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Another Take On Barry`s Liverpool Move

According to Dan Jones of Vital Football, amongst others, Gareth Barry has phoned Martin O'Neill saying after 10 years at Villa he wants to stay loyal to the club.

Villa skipper's agent Alex Black is quoted as saying:

'Gareth has spoken to Martin since he returned from England`s game in Trinidad and told him how he feels. At this stage of his career Gareth wants to be playing Champions League football and believes this is his chance to do it.' It is believed that if Martin O`Neill can strengthen the team during the current transfer window that Aston Villa would be a real force in Premiership next season, building on a squad that already consists of hot prospects Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young, both currently England Internationals.

All players want to play Champions League, all players should want to help the team they are with play Champions League!

The report says Barry hopes a bid of around 15million can be rejected. Alex Black is believed to have asked for an extension to Barry`s current deal with the club.

This story will come as a real blow to Liverpool and their fans. It is already thought that Liverpool are having to use the sell to buy technique, but overpricing players like Scott Carson and Peter Crouch at 10mil and 15mil respectively, it could prove impossible to raise the funds required to make any top signings.


See boys and girls, its THAT easy.

Gareth Barry is going nowhere.




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The Journalist

Writer: Dan Jones  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2008

Time: 9:54AM

Your Comments

All you've done is mis-quoted and made stuff up to try and re-inforce your argument.

Utterly useless as evidence of anything.
murph
All you've done is mis-quoted and made stuff up to try and re-inforce your argument.

Utterly useless as evidence of anything.
murph
Also, surely if you are trying to discredit such journalism like the Sun, the best way to go about it would NOT be to do exactly what you are accusing them of having done with this story?!
murph
Also, surely if you are trying to discredit such journalism like the Sun, the best way to go about it would NOT be to do exactly what you are accusing them of having done with this story?!
murph
And there is the point Murph, look at how easy it is to build a story round a couple of quotes.
young_jonah
And there is the point Murph, look at how easy it is to build a story round a couple of quotes.
young_jonah
I think everyones clinging onto hope a bit on here at the moment. Barry's off. Mark my words.
randy.stand
I think everyones clinging onto hope a bit on here at the moment. Barry's off. Mark my words.
randy.stand
BARRY OUT.
industrial_musical
BARRY OUT.
industrial_musical
Not really clinging on to hope, more the fact that we all know Barry has abit more integrity than most modern players, oh and Liverpool have NO money.
young_jonah
Not really clinging on to hope, more the fact that we all know Barry has abit more integrity than most modern players, oh and Liverpool have NO money.
young_jonah
This dan jones fella is a lazy reporter, bring back michael field
benham
This dan jones fella is a lazy reporter, bring back michael field
benham
We'll have to wait and see how this all unfolds.
johnnyuk
We'll have to wait and see how this all unfolds.
johnnyuk
If Bary wears a villa shirt again I for one will be extremely pleased but amazed also. He has made his mind up in my opinion!!!!
gappy65
If Bary wears a villa shirt again I for one will be extremely pleased but amazed also. He has made his mind up in my opinion!!!!
gappy65
Come September we will all know one way or the other, but I urge everyone to not take reports from The Sun as gospel.
young_jonah
Come September we will all know one way or the other, but I urge everyone to not take reports from The Sun as gospel.
young_jonah
Im not taking it as gospel. But there is quotes from his agent. Clear indications Barry wants out. I know im speculating but Barry won't be here much longer.
randy.stand
Im not taking it as gospel. But there is quotes from his agent. Clear indications Barry wants out. I know im speculating but Barry won't be here much longer.
randy.stand
it doesn't really matter what he wants. if Liverpool don't stump up the money he won't be going anywhere. 15M is not enough
Up The Villa
it doesn't really matter what he wants. if Liverpool don't stump up the money he won't be going anywhere. 15M is not enough
Up The Villa
only thing i believe in the sun is the date, but as they have included quotes.....albiet not saying "gareth has confirmed that he wants to leave aston villa"
benham
only thing i believe in the sun is the date, but as they have included quotes.....albiet not saying "gareth has confirmed that he wants to leave aston villa"
benham
Yeah re-read the quotes Randy, as the article above shows, anybody can write things around the quotes. The quotes do not say, "Barry has handed in a Transfer Request" or "Barry wants to join Liverpool".
young_jonah
Yeah re-read the quotes Randy, as the article above shows, anybody can write things around the quotes. The quotes do not say, "Barry has handed in a Transfer Request" or "Barry wants to join Liverpool".
young_jonah
I've read the quotes and there is more indication that Barry is off to Liverpool than indication that Barry is staying at Villa, isn't there?
randy.stand
I've read the quotes and there is more indication that Barry is off to Liverpool than indication that Barry is staying at Villa, isn't there?
randy.stand
Jonah, how weird is that, i have just pretty much written exactly the same thing in the other GB thread.
steako
My prediction for next season, Villa do the double over barry and the pool, finish in 4th ahead of them, while they get knocked out of the champions league group stage with barry not playing any part due to unfortunate timing of injuries...... Think barry think....
Eircol
Jonah, how weird is that, i have just pretty much written exactly the same thing in the other GB thread.
steako
My prediction for next season, Villa do the double over barry and the pool, finish in 4th ahead of them, while they get knocked out of the champions league group stage with barry not playing any part due to unfortunate timing of injuries...... Think barry think....
Eircol
Andy Gray left Villa to win things, we then lifted the league and European Cup!!
young_jonah
Andy Gray left Villa to win things, we then lifted the league and European Cup!!
young_jonah
Am I alone in thinking that selling Barry may, in fact, be a positive move ? It would certainly give MON the opportunity to re-vamp a rather one-dimensional midfield...
pongogidman
Am I alone in thinking that selling Barry may, in fact, be a positive move ? It would certainly give MON the opportunity to re-vamp a rather one-dimensional midfield...
pongogidman
Think it's sad. Why move somewhere else when you could stay at one club and become an idol even if you don't win anything big?
industrial_musical
Think it's sad. Why move somewhere else when you could stay at one club and become an idol even if you don't win anything big?
industrial_musical
Sell him, replace him with somebody else, rejuvenate the squad and add an extra dimension. my thoughts entirely.
industrial_musical
Sell him, replace him with somebody else, rejuvenate the squad and add an extra dimension. my thoughts entirely.
industrial_musical
ummmmm, think you have got the wrong end of the stick. Barry's probabaly going to go, move on. Im my opinion he isnt that great a player and with 15 million you could do a whole lot better. Sell him i say.
united4life
ummmmm, think you have got the wrong end of the stick. Barry's probabaly going to go, move on. Im my opinion he isnt that great a player and with 15 million you could do a whole lot better. Sell him i say.
united4life
i hope oneill rinses benitez for every penny the spaniard has got. i personally dont think rafa will even be there after next season.
Stig
i hope oneill rinses benitez for every penny the spaniard has got. i personally dont think rafa will even be there after next season.
Stig
Agreed Stig, take Liverpool for everything they have. They wont be able to keep Liverpool running the year after when they dont qualify for the CL and the money stops coming in.
steako
Agreed Stig, take Liverpool for everything they have. They wont be able to keep Liverpool running the year after when they dont qualify for the CL and the money stops coming in.
steako
I'm all up for selling Barry, if he feels his future lies elsewhere. But, and it's a big but, who is this mystery midfield maestro we are replacing him with?? From all the names linked, fantasy and fiction, i am yet to see one that will realistically join Villa and is a better replacement. 15M is only good if we can use it to get the player to replace Barry!!
Kuffit
I'm all up for selling Barry, if he feels his future lies elsewhere. But, and it's a big but, who is this mystery midfield maestro we are replacing him with?? From all the names linked, fantasy and fiction, i am yet to see one that will realistically join Villa and is a better replacement. 15M is only good if we can use it to get the player to replace Barry!!
Kuffit
Gareth, i'm really disappointed that this is how you would repay MON for taking your career to the next level and bringing you back from the England wilderness. If it wasn't for him Liverpool wouldn't even be interested in you, you know that. And you can keep your "10 years at Aston Villa" dvd, that decade means nothing now because of the manner in which you're leaving and the timing of it. Now you're just another Peter Crouch. Congratulations and UP THE VILLA.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Gareth, i'm really disappointed that this is how you would repay MON for taking your career to the next level and bringing you back from the England wilderness. If it wasn't for him Liverpool wouldn't even be interested in you, you know that. And you can keep your "10 years at Aston Villa" dvd, that decade means nothing now because of the manner in which you're leaving and the timing of it. Now you're just another Peter Crouch. Congratulations and UP THE VILLA.
Villan-in-Cyprus
what he said ^
industrial_musical
what he said ^
industrial_musical
I've been a closet "sell GB" man for at least a year, but only if the price was right, 10mn+ is good. Anyway, with Thierry Henry, Eidur Gudjohnssen, SWP, Aaron Lennon, Nelson, THudd and a few squad players in the side we'll be much better off. LOL
andy5759
I've been a closet "sell GB" man for at least a year, but only if the price was right, 10mn+ is good. Anyway, with Thierry Henry, Eidur Gudjohnssen, SWP, Aaron Lennon, Nelson, THudd and a few squad players in the side we'll be much better off. LOL
andy5759
pongogidman; I think our midfield is one dimmensional because of Barry, I have for a while! I think Petrov will be become the player we saw on his debut. I think because Barry has this freedom to roam stifles the rest of the midfield. Both Reo-Coker and Petrov was attacking midfielders when we bought them. Now they can shine....That's if GB goes of course! which IMO is a cert...
gappy65
pongogidman; I think our midfield is one dimmensional because of Barry, I have for a while! I think Petrov will be become the player we saw on his debut. I think because Barry has this freedom to roam stifles the rest of the midfield. Both Reo-Coker and Petrov was attacking midfielders when we bought them. Now they can shine....That's if GB goes of course! which IMO is a cert...
gappy65
certainly seem to be a few of you in the closet andy, no offence! I can see the point and looks like we'll find out whether we like it or not. Certainly no player is irreplaceable and it might freshen things up for us, would rather he stayed but if we get the right deal, so be it!
The Fear
certainly seem to be a few of you in the closet andy, no offence! I can see the point and looks like we'll find out whether we like it or not. Certainly no player is irreplaceable and it might freshen things up for us, would rather he stayed but if we get the right deal, so be it!
The Fear
Another Peter Crouch? Not sure what that means, the guy didn't want to leave!
The Fear
Another Peter Crouch? Not sure what that means, the guy didn't want to leave!
The Fear
What I meant by 'another Peter Crouch', is that Crouch started off as a pretty big prospect at Liverpool, then eventually as he slipped further down the pecking order he spent/still spends most of his time on the Liverpool bench - consequently he now spends the rest of his time on the England bench.
Villan-in-Cyprus
What I meant by 'another Peter Crouch', is that Crouch started off as a pretty big prospect at Liverpool, then eventually as he slipped further down the pecking order he spent/still spends most of his time on the Liverpool bench - consequently he now spends the rest of his time on the England bench.
Villan-in-Cyprus
My main concern with this has never been the prospect of losing Barry it has been whether the club allows itself to bullied or not.The handling of this situation will provide the blueprint for the teams that will come in for Ashley and Gabby.The team will adjust and I agree with what gappy65 says.
Pking
My main concern with this has never been the prospect of losing Barry it has been whether the club allows itself to bullied or not.The handling of this situation will provide the blueprint for the teams that will come in for Ashley and Gabby.The team will adjust and I agree with what gappy65 says.
Pking
Pking you are 100% bang on. It's ALL about NOT being bullied. Sell yes. But not to our nearest rivals and not on their terms. We need to send out a message to the world that says "We are Aston Villa FC and we are not a push over".
Adam Deuce
Pking you are 100% bang on. It's ALL about NOT being bullied. Sell yes. But not to our nearest rivals and not on their terms. We need to send out a message to the world that says "We are Aston Villa FC and we are not a push over".
Adam Deuce
If he goe's he goe's SUMO..... Sum Up Move On.
col8
If he goe's he goe's SUMO..... Sum Up Move On.
col8
BARRY OUT
industrial_musical
BARRY OUT
industrial_musical
Looks like you are undergoing a similar perios to us. Best player leaves everyone in the dark, then finally comes out saying he wants to leave. TBH, no-one is bigger than their club which is why i think both us and you should bleed liverpool/real out of all their worth (though admittedly liverpool are slightly less waelthy :) BARRY AND RONALDO OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
united4life
Looks like you are undergoing a similar perios to us. Best player leaves everyone in the dark, then finally comes out saying he wants to leave. TBH, no-one is bigger than their club which is why i think both us and you should bleed liverpool/real out of all their worth (though admittedly liverpool are slightly less waelthy :) BARRY AND RONALDO OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
united4life
I once told Martin Keown that if he left the Villa all he would be is a Villa reject, Gareth things haven't changed in 20 years, go to Liverpool and disappear! If you want to go for genuine honest reasons fine, but at least respect the fact that we will sell you to the club that matches our valuation, which might not be Liverpool! We could always bring your homeboy to Villa Park, if you can't live without him.
Waldorf
I once told Martin Keown that if he left the Villa all he would be is a Villa reject, Gareth things haven't changed in 20 years, go to Liverpool and disappear! If you want to go for genuine honest reasons fine, but at least respect the fact that we will sell you to the club that matches our valuation, which might not be Liverpool! We could always bring your homeboy to Villa Park, if you can't live without him.
Waldorf
When are Gerrard and Barry going admit they're bum lovers?
industrial_musical
When are Gerrard and Barry going admit they're bum lovers?
industrial_musical
Barry and Gerrard sitting in a tree EFF YOU SEE KAY EYE EN GEE!
Villan-in-Cyprus
Barry and Gerrard sitting in a tree EFF YOU SEE KAY EYE EN GEE!
Villan-in-Cyprus
Please please please Chelsea make a bid for Barry??? I'd rather sell him to Chelsea for 10M than to Liverpool for 20M, or any price!!
Villan-in-Cyprus
Please please please Chelsea make a bid for Barry??? I'd rather sell him to Chelsea for 10M than to Liverpool for 20M, or any price!!
Villan-in-Cyprus
good point, yeah someone like arse or chelski come in and we'll accept their offer to ***** off tom jones scouse even more.
industrial_musical
good point, yeah someone like arse or chelski come in and we'll accept their offer to ***** off tom jones scouse even more.
industrial_musical
"Gareth Barry is going nowhere" - wishful thinking I'm afraid.
glensider
It might be August 31st before a deal goes through, but rest assured, he's outta here.
glensider
"Gareth Barry is going nowhere" - wishful thinking I'm afraid.
glensider
It might be August 31st before a deal goes through, but rest assured, he's outta here.
glensider
 

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