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Ferdinand and Sidwell and England

Ferdinand and Sidwell and England

Jesus it's Curtis Davies overload in the news today - here, speaking to the Evening Mail, he believes that Anton Ferdinand and Steve Sidwell will improve their England chances by playing for the Villa.

Ferdinand is believed to be on our wishlist and has been linked a fair few times this summer, and as for Sidwell it's believed a deal is almost as good as done, we are simply waiting for him to meet with the new Chelsea boss, sort out some compo and make sure he isn't wanted.

Davies believes both players would flourish at Villa Park and really catch Capello's eye.

"I know Anton - I played one game with him for the Under-21s and he`s another good, English player.

"I`m sure he`s looking to get England recognition as he`s always been one who has stood out as a young, English defender and I`m sure he wants to take the next step.

"Martin O`Neill seems to be trying to nick all the best English players and he`s (steve Sidwell) another - I think the manager`s trying to go for the first all-English squad in the Premier League!

"Steve would be a good signing if he does come. I`ve been reading while I was away that he wants to talks to Felipe Scolari to see whether there`s any future for him at Chelsea, which is fair enough.

"But he would be a good signing for us and he`s another one of those English players who can push on with us in Europe and hopefully push on into an England squad."

For those who wondered about the loan, tax deferred transfer of Davies and when, if and how it happened officially - will be pleased to know his permanent move to Villa went through today and he's officially signed a 4 year contract.

Despite his move only being completed today, Davies is unworried by the thoughts of another centre half coming in.

"It`s known through the squad we need strengthening as we`ve only got 17 fit professionals which makes us one sub short.

"In football you have to overcome any competition to reach the top so when someone does come in, I will happily welcome them and try to displace them when I`m fit.

"If I start worrying about who`s going to fill my position I could feel down.

"If someone comes in, I`m not worried because I have confidence in my ability and I have to try to keep them out."

Davies also expects to see Martin O'Neill's wheeling and dealing over the summer to pay off in the next few weeks.

"I think it`s a case of sooner if someone is in danger of getting snapped up. But there`s no rush really.

"In my own case, it wasn`t sorted out until deadline day on August 31. It`s been a long summer with Euro 2008 being on and I`m sure the manager has been looking at a few players out there when he was doing his TV work.

"But it`s more about getting the quality we want rather than rushing in and taking someone because they`re available.

"That`s what this manager does well. He`s very shrewd and spends the club`s money as if it were his own.

"It`s good because you see Chelsea and they have unlimited funds so they spend over the odds on a player.

"I`m sure the manager has a budget but he wants to spend it shrewdly and bring in the top-class players that we can for the money."

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday July 2 2008
Time: 3:44PM

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good to see he is not afraid of a little fight.. Laursen is first choice, and if Ferdinand came, the 2. choice would be given to the better performer of them 2..
Faroe_villa_rules
02/07/2008 15:49:00
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Don't rule out Zat Knight either - his attitude is very good and he won't be far off the pace.
BobTheBuilder
02/07/2008 16:17:00
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at least we are finaly seeing players talk about the prospects of good players coming in rather than our old has beens talking of players leaving
Astonian Villan
02/07/2008 16:39:00
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How is what Davies said about Ferdinand and Sidwell different from what Gerrard said about Barry?
JohnDoe
02/07/2008 21:58:00
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I have to agree there we go mad when other teams players talk about our players,zthis is still not as bad as what Gerrard did.
Pking
02/07/2008 23:11:00
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why not?
JohnDoe
02/07/2008 23:23:00
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Good point JD! I think it is bang out of order any player talking about another player that is under contract to another club. Curtis needs to get back on the pitch and away from journos hanging around Bodymoor Heath.
Rawlie
03/07/2008 03:42:00
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Nope desperate Liverpool fans 'calm dowm'.

Davies never once said I want my bestest mate to join the club in an unscripted interview. He said, with names of recent links, they would probably enhance their England prospects playing for a club with England prospects.

Pick his words - at any point does he say I want Ferd and Sidwell to join, because they are my mates.

So JD and Rawlie please try again. Completely different statements, but nice try.
mike_field
03/07/2008 04:06:00
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In fairness this is not news, any player leaving West Ham will Improve his chance of playing at a higher level.
col8
03/07/2008 08:12:00
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mike_field, Davies saying that Ferdinand and Sidwell would improve their England chances if they sign for Villa is the same as Gerrard saying that he'd like barry to sign because he's his mate. Both of them talked about other clubs players, and both of them can be accused of tapping up.
JohnDoe
03/07/2008 14:58:00
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