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8 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

He was Michael O'Neill's main national team coach from 2014-2016 for Northern Ireland and his assistant for Euro 2016 I believe.

Aye. That's right.

He jacked in the international stuff when he took the Oldham job: https://www.irishfa.com/news/2016/july/michael-oneill-says-robbo-will-be-great-asset-to-oldham

Fwiw, Robinson's view is that Davis is the best midfielder he's worked with: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stephen-robinson-hails-david-turnbull-14247454

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27 minutes ago, SS77 said:

There’s a few on bawarmy that say he’s past it 😂

Guy just strolled a Scottish Cup final and played in a Europa League final in the space of a week - it would be a brilliant signing.

That was me who said I thought he was done but I take it back you don't play that many games for one of the best teams in the country if your done .

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28 minutes ago, FTOF said:

I predict that he'll "come close" to joining us, but ultimately won't end up signing for us.:rolleyes:

Steven Davis to discuss Rangers future ‘next week’ after emotional cup victory - The Sunday Post

My thoughts too. I’d be shocked if it happened.

Appreciate IoBS has a source, but Davie interview doesn’t tally with that.

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6 minutes ago, AW saint said:

Davis allegedly fell out with GVB during the season so may not extend his stay. I still think he will end up at a bigger club but you never know

To be honest it looks like we are in as good a position as anyone to sign him, if he is indeed leaving Rangers. There is many factors that may play a part in where he goes, and if he’s settled in the Glasgow area possibly having children at school, and apparently has a previous relationship working with Robinson, then I would say we would be as good an option as any. He’s 37 years old and will have made himself upwards of 7 figures during his career, I can’t see him being the sort of character that would feel the need to eek out a few extra hundred pounds in wages from the level of clubs that would be looking to sign him. 

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38 minutes ago, IrishBhoy said:

To be honest it looks like we are in as good a position as anyone to sign him, if he is indeed leaving Rangers. There is many factors that may play a part in where he goes, and if he’s settled in the Glasgow area possibly having children at school, and apparently has a previous relationship working with Robinson, then I would say we would be as good an option as any. He’s 37 years old and will have made himself upwards of 7 figures during his career, I can’t see him being the sort of character that would feel the need to eek out a few extra hundred pounds in wages from the level of clubs that would be looking to sign him. 

Only time will tell I suppose. But i do hope we get him. Class player

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14 hours ago, AW saint said:

If we get Davis it will be a masterstoke by Robinson. He may be 37 or whatever but he showed again today that he still is a quality player. He has not lost anything in the tank and is very mobile. Fingers crossed this is true

That's what Aberdeen fans said about Scott Brown.

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29 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

That's what Aberdeen fans said about Scott Brown.

Difference is, Davis' game isn't entirely dependent on being able to do whatever he wants on a football pitch with complete impunity. Brown was exposed when he suddenly wasn't allowed to referee games any more.

That said, you have a point in some respects: it's easier for an older player to stroll games/look good when you've got the likes of Aribo/Kent playing around/in front of you.

Ross Wallace joined us when he was ~35 and it wasn't an automatic starter in a poor side. But his class was still evident and he made a huge contribution - the assist for Obika's goal Vs Hearts. Davis has been playing regularly at a high level and he could absolutely do a job for us.

Whether he will want to, or will take the huge wage cut, remains to be seen.

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34 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

That's what Aberdeen fans said about Scott Brown.

Fair point but Brown has serious issues with hip and previous pelvic injury. Davis has looked after himself and can still cut it quite easily at this level.

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2 hours ago, elvis said:

That was me who said I thought he was done but I take it back you don't play that many games for one of the best teams in the country if your done .

Yourself and a couple of others had said it in fairness.

It did look like he might have been on the way out earlier in the season but he has been superb since the turn of the year.

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4 hours ago, RandomGuy. said:

That's what Aberdeen fans said about Scott Brown.

You never know. We had Roy Aitken play for us, supposedly finished, but the guy was an absolute class act, in a less than stellar St Mirren side. We had Victor Munoz, who was the same. Class. Stevie Thompson came here to see out his days and was superb. We had Steve Archibald, who was shite. 😜

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5 hours ago, RandomGuy. said:

That's what Aberdeen fans said about Scott Brown.

Two different types of player who perform different roles. Yes both midfielders but they are not like for like. Would you say Ronan was the same as Power? Davis makes the ball work for him where Brown charges around trying to break up play. 

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I don’t think we will sign Davis, but I hope we do. Let’s offer him a deal and see what he says.

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I met Steven Davis in the Horseshoe Bar last night he isn't planning on signing for St Mirren, looking to stay at Rangers. 

He's a sound lad tbf and so is Ryan Jack.. also who is not planning on signing for us next season. 

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Just now, glenburn bud said:

Twitter rumour about Mikey Johnston heading our way. 

Nothing to it, some wee guy was taking the piss with his pal.

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On 22/05/2022 at 15:35, pozbaird said:

You never know. We had Roy Aitken play for us, supposedly finished, but the guy was an absolute class act, in a less than stellar St Mirren side. We had Victor Munoz, who was the same. Class. Stevie Thompson came here to see out his days and was superb. We had Steve Archibald, who was shite. 😜

I remember Aitken got a Scotland cap while he was with Saints, and I’m pretty sure he was the last Saintyboy to get a full Scotto cap.

 

 

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