Friday, March 19

Farewell Head on a Stick

So farewell Head on a Stick. Calum Davenport has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. After his stabbing in an incident with his sister’s boyfriend that was probably the best option for all parties.

But it’s a shame that Davenport never achieved what he should in the game. He looked a really good player when he joined us on loan from Spurs in the Championship.

Perhaps he left Coventry too soon. At Spurs he was loaned to Southampton, West Ham and Norwich, before signing permanently for the Irons. After some poor performances in the early days of Curbs he was injured then loaned to Watford where he broke his neck. He started off last season quite well and scored in the 4-1 win over Blackburn. But Zola clearly didn’t rate him, and even though he played in the 4-1 win at Portsmouth he was dropped again, fell out with Franco, and loaned to Sunderland.

Was it too much too soon? Clearly Zola was not impressed. Whatever the outcome of the court case where he’s charged with assaulting his sister, an early morning fracas in which he was stabbed might suggest off the field problems.

Davenport really needed to find a club where he played every week to develop as a player. Instead he’s had more loans than RBS and now, at 27, looks set to move down the leagues.

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