I instinctively like A&E. Not the world’s greatest footballer, but arguably the coolest left back in the west. It’s a dog eat dog world and those hanging upon the every word of ‘footballers’ sometimes forget they have entered into a world where John Terry’s ethical compass is broken but not uncommon.
I like Benny because he doesn’t pretend. No newspaper clippings of Spurs ‘greats’ became oiled at their corners then dried out as the Blutak stuck then decayed over time on his bedroom wall.
He freely acknowledges that he’s a jobbing footballer who to his absolute credit gives his up most wherever he lays his hat.
That said, there will be some who’s nest has been poked by his latest comments.
“Everything is possible, when I met the chairman last January he told me that, if a club bigger than Tottenham came in for me, he wouldn’t necessarily be against my departure.
If there is a change at Tottenham – some more money is made available – I wouldn’t be against the idea of staying, but otherwise I’ll try to move forwards, as I did when I left Lens.”
Fair fecks to him is what I say. If Levy & Co. don’t think he’s worth a deal, then that’s the way the cookie crumbles. But the next bit puts him right up there, for me…
“I have a gentleman’s agreement with the chairman. As he is a man of his word, I hope that will make things easier if a great club comes in.”
I cannot believe after the, ‘no like chicken badge’ fiasco with that Croatian knitwit that Benny didn’t know what he was saying. Genius.
Now who’s in your Top 5 comedian list? To be honest I never gave it any genuine thought before now… Sellers is there, then…