Date:Wednesday July 1 2009
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.
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Wednesday July 1 2009
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