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O'Neill Admits He Might Play Gareth Barry

O'Neill Admits He Might Play Gareth Barry

Good grief, it really is a slow news day, not even any decent press links! The papers are full of the reports from over the weekend that Villa are set to make an audacious bid for Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole.

Other than that, the only other snippet is Martin O'Neill admitting that he might well bring the Gareth Barry saga to an end by using him in the Uefa Cup game this Thursday.

Obviously if Barry does play in the UEFA Cup qualifier against FH Hafnarfjordur he will then be cup tied and unable to feature for Liverpool or any other club for that matter in the Champions League.

The Villa manager told the official site: 'He's our player and though things could change, if Gareth is still our player on Wednesday morning, he's as good a chance of climbing on the bus as anybody.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 11 2008
Time: 4:22PM

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We pay his wages so he plays. Simple as.
Villan444
11/08/2008 16:37:00
0
Quite right 444
jonah
11/08/2008 16:42:00
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If he plays, I reckon that's the end of this sorry saga! Well at least until Jan anyway! Lets hope we have signed some quality and are above Liverpool in the league by then!
In MON we trust!
11/08/2008 16:46:00
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anyone notice that the No.8 & No.12 shirts are not filled? is this a clue?
KSarge1
11/08/2008 16:50:00
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damn right, play him MON!!
romanianvillain
11/08/2008 17:00:00
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MON is great, I think the way he has handled the whole saga has been brilliant. I hope GB plays & stays.
Mutley73
11/08/2008 17:20:00
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He is available and should be selected. The only time it will become an issue is if he refuses to play. If that is the case we simply withold his wages. Unfortunately if you and I did that we would be sacked but in the day and age of the overpayed and spoilt modern footballer, this is not a viable option.
voiceoftheholte
11/08/2008 17:26:00
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bring him on for 30 seconds at the end of the game, just to rub it in benitez's face!
ric112
11/08/2008 17:30:00
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I noticed number 8 on being filled and wondered the same...another midfielder is on the cards surely...especially with the current rumours going round.
Villa4Europe
11/08/2008 17:33:00
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liverpool have effectively said they don't rate him , because they wont stump the cash up for him , he is still under contract and if required to play , he has to play ! If he refuses to play though we are in a tough tough situation , his value plummets and he would be flogged off by martin as quick as you like and we would be the only losers.
nick1
11/08/2008 17:35:00
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