Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Gareth Barry - Thoroughly Good Egg!

Gareth Barry - Thoroughly Good Egg!

Gareth Barry has shown what a thoroughly decent bloke he is by hinting he'll follow in Niall Quinn's shoes and donate his testimonial money to charity.

Quinn donated around a million pound to Sunderland Royal Infirmary and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children following the money he raised during 2002.

And now the Villa skipper has hinted in the Express and Star he'll do the same:

'Niall Quinn donated money to charity and if something else can be achieved through it that’s helping different causes, then fine.'

He also says it is a difficult balance these days with testimonials, as players already earn enough!



'In terms of a testimonial meaning 10 years at a club I’m proud to have achieved that. Come May it will be 10 years and a great achievement for myself and the club. Just being around fans and reading different comments of how they see it, it’s a well-spoken subject about whether players should get testimonials these days with the amount of money in the game.'

Top man. Now get the testimonial organised, sign a new contract at Villa and become a legend getting us into the Champions League.

There, sorted, that wasn't so difficult was it?



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday April 26 2008
Time: 6:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Top bloke,now let`s get Celtic down here for Gods sake,full house guaranteed.
ASPINALL
26/04/2008 18:36:00
0
Gotta love Barry.
Cubos
26/04/2008 18:54:00
0
aww nice one :) now sign yr contract!!.......please
benham
26/04/2008 19:13:00
0
Whatever happened to Hendries supposed testimonial?
silkie villain
26/04/2008 22:21:00
0
Haha, yeah MON shipped him out just in time for him to not get one...maybe that's where all this Barry leaving talk is coming from, MON simply doesn't like testimonials
AstonMartinOneill
27/04/2008 10:57:00
0
Typical of the guy. He deserves recognition for his loyal service to the AVFC cause. Just hope his loyalty extends beyond the summer. Whatever happens - hats off to Gareth.
glensider
27/04/2008 21:28:00
0
Another great performance from him at Goodison today - so the speculation clearly isn't effecting him.
glensider
27/04/2008 21:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Discussing Indian Academy?

New owner Dr Tony Xia has been a busy boy again when it comes to twitter...

Real Betis & Marseille Circle Veretout

With plenty of speculation surrounding the future of midfielder Jordan Veretout this summer, it's now being reported that two firm offers are in from Real Betis and Marseille...

6ft 3in Signing Isn't A Stretch

Okay that's my extremely dodgy headline of the day - Villa have signed young US youth international Callum Stretch today.

Ayew & Amavi To Stay

New owner Dr Tony Xia is getting the hang of that twitter thing and with fresh speculation about the future of Jordan Amavi - Liverpool being linked on Friday - well he's going nowhere.

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)

Would you keep Scott Sinclair?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes, could be an asset61%
No36%
Unsure3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Hungaroring Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Cleverly Gets Braehmer World Title Fight
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear444
2.sirdennis174
3.Fulford151
4.kefkat106
5.Silhillvilla103
6.glensider90
7.1958Villan87
8.HeathfieldRoad187484
9.gator79
10.McParlandTheGreat78
Vital Football Comment