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Pompey reject offer for Davis

Hats off, credit where it is due and all that malarkey, Pompey have confirmed that they have rejected an approach from 'a premier league club' for Sean Davis - with this club commonly believed to be Bolton.

Tony Adams has reiterated his desire to keep him at Pompey, confirming on the Pompey Site that a new 3-and-a-half year deal has been offered to him, we are just waiting for him to sign it: 'Sean was fantastic for us against Fulham. His commitment and work-rate were magnificent.

'He's done great for this club and I would be mad to let him go somewhere else.

'I can understand why other clubs would be interested in Sean but we need him right now, so it's thanks but no thanks.

'He's happy here and I know that he'll fight and give everything for Pompey from now until the end of the season.

'We've offered him a three-and-a-half-year deal and we're hopeful that he'll sign that. I'd be delighted if he committed his future to this club because he's a player that you can always rely on to give his all.'

Phew!

Yep I know he is not the greatest player in the world, but he wears his heart well and truly on his sleeve - I cannot think of another player that we currently have that offers as much as he does, if not in the quality stakes, but effort, determination and commitment. Others do, but he literally has grabbed most games by the scruff of the neck for the past few months, or at least tried to in each one.

Between now and the summer for me there is probably only one player that should captain the side, and that player should be Davis - a leader of men and a man that leads by example...

At least if he does not sign his new contract we will at least have him until the end of the season, something that could well prove vital!

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Date:Sunday February 1 2009

Time: 8:25PM

Your Comments

good news to be honest, brought in for "the great escape" in 2006 he will be very much needed now.
pompey--pessimist
Good news, just need Davis to commit on paper as well as the field now
paultsmouth
thats very good :D lol he's a good player to know we have in the squad.
MFFP
Fantastic news. Could still do with a good quality midfielder coming in, and a top quality striker. Like everyone else I would not be disappointed to see Benji back but it aint gonna happen I am afraid. I do want another striker in, and if only 1 is to come in I would opt for the striker over midfield, although I think Nuge should be given his opportunity.
wakey
just signed gekas
stfc ballboy
no surprises there...
pompeycarpet
Gekas on loan from Bayer Leverkuesen until end of season. Has a very good goalscoring pedigree including 12 in 35 for Greece. Mind you we have not had much luck with Greek players in the past.
eastneydave
1 staying & 1 in. That's great but we still a bit of midfield creativity, can we get GON.
storagematt
sign on the line, Davis lad, let's start planning forwards
hammersmithblue
Keeping Davis...superb news!, not everyones cup of tea, but in the Dark Adams days, he's been one plus point throughout the whole sorry affair.......Matt. Creativity? GON? While i'll never turn down his return. As a creative midfielder???
pentonpompey
I never thought I'd be so happy to hear Sean Davis is staying at Pompey.. Nice one Tony .. and Yep Rug I'd make him skipper too !
Chix
had we sold out and sold davis i think that would have been the final nail in the coffin, it would have certainly finished the fans belief that we can stay up, which is wavering among many as it is...
davis probably will not be a regular next season, keeping him for the rest of this at least was a must, and i have been praying this would be the case - i too cannot quite believe that i have been desperate for headless to stay lol!
we need someone leading us who will motivate the team, make the call TA and give him the armband.
pompeyrug
Chix you have expressed my thoughts exactly. The begining of last season he was exceptional until his injury and he has done ok this season, maybe the factt hat there is no `Mendes type creative player there makes it all appear flat in the centre. As you may have noticed iwas extremely worried that wewould sign harewood, but i had read about Gekas on Newsnow and googled him so i knew his goalscoring tally was good, so where does that leave Nuge. personally I would drop Crouch and play Nuge up front and give Theo a chance with him, but thats why I am not manager..i would have bought Freddie Eastwood a while back when he was at Southend so there you go
plymouth graham
crouchy works his nuts off, for me he would be the one constant in any attacking pair - 'pair' being the key thing, we need to play with 2 up top... i would let nugent be that man and use theo from the bench to start with. if he does the business and others arent then we look to bring theo in for either crouchy or nugent.
pompeyrug
no surprise, as Tony said we would not sell any more players unless it was silly money, come on guys have some faith, now we just need that most important creative midfielder, agree Penton GON is good, but he's a worker not creative.
pompeyyong
What's the bad weather going to do to deadline day? Robbie KEane stuck on a train near Watford, his little fountain pen poised, unable to get to the Lane
hammersmithblue
the weather isnt bad its brilliant! snow is amazing!!
MFFP
I feel sorry for him, he has a right to Prem football next term, he won't get it at Pompey...:-)
horseworrier
There's no way we can let any midfielders go - its a great message to say he's staying. How long for is a different matter, I only care about the end of this season right now. Now we have to wait till the end of the deadline (whatever time that may be moved out to) and hope nobody else goes out. (Unless its Utaka).
tracyc
 

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