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O'Neill Rounds On Press Over Barry Accusations

O'Neill Rounds On Press Over Barry Accusations

Martin O'Neill has rounded on the press who inferred that Gareth Barry's quotes recently about needing to see ambition from Villa in order to stay were a 'put up' job by the Villa boss to get Randy Lerner to spend. Related articles: Barry - I can be successful here and Click Here



He told the Birmingham Mail:

'I don't need anyone to speak for me. I'm not 20 years of age - I'm an old man. I've got a rapport with the chairman and I don't need anyone to speak on my behalf, certainly not a player. What would be the point? Absolutely and utterly not.'

He also says he is cynical about matching people's ambitions when asked if Villa could match the Villa skippers. 'It's a phrase that's grown but it's one I probably invented myself years ago and I get fed up with it. Everyone wants the same thing. If my ambition is greater than someone else's then they should listen to me? I don't run with that. People who say 'match my ambition' are usually frightened to death of their jobs!'

But did add, 'For us to go and compete, we will have to address things in the summer.'

As per the previous article (Click Here) , some reports today are claiming MON will ask Randy for around £80million this summer in order to mount a serious challenge on Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday April 25 2008
Time: 2:02PM

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love the picture, hallelujah!
The Fear
25/04/2008 14:05:00
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first comments, slight dig at all?
benham
25/04/2008 14:15:00
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just read that 'barry - i can be successful here' article. cannot believe that in all the different sources i read about the situation, NONE of them printed those quotes where he says he doesn't have to leave to be successful. Totally ridiculous. How lame are this country's sports journalists? angling a story away from the truth. Now i have read it I am far more confident that Barry will stay - i am sure randy will give MON the funds to bring in players and adapt the wage structure, and that MON will tell Barry that we have designs of making the 'big 4' a 'big 5'. UTV
ric112
25/04/2008 15:46:00
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from what I can gather ric112, the positive comments were to the tv people, the printed press then went into the press conference and some of the comments then changed. The printed press do often ask far more searching questions to get to the 'real' quotes.
The Fear
25/04/2008 16:18:00
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The media in this country at times are pathetic.
british84
25/04/2008 21:48:00
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Well said MON. The tabloid media seem intent on milking the GB situation to the full. I dont even read it anymore. If Gareth decides to up and off, so be it, I dont need all the speculation and misleading facts that are being dished up daily.
glensider
25/04/2008 21:59:00
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