Steven Davis Up For Sale - NOT.
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Steven Davis Up For Sale - NOT.

Steven Davis Up For Sale - NOT.

The paper reports are suggesting that Steven Davis will be put up for sale in the summer. Davis has had a rougher season this year following the last term where he was a virtual ever present and won Villa's Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.

But you have to ask, does this from the Villa boss Martin O'Neill sound like he plans to sell the Northern Ireland international?

'Steven had a really good season last year. He's found it a bit more difficult this year, but I can see him roaring back next season and taking games by the scruff of the neck. Steven's preferred position is central midfield. He doesn't feel comfortable playing out wide. When you're playing 4-4-2, unless you've got a sitting midfielder who doesn't do anything, then it's difficult.'

'I played all my time for Nottingham Forest wide right but I really wanted to play in the centre. I'd have liked to have played centre all the time. That's where I played for Northern Ireland, but Clough said: 'I'm not going to be leaving out Archie Gemmill and that's the position where I feel you are best equipped to help the team.'

Adding on the official site: 'All the young players want to play in the side - it's the time of their lives when they want to enjoy it. I want to build up a squad where I have lots of choices. There's going to be a stage now when some of the younger players in the side, who are not playing regularly, will either have to battle to get into the side or say: 'I've battled as hard as I can and I'm still not in the team - I might look elsewhere.''

Hits the nail on the head when he says 'I want to build a squad'. Yes, get rid of some fringe players, get rid of players with less talent or of an age where they need to find pastures new, but no way will we or should be looking at selling prospects like Davis!

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Hopefully he'l stay and be beter for the adversity. I would like us to chase Sidwell, Parker, Flamini and a FIT Saha.
25/04/2007 12:11:00
It's simple - MON won't sell him unless he can buy anyone better (e.g. Parker, Sidwell or Reo-coker). Interesting to see that Celtic fans are saying that Graveson hasn't justified his wages/fee this season, Petrov has really improved of late and has big potential for us next season.
25/04/2007 09:46:00
got to keep him his goals kept us up last year. Can't understand why he's not had a run ... oh yes i can teachers pet-rov is immune to being dropped. Petrov has improved in the last few games but when he wasn't doing it was time to bring davo in and put some pressure on the guys complacent with their place. Don't sell MON swap him for ronaldo :-D
24/04/2007 22:07:00
here here agentprovocateur couldnt agree more,this theory of davis moaning about what position he is played in is completely wrong,steven is a very quiet person and it is definately not his style to whinge and moan when he isnt playing,his attitude shouldnt be questioned by anyone,he is certainly not a prima donna as some people have been predicting. i feel martin and maybe steven know he was overplayed by the previous manager to the extent of burn out and it has showed in his performances this season,steven will be back,as i have said before i would be amazed if martin let him go,way too big a talent to lose.
Belfast Villain
24/04/2007 17:57:00
As previously stated if we sold davis , it would come back to haunt us season after season, he must stay !!!! and im sure next season he will prove why he should be in the team last season he offered us goals from midfiled , creativity, running with the ball, energy and hard work its all still there and just needs to be once again harnessed. Steve Davis does not strike me as a prima dona footballer and seems to have the right attitude, Along with Luke Moore and Gabby our brightest prospect!!!
24/04/2007 15:18:00
I wouldn't read too much into who MON is or isn't playing at the moment.He now has a good idea of what the players can do on the pitch, but he also needs to know what their attitude is like when they are not selected.If your building a large squad the last thing you want is a flurry of transfer requests once the new season gets under way, and then trying to replace unhappy players in January.If anyone is not willing to fight for a place (J Lloyd) they will be gone this summer no matter what their reputation or potential.
24/04/2007 12:39:00
I expect to see a fully resurgent Steven Davis next season. Hopefully he will still be plying his trade at Villa Park.
24/04/2007 10:49:00
Davis could be a brilliant player for the Villa, his performances for N Ireland have been briliant, so why are theses performances not happening at Villa, the Manager "don't fancy him" I dont fancy any blokes but I would give them a game..... I feel that if he doe's not get a run in the team or MON wont play him he will walk, its not till he leaves we will see another club benifit from his tallent. I personally rate him and think he deserves a place in the team. villacross he may walk and we may be letting a diamond slip away again...
24/04/2007 08:03:00
As much as I like Davis, he's had one good season. We'll see what he's made of at the start of next season... whether he cares about the Villa and getting his place back or taking the easy option and joining Fulham! Anyhow, I'm sure MON knows the kid and how he's been in training and with the reserves much better than we do.
24/04/2007 05:49:00
If Davis has thrown his toys out of the pram - that's tough on him. He'll have to learn to do as he's told and play where MON wants him to play - otherwise "on yer bike son"!
24/04/2007 00:33:00
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