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The Gareth Barry Saga Continues

The Gareth Barry Saga Continues

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...........

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday May 4 2008
Time: 10:28AM


Be interesting to see how this develops. Hoefully he'll give a clear indication after the West Ham game so that the situation doesn't rumble on. Fingers crossed he'll stay at Villa but I fear his head has now been turned. Hopefully not, I can't see him liking the rotation system and not playing each week!
The Fear
04/05/2008 10:34:00
They'll be rumour after rumour until he either signs a long term contract declaring an undying love for the club, or leaves. We have the same with Arteta every year.
04/05/2008 10:38:00
i just can't see him leaving. its more like villa fans have had their heads turned. the future is bright at villa.
04/05/2008 10:47:00
I've got a very bad feeling he's going. If that's the case then he might as well get on his bike now. We don't want players who don't want to be here. The thing that is really annoying me is that 2 season's ago he was an average prem player and now with MON's help and support he has become one of the best centre midfielders in the prem and has won his England place back. Where's the thanks and loyalty to MON and also to us fans? Even when his form was poor a few seasn's back we were singing "barry for England" Even if he doesn't go why make comments saying he's not sure where his future lies? He's captain of a up and coming team and he's in his testimonial year!? There seems to be no loyalty in football nowadays!
In MON we trust!
04/05/2008 10:54:00
Barring a last-minute change of heart I've been reliably informed that Barry's going, going...gone after the West Ham match. Bad move I reckon, but good luck to the lad, if he wants CL footy so bad. Let MON use the cash to re-build. In Magic Mart we trust!
04/05/2008 11:27:00
Why does anyone expect loyalty?Get real and stop being emotional over a bloody footballer he`s playing for villa because he is paid too not because he loves it,it`s a sport and it`s his job if he goes so what he will be replaced if he stays then great i`m not going to lose any sleep over it,if he wanted to stay he would have said i am happy at villa but he said i have to be selfish and think about myself so obviously he is letting other clubs know he is willing to move.Good on him i couldn`t give a thor we are going places with or without him just get it sorted out one way or another.
04/05/2008 11:30:00
Like everyone I have been thinking about this - and the more I think about it the madder I get. Ok he has his career to think about. I understand that. But its 'about medals not money' Oh really? I thought really winning medals was about striving for something and going through the pain, like taking a team from nowhere and then winning something. Not moving to a team that is close to achieving so you can get a medal in the first year. That isn't really winning a medal. Its called almost instant gratification. Randy and Co. are striving to win a medal and if that is Barry's desire then he should do it properly. Also at Villa he is the centre of the club. At Liverpool he won't be. He will be at least second best to Gerrard. Different position entirely and, for me, the money won't make the difference. Sorry, if he goes, and I agree he needs to decide quickly, it will be a shame for Villa and a big own goal for him.
04/05/2008 11:38:00
Once again it seems we are going to get bent over and screwed on the fee. £18million minimum in my opinion! For christs sake he is keeping Carrick and Hargreaves out of the England side!
04/05/2008 11:49:00
10 million and crouch and he won`t be keeping hargreaves out of the england team for long don`t worry about that.
04/05/2008 11:53:00
be gutted if he goes, think he's been our engine for years, but I guess we all have to remember, no player or manager is bigger than the club, we've survived departures before, we will again!
The Fear
04/05/2008 12:23:00
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