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Gareth Barry - Pride Of England!

Gareth Barry - Pride Of England!

Congratulations to Gareth Barry for his performance in the England team today against Israel.

The Villa skipper started his first competitive match for around five years (wasn't it 2002, hey its Saturday night, I've not got time to check all my facts!) and played a perfect game with his usual concise passing and no nonsense attitude.

Barry had a hand in two of the three goals, one with an inch perfect pass through to Michael Owen - who finished with aplomb and another from a great corner converted by Micah Richards.

In other international action, Shaun Maloney provided the ammunition for Scotland's goal today and Gabby Agbonlahor scored for the England Under-21s last night against Montenegro.

Now lets hope Barry keeps his place for the crunch game against Russia on Wednesday night. Push me hard enough and I might even admit that Amule Heskey played well today as well!

All in all, a good day for England, we won the cricket (beating India with ease and winning an entertaining one day series 4-3), we won the rugby (albeit a pretty average display against the USA) and we beat Israel in the footie. Happy days!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday September 8 2007
Time: 8:12PM

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He was awesome. Shame BBC didn't spend more time highlighting just how good he was. Hansen said he wouldn't play Lampard, rather he'd keep it as it is! UP THE VILLA and Well Done Gareth!
evoflash
08/09/2007 20:19:00
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Barry played very well, just the type of performance we see week in and week out. My mates said they hadn't realised how good he was until he played today.
notthedougellisstand
08/09/2007 21:21:00
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simple but very effective performance. not someone who would let you down
daspecial1
08/09/2007 22:41:00
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Agree with daspecial1. If he can maintain that level against Russia we may have unearthed a gem. Well done Gareth (you can tell he's a yid at heart ;))
Phartman87
08/09/2007 22:53:00
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BARRY = VILLA LEGEND DId very well, did the club proud. Showed to the country wat hes like for his club, every week
danvilla2
08/09/2007 23:02:00
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i thought it was 7 years? he did alright tonight, nothing overly special, but hey if it gets lumps ou the team im all for it
EvertonMike
08/09/2007 23:18:00
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Barry did very well today - hope he keeps his place
herringthorpe
08/09/2007 23:32:00
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Superb performance by GB, who surely proved to the doubters out there that his name should be a fixture in the England starting line-up. Was you watching McClaren?
glensider
08/09/2007 23:38:00
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He kept it simple today and looked good , Imagine if he turned in a performance like hes does for the Villa week in week out . Lumplard wouldn't get a look in . Was happy to play second fiddle to Stevie G today . Never made his normal mad runs into the box , which he must have been longing to do. I very dissaplined performance.
Villan57
08/09/2007 23:44:00
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barry was pure quality,he never hardly wasted a pass all day.if carrick is worth 18 mill how much is gareth worth? he made me very proud and if an everton player did as well as him,there wouldnt be a term mentioned like 'nothing overly special'!!! didnt you see his precision passing all game,he dictated the play so much that every time an england player was in danger they gave it 2 barry to sort out and he did!!! pure class from our main man but we didnt expect anything less in honesty. UTV
Belfast Villain
09/09/2007 00:32:00
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