‘The finest centre forward in Europe’ – Sir Matt Busby, 1969.
When Rickie Lambert netted his 100th Saints goal earlier this season he joined an elite list of forwards that includes Martin Chivers, Terry Paine, Matthew Le Tissier, Mick Channon and Ron Davies.
Sadly Ron passed away yesterday at his American home, just one day shy of his 71st birthday.
To say Davies was a legend amongst Saints fans would never do it justice. Twice first division top scorer while at the club, Davies grew a fearsome reputation amongst the opposition with his fantastic ability in the air.
Having been too young to see him first hand I asked some of those that did.
‘What a player, had he been playing today he would have been worth £25 million.’
‘Unbeatable in the air. Today’s defenders would be powerless, a great talent and a gent’
R.I.P. Ron. Heaven has another Saint.