Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

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.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

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

Comments

0
love the picture, hallelujah!
The Fear
25/04/2008 14:05:00
0
first comments, slight dig at all?
benham
25/04/2008 14:15:00
0
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
0
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
0
The media in this country at times are pathetic.
british84
25/04/2008 21:48:00
0
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
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Special Day In Thanks To Ken McNaught

A message from the Aston Villa Lions & Legends

Trinity Upper Open For Business

Aston Villa have this afternoon confirmed that the Trinity Road Upper stand will be open for the hosting of Birmingham City.

Foreign Owners - An Outsiders View - Competition

Sportswriter Bob Holmes has taken a look at the rise of foreign ownership in the English game and as well as acknowledging the often aired thoughts of the fans, he's also...

What Came First Lee Hendrie. The Chicken Or The Egg?

Lee on the atmosphere and fans last season and why Scott Sinclair had to leave. But is it really down to the fans?

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker6%
Chester3%
Johnstone8%
Taylor1%
Jedinak42%
Hutton12%
Hourihane1%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason17%
Amavi0%
Bree2%
Gardner1%
Kodjia7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Were Ferrari quicker than Mercedes in Australia?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Saunders Gives Golovkin a Deadline
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear430
2.Pride of Lions329
3.HeathfieldRoad1874326
4.sirdennis324
5.JuanPabloAngel298
6.Sasquatch249
7.Silhillvilla189
8.Melon Donkey172
9.BodyButter161
10.mike_field148
Vital Football Comment