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When Roy Hodgson paid £7.5m best price canada goose jacket outlet usa online store to bring Kevin Davies to Blackburn Rovers from Southampton in July 1998 the young centre‑forward was hyped as “the new Alan Shearer”. Instead a difficult, to say the least, relationship with his co‑striker Chris Sutton, allied to ill health womens, weight problems and sheer inexperience, prompted Davies’s return to the south coast in exchange for Egil Ostenstad a year later.
By then he had been widely blamed for costing Hodgson both the Blackburn job – he was sacked in November 1998 – and very possibly the chance to become England manager. For several years afterwards both Davies, who would win his first England cap at the age of 33, and Hodgson, now at West Bromwich Albion and a contender for the current national vacancy, were badly scarred by the experience.
Matthew Kilgallon can probably empathise. The odd impressive moment apart, the Sunderland centre‑half’s game was deconstructed by the 35-year-old Davies. After watching Kilgallon’s marking fail to prevent the Bolton Wanderers canada goose coat 1000 calorie diet captain volleying his side’s first goal before heading the second, Martin O’Neill looked berlin film festival ends canada goose jacket sponsorship amid furious. Eventually Sunderland’s manager substituted a distraught defender who must fear that, despite some excellent recent performances, his days on Wearside are now numbered.
If Sunderland supporters cannot banish nagging fears that O’Neill, rather than Harry Redknapp canada goose coat 1000 bulbs or Hodgson, might end up coaching England, Bolton fans believe their best hope of staying in the Premier League rests with Davies. “He’s absolutely adept canada goose coat 1000 bulbs reviews at holding people off,” said O’Neill, who attempted to buy best price for canada goose jacket the striker in January and may try again this summer. “People talk about him as old fashioned but he’s actually got a bit of ability, a bit of quality. Despite his age he’s very important to Bolton. He’s also can you machine wash canada goose jacket an example to all the young centre‑forwards. People like Connor Wickham [the teenager for whom Sunderland paid Ipswich Town £8m] could learn a great deal from him.” Similarly, Liverpool could surely do worse than amazon canada goose jacket recruit Davies to tutor Andy Carroll.
After Jack Colback’s exquisite pass created Nicklas Bendtner’s equaliser, a free‑kick from James McClean, who Giovanni Trapattoni says has a “90-99% chance” of inclusion in the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2012 squad, gave a Sunderland side are there any canada goose outlet stores without a win in seven games the lead, only for Davies to secure Bolton a potentially priceless point.
But for some commanding goalkeeping from Craig Gordon, making his first appearance for 18 months, Owen Coyle’s team might have won it. Davies, though, had done enough to suggest that, should Hodgson eventually be named as Fabio Capello’s successor, he could do worse than take him to Euro 2012. Dissenters would be sent for a chat with Kilgallon.