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Villa Reject New Barry Bid

Well it's official, Villa have told the Scouse the small collection of hubcaps they offered for Barry is nowhere near enough.

It may well be that we are resigned to losing our influencial captain to Liverpool but it's good to see that we aren't rolling over and accepting a silly offer just because he may want away.

In previous years players have moved on for lower than market prices when they've wanted to go, but it seems the business end of our club is now sorted and we will only accept an offer that is acceptable to us, and not to the benefit of the player concerned or the buying club.

The latest offer from Liverpool was reportedly in the region of £15 million and it's rumoured that the club have said £20 million and maybe we'll deal.

A statement from Villa read:

'Liverpool's latest attempt to prise club captain Gareth Barry away from Villa Park has failed.

'A new bid was received late last night but was rejected.

'The offer was a slight improvement on a previous bid but our position on the issue remains unchanged and Liverpool have been informed.'

Oh that makes sweet reading!




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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 12 2008

Time: 2:08PM

Your Comments

Good on the lads! Nice to see we aren't letting Liverpool walk all over us.
Villa4Europe
Good on the lads! Nice to see we aren't letting Liverpool walk all over us.
Villa4Europe
Good to see we are not rolling over and dying as we did under the previous regime. Also worth noting that Brighton receive 15% of everything over £1 million. So they could be in for a £3m windfall if we get to a £20m deal, leaving us with £17m. A £15m deal actually means we get under £13m and Brighton benefit to the tune of £2.25m. That doesn't seem such good business when we could actually be losing him for that sort of cash.
voiceoftheholte
Good to see we are not rolling over and dying as we did under the previous regime. Also worth noting that Brighton receive 15% of everything over £1 million. So they could be in for a £3m windfall if we get to a £20m deal, leaving us with £17m. A £15m deal actually means we get under £13m and Brighton benefit to the tune of £2.25m. That doesn't seem such good business when we could actually be losing him for that sort of cash.
voiceoftheholte
Stick to our guns, if they don't like it they know what they can do. If he doesn't like it he can rot in the reserves. Simple as!
industrial_musical
Stick to our guns, if they don't like it they know what they can do. If he doesn't like it he can rot in the reserves. Simple as!
industrial_musical
Not sure that is true voiceoftheholte - I had heard Brighton had a bit of financial difficulty in 2000 and we paid them £1m one-off and they waived that 15% clause. As far as I know we are keeping all the money. If the 15% was the case surely MON would be encouraging a players-plus-cash deal.
deano.avfc
Not sure that is true voiceoftheholte - I had heard Brighton had a bit of financial difficulty in 2000 and we paid them £1m one-off and they waived that 15% clause. As far as I know we are keeping all the money. If the 15% was the case surely MON would be encouraging a players-plus-cash deal.
deano.avfc
15%! No wonder his previous coach from Brighton was egging him on to move! Cheeky ********. Nice to see Martin and Randy aren't going to be walked over:)
Villan-in-Cyprus
15%! No wonder his previous coach from Brighton was egging him on to move! Cheeky ********. Nice to see Martin and Randy aren't going to be walked over:)
Villan-in-Cyprus
"WE SHALL NOT WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, WE SHALL NOT WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, WE, THE BOYS IN CLARET AND BLUE, WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED"
Villan-in-Cyprus
"WE SHALL NOT WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, WE SHALL NOT WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, WE, THE BOYS IN CLARET AND BLUE, WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED"
Villan-in-Cyprus
Nice one - they dont have 20m to spend anyway and they need a new striker a lot more than they need Barry so I think all may work out well. Barry would be mental to leave to be honest as Gerrard is their darling and Barry will have to play second fiddle to him in the middle.
OLASAL
Nice one - they dont have 20m to spend anyway and they need a new striker a lot more than they need Barry so I think all may work out well. Barry would be mental to leave to be honest as Gerrard is their darling and Barry will have to play second fiddle to him in the middle.
OLASAL
As far as i knew, they argued his value soon after he made it into the first team with gregory and demanded a further million. I'd be surprised if there is still a sell on fee. 20 mil, good business for barry. He's a great player for us but replaceable.
johnnyuk
As far as i knew, they argued his value soon after he made it into the first team with gregory and demanded a further million. I'd be surprised if there is still a sell on fee. 20 mil, good business for barry. He's a great player for us but replaceable.
johnnyuk
I think this may be going alot deeper than just selling a footballer. I believe this will become 'Battle of the Americans'. There's alot of pride at stake, and Randy might take this one right to the wire.
Villan-in-Cyprus
I think this may be going alot deeper than just selling a footballer. I believe this will become 'Battle of the Americans'. There's alot of pride at stake, and Randy might take this one right to the wire.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Well done on holding out for the top whack. Make sure they don't get him for anything less than £20 million.
dazza71
Well done on holding out for the top whack. Make sure they don't get him for anything less than £20 million.
dazza71
Dear Gareth & your agent, Before you confuse your career needs with your emotional and irrational desire to play with your mate Stevie in the odd Champions League game, you might like to consider this. Hicks and Gillett hate each other. The club has their debt incurred acquiring the club. They have already refinanced and the club pays interest of £30m a year. Accounts of Kop Holdings Ltd (set up to run the club) show a loss of £32.3m in the last year, despite reaching the Champions League final. The duo had to draw £1.5m to cover their ‘personal expenses’, hardly something rich men need to do. The duo have still not obtained finance for the new stadium. If they have not got it now, they will not get it. They have no capital worth talking about, the world is already suffering the ‘credit crunch’ and is about to go into recession. Villa is totally stable and improving. If the Reds have to sell to buy, they will have to do it again next season. Does any other Champions League club have to do that? Eventually they will run out of players. Are Man U, Chelsea or Arsenal interested in Milner? How long before someone comes in for Torres or Stevie? Will the duo resist the desperate need to sell? Have you ever heard of the two full backs Benny has just bought? Who will pay £15m for Crouch, with only 1 year on his contract? Is Benny that daft? Harry Rednapp cannot believe what he is asking? If they get the money to buy you, who else will they be able to afford? Benny has just had to confirm publicly his job is safe. He will be the last to know he’s going. The Reds are a season from emulating Leeds, maybe DIC will save them from administration and a 10 point loss. DIC will sack Benny and the new man might not want you, or Stevie, who is reaching an age when they will cash in. A good agent would never sell his client to a manager with such an uncertain future or such an unstable club. The Scousers have not got a hope of catching the 3 above them. They must qualify for the Champions League. You are idolised by the Villa fans, but you won’t be by the scousers, wrong accent. At Villa you have established yourself as an England regular. How do you feel about being rotated and only playing every other game? Fabio, one of the more important people in your life has said, “It’s very important to see the players every week. Its better for us if they play regularly (Crouch, Bridge and Defoe to note). It’s not important to be playing in the Champions League. A lot of players have done very well for the national team (you) without playing in the Champions League”. Source - Independent 10.6.08. Steve (gis us a job) McClaren has just tried to raise his profile by saying you will benefit from Champions League football. Well he made only one good decision as England manager, he picked you who never played in it. But what does his view matter any more? Benny has said they can play you at full back, wide and central midfield. He doesn’t know where he is going to play you. You need to play central midfield regularly. You play for the best manager in the country. Do you really want your next child born a scouser?! What does the wife say, or more importantly keep to herself? Have you any idea of the fans response if you ever return to Villa in a red shirt? Don’t bother. Look Stevie in the eye, does he care for anyone other than himself and the Reds? Just accept you are bloody well off and you could screw it up, for what? Stevie will tell you about the importance of loyalty, if you need to be told, he must be laughing his head off. Think Gareth, life isn’t always greener living in the red. From someone who has contributed to your wage packet for the last 10 years.
Eircol
Dear Gareth & your agent, Before you confuse your career needs with your emotional and irrational desire to play with your mate Stevie in the odd Champions League game, you might like to consider this. Hicks and Gillett hate each other. The club has their debt incurred acquiring the club. They have already refinanced and the club pays interest of £30m a year. Accounts of Kop Holdings Ltd (set up to run the club) show a loss of £32.3m in the last year, despite reaching the Champions League final. The duo had to draw £1.5m to cover their ‘personal expenses’, hardly something rich men need to do. The duo have still not obtained finance for the new stadium. If they have not got it now, they will not get it. They have no capital worth talking about, the world is already suffering the ‘credit crunch’ and is about to go into recession. Villa is totally stable and improving. If the Reds have to sell to buy, they will have to do it again next season. Does any other Champions League club have to do that? Eventually they will run out of players. Are Man U, Chelsea or Arsenal interested in Milner? How long before someone comes in for Torres or Stevie? Will the duo resist the desperate need to sell? Have you ever heard of the two full backs Benny has just bought? Who will pay £15m for Crouch, with only 1 year on his contract? Is Benny that daft? Harry Rednapp cannot believe what he is asking? If they get the money to buy you, who else will they be able to afford? Benny has just had to confirm publicly his job is safe. He will be the last to know he’s going. The Reds are a season from emulating Leeds, maybe DIC will save them from administration and a 10 point loss. DIC will sack Benny and the new man might not want you, or Stevie, who is reaching an age when they will cash in. A good agent would never sell his client to a manager with such an uncertain future or such an unstable club. The Scousers have not got a hope of catching the 3 above them. They must qualify for the Champions League. You are idolised by the Villa fans, but you won’t be by the scousers, wrong accent. At Villa you have established yourself as an England regular. How do you feel about being rotated and only playing every other game? Fabio, one of the more important people in your life has said, “It’s very important to see the players every week. Its better for us if they play regularly (Crouch, Bridge and Defoe to note). It’s not important to be playing in the Champions League. A lot of players have done very well for the national team (you) without playing in the Champions League”. Source - Independent 10.6.08. Steve (gis us a job) McClaren has just tried to raise his profile by saying you will benefit from Champions League football. Well he made only one good decision as England manager, he picked you who never played in it. But what does his view matter any more? Benny has said they can play you at full back, wide and central midfield. He doesn’t know where he is going to play you. You need to play central midfield regularly. You play for the best manager in the country. Do you really want your next child born a scouser?! What does the wife say, or more importantly keep to herself? Have you any idea of the fans response if you ever return to Villa in a red shirt? Don’t bother. Look Stevie in the eye, does he care for anyone other than himself and the Reds? Just accept you are bloody well off and you could screw it up, for what? Stevie will tell you about the importance of loyalty, if you need to be told, he must be laughing his head off. Think Gareth, life isn’t always greener living in the red. From someone who has contributed to your wage packet for the last 10 years.
Eircol
Looks vaguely familiar to a comment on another well known villa site Eircool ;)
johnnyuk
Looks vaguely familiar to a comment on another well known villa site Eircool ;)
johnnyuk
not my article, just thought it was a good read
Eircol
not my article, just thought it was a good read
Eircol
found it on another site by mac mccarthy
Eircol
found it on another site by mac mccarthy
Eircol
This is stupid, I don't even want Barry anymore. Lets release the eejit
PTP
This is stupid, I don't even want Barry anymore. Lets release the eejit
PTP
*awaits Barry out movement*
industrial_musical
*awaits Barry out movement*
industrial_musical
Great News Lets get in our replacenments 1st it is easy to sell let make the additions to the squad the priority
FatKev
Great News Lets get in our replacenments 1st it is easy to sell let make the additions to the squad the priority
FatKev
Good point FatKev. Let's put the Barry thing on the back burner for a while and start beefing up our squad. Both him and Liverpool deserve to be kept waiting. Afterall, we have European football to play soon:) that should take priority. I think Martin Laursen will make an excellent captain, closely followed by Carew/NRC. Although i'm not a massive fan of striker-captains. Barry is in the past, lets move forward without him.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Good point FatKev. Let's put the Barry thing on the back burner for a while and start beefing up our squad. Both him and Liverpool deserve to be kept waiting. Afterall, we have European football to play soon:) that should take priority. I think Martin Laursen will make an excellent captain, closely followed by Carew/NRC. Although i'm not a massive fan of striker-captains. Barry is in the past, lets move forward without him.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Shabby behaviour. If he'd come out through the club website and told us, we'd have been a bit baffled, given all the reasons Eircol mentions above, but we might have understood. As it is, this Hero has turned Villain. If he gets his testimonial there'll be tumbleweed blowing through the Holte End...
mightyrodders
Shabby behaviour. If he'd come out through the club website and told us, we'd have been a bit baffled, given all the reasons Eircol mentions above, but we might have understood. As it is, this Hero has turned Villain. If he gets his testimonial there'll be tumbleweed blowing through the Holte End...
mightyrodders
Don't shoot the messenger deano, I was quoting a report from Sky Sports earlier today. They are not always correct but they did say that Brighton are due 15% of everything over and above £1m.
voiceoftheholte
Don't shoot the messenger deano, I was quoting a report from Sky Sports earlier today. They are not always correct but they did say that Brighton are due 15% of everything over and above £1m.
voiceoftheholte
if we take £18m off liverpool it will be very good business. silly skint scousers.
Stig
if we take £18m off liverpool it will be very good business. silly skint scousers.
Stig
We should announce a new captain and bring in Van Der Vaart to replace him while he pateintly waits for Liverpool to dig for loose change...
Tez86
We should announce a new captain and bring in Van Der Vaart to replace him while he pateintly waits for Liverpool to dig for loose change...
Tez86
Just as a matter of interest, how much did ManU pay for Carrick? About 18mil I seem to remember. So in my book Barry's about the same. So nail the scouse asses to the wall. Lets just test there pocket!!! Another thing if MON registered Barry for the intertoto would he be able to play in the Champions league for the scousers? If not whats MON waiting for.... LOL!!! Oh lets keep them and Barry waiting until 11;59;59 seconds on the 31st of august...
gappy65
Just as a matter of interest, how much did ManU pay for Carrick? About 18mil I seem to remember. So in my book Barry's about the same. So nail the scouse asses to the wall. Lets just test there pocket!!! Another thing if MON registered Barry for the intertoto would he be able to play in the Champions league for the scousers? If not whats MON waiting for.... LOL!!! Oh lets keep them and Barry waiting until 11;59;59 seconds on the 31st of august...
gappy65
Some excellent points to be noted, but the important factor is Villa had the smallest squad in the premiership and since the end of the season we have lost even more players, I totally trust MON but I'm a bit nervous now and would like to see some action on the transfer front, our campaign starts in 5 weeks! I would love GB to stay but don't think he will now so lets move on....and quickly.
johnmurphy3112
Big Phil or Fergie might highjack the deal at the last minute....
gappy65
Big Phil or Fergie might highjack the deal at the last minute....
gappy65
Some excellent points to be noted, but the important factor is Villa had the smallest squad in the premiership and since the end of the season we have lost even more players, I totally trust MON but I'm a bit nervous now and would like to see some action on the transfer front, our campaign starts in 5 weeks! I would love GB to stay but don't think he will now so lets move on....and quickly.
johnmurphy3112
i believe he would have to play a game for the club to be cup tied. Bit of a tricky one. He can't stay after all this but the scouse can't afford him. I must say I think MON and the club have dealt with this situation brilliantly so far. We've shown that we won't be bullied and i'm expecting a complaint to be lodged with the FA after this is over regarding the bahaviour of LFC. They hgave come out of this looking rather silly haven't they. Scratching around for loose change and embarassing themselves with their behaviour
Up The Villa
i believe he would have to play a game for the club to be cup tied. Bit of a tricky one. He can't stay after all this but the scouse can't afford him. I must say I think MON and the club have dealt with this situation brilliantly so far. We've shown that we won't be bullied and i'm expecting a complaint to be lodged with the FA after this is over regarding the bahaviour of LFC. They hgave come out of this looking rather silly haven't they. Scratching around for loose change and embarassing themselves with their behaviour
Up The Villa
I hope Barry is on the blower to his agent having a good cry.
Pking
I hope Barry is on the blower to his agent having a good cry.
Pking
Carrick is the benchmark. But we don't have to sell just now. If Barry asks for a transfer formally does he lose a massive loyalty bonus or Redscouse have to pay a bigger signing on fee? I'm in the dark on how this works. But Defoe, Barton and many others recently have not asked to move prior to going.
tarzan
Carrick is the benchmark. But we don't have to sell just now. If Barry asks for a transfer formally does he lose a massive loyalty bonus or Redscouse have to pay a bigger signing on fee? I'm in the dark on how this works. But Defoe, Barton and many others recently have not asked to move prior to going.
tarzan
You're right AVFC have handled things really well so far, but I don't think they would let GB stay now as his agent has said he wants to go to the dreds, can't keep an unhappy player its not MONs style. We may as well use this to our advantage, there are a few of the dreds players of interest to us, I would welcome Crouch back, Pennant is decent (although an ex bluenose) not too sure about Carson though!!
johnmurphy3112
You're right AVFC have handled things really well so far, but I don't think they would let GB stay now as his agent has said he wants to go to the dreds, can't keep an unhappy player its not MONs style. We may as well use this to our advantage, there are a few of the dreds players of interest to us, I would welcome Crouch back, Pennant is decent (although an ex bluenose) not too sure about Carson though!!
johnmurphy3112
I would be sorry to see Barry leave but he considered moving on a couple of seasons back so lets get what we can for him and move on. As for players coming in I think Eidur Gudjohnsen has the creativity to unlock the best defences seems level headed and has played at the highest level.
scoops
I would be sorry to see Barry leave but he considered moving on a couple of seasons back so lets get what we can for him and move on. As for players coming in I think Eidur Gudjohnsen has the creativity to unlock the best defences seems level headed and has played at the highest level.
scoops
Whether Barry is replaceable or not, the fact is that selling to Liverpool strengthens their team and weakens our team. That is bad business if we are truly trying to replace them in the top four. It would be much better to sell him for less to a non-EPL team.
attila11101
Whether Barry is replaceable or not, the fact is that selling to Liverpool strengthens their team and weakens our team. That is bad business if we are truly trying to replace them in the top four. It would be much better to sell him for less to a non-EPL team.
attila11101
I think Liverpools offer should have been accepted on the condition that they take Knight aswell.
Pking
I think Liverpools offer should have been accepted on the condition that they take Knight aswell.
Pking
Now he has made it public that he wants to go, he has to and will go. He's done it before, and whilst we can forgive and forget once, we won't do it again...his heart sadly simply isn't with Villa.
olafthegreat
Now he has made it public that he wants to go, he has to and will go. He's done it before, and whilst we can forgive and forget once, we won't do it again...his heart sadly simply isn't with Villa.
olafthegreat
Plus O'Neill just pretty much confirmed he's going at half-time during Austria v Poland. Boruc looks a great keeper by the way... “I think that [keeping Barry] may be difficult. He has more than intimated that. “We had a little chat when he came back from holiday, he said that he would fancy going to Liverpool. "That's obviously a big setback to us, he was the last person to have the captain's armband in the last England game, so like anything else, the offer that Liverpool made was not acceptable. "We finished sixth last year, he was a major part of that. He has been a splendid player for us for quite some considerable time and just when you think you want to improve matters. It's just so difficult."
olafthegreat
Plus O'Neill just pretty much confirmed he's going at half-time during Austria v Poland. Boruc looks a great keeper by the way... “I think that [keeping Barry] may be difficult. He has more than intimated that. “We had a little chat when he came back from holiday, he said that he would fancy going to Liverpool. "That's obviously a big setback to us, he was the last person to have the captain's armband in the last England game, so like anything else, the offer that Liverpool made was not acceptable. "We finished sixth last year, he was a major part of that. He has been a splendid player for us for quite some considerable time and just when you think you want to improve matters. It's just so difficult."
olafthegreat
Goodbye and good riddance...just the sight of that vile red shirt makes my blood boil with rage. When I find out the name of the small Eastern European club who will play the scum in the preliminary round of the Champions League I will become their number one fan. I will go in the visitors end at Anfield and boo each time the traitor touches the ball.
PiperUK
Goodbye and good riddance...just the sight of that vile red shirt makes my blood boil with rage. When I find out the name of the small Eastern European club who will play the scum in the preliminary round of the Champions League I will become their number one fan. I will go in the visitors end at Anfield and boo each time the traitor touches the ball.
PiperUK
Got to agree with Villa in Cyprus. No need to rush anything. Let's just concentrate on who we are bringing in. Can anyone 100% confirm whether MON is in the UK or Austria? Is the BBC studio in London? I also think we should put out a statement that Barry can leave for £18 million to any team outside the EPL. DO NOT SELL TO OUR NEAREST RIVALS especially NOT LFC.
Adam Deuce
Got to agree with Villa in Cyprus. No need to rush anything. Let's just concentrate on who we are bringing in. Can anyone 100% confirm whether MON is in the UK or Austria? Is the BBC studio in London? I also think we should put out a statement that Barry can leave for £18 million to any team outside the EPL. DO NOT SELL TO OUR NEAREST RIVALS especially NOT LFC.
Adam Deuce
Definitely MON is in Austria as Gary Lineker confirmed it the other day on one of the show's. On Barry, I think if we can get 18-20mil for him then it would represent great business. Whilst I think he is a very good player, I also believe that for 18-20mil there are better player's out there. What I mean is player's who can retain and pass the a football as Barry can, but with a bit more pace and trickery, which I believe is what's lacking at the moment.
Nigel-not-Reo
Definitely MON is in Austria as Gary Lineker confirmed it the other day on one of the show's. On Barry, I think if we can get 18-20mil for him then it would represent great business. Whilst I think he is a very good player, I also believe that for 18-20mil there are better player's out there. What I mean is player's who can retain and pass the a football as Barry can, but with a bit more pace and trickery, which I believe is what's lacking at the moment.
Nigel-not-Reo
NnR but will Villa find better players.
col8
NnR but will Villa find better players.
col8
Hey Lets not Slag off gareth here he has been great for us. If he now need to move on because we have dragged our feet Good Luck to him. We were told to expect big things last summer & it was Let down THe Up side is we still have a great manager & board even though i critisise some of the things they do
FatKev
Hey Lets not Slag off gareth here he has been great for us. If he now need to move on because we have dragged our feet Good Luck to him. We were told to expect big things last summer & it was Let down THe Up side is we still have a great manager & board even though i critisise some of the things they do
FatKev
Thing is, even with all the money you have to worry whether MON will actually buy anybody ;-)
Beovilla
Thing is, even with all the money you have to worry whether MON will actually buy anybody ;-)
Beovilla
The team did great last season and Gareth has really let down Villa fans recently he deserves everything he gets.
Pking
The team did great last season and Gareth has really let down Villa fans recently he deserves everything he gets.
Pking
i think we should let him rot in the reserves until the season starts so he can watch us beef up the squad and then when they miss out on champions league this coming season we can all laugh and stick our fingers up at him.
industrial_musical
i think we should let him rot in the reserves until the season starts so he can watch us beef up the squad and then when they miss out on champions league this coming season we can all laugh and stick our fingers up at him.
industrial_musical
Why is it about money anyway for us, multi-million pound chairman and all that? Aside from enjoying seeing lpool go further into debt...it's not like we need to generate funds to buy, is it, gulp?
olafthegreat
Why is it about money anyway for us, multi-million pound chairman and all that? Aside from enjoying seeing lpool go further into debt...it's not like we need to generate funds to buy, is it, gulp?
olafthegreat
col8, that's a good question. I believe they are out there but only time will tell if MON can get them.
Nigel-not-Reo
col8, that's a good question. I believe they are out there but only time will tell if MON can get them.
Nigel-not-Reo
is say we should make some high profile signings get Barrys mouth watering then tell him hes serplus to requirments and let him rot in the reserves or in scous land, hes managed to go from my fave villa player ever to a greedy traitor.
Astonian Villan
is say we should make some high profile signings get Barrys mouth watering then tell him hes serplus to requirments and let him rot in the reserves or in scous land, hes managed to go from my fave villa player ever to a greedy traitor.
Astonian Villan
According to todays Mirror MON is refusing to speak to Liverpool himself and a club official simply faxed a refusal. I think we will buy replacements for Gareth but MON will keep him as a squad player until Aug 31st or Christmas and then only if pool come with 18-20 million. On the BBC last night he didn't look like a man concerned whereas Barry is reported to be very upset at the lack of progress. I think we don't need to sell and can continue to buy players but Raffa is coming under pressure to buy Barry from Gerrard (who runs Liverpool anyway) but has been told by the owners he has to generate funds which he is finding difficult because nobody wants his players at the price he wants. This has to give us all of the best cards.
daveldvilla
According to todays Mirror MON is refusing to speak to Liverpool himself and a club official simply faxed a refusal. I think we will buy replacements for Gareth but MON will keep him as a squad player until Aug 31st or Christmas and then only if pool come with 18-20 million. On the BBC last night he didn't look like a man concerned whereas Barry is reported to be very upset at the lack of progress. I think we don't need to sell and can continue to buy players but Raffa is coming under pressure to buy Barry from Gerrard (who runs Liverpool anyway) but has been told by the owners he has to generate funds which he is finding difficult because nobody wants his players at the price he wants. This has to give us all of the best cards.
daveldvilla
Barry and Gerrard used to room together and now they are going to play football together all day every day. We shouldn't let Aston Villa get in the way of true love. Leave them to it.
Villan444
Barry and Gerrard used to room together and now they are going to play football together all day every day. We shouldn't let Aston Villa get in the way of true love. Leave them to it.
Villan444
Screw the scouse ********s for every penny we can get.
jonah
Screw the scouse ********s for every penny we can get.
jonah
i agree with Janet.
industrial_musical
i agree with Janet.
industrial_musical
Gerrard has been a huge player in this story, and when he opened his gob awhile back reveled this. who cares if Barry is upset at the progress? he must wait and wait to be with his friend.
leftfoot
Gerrard has been a huge player in this story, and when he opened his gob awhile back reveled this. who cares if Barry is upset at the progress? he must wait and wait to be with his friend.
leftfoot
Olafthegreat; Its not about money it's about PRINCIPAL. We have them and the scousers dont!!!!!!!
gappy65
Olafthegreat; Its not about money it's about PRINCIPAL. We have them and the scousers dont!!!!!!!
gappy65
We will survive, it'll be a setback if he goes but as long as we get spending and soon please Martin we should be O.K. Two good pieces of news this last couple weeks, our sponsorship deal with acorns and the fact that villa told liverpool where to go. It's sets a precident for the future in case clubs come calling for young and gabby.
villaaaah
We will survive, it'll be a setback if he goes but as long as we get spending and soon please Martin we should be O.K. Two good pieces of news this last couple weeks, our sponsorship deal with acorns and the fact that villa told liverpool where to go. It's sets a precident for the future in case clubs come calling for young and gabby.
villaaaah
The whole Barry saga feels like you've met this girl with an hidden beauty that no one else can see. Then once you give her a makeover, she ends up a stunner! Only thing is, she starts letting her hair down a little and receives flattering glances from other guys. She goes out with her friend's (Gerrard and Co) to places she never had the confidence to frequent before. She then meets what she thinks is the man of her dreams (a Tom Jones lookalike!!) and falls in love. You end up feeling rejected and robbed. I suppose you then conclude that there's plenty more fish in the sea! Bye the way, I am not talking from bitter experience... LOL
Nigel-not-Reo
The whole Barry saga feels like you've met this girl with an hidden beauty that no one else can see. Then once you give her a makeover, she ends up a stunner! Only thing is, she starts letting her hair down a little and receives flattering glances from other guys. She goes out with her friend's (Gerrard and Co) to places she never had the confidence to frequent before. She then meets what she thinks is the man of her dreams (a Tom Jones lookalike!!) and falls in love. You end up feeling rejected and robbed. I suppose you then conclude that there's plenty more fish in the sea! Bye the way, I am not talking from bitter experience... LOL
Nigel-not-Reo
Looking at the scouse forums they are NOT happy. They don't seem to rate our Gaz as highly as we do and the general feeling seems to be they don't want benitez to buy him.
jonah
Looking at the scouse forums they are NOT happy. They don't seem to rate our Gaz as highly as we do and the general feeling seems to be they don't want benitez to buy him.
jonah
strange how most of you don't come on the forums and have a debate ? why ? Us Mods don't bite , just nibble gently!
Villan57
strange how most of you don't come on the forums and have a debate ? why ? Us Mods don't bite , just nibble gently!
Villan57
hehe Barry's career is going down the pan. poor sod.
industrial_musical
hehe Barry's career is going down the pan. poor sod.
industrial_musical
Nigel-not-Reo, nice analogy. Although I reckon the man of her dreams is actually Steven Gerrard.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Nigel-not-Reo, nice analogy. Although I reckon the man of her dreams is actually Steven Gerrard.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Crappy bid wasn't even worth acknowledging!! As I've said before, Barry's going nowhere!!!!
romanianvillain
Crappy bid wasn't even worth acknowledging!! As I've said before, Barry's going nowhere!!!!
romanianvillain
You're not listening Rafa, you're just not listening!!
glensider
You're not listening Rafa, you're just not listening!!
glensider
Hope we hold out for £20 million. Fair price as far as I'm concerned.
glensider
Hope we hold out for £20 million. Fair price as far as I'm concerned.
glensider
 

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