What about Kevin Davies?

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  1. Woody

    Woody Active Member

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    Just seen the Echo article. Can't really believe we would go for a 36 year old heavy like Davies, surely there is better and younger out there? It isn't what I expected from PDC.
     
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  2. Disco down under

    Disco down under Well-Known Member

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    Why are we continuously linked to people that past managers have wanted?

    Won't happen, utter bollocks.
     
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  3. C19RK73

    C19RK73 Red & White army!

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    God no!


    BOLTON Wanderers’ battering ram attacker Kevin Davies has been linked with a surprise switch to the Stadium of Light.


    The 36-year-old looks to be on his way out of the Reebok Stadium this summer after a decade’s sterling service to the North West club.

    Davies was one of the major contributors to Bolton’s Premier League longevity with his muscular forward play, eye for goal, and tremendous work-rate proving immensely influential.

    He is a fading force now, but still competitive, and Sunderland have been suggested as potential buyers by the Sun on Sunday.

    The striker would cost little to recruit and would have the same function in the Black Cats’ squad next season as Louis Saha did at the start of the last one – the veteran forward putting his Premier League nous at his team’s disposal.

    Davies managed 38 Championship games last season and still has mileage left in him.

    But he scored only six goals and Di Canio is looking for more prolific forwards.

    Hull, Blackpool and Wolves are also credited with interest in the former England striker.

    But his most likely destination is expected to be Davies’ home-town outfit, Sheffield Wednesday, who are managed by his former boss at Southampton, Dave Jones.
     
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  4. talcnturnip

    talcnturnip Well-Known Member

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    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO **** NO.
    The bloke had his chance instead he stayed at Bolton for the same wages as we were going to pay **** him and the horse he rode in on, too old, too slow and too crap.
     
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  5. mackemwelder

    mackemwelder Well-Known Member

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    <laugh> <laugh> <laugh> This is 'Lazy Journalism' at it's best.
     
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  6. murray out

    murray out Well-Known Member

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    ****ing hell man haha we might as well bring super kev back
     
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  7. Vincemac

    Vincemac Well-Known Member

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    Davies you must be joking
     
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  8. MrRAWhite

    MrRAWhite Well-Known Member

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    He was a decent player in his time, but is way past his best now..
     
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  9. murray out

    murray out Well-Known Member

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    Agreed and that's all he was, decent, nothing more
     
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  10. Brian Storm

    Brian Storm Well-Known Member

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    <doh>

    We need an 'eye roll' smiley
     
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  11. talcnturnip

    talcnturnip Well-Known Member

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    What about a "get the **** out of here" smiley?
    Would get used a lot
     
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  12. Brian Storm

    Brian Storm Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha!

    And a 'I can't believe they think people are that stupid' smiley.
     
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  13. Teessidemackem

    Teessidemackem Well-Known Member

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    Bullsh!t. We were linked with him 2 years ago so the journalists have dragged it back up to fill abit if space in in the paper .
     
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  14. giaccomo

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    rather have skp if we want experience.
     
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  15. mackemwelder

    mackemwelder Well-Known Member

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    Would rather pull my own finger nails off with a pair of rusty piers than pay good money to watch him play for us.
     
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  16. philray

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    I'd like to see this!!!!
     
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  17. Cest Advocaat

    Cest Advocaat Well-Known Member

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    If we did, would peoples love in with PDC take a bit of a hit?

    Mon was slated for having an interest 18 months ago?
     
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  18. C19RK73

    C19RK73 Red & White army!

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    Sunderland have been credited with an interest in a player they tried and failed to sign 18 months ago.

    In January 2012 Martin O&#8217;Neill had a deadline-day bid rejected for Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies.

    And now the 36-year-old has been released by the Trotters, Paolo Di Canio is said to be taking another look.

    After a terrible season in front of goal, Di Canio is anxious to shake up Sunderland&#8217;s attacking resources. And while it would almost certainly only be as a back-up, Davies is one of the options he is thought to be considering.

    The notoriously physical frontman won one England cap, under Fabio Capello.

    But Championship side Bolton deemed him surplus to requirements last season, and staying in the division seems the most likely outcome, with Sheffield Wednesday also thought to be interested. Davies is a Sheffield lad, although he grew up supporting United rather than Wednesday.

    The Black Cats have already lined up two new strikers, in Le Havre&#8217;s El-Hadji Ba and Altrincham&#8217;s Duncan Watmore.

    But Ba is only 20 and Watmore 19. Mikael Mandron, who has been on the bench for all Di Canio&#8217;s games in charge, is just 18.

    The latter pair in particular are seen as players for Sunderland&#8217;s future rather than their present.

    Di Canio will want more experience in his frontline, but new director of football Roberto Di Fanti may have to wheel and deal to get him that.

    Sunderland have had four goals in return for the combined �10m-plus Steve Bruce paid for Connor Wickham and Ji Dong-won two years ago.

    Ji is expected to attract interest from Germany after five goals in 17 appearances on loan at Augsburg in the second half of last season.

    But �8m signing Wickham failed to catch the eye on loan at Wednesday.

    Di Canio would also like to move on Danny Graham.

    Meanwhile, defender Carlos Cuellar last night denied that he could join Celtic.

    The Spaniard, who spent 2007-08 at the Hoops&#8217; Old Firm rivals Rangers, said via Twitter: &#8220;Rumour about I've signed for Celtic isn't true&#8221;.
     
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