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Mail claims that Davis is off to Boro?

The Daily Mail are running a story that is saying Sean Davis is on his way out of Pompey and is to link up with his former Pompey teammate Gary O'Neil at Boro.

With 'reports' that we are after the Brazilian playing in Greece, if we really are and have indeed matched their asking price it would be no surprise at all to see Davis move on as his chances would become even slimmer than they currently are - and he is very much out of favour.

This time last year I would have been fine with him being sold, but the early months of last season saw him in fantastic form with him an early candidate for player of the year but arrivals of others saw him pushed well out of the 1st team picture and reports of drunken antics in Spain earlier in the year did not help his cause either.

I would be sad to see him leave, but if his leaving meant that we could keep others, others that will be more influential to the 1st team picture when all is said and done then this would be a sacrifice that I could deal with to be honest. I think he is entering into the last year of his contract too so 2m - albeit maybe a little 'cheap' - would be better than nothing 12 months down the line...

The same paper is also saying that Djimi Traore is about to sign for Rennes for 250,000 - he has been on loan with the French club since January.

To get straight to the point here, he will not be missed at all will he...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 4 2008

Time: 8:17AM

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Cue Peter Storrie saying that this is tabloid speculation and that the club have not received any offers for its players. Can we have Gary O back in return?
bluedr
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04/06/2008 08:35:00

Why is it, if these reports are true, do we continue to sell the players with heart who always give 100%? We will be left with just occasionally performing prima donnas.
007
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04/06/2008 09:05:00

yep, the news is already running a short 'this has been denied' article...
it goes back to the argument from back along 007 doesnt it - would we rather have the grafters who offer 100% commitment pretty much all of the time or would we rather have the quality where we might not always get this commitment but they are better players? occassionally you can get both tho in all fairness.
pompeyrug
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04/06/2008 09:15:00

would i take losing davis? if it meant keeping mendes i would say without a doubt tbh...
pompeyrug
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04/06/2008 09:16:00

Bondie that is a bit steep! Davis has had good spells and bad but I do get your point. HR has to put a squad together to move forward and the press believe that Sean will be off-loaded.
eastneydave
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04/06/2008 09:17:00

Hopefully we will get him off you just to bolster the midfield. Wont score many goals though but i would take him.
marron
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04/06/2008 09:41:00

It was on the cards Davis would leave after being left out of the FA Cup squad. You can't blame him really.
frattonaussie
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04/06/2008 09:51:00

is it just me, or do we sell all of our players way too cheaply?
jbaker
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04/06/2008 10:16:00

2 years ago davis and gary o had the whole not cutting their hair til they scored thing, so obviously they are good mates, so it would make sense for davis to go to boro.
jbaker
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04/06/2008 10:16:00

Trouble is with all the press at the moment we are supposedly linked with buying anyone and everyone. They need to fill their columns with something, which is then denied by Pompey. I do love reading it all but at the same time get completely p***ed off with all the speculation. We will only know the true intentions of how 'arry' is shaping the squad when the team steps out on the field on the 16th August. I have no doubt at all in my mind that Crouchie will be up front and that the denila from Pompey about any communication is a smoke screen, which is fair enough. As Storie has said previously 'as and when we have signed somone they will let the fans know'. Be nice to get the first big name confirmed though and get the momentum underway.
blarmy
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04/06/2008 10:46:00

It's only the Daily Mail; ignore it
UKTony
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04/06/2008 11:05:00

I think Davis will go. 2 mill though I think is a little on the cheap side for a good solid reliable battling midfield player!
sneakay
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04/06/2008 13:05:00

2 million for davis is syupid worth at least 4million.But if he goes and brazilian guy comes in that might add more flair to the squad.Dont care that traore has gone as he was useless anyway !
stfc ballboy
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04/06/2008 16:00:00

Well if SD does go then he & GON can have that silly bet again. Have your hair cut when you score. GON waited until January to score & that was it for the season between them. Take the money & move on.
storagematt
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04/06/2008 16:01:00

Gary O'Neil is not happy at Boro, Southgate is trying to talk him in to staying.
pompeyyong
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04/06/2008 19:51:00

I think I agree with everybody here... Speculation is fun but annoying as as blarmy says Pompey deny everything (which is what we should expect by now). The Daily Mail should be ignored for all things as Tony suggests and Davis will go and we should take what we can get for him... although 2m is a bit on the cheap side ... but what did Matty and GON go for ??.. So maybe not !
Chix
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05/06/2008 21:20:00

the thing we have to remember with davis and a 'possible' 2m fee is that he is entering into the final year of his contract, so altho i think it is cheap its a more 'realistic' price for a player who is seeing his contract running down than figures some are given.
pompeyrug
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05/06/2008 23:31:00

Good pint Rugger... Better to get 2M rather than not play him next year and get nothing ..
Chix
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06/06/2008 08:11:00

 

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