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Platt You Pratt

David Platt has stood by his belief that Gareth Barry needs to move to a 'big club' to further his career, much like Michael Carrick???

Martin O'Neill has described his missives as 'worthless' which probably gives them too much respect to be honest.

Speaking some gobbledegook to somebody, but I've taken these quotes from IC Brum, David Platt former Villa hero mumbled:

'Michael Carrick needed to leave and join a big club because it puts bigger demands on you and it is the same with Gareth Barry.

'It's not necessarily the people within the club but just the level you are playing at and what you are playing for.

'I've always said that Michael Carrick was like a Rolls Royce. He needed to put his foot down and have to run to show what it could do - and I'd say the same with Gareth.

'At the moment he can walk into the Aston Villa team. He is guaranteed a place.

'At Liverpool there will be a massive amount of pressure next year. There will be more demands of him at Liverpool than there would be at Villa and he needs to go to reach that level.'

Now although I agree with the last sentance, Barry is a guaranteed starter but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will relax, become complacent and any implication that he will actually does him a disservice.

The rest though, yes because Michael Carrick has really set the world alight since leaving Spurs hasn't he. Do me a favour.

Carrick has done well, but quite frankly he'd have probably done better staying at Spurs where he could have made a difference.

Or of course the attitude thesedays must be move to a club that you know will stand a chance of being immediately successful even if you sit on the bench, rather than actually make a difference.

And that is all it boils down to, will Liverpool likely finish above us next season? Yes we are out to consolidate this season and maybe take 5th place. Barry can either be a part of helping that happen and earn his money, or he can go to Liverpool, warm the bench, be in the Champions League for a couple of games and maybe pick up a medal a season or two sooner than he would if he stayed.

But will he have earnt it specifically, nope, no more than Carrick to be honest. No more than Yorke did when he went to Man U and no more than other players who take the easy route.

It's easy to grow your cabinet collection by taking the easy option, I'd suspect it's far more rewarding and makes a better story for your grandkids knowing you played a major part in winning it though.

Barry may well be off, it's almost guaranteed, but quite why David Platt, like Patrik The Gob feel the need to comment is something I'll never understand.

It's disrespectful, unnecessary and rather than meaning anything just ruins the reputation of the speaker. Sadly Platt has just done that amongst the Villa faithful, and for what, 15 seconds of fame again?

The best thing Platt said:

'Martin O'Neill knows more about the Gareth Barry situation than me.'

That should've been all he needed to know to keep quiet and not look an idiot.

The stupidest thing about it all, when Platt moved on to win medals and further his career - he was an almost perfect gentleman about it.

Why blow it now.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday June 23 2008
Time: 3:13PM

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IC Brum talking to the Un-employed what ever next. I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion just because we dont agree with it dont make the person voicing it a knobhead. I just wish the knbheads would keep it stum.
col8
23/06/2008 15:21:00
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IC Brum talking to the Un-employed what ever next. I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion just because we dont agree with it dont make the person voicing it a knobhead. I just wish the knbheads would keep it stum.
col8
23/06/2008 15:21:00
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DICK.
industrial_musical
23/06/2008 15:33:00
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DICK.
industrial_musical
23/06/2008 15:33:00
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Tis a shame really, Platty was one of my boyhood heros. You can't take someone with a baked bean for a head seriously can you??!
astonguerilla
23/06/2008 15:38:00
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Tis a shame really, Platty was one of my boyhood heros. You can't take someone with a baked bean for a head seriously can you??!
astonguerilla
23/06/2008 15:38:00
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Typical sour grapes from the new-found whingers of the Premier League - hardly suprising by the way your manager acts on BBC. "Michael Carrick has really set the world alight since leaving Spurs hasn't he. Do me a favour". Ok mate, ill do you a favour...in the two years since Carrick joined us he has played a pivotral part in wrestling the league away from the dominace of Chelsea, and retaionign it again this season. In addtion he helped us to lift th emost coverted prize in european club football, the champiuosn league, not to mention playing an instumental part in our run to the FA cup final in 2007. He has been our foremost moidfielder in those two years, with his perfomances on the field forcing the best ever midfielder to ever grace the prmier league scholes, hargreaveves, and the incredibly-gifted anderson fight for a place alongside him. he has won 3 things in his 2 years at our club.....3 things more than he won at WHL. I have respect for the way your club plays football, but the utter bile you spread out on this site is nothing short of embarrasing. YOU ARE NOT A TOP 4 CLUB, and therfore cant realistically compete against them. fair enough you may get the odd win here and ther against the big boys, but not even you can realistically think you can compete over a 38 week season with the top 4....even liverpool. i dont rate barry highly at all, and i think capello has made a right pigs ear of making barry seem the player he never has and never will be, however for once i am going to side on the favour of liverpool and say that a move away from villa is the best thing for him. if he has any serious ambition to win things he must leave now, whilst peaopel are still blinded to his false-promise, otherwise he will get found out for what he really is - a average, consistent midfielder with the odd flash of magic....nothing more, nothing less. rant over.
united4life
23/06/2008 15:39:00
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Typical sour grapes from the new-found whingers of the Premier League - hardly suprising by the way your manager acts on BBC. "Michael Carrick has really set the world alight since leaving Spurs hasn't he. Do me a favour". Ok mate, ill do you a favour...in the two years since Carrick joined us he has played a pivotral part in wrestling the league away from the dominace of Chelsea, and retaionign it again this season. In addtion he helped us to lift th emost coverted prize in european club football, the champiuosn league, not to mention playing an instumental part in our run to the FA cup final in 2007. He has been our foremost moidfielder in those two years, with his perfomances on the field forcing the best ever midfielder to ever grace the prmier league scholes, hargreaveves, and the incredibly-gifted anderson fight for a place alongside him. he has won 3 things in his 2 years at our club.....3 things more than he won at WHL. I have respect for the way your club plays football, but the utter bile you spread out on this site is nothing short of embarrasing. YOU ARE NOT A TOP 4 CLUB, and therfore cant realistically compete against them. fair enough you may get the odd win here and ther against the big boys, but not even you can realistically think you can compete over a 38 week season with the top 4....even liverpool. i dont rate barry highly at all, and i think capello has made a right pigs ear of making barry seem the player he never has and never will be, however for once i am going to side on the favour of liverpool and say that a move away from villa is the best thing for him. if he has any serious ambition to win things he must leave now, whilst peaopel are still blinded to his false-promise, otherwise he will get found out for what he really is - a average, consistent midfielder with the odd flash of magic....nothing more, nothing less. rant over.
united4life
23/06/2008 15:39:00
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"Carrick would have done better staying at Spurs"? I'm sorry mate but I couldn't read anymore of your article after that statement.It may have passed your attention but United(with Carrick playing regular) have just won the European cup and Premier League.
SweetLeftFoot
23/06/2008 15:41:00
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"Carrick would have done better staying at Spurs"? I'm sorry mate but I couldn't read anymore of your article after that statement.It may have passed your attention but United(with Carrick playing regular) have just won the European cup and Premier League.
SweetLeftFoot
23/06/2008 15:41:00
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