Writer: J P Fear
Date:Sunday May 4 2008
The Barry saga continues!
The News of the World, a bastion of truth and detail in the footballing world say that the 'pivotal game was overshadowed by the £10m transfer bid' for Villa skipper Gareth Barry. There was NO £10million transfer bid, a bid did go in but it offering players we have no use or need for!
They also imply that the weeks events unsettled the player. He certainly wasn't at his best yesterday, in fact it was the worst I've seen him play. He did however, apparently have time to meet his agent after the game, hopefully this issue will be put to bed VERY quickly one way or the other, there is no way Villa need this to rumble on all summer.
I can't take to this unsettled talk, I saw on Vital Blackburn earlier in the week Benni McCarthy saying he'd been unsettled by the interest from Chelsea. (Chelsea Talk Unsettled Me)
FFS, GROW UP little children. All these over paid and worshipped players have to do is put on the shirt and give 110% for 90 minutes playing football. Most (all?) fans would give their right arm to be in that position!
Blood pressure pills taken, I'm back to being chilled...
The People meanwhile say that the 27-year-old Villa captain will sign at Anfield - a club in disarray (well, I said that, not the People!) - for £100 000 a week after choosing to link up with Liverpool boss Tom Jones mini-me rather than Chelsea boss toad of toad hall. They claim the players offered for Barry were Peter Crouch, John Arne Risse or Jermain Pennant. According to this report Barry has already decided he is leaving and we'll sell him for around £12million. Add a few million and they might well be right. He told people yesterday he hadn't made up his mind but...........
Date:Sunday May 4 2008
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