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Davies Asks Fans To Not Turn On Barry

Curtis Davies is hoping that Barry does not become a 'hate' figure after the Skippers remarks about O'Neill.

Speaking to the Evening Mail, the injured centre half is hoping that business can continue as close to normal as possible, as we prepare for our return to Europe and another league campaign.

"It`s not really distracting because you`ve got to look after your own house.

"Whatever Gareth`s doing or saying, he`s his own man and he`ll sort out his own stuff.

"I`ve just been concentrating on my injury. I`ve been interested to see who`s coming in but I`ve got to look after myself.

"He`s been good for the club for 10 years so if he goes, I`d like to think he goes on better terms than if he was hated."

Davies' believes his move from Albion shares some parellels with the Barrypool situation.

"It`s a shame it was sour when I left because I felt I had done well for the club in the time that I was there.

"It`s just a shame that when things get drawn out like with my deal getting left to the last minute, the fans thought 'he`s jilted us`.

"But it`s football. You can`t please everyone and a lot of times you need to look after your family.

"People talk about loyalty, but my only loyalty is to my family and to look after them.

"If you can move on to a better club and earn yourself a better living and play better football then it`s something you need to do."

Yes move onto a better club maybe, but hasn't Barry said this is nothing about money so the better living doesn't come into it. Playing better football can't really come into it considering he'll bench warm in rotation - that doesn't do much for your form.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 2 2008

Time: 3:37PM

Your Comments

Look after his family?Im sure barrys family are not on the bread line.And as for turning he is the one who turned on the manager and club in a scummy little newspaper.
british84
I second that. Look after his family? lol. Come on Curtis, who are you trying to kid? So is he actually saying that he himself has no loyalty to the club whatsoever? This is becoming slightly worrying. I feel that I have a loyalty to my collegues and I guess I have a sense of loyalty to the RAF as a whole. You know, teamwork etc??? Maybe footballers are above all that loyalty nonsense.
Villan-in-Cyprus
yeah this turning out to be rather alarming... I guess one thing in our favour is at least MON knows the value of loyalty and he is the one in charge of our ship. I think in Davies defence he is just covering his back on the WBA in as much as anything.
simonbigron
Oh come on Villan-in-Cyprus you know damn well that if the money was there, and they had bigger and better planes, you would be off to the Luftwaffe like a shot : )
steff_the_villan
good to know Curtis has no loyalty to the club. Thanks.
los_angeles_villan
Don't footballers realize when they put that shirt on they are playing for the badge that represents thousands of people who can't play? I understand money, but they make too much as it is so don't give me that bull*****. Too selfish.
los_angeles_villan
i take it davis will be off, if he does well and a "cl" club comes calling then.
4862walker
We would all change employer for a shed load more money but this is not about money its about playing in the Champions League. If he goe's I wont hate him.
col8
The Luftwaffe????!!! :o HEIL HITLER! Exactly steff_the_villan, if they had bigger and better planes I would entirely forget about being English and support Germany. Interesting analogy:)
Villan-in-Cyprus
Supporters are going to re-act upon GB's return, as they see fit, despite the best intentions of Curtis Davies and his sentiments. A lot of Villans feel betrayed by Barry's actions. He'll get verbal abuse, most ex-Villans returning to B6 with their new clubs do.
glensider
 

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