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Davis move confirmed

From the minute an offer of a new deal was not signed Sean Davis was always off...

And now, with the guy officially becoming a 'free agent' on July 1st, he has completed a free to Bolton.

Bolton confirmed the deal on the Bolton Site today, with Gary Megson saying: 'we are delighted to have signed such an experienced Premier League footballer in Sean Davis. Sean made 40 appearances last season for Portsmouth and he will strengthen our midfield.

'We wanted to bring him to the Reebok in January but our bid of £3.5million was turned down by Portsmouth, who didn't want him to leave.'

Turning down a £3.5m offer surely proves that we were not in as much of a 'financial crisis' as was said at the time - if we were, even though we were fighting relegation and losing that battle would have costs us even we would have bitten their hand off, right?

It is a shame that Davis has decided to move on, he always gave it everything and I am just a little disappointed that he kept reeling out the 'I want to stay but have not been offered a deal' line, that was until he got it, then he just did not sign it - methinks someone was not expecting a new offer to come along, so it was easier to be saying what he did...

That said, like I have said before, I guess I can understand why he has opted against this - summer after summer we have tried to palm him off to whoever would have him, often as a makeweight in possible dealings bringing a player in, so now he had the power and decided to execute it, not to mention the fact that all being well players will arrive this summer and that meant his place was under threat again.

Davis, as said always gave 100%, and I like that even if he was not the greatest footballer in the world, that said, with the greatest respect to him and those he played around I think those he lined up alongside midfield in last season made him look a 'world beater' he often appeared to be...

Of course we will miss him, but that is football for you - good luck to the guy, I thank him for all he has done for us over the years, this is now two thirds of 'the Spurs trio' that helped save us from relegation in 'the great escape season' that have moved on.

Cheers Seany, all the best.

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Date:Wednesday July 1 2009

Time: 9:17AM

Your Comments

Damn shame because it looks like we're gonna need him next season.
PFCGino
=( sad times!
pompey--pessimist
It seems like the end of an era with Davis going. Rug, you say 2/3rds of the trio. Is Pamarot still with us then? I thought he'd been released. Still, give the guy his due, he was a battler, a 100% giver. I've no doubt he'll fit in with the Bolton setup ok, good luck to him.
cornypomp
All three have gone surely ?!
NorfolknBlue
The “Three Muskaspurs” have all departed. I have to say although I liked his 100% vim and vigour, his finesse was always sadly lacking for me which was why I was never too sad to see him go. On another note, I am a little worried that we are now miles behind the seasons Play off winners in preparation time for the new season. Often not enough prep TIME is sighted as a reason for these teams inability to stay up....unless shrewd Uncle Peter has deals in the waiting including a new manager. However in reality, I find this a little difficult to believe because, if team A were waiting for PFC to confirm a £?m purchase before they made a similar purchase from team B, and on and on etc. I feel at some point one or other of the clubs would take somebody out of the links cash-even if it was a little less, to get ahead, unless they are deals for players that there are no other clubs were interested in...ala Tony Adams super buys in January..none of which were either needed or really contributed to staying up, including HM. Also...why the hell are we reintroducing a kit that that for folk my age represents one of the bleakest periods of our history 2 relegations to lowest league, selling all our best young talent and going bust..almost, and some of the scenes of football violence that followed us everywhere-pre 657.
plymouth graham
re: the 'three muskaspurs', we all knew that paramount was going aswell, what i meant was 'officially' at that point in time paramount hadnt been released...
altho he had now, so all 3 have gone - it was just the 'official' detail i was waiting on.
pompeyrug
Good luck Sean. Certainly played a big role in the Great Escape and a worthy servant since. Once he missed the Cup Final though his days were numbered.
eastneydave
Ditto with Eastneydave. We appreciate his never say die attitude which helped saved our bacon when needed. Never quite the same once Muntari/Diarra turned up. Well we'll see him enough, we play Bolton in September!
storagematt
good luck sean. We have now gone from having the best midfield outside the top 4 (and right up there with a couple of the "top 4"s too!) to... hayden mullins and richard hughes. god help us next season!
pompeycarpet
Don't despair Carps, things will change, they've got to change. For the life of me I can't see us keeping the same midfield. And we have still got Basinas and Papa.
cornypomp
Papa......Sean was better than that donkey.
plymouth graham
 

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