Shut Up Platt - Barry Stays!
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Shut Up Platt - Barry Stays!

Shut Up Platt - Barry Stays!

David Platt, what are you on about?

The former Villa and England midfielder has apparently opened his gob in The Star saying that Gareth Barry will need to move from Villa to become an England great.

I'm sorry, did I miss something? I've looked on The Stars website (good grief, I'll not be going back there) which doesn't cover the interview and to be fair I've not looked at the paper to check the quotes because a) it would mean I had to go out into the real world b) I'd be embarrassed to pick up that paper!

However if the gist from the BBC teletext is accurate, he says Barry needs to move to a bigger club. Now if he had said this a year ago before Martin O'Neill and more importantly Randy Lerner arrived, I'd have totally agreed and so - according to recent quotes - would Gareth Barry himself. He admitted he was looking at his options before the major changes happened and who could have blamed him?

But now? Why would he need to move, we have a manager who seems to get the plaudits and has received high praise recently from the players including the Villa skipper himself, we have an ambitious billionaire in charge, a man who is determined to restore Villa's place at the top.

I'd hate to see the theory tested with bids from Manchester United, Arsenal or Liverpool I must admit and that was part of the reason I was so amazed at the poor summer in the transfer market, to keep the quality players we HAVE to add quality. The players careers are short and players like Barry want to be winning things. Can he do that at Villa? You betcha, but we've got to do more than talk.

So David Platt, you seem to forget you got into the England set up whilst at Villa as have others! Barry has been given a chance and to date taken that chance with both hands, it would be a fool to leave him out of the set up now.

Lee Lindsay said in an article comment: JF, Can you mention that David Platt talks absolute rubbish constantly about AVFC and he's the most embarrassing pundit on tv today. Guys, please ignore what ever he says. it's an embarrassment he played for us and for England.... One would question if he even understands the game..... Fool

Barry stays, Villa CANNOT sell quality like this, period.

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Glensider - 5 year plan. KSarge1 That cuts no ice with players currently at the peak of their career. They aren't interested in any mythical five year plan. Sorry, but that's fact.
19/10/2007 22:38:00
Dont forget to clean your hard drive after visiting the Star website. A tissue should do it......
19/10/2007 00:10:00
At the City Ground the chant is...."Brian Clough's a football genius, David Platt's a *****in' idiot!, ad infinitum. Yet another reason to keep it going.
18/10/2007 23:28:00
At least we have a new Chrismas Holte End Chant....David Platt is a T*&T trololololaaaa lolaaalolaaaaa
18/10/2007 13:31:00
Nigel's been bending the time space continuem again....
18/10/2007 13:29:00
DP has about has much personality as a fish, oh and looks like one! oh yeah about the same IQ too. Something fishy going on here me thinks.....
18/10/2007 13:27:00
In my opinion Platt is just a footballer who was good with afootball at his feet. But thats where his skills end. he has tried managing and made a complete horlicks of it. now he's gonna chance his arm in the media. To be honest i havent heard a possitve word come from his dullset northern rambleings. unfortunately the media is full of has been footballers who cant manage or coach so they bring there opinions to us through tv or radio under the banner of expert pundit. lol. but what they fail to realise is you need a personallity to work in the media. Most have'nt got one DP included.
18/10/2007 09:28:00
Even worse was big mouths annoying moaning northern accent when England went 2-1 down stating the obvious although 3rd choice Mclaren is useless at managing, like he could have done better.
18/10/2007 08:55:00
Why are my post's in the wrong order?
17/10/2007 20:15:00
Sorry, meant HIS wages
17/10/2007 20:12:00
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