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Villa Links To Barton and Stearman

The gossip sheets are at it, this time the Daily Mail, or is that the Tory Mail I forget, say that Aston Villa, Middlesvilla and Newcastle United are all lining up a bid for Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton.

Barton has a 'colourful' life on and off the pitch but has impressed this season having scored five goals and brought himself closer to the England set up, despite slating fellow players for being pampered and spoilt in a paper article this weekend!

Not sure what substance there is in the links as Barton signed a new contract at Citeh, so this is probably just press talk especially as boss Stuart Pearce has always stated the midfielder is not for sale.

Another link is to Leicester City's young defender Richard Stearman who reports reckon will cost around £750,000 to prize him away from the Packet of Crisps Stadium.

With Barton's off field antics, would you want him at Villa?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 20 2006
Time: 12:43PM

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Not too much to get excited about there
irish villa
20/12/2006 12:59:00
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Not sure about Barton, we need some bite in the team but do we need the baggage he seems to have or have I judged him via the press?!
The Fear
20/12/2006 12:59:00
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Seen Barton a few times and I really rate the guy! Okay he has his off field antics but he is a class player who can offer us more drive in the centre of the park. A great signing if he comes!
PaulG
20/12/2006 13:06:00
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Can't see it happening but would be a great sigining. We miss a bit of bite in the middle. I think the team are too nice at times. Sometimes you need to rough teams up a bit, which we rarely do. He also gets goals which our centre midfielders struggle to do.
DixonTheVillain
20/12/2006 13:21:00
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Get him he is quality. Good engine, hard in the tackle, great shot on him and is a leader. Off field not great but neither were people like george best and paul gascoigne and they did ok.
tylervilla
20/12/2006 13:25:00
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MON could be the one to tame Barton!
merlin
20/12/2006 13:37:00
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Neill, Bridge, SWP, Barton and Keane will do nicely!! How about this for a team. Sorenson, Neill, Mellberg, Laursen, Bridge, SWP, Barton, Petrov, Barry, Keane, Gabby. Europe here we come!!
DixonTheVillain
20/12/2006 13:52:00
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Lot of baggage with Barton.
SeasideEssexXile
20/12/2006 14:04:00
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Dixon The Villain - Great team!!! Are you really Martin O'Neill??? and your giving us an incline on who you are buying in the transfer window???
PaulG
20/12/2006 15:35:00
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I cant see too much in the Joey Barton rumours. The Richard Stearman talk is probably closer to home. Know little about him, but he's recognised by many so called experts as an up and coming young talent.
glensider
20/12/2006 15:39:00
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