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Barry In Praise Of Villa Team-mates

Gareth Barry, easily our player of the season so far, notched up his fifth goal against Blackburn Rovers after converting yet another penalty for the Villa and the midfielder, who must surely now have earnt a re-call to the England set up, has promised to keep banging them in!

Barry told the official site: 'I thought about the one I missed against Leicester and obviously you want to learn from your mistakes. I thought I'd go back to square-one and once I saw him move, it was straight down the middle. As he went down he tried to get back, but he couldn't. I'm delighted to have five goals on the board by early November. A lot can happen yet this season, but hopefully I can keep the goals coming.

He also praised fellow midfielder Gavin McCann, on form defender Martin Laursen and new boy Chris Sutton:

'Gavin has been a big miss. We haven't picked up the same amount of points with him out of the team. He did brilliantly, although he was tired at the end. Martin did really well. He headed everything. We kept a clean-sheet and lot was down to him. Chris Sutton was magnificent. He moans about being old and stiff, but he puts himself about for the team and you can see why the manager has brought him here.'

I must admit I think the performance by Chris Sutton might have shut up a few of his doubters, although he was still obviously short of match fitness, he put in a really battling performance and it might prove difficult for the below par Milan Baros to displace him.




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Date:Monday November 6 2006

Time: 12:04PM

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I don't see how Martin Laursen can be dropped now, Sunday he was a colossus.
chris the villan
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06/11/2006 12:16:00

Agreed. I think MON will stick with the same XI vs Chelsea for sure.
DeanoVilla
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06/11/2006 12:22:00

agreed, going to be a bit tough on Ridgewell though, he has played so well but think he has just lost his spot due to illness, unless they put him to left back again.
The Fear
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06/11/2006 12:22:00

Ridgewell has been tremendous and Cahill finished last season superbly difficult job for MON but at least it's one position that don't need strengthening for a good few seasons.
chris the villan
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06/11/2006 12:40:00

I think that Chris Suttons performance against Rovers, allied to his forty-five minute showing up at Anfield, has gone a very long way to proving the doubters wrong. Marin Laursen was simply outstanding.
glensider
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06/11/2006 18:39:00

Most papers today put Sutton as MOTM,,,,,,,, cant be bad, same starting 11 against Chelski? I would think so.
col8
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06/11/2006 20:27:00

I thought that Barry would have gone to Spurs last summer so good to see that he has stayed loyal as I know that he was a Tottenham supporter as a boy, fantastic player that is now showing his true worth.
Cravens
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07/11/2006 03:45:00

I doubted Sutton at first but now i know he is worth the villa jersey...good on him...and Barry, not only a soon-to-be England International, but a future England penalty taker too?
AussieVilla
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07/11/2006 09:21:00

Harmony inside the dressing room. Has to be a big plus.
glensider
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19/03/2007 01:27:00

 

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