Something else has gone on.
With Clarky he did something stupid (and Ball used it as an excuse to get him shipped, although at the time it was a pretty good excuse) but I just can't agree that the OP (and the world and his dog) is ready to treat Bent in this way without knowing the facts. People are putting 2 and 2 and getting 5. Moving to a bigger club....possibly, but not in recent times. better service...hardly. better fans...no more of the same I'd suggest. No-one but Bent knows why he has moved and perhaps he doesn't really know himself.
If money was involved, we have to ask ourselves if we did offer to improve his contract, but again, we DON'T know.
Booing a player who used to play for Sunderland is a very poor effort. Do it if you have to, but I won't be.
Kneejerks are us! If we really hate the guy, the best way (IMHO) is to ignore him (my posts excluded of course!)
Booing the fuck out of him, and I mean with pure vitriol will affect his game. He was like a rabbit in the headlights at WHL last season.
He has made his bed and he must lie in it. He is going to be a very rich man, but then he already is. What will he do with his extra £30K a week?
He did not deserve a pay rise after 12-15 months at the club. He was paid very well to do what he was meant to do when he arrived.
We know enough facts to make a judgement. He lied his way through a press conference yesterday, it was etched all over his face.
He has joined a club going nowhere fast. He is under huge pressure to deliver. And not just during his inevitable honeymoon period(great bet for the first goal on Saturday I would say). The real test comes when the dust settles.