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England Boss Drops Barry Hint

England Boss Drops Barry Hint

Looks like Gareth Barry has given Steve McClaren little choice but to use him in the Euro qualifier against Estonia next week. The Villa skippers chances are further enhanced by the fact that Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been ruled out of a return.

The England boss said:

'Gareth has done a great job for us and helped us win two big games. He formed a very good partnership with Steven Gerrard and he’s given me a selection problem.'

Nice problem to have, the understanding between him and Gerrard was there for all to see in the games against Russia and Israel and Barry looked more than a match for any player on the pitch.

McClaren added, 'He's waited for his opportunity, kept playing well for his club, gained experience and when the opportunity has arisen, he's been ready and he's taken it. I was not surprised at how well he responded. I saw bits of it when we called him into the squad last summer and when he played in the B international against Albania.'

'I have seen it at club level in his performances and I have seen him in training, when he and Steven Gerrard look very, very comfortable. I had no hesitation in playing them together. They regard each other as good friends and it shows. They play together like good friends. They are good for each other. When you look at teams, you have pairings - and they have to be good pairings.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday October 3 2007
Time: 11:54AM

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Comments

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Cornet Head knew Hargreaves was out for these games (unfortunate but true).
tarzan
03/10/2007 12:03:00
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If we don't start to fulfill his ambitions he'll be off to Liverpool. Please God (P McGrath) do not let this happen.
Adam Deuce
03/10/2007 12:04:00
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McClaren also sang the praises of Carson, Young, Agbonlahor, Reo-Coker and Moore. VILLA FOR ENGLAND
krfeskivilla
03/10/2007 12:23:00
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McClaren is still a prat. I dont take any notice of what he says any more, complimentary or not.
DeanoVilla
03/10/2007 12:38:00
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Never taken any notice of him, even after the recent results... He's not really proven himself of anything other than the ability to challenge for a place in the next of disney's smiley movies.
johnnyuk
03/10/2007 13:11:00
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The proof will be in the pudding. I.e. when Lamps & Hargreaves are fit for selection.
tarzan
03/10/2007 14:35:00
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I still can't believe Cornetto got the England job, Southgate has done equally well for Boro.
tarzan
03/10/2007 14:43:00
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Southgate for England? haha
industrial_musical
03/10/2007 14:49:00
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I'm with Adam Deuce. If we dont start getting it right on the pitch, and start bringing in the quality players promised, then the likes of Gareth and co will be off to a club offering regular competitive European club football. Important season for us. We need to prove to all concerned that we really are on the up.
glensider
03/10/2007 17:57:00
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DeanoVilla- you're absolutely spot-on. He must be the least respected manager England has ever had or ever likely to have again. I just wonder how long it will be before we get someone who can inspire the players. I also wonder how Barry rates him - he's probably too much a gent to comment.
villacross
03/10/2007 20:04:00
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