Flicking through the London Evening Standard earlier, I noticed a column about our £3m centre back Claude Davis. Yes, that’s right, Billy chuffing Davies paid £3,000,000 for him.
Davis, who we had to pay even more money so he’d sod off, signed for Crystal Palace and has been stinking the place out ever since. His sending off for violent conduct against Millwall, which cost him a four-match ban, was his third in twelve appearances for the Eagles and if his performance at Pride Park recently was anything to judge by (and let’s face it – it was), then the man certainly hasn’t improved any since we finally got him off the wage bill. Ian Gibb of the Standard describes him as a ‘one-man disaster area’ and a ‘blot on the Palace image’.
Just to reiterate, Davies paid £3,000,000 for him.