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The Barry We Know Is Back

The Barry We Know Is Back

After summer fumbles over Liverpool, an agent who can't keep his mouth shut in the press - well we all know the story. Barry is making amends.

Speaking to the press Barry has admitted that he may not have an England career had it not been for Martin O'Neill. A statement that has been long overdue given the summer.

Quoted on the Birmingham Post, Barry said:

"Martin O`Neill deserves a lot of credit. My call-up under then England manager Steve McClaren coincided with O`Neill playing me in centre midfield which I always felt was my best position.

"If you put the two together, they are the two big factors in why maybe I`m being talked about as an international player now.

"When you burst on to the scene at such a young age, a lot is expected of you. Then there was a massive gap really. I had a couple of caps here and there without really forcing myself in. The big four years without an appearance for England was a big setback for myself. I am just glad my international career is up and running again.

"Steve McClaren gave me the chance and I am happy to feature under Mr Capello now as well. It`s been a stop-start over the years but I`m relishing the opportunities at the moment.

"Was I surprised to make a comeback? Being out of the international scene for four years is a long time. You are hoping but to suddenly find yourself back in the team and feature in ten games in a row is massive transformation."

A massive transformation and all under the reign of Martin O'Neill.

Says it all doesn't it.




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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday September 5 2008
Time: 3:40PM

Comments

0
Wow nice words, prefer him to sign a new deal though.
young_jonah
05/09/2008 15:50:00
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Did I miss the "I'm sorry for being a scumbag part"?.
Villan-in-Cyprus
05/09/2008 15:53:00
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Ok so we finaly hear Barry say something positive about MoN (most likely to keep himself in the first team) but we shouldnt forget that while MoN was the key to Barry call up, it is just as much down to Barry with his profesional attitude on the pitch, good solid performances and when called upon by his country never gave anything less than a world class performance. Well done Barry, but what about a few words regarding the fans that you were letting down?
Astonian Villan
05/09/2008 16:09:00
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Exactly.
Villan-in-Cyprus
05/09/2008 16:19:00
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Seems a bit dim to me, suppose all football players are. Endured his cliche ridden press conference. Glad he's still at Villa though,.
krisvilla
05/09/2008 17:07:00
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One day he will look back at this sorry part of his Villa career and wish to god he had not listened to Gerrards tale from the red mist. He is a Villa player through and through surely the high esteem the Villa supporters held him in should have been enough to ensure he wants to stay till the end of his career. OK well at least until Christmas.
col8
05/09/2008 21:21:00
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He will end up signing a new contract like gerrard did after his transfer to chelsea had passed him by and now he is the man again over in red scouse land,I even remember someone burning a gerrard shirt on telly.At Barrys age the chance for a "big" move away for him was this summer and it has passed.Good for us.We all make mistakes in life,He didn`t kill anyone so i am willing to forgive and forget.
lerneravfc
05/09/2008 23:08:00
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Well said Col, sums up my thoughts to a T
TuBBz
05/09/2008 23:41:00
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It'll be intersting to see if this rumoured new contract comes up at the end of the season - got to say I'm really glad it didn't get handed to him straight away, it would have sent out the wrong message to the rest of the squad I think. I hope you're right and he does stay Lerner, he can be a legend yet.
Mayo_12
06/09/2008 10:39:00
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at the end of the day if the scousers had come up with the cash, he would have run off to liverpool and never looked back. gerrard could have moved to chelsea, they had the cash, but was his own decision to stay. i am not accepting his (feeble) attempts to make amends considering the ovation he got when playin in the odense then publicly saying he STILL wants to leave. good on you MON not to hand the captains armband back to him, he has proven his heart lies elsewhere.
cat_shafton
06/09/2008 22:15:00
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