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Desert Island Kicks: Jason Davis
by Ed Bottomley

Desert Island Kicks

“Desert Island Kicks” is a pale imitation of the legendary “Desert Island Discs” format. I’m looking to nab answers from footie fans from all corners of the globe and all walks of life.

You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you? I want you to pick a game, shirt, goal, player and piece of turf from a stadium to take with you to a desert island, oh and you’re allowed one luxury too.

Jason Davis is a busy man. He’s the editor of Match Fit USA, host of The American Soccer Show , and writer at KCKRS. You can also find him on Twitter. Luckily enough, Jason had a bit of time for us too.


USA-Spain 2009 Confed Cup. Yes, my fandom runs that deep. A seminal moment for the United States against a team that went on the win the World Cup a year later.


I’m stranded on an desert island. My favorite shirt might give me some comfort, but if I’m being practical, I’m going with this:

Maybe I can use it to signal to passing ships/planes.


Donovan v. Algeria 2010 World Cup.


Torsten Frings. I’d bogart all the water and food until he was weak, then slap him about the face. THAT’S WHAT YOU GET!


Er, um, yeah…it’s grass. It doesn’t actually have any marking that tells me it belonged to this pitch or that. It will probably die. I’m sure as hell not going to give it any of my fresh water, provided I’m actually able to find some. If it’s a flying piece of turf, now we’re talking. I bet the Qataris have a plan for that…so Qatari magic grass that flies.


An iPad or something similar that gets MLS Match Day Live. Unless it’s the off-season, then I want a vuvuzela. If I’m going to be stranded, it would be a hell of a lot more fun if I was also insane.

Written by Ed Bottomley

Everton fan exiled in Michigan. Duncan Ferguson obsessive, history buff, optimist. Follow me on Twitter @Dixies60


2007 Champions League finale. Epique.

by Suck My Ashtray on Jun 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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