April 7th, 2008

QOTD: David Bentley on The Lifestyle


“Some people plan it all. Their PRs tell the papers which club they’re going to, or which shops their missus can be seen walking out of. It’s part of a whole lifestyle. People like Jodie Marsh and Danielle Lloyd are driven by it – they crave being photographed. I know there are people who could arrange things for my missus if she wanted to raise her profile. If I wanted to be known as the DIY King I’d just set it up for me and my girlfriend to get papped going into B&Q.“

Link: The Secret Life of a Footballer

Cheers Kim!

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31 Responses to “QOTD: David Bentley on The Lifestyle”

  1. Becca x says:

    Im Really Growing To Love This Man… And The Things He Said Are 100% True.

    Im Feeling The Bentley Love.

    The Only Thing Wrong With The Quote Is – I know there are people who could arrange things for my missus if she wanted to raise her profile.

  2. MrsSenderos says:

    True the defending was crap (and not much better for the Torres one thats just gone in!!) however the only consoltion is, when Philippe makes a mistake we get loads of close ups of him looking sad and doing that cute frowning thing.
    Keyword is Bed12 – no comment necessary i think!!!!

  3. goalkeeperette says:

    Daniel Agger as well??? OMG you are heaven-sent MrsS! Marry me!  LOL  Oh yes, the Danish and the Spanish, my little weak spots…

    I’m watching CL as well…I’m glad Philippe is playing so I can watch him, but crappy defending against Hyypi

  4. MrsSenderos says:

    Ah yes goalkeeperette the shared lust of the Swiss god will ensure we are lifelong friends!! Im currently spending a divine 90 mins watching him play Champ league against Liverpool!!! Have to agree with you about Nicklas Bendtner as well actually – im not sure why but ive been drooling over him a bit lately! Could be the fact hes Danish i supose cos I also have mini crushes on Kasper Schmeichel & Agger.

  5. Meriam says:

    I’ve always liked this guy, but that ‘missus’ thing sounds really unnattractive.

    Also, wasn’t he really fit before, before he went for the almost shaved ‘do? I don’t quite remember, but I’m SURE he was very hot. Does anyone remember?

    p.s. HONEYDO’S—> that is a way better word that DIY. Thanks for that <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  6. carly says:

    I’m impressed, he wrote an article on the Guardian!  <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/surprise.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="surprised" style="border:0;" />

    This is a scary reality. It seems completely ridiculous to me that the shops your wife wants to visit are the major aspect in one’s career moves. But Keane has spoken about this too…it’s so incredibly sad and awful. Where is this leading to?  <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/shuteye.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="shut eye" style="border:0;" />

  7. Pussycat says:

    I think I’m in looooooove.

  8. freddiegirl says:

    Aww, that interview actually made me like David Bentley.

  9. Nando? Oh, I read an article about when he had bought furniture and was suprised he had to put them together by himself. <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />I could have helped him, I’m raised with IKEA…

  10. nicky xxx says:

    btw ladies in the Daily express Nando Torres has been quoted saying “ i love DIY. B&Q;is my favourite store im always up my local B&Q;“ something like that! lolz..x

  11. Jacey says:

    Well, sure, now that you say it TFO, it just reaches right up and slaps me in the face! <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" /> So that’s why the kids call me Captain Obvious.

  12. The Fourth Official says:

    Do It Yourself

  13. Jacey says:

    Sounds nicely grounded. Good for him. That said, what the heck is DIY? I gather it’s home immprovement projects (?), but what does that stand for? We call them honeydo’s here….Honey do this, honey do that.

  14. lose that girl says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with this guy. This quote makes me move 60/40…I think that I have to see more before I can settle one way or the other.

  15. FootballerChick43 says:

    I officially have a new hero off the English National Team. Good to see someone who doesn’t sacrifice themself for the sake of fame and endorsements. Honestly, if I knew he wasn’t British I would have thought he was from Kentucky/Tennessee/Alabama/Mississippi with the whole “Missus” thing. I’m from that area so it doesn’t bother me that much anymore.

  16. Sara (Mrs Olof Mellb says:

    What a really good interview. David seems to have his feet firmly on the ground. I agree with Mrs Torres..this whole “Missus” thing is so annoying.

  17. I just get annoyed by the “missus” thing! I would get so pissed if my man called me that. Grrr.

    Part from that, that seems like an intelligent baller. Spot on.

  18. The Fourth Official says:

    I love a man who loves DIY!  David, my . . . um, tub needs caulking.  <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  19. BmwM5 says:

    Ahhh, I like him.
    Nothing is better in a guy than atleticism and brains!!!!
    Humor is also a big plus.
    And looks too!
    What else am I forgeting?

    Anyways…that interview was great!!!!
    I think he’ll be my little muse.

  20. goalkeeperette says:

    Couldn’t agree more with you MrsSenderos, fantastic taste indeed! We should get along very well!  tongue wink

    Funniest thing is that I actually thought about adding a “Mrs XY” to my name like some of the others, and the first name that popped into mind was (naturally) Mrs Senderos….and then I refreshed kickette tonight and BOOM, there you are. But even if you “nicked” the desired title from me, I couldn’t be happier to have another Philippe devotee here with me, so YAY! I might as well switch to Mrs Cesc Fabregas or Mrs Jens Lehmann or Mrs Nicklas Bendtner (I’ve been crushing madly on him recently) or basically any of the Arsenal squad.

    kickette, we need more Arsenal member sizzle queries, plskthx!!  LOL

  21. Filthygorgeous says:

    That quote is pure genius. Never a truer word said! My partner’s sister works for a UK paper, and they are forever getting boring “tip offs” about no-name WAGS going to obvious pap/wag/footballer hotspots e.g chinawhite, movida, paper etc. If you do want your private left as just that, it’s relatively easy to do. You don’t have to turn up to the opening of an envelope…you can I dunno, stay in your chavtastic over-the-top home <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

    Yeah my partner refers to me as his “missus” around his mates. Not my cup of tea tbh! However his job requires a more dignified vocabulary lol, so he refers to me as his “partner” to his colleagues <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  22. anonymous says:

    He was in Newz bar, Liverpool on Sat. Checking out the city maybe?

  23. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Heard he might be coming to Liverpool, really hope it’s true!!

    And I hate the way he refers to his partner as ‘my missus’!! Not very polite!

    And Jodie Marsh and Danilelle Lloyd like to to photographed??? Go figure!!

    Hmm think I have the Modays Morning Blues!!!

  24. That’s so true. That’s exactly why i hate the football lifestyle. And david bentley has a girlfriend/missus? Sadness…

  25. MrsSenderos says:

    Hey what can I say Goalkeeperette i guess ive just got fantastic taste!!!

  26. brandy says:

    I’m starting to like him a little bit more. He’s not hot hot, but at least it sounds like he has some kind of brain which is more than can be said for most WAGs and their meal tickets.

  27. goalkeeperette says:

    “If I wanted to be known as the DIY King I’d just set it up for me and my girlfriend to get papped going into B&Q;.”

    Hahahaha awesome!  LOL 
    It’s great to see a footballer find some explicit words for what’s going on in WAG-world….  rolleyes
    Btw is that “missus” thing really that contemptuous? Because many tabloids refer to the WAGs as “missus” (e.g. “Steven Gerrard’s missus”), so I thought is was pretty common… Sorry for asking, but I’m not an English native so I’d like to know.

    Oh and WHO IS MRS SENDEROS???? Damn I should have patented that name when I got here….because he is MINE!!!! *insane laughter*

  28. klyn312 says:

    whew, I thought he was MARRIED by the “missus” comment, thanks Tammy! so there is still hope for me to be papped going into (insert ANYWHERE here)….
    I don’t know why but I heart Bentley!
    <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/cheese.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="cheese" style="border:0;" />

  29. MrsSenderos says:

    I agree with ‘lose that girl’im a bit undecided about David Bentley but hes definately swayed my opinion on him for the better by dissin the players and wags who are only in it for the photo shoots and premieres. Im sick of seein the same players with the same group of women who they seem to rotate in a way that would make Rafa jealous! – Get a life (a real one!!!!!)

  30. Katie says:

    Speaking of Keano and WAGS I found a pic of his wife from his testimonial game.
    I remember him saying he was offered lots of money many times for a photo shoot in OK magazine or Hello but said he’ll never do it even though his wife buys all this magazines:)

  31. tammyv says:

    Thank god, I totally thought that I was alone with “the Missus” thing.  I hate it even more when you are NOT MARRIED to the girl!  Umm, she is not “the missues”, she is currently “the mistress” until you step-up and make it legal. Trust me, she and everyone else still knows you are not married.  This is not going to placate anything.

    other then that, I think I love him!