MM hack Matthew Davis will be turning the tides in Newquay this summer, joining New Star on a highly anticipated press trip.Sadly, Croydon’s finest had already promised his company to Bankhall, facing the Three Peaks Challenge that same weekend. When considering his options, the virgin surfer’s propensity for fags and creative excuses for skipping the gym suddenly made Cornwall that bit more appealing. He is, however, managing a bit of emergency training just in case, cycling the two miles from East Croydon to home, usually after copious amounts of alcohol. p Apparently, Chancellor Gordon Brown is a devoted fan of Scottish minnows Raith Rovers and has been made honorary president of the suppor-ters’ club. Those wags at Gerrard have discovered that, ironically, in the week of the Budget, one that conspicuously doubled the threshold for stamp duty on new house purchases, the powers that be at the ailing Scottish club were desperately trying to stop developers bulldozing the football ground in favour of a housing development.