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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.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday October 16 2007
Time: 12:20PM


Bloody cretinous amphibian.
16/10/2007 12:26:00
1990 Semi-Final of the World cup, David Platt was playing for who?
16/10/2007 12:36:00
Didn't do a lot anywhere else did he? Except earn a load money for little effort. A real legend in his own lunchtime. Still we got a stand when we sold him.
16/10/2007 12:53:00
you guys should know by now, the media isn't happy if england players aren't playing for the big 3 or liverpool.
16/10/2007 13:01:00
Platt was a great player for Villa lets not forget that, but the man does talk rubbish. He was on ssn yesterday saying how lampard was one of the best 11 english players so therfore he has to play. You pick your best team, not individuals. He seemed to have a real downer on GB, saying that as soon as Hargreaves is fit he'll come straight back in, that's is total rubbish, if GB keeps on playing the way he is then he derserves to be playing. In the 3 games he has played he has been better than Gerrard. It is a worry though, i fear the big clubs may come sniffing. I think he would stay though, he owes a lot to MON who has constantly been singing his praises. It's disappointing to hear Platt say this he should learn to shut up after his diabolical managerial record.
16/10/2007 13:07:00
failed in management, failing at punditry, having to use sensationalism and hype to get himself into the daily star - your a joke platt. and clearly you have forgotten your roots. Aston Villa gave you so much, why dont you give something back and do us all a favour and keep your trap shut. I dont know a single villa fan that has time for you anymore. your a joke.
16/10/2007 13:11:00
He never has anything good to say about Villa.Great player though.
16/10/2007 13:20:00
WTF does this guy know? Aston Villa have produced more England Internationals than any other team since the great game began. He was a good player for us but in fairness it was all down hill afterwards. did ***** all at Bari, Arsenal, could manage at club or country level, and he spouts utter ********* when on TV. my boyhood hero is a tosser. Barry IS at a Big club.
16/10/2007 13:23:00
One of my best mates is a Notts Forest fan. One of his biggest regrets in life is that the only time he has ever saw David Platt in 'real life', he didn't punch him! To be honest I have heard loads of bad stories about him being really arrogant to fans, and it seems quite well known that he is a joke as a manager and as a pundit, so I would take this with a pinch of salt. Idiot.
Sheriff Kimbo
16/10/2007 13:38:00
Did anyone used to read the S***E analysis he used to do on Games in 4-4-2 Mag? A) i could never understand what he was blithering on about..B)On the few occassions that i did work out the crap he was speeling, his analysis would have cost the team the game!!! All in all, he has gone from being a great Villa hero into a complete Baffoon!!!!
16/10/2007 13:42:00
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