For the first 18 months of his Portsmouth career, Sean Davis struggled to force his way into the first team.
Other squad members such as Richard Hughes, Manuel Fernandes and Pedro Mendes have all been preferred to Sean during this time. However this season Sean has thrived in the middle of our centre midfield, and his apparent rise in quality has coincided with Portsmouth’s fantastic form in the league, home and away.
Yet still there are people who are meant to be supporters of this football club, who phone up the local radio station after every game and criticise Sean Davis, questioning why he was even on the pitch.
Looking back at some important games this season, Sean has contributed fantastically to our season.
In the goalless home draw against Liverpool, Sean made at least three amazing last ditch tackles to halt the Liverpool attack. If you combine these with his great positioning and quick feet, it’s no wonder we have had such a sturdy defence this season. Sean breaks down a lot of attacks quickly, allowing us to break forward, and although he occasionally holds onto the ball for too long, there is no doubt that he deserves to be in the first team.
I have never been a big fan of Sean’s, but on occasions I have been in awe of the tackles he has made, and I just can’t understand the criticism that he gets. Without Sean, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
If only he didn’t get booked so much…
Written by jbaker.
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