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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


i,ve said all along liverpool could,nt afford barry and agree think they have got the hump because were not going to stump up 10 mill or even 5 mill for carson
super lionel martin
17/05/2008 21:02:00
It damn well ought to be gappy65. The one rule for one law has never been more appropriate surely. Agree with tarzan. If Gareth wants out to a Champions League outfit, surely either Chelsea or Arsenal would have to be more attractive propositions? Not sure Chelsea need him, but Arsenal could be a different scenario entirely.
14/05/2008 22:46:00
Rafa is at it again. He seems convinced that Barry wants to leave. The only way he could be so sure is if he has had contact either diect or indirect. Would that not be classed as an illegal approach?
13/05/2008 10:20:00
On a more serious note; Rumours are afoot that Redscouse are openly talking about our player (as they are entitled to), because we've pulled the plug on the Carson deal (well for 10m anyway!), They are mad as snakes because they would need that 10m. I suspected as much, It's well known that they've taken loan of 40m for Torres and Babbel and want to get our captain on the cheap. If Barry wants to move (and I suspect he may do), the best situation would be for Arsenal or Chelsea to come in for him.
12/05/2008 22:42:00
If I was the bin dippers, I'd be more worried about Manyou taking over their place in history. It's been a long time since a club of their stature has won the league.
12/05/2008 20:00:00
12/05/2008 19:50:00
Unfortunately I can't be bothered to go to court to obtain the evidence just to prove you wrong (is that what you expect???) so you will have to blindly follow the Phoenix Nights prophet. If there was any evidence then authorities would surely get involved and thats why the scousers slyly leaked the story. Can't believe that I have wasted all this time arguing a point that is obvious to all.
12/05/2008 19:38:00
don't get me wrong john doe, I think the player has had his head turned, I'm sure a word in his shell like from Gerrard but who knows, was it rafa, was it the players agent? Don't care, the end result is a happy player might have become distracted and think the grass is greener. I actually don't think it would be greener for him and he'd end up spending a good time on the bench, just ask Crouch to name just one!
The Fear
12/05/2008 19:37:00
What argument have I lost, I'm still waiting for the Evidence. If there is evidence that the leak originated from Liverpool then I'm man enough to admit it when I'm wrong, but I won't take O'Neill's word as evidence.
12/05/2008 19:25:00
What an ar$ehole.Im sure Gerrard wants to challenge for the league one day does that mean he'll be off.I think Rafa has ruined any potential deal,If Barry starts acting up I wouldn't be suprised if he just didnt play him like he did with Sorenson.
12/05/2008 19:06:00
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