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Players Excited - Barry Staying

Certainly doesn't sound like Gareth Barry is looking to move from Villa Park despite links to Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth, in fact he is excited at the prospect of working with one of the best managers in the game.

Barry told the official site: 'Obviously Martin O'Neill was the number one target - he was the best man out there for the job. So we're all delighted that the club got the best man and we're looking forward to working under him. A few friends rang me on Friday to say loads of fans had turned up to Villa Park to welcome him and that's not surprising. The fans are happy with this appointment and the players are happy too.'
'I'm looking forward to seeing what ideas he's got, the way he trains players and the way he thinks. There were players getting a bit frustrated, but this is a clean start and an opportunity to start again. Everyone's going to be flying in 100 per cent and committing to the club again.'

Lets face it, last season it was obvious there was no harmony on or off the field, the arrival of O'Neill should give everyone a new lease of life and those that were just bit-part players should now get another chance. I'll be interested to see how Jlloyd Samuel does, he looked a fabulous prospect until O'Leary came along, it might be a coincidence, but his confidence seemed to take a nose-dive, lets hope we now see the real Jlloyd?! Might be interesting to see what happens with Berson and the Djemba twins as well.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 7 2006

Time: 10:18AM

Your Comments

Ooooh I feel all warm and fuzzy, just like when you watch one of those Disney feelgood films!!
Villain Of The North
Watching the likes of Mellberg, Barry and Angel last season, it was obvious there were serious issues with the manager. I think MON will give the likes of Angel, Berson, Whitts, JLloyd and the twins a fair chance and we'll see their true form. Let's face it - who wouldn't want to play for this manager ?
pongogidman
It does look alot better for you now that DO'L has gone and MO'N will be excellent for you, what with Barry staying also it can only get better, a big club with an excellent history deserves better than Dastardly Doug, good luck guys, except when you play Tottenham.
sidyid
thanks sidyid
samtozer
So who penned the letter then ? David O`Leary was the players problem then, not Doug Ellis ? Clean slate for all.
Fletch
another great peice of news it would of been a massive blow if barry left you
green giant 12
Thats a definite important early hurdle overcome by Martin O'Neill, ensuring that Gareth Barry was happy to remain at Villa Park. Things get better by the day.
glensider
 

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