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Darren Bent could have key role to play for Derby County this...

Darren Bent could have key role to play for Derby County this...

Nigel Pearson believes Darren Bent offers Derby County something different and he is hopeful the former England striker can make a positive contribution this season. Bent has started Derby's two games so far, having endured a frustrating time last season, when he was restricted to only four starts in the League. He was named up front in a 4-4-1-1 system against Brighton in the Rams' opening Championship fixture last Saturday and had Chris Martin as his partner in a 4-4-2...
Roker Report Aug 10, 2016

Kone Video & Situation Reaction - Fans Suffer Once Again

A video emerged today of Lamine Kone confirming that he'd like to stay at Sunderland, and is awaiting a contract offer that was apparently promised to him. That said, is this just another case of player power gone wrong? On January 17th 2011 my life as a football fan changed forever when Darren Bent signed for Aston Villa. At the time I was a naïve 16-year-old, and quite honestly I felt betrayed. I had stupidly believed his claims of loving the club - I had fallen for the photos of him sat on the beach at Roker eating ice creams while he talked of creating a legacy on Wearside. That was...
Derby County striker Darren Bent earns praise after first Rams...

Derby County striker Darren Bent earns praise after first Rams...

Darren Bent's start against Brighton was his first for Derby County since February. Bent was the striker in a 4-4-1-1 system in Saturday's goalless draw. The former England international had a half chance in added time to win it for Derby but he could not get enough on a header from Cyrus Christie's cross. It was a very sharp half-chance and there was a lot to do, said manager Nigel Pearson, who praised Bent. REACTION: Brighton point could prove to be massive, says...
Darren Bent says Derby County's point against Brighton could...

Darren Bent says Derby County's point against Brighton could...

Darren Bent believes the Derby County took from their opening game of the new Sky Bet Championship campaign against Brighton could prove to be massive at the end of the season. The Rams played out a goalless draw against their fellow promotion hopefuls at the iPro Stadium on Saturday. Derby had chances to score early on and late in the match, while Brighton could have won it themselves in between. We will take some positives from the game and we have got a lot to work...
Half-time: Chances for Derby County against Brighton but it is...

Half-time: Chances for Derby County against Brighton but it is...

Darren Bent and Tom Ince went close for Derby County but it remained goalless at half-time in their opening fixture of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion. There was nothing to separate last season's beaten Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-finalists after the first 45 minutes of the new campaign at the iPro Stadium. The Rams were quick out of the blocks and had chances to go ahead early on. In the second minute, Cyrus Christie delivered a teasing cross on the run and Darren...
Championship: Burton drawing with Forest; Norwich 3-0 up

Championship: Burton drawing with Forest; Norwich 3-0 up

Lucas Akins scored Burton Albion's first-ever Championship goal as they travelled to Nottingham Forest for the opening game of the 2016-17 season. Britt Assombalonga, back in the Forest side after missing most of last season through injury, fired the Reds ahead in the 23rd minute before Akins levelled just four minutes later. And, on the half hour, Nigel Clough's Brewers were ahead with Lloyd Dyer the hero.It looked as though Burton would be going into the half-time break with a 2-1 lead but...
Transfer talk: Aston Villla sign Ross McCormack from Fulham for...

Transfer talk: Aston Villla sign Ross McCormack from Fulham for...

Aston Villa have completed the £12m signing of Ross McCormack from Fulham. The striker has agreed a four-year deal at the Sky Bet Championship club and is in line to make his debut in their season opener at Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday. The fee equals the second-highest transfer in the club's history, with Derby County striker Darren Bent Villa's record signing at £24m in 2011. I'm delighted to bring Ross on board. He's a player with proven track record and plenty of...
Derby County fans divided on qualities of goal poacher Darren...

Derby County fans divided on qualities of goal poacher Darren...

DARREN Bent's pre-season goalscoring form is dividing opinion among Derby County supporters after the experienced striker made it three goals in three games in the Rams' 2-0 win at Karlsruher SV in Germany. Some think Bent has been much underused by Derby and should be in line to start their first Championship match of the season, against Brighton & Hove Albion, on Saturday. Others are more cautious about the value of goals in pre-season friendlies. Bent played as the main striker in a...

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