There is nothing wrong with Rangers’ Steven Davis

There is nothing wrong with Rangers’ Steven Davis
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 26: Steven Davis of Rangers warms up prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Iain Dowie is getting it in the neck for calling out Steven Davis after the veteran midfielder gave away a penalty last night, amid his country’s continuing struggles in the Nation League.

The press are targeting Dowie for the following comments:

“I don’t know what Steve Davis is doing, he can tell now. He thinks he can get there. Not being funny, he’s been immense for Northern Ireland but old Father Time catches up.”

We feel there’s nothing wrong with this comment. No one should be immune to being criticised when they make a mistake, and Davo is no different.

Dowie is one of those Michael Owen Stephen Craigan kinds of commentators who just says what they think and most of the time it’s emotional and viewers/fans attack the man and not the ball, smearing the person who made the comments and not the comments themselves.

We always respect any commentator who speaks their mind, however much we must disagree with their view, and Dowie is no different.

He has a point, in referring to Davis’ advancing years – the midfielder was never the quickest, even if his legs move like firing pistons, and as he approaches his 40s that will worsen.

But in no way is Dowie smearing Davis – he’s just hinting the man made an error, thinking he was 5 years younger, and that’s ok.

Few have anything but respect for Davo, he’s one of the greats and there’s a good reason he’s the record-holding British cap.

But that doesn’t mean he’s infallible, and if he makes a mistake, he would be the first to admit he had.

That’s maturity, and it’s ok to say it.

We wish NI and Davis the best of luck getting their terrible run out of their system and back to winning again.

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  1. It’s nothing new for Davis. He has given away penalties or free kicks like that throughout his career. Never in malice, always in a belief he will win the ball. Sometimes he doesn’t. He isn’t perfect but anyone who has watched him regularly over the last wee while knows he is still a class operator.

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