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Barry In Rallying Cry To Villa Fans

Gareth Barry has asked the Villa fans to turn up in numbers tomorrow for the clash against West Ham.

The Villa captain said in a rallying cry to fans:

'There are so many things to come to the game for. Obviously we've made the signings and they'll be making their home debuts, but this is also an important home game. So we could really do with a big crowd to push us on. We want to build on the 2-0 win against Watford in the last home game.'

Adding: 'We played really well at Newcastle on Wednesday night, even though we lost and hopefully a similar performance can get us the three points tomorrow. John (Carew) and Ashley (Young) have come in and really boosted everyone. It gives all the players a real lift when new players come in and the gaffer's added real quality in the transfer window, so that's even more of a lift. It keeps everyone on their toes. There's real competition for places now and the training sessions are the busiest I've known for a long time.'

'West Ham are struggling near the bottom of the table, but they're bringing quite a few fans and I'm sure they'll be fired up for it. But we know how much noise our own fans can make and hopefully they'll be out in force to give the new signings a massive welcome.'

Come on Villa fans, the forecast is good (it will be sunshine and temperatures of 70 degrees - not at Villa Park but hey ho) and what better to do on a Saturday afternoon than roar the team home?

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 2 2007

Time: 2:51PM

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Where is VOTH when you need him? Off ski-ing somewhere with 'er indoors I expect.
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02/02/2007 15:11:00

I'll be there Gareth
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02/02/2007 15:30:00

hopefully we'll get a good attendance, got to be some more interest with new signings etc.
The Fear
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02/02/2007 15:43:00

Me too big boy!
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02/02/2007 15:44:00

Count me in.. in the Holte end suite to watch the mersey Derby and as much guiness as I can shuffle down my gob!If we are half as good as Wednesday it will be entertaining, which is what we pay for.
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02/02/2007 15:49:00

What time is the mersey derby on? Good excuse to hit the pub early! Everton to win 2-1 and Villa to win 3-0
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02/02/2007 15:52:00

I'll be there...goes without saying really
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02/02/2007 16:07:00

Rumour is there is under 1,000 tickets available now! Woo hoo
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02/02/2007 16:38:00

i head that the zulus are goin there in the holte most of my mates are blue noses and season ticket holders ay blues and are goin to the villa for some reason....ill be there enyway!
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02/02/2007 17:10:00

With West Ham bringing a full complement of supporters from the east-end, its almost our duty to turn out in force and give the real, true claret and blues our 100% backing and support, to ensure that the magnificent old stadium is really rocking to welcome our recently signed Villans, and to send a massive message to the players, MON, RL and the board, that this is what they can expect week in, week out now the club is back in business. 40,000 plus surely? Come On You Lions!!
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02/02/2007 17:52:00

i'd love to be there lads and if i lived anywhere near brum i would be there thats for sure but because i dont i can only make around 6 games a season which is crap but really cant be helped from where i live,the clue being underneath in my name title by the way! lol. thats unless i win the lotto i suppose!!!! come on you villa anyway!
Belfast Villain
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02/02/2007 19:18:00

Big win tomorrow - even the eternal pessimist can feel it. God, I wish I could be there tomorrow to see it. Please, if you are reading this and are undecided - GET DOWN THERE AND GIVE IT SOME OOPHF!!! I'm so bloody jealous - I haven't felt this excited about a game for a while ... and where I am I'll probably get Charlton -Chesea on TV!
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02/02/2007 19:32:00

If anyone has a wife/kids then there is no excuse for not getting a seaon ticket every season,gets you out on the beer every other Saturday with the lads and she can`t do owt about it !! Just get one clearance for the ticket ( i.e take her for a meal,ply her with wine ) and let the good times roll........
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02/02/2007 19:56:00

Was just about to bemoan the fact that I cant make it, but sod the rent, sod the bills I'm going, Belfast Villain I live in North Wales will pass Anglesea if you can get to holyhead I can take you the rest of the way. UTV
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03/02/2007 02:30:00

Going anywhere near Sydney Steff?
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03/02/2007 05:20:00

mmmmmm would be a slight diversion, and my aquacar seems to have sprung a leak, so sorry chap, maybe next time : )
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03/02/2007 10:36:00

Well so much for that, me and my boys Holte end, not a chance, a few tickets available in other parts of the ground, but as a person sans plastic, can't book. long drive on a gamble that I might get tickets before they are sold out, more stress would not be good for the ticker, Gutted. but chuffed to bits at the same time. a full Villa Park, fantastic. Damn, the atmosphere in there is going to be electric, Enjoy the match chaps UTV
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03/02/2007 14:25:00

S'pose I better pay the rent then : (
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03/02/2007 14:26:00

Hopefully the excellent attendance figure will be matched in the remaining upcoming home games.
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