Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday December 6 2005
Gareth Barry has said he will talk to the rest of the team before deciding whether to carry on taking penalties. Barry missed a penalty that would have cemented three points for Aston Villa v Newcastle at the weekend. The player scored two penalties in the same fixture last year.
Barry replaced Angel as the regular penalty taker, not that we get given that many you understand! Scoring the two v Newcastle as well as one against Spurs and one v Wycombe in the cup.
Barry said: 'I'll be brave enough to take the next one, I've got no worries, but I'll have a chat with my teammates before making that decision. I feel I've had a good record from the spot over the years but maybe this is also an opportunity to give somebody else a go - that might be the right thing to do. I just feel down at the minute because it would have topped a great day for the team. I've got that responsibility on my shoulders but I won't be thinking about it when we play Bolton.'
Barry put in a man of the match performance v the Magpies and in my opinion has held this team together at times this season. He was criticised by some fans for coming off the pitch laughing, but as one pundit said, players will come up and take the michael out of you when you do something like that. I guess us fans expect players to bleed for their team, but surely the most gutted person was Barry himself?
He added: 'I was confident enough to take the penalty. I wasn't thinking about missing it although I didn't realise how late in the game it was. If I'd have put it away that would have been game over. I'm very disappointed. It's a sickener. I've apologised to the lads.'
**Why not join our forum and join in the debates? Or sign up to the site and leave feedback to the stories. Once you've joined, you can submit stories and suggest polls. Go on, get Vitalled!**
Date:Tuesday December 6 2005
Sanchez Talks Manchester City (Monday April 27 2015)
Aston Villa Transfer Talk - One Link Is Half Decen (Monday April 27 2015)
Guzan Gets Sherwood Backing (Monday April 27 2015)
Sherwood On Manchester City Loss (Sunday April 26 2015)
Video/Audio - Manchester City Reactions (Sunday April 26 2015)
All Hail Tim Sherwood - The Messiah (Sunday April 26 2015)
Full Facial (Sunday April 26 2015)
Stats: Man City v Aston Villa (Saturday April 25 2015)
Darn It. Results Not Gone Aston Villa's Way Today (Saturday April 25 2015)
Aston Villa Taking On Man City - Starting Line-ups (Saturday April 25 2015)
|1.||Pride of Lions||968|
|Man City||3||-||2||Aston Villa|
|Man Utd||3||-||1||Aston Villa|
|12. Crystal Palace||33||11||9||13||-3||42|
|15. Aston Villa||34||8||8||18||-22||32|
|17. Hull City||32||6||10||16||-16||28|
|18. Leicester City||32||7||7||18||-17||28|
|Mourinho Praises Terry
» Chelsea : 28/04/2015 01:00:01
|Adam picked in BBC team of the weekend
» Stoke : 27/04/2015 22:03:00
|Stoke to unveil New Balance kit Friday
» Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:54:01
|Ref Watch: Pawson to referee Swansea v Stoke
» Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:36:00
|Arnautovic wins Southampton man of the match poll
» Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:13:01