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Billy Davies Shows Passion And Determination

Billy Davies Shows Passion And Determination

Billy Davies officially began his second spell as manager of Nottingham Forest today and after taking his first training session with his squad this morning, he gave his first press conference to the watching media. It was a passionate, determined and impressive performance from the fiery Scott, who whilst coming out with the usual soundbites and cliches, he showed that not only does he have 'unfinished business' at the City Ground, more importantly he showed that he is the man to finish that business.

The business in question, was 'moving this club forward and taking it to the next level.' Davies stressed that there was no pressure from the new owners of the club to get the job done this year, but promotion to the Premiership was definitely the aim and within a set timescale. Davies made it clear that his aim and desire was to achieve that goal and he also made it clear that he was the man who would deliver it.

Davies spoke with confidence and was clearly relishing the job at hand. He takes over at a time when the Reds' sit 6 points off the Playoffs, with 15 games of the season left to play. On being asked if he thought promotion was achievable at this stage of the campaign, Davies replied 'it's doable.' He said the squad looked great on paper, but individually the team was underachieving. He said his first job was to instill confidence and belief in the players and raise each players performance level by 20%.

It might be 20 months since Davies barked his orders from the touchline, but he's clearly lost none of his hunger for the game, or for the club that got rid of him. Davies admitted that he never imagined for a second that he would one day return, but also said he had always wanted to. He acknowledged the affinity he had with the fans and praised them for sticking with the team through some very lean times. He said expectation levels at Forest were high and understood the reasons for that. 'The club and supporters have high expectation levels and rightly so. Look at the badge. Look at where that badge has been in the past, then you will see why supporters demand what they demand. This is a top class football club. It's been to the highest levels of world football. Hopefully, we can take it back to a level it deserves to be playing in.'

Unlike many of his predecessors, Billy Davies has a plan and unlike many of those people, he knows how to achieve it and genuinely believes he can. Speaking of the current players in the squad, he said. 'They have to trust and believe in the information we are trying to give them and they need to understand the ambitions of the manager, the chairman and the board, in wanting to move this club forward.'

On being asked about why he decided to return to the City Ground, Davies quite simply said 'it was a no brainer.' He said he was impressed by the passion and ambition demonstrated by Fawaz Al-Hasawi and was confident he would be backed in the transfer market. 'Fawaz has already told me there is some money available should I feel we need to add to certain areas, but if we can get to where we want to go with the players that are already at the football club then we will do that.' Davies also stated that he would be the one picking the teams.

The future already seems a little brighter under Billy Davies and the chances of success seem a little better too. If the fiery Scott and the trigger happy chairman can find a way of working together, the stated aims and ambitions of both could well be an achievable goal. For those goals to be reached, the chairman has to deliver on what he has promissed the manager and he in return has to learn to trust in others and be a little more diplomatic in the things he says. Welcome home Mr. William Mackintosh Davies.



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Writer:Kev Finnegan
Date:Monday February 11 2013
Time: 10:47PM

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