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Villa's International Players

So who played for their international teams last night?

The following were in the squads:

Gareth Barry (England v France)
John Carew (Norway v Montenegro)
Stiliyan Petrov (Bulgaria v Finland)
Martin Laursen and Thomas Sorensen (Denmark v Czech Republic)
Wilfred Bouma (Holland v Austria)
Olof Mellberg (Sweden v Brazil)
Shaun Maloney (Scotland v Croatia)

However only four started.

Gareth Barry put pay to any suggestions that he couldn't partner with Owen Hargreaves and put in a fine display v France in our unfortunate 1-0 loss!

Olof Mellberg played the full 90 mins as Sweden went down 1-0

John Carew scored for Norway (doesn't he always?) who lost 3-1 to Montenegro.

Thomas Sorensen played 90 mins and Martin Laursen played the first half in Denmark's 1-1 draw v the Czech Republic.

Shaun Maloney started for Scotland and played 72 mins in their 1-1 draw v Croatia.

Wilfred Bouma came on as a sub at half time in the topsy turvey game that saw Holland go down 3-0 only to win 4-3.

Meanwhile Craig Gardner featured for the England U21's in their 0-0. In an article on the PFA's site, they say he 'once again gave an accomplished display on the international stage.' Adding, 'We are all sure he has a massive future ahead of him at club and international level alike.' Full article: Click Here



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday March 27 2008
Time: 10:09AM

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Wish Barry was that good for us every week but he thrives on playing with people who are also comfortable on the ball which we haven't got a lot of, Nige, Mellberg, Laursen, Zat even Gabby as he just likes to get his head down and run at top speed (although he has got better recently.)
Villan444
27/03/2008 10:51:00
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Stiliyan Petrov (Bulgaria v Finland-2:1) 90min ;)
Poncho
27/03/2008 10:52:00
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Gareth Barry should be playing for a top 4 team. He is sooooo under rated. Real quality.
welshboy78
29/03/2008 13:17:00
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Since Delaney's injury, we at Wales have no Villa players.
welshboy78
29/03/2008 13:18:00
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These pointless friendlies come at a most inconvenient time, the most important part of the domestic programme. Are they really needed? Capello, Burley etc might say they are, but thats for purely selfish reasons.
glensider
01/04/2008 18:32:00
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"Since Delaney's injury, we at Wales have no Villa players" - thats a strange posting welshboy78. I think its fair to say that all who are members of this site are well aware of that. Gareth Barry - Welsh sounding name though. Isn't that good enough?
glensider
01/04/2008 18:34:00
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