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Milan Baros - Potential Or Average?

Milan Baros - Potential Or Average?

Well this makes for pleasant reading. Despite some thinking that Milan Baros is looking to leave Villa Park, his agent says the Czech Republic striker is not unhappy.

Mind you, 'not unhappy' doesn't exactly say he is 'happy' does it? I must admit, I think he has the potential to be awesome, I'm just not sure the Premier League is the right stage for him and in some ways, his agent questions the same.

Pavel Paska said: 'Milan was still struggling three months after the World Cup and went straight into the team without having a pre-season. He knows he has to work hard and that will take some time, because football in England is very physical. I don't think it is right to use the term 'unhappy' in this situation. The player knows he has a contract and that he has to perform well, so he cannot be unhappy.'

'He can be angry, for example, when he is not playing, but then he has to train harder. I was in England to watch Aston Villa's home game against Fulham - full house, fantastic atmosphere. I cannot imagine a player would be unhappy in such conditions.'

He added to Sky Sports News that Baors is at a crucial part of his career, he'll either remain all potential or he'll fulfil his promise:

'Popularity and money often get ahead of sporting progress. I think this is the point when his career will go either in a good way or a bad way, but he is 25 and I have no doubts that he will reach the top of his ability in two years' time.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday December 7 2006
Time: 10:53AM


Baros needs to get a grip. He is a World Class player, Euro 2004 proved that. However the same old excuses can't keep on being used. He needs to start producing the goods, or O'Neill should ship him out come January. I for one have grown tired off the Milan Baros fiasco.
still skeggy
07/12/2006 11:00:00
Baros is sooooooooooooo frustrating, can be a world beater on his day. I think when fully fit and with some decent service Baros will start to show his quality. Another thing, Fulham - Full House?????
07/12/2006 11:02:00
Baros will need to show MON more than he has shown anyone else in his time at the Villa, I for one would be so happy for him to prove me wrong. I think it has to be said that if any one make a reasonable offer for him it would be in the best Interests of the club and the player for him to have a fresh start somewhere else.
07/12/2006 11:08:00
Baros out, Beattie in.
07/12/2006 11:11:00
Is his agent living on Cloud Cuckoo Land? If he cannot show how good he is in the biggest league in the world than where will he?? An international player aged 25 should be able to perform as high standard regularly (not every match) and WANT to perform. Also can we wait around 2 years to see if he can fulfil his potential? I don't think we can or will. BAROS WAS BOUGHT BY THE OLD REGIME HOPING THAT HE HAD AN EXCELLENT WORLD CUP 2006 AND THEY COULD SELL HIM FOR £20M!!!!!!!!!
07/12/2006 11:13:00
I agree if the previous posters. he can be so frustrating and at times looks completely disinterested when he is on the pitch. As JF said, awesome potential, but how long must we wait until that potential is realised? He is 25 now, hardly a youngster. He needs to either get a grip and give his all for Villa or bugger off out of Villa park and make room for someone who will
07/12/2006 11:13:00
Can anyone remember a Milan Baros "purple patch" in the Premiership, for us or Liverpool??? Okay he was top scorer and won us the derby but has he ever hit a rich vein of form over 5-6 games since arriving? At 25 I have my doubts. I would rather sell him and with the money buy a target man and David Healy. OK Healy may not be the dream signing but in this transfer window, when there are not many players available and many teams with money e.g. Pompey, West Ham etc. he may be the best option. He has proven he can cope with the best defences in the world (hat-trick v Spain) and with his international captain, Aaron Hughes and Steve Davis, (not to mention the N. Irish manager) at the club he could settle in quickly! As for a target man, Beattie will be needed by Everton so Sutton may have to do the job until the summer.
07/12/2006 11:22:00
simple fact is if baros still aint cutting it by january he is on his bike whether we like it or not.deano im from northern ireland and i love healy but the truth is he isnt any better than what we have already,he is a better international player than he is club and thats a well known fact,dont know why it just seems to suit his game better.also i think aaron hughes does the same thing eg. better in international game.i dont think he can cut it at villa and we desperately need a right back to go with a new centre forward or maybe simao,watched him last night against man u, he is pure quality and i dont c any reason why we shouldnt go for this type of player if we really want to kick on from here and be a proper force again.
Belfast Villain
07/12/2006 12:05:00
His career has certainly not taken off, as it so promisingly threatened to do some five years or so back. You have to start wondering whether he will ever be the player we all thought he was destined to be when he burst onto the international scene, scoring goals for fun.
07/12/2006 16:05:00
I think he needs to take a good hard look at himself and say "Right thats it I'm gonna make it here!"
07/12/2006 18:41:00
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