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Steven Gerrard Taps Up Barry For Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has again spoken about another clubs player and helped tap up the Villa skipper Gareth Barry.

Apparently Gerrard is 'desperate' for Barry to join him.

FOR GOD's SAKE SHOW SOME RESPECT Gerrard. And if you don't know what it means, LOOK IT UP.

Gerrard told Sky Sports:

'Gareth Barry is someone who will improve Liverpool. I know all about Gareth, I am good friends with him off the pitch and I am desperate for us to sign him. We can't be disrespectful to Villa. He is still their player and we will see what happens. Naturally, they are going to try and keep hold of him, and rightly so because he is one of their star men. He has been a fantastic servant for them over many years. But, from a biased point of view, I want Gareth Barry to become a Liverpool player. He is a good player. But I want Liverpool to be as strong as possible and Gareth Barry will certainly make us stronger.'

Adding, 'You talk about improving the team, the starting XI and the squad, and Gareth will certainly help Liverpool to become a better team. I am sure Gareth will find it hard to leave Villa,' added Gerrard. 'He has been fantastic for them but, in football, sometimes opportunities come along where you can better your career. I think Gareth is 27 now and he needs to play Champions League football. In my opinion, he needs that now.'

Totally out of order comments, I hope Villa report this rabble to every appropriate authority possible and hope they also make it clear that they will sell Barry to Liverpool over their dead bodies. I could see very little wrong with Liverpool bidding and us rejecting their pathetic offers but this pratt once again talking about another clubs contracted and highly respected player is out of order.

I'd rather see us give Gareth Barry to Birmingham City for nothing than let Liverpool bully us through the press like this. Disgraceful and disrespectful actions to say the very least.

Time for Villa to make it clear that Barry goes nowhere for anything under £20million, that might make that lot put up or shut up....hopefully the latter!




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The Journalist

Writer: Steve Wade Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 30 2008

Time: 8:16PM

Your Comments

Apologies, author JP Fear not Wadey, I'd inputting in the wrong section!
The Fear
great article,i have to say i agree with every single word. probably because fat tom jones got put in his place by MON few weeks back,gerrard decides to take the matter into his own hands and continue the tapping up of our best player! i have found this an absolute disgrace the whole way through and i now would reject any offer from them scouse ********s. i bet MON is absolutely fuming about this yet AGAIN! UTV
Belfast Villain
Gerrard should be ashamed of those comments, totally tapping up a player. He says he doesn't want to be disrespectul to Villa, well if that was the case he should shut his trap, OUR players have NOTHING to do with him.
The Fear
I think at this stage its a point of principale that we dont let Barry go anywhere regardless of what he wants,the club can't be bullied like this.If Barry has a problem with it let him rot in the reserves until his contract runs out.I cant wait to hear what MoN has to say..
Pking
When did SG ever show any respect!
merlin
Gerrard has no respect just like his manager thats the thing though,i think their public campaign to get barry to leave has now went that bit too far and i will be astonished if villa let it go any further than this. villa need to stand up and be counted NOW before its too late and we let them get their own way. I repeat we should not sell barry to them arrogant *****in scouse *****ers for no less than 22million. it would break my heart and many villa supporters hearts if we just rolled over and died on this. UTV
Belfast Villain
Have to agree Pking, we can't capitulate now.
The Fear
Frankly this just stinks of press wind-up questioning - Gerrard is on international duty with Barry so has no need to "tap him up" through the media. Its a simple case of a simple footballer not knowing when not to answer a question IMO.
Brum
ha ha simple footballer thats old stevie g for yer
krisvilla
to be honest i think you need to keep hold of barry other wise there is a very good chance that you lot will finish close to relegation.. who else have you got ... ageing players and no one to play quality balls to the only good players youll have left abgon an young. can you imagine barry an mascerano as holding players feeding gerrard sitting just behind torres ... MOUTH WATERING ... LIVERPOOL FOR THE TITLE .. THANKS TO OUR NEW FEEDER CLUB VILLAHAHAHAHA
ched78
do you know anything about anything ched? We have one of the youngest squads in the league. Relegation my arse.
The Fear
oh and Liverpool for the title my arse, no chance, you are no longer a top 3 club.
The Fear
If I meet Gerrard in the street....
evoflash
petrov 48 , carew 56 , taylor 39 , mellberg 77 , harewood 55 , sorenson 71 , young 11 and then some other unknowns .... great squad
ched78
3 DF Wilfred Bouma 5 DF Martin Laursen 6 MF Gareth Barry (liverpool) 7 MF Ashley Young 9 FW Marlon Harewood 10 FW John Carew 11 FW Gabriel Agbonlahor 13 GK Stuart Taylor 14 FW Nathan Delfouneso 15 DF Curtis Davies 16 DF Zat Knight 17 MF Moustapha Salifou 18 MF Wayne Routledge 19 MF Stiliyan Petrov 20 MF Nigel Reo-Coker (vice-captain) 26 MF Craig Gardner 27 MF Isaiah Osbourne 28 FW Shaun Maloney 29 DF Stephen O'Halloran RELEGATION FODDER NEXT YEAR WITH THIS SHAMBLES .... THANK THE LORD YOUVE GOT MON TO MAKE THESE LOT LOOK GOOD . INFACT CAN YOU IMAGINE WAT MON WOULD DO AT A BIG CLUB LIKE NEWCASTLE OR EVERTON
ched78
ched, you're not even worth the effort, go back to your own forum, your attitude shows your pathetic club is only a reflection of its deluded fan base.
azreal13
Bazza, love you to bits, but how could you walk out on the man who has turned your career around,for a bloke whos job is in jeorpardy! Whatever part of spain that is.
silkie villain
3 DF Steve Finnan 4 DF Sami Hyypiä 5 DF Daniel Agger 6 DF John Arne Riise 8 MF Steven Gerrard (captain) 9 FW Fernando Torres 10 FW Andriy Voronin 11 MF Yossi Benayoun 12 DF Fábio Aurélio 14 MF Xabi Alonso 15 FW Peter Crouch 16 MF Jermaine Pennant 17 DF Álvaro Arbeloa 18 FW Dirk Kuyt 19 FW Ryan Babel 20 MF Javier Mascherano 21 MF Lucas 23 DF Jamie Carragher (vice-captain) 25 GK Pepe Reina 7 GARETH BARRY 26 GK Scott Carson 30 GK Charles Itandje 33 MF Sebastián Leto 34 MF Jay Spearing 35 MF Ray Putterill 36 MF Ryan Flynn 37 DF Martin Škrtel 38 FW Craig Lindfield 39 DF Stephen Darby 40 GK David Martin 42 MF Nabil El Zhar 44 DF Robbie Threlfall 45 DF Mikel San José 46 DF Jack Hobbs 47 MF Damien Plessis 48 DF Emiliano Insúa DF Philipp Degen FW Anthony Le Tallec NOW THATS A SQUAD
ched78
ha ha, the guy is an idiot
krisvilla
JOKING APART THOUGH NAME ONE VILLA PLAYER WHO WOULD REPLACE A LIVERPOOL PLAYER APART MAYBE FROM ALONSO WI BARRY ... BUT EVEN THEN THATS QUESTIONABLE
ched78
yeah that is the Liverpool Squad but the Liverpool team ...Torres & Gerrard !! Thats the problem with Liverpool over reliance on their two best players.. itanje???
krisvilla
how about scott carson with scott carson he is *****e!
krisvilla
Ched, why do i get the feeling the closest you have been to anfield is watching Hollyoaks u sad tosser!
silkie villain
Get lost Ched, you know bugger all about football or your team Liverpool. You couldn't even spell Mascherano, retard or what. Anyway, this is disgraceful from Steven Gerrard, thinking he can take 'little aston villa' for a ride. Well he can think again. If we had done this to another teams players it would be national scandal. But with Liverpool the BBC and Sky report it as something good that Gerrard has done. It is tapping up, no doubt about that. When Gareth Barry came out yesterday and told everyone that he wanted to leave it until after the Trinidad game. Then Stevie G comes out with this. Hardly what Barry requested was it? Im 50-50 on whether Barry will leave. I think that the messages he has received from people will take a key part in his decision plus his talks with Randy Lerner and King Mart. I can see the attraction of champions league football but Liverpool? Please come on, Liverpool finished 4th. 2 places off us. They have these strange dreams of winning the title and they are convinced they will do it every season. And they don't even come close to it. Liverpool are so far off Utd its unbelievable. Yes Liverpool have Torres and Gerrard but who else have they got that is really world world class? Man Utd have Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Ronaldo, Giggs, Nani, Tevez, Rooney and more. Just shows the difference. My advice to Gareth Barry, don't join Liverpool, its not the right way to go. It seems foolish to join them at this point. And my advice to Aston Villa- Put the fingers up at Liverpool for the time being. Sit down with Gareth Barry, see what he wants to do. Offer him another year on his deal. Take it or leave it. If he wants to go and Liverpool stump up the cash then let him go. No point in keeping an unhappy player. Villa was here before Barry and we will be here after him. And all this is if Liverpool can even afford Barry. Please Gareth, make the right decision and stay with Villa. You don't want to be joining Liverpool Scally's. It won't further your career any more. Joining Man Utd, Chelsea and even Arsenal would but not Scally Army. Up the Villa.
randy.stand
iv gotta say it andriy voronin cant even hit a barn door.... Fat Paris Hilton
krisvilla
CARSON SHOULD NEVER GRACE THE HONOUR OF A LIVERPOOL SHIRT EVER AGAIN HES A DISGRACE . PROBABLY TOO GOOD FOR YOU LOT THOUGH
ched78
most of those names you just mentioned they are home grown players... summat Liverpool used to do until they thought paris hilton was a better bet when clearly not
krisvilla
RANDY STAND .. YOU SEE THATS THE PROBABLE REASON HES LEAVIN FOR A BIG TEAM LIKE US COS ALL VILLA FANS GO ON ABOUT OTHER PLAYERS "Man Utd have Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Ronaldo, Giggs, Nani, Tevez, Rooney and more. Just shows the difference." WHY NOT NAME ALL YOUR GOOD PLAYERS ..... DISCRACEFUL .. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED BIGGIN UP ANOTHER CLUB ... YOUR CLEARLY NOT A REAL VILLAN . COME PLAY FOR A WORLD CLASS CLUB BARRY
ched78
Please learn to spell and use punctuation please Ched. HES? What? Pardon?
randy.stand
Randy stands rant! bloody hell that must of took a while
krisvilla
Ched78, i'm being polite now F*** off, you sir are an arse and a little backward, you've had your fun... you can pull them braces and think job done
krisvilla
Thankfully the vital network is distinctly lacking in brain-dead fools and wind up merchants, but it is always disappointing to see one pop up anywhere.

As to the comments, this is certainly the sort of thing that could get Liverpool into trouble, and Gerrard's little disclaimer shouldn't blind people to the fact that this isn't allowed.
Carlosio
Because nowhere did i say we were in the same league as Manchester United and i didn't say we were level with you either. Your ahead of us, not a million miles off but a fair way yet. Out of the players you named, Riise, Hypia, Finnan, Arbeloa, Kuyt, Crouch, Agger, Lucas, Pennant, Kewell. All very very decent players but just average, not in the same league as Utd or Chelsea. I'll say something you you right now, i'd take Ashley Young any day over your wingers. I'd take Martin Laursen and Curtis Davies over Agger and Hypia every day of the week. I'd take John Carew over Crouch any day of the week too. And as for your farcical comment on me not being a true villan, don't be ridicolous, i missed 3 matches last season and they were 3 away ones.
randy.stand
liverpool and gerrard have short memories, not as short as the closet monsters suspicios beard - but still short. do you remember all those scouse tramps jibbing into their giro's when gerrard went off down the m6/m40 and nearly joined chelsea? and how they were kicking off about chelsea tapping him up?????? hyprcrites the lot of them. liverpool fc deserve nothing, benitez deserves nothing, and gerrard deserves nothing. i hope us totenham or everton dislodge them next season - and lets face it liverpool arent going to win the title in gerrards lifetime because benitez simply isnt good enough and more interested in europe. i officially hate liverpool and gerrard for the disrespect and lack of class they have shown towards aston villa, the fans, martin o'neil, randy lerner, and most important of all the lack of respect they have shown gareth barry!!!!!!!!!!! wake up barry, their a bunch of slag.s, go to arsenal if you want to imrove your game, not the third club in the north west. [Edited by TheFear]
Stig
This is just as bad as what Real, Barca, and both Milan clubs do to players at other top clubs. Absolutely disgusting IMO!!
gunnerkid107
And also, World Class Club? You have a fair way to go yet lads. P.s. Go and protest about your owners a bit more. Should be fun.
randy.stand
Liverpool for the title your havin a laugh!! Nothing but a Cup team in modern times. And by the way, I really hope Villa makes it into Europe through the Intertoto cup. I would love to see your style of football in the UEFA cup next season!!!
gunnerkid107
Thanks Gunner Kid. You seem like a top bloke who supports a good club, better than that laughing stock from Scally Land.
randy.stand
liverpool for the title - i have just wee'd a little bit rolling around on the floor in laughter. its like saying scousers are well educated country men! its just never going to happen.
Stig
THIS IS LOTS OF FUN ... IVE EVEN STOPPED WATCHIN BRITAINS GOT TALENT TO READ ALL THIS BRUMMIE CRYIN .... ILL POP DOWN THE BOOKIES TOMORRO AND AV A FIVER ON OUR GARETH SCORIN THE LIVERPOOL WINNER AT VILLA PARK NEXT YEAR
ched78
Ched you'll have a problem placing a bet you need to be 18 i'm afraid, get your mummy or daddy to put it on
krisvilla
So culture isn't he guys? Just your typical Scouser i suppose. Can't spell. Has no respect. Uses Caps locks all the time for some odd reason. IVE, WATCHIN, CRYIN, ILL, TOMORRO, AV, SCORIN. What? Huh? Where in the dictionary are these words? Enlighten me please?!
randy.stand
No problem randy.stand, Im just getting sick of clubs 'tapping up' players from other clubs by publicly announcing through the media that they are interested in players that are not for sale. They are just trying to unsettle the player. I mean Adebayor has said 3 times in the last couple of weeks that there is no way he is leaving Arsenal, and still crap comes out from Spain that Barca are going to sign him.
gunnerkid107
Back to school on Monday isn't it Ched? Got Double Maths first?
randy.stand
I hope its double english for him, he needs extra some extra help
krisvilla
And on Villa in the UEFA cup, I really want it to happen because I watched a lot of the competition this past year and the teams just love to play negative football. Its always enjoying to see a team other than us play football the way its supposed to be played. And the more I think about it, our two clubs approach is quite similar.
gunnerkid107
Your right there Kris. Spelling test would be beneficial to him i think.
randy.stand
Thanks. And your exactly right there mate. Kolo Toure said this last season. Our match at the Emirates was superb, end to end all game. In all honesty we should have won but you played some nice football like us and got the equaliser. Our style of play is very similar you are right. I'm not worrying about Liverpool. Just another club with big mouth's for fans, but never actually do anything in the Prem.
randy.stand
OK RANDY ILL GO WITH CAREW AT HIS BEST OVER CROUCH BUT I CANT AGREE OVER HYYPIA AN AGGER AND IM ONLY AFTER A WIND UP... I ACTUALLY REALLY LIKE VILLA AND SO DO A LOT OF THE LADS I SIT BY IN THE MAIN STAND . WE WERE ALL TALKIN AT THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON AGAINST MAN CITY AN VILLA HAVE A SOFT SPOT WITH ALL LIVERPUDLIANS . I DO THINK ITS OUT OF ORDER THE PROCCESS WE HAVE TAKEN BUT I THINK A LOT IS TO DO WITH PRESS WIND UPS . BUT AS A DIE HARD SEASON TICKET HOLDER I DO WANT BARRY SITTIN NEXT TO MASCH .. THINK OF IT AS YOU LOT TRYIN TO GET ARTETA , IM SURE YOUD LIKE HIM BUT EVERTON WOULD THROW THERE DUMMY OUT THE PRAM TOO..AND YOUVE GOT EVERY RIGHT TO THROW YOUR DUMMY , BARRYS A BELTER
ched78
So what's all this slagging off Villa then? Im confused!? One minute you are slagging us off, next minute you are agreeing with me. Your right, Barry is a belter and any club would be lucky to have him. But the way your football club has conducted itself is very bad, not once but twice now. You wouldn't get Villa doing this and i'm not just saying that because i'm a Villa fan. Im still confident Barry will stay at Villa. He just needs persuading. And there is no better guy that can persudade him than Martin O'Neill.
randy.stand
Yea both teams play good football and the attack for both of our teams starts with a big striker up front, Ade for us and Carew for you, or in the case of this season's match at the Emirates Senderos was your best attacker ;)
gunnerkid107
ITS JUST TO GET A REACTION .. IM FED UP READIN VILLA FANS SLAGGIN US OFF EVERYDAY OVER US WANTIN TO BUY THE BEST OPTION FOR THE POOL.. I REALLY DO MEAN THAT VILLA IS A CLUB WE ALL LIKE .GOOD MANAGER , GOOD YOUNG PLAYERS. AN TYPIN WI ONE FINGER MEANS I MISS OUT ALL THE FULL STOPS AN GRAMMER.
ched78
Ok. Im fed up of this Barry saga now and want this sorted. So from me its good night.
randy.stand
CANT WAIT TO SEE YOUR REACTION WEN WE COME KNOCKIN FOR MON IN 4-5 YEARS TIME. WEN BENITEZ DECIDES TO TRY REAL MADRID AFTER WINNIN 2 TITLES WI US (fingers crossed)
ched78
shame that one finger hinders the spelling ;-) why be a ***** though mate? Just come on here and be sensible with your postings. Your last two posts were sensible.
krisvilla
Once again you go back to spouting crap. Come knocking after O'Neill? Why are you certain that thats going to happen? O'Neill wouldn't go anyway. I believe theres only one job he would leave to go to and thats Man Utd. 2 titles. Dont be silly. You know thats not going to happen. I know it. And the rest of the world of football knows it.
randy.stand
I cant wait to see what they do next,theaten us?,call the police?this is quite entertaining at this stage theyre making a show of themselves.
Pking
ched78, turn your caps lock off or I'll delete all future posts by you on here.
The Fear
I'd love if it we actually did tell Liverpool where to go, tell Barry he can leave but just not to anyone in the prem. Can anyone see us doing it though? Gareths probably already got his name stitched into his new socks for next year.
PTP
If Liverpool had have made a decent offer initially and it was rejected then you caould say that the club was being a bit unfair on Barry,but at this stage the clubs hand is being strenghtend all the time.If Barry does captain England does that increase his value again?I think it does.Their handling of this will come back to haunt Livepool.
Pking
Gerrard is pretty much head Gob*****e of Kopite FC, the Norweigan representative of the Premier League. He has to uphold their values of the rules don't apply to them, and to impose as much hypocrisy into any news release as possible. I mean just imagine how they would react if Real came in for Gerrard through the press, oh wait we already found that out 3 years back.
EvertonMike
I think Barry will get death threats from those gappy toothed natural comedians if he doesn't join them. Just like those kindly bin dippers did when Stevie G wanted to join Chelski - soon changed his mind when he was offered over 100k per week though!
tarzan
Oh yes remind me, how many years is it since they won the title?
tarzan
Nearly 20 years, but I'm sure you last won it thirty years ago
Chris 88
If he's that desparate to be successful he should come to Villa. I'm quite confident O'Neill could find a role for him somewhere.
gwyllum18
Whilst I don't appreciate the scouse jokes, particularly from a fan who supports a team from a city which is essentially a glorified motorway junction (apologies, but I had to make a come back for the defence of the true capital of culture ;) ), it is a fact they gloss over when talking about Gerrard.
EvertonMike
isn't what gerrard has just done illegal?? ethically and lawfully?? but that's right, liverpoodle have no ethics and think they're above the law. yep.
leftfoot
Hey Rafa and Stevie G are not guilty of all alleged tapping up offences, do you hear me NOT GUILTY...as is LFC for all previous alleged crimes. Not guilty in Brussels(it was cockney infiltrators), Not guilty in Hillsborough(it was the Police),Not guilty in Athens(it was the police). LFC-"Not guilty in the past,Not guilty in the present,Not guilty in the future."
rotter82
I will ignore Ched's comments because we all know the only good thing to come out of Liverpool were the Beatles......Anyways - How come Man United whines like a little baby when Real Madrid "ruffle" Ronaldo's feathers and threaten to report them to the board but Liverpool and Steven Fagard can do whatever they want and we don't report them? [Edited by TheFear]
los_angeles_villan
As far as I can tell Stevie G's right, he'd make a great partnership with Barry in the centre, and they're both at a time in their career when they need to be working under a top class manager and for a club that are firmly focussed on winning something, it's time to get silverware. That's why the Villa should bid £25m for Gerrard, he's clearly motivated by money and wants to play with Barry, and there's only one club that'll have a shout at winnning anything this season. Liverpool are clearly only a slightly better club than the Villa, the fact that they were elated at getting a draw last season at Anfield shows that much.
lorenzo
steven gerrard what a *****a , great player but absoloutley no morals about himself , should keep his gob shut for once, I think franks lampard or john terry should say the same about gerrard or rio and rooney , just to wind liverpool up. I f he is going to go lets rip the *****ers off
meakers
Love the way he blatantly taps up Gareth and announces it across the media but ends with " we have to be respectful to Villa " !! I hope the Premier League show the same punishment as they did to O`Leary who said far less about Beattie.
ASPINALL
How do you expect Gerrard to act? He plays for a club that conducts all its affairs through the press! He is just carrying out the policy of the club! JohnDoe and his band of believers would find this very diificult to defend this... where are they????
gappy65
Boo Hoo i`m a life long villa fan but am i the only one who thinks so ******** what?Do you think o`neill will change his stance because of it?No,Do you think gerrard has already said this to barry months ago anyway?of course he has.It changes ***** all so everyone calm down,calm down(insert scouse accent and wig)
british84
Thats it Liverpool must not get Barry even if they offer 100mill. Now they have broken FA rules about 10 times, bring them before the FA they should get a minimum of a fine.
Tallaght Villan
Hoping for Liverpool home or away first game of the season so we can have a mass protest against stevie gs actions.
villabikes29
It`s all over todays papers as there is F all else happening,i`m gonna find the smallest,weakest Liverpool fan and slap his ass all over town.
ASPINALL
get real that is not tapping up.tapping up is a manager/chairman arranging a secret meeting mid season with a player to lure him away a la ashley cole-not a player saying he admires his international teammate.every player says that to their international team mates.........all the chavski players were coming out saying theyd love gerrard to join them a few seasons ago when he was still under contract with us.we werent happy about it but thats football.happens all the time.just get on with it.
El-Nino-9
But El-Nino-9 Rafa has admited tapping up Barry with his "When Your Captain Wants To Leave" line, How would he know if Barry wants to leave unless he spoke to him about it or Barrys people and we know Rafa had no premission from MON to do that, If MON did not even half the stuff to a Liverpool player that Rafa has done to Barry Rafa would be demanding MON gets punished by the FA and would be insulting him in the press.
Tallaght Villan
Reina , rb Carragher, cb Agger, cb Skrtel, lb Dossena, dcm Barry ,dcm Masherano, acm Gerrard ,lw Babel , rw Kuyt , cf and new god TORRES . apart from barry no villa player would replace any of these and this is before we buy any one else. still not sure barrys better than alonso but he would bring more balance on left dcm
ched78
tallaght villan , benitez may not have spoken to barry, have you ever thought barry may have told gerrard whilst at england set up , that hes fed up of mid table footie . He should be world famous along with gerrard , kaka , viera , fabregas but at villa he'll never get that status. thats not a dig but fact. people from all over europe will know the name barry next year ,an all villa fans are doing are wats expected wen your loosing your captain
ched78
When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high, and don't be afraid of the dark. At the end of a storm, there's a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark. Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown. Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone... You'll never walk alone. Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone... You'll never walk alone.
ched78
This ched bloke is an idiot. He can't spell and he contradicts himself all the time. "Villa are rubbish.. no they're not, I'm just winding you up... no they are rubbish, Liverpool are so much better..." I can't blame Liverpool for liking Barry. They are doing their best to avoid the inevitable - losing the fourth CL place in the league to someone like us, or Everton. Liverpool are a shadow of their 70's or 80's selves. And as for Liverpool starting 11 - you can keep Kuyt, Riise, skrtel, agger, babel and hypia. Liverpool are on the slide, Villa are on an obvious rise up the table. Losing Barry would be a blow if it happens, but even with Barry, Liverpool will still not be any closer to winning the league.
The Usual Suspect
That just goes to show how much of an idiot you are Usual if you really would prefer bouma, laursen or mellberg over agger, skrtl or even the ageing hyypia. As for Riise , hes only Villa quality any way , thats why were gettig shut. As for a team on the slide 1 European cup ,1 fa cup and cl final and semi final in 3 years ...... i hope we keep sliding then. Yes i do like Villa but i really didnt think the Villa fans were so bitter and twisted. Maybe all this dilusional "were on our way up , we'll be in the champions league this time next year" thinking is making Barrys mind to move all the more easier.
ched78
ched78 stop acting like a supporter of man united u moron,you are giving decent(the vast majority) of reds fans a bad name u nob stop being so childish and have some respect for a decent club like villa........but 'the usual suspect' your comment about liverpool being on the slide is a complete joke-we are getting better and better each year and have significantly reduced the points gap since rafas taken over.our youths and reserves are arguably the best in europe at the moment and no team with an average age of 26 could be on the slide-especially one with the likes of mascherano,gerrard and torres in their prime............as for saying-''you can keep Kuyt, Riise, skrtel, agger, babel and hypia'' are u on smack?babel is one of the hottest young prospects in world football and is in the dutch squad,one of the best attacking line ups in world football along with kuyt.skrtel and agger are both young and world class.they will be the backbone of our defence for the next decade and hyypia has been one of the best foreign imports in premier league history.as for riise,hes had an atrocious season but anyone signed for 3 mil who lasts 7 years wins the european cup and scores more than 40 goals from left back cant be too bad can he?...............especially when hes being linked to the mighty villa.
El-Nino-9
shut it nino ya t1t .... everythin im sayin is for the benefit of liverpool fc so go ***** ya self you nob. as for villa they are a good club , certainly more class and history than Chelski.
ched78
as for the possibility of us not getting champions legue football are you having a laugh?weve had a shocking season,yourselves and everton have had good seasons but weve still walked it.11 points ahead of the blue*****e,16 ahead of your good selves and still plenty in the tank............remember last year everyone was saying arsenal were on the slide and that spurs were definitely going to break the big 4?arsenal ended up being top for most of the season and came within 4 points of the title while spurs finished in the bottom half.everyone seems to have forgotton that now.what a fickle bunch we footy fans are.........write us off all you want.one or two good signings and we'll be right up there.;-)
El-Nino-9
To Villa Barry is top quality,but with the players you`ve had in Midfield over the years i honestly think you wouldn`t be mega-impressed,he couldn`t go to Liverpool and play average and have drops in form like he sometimes does for us ( admittedly rare and compared to rest of team doesn`t stand out so much ).MON has really worked on Gareths overall game and he shouldn`t forget that.
ASPINALL
Let me tell you the story of a poor boy, Who was sent far away from his home, To fight for his king and his country, And also the old folks back home So they put him in a higher division, Sent him off to a far foreign land, Where the flies swarm around in their thousands, And there's nothing to see but the sand. Now the battle it started next morning, Under the radiant sun, I remember our poor Scouser Tommy, He was shot by an old Nazi gun As he lay on the battlefield die-die-dying, With the blood gushing out of his head (out of his head) As he lay on the battlefield die-die-dying, These were the last words he said: Oooooh, I am a Liverpudlian, and I come from the Spion Kop, I like to sing, I like to chant, I go there quite a lot. Support a team, that plays in red, A team that we all know, A team that we call Liverpool, To glory we will go. We won the league, we won the cup, We've been to Europe too, We played the Toffees for a laugh, And left them feeling blue (5-0) 1-2, 1-2-3, 1-2-3-4, 5-0! Rush scored one, Rush scored two, Rush scored three, And Rush scored four ...
ched78
ched mate,take a breath and step back for a minute.......... scroll up and read some of the *****e you are talking-''there is a very good chance that you lot will finish close to relegation.. who else have you got ... ageing players''.......how on earth is that ''for the benefit of liverpool football club'' that is just utter rubbish and you are just tarnishing our reputation as knowledable fans.im sure any half brained reds fan would agree with me mate.........
El-Nino-9
now how does writing out the words of 'poor scouser tommy' contibute in any way to an aston villa forum regarding their captain and ours?'bebefitof liverpool football club''.......your deluded lad!
El-Nino-9
yes well read on and you'll find out why ive been sayin this stuff .. liverpool show an interest in barry villa throw there dummy out the pram , then all of a sudden scousers are scum , were on our way out the top four an liverpool are skint... i was just fed up hearin brummie whinin i thought id wind a couple of them up.... didnt think a fellow red would bite too. i know villa have a good young team , i know there not goin to be relegated , but without barry they need a good replacement or they can kiss cl goodbye now nino go watch some more mutv an shake your head
ched78
yeh ched but thers different ways of winding them up and having a bit of banter without portraying yourself as a complete tosser!its called constructive argument and making a sensible and informed comment to defend your team!why would i match mutv you utter moron?!in that case are you telling the world that a manc knows more about liverpool than a ''liverpool fan''?***** off back to london and support chavski or something.how old are you ?12?
El-Nino-9
hahaha!! it has to be said: 'calm down, calm down.' quality, fight in an empty room you boys.
sick note
cheers el nino for at least making half an attempt to look at things objectively though. ched...what a n0b.
sick note
El-Nino,i thank you. ched78,what a plank you are.Bet you never go down unless it`s other men.
ASPINALL
El-nino - Liverpool are not getting better and better each year - 05/06 season 3rd 82 pts, 06/07 finish 3rd 68 pts, 07/08 finish 4th 75 pts. So check your facts - that's hardly resounding progress. Also, I simply pointed out that Liverpool are the team in the "Big 4" most likely to finish 5th next season. That's an opinion and its based on your league performances in last two seasons. Last season every Reds fan i Know was saying, now we've got Torres watch us win the league. Now you're saying the same - 2 more players and we'll win the league. You won't. Plain as. To be fair, your arguments make more sense that that tool ched. But your young players are not quite as good as you make out. They're not bad - I never said that - I simply said keep them.
The Usual Suspect
Although Torres is class. Plain and simple.
The Usual Suspect
Im really not liking Steven Gerrard at all presently. if Barry does go I truely cant see him playing week in week out but I guess I could be wrong, so please stay Barry and become a Legend at VP.
sportyvillain
I am really beginning to get fed up with the whole Barry thing. I would like him to stay at Villa but if he wants to go, then, provided someone offers enough money for him then let him go. Anyone would think he is our only player, yes he is a very good player and was instrumental in us finishing 6th last season but Young and Laursen are more important to us than GB. As for the Liverpool fans coming onto our site and making comments. Why ? do people bite and give them what they want ? Just ignore the comments and focus upon what your fellow Villa fans are saying.
notthedougellisstand
i know those facts as well as anyone mate!while we are getting closer in terms of points,my main argument was that we are improving greatly as a squad and gradually accumalating players that can win us the league.every year rafas managed to shift some of the deadwood from the houllier era-diao,le tallec,baros,cisse,traore,kirkland etc and more recently kewell and riise while every summer we have added players of world class quality like alonso,reina ,agger,skrtel,mascherano,torres,babel who can win us the league along with the likes of gerrard and carra.i say CAN not WILL............i never said we were going to win the league.what i said was that this notion of a top 4 club dropping out of the big 4 is wished for by everyone else and every year it doesnt happen.and its certainly not going to happen in the next 2-3 years at least.As a celtic fan as well as a red i have huge respect for martin o'neill he has done a fantastic job and you are a club on the up.but in all fairness,saying that you are ready to overtake a team that was an own(away) goal from a 3rd champions league FINAL in 4 years is a bit naive....
El-Nino-9
I don't believe its naive at all. Rafa doesn't cut it in the league - his CL success is considerable, but you are saying you're squad is getting better but your results and season long performance is getting worse. Who's being naive?
The Usual Suspect
*your squad
The Usual Suspect
I think it's OAL in disguise. hahahaha.
koolbill
ched78. You miss the point again. This is a Villa forum and the topic is about LFC tapping up our captain. Proven. You seem to want to wind up and p/off all on here. Why? It was funny to start with, but now its boring. You even slag off other LFC fans. Haha. As we say "calm down, calm down". J P FEAR you have my blessing to block this idiot and bring a smile to one and all and send him back to wherever he came from along with the spanish waiter and giro gerrard.
holte ender 1969
it was fun while it lastet ... so long
ched78
Ched, you are not the next Beatle. Drooler. Agger, Gerrard and Torres. Don't bore us with anyone else. In 2 years we will be after those three if your slide continues under the shaving foam magnate and our rise continues. C U Next Tuesday
Villan444
ched78 and El-Nino-9, are you actually Hicks and Gilette, or is infighting so rampant at the club now that it has gone all the way down to the fans?!
azreal13
I know i'm dreaming but tit for tat put a bid in for gerrard get him in a villa shirt
littleillain82
Well, we should hear something this week. One way or another, lets get it sorted, and move on.
glensider
Well what is there to say after all that? I mean seriously ched78, you really are a poor ambassador for your club. I'm quite certain that just reading your comments is enough to put Gareth off from joining your club. It's quite obvious that everyone is constantly at each other's throats, what a load of carnage. You seem to think that players are a NOBODY unless playing CL football, like it's the be all and end all? I'd say leading your COUNTRY into the World Cup Finals is much bigger. And he'll have a much better chance of doing this at Villa than anywhere else and will play football week-in week-out. Until you can offer him that, which you can't, he's staying put. Also can you offer him £70k a week? Didn't think so.
Villan-in-Cyprus
i respect your opinions, but can you please stop pretending you are a big club....your not. you ARE a feedr clubs and the top 4 will pinch any of your players of any use. so, fair enough having your little rants but please stop makign it as if you can compete with united, arsenal, liverpool and chelsea, because in all reality you cant. stick to your own level.
united4life
you have no respect, you've just proven that in your comment. You've obviously not read the autobiog of Sir Alex then who said he thought Villa would be Utd's main rivals in the 90's not taking into account the Doug stagnation years. We have the ability to get back up there and Arsenal/Liverpool are not a million miles away. Sure, the Ruski money has bought Chelsea a lead and Man Utd have stolen a march on everyone, barring the massive debt you have around your necks.
The Fear
well said u4l
El-Nino-9
Well said u4??? You have just proven yourself to be a complete tosser. You start on this thread telling Ched to show some respect to Villa and finish by agreeing with the sentiments of a disrespectful Manure fan. No wonder fans hate you.
Hoss The Villain
truth hurst doesnt it......and to see thierry henry on yor poll. well, thats bloody rediculous. YOU ARE PUNCHING ABOVE YOUR WEIGHT!
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