B2S - point well taken, and you're right, just to want to be here isn't enough, but the comparison I make is those that fall into that category and those, like our boy Robbie who, sorry, if I offend, don't.
Yes bent was forced onto us by that twat Comoli...but knowing all the things we know about his game (you and I both seem to know...so you can't tell me the experts at the club didn't know) why wasn't he put into a situation that suited his game, or just straight up admit a mistake was made and move him on. What's the definition of of insanity - trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Of course Bent's not a hold the ball back to the defense forward...never has been.
I'll disagree with you about his speed, when he's gotten the few through balls he likes he's beaten the pants off of most defenders...but what do we do...lob the effin' ball in the air to him where, aagreed, he doesn't win balls (never did, even when he was England's top English striker...not with us of course, and if Defoe was getting more than a game or two at that time he (Bent) probably wouldn't have held that title).
The Heskey thing - you probably would've seent the best of Darren Bent if we had gotten Emile Heskey in as he (and Defoe...and Keane) would thrive off of a big ball holding centre forward. Of course even in that scenario any of the others would be expendable.
Bundling the ball in hacking it in of your shin, spiking your shot into the ground and it bounces over the keep and goes in...who really gives a flying monkeys...so long as it goes in!
Anyway, all this discussion is probably moot, as I think he's gone in the summer (Harry's made his mind up...be funny if he's the hero of the Carling Cup Final wouldn't it?).
Last question...who do you think was more pissed off that Keane came back...Bent or Defoe? (my answer...Defoe!)