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alexg18

Schoolboy
Joined
Aug 9, 2010
Messages
62
Location
St. Albans
Just seen that Kevin Davies has been released. My question is would you be happy if he joined Southend?

I know he is in the twilight of his career, but he still did a good job at Preston last season. I know he doesn't have the pace but he provides something different, similar to what Goater offered a few years ago.

He could definitely work with the younger strikers and help them improve.

Thoughts?
 

Ayrshire Blue

The Custard Splat
Joined
Jan 31, 2008
Messages
17,308
4 goals in 70 appearances for Preston...

As a coach, perhaps. But not as a player!
 

Jai

President
Joined
Nov 27, 2003
Messages
6,135
Location
Witham
Why anyone would want a 38-year-old who has scored about three goals in two years is utterly beyond me. Wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.
 

Andyhsufc

Director
Joined
Jun 28, 2007
Messages
2,473
Not for me - would be expensive and we need 3/4 strikers who we know will score goals. Davies' recent record shows he isn't much of a goalscorer any more.
 

HudsonNo1

Manager
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
1,245
Location
Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom
Wouldn't mind the experience for younger strikers to learn off of. But not as a player, going to need a 15/20 goals a season striker at least and wouldn't want Davis taking up budget that could be used to attract better
 

Beefy

Life President
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
18,901
Location
Old Leigh
He's a much, much better player than Goater was. Also just made 20 appearances for a team who just got promoted from this division. We've not a chance of signing him for other reasons but yeah if geography and money weren't a factor and Phil Brown was happy he could use him then I don't see why not.
 

Adam

Schoolboy
Joined
Aug 8, 2010
Messages
92
there is no way Kevin Davies is / has been a better player then Goater was! Sorry but I just don't buy that.

If was coming in as a coach then possibly, but as player I think he would just use up valuable budget.
 

Beefy

Life President
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
18,901
Location
Old Leigh
Shaun Goater was a lower-league clogger who specialised in scoring goals off of his arse/knee/shin. He admits it himself. He was also subject to a lot of abuse and heckling from our fans for much of his year with us - something that has been glossed over with revisionist history now ten years later because of the promotion and the way that he retired.

Kevin Davies played 444 Premier League games for three different clubs over a couple of months shy of 15 years and went for over £10m in transfer fees.

It is laughable to suggest that Davies isn't by far the better footballer.
 

Norwichshrimper

Can you hear Talvin Singh
Joined
Jul 14, 2010
Messages
2,418
Not for me - would be expensive and we need 3/4 strikers who we know will score goals. Davies' recent record shows he isn't much of a goalscorer any more.

As mentioned above...........too slow....expensive on the salary front.....would get sunburnt a lot in the Deep South

Why does everyone think he'd be expensive? He's out of contract and can only command a salary that a prospective employer is willing to pay.

If his demands are too high, he won't get a new club.
 

dannypav

President
Joined
Dec 14, 2011
Messages
5,756
Shaun Goater was a lower-league clogger who specialised in scoring goals off of his arse/knee/shin. He admits it himself. He was also subject to a lot of abuse and heckling from our fans for much of his year with us - something that has been glossed over with revisionist history now ten years later because of the promotion and the way that he retired.

Kevin Davies played 444 Premier League games for three different clubs over a couple of months shy of 15 years and went for over £10m in transfer fees.

It is laughable to suggest that Davies isn't by far the better footballer.

Fully agree.
Haven't checked the stats , but don't recall him being a prolific scorer in the PL.
However , what he did bring was a huge presence , both in the air and the ability to hold the play up and bring others into the game.
One England cap , but think he was unlucky not to get more.
Always a handful against top defenders.
I guess there is a big chance that he has now 'gone' , but as his game was never about speed etc , I think it probably matters a little less.
As for comparing Shaun Goater to Kevin Davies , then I think it is the chalkiest chalk versus the cheesiest cheese IMO.
 

BoyWonder2

Life President⭐
Joined
Oct 25, 2003
Messages
8,327
Location
Cold Norton, Essex
Would 100% take him.

If we are bringing in three strikers, which everyone seems to suggest, I'd be more than happy for Davies to be one of them.
 

TheGoat

Set-Piece Specialist
Joined
Jun 30, 2013
Messages
205
Not for me thanks! We've tried this since Goater with experienced (paceless) players and it hasn't worked. Freedman, Harris, Eastwood, Barnard etc and Davies is slower than them all put together. Let's stick to younger, hungrier players please Phil!
 

Jam_Man

Life President
Joined
Apr 7, 2005
Messages
25,545
Location
Southend
Corr didnt have pace and scored 1 in 3. James Walker was young hungry and pacy. I know which of the two Id want in the team.

Pace is great to have, but its not the be all and end all.
 

mrsblue

Banned
Joined
Oct 15, 2012
Messages
9,419
Not for me thanks! We've tried this since Goater with experienced (paceless) players and it hasn't worked. Freedman, Harris, Eastwood, Barnard etc and Davies is slower than them all put together. Let's stick to younger, hungrier players please Phil!


Defo this,
Kev must b aged around 50:winking:

Young uns required please
 
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