Edgar Davids doesn't plan to continue his playing career after he was sent off for the third time this season for Barnet against Salisbury City

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Edgar Davids says he will not continue his playing career after being sent off against Salisbury City and believes referees in the Skrill Premier are targeting him and the Bees.

The Dutchman was shown his third red card in just eight league appearances this season as Barnet were beaten 2-1 by the Whites.

The Bees’ player/head coach spoke after the contest and stated he has lost the “fun” of playing.

Davids explained: “I think I know for definite now that the league is targeting Barnet.

“I don't know how many games we have played but there is weird decision making all the time.

“It is ridiculous, especially the first one (yellow card) because everyone can see I cleared the ball.

“That was an absolute disgrace. The other one for the red card was also a disgrace.

“I am a target but it is ok. I don't think I am going to play anymore because they are taking away the fun and I want the team to do well."

He added: “If you look at the red cards, some are definitely red cards and some are exaggerated.

“It is hard to complete our tasks when a lot of decisions are against you.”

When asked if Davids was serious about quitting, he replied: “The fun of playing in this league, I have just lost it.”

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11:06am Sun 29 Dec 13

exiledgeordie says...

As a retired referee, at all levels I do believe, in most games I have seen, he club as a whole are receiving more "dodgy" decisions than most, however, you yourself, do no in my opinion help yourself by berating the officials. However that said, I still feel that your decision to retire from playing is not a considered one. If I were you I would get my act together ,continue to, play and stay n the right side of the officials.
As a retired referee, at all levels I do believe, in most games I have seen, he club as a whole are receiving more "dodgy" decisions than most, however, you yourself, do no in my opinion help yourself by berating the officials. However that said, I still feel that your decision to retire from playing is not a considered one. If I were you I would get my act together ,continue to, play and stay n the right side of the officials. exiledgeordie

3:46pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Not that Dave, another one. says...

Davids is right that the team doesn't need the distraction of waiting to see what happens after every tackle, but if I were him I'd carry on playing but only if the ref is one that's already sent him off before and thus doesn't need the bragging rights any more.
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Davids is right that the team doesn't need the distraction of waiting to see what happens after every tackle, but if I were him I'd carry on playing but only if the ref is one that's already sent him off before and thus doesn't need the bragging rights any more. . Not that Dave, another one.

7:32pm Wed 1 Jan 14

chaz7266 says...

davids Is just a whinging prima donna who is well past his best, and thinks he is the greatest thing in the conference and everyone should bow down to him because of his past, and at best is a mediocre manager. so you don't want to play anymore, aww, bye then, good riddance lol
davids Is just a whinging prima donna who is well past his best, and thinks he is the greatest thing in the conference and everyone should bow down to him because of his past, and at best is a mediocre manager. so you don't want to play anymore, aww, bye then, good riddance lol chaz7266

8:15pm Wed 1 Jan 14

exiledgeordie says...

chaz7266 wrote:
davids Is just a whinging prima donna who is well past his best, and thinks he is the greatest thing in the conference and everyone should bow down to him because of his past, and at best is a mediocre manager. so you don't want to play anymore, aww, bye then, good riddance lol
this s the second quote posted from this person, who seems to think he can insult people without redress. I find these personal attacks very offensive.
[quote][p][bold]chaz7266[/bold] wrote: davids Is just a whinging prima donna who is well past his best, and thinks he is the greatest thing in the conference and everyone should bow down to him because of his past, and at best is a mediocre manager. so you don't want to play anymore, aww, bye then, good riddance lol[/p][/quote]this s the second quote posted from this person, who seems to think he can insult people without redress. I find these personal attacks very offensive. exiledgeordie

12:09pm Sat 4 Jan 14

dawboy says...

I can understand how Davids has had enough of both tin-pot referees and tird rate players trying to make a name for themselves by claiming his scalp. I do not think that Davids help himself by being too verbal with referees, but some of the treatment I have seen him receive in some football matches borders on scandalous.
Is Davids a prima donna? To outsiders that may be the impression, but to those closer to him definitely not. He is passionate about football. He works as Barnet FC manager for no pay and in fact pays for the club's assistant manager Uli out of his own pocket.
As for chaz7266 comments. I suspect that you have achieved little in your own life and get some sort of warped pleasure in trying to drag others down to your level.
I would not miss any further contributions from yourself, so hopefully its aww, bye and good riddance to you.
I can understand how Davids has had enough of both tin-pot referees and tird rate players trying to make a name for themselves by claiming his scalp. I do not think that Davids help himself by being too verbal with referees, but some of the treatment I have seen him receive in some football matches borders on scandalous. Is Davids a prima donna? To outsiders that may be the impression, but to those closer to him definitely not. He is passionate about football. He works as Barnet FC manager for no pay and in fact pays for the club's assistant manager Uli out of his own pocket. As for chaz7266 comments. I suspect that you have achieved little in your own life and get some sort of warped pleasure in trying to drag others down to your level. I would not miss any further contributions from yourself, so hopefully its aww, bye and good riddance to you. dawboy

11:22am Sun 5 Jan 14

exiledgeordie says...

chaz7266 please give it a rest, you are just showing how ignorant you really are. If you cannot make sensible comments better to remain silent.
chaz7266 please give it a rest, you are just showing how ignorant you really are. If you cannot make sensible comments better to remain silent. exiledgeordie

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