Full circle is good for Davis

Daily Echo: Kelvin Davis Kelvin Davis

Kelvin Davis was delighted his season ended as it started – between the posts.

The veteran keeper begun the campaign as the club’s number one, but found himself competing with Paolo Gazzaniga before playing second fiddle to Artur Boruc since the turn of the year.

However, the Polish stopper was surprisingly left of the squad to face Stoke and Davis was back in.

“I very much enjoyed it,” he said. “It’s always a pleasure to put a Saints shirt on and no more so than the final game of the season.

“It would have been nice to go out with a win but it wasn’t to be.

“I enjoyed it never the less.”

Davis has been through all the recent ups and downs at Saints, including two amazing final days when the club have been promoted.

This final day was a bit different though.

“We said in the dressing room when we came in there was a bit of a lull – one because we didn’t get the win and two because we have had so much to celebrate before,” he reflected.

“It’s kind of a positive negative.

“We feel we can achieve more and we look forward to that next season.”

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7:41am Mon 20 May 13

milton road says...

One wonders if this was his goodbye game.Either way what a fantastic servant to the club.
One wonders if this was his goodbye game.Either way what a fantastic servant to the club. milton road
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8:27am Mon 20 May 13

petethephantom says...

thats the feeling i'm having as well

when i flew to southampton last year from australia to see saints beat coventry and get into the premiership i ran into KD, 1. he could not believe someone would come that far for a game of footy and 2. he introduced me in his own time to some of the players in the team including NA.... to me he is saints thru and thru,
I hope he is with us next season but if he is not, there is a lucky club that has a genuine guy in there midsts.
thats the feeling i'm having as well when i flew to southampton last year from australia to see saints beat coventry and get into the premiership i ran into KD, 1. he could not believe someone would come that far for a game of footy and 2. he introduced me in his own time to some of the players in the team including NA.... to me he is saints thru and thru, I hope he is with us next season but if he is not, there is a lucky club that has a genuine guy in there midsts. petethephantom
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8:44am Mon 20 May 13

mbetts says...

Our keeping problems this season stemmed from the defence, we were like rabbits in the headlights early on, not helped by the keeper getting dropped after every bad display, eventually we got our system right the young inexperienced players grew in confidence as did the newby's not only to the club but more importantly this level, which they all were.
Our keeping problems this season stemmed from the defence, we were like rabbits in the headlights early on, not helped by the keeper getting dropped after every bad display, eventually we got our system right the young inexperienced players grew in confidence as did the newby's not only to the club but more importantly this level, which they all were. mbetts
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9:37am Mon 20 May 13

legod7 says...

Not very long ago he signed a NEW 2 year contract
Not very long ago he signed a NEW 2 year contract legod7
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11:27am Mon 20 May 13

Norwegian Saint says...

What was wrong with Boruc?
What was wrong with Boruc? Norwegian Saint
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1:42pm Mon 20 May 13

Taunton Saint says...

legod7 wrote:
Not very long ago he signed a NEW 2 year contract
Very true but can easily be amended, or more likely he can still be registered in case we need him but the club want him bringing players through, working with the youngsters setting an example

Cortese often states aSouthampton way of doing things, what better way than Kelvin working with the youth showing thm what it means to play for the club

His commitment in the dark days of 09 whn he could have gone to West Ham shows what this clubs means to him, what an example to show the youth!
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: Not very long ago he signed a NEW 2 year contract[/p][/quote]Very true but can easily be amended, or more likely he can still be registered in case we need him but the club want him bringing players through, working with the youngsters setting an example Cortese often states aSouthampton way of doing things, what better way than Kelvin working with the youth showing thm what it means to play for the club His commitment in the dark days of 09 whn he could have gone to West Ham shows what this clubs means to him, what an example to show the youth! Taunton Saint
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2:28pm Mon 20 May 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Taunton Saint wrote:
legod7 wrote:
Not very long ago he signed a NEW 2 year contract
Very true but can easily be amended, or more likely he can still be registered in case we need him but the club want him bringing players through, working with the youngsters setting an example

Cortese often states aSouthampton way of doing things, what better way than Kelvin working with the youth showing thm what it means to play for the club

His commitment in the dark days of 09 whn he could have gone to West Ham shows what this clubs means to him, what an example to show the youth!
Spot on, Taunton.

It's just a guess, but if Artur is next season's No.1 and Gazza warms the bench, Kelv might well have started his last game for Saints.

So, he could well be used to help instil the Southampton way into the younger players - who better?

Meanwhile, on occasion, he could also be loaned out to a lower-league club in an emergency.
[quote][p][bold]Taunton Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: Not very long ago he signed a NEW 2 year contract[/p][/quote]Very true but can easily be amended, or more likely he can still be registered in case we need him but the club want him bringing players through, working with the youngsters setting an example Cortese often states aSouthampton way of doing things, what better way than Kelvin working with the youth showing thm what it means to play for the club His commitment in the dark days of 09 whn he could have gone to West Ham shows what this clubs means to him, what an example to show the youth![/p][/quote]Spot on, Taunton. It's just a guess, but if Artur is next season's No.1 and Gazza warms the bench, Kelv might well have started his last game for Saints. So, he could well be used to help instil the Southampton way into the younger players - who better? Meanwhile, on occasion, he could also be loaned out to a lower-league club in an emergency. Strasbourg Saint
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5:14pm Mon 20 May 13

loosehead says...

mbetts wrote:
Our keeping problems this season stemmed from the defence, we were like rabbits in the headlights early on, not helped by the keeper getting dropped after every bad display, eventually we got our system right the young inexperienced players grew in confidence as did the newby's not only to the club but more importantly this level, which they all were.
A good defence or any defence is only as good as it's goalie.
put in a good goalie & he'll run the defence he'll organise it the way he wants it.
The defence might not be the best but a great goalie can make a bad defence into at least an average one.
Sorry but Davis couldn't organise his defence.
Buy some better defenders put Boruc in goal then put Davis in goal make it a friendly against a top side with their first team players playing then you'll know if we need a Goalie won't you?
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: Our keeping problems this season stemmed from the defence, we were like rabbits in the headlights early on, not helped by the keeper getting dropped after every bad display, eventually we got our system right the young inexperienced players grew in confidence as did the newby's not only to the club but more importantly this level, which they all were.[/p][/quote]A good defence or any defence is only as good as it's goalie. put in a good goalie & he'll run the defence he'll organise it the way he wants it. The defence might not be the best but a great goalie can make a bad defence into at least an average one. Sorry but Davis couldn't organise his defence. Buy some better defenders put Boruc in goal then put Davis in goal make it a friendly against a top side with their first team players playing then you'll know if we need a Goalie won't you? loosehead
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10:20pm Mon 20 May 13

Block 42 says...

Aboslutely love kelvin davis.stuck with us through the lot..wish he was 1st choice but boruc been in good form..thats life he take it like a man.
Aboslutely love kelvin davis.stuck with us through the lot..wish he was 1st choice but boruc been in good form..thats life he take it like a man. Block 42
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