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Congratulations To Gareth Barry

Congratulations To Gareth Barry

Congratulations once again to Gareth Barry, not only is he a regular man of the moment for Aston Villa but now he has surely guaranteed a starting spot in the Russia v England game on Wednesday night after picking up the man of the match award v Estonia?

BBC commentators John Motson and Mark Lawrenson complimented his performance saying he'd not put a foot wrong and was looking every inch an international player and former Liverpool and Scotland defender Alan Hansen described his first half display as immense.

Strange that Ian Wright said Barry was a great discovery, surely most of us Villa fans knew he was England class for many a long year? Mind you, the move to the centre has sealed it for him which is bizarre when you think England have been missing a left footed player for years.

Well done Sven for missing our very own captain marvel!

So congrats to Barry and come on England (the egg chasers) stuff those French and make the English proud.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday October 13 2007
Time: 5:17PM


What price Barry in the transfer market, I couldn't hazard a guess.
13/10/2007 17:43:00
fantastic again barry was,not surprised.funny to hear fat frank get booed as the man has consistenly under performed for england over the years as he has no one do his midfield dirty work for him as for bringing him on for owen,that put paid to anymore england attacking.mclaren still tries completely bemusing tactics,even when he fumbles onto a good england team in the last two matches only because of injuries. anyway so proud of you gareth once again! UTV
Belfast Villain
13/10/2007 17:58:00
credit to him, played very well!
13/10/2007 18:12:00
Well with the initials 'GB' he can travel anywhere, can't he?!
13/10/2007 18:21:00
I can't help but feel like the git who is having a go at Gaz Baz, but i thought he was a bit sloppy today. He made a few short passes, and some looked a bit lazy. At times i saw him standing and waiting a little bit as the ball went passed him. As good as he was, i thought he was much better in the last two england games. Still, if everyone else is raving about him, including the BBC pundits, then i must be wrong.
13/10/2007 18:28:00
As most of us Villa fans might know. the way he is playing for England has come as no real surprise. He's been playing like this for the past 5 years! It just shows you how rubbish the past England managers have been! Alan shearer said something that concerned me: "If lampard plays in the midfield for the next game and barry plays at left-back everyone will be happy" THIS ASTONISHED ME!!! You can't just pick lampard in midfield so he will be happy and put barry at left-back!!!
ChrisyB's Villa
13/10/2007 18:34:00
Oh and by the way! Over the 3 England games it became quite clear that joe cole wasn't very inclined to pass the ball to barry! I pointed this out to some of my friends and they saw the same thing! This is probably because cole wants lampard along side him in midfield!?
ChrisyB's Villa
13/10/2007 18:36:00
GB was awesome once again. But im not surprised because he has been turning in these performances for Villa for years and it is about time everyone stood up and take note. Overlooked by Sven for so many years when we had ***** in our team, anyone remember Trevor Sinclair at the world cup 2002? Sven was a joke if you think about it now wasn't he?
13/10/2007 18:55:00
At the match today and agreed that Barry was his usual excellent self. However, in response to ChrisyB, it seemed that Barry was trying too much at times to pass to Gerrard when there were other options available which you probably couldn't see on TV. IMHO Joe Cole was the man of the match as he was our most attacking threat and he didn't want to pass to anyone other than the last man or someone in the box but maybe this is what second choice Mclaren has coached them both to do????
13/10/2007 19:10:00
Also WTF is P.(enis) Neville doing in an England shirt, ESPECIALLY AT FULL BACK. He has been labelled a utility player, this is because he is not good in any 1 position. I did BOO ( along with a large proportion of the crowd) Fat Frank when he came on also. It is not that he didn't play well but he is not fit and not needed. We could and should have gone on to demolish them as Estonia were very poor. Why did we not give another forward a chance to get some experience playing when the game was safe??? He would have been a natural switch for Gerrard. We ended up with Lescott ( a centre back) and the offspring of the double Neville playing full backs. Good to get Lescott a cap as he has been playing well for Everton but not out of position and as for the other unmentionable more than once per rant, he plays centre mid. Why the F*** did we play him, just to get a cap?? I am getting sick of people like this and Frank playing just because their friends, parents, brothers, even cousins are people with influence.
13/10/2007 19:25:00
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