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Liverpool Fans Don't Seem To Want Barry

Our very own BarosBarryBouma has been trawling the Liverpool sites and found LFC Online full of Liverpool fans who don't want Gareth Barry moving to Anfield.

Take note Mr Barry, a hero at Villa Park with a testimonial and the chance to get this great club into the Champions League or an automatic place on the bench in the Champions League?

Hmmm, I wonder which I'd go for!

Might all be academic if Liverpool can't come up with the right bid anyway, but here are just a few posters looking at it from the Liverpool side of things:

ohcampione

Delighted bid rejected. Hopefully Rafa gives up on him now and looks for better

dublinlfc

Here here. Is this lad really better than what we have? Ok if alonso goes and masch/lucas go to olympics we're going to need cover, but 20mil

cheesey

If Rafa pays more than 15M for Barry then he's f****** insane. Central midfield is our strongest position and the one that least needs to be strengthened. Get a f****** winger Rafa and another partner for Torres, nevermind wasting our money on Barry FFS. Even 12M is too much. Ridiculous.

Is he spends that money on Barry, he'll have nothing left for anyone else unless he sells and I don't see many clubs lining up decent bids for any of our players. So we should spend 15M on a player to cover us for the Olympics?


Carvalho Diablo

Is this lad really better than what we have?

No, absolutely not
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Ok if alonso goes and masch/lucas go to olympics we're going to need cover, but 20mil. We already have cover mate. Plessis, Spearing, Guthrie, Alonso, Gerrard etc. Just how many CM do we need? It seems like some people on this site have no faith in our all conquering, expensive reserves whatsoever. These kids can play. These kids have never let us down when making the step up.
To spend millions of pounds to cover a 1 month tournament (at the very longest) is crazy. But I repeat, Alonso is under contract. If the Barry deal falls through - which I hope it does, keep hold of Xabi!

Simple really. Anybody who pays over 4m for Gareth Barry needs the padded cell treatment IMO !


Rafa El Gaffer

18 mill for Gareth Barry? Two words and one of them is off.

Senior Rafa

Rafa should be wise and give up on Barry now, cancel the deal with Xabi and use the money where we really need it.

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And again, looks like one of our own has been having a bit of a say as Jonah added in the thread:

It's obvious to me that the little fat spanish waiter and Tom Jones look alike either pays what Villa want for their player or he looks elsewhere.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 14 2008

Time: 3:15PM

Your Comments

eh eh eh, calm down lads, calm down
Villan Of The North
eh eh eh, calm down lads, calm down
Villan Of The North
Goes to show that the official call for Barry is only after Gerrard's push to bring in his mate. Benetiz does not seem to think Barry's worth is vey high either with the paltry offers put in.
the_lergy
Goes to show that the official call for Barry is only after Gerrard's push to bring in his mate. Benetiz does not seem to think Barry's worth is vey high either with the paltry offers put in.
the_lergy
I agree with the Lergy. This whole thing seems to stem from Rafa's wish to keep Gerrard happy, who in turn simply wants to give good mate GB a hand up. GB is worth a lot to us, but perhaps it is significant that we hardly seem to have a bidding war going on here. Whilst I'm sure some of our closer rivals (Tottenham, Man City, etc.) would like GB, I can't see Arsenal or ManU coming in. And while I can imagine Rafa splashing (some) cash to keep SG happy, he ain't gonna risk his own neck by playing GB regularly. So GB leaves B6 for a troubled club who are struggling for cash, only to spend his season sitting on the bench. Not sure his analysis of the situation is too sharp ...
BobTheBuilder
I agree with the Lergy. This whole thing seems to stem from Rafa's wish to keep Gerrard happy, who in turn simply wants to give good mate GB a hand up. GB is worth a lot to us, but perhaps it is significant that we hardly seem to have a bidding war going on here. Whilst I'm sure some of our closer rivals (Tottenham, Man City, etc.) would like GB, I can't see Arsenal or ManU coming in. And while I can imagine Rafa splashing (some) cash to keep SG happy, he ain't gonna risk his own neck by playing GB regularly. So GB leaves B6 for a troubled club who are struggling for cash, only to spend his season sitting on the bench. Not sure his analysis of the situation is too sharp ...
BobTheBuilder
If barry isn't careful this could end real messy. Liverpool may not buy him, villa might not play him and respect him. Whatever the likely ending, it just doesn't seem to be a happy one for the guy.
johnnyuk
If barry isn't careful this could end real messy. Liverpool may not buy him, villa might not play him and respect him. Whatever the likely ending, it just doesn't seem to be a happy one for the guy.
johnnyuk
I hope Scolari now comes in for "eh eh eh eh eh"
Reddi!
I hope Scolari now comes in for "eh eh eh eh eh"
Reddi!
Don't you worry Barry will slot right into the LFC's midfield, he will create competition which Alonso wasnt. Xabi lacked goals and grit away from Home GB is a better premiership player. If he was a product of a Manchester or London club liverpool would be paying 25
shadda2002
Don't you worry Barry will slot right into the LFC's midfield, he will create competition which Alonso wasnt. Xabi lacked goals and grit away from Home GB is a better premiership player. If he was a product of a Manchester or London club liverpool would be paying 25
shadda2002
25? bargain!
jonah
25? bargain!
jonah
They`re right,Barry isn`t what they need.
ASPINALL
They`re right,Barry isn`t what they need.
ASPINALL
Quite a pickle the silly boy has got himself in. He's announced his intentions to leave us like a dirty little turncoat before being sure that the place he wants to go actually wants him enough to pay the asking price. We could have a very sheepish looking CM next season in B6 the way things are going. If not being loved by the fans is likely to affect his form(which it quite probably will), then should we be risking the possibility of having to keep him? Or, if the deal dies and he goes public committing his future and signs a new deal, will this all just blow over? Is it too late for a show of committment? Will he be stripped of the captaincy? Will Milan Baros ever learn to look where he's running instead of straight at the ground? Answers on a postcard
UTV
Gerrard and Barry BB2 (the Bum Boy 2)
jonah
Gerrard and Barry BB2 (the Bum Boy 2)
jonah
Quite a pickle the silly boy has got himself in. He's announced his intentions to leave us like a dirty little turncoat before being sure that the place he wants to go actually wants him enough to pay the asking price. We could have a very sheepish looking CM next season in B6 the way things are going. If not being loved by the fans is likely to affect his form(which it quite probably will), then should we be risking the possibility of having to keep him? Or, if the deal dies and he goes public committing his future and signs a new deal, will this all just blow over? Is it too late for a show of committment? Will he be stripped of the captaincy? Will Milan Baros ever learn to look where he's running instead of straight at the ground? Answers on a postcard
UTV
We don't need Baros to do that now....we've got NRC!
jonah
We don't need Baros to do that now....we've got NRC!
jonah
gotta say they are an ungrateful bunch and I hope he sees sense and stays with you lot!
merlin
gotta say they are an ungrateful bunch and I hope he sees sense and stays with you lot!
merlin
How are we supposed to plan effectively without closure on this? With Liverpool saying they won't up their bid in the near future, when do we start planning for a team with him in it next season?
UTV
How are we supposed to plan effectively without closure on this? With Liverpool saying they won't up their bid in the near future, when do we start planning for a team with him in it next season?
UTV
perhaps someone should pass this lot on to Mr Barry for him to read.
Waldorf
perhaps someone should pass this lot on to Mr Barry for him to read.
Waldorf
Everyone knows that GB is a legend at villa and that if he leaves he will get tortured when he returns to villa park. If GB leaves he will have no captancy and say in anything like he does at VILLA and im amazed of some of the comments that the KOP have been saying and i agree with them in a way GB they dnt need him at all its a winger they need and maybe a new manager one that has a spine and really knows what he is after instead of keeping just one player happy.
Ted 369
Everyone knows that GB is a legend at villa and that if he leaves he will get tortured when he returns to villa park. If GB leaves he will have no captancy and say in anything like he does at VILLA and im amazed of some of the comments that the KOP have been saying and i agree with them in a way GB they dnt need him at all its a winger they need and maybe a new manager one that has a spine and really knows what he is after instead of keeping just one player happy.
Ted 369
I say plan the team without him, if by chance he is here by the end of the season he can watch us from the stands as the new lads (hoping van der vaart and co) show to rest of the prem how to break into the top 4....
Tez86
I say plan the team without him, if by chance he is here by the end of the season he can watch us from the stands as the new lads (hoping van der vaart and co) show to rest of the prem how to break into the top 4....
Tez86
You lot are all fecking idiots. Barry is not a turncoat or traitor or whatever the popular turn of phrase is. He has said to MON that if a bid gets accepted he'd like to take the opportunity. Let's be honest, it might be his only chance to play CL, especially as we don't know the detail of the infamous 5 year plan. As I understand it the plan is to be competing for the title and playing in the CL in 5 years, which period started 2 years ago. In 3 years Barry will be 30 and might be past his best, in 3 years O'Neill aims to be competing but that is still no guarantee. Barry will take the chance if it is given but from what MON has said he is not unhappy at Villa and we all know him to be professional and loyal enough to knuckle down and give his all. If anyone is being disloyal it's all you turncoats wanting to kick him out. None of you treat Ridgewell, Cahilll or Davies like this and they all asked for a move to get more first team football, Barry has not!
Villan Of The North
You lot are all fecking idiots. Barry is not a turncoat or traitor or whatever the popular turn of phrase is. He has said to MON that if a bid gets accepted he'd like to take the opportunity. Let's be honest, it might be his only chance to play CL, especially as we don't know the detail of the infamous 5 year plan. As I understand it the plan is to be competing for the title and playing in the CL in 5 years, which period started 2 years ago. In 3 years Barry will be 30 and might be past his best, in 3 years O'Neill aims to be competing but that is still no guarantee. Barry will take the chance if it is given but from what MON has said he is not unhappy at Villa and we all know him to be professional and loyal enough to knuckle down and give his all. If anyone is being disloyal it's all you turncoats wanting to kick him out. None of you treat Ridgewell, Cahilll or Davies like this and they all asked for a move to get more first team football, Barry has not!
Villan Of The North
ok, that was a bit strong, sorry. I just get so riled up when people say that there is no way back for him now, of course there is, if not MON would have sold him by now. Once again, sorry.
Villan Of The North
ok, that was a bit strong, sorry. I just get so riled up when people say that there is no way back for him now, of course there is, if not MON would have sold him by now. Once again, sorry.
Villan Of The North
I understand where your coming from Villan of the north but I imagine most people, like myself are annoyed by how its all come about. Barry has been with us a long time if he came out and tell us straight that if Villa let him he would move to the pool for a chance he might not get in his career and that he has fond memories with villa and are thankul to all the fans who chanted Barry for Englandall those years, I doubt most Villans would be that upset. Its the fact it has been dragged on with the press (making it worse granted) but even now he is hiding behind his agent. Just look how mellberg left for comparisons on how to leave the club...
Tez86
I understand where your coming from Villan of the north but I imagine most people, like myself are annoyed by how its all come about. Barry has been with us a long time if he came out and tell us straight that if Villa let him he would move to the pool for a chance he might not get in his career and that he has fond memories with villa and are thankul to all the fans who chanted Barry for Englandall those years, I doubt most Villans would be that upset. Its the fact it has been dragged on with the press (making it worse granted) but even now he is hiding behind his agent. Just look how mellberg left for comparisons on how to leave the club...
Tez86
was a bit strong Villan! Agree he is not a turncoat and that if he wants to go to progress his career I'll still give him a good reception when he returns. We expect these dudes to stay in the same job and yet we are all allowed to move jobs when we get better opportunities. barry has conducted himself ok, he said he was in a tricky situation as he has a lot to lose, good relationship with Villa fans etc. I don't think Liverpool is right for him but then I wouldn't as I think Villa is right for him! He can only go if the money is right and only if the manager says so. Simple as that really. Wish they would just bid properly or end their interest. Shame to see him leave and I don;'t think red would suit him (!!!!) but life would go on. Just can't help but think a testimonial, a regular place as captain, etc isn't that bad.

Personally think (gasp horror for some here) that MON lost us the skipper when he didn't buy last summer. Barry was quoted saying he was looking forward to the big summer arrivals and it just didn't happen. Then again in the winter the manager could have pushed us on and maybe into 4-5th as we were still in contention. Barry has seen many false dawns at Villa, at Liverpool he would know he is guaranteed Champions League football, only thing he can't guarantee is whether he would be playing as Rafa is nuts with his rotation system.
The Fear
was a bit strong Villan! Agree he is not a turncoat and that if he wants to go to progress his career I'll still give him a good reception when he returns. We expect these dudes to stay in the same job and yet we are all allowed to move jobs when we get better opportunities. barry has conducted himself ok, he said he was in a tricky situation as he has a lot to lose, good relationship with Villa fans etc. I don't think Liverpool is right for him but then I wouldn't as I think Villa is right for him! He can only go if the money is right and only if the manager says so. Simple as that really. Wish they would just bid properly or end their interest. Shame to see him leave and I don;'t think red would suit him (!!!!) but life would go on. Just can't help but think a testimonial, a regular place as captain, etc isn't that bad.

Personally think (gasp horror for some here) that MON lost us the skipper when he didn't buy last summer. Barry was quoted saying he was looking forward to the big summer arrivals and it just didn't happen. Then again in the winter the manager could have pushed us on and maybe into 4-5th as we were still in contention. Barry has seen many false dawns at Villa, at Liverpool he would know he is guaranteed Champions League football, only thing he can't guarantee is whether he would be playing as Rafa is nuts with his rotation system.
The Fear
Gareth Barry - captain of England? :-) eh Mr fear :-)
merlin
Gareth Barry - captain of England? :-) eh Mr fear :-)
merlin
better than the thug we have at the moment for sure, but no, probably I'd choose another for England. :o)
The Fear
better than the thug we have at the moment for sure, but no, probably I'd choose another for England. :o)
The Fear
Rio by chance - missed drugs test or two :-)
merlin
given a blank canvass i'd give it to - feck me I'm stumped :-)
merlin
Rio by chance - missed drugs test or two :-)
merlin
given a blank canvass i'd give it to - feck me I'm stumped :-)
merlin
The Fear - intersting e-mail waiting for you in your Vital account :-)
merlin
The Fear - intersting e-mail waiting for you in your Vital account :-)
merlin
You could probably name 20 odd players that have played CL football for Liverpool yet has not progresses their career,what is the big deal ???? Benayoun,Baros,Bellamy,Crouch,Zenden,Pennant to name 6.
ASPINALL
You could probably name 20 odd players that have played CL football for Liverpool yet has not progresses their career,what is the big deal ???? Benayoun,Baros,Bellamy,Crouch,Zenden,Pennant to name 6.
ASPINALL
I think Villan of the North was right first time. No need to apologise. Most football fans are fickle - ask DOL - and minds will change with the situation. If he stays, he will be welcomed back. No problem. England captain? who cares? The whole thing has been devalued in recent years by McLaren and over valued players who can only talk good games.
Gordonsleftboot
I think Villan of the North was right first time. No need to apologise. Most football fans are fickle - ask DOL - and minds will change with the situation. If he stays, he will be welcomed back. No problem. England captain? who cares? The whole thing has been devalued in recent years by McLaren and over valued players who can only talk good games.
Gordonsleftboot
Sell him - take the money and run. This won't end up pretty otherwise.
los_angeles_villan
Sell him - take the money and run. This won't end up pretty otherwise.
los_angeles_villan
Yep - I pretty much agree with VOTN's sentiments. Why should we begrudge Gareth moving on to try to better himself in his career after 10 years of great service to our club - IF we genuinely cannot offer him the same opportunities and show the same ambitions. I would be interested to see the reactions of the same fans if (by some miracle) Barry stayed, but then we did sign someone of VanDerVaart's calibre, and as a result Gareth got shunted to one side. Would everyone be on this site moaning about how unfairly we'd treated Gareth? I can't see it personally......
YatesyVillain
Yep - I pretty much agree with VOTN's sentiments. Why should we begrudge Gareth moving on to try to better himself in his career after 10 years of great service to our club - IF we genuinely cannot offer him the same opportunities and show the same ambitions. I would be interested to see the reactions of the same fans if (by some miracle) Barry stayed, but then we did sign someone of VanDerVaart's calibre, and as a result Gareth got shunted to one side. Would everyone be on this site moaning about how unfairly we'd treated Gareth? I can't see it personally......
YatesyVillain
I honestly think Gareth has handled himself well in this situation and he's been completely honest. I just split up with my GF and it took me a while before the hints turned into, I want to break up. I guess it's a similar thing with GB. Oh, and I was doing the breaking up before anyone asks! :-)
Rawlie
I honestly think Gareth has handled himself well in this situation and he's been completely honest. I just split up with my GF and it took me a while before the hints turned into, I want to break up. I guess it's a similar thing with GB. Oh, and I was doing the breaking up before anyone asks! :-)
Rawlie
Like this Rawlie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y55wvdcCJfk lol
Villan Of The North
Like this Rawlie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y55wvdcCJfk lol
Villan Of The North
SO all you guys have never took a different job for a little pay rise? I have approximately every three years sometimes jut because of tiny pay rise and if Barry wants to do the same fair play to him I say. Thats life!
iomvilla
SO all you guys have never took a different job for a little pay rise? I have approximately every three years sometimes jut because of tiny pay rise and if Barry wants to do the same fair play to him I say. Thats life!
iomvilla
no where near the same thing iomvilla. Everyone hates their ******** jobs. Barry plays football for a living, for a club. We work *****ty jobs for the man because we have to, he plays because he wants to.
los_angeles_villan
no where near the same thing iomvilla. Everyone hates their ******** jobs. Barry plays football for a living, for a club. We work *****ty jobs for the man because we have to, he plays because he wants to.
los_angeles_villan
I think villa have offered him a HUGE payrise to stay iomvilla, so that sort of puts a hole in your argument mate.
jonah
I think villa have offered him a HUGE payrise to stay iomvilla, so that sort of puts a hole in your argument mate.
jonah
This is not about GB, its about your beloved MON making a mountain of a molehill by going public every 2 minutes and pointing accusing figures at others for creating the publicity. It appear clear that no leak happened for 20 days, it only happened when MON got his hands on the offer fax, Interesting strategy. I really hope Rafa leaves MON with an unhappy player as he will never be worth 15m let alone the fantasy of 20m. Please Rafa leave MON with his precious captain and lets get on with recruiting for other positions. By the end of August MON may or may not see sense, but either way, let him be the author of his own drama and lets get out of this stupid comedy. Maybe MON will then stop going to the press every two minutes.
el ahmer
This is not about GB, its about your beloved MON making a mountain of a molehill by going public every 2 minutes and pointing accusing figures at others for creating the publicity. It appear clear that no leak happened for 20 days, it only happened when MON got his hands on the offer fax, Interesting strategy. I really hope Rafa leaves MON with an unhappy player as he will never be worth 15m let alone the fantasy of 20m. Please Rafa leave MON with his precious captain and lets get on with recruiting for other positions. By the end of August MON may or may not see sense, but either way, let him be the author of his own drama and lets get out of this stupid comedy. Maybe MON will then stop going to the press every two minutes.
el ahmer
'MON lost our skipper' You really are a tool Fear. Id actually say MON kept our skipper for another 2 seasons and in turn has earnt the club 18M for building a squad with his players. Remember under our last owner he would have been shipped out for 5M. Liverpool can offer him CL with a massive pay day simple as that. FFS move on and remember the players we will be signing will all be in a similar position to Barry wanted more money and to further their chance of winning silverware.
tarzansbrother
'MON lost our skipper' You really are a tool Fear. Id actually say MON kept our skipper for another 2 seasons and in turn has earnt the club 18M for building a squad with his players. Remember under our last owner he would have been shipped out for 5M. Liverpool can offer him CL with a massive pay day simple as that. FFS move on and remember the players we will be signing will all be in a similar position to Barry wanted more money and to further their chance of winning silverware.
tarzansbrother
el ahmer. Good, tell your little fat spaniard to ***** off and tap up another team's player then.
jonah
el ahmer. Good, tell your little fat spaniard to ***** off and tap up another team's player then.
jonah
el ahmer, you lot wouldn't know a good player if you saw one. You are gonna pay 20mil for Masch and all he does is tackle and foul. Give us MON any day over that rotation king who doesn't even know who is his best team is.
Villan444
el ahmer, you lot wouldn't know a good player if you saw one. You are gonna pay 20mil for Masch and all he does is tackle and foul. Give us MON any day over that rotation king who doesn't even know who is his best team is.
Villan444
haha i LIKE that comment hahahahahaha
industrial_musical
haha i LIKE that comment hahahahahaha
industrial_musical
Just been listening to talksport, Alan brazil has been told by a source who is reportedly very high up at the poo. he told him that they couldn't even compete with Arsenal for ramsey, Gillette and Wicks don't even talk to each other anymore, their new stadium plans have been shelved and that they are broke. Meanwhile redscouse fans believe that David Villa wants to join them haha, they can't afford 5mil for Ramsey how the hell will thy find 50mil for Villa? Scolari will buy Villa and Torres for Chelsea.
jonah
Just been listening to talksport, Alan brazil has been told by a source who is reportedly very high up at the poo. he told him that they couldn't even compete with Arsenal for ramsey, Gillette and Wicks don't even talk to each other anymore, their new stadium plans have been shelved and that they are broke. Meanwhile redscouse fans believe that David Villa wants to join them haha, they can't afford 5mil for Ramsey how the hell will thy find 50mil for Villa? Scolari will buy Villa and Torres for Chelsea.
jonah
what I always expect from you tarzansbrother, if you don't agree with someones point of view, you have to resort to name calling. How very bright.
The Fear
what I always expect from you tarzansbrother, if you don't agree with someones point of view, you have to resort to name calling. How very bright.
The Fear
Touchy, hardly the worst insult in the world. What bugs me is in effect your blaming MON for Barry leaving. He worked a wonder getting Barry to sign a new deal and made him a better player in the 2 years working with him. There is also the small fact Villa will make 13M more than when MON arrived.
tarzansbrother
Touchy, hardly the worst insult in the world. What bugs me is in effect your blaming MON for Barry leaving. He worked a wonder getting Barry to sign a new deal and made him a better player in the 2 years working with him. There is also the small fact Villa will make 13M more than when MON arrived.
tarzansbrother
'Remember the players we will be signing'... now there's a statement to mull over, in fact it all sounds like a done deal to me.
Hoss The Villain
'Remember the players we will be signing'... now there's a statement to mull over, in fact it all sounds like a done deal to me.
Hoss The Villain
Why on earth do these tw ats keep talking about Liverpool offering a massive pay day etc? Like he's gonna get more money there or something. In case you didn't realize, LIVERPOOL ARE SKINT! Villa have offered him about 80k a week. He would be taking a drop in wages to leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope that cleared that up. And as for fickle, we're not fickle -we just don't like him. Shame Liverpool don't want Barry, coz neither do we.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Why on earth do these tw ats keep talking about Liverpool offering a massive pay day etc? Like he's gonna get more money there or something. In case you didn't realize, LIVERPOOL ARE SKINT! Villa have offered him about 80k a week. He would be taking a drop in wages to leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope that cleared that up. And as for fickle, we're not fickle -we just don't like him. Shame Liverpool don't want Barry, coz neither do we.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Villan of the North - Had it been MANURE, ARSE or Chelski i don't think ppl would be as upset. However, Liverpool stand between us and 4th so to say that he wants out of our club to join them given the mess they're in is what has annoyed me. It's not like he's trading us in for a team at the very top echelons of World football. He wants to join a close rival who we are trying to become better than over the next few seasons. After 10 years of service he has asked to be allowed to move to the one club that most of us would least want him to join(except small heath). Doesn't that grate with you even slightly? I think calling ppl fecking idiots(which you did apologise for) is a little strong mate. As I said, if it was a club on the continent or one of the big 3 then we'd be more understanding. But asking to go to Liverpool is a complete betrayal
UTV
Villan of the North - Had it been MANURE, ARSE or Chelski i don't think ppl would be as upset. However, Liverpool stand between us and 4th so to say that he wants out of our club to join them given the mess they're in is what has annoyed me. It's not like he's trading us in for a team at the very top echelons of World football. He wants to join a close rival who we are trying to become better than over the next few seasons. After 10 years of service he has asked to be allowed to move to the one club that most of us would least want him to join(except small heath). Doesn't that grate with you even slightly? I think calling ppl fecking idiots(which you did apologise for) is a little strong mate. As I said, if it was a club on the continent or one of the big 3 then we'd be more understanding. But asking to go to Liverpool is a complete betrayal
UTV
Fear, good post further up the page mate. EVERYONE was expecting signings in the last few windows which didn't materialise. If MON corrects that mistake this summer then i'm sure we'll all perk up and move on. As it stands, i'm still angry about it and very concerned at the risks that were taken last season with squad size. Very reckless behaviour. Lets hope than any new arrivals have at least a few weeks before our InterToto campaign starts to settle in
UTV
Fear, good post further up the page mate. EVERYONE was expecting signings in the last few windows which didn't materialise. If MON corrects that mistake this summer then i'm sure we'll all perk up and move on. As it stands, i'm still angry about it and very concerned at the risks that were taken last season with squad size. Very reckless behaviour. Lets hope than any new arrivals have at least a few weeks before our InterToto campaign starts to settle in
UTV
Yes, COMPLETE BETRAYAL. Not sure about the Small Heath bit though. The way i'm feeling at the moment i'd rather give him to the dark side of Brum for free than sell him to Liverpool at any price.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Yes, COMPLETE BETRAYAL. Not sure about the Small Heath bit though. The way i'm feeling at the moment i'd rather give him to the dark side of Brum for free than sell him to Liverpool at any price.
Villan-in-Cyprus
To be fair to MON he was never the one who mentioned world class signings, he was always cagey about what was on the cards... It was the board who mentioned the signings but they're not the ones who choose the players. Who knows what went wrong, it's obvious players were approached and prices either escalated or the players wouldn't join. Be interesting to know what really has been done behind the scenes.
johnnyuk
To be fair to MON he was never the one who mentioned world class signings, he was always cagey about what was on the cards... It was the board who mentioned the signings but they're not the ones who choose the players. Who knows what went wrong, it's obvious players were approached and prices either escalated or the players wouldn't join. Be interesting to know what really has been done behind the scenes.
johnnyuk
Well I think some of you need to do some growing up and try thinking about players as people not pawn in you FM games.
Villan Of The North
Well I think some of you need to do some growing up and try thinking about players as people not pawn in you FM games.
Villan Of The North
I would love him at Liverpool, but anything above 14 mil is absurd, England captain or not.
Chris 88
I would love him at Liverpool, but anything above 14 mil is absurd, England captain or not.
Chris 88
Couldn't be any further from being touchy if I tried, but your trait is, if the posters don't agree with your opinion (or is that the ONLY opinion?) to call them something petty. Barry was quoted last year about his excitement of new players coming in, the lack of action has to be a major factor in him wanting to move as they didn't transpire. Just my opinion. Barry worked hard himself, always has, he hasn't magically become a good player because of MON although MON has settled him more into one position and that has been a help. I don't really care how much more we'll make on him, I want top players coming in to Villa, not leaving..... you spanner! ;o)
The Fear
Couldn't be any further from being touchy if I tried, but your trait is, if the posters don't agree with your opinion (or is that the ONLY opinion?) to call them something petty. Barry was quoted last year about his excitement of new players coming in, the lack of action has to be a major factor in him wanting to move as they didn't transpire. Just my opinion. Barry worked hard himself, always has, he hasn't magically become a good player because of MON although MON has settled him more into one position and that has been a help. I don't really care how much more we'll make on him, I want top players coming in to Villa, not leaving..... you spanner! ;o)
The Fear
Mybe the Liverpool fans are just a bit miffed that Aston Villa aren't giving him away for what they wanted to pay. Make them pay full whack Villa!!
dazza71
Mybe the Liverpool fans are just a bit miffed that Aston Villa aren't giving him away for what they wanted to pay. Make them pay full whack Villa!!
dazza71
Yeah we're all looking forward to seeing Aston Villa take 4th spot next season, maybe even knocking Arsenal off third because from where we're all standing, Aston Villa are a real force to be reckoned with and after winning the league the season after including the European and FA cups, they will go into Randy Lurcher's planned fifth year and win the World cup, The Davis cup, Wimbledon and The X Factor
Rushback
Yeah we're all looking forward to seeing Aston Villa take 4th spot next season, maybe even knocking Arsenal off third because from where we're all standing, Aston Villa are a real force to be reckoned with and after winning the league the season after including the European and FA cups, they will go into Randy Lurcher's planned fifth year and win the World cup, The Davis cup, Wimbledon and The X Factor
Rushback
That's the spirit Rushback
UTV
That's the spirit Rushback
UTV
Villan of the North. You're way off base. Our club captain, Mr. Aston Villa, our prized player, has done everything within his power (aside from an official transfer request) to engineer a move to a club that we are in direct competition with. It is my understanding that an official transfer request will mean he has to forfeit his loyalty bonus believed to be 7 figures. I'm sure that if there was no bonus to lose he would have handed in a transfer request already and probably will do if this saga drags on much more. Add to that the deplorable manner that Liverpool have handled this situation and it seems that calling us turncoats and telling us to grow up is a little unfair. Furthermore, from you comments calling us all fecking idiots i think it's you that needs to grow up. Liverpool are not a side guaranteed CL football. They have to fight tooth and nail for it every season and don't forget they finished 5th a few season back!! GB will not be guaranteed a starting place in their crowded midfield. If he was leaving for Manure or Chelski we would all be far more receptive to his actions. They are major clubs who are guaranteed their place in the CL without having to requalify for it at the start of each season and we are not realistically looking to go past them in the league over the next few years(yet.......)
UTV
Villan of the North. You're way off base. Our club captain, Mr. Aston Villa, our prized player, has done everything within his power (aside from an official transfer request) to engineer a move to a club that we are in direct competition with. It is my understanding that an official transfer request will mean he has to forfeit his loyalty bonus believed to be 7 figures. I'm sure that if there was no bonus to lose he would have handed in a transfer request already and probably will do if this saga drags on much more. Add to that the deplorable manner that Liverpool have handled this situation and it seems that calling us turncoats and telling us to grow up is a little unfair. Furthermore, from you comments calling us all fecking idiots i think it's you that needs to grow up. Liverpool are not a side guaranteed CL football. They have to fight tooth and nail for it every season and don't forget they finished 5th a few season back!! GB will not be guaranteed a starting place in their crowded midfield. If he was leaving for Manure or Chelski we would all be far more receptive to his actions. They are major clubs who are guaranteed their place in the CL without having to requalify for it at the start of each season and we are not realistically looking to go past them in the league over the next few years(yet.......)
UTV
Crouch 12m Alonso 16m how come it's OK for liverpoo to ask for silly money for two subs and they reckon Barry, who is keeping lampard out of the England's eleven is not worth 18m.
chris the villan
Crouch 12m Alonso 16m how come it's OK for liverpoo to ask for silly money for two subs and they reckon Barry, who is keeping lampard out of the England's eleven is not worth 18m.
chris the villan
Mr Furry you still havnt given any credit to MON getting Barry to sign a new deal. IMO(The only one that counts) some times selling a player for big money enables a club to not only use their summer budget but also push the boat out and buy 2 or 3 better quality players, I think this will be the case with Barry.
tarzansbrother
Mr Furry you still havnt given any credit to MON getting Barry to sign a new deal. IMO(The only one that counts) some times selling a player for big money enables a club to not only use their summer budget but also push the boat out and buy 2 or 3 better quality players, I think this will be the case with Barry.
tarzansbrother
I hope you're right tarzansbrother. Perhaps replacing Barry with a more dynamic Attacking Midfielder with flair is just what our side needs
UTV
I hope you're right tarzansbrother. Perhaps replacing Barry with a more dynamic Attacking Midfielder with flair is just what our side needs
UTV
I think we should all take heart from rushbacks comment of how we will win every tournament, football and non-football! LOL
industrial_musical
I think we should all take heart from rushbacks comment of how we will win every tournament, football and non-football! LOL
industrial_musical
I agree with Rushback.
Villan-in-Cyprus
I agree with Rushback.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Jonah, would love to tell Rafa to leave GB where he, even if youll be left with a former captain without his testimonial and you lot welcoming him on to the pitch ever y home game. Villan444, we at the KOP bow to your superior knowledge of all things MON. Id agree your man is a good manager, though this last spat has reduced my respect for the man. Your opinion of Rafa tho makes you out for a genius.
el ahmer
Jonah, would love to tell Rafa to leave GB where he, even if youll be left with a former captain without his testimonial and you lot welcoming him on to the pitch ever y home game. Villan444, we at the KOP bow to your superior knowledge of all things MON. Id agree your man is a good manager, though this last spat has reduced my respect for the man. Your opinion of Rafa tho makes you out for a genius.
el ahmer
MON hasn't created anything out of this situation, it isLiverpool who have created this distateful scenario by tapping up, whether legally or illegally, Barry. Barry has behaved impeccably, he would be stupid not to considera move to a champions league team, and the loyalty he has shown Villa for more than 10 years has been second to none. I hope he stays because i truly believe that his future lies more securely with Villa than it ever would at Liverpool.
romanianvillain
MON hasn't created anything out of this situation, it isLiverpool who have created this distateful scenario by tapping up, whether legally or illegally, Barry. Barry has behaved impeccably, he would be stupid not to considera move to a champions league team, and the loyalty he has shown Villa for more than 10 years has been second to none. I hope he stays because i truly believe that his future lies more securely with Villa than it ever would at Liverpool.
romanianvillain
Interesting that the scousers dont rate him. If/when he does move to Anfield, looks like Gareth will be up against it from the get-go.
glensider
Interesting that the scousers dont rate him. If/when he does move to Anfield, looks like Gareth will be up against it from the get-go.
glensider
If he plays for us in the Inter-Toto, would that exclude him from Champions League football if he should move?
glensider
If he plays for us in the Inter-Toto, would that exclude him from Champions League football if he should move?
glensider
 

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