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Villa To Fulham? Get Lost!

Thought the Sunday papers would be full of rumours today, instead of that they are full of one of the worst FA Cup Finals I've ever had the displeasure not to bother to watch!!!!!!!

Fair enough, Chelsea won and have bought more silverware for their Ruski funded cabinet, but Jeez, are they boring or what?

Only thing Villa related I can find today is the obvious link of Northern Ireland international and Villa midfielder Steven Davis to Fulham.

The News of the World - I know, I know - says his Northern Ireland boss, now permanent manager of Fulham, Lawrie Sanchez (so much worse than Chris Coleman in SOOOO many ways, so sod em, hope the club get relegated for their lack of backing for a bright new manager forced to sell his best players each year - deep breath - digression is the name of the game - you still with me here?) - will pay 3million for Davis.

Davis was incredibly underused this past season judging by his sparkling showing the season before under David O'Dearme, although Martin O'Neill has said he doesn't want to sell his young players, his hand might be forced if Davis decides he wants regular first team football next term.

What do you reckon, one to keep or sell? 3million + a sell on clause might not be bad. OR a season long loan maybe? Would be a shame to let go of these young talents without the time to fully blossom.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 20 2007

Time: 11:51AM

Your Comments

Davis needs to stay at VP. He is still a youngster learning his trade, we have seen a glimpse of what he can do in a struggling team, we dont want to be a selling team.
Donzarra
A season long loan wouldn't be a bad idea.It would be criminal to let him go for 3mil.However Davis needs games and he is not going to get that at VP.And if we sign another midfielder he will probably fall further down the pecking order.Can't stand Sanchez he'll be gone by xmas.
Pking
We ha been linked with nobody today, while spuds have been linked with, bent, baines, gamst pederson, reo-cocker and saha, they must have stolen our blank check. Oh and I hope Davis don't leave. UTV
Danzel
Why does he want to spend a season standing in midfield watching the ball flying over his head?
Gordonsleftboot
One rough season doesn't make him unusable. We're still to see the best of petrov, and who's to say that petrov wont take that holding role and play davis alongside him? I can't believe we'd even consider selling him, he was fantastic not only for villa last season but remember that flick on when he set that goal up against England? Keep him pls O'Neill...
johnnyuk
Sky text says Davis played 28 times this season for us, is that right? We'd be silly to sell him he has great vision
son_of_cher
The lack of rumours about the Villa can only be a good thing. It shows that the tabloid press are finally getting bored of sniffing arround O'Neill and the board with nothing to show for their efforts. Quite rightly and sensibly the VP management team are playing their cards close to their proverbial chest and conducting themselves with the dignity and integrity we are coming to expect. In doing so they lessen the effects of disturbing and unsettling rumours about players in/out and hopefully reduce the inflationary effect that open competition for players produces. Also, what effect will a sucession of failed bids have on the morale of the club and fans, should it happen? Best to keep things quiet until they are done and dusted (not like the old lot eh?) In addition to this I might mention that the transfer window is not yet open and so for anything to come out of the club would be very unproffessional and not put us in a good light for prospective new signings and business partnerships and as we know, this board is nothing if not proffessional and long may it continue.
Villain Of The North
Well Petrov seems get a place in the team - no matter how bad he plays - no matter what Davis does - he doesn't get a look in. Like it or not its Petrov v Davis - I would prefer to keep Davis.
qKing
yeah but we need them both for the strength in depth o'neill is aiming for. i think its obvious o'neill won't sell davis unless davis chooses to leave: no chance.
ric112
Its an easy story to print due to their conections from international footy and with the qualities Davis has im sure other teams will look at his lack of starts for us and test teh water with an offer.If he is going anywhere it should just be a loan deal
sk1nner80
Davis is a good player, but if he wants to up and leave then it's not the way to go, we should be keeping hold of players that want to stay at VP, not ones who think they should be getting in the team regardless. I'm sure he's still got a future here, he'd be stupid to go to Fulham.
Thegreatdando
Great young player hope he stays!
calum72
Lawrie Sanchez P5 W1 D1 L3 Freddie Mercury must be wondering why?
col8
Were Manure not going to pay 8mil last yeat before they bought that **** bag carrick.
iomvilla
article in local paper over here about sanchez wanting davis as well but the headlines were 'davis turns down lawrie',it also said davis is a fighter and he will not give up easily to get a spot in the villa team because he loves being at villa. no way martin will let him go anyway,2 big a talent to lose it was just the lad needed a rest as he was playing far too much football,he didnt even get a proper break last summer which he deperately needed as he went on a pointless tour of america with northern ireland as captain. UTV
Belfast Villain
If he goes on loan a year is too long, should only be 6 months (if he should go anywhere). However he does need to play and he is good enough to almost demand a fair run. All you can do is trust MON to get it right.
morky13villa
Hope Belfast Villan is right,Id say MoN watches Norn Iron as a supporter so he knows how good Davis can be.
Pking
You can keep your money Sanchez. If I were a Fulham fan I certainly wouldn't be overly optimistic that this guy can turn the club around, nor that he'll still be at Craven Cottage in a couple of years time. Steven Davis is not for sale anyway, but if he were, or choose to move on, there would surely be considerably more attractive and sensible options rather than a move to Fulham.
glensider
LOL at Gordonsleftboot post!!!!!! Classic.
The Fear
I have every faith in MON, I believe he will bring glory to Villa, I believe that he is capable of beating any side. However one thing I do think is that MON is very loyal to certain players. If all the players were fit all season and didnt get suspended, you can guarentee who will start every single match no matter how badly they play, and certain players are not given a chance and could come on for 30 mins, play a blinder and score a cracking goal and still not start the next game!! - But as I say I DO believe in MON's ability and I am quite happy with the progress the side has made in his 1st season at the helm.
young_jonah
Davis must stay. End of.
Adam Deuce
Good to read Belfast Villains comments. Sounds as if young Davis has fire in his belly, and that's the right attitude, an attitude we need from every member of our squad next season, particularly those sidelined for whatever reason at any given time.
glensider
Can`t see MON selling him unless he`s mega-depressed and to be honest he looked decent in last few games last season when he appeared,gotta be good for next season if we have good players all fighting for positions,we need to move away from starting 11 automatically picking itself.
ASPINALL
Perhaps we should loan him to Chelski, who are short of players and barking Jose has been told no more money. In return we would buy fat lumplard, as they need the money. Davies would then come back to Villa as first choice and we could loan Lumplard to Manure as they will then need the dosh cos they spent it all on Hargreaves. NURSE!!!!!
morky13villa
 

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