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The Woes Of Curtis Davies?

The Woes Of Curtis Davies?

James Nursey of The Mirror has a report today claiming that Curtis Davies might be considering his future come the January transfer window due to a contract row.

Davies, who it was claimed yesterday (see: More Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk!) in the Sun would be offered a new 3 year deal is apparently not happy with what might be on offer.

The 24-year-old former West Bromwich Albion defender, out for up to five months following shoulder surgery, it is claimed in this report is 'disappointed' to have become one of the lowest earners on just £25 000 a week. That really is slave labour and I am sure all our hearts go out to the chap during this most difficult of times.

I'd not have given that much credence to this report if not for the fact it is by James Nursey who is a good guy and well connected + the fact he has quotes from the defenders agent Phil Sproson.

Apparently Davies has played 58 games and has to play 60 before he can negotiate a new deal with Martin O'Neill wanting the player to play the extra two games before negotiations begin. Where is the problem with that? The player is out at the moment, surely £25k will 'get him through' until he can once again try to prove his worth? Or is he upset because we have two other central defenders now and he realises, having been up and down in form, that his automatic starting place is now very much under threat?

His agent said it is 'disappointing' because he played when the club were low on numbers.

Sorry, didn't he play because he was bought for nearly £10million and was paid to play? Not because the club were low on central defenders?

Wouldn't it be great if agents were banned from football if this is the sort of stuff they come out with?!?!

He added in the report - (full report: The Mirror) - that they had thought they'd be able to negotiate before reaching the 60 game mark adding, 'But it’s the club’s prerogative and we respect Martin’s decision. We’ll have to look at the situation in January when Curtis is available and plays two more games.'

Respect? If there was respect, how did this report with these quotes appear?! Tut tut I say... what say you?!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday October 1 2009
Time: 10:33AM

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This sounds like another ar*ehole agent talking things up to increase his percentage. Play 2 more games and then we'll talk??? Rubbish. More like MON has said there's no mad rush, you're in Villa's plans, hang in there and get the shoulder straight. Curtis's attitude and dediaction and performances have been spot on in a somewhat mix and match back four recently. Agree with you Fear - kick agents like this out of the game!
ljkal
01/10/2009 10:49:00
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This sounds like another ar*ehole agent talking things up to increase his percentage. Play 2 more games and then we'll talk??? Rubbish. More like MON has said there's no mad rush, you're in Villa's plans, hang in there and get the shoulder straight. Curtis's attitude and dediaction and performances have been spot on in a somewhat mix and match back four recently. Agree with you Fear - kick agents like this out of the game!
ljkal
01/10/2009 10:49:00
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shows why he was so desperate to play
liamo1981
01/10/2009 11:05:00
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shows why he was so desperate to play
liamo1981
01/10/2009 11:05:00
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O'Neill is never rushed over signing new contracts, and why should he be? If the player has over a year left, it's the club's perogative to not offer a new contract. If they keep offering new contracts early, a player's (already grossly large) wages will just increase quicker. It's not like contract negotiations ever end with a player having a lower wage is it, so it's in the player (and more importantly the agent's) interests for the re-nogiation to happen asap. Hope Curtis comes out and calls his agent a tool.
claret&blue82
01/10/2009 11:26:00
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O'Neill is never rushed over signing new contracts, and why should he be? If the player has over a year left, it's the club's perogative to not offer a new contract. If they keep offering new contracts early, a player's (already grossly large) wages will just increase quicker. It's not like contract negotiations ever end with a player having a lower wage is it, so it's in the player (and more importantly the agent's) interests for the re-nogiation to happen asap. Hope Curtis comes out and calls his agent a tool.
claret&blue82
01/10/2009 11:26:00
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Pathetic if true. A contract is a contract. Renegotiate after you've played 60 games means exactly that. Get over yourself. I'm right behind MON on this one. Again....pathetic.
YatesyVillain
01/10/2009 12:36:00
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Pathetic if true. A contract is a contract. Renegotiate after you've played 60 games means exactly that. Get over yourself. I'm right behind MON on this one. Again....pathetic.
YatesyVillain
01/10/2009 12:36:00
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Thanks so much curtis davies for doing the club such a massive favor by playing when we were low on numbers ohh wait a minute HE WAS PAID A ******** FORTUNE TO PLAY YOU ****!!!We all know what he did at west brom,The guy is up his own arse ***** him and his agent.So sick of this *****,he wants to have a look around and maybe he will realise how lucky he is.He isn`t even that *****ing good anyway.
lerneravfc
01/10/2009 12:41:00
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Thanks so much curtis davies for doing the club such a massive favor by playing when we were low on numbers ohh wait a minute HE WAS PAID A ******** FORTUNE TO PLAY YOU ****!!!We all know what he did at west brom,The guy is up his own arse ***** him and his agent.So sick of this *****,he wants to have a look around and maybe he will realise how lucky he is.He isn`t even that *****ing good anyway.
lerneravfc
01/10/2009 12:41:00
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