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Davis to break Hull's transfer record?

Reports in the Daily Mirror today 'claim' that Sean Davis is about to leave Pompey to sign for topflight new boys Hull for what will be a club record 2.25m.

A few players will inevitably go, and Davis - as much as I do like him - has looked like being one of them for some time, so if he did go it would not be a surprise to me and to be honest although some might think a little over 2m might be a bit cheap, I do not think it is too bad. We must remember that he is in the final year of his contract and if we do not either extend this or sell him before January he could then arrange a bosman free from the turn of the year for next summer...

All we can do is sit and wait, but Harry Redknapp does want to sign other players and although I do not entirely believe all the 'we must sell first before we buy as we have used up all our transfer kitty' news that is being bounced around by the tabloids, we clearly do need to raise a bit here and there to help 'balance the books' as well.

What do we reckon guys - will Davis go to Hull or is this just weekend paper talk? As always thoughts below please...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 12 2008

Time: 1:43PM

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Whats that pic about..
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12/07/2008 13:58:00

is the pic really the essential thing here... but, as you ask it was the goal celebration for his goal 'that never was' against reading in our 7-4 win last season. he never scores, so when he did people were happy - then he got the goal taken away from him...
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12/07/2008 14:02:00

i like davis, he was our best players in the early months of last season for me but when others arrived he was pushed out - he has been very much out of favour since we went to spain in that training camp hasnt he...
im not saying i want him to go, but i would rather he went than some others, and 2.25m wouldnt be bad money - it would see us recoup what we paid spurs for him i reckon as when you like as what we paid for him, mendes and paramount he couldnt have cost much more than 2m? and he has more than helped repay this fee anyway hasnt he...
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12/07/2008 14:05:00

Hull do seen to be the club (of the three coming up) that are linked to the most players and they do (alledgedly) has some dosh to spend.. For your first season in the prem you do need experienced pros and Davis is one, he is also one of those players that will generally give his all.. I'd be sad to see him go but realistically he's only gonna be a Pompey squad member at best this coming season.. So it could be a perfect match..he gets to stay in the prem and get first team action and be a big fish in the small Hull pond.. and Hull get a (just) better than average midfielder who is up for some heavy graft... I actually want Hull to stay up this year so if Sean does go it at least give me a reason to cheer them on..
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12/07/2008 14:14:00

davis was a strong batteling midfielder that was fantastic in the first couple of months but now he has no chance with diarra and mendes and muntari in front so i say let him go we are overloaded in the centre of the park we need some wide players.
stfc ballboy
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12/07/2008 14:37:00

I'd be gutted to see him go, and I don't think he will, with our extended workload next season he will get this fair share of matches
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12/07/2008 15:50:00

when he first came, didn't like what i saw and wrote him off, his next season he made me eat my words. he can do a good job when he comes in but he's unlikely to be a first name on the teamsheet often now. So good luck Sean hope it works out for you, thanks for all you've done.
Steve C
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12/07/2008 17:24:00

Shame to see him go but has seemed to got on the wrong side of Harry. He is at best a squad/on the bench player & if he wants to go & we get a reasonable price, then so be it. We can't keep them all happy. Just surprised it's Hull!
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12/07/2008 17:29:00

Be sorry to see Sean go he was the lynchpin of midfield during the first half of last season until Diarra came along and we do need cover. But if he wants to go we need to thanks and good luck!
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12/07/2008 17:36:00

I wish it was either Diop or Muntari going, Davis gave 100%, they do not. Price should be a minimum of 3 million.
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12/07/2008 17:51:00

nah get rid of the headless chicken, it would be a dream move anywhere away from pomey would make it a dream move for me, I HAD A GREAT IDEA send him to scum. He aint good enough, and as soon as we got some quality it really showed. lynchpin???? Spurs got rid for a good reason and now so should we; the sad bit about all this is I THINK IT IS ONLY PAPER TALK sniff sniff sob sob
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12/07/2008 17:52:00

yep i'd pay 3mill to get rid of him
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12/07/2008 17:53:00

we could give whingeing Sean away with anyone that bough Hughesey, OI DAVIS BOGGOF
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12/07/2008 17:58:00

Bit harsh, RussellM, have I missed something? Did he kill your brother or something???
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12/07/2008 18:26:00

Good squad player.
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12/07/2008 22:55:00

Good luck to him.He has given good service to Pompey and will inly be a squad player at best this season and he deserves more. Pompey have players to cover him so its good business all round.
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13/07/2008 00:25:00

sell to fund SWP, mesayeth!
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13/07/2008 01:22:00

E_T_P, i thought so at first; then i found player cam! Honest endeavour is one thing (Hughes) but when it attached to an inability to shoot, tackle and hold a position :VP comments about headless last season, then that is another. Then there was his continual briefing and moaning to the press. I also think sadly Hughes is probably not good enough now apart from Man U and liverpool games where he excels but he has a different attitude, knows what he should be doing and can takle. Nope i have seen almost every game since headless got here and can only think of two where he justified himself, sell to fund.
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13/07/2008 08:07:00

If he has to go then so be it, but i won't get upset either way.
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13/07/2008 14:39:00

Pretty damming Russ.. Is he out on a limb in terms of player cam scrutiny or are these others who flatter to decieve when viewed so closely.. I've no one in mind just interested to get a different perspective..
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13/07/2008 17:45:00

ouch, knew you werent a fan russ, but...
i see hull want traore aswell, i reckon we might be able to squeeze 3.5m-4m for the pair from them...
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13/07/2008 22:17:00

If Hull want Traore they must be one of the favourites to be relegated.
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14/07/2008 05:59:00

I thnk the press is spreading rumours about the headless chicken just to tantalize you russ :). Keep Hughes. He's solid people, never complains and pure heart. Stick him and Diop on in games when we're 2-0 up with 30 to play.
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14/07/2008 14:46:00


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