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No Transfer Request From Barry

Great, more good news.

Gareth Barry it seems has not handed in a transfer request, despite reports saying the Villa midfielder wanted out of Villa Park.

Villa have already turned down a bid from Portsmouth and although Spurs manager Martin Jol is said to be interested, it is thought the manager-less (and leadership less!) club aren't willing to allow him to go.

Caretaker boss Roy Aitken said: 'I haven't spoken to Gareth about wanting to leave, but he has shown a commitment to the club which is first-class. He's virtually played every minute of pre-season and he's a joy to work with. I wouldn't be surprised if there were teams looking at Gareth, but he hasn't rocked the boat with me.'




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 31 2006

Time: 6:18PM

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He must know O'Neil is coming and ellis is going lol
trotski74
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31/07/2006 18:37:00

and why would he want to join Portsmouth?
Christo
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31/07/2006 18:55:00

Well having put up with 3 seasons of O'Leary he has proved that he has a good sense of humour!!
Villain Of The North
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31/07/2006 19:13:00

christo pompey are going places
lmatthews
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31/07/2006 20:46:00

He must know something we dont yet!
samtozer
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31/07/2006 20:47:00

Just heard Ellis has died in his sleep - what was that dear? - I'm telling ya I don't snore!! For the love of GOD! THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
Steve64k
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31/07/2006 23:33:00

Christo - why would he want to stay at Villa instead of Portsmouth?? Pompey finished ONE place below you last year, and are spending money and building for next season. What are Villa doing?? Not a fat lot except ******ing about whos going to buy the club, whos the next manager etc etc etc...
lil_blues_fan
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01/08/2006 08:08:00

Guys, Whats a Pompy
Steve64k
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01/08/2006 09:09:00

A couple of points to make fellas. lil_blues_fan are you lost? This is a Premiership site. The fizzy pop one is elsewhere. Steve64k makes a great point ........ what is a Pompey? I think it is Poor Opposition Made Poorer Every Year! As for Barry going anywhere there are a couple of things that will determine this. Spurs need a left sided midfielder but if Carrick is worth 18 million then Barry is worth at least 20million. We know they have the money so to sell him for the 5 or 6 million mentioned would be ridiculous. However the Barry leaving stories surfaced when Sven was linked with the managers job. Barry and Sven had a falling out just after Sven got the England job and if he had taken over as manager, then he would have been the first one out. With MON looking likely to take over all the players will want to stay. Dare I say it but with MON and new financial backers in, Ellis out and hopefully 3 or 4 quality additions to the squad, next season could see Villa Park full to the rafters watching exciting footy. Bring it on.
voiceoftheholte
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01/08/2006 09:53:00

Ellis out - now aint that the truth!!! THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
Steve64k
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01/08/2006 10:00:00

lets hope he stays. mind you given the money spurs have now after carrick perhaps now is the best time to cash in??
mcgoo
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01/08/2006 10:28:00

voiceoftheholte - think you'll actually find its part of the Vital Football site.. a site open to fans from all clubs. Anyway... its more interesting than our site (sorry... our part of Vital Football) at the moment.. you've got so much more to moan about than us and its great watching you whinge!!! Anyway, the fishings good here... only have to cast a small one and theres always someone who'll bite!!!!
lil_blues_fan
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01/08/2006 10:31:00

Come on lil_blues_fan I know u want to ... tell us how little u are ...THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE Steve64k
Steve64k
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01/08/2006 11:23:00

mcgoo sorry mate but Spurs wouldn't pay more than between about 2-3m for Barry. Best off keeping hold of him.
sirhc
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01/08/2006 13:44:00

Gareth's frustration is probably common to all members of the playing staff. The uncetainty allied to the lack of direction and ambition that the club has been showing is bound to unsettle the players. Hopefully a new manager. plus we trust, new owners and a new board, will convince Gareth that staying at VP will offer him the same opportunities to challenge and compete, that he will find elsewhere.
glensider
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01/08/2006 15:19:00

Yet another case of the press trying to make a story out of nothing
Burnsy
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02/08/2006 19:55:00

Aston Vanilla......easy to eat !!!
pompeygray
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03/08/2006 04:01:00

 

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