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Barry Looking To Impress McClaren

Barry Looking To Impress McClaren

Gareth Barry has put faith in Martin O'Neill to help the Villa midfielder re-claim a place in the England squad.
Barry, in an interview in the Sunday Mirror said; 'It's been frustrating for the past three years. I got into the England squad quite young but for some reason Eriksson didn't fancy me.' The lady that sits next to me at Villa does though, although I don't suppose that is much of a help really.

'I believe I've been playing well but Martin O'Neill's arrival has given me great confidence that I'll get back into the national team. He's only been here for about four weeks but already he's made me believe that I can do that. I do think that Steve McClaren is a great choice and I hope I can impress him. I think I can offer a lot to England - both defensively and going forward.'

Adding: 'A couple of years ago I said Sven Goran Eriksson wouldn't always be the manager, so I never gave up hope. And it's happened now. He's gone and I'm still here at Villa Park at 25 with a few good years ahead of me, hopefully at my peak. Only a few weeks ago the headlines were all doom and gloom. Now we've got new owners and a new manager and everyone's happy.'

We did a poll recently on whether Barry will make the new England set up, 24% thought Barry will be selected, 31% said no and the remaining 45% said he should be picked but that he won't.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday September 4 2006
Time: 11:35AM

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Barry FTW Dont ever give up son your the best thing from England out on the left & will only be a matter of time before your back in the swaud
TuBBz
04/09/2006 12:01:00
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I am a barry fan but he's not quick enough to be an international winger. This will not be a popular opinion but I think his career would have gone further if he had stuck to centre or left back.
tylervilla
04/09/2006 12:05:00
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Tyler your saying the right things here. If anything your a little too soft on Barry. A couple of years ago he looked like he had the potential to go far. Unfortunately, and who knows if there isn't an Ellis factor here, he is way off the mark for playing world quality football. No doubt he will be a key player for villa over the next few seasons, but he just simply isn't good enough.
Cpt. Mainwaring
04/09/2006 12:20:00
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Think he deserves a place in the squad. However, Downing's form and Joe Cole's return will probably prevent that from happening.
Tierney
04/09/2006 12:46:00
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I've never consiered Barry to be England class but the way he has started this season you just never know. He is certainly starting to influence games more.
DeanoVilla
04/09/2006 13:18:00
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Downing hasn't impressed me since he was called up and beckham was never fast either, or sheringham. i dont think speed is the deciding factor regarding international footie. i think he should be given a shot, although i do admit that cole would be my 1st choice, probably followed by richardson.
bobbyfett
04/09/2006 13:31:00
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O NO THIS IS A BIG WORRY IF BARRY IS IN MC'CLARENS PLANS LOL MAN WOTS THE POINT IN HIM IN ENGLAND SQUAD HE WON'T BUDGE COLE OUT LEFT BACK LOL ANYWAY VILLA FANS WHEN I SAY HE WON'T BE PICKED HE WON'T BE PICKED HE'S OUT OF HIS DEAPTH HE'S TO FRADGILE HE WOULD BE A LET DOWN IF YA WATCHIN MC CLARREN PLZ DOD'T PICK THIS WOLLY BRAIN FOR ENGLAND CAUSE IF YA DO THIS IS THE PLAYER WHICH WOULD LOOSE US DA GAME AND POTTENTIALLY EMBARRIS THE WHOLE ENGLAND SQUAD I MEAN SURELY WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS WOLLY BRAIN
geordie boys
04/09/2006 14:05:00
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The only embarrassing thing to England is your typing, grammar, spelling and general idiocy. Have fun in the bottom 6 toon fan.
xfranc
04/09/2006 14:18:00
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Back to the topic in hand, Barry should be in the squad as he is more versatile than Downing, I don't think he would get to be first 11 though.
xfranc
04/09/2006 14:19:00
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I don't know if he is good enough to play for England but he is as good as others who have been given a chance. Barry is not a winger, if he was, no he is not quick enough but he is in fact a left midfield player, just as Beckham is not a winger but a right midfield player. Has anyone said that Beckham is not quick enough to play international football? Give Barry a chance, maybe he'll make it and maybe he won't be we deserve to see him try and he deserves to get a chance. One big advantage he has over most other english players is that he actually knows how to score a penalty, something that I'm sure most agree has been sadly lacking in several tournaments.
Villain Of The North
04/09/2006 16:24:00
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