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Gareth Barry 4th In Top 100 List

Gareth Barry 4th In Top 100 List

Actim have confirmed what most Villa fans know, Gareth Barry is a top quality player as he makes number four in the Actim player rankings top 100 for 2006/07.

Actim Player Rankings 2006/07 - Top 100

1 Didier Drogba Chelsea 493
2 Frank Lampard Chelsea 473
3 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 466
4 Gareth Barry Aston Villa 441
5 Wayne Rooney Manchester United 417
6 Steve Finnan Liverpool 406
7 El-Hadji Diouf Bolton Wanderers 395
8 Mikel Arteta Everton 392
9 Gary Neville Manchester United 385
10 Rio Ferdinand Manchester United 383

Sent in by Michael Bakewell.

Steve McClaren, can you see Phillip Neville anywhere in the top ten? Can you see a Villa player recently put in your squad at Number 4?

You are on £2.5million a year, put two and two together and you might know what to do next match.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday February 14 2007
Time: 4:44PM


To be totally honest here, all this "Barry for England" stuff is all well and good, and very loyal, etc, etc. But how many players have ever established themselves as regular England players at his age in the last 10 years? Any? And keepers don't count!
14/02/2007 16:48:00
it isn't the not establishing himself that is the problem, it is a quality left sided player not getting a chance to establish himself when we are screaming out for quality in that area that gets to me!
The Fear
14/02/2007 16:53:00
I firmly believe the next England manager to be successful with the current crop of players has to do two things and two things only: 1. Have the balls to pick a left midfielder in every squad i.e. Barry, and have the balls to keep playing him there. 2. Drop Fatty Lampard and put Gerrard, who is a far supierior player technically than Lamps will ever be, in with a proper holding player - take a bow Owen Hargreaves, Ledley King, or Parker. Maybe that is three things looking at it, but who cares, answer these questions McClaren and I think you will get the support you need, from fans and media alike. I can see along with the other 60 million english fans out there what needs to be done, why cant you?
14/02/2007 17:09:00
Fear - what I'm saying is that I can't see a player who turns 26 in a few days and isn't established (though that's not his fault) ever being given the chance to become established. In the past 10 years, players are regulars by the age of 23 or not at all and I can't see that changing.
14/02/2007 18:48:00
McClaren could not see Barrys tallent if it landed on his head, all the time he keeps putting his blind faith in players he was involved with as a coach at Manyoo or poor manager at Villaboro decent players like Barry just as well hang their ar5es out of woolworths window.
14/02/2007 18:58:00
I can't believe that Sorensen is recieving more votes that Rimmer! What kind has neandathals are voting?
14/02/2007 20:07:00
Put Micah Richards at left back and Barry at left Mid and the the left side is sorted. Gerrard in the middle with Hargreaves and Lennon on the right and cloe at right back. Bent and Rooney up front and terry and ferdinand at the back. Drop Robinson as he is very sus at the mo
14/02/2007 20:12:00
Steve64k - "spot-on" with both of comments. But we'll never see it under McClaren - Big Sam's the only one out there, except for MON that would have the "b*lls" to start with Lampard and Joe Cole as subs. and Barry at left-midfield.
14/02/2007 21:39:00
Steve64k- Jimmy Rimmer got Villa to the european cup final only to come off after a few minutes. During that run and indeed season, he never once flapped at a cross or let the ball slip under his body or through his hands. JR was a1, TS is ok most of the time but not in the same bracket. Perhaps it is the younger ones voting for TS. UTV.
14/02/2007 21:53:00
Gareth's number one on my list. Worth his weight in gold.
15/02/2007 05:51:00
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