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Davies Glad To Be Playing Again

Curtis Davies has revealed his delight at being involved in first team football again since the unknown fall out with Martin O'Neill.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail after making his loan debut for Leicester City, Davies was very happy to be involved in match day action again but couldn't quite help revisiting old wounds.

Describing how he felt like a 'spare part' following his recovery from injury, Davies whinged that he wasn't allowed to go out on loan last January despite needing to play games to get back to proper match fitness.

'I wasn't allowed to go on loan in January but was kept as a spare part basically. I was denied that opportunity because I was told I was going to get games and then was not even involved.'

It's not exactly a unique story at Villa under the previous manager, and we all remember the plethora of 'rotation' interviews that never came to pass but seriously, after his delight on Sky Sports News when Monny left what possible use is dragging all this up again now?

Afterall he's hardly been world class when he did turn out in the claret and blue, absolutely with few reserve games under his belt in that time it's clear fans need to offer some leeway when it comes to match sharpness but he needs to do his talking on the pitch if he really has a point to make.

With regards to his situation at Villa now since Gerard came in, and all the conspiracy rumours doing the rounds between fans he adds simply:

'I haven't played properly for a year so he (Houllier) needs to see me before he can possibly give me a game.'

Having had a brief nose round some Foxes forums it seems they are more than happy with him following his debut and would dearly love to take him on a permanent deal, but even they would be surprised if a Prem team didn't come in for him should we allow him to leave.

If his aim is to impress and then come back and battle for his place, he's certainly made the right start and he needs to keep doing that and lay off the interviews.

'To be cast aside was a bitter pill to swallow.'



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday October 19 2010
Time: 8:41PM

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If the quote is correct, you'd also think that he'd address the gaffer as anything but "he". It should always be "the gaffer" as a minimum, for £25k a week, especially when you aren't performing and particularly if you want to stay in a job imo.
badger0-0
19/10/2010 21:46:00
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You really don't like him to you Badger lol Shoot Carew aswell: "I think we've done quite well since he's(Houllier) come."
mike_field
19/10/2010 21:53:00
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Since his injury how many times has he pulled on the shirt. That answers the question but the rumour persists and the goalposts are moved from appearances, to league appearances, to obviously not including sub appearances and so on. The joy of unsubstantiated rumours....they are lapped up.

I happen to rate Davies and he performed admirably prior to injury but people forget that and now say he was only any good because Laursen was there, there would be plenty of clubs after him if he goes. That said I rate Clark higher and have no problem with Davies being lower in the pecking order because I think Clarkie with games is going to be something special. What that has to do with me pointing out about Chinese Whispers though I'm not sure.
mike_field
19/10/2010 21:57:00
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You obviously missed this line in my first answer Mike; !I quite like him as a player for the Villa and well remember him playing through his shoulder problem". I accept he played through pain, am glad he did and it didn't go unnoticed with me. But he's still either badly advised or just plain thick imo..
badger0-0
19/10/2010 22:05:00
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Wouldn't be the first time I missed something, sorry two conversations and points are crossing! lol I agree on the advice though, absolutely no reason to take the contract issue live when injured - that should've been a private chat and no doubt has a lot to do with him being frozen out by Monny and he got his 'one upmanship' in when Monny left on the SSN interview....but as above I fail to see the purpose moaning again now serves.

Do his talking on the pitch, because it's working for him at Leics at the moment and it's exactly how it should be. Just annoys me that people are writing him off, and that I'm reading the 'game' rumour on Leics forums when trying to find out how he's getting on lol
mike_field
19/10/2010 22:22:00
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