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Old Man Barry!

Old Man Barry!

Gareth Barry knows what it is like to be in the first team at a young age as he made his debut under John Gregory at the age of 17. Having now racked up over 300 appearances the left sided midfielder has the experience to help the new generation of youth players through.

'When I first came into the Villa side we were winning games. But people like Gareth Southgate, who has been a huge influence on me, told me it wouldn't always be like that. Now I have to get that message across to our youngsters. We had a blip against Manchester City at home recently. The younger players aren't used to that. That's where the experienced players come in.'

'It is very difficult for a young player because it's easy enough when results are going well and other players can pull you through. You can get away with it to a certain extent. But suddenly you get a couple of bad results and tiredness suddenly creeps into your head.'

Barry misses the monday night Sky live game with a one match suspension having picked up five yellow cards.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 8 2006
Time: 11:45AM

Comments

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So glad he never left in the summer, look at what we would have been missing, don't bare thinking about.
col8
08/12/2006 11:55:00
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We need more players of his quality if we are going to progress. I still say we are 6 quality players short of a top 6 finish.
DeanoVilla
08/12/2006 12:22:00
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It does seem as though Gareth has been around the place forever, and its hard to believe that here we have a player still not in his prime, and with undoubtedly his better years in front of him.
glensider
08/12/2006 14:07:00
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over 300 games, how time flys. Remember bumping into him in Sutton Coldfield once, he looked like a school kid, he has certainly grown in stature since. Top quality, love the fact even in a shower of *****e last season, he never once gave up, that shows true class.
The Fear
08/12/2006 14:35:00
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Best thing that has happened to the club in years (takeover apart) was Gareth's decision last summer to remain at B6.
glensider
13/03/2007 08:28:00
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