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Tom Jones mini-me Is Confused At MON Anger

Tom Jones look-alike mini-me Rafa Benitiz has told icLiverpool that he can't understand why Martin O’Neill has been so angry over their conversations relating to Villa skipper Gareth Barry.

The Liverpool boss said: 'I think the right approach when you want to sign a player is to talk to the manager. I was talking to Martin O’Neill, I said we would like to sign Gareth Barry and asked what the situation was. He just said he needed to talk to the owner and I said okay. He will not have any problems with his supporters because he never said to me he wanted to sell Barry.'

Oh great, more 'he said, she said' being played out in the press. This really has done neither club any favours has it?

He also says they are talking about Scott Carson, who Villa have an option to sign, adding, 'We were just talking about football so why he was so angry I do not know. I’ve been very clear. The player had said before he wanted to play Champions League football. We knew that and so tried to sign a good player. It’s that simple. If your captain wants to leave, it’s a problem but that’s football.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday May 12 2008
Time: 12:06PM


See his parting shot? "If your captain wants to leave, it’s a problem but that’s football.' Does Gerrard want to leave AGAIN then?
12/05/2008 12:12:00
Will RAFA be manager of Liverpool next season? I thought Morenio would make a better manager for LIverpool personally.
12/05/2008 12:17:00
cheap shot at the end. if barry was to leave i dont know why he would go there! that club is in turmoil!
durks de rover
12/05/2008 12:46:00
this guy is a c.ock. end of. how about when you leaked the story to the press rafa???????
12/05/2008 12:48:00
I think rafa is having trouble with his English again, quote "The player had said before he wanted to play Champions League football. " rafa translation "I (Barry)want to leave Villa". Did it ever cross rafas' mind that Barry was on about playing Champions League football with Villa.The word arrogant springs to mind.
12/05/2008 13:07:00
Nail on the head Stig.Managers talk all the time about players, but when you go the press that is when you cross the line.The fat ***** did not get the response he wanted from Martin so tried to stir the situation and the player in the press.No respect, for us as a club, or Martin as a manager...I do believe Rafa will regret this incident, as next year we are coming after them...
12/05/2008 13:13:00
I have been saying to anyone who will listen that Barry is going nowhere for weeks and I stand by it. I have also been saying to anyone who will listen ***** off Benitez you're a **** and I stand by that too.
12/05/2008 13:29:00
12/05/2008 13:34:00
It's easy to confuse a fool!!!!!!!
12/05/2008 15:34:00
What a compleate clown, rafa is behaving like a total prat and any respect I had for him has gone, why cant he keep his mouth shut.
12/05/2008 16:37:00
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