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Davies Delight

Curtis Davies returned to competative football today in a behind closed doors friendly against Notts County.

The surprise inclusion was certainly not expected as most believed he wouldn't be back in action until October, even if his rehab had been going well over the last few months.

Speaking on the official site after completing 60 minutes of football, he said:

'I feel great. It was a good game to get 60 minutes in. I felt I could have played the full 90 but I'll take it slowly, one day at a time and see how I come through it.

'I've been looking at the new shirt for ages and just waiting to pull it on, so it was good to be back out there - albeit in a behind closed doors game.

'I felt comfortable and I didn't hold back. Hopefully now I'll get another game soon and I can start to put a bit of pressure on Martin and Zat.'




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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 31 2008

Time: 2:25PM

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Great news! Could be one of our best players this season if he stays fit, i thought he showed signs of being a rly top class defender when he had his run in the team last season
avfchris
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31/07/2008 14:33:00

Great news we just need to sign him some friends to play either side of him then our defence should be complete!!! Do we know if Friedel played? I imagine so cause we kept a clean sheet lol.
Tez86
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31/07/2008 14:34:00

Chuffed that his on his way to full fitness , think he will be awesome in the coming season. What was the score ?
nick1
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31/07/2008 15:02:00

What was the score??
deano.avfc
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31/07/2008 15:02:00

we won 1-0, what was the team?
johnmurphy3112
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31/07/2008 15:06:00

Excellent news!
NorthcliffeBandit
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31/07/2008 15:17:00

Great news! Almost like a new signing!
SuperTommyJohnson
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31/07/2008 16:05:00

Notts County, who scored?
PTP
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31/07/2008 16:07:00

great news that he's back so early!!
romanianvillain
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31/07/2008 16:10:00

Didn't he used to play rightback for the baggies or luton?
johnmurphy3112
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31/07/2008 17:00:00

i think so john, but that would mean having to play zat *****e in the middle. i'd keep davies in the middle and zat on the bench and play a 500g tub of flora proactiv instead.
bobbyfett
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31/07/2008 17:02:00

fantastic news!
The Fear
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31/07/2008 17:38:00

Anyone know who scored and what the line-up was - in particular did Friedel or Barry play???
deano.avfc
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31/07/2008 17:59:00

Great news, formed a decent partnership with Laursen last season, will learn a thing or two from Laursen on the way as well and will be fantastic
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
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31/07/2008 19:25:00

Great to see Curtis back, top player, we're gonna need him.
jonah
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31/07/2008 19:28:00

It was 1-0 Villa Deano, I read somewhere that Barry was left out but that was probably just more *****e from the press.
jonah
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31/07/2008 19:30:00

I woudn't want him to play at right back, I would rather see him and Laursen at CB and us to sign a couple of RB's.
UpTheHolte
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31/07/2008 20:37:00

Great news top player when will the rest of the new players arrive
pksandell
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31/07/2008 21:43:00

with luck 1 tommorow and the majority withinin 2weeks :)
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
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31/07/2008 21:47:00

If ever Villa needed a player to return to the first team its Davis, people questioned his ability when he joined from WBA but its no coincidence Villas season went titz up after he was Injured at Arsenal.
col8
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01/08/2008 09:13:00

I know it's off topic but anyone else find it strange we have a "BLUE" away kit? one of my best mates is a Nose and he's already started.
TMorley
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01/08/2008 09:35:00

A remarkable recovery from Curtis Davies, from what was very obviously a particularly nasty long term injury. Having his back will be a real bonus, he was looking an inspired piece of business by MON when the injury struck at The Emirates. A fully fit Curtis, allied to the arrival of Brad Friedel, should certainly help strengthen our leaky defence.
glensider
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04/08/2008 10:39:00

Pair of solid, dependable full backs brought into the club now before the serious business gets underway, and our back line, for the first time in a long time, should have a really solid look about it. Hopefully new arrivals will be signed and sealed before the UEFA Cup game arrives.
glensider
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04/08/2008 10:43:00

 

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