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Redknapp's praise for Davis

Harry Redknapp has praised the contribution of Sean Davis this season, after he again came in from the cold to put in a couple of very good performances against Manyoo and Everton recently.

Davis looked destined for the Fratton exit just a couple of weeks back, with anything but looking highly unlikely - hence my, and I am sure plenty of you, feeling a sense of déjà vu recently - with it even rumoured that he 'could' have left yesterday and he had only come in to put him 'in the shop window.

However Redknapp has told the Pompey Site he was not looking to let him go, and has challenged him to again step up to the plate, as he did in the early part of last season: 'suddenly Sean's come back in the team, had two games and played great. He's now got a smile on his face again.

'He's done a good job for us and I never had any intention of letting him go.

'I never doubted him but it was hard last year with Muntari and Diarra in the centre. It was hard for Sean to get those two out of the team.

'But now Sulley's gone, Pedro's gone and Niko's injured, so he's back in again. Let's hope he keeps working hard and can stay in the side.'

Davis does do a good job for us, offering us the sort of effort and commitment - and something different - that few of our players have. The commitment and effort is something that we love, and we see plenty of that from him, and to be fair an amount of quality to!

Yep, he can at times run around like a headless chicken, and he could so with scoring more goals but on the evidence of the last couple of games, and going back to the first half of last season I for one am glad he is still here.

Given a chance I am sure he will again take it, and if he does then I suggest that we do something quickly about his contract as this expires next summer - so come January he could start talking to interested parties and organise a free elsewhere...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 2 2008

Time: 2:09PM

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still rather have Pedro
Steve C
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02/09/2008 14:26:00

Still rather have Pedro & Muntari but we havn't so, well done to Sean. A good run of games will see him & us do well.
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02/09/2008 14:32:00

I like him, he's mental.
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02/09/2008 14:37:00

Sorry guys, rather have seany boy then pedro. legend
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02/09/2008 15:04:00

Sean was a key to the good start to last season and can do the same job again. No reason why given a decent chance he could not get back into the England squad in the future.
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02/09/2008 15:10:00

sean over pedro for me. slightly different players though...
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02/09/2008 15:31:00

it's very difficult to compare them - as sean is what we need when we play with three midfielders, but pedro is the man you want when your only playing with two... mendes is more technickly gifted... yet there's something about sean that makes the team work better...
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02/09/2008 15:43:00

sean has the will power and determintion. he makes up for what he lacks in skill with effort.
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02/09/2008 15:49:00

I am just happy that he is playing well as he is much needed at the moment.
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02/09/2008 15:49:00

Chuffed to bits he's still here. Like his workrate and commitment. A very very good squad player who has the ability to step up as Harry puts it.
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02/09/2008 16:00:00

Pedro was a favourite of mine but i've always liked Seans work rate and commitment. His run into the box against Everton and the back heal to Defoe was class. Have watched it over and over again on vid. Well done Sean...MORE PLEASE..
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02/09/2008 16:08:00

Apart from "HR" and "russelm" I do not think anyone doubted Davis. I would like "HR" to come clean and explain why he cut Davis out of everything for so long.
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02/09/2008 17:01:00

Sean is a link man, he can make others look good by freeing up the space
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02/09/2008 18:24:00

...and there's no room for a "link man" in a 4-4-2 formation
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02/09/2008 18:38:00

I used to like watching Pedro play - his style was distinctive - you could tell it was him from a mile off. Unfortunately, he's gone now. Rug says that Davis has something different about him from some of the other team members - he's right there, its called commitment and hard graft. I hope he keeps it up.
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02/09/2008 19:03:00

I never figured out why he ended up in 'the cold' last season anyway. Another one I would like to see come in out of the cold is Hughsie.
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02/09/2008 19:45:00

Davis is a worker & get's stuck in, Mendes if you give him time on the ball will cut you apart with his passing, Muntari can do both sides of the game & is still very young that's why Jose got a bargain.
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02/09/2008 20:14:00

Hi 007, i could almost be happy if he proved me wrong if only because otherwise i still think we could one day end up with the animal barton; i dont believe H didnt enquire. But yes i still doubt headless, he's not up to it, that is why harry wanted him out, but the reality is no one else will maatch his wages and then as rug and i discussed very recently due to real problems with our mid field the club had no choice but to keep him, this i rate Davis is just HR doing his thang. i agree rug is right headless does have commitment, especially to himself but he just doesnt have the quality or guile to match it.
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02/09/2008 21:03:00

AT LAST ! well done pompeyong i 1000% agree, i'm quite stunned that people think that was good business for pompey, JM never did pay over the odds accept when the chelski owner forced someone on him, sad ly it's too late. Hmm people want Sullley no one wanted headless....ooh thats a tricky one let me think about that for a while
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02/09/2008 21:08:00

i was always happy for him to go if the right money was there, but it wasnt. Pedro was worth 2mil more than he went for and Muntari was woth less than he went for so well done to Sean
plymouth graham
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02/09/2008 21:51:00

Selling a player isn't just about what he achieved the previous year - it's what he could (and should) achieve in the future. It's why Henry and bent were both sold for the same(ish) amount of money last year. Muntari had as much as, or more potential than essien - so maybe we should have kept him a few more years, and sold him for 30 million...
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02/09/2008 22:24:00

Didnt harry tell him he was rubbish a few months ago? hmm Love Hate relationship ;) interesting
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03/09/2008 01:33:00

Given who have left in our middle I think he is probably the best bet for the job.. Sulley and Pedro have gone.. let';s get on with it.. the future is Davis and Diop... OH MY GOD !... Just thankful we have Diarra.. for now !
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03/09/2008 08:15:00

when he was at fulham he always gave it his all, would never stop running and hazzling people,glad he has settled down and working hard
dan the man
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03/09/2008 11:20:00


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