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Davis Wants To Thank Villa Fans

Davis Wants To Thank Villa Fans

Fulham's new boy Steven Davis wants a good reception when he returns to Villa Park on August 25 with the Cottagers (an unfortunate nickname to say the least!) The Northern Ireland international midfielder told the Birmingham Mail:

'It was the first fixture I looked out for. I know a lot of people throughout Villa - from the physios and the rest of the backroom staff to the folk in the offices. I'm even thinking about my old landlord and landlady in Wylde Green who I lived with for four years. So it will be nice to go back and I hope to get a good reception. I didn't leave on bad terms. The decision to go was not made half-heartedly.'

He also says he wants to thank the fans as he wasn't able to say goodbye adding that he has no regrets having fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of Martin O'Neill.

'I have a lot of fond memories. A lot of the same set of youth players came through to the senior ranks together and that made it even more enjoyable. It is sad to go but I have got to get my career back on track. Last year was very disappointing. I had a chat with Martin O'Neill and wasn't given any real assurances about my future.'

Adding that the decision was difficult but with Lawrie Sanchez wanting to take him to Fulham, he thought it a good move.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday July 10 2007
Time: 5:30PM

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He will get a good reception from me. As will Hughes. No problems with McCann or Jlloyd either.. It is the players who never put in the effort or who slagged the club off that need to be given a load of stick. Solano springs to mind.
voiceoftheholte
10/07/2007 17:42:00
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agree with you voice, no problems with any of those players, they will all get a good reception from me.
The Fear
10/07/2007 17:48:00
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And me, although Jloyd was a greedy so and so, but all players are nowadays.
tarzan
10/07/2007 17:51:00
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He'll get a good reception, we all know how hard it was for him to make his decision, he had a good season and wants regular football. Good luck Steven, I'll applaud you......
astonmilan
10/07/2007 18:23:00
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I sincerely hope that both he, and Aaron Hughes for that matter, do the business at Fulham, enjoy their time there, and get their careers firmly back on track. I'll applaud them both prior to kick-off, hope and pray that they dont enjoy a very pleasant or memorable ninety minutes, and wish them well once the whistle blows to end the ninety. Good luck to both, for the season ahead, and onwards.
glensider
10/07/2007 21:35:00
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Cant blame him for wanting first team football, he could have stayed at Villa and sat on his arse week in week out, took the money for an easy life. He may be the one player from the current batch released we look back and think "should have kept him" Good Luck to the lad and I hope he only has two poor games next season.
col8
11/07/2007 00:30:00
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Totally agree - BUT when I was at Man City v Villa last season we boo-ed Vassell and I would have posted a comment such as the six of you. I suppose the burberry-hat wearing chav brigade will think otherwise when those four step out on the pitch!!
deano.avfc
11/07/2007 08:16:00
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I'll give them a good reception as they were servants to the club, problem is there's still a minority of the holte who don't visit these types of sites and will freely boo. God knows why and them that spoil it and make players thankful for leaving. never forget the reception vassell got when he came back, it wasn't his fault that DO'L didn't want him and choose to get the pony baros
godworeno5
11/07/2007 08:21:00
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Agree with all the above comments. Vassell is still a Villa supporter, he is one of us. Unfortunately for him (it may actually have been his fault) some quotes were attributed to him in the press that were not flattering to the club. It was these that the CHAV's (Council Housed And Violent) picked up on and used as an excuse to give him some stick. His is strange case though because whilst some of us were trying to applaud him others were trying to boo him. When you hear all the noise combined, the boos tend to make people think that a majority are booing, when in reality this was not the case.
voiceoftheholte
11/07/2007 09:30:00
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CHAV's seem to fast becoming the new hooligans but not to the same level of authority, (god i sound old) and will always boo what they don't understand. thugish mentality i'm afraid (brace myself for abuse thrown my way). It just unfortunate that past players are the one who suffer. Now i'm not all players don't warrent booing especially if they slate the club after leaving (unsworth, baros etc). But it surprises me that players like hendrie (hate him or love him was villa thrrough and through) won't get respect they deserve when they return VP. rant over UTV
godworeno5
11/07/2007 09:48:00
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