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Barry - The Villa Omen!

Barry - The Villa Omen!

Gareth Barry is looking at omens and hopes facing Wrexham in the Carling Cup tomorrow night is one of them!

He told the official site:

'I'm hoping it's an omen. People have told me we beat Wrexham in round four in 1977 and hopefully history will repeat itself this season. Games likes these are banana skins. We've got nothing to gain except a place in the next round. The pressure is on us so we've got to be professional and win the game.'

Barry is also looking to add some silverware to his career saying "I don't suppose winning the Intertoto Cup with Villa counts, so the last time I won a proper cup was when I was at school. We won the schools FA Cup at Molineux on penalties. It was something I'll always look back on fondly and remember as a great memory, but I would like to now add to my trophies with Villa. It would be nice to pick up a trophy along the way.

"It's a while since we had a really good run. We came close one year in the League Cup when we just lost over two legs to Bolton. But we are due a good cup run and hopefully it will be this season. If ever I get the chance to lead Villa out at a Wembley final, and get my hands on a major trophy, then it will be a dream come true for me."

At the request of Wrexham Poilce, the game is 'all-ticket' and there will be no tickets available after 12 noon tomorrow for home or away fans. The avfc.com say 'Villa's Ticket Office will continue to take bookings up until that time for collection EITHER here at Villa Park or from the Racecourse Ground on the evening of the game. Tickets for collection at Wrexham will not arrive until approximately 7pm. Please do not travel to the game unless you have purchased a ticket in advance.'

Be interesting to see how Martin O'Neill juggles the small pack of players we have. Maybe Shaun Maloney will get his wish and make a start for Villa? Hopefully Luke Moore will be in the starting eleven as well. Who will be between the posts, should he rest Carrson ready for the Chelsea game? Who knows!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 27 2007
Time: 6:52PM

Comments

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I wonder what panicked the Wrexham police.....probably their own shadows!!!
andrew144
27/08/2007 19:19:00
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Wrexham of old troubled Arsenal but these days they'll not trouble you if you prepare right!
merlin
27/08/2007 19:22:00
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Wrexham is a really bad team whenever thyey play one of my home town teams Chester City trouble always starts like coachs getting smashed and no one can forget the time a huge huge fight started outside the stadium and it was so big people were fighting outside the stadium to the City Centre about 5 miles away i'll have to see if that video from the news is on You Tube
Christo
27/08/2007 19:33:00
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Carson has got to start to keep his sharpness up. Carew needs a rest and we need to let the youngsters like Stieber and O'Halloran get used to playing with the first teamers regularly
Villan444
27/08/2007 19:40:00
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Well the big teams are known to play the youth in the cup these days but am not Sure if MON will I think his aim is to win this cup.
Christo
27/08/2007 19:43:00
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I would think he'll rest Laurson and hopefully Petrov (well when i say rest Petrov i mean don't start with him, cos he seems to have a rest for quite long periods of most games, harsh but true) I would like to see a couple of the youngsters get a game, but still keep the main neucleus of the side so we don't end up with egg on our face (especially if the egg has gone off!!)
Kuffit
27/08/2007 20:53:00
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could be a good idea to leave Laursen out
Christo
27/08/2007 21:45:00
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Get mon 2 tin cans and a bit of string so he can get petroff earlier. It is about time that we won something but we need a brave goalscorer. Agree with giving some of the better youngsters a run out. 4 days or so left in the transfer window and still no bid for petroff.
morky13villa
27/08/2007 21:47:00
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Agree with merlin, our resident Chelsea poster. Prepare right for this game, show the right attitude, and no way should we be one of the rounds shock statistics.
glensider
27/08/2007 22:01:00
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This is the game to put luke Moore and Maloney in to show MON what they can do. We all know they are quality but for some reason MON aint convinced. UTV my prediction 3-0 to us........ Moore Hat-trick.
*Holte*End*Star*
28/08/2007 08:51:00
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