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Should Kevin Davies Feature Against Blackpool This Weekend?
It literally couldn’t have been any tigher, but this debate has split opinion more than any topic we’ve had on here recently. A majority of one single vote in favour of Davies making an appearance tomorrow.
Imagine if he did feature and he managed to make an impact of old on the pitch, the atmosphere would be ecstatic no doubt. Either way an exciting afternoon awaits us all tomorrow, even if Davies is robbed of his goodbye on the field.
Whether you’re going to the game, listening on the radio, following on the BBC website or shadily keeping tabs on twitter, cross all your fingers if you’re that way inclined, but most importantly get the behind the team, as a whole. The club needs our support as much as ever tomorrow, let’s be heard and not let them down, if karma serves well the team may not let us down.
Thanks for voting and may the best team win (hopefully Bolton).
Kevin Davies has given almost ten years of service to our club, been captain for the last four, voted player of the year on more than occasion, scored in Munich and is widely regarded as one of the best strikers the club has had. Loyalty, professionalism and never-say-die attributes have been evident throughout his Wanderers career.
However, he’s now 36, and in the last 12-18 months has had some notable spells out of the side, and it’s unclear if his distinct style of play has been missed of late. The last time Davies put on a Wanderers shirt was away at Ipswich – almost two months ago, and has not featured in the last few match squads altogether.
When Sam Allardyce brought in Kevin Davies on a free transfer from Southampton in summer of 2003, few would have predicted the influence the Sheffield born striker would have had both on and off the field.
Cast your mind back to the summer of 2003, Kevin Davies was out of luck.
His early career showed so much promise, guiding League One (or Division Two at the time) Chesterfield to an FA cup semi final, scoring a hat trick at Burnden Park in the process. Here you can see a young Kevin Davies in action in the FA Cup Semi in 1997 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Oy_saK7zQ The following summer Dave Jones took a gamble signing him for Premier League Southampton, which proved a great one, with Davies scoring 9 goals in his first season. Check out this wonder goal against Everton - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIOS2WkbGaM
The preview of the game has been dominated by transfer talk, testimonial disputes and the emergency loan deadline. It’s been two weeks since the teams played due to the international break but there certainly hasn’t been a shortage of news in Bolton.
Powell and Freedman added Premier League experience to their squads respectively with the deadline day captures of Mark Gower, Danny Butterfield and Robert Hall and Powell has also picked up Burkino Faso international Florent Ruamba.
Plenty of news items to add today – we’ve been working hard on another project which will be revealed to you all very soon. However, you may have already heard the news but Fabrice and Shauna Muamba are expecting an addition to their family. We, from Voice Of Bolton, would like to congratulate both Fab and Shauna on their news!
Next up, our Captain – Super Kevin Davies has completed his UEFA B Licence (Coaching Badge). Davo started his coaching badges back in 2009, however as we all know, you have to manage your career, family life and other events that are thrown at you before you can get closer to your planned goals.
Super Kevin Davies has been an integral figure with the Whites for the last decade or so. Davo resurrected his footballing career when Big Sam brought him to the Reebok in 2003, after a lucrative £7m pound deal at Blackburn didn’t work out.
During the “Glory Days” of Allardyce, his no nonsense style of play was just what we needed. His strength, ability to head the ball and his work rate was unquestionable – he often challenged for a place in the England set up and his dream eventually came true in 2010, after making an appearance for the Three Lions as a substitute.