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Gareth Barry - Heartbeat Of Villa

Gareth Barry - Heartbeat Of Villa

Martin O'Neill has spoken about how pivotal Villa captain Gareth Barry is comparing him to Chelsea's (Fat) Frank Lampard and Liverpool's (disappears for half a game) Steven Gerrard. Pah, ours is much better, he gives 100% game in and game out!

O'Neill told 'There were some big performances. I thought there were a number of great performances, but Gareth Barry was absolutely outstanding. I know he could play a number of positions, and I'm talking big now, but his performance on Saturday was up with those boys who play or England. It was up with Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard - it was that special.'

'He's the heartbeat of this football club. Heartbeat is the operative word - he's got fantastic heart, but he's got great ability and that showed on Saturday. I just thought it was an immense performance.'

And to think the Spurs fans keep harping on about signing him in the summer. HA, get real, Barry will be going nowhere, maybe we could send them Djemba Djemba instead!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday May 8 2007
Time: 3:46PM


GB has been the stalwart of the entire season - even through the rough patch in the middle. He must be up for the forthcoming England squad. I heard that Steve McClaren was at VP on Saturday. Can anyone confirm or deny this? It would be two Villa games on the trot as he was at Eastlands the week before. Maybe I have got the wrong end of this but this is coincidental with MON publicly stating that a full England call up for Gabby was a bad idea in the short term.
08/05/2007 15:55:00
Barry is awesome, as good as f***** and stevieg. Barry would put far more in than they do for england.
08/05/2007 16:10:00
I also think he kept us up last season, without him we'd have been sunk, I'm sure of it!
The Fear
08/05/2007 16:20:00
Mcclaren was at the game, still not sure why he wont pick him for England. He has to be one of the top 4 english midfielders in terms of goals, assists and allround brilliance this he's LEFT FOOTED.
08/05/2007 17:01:00
"Gareth Barry - Heartbeat Of Villa". Until he joins Spurs in the summer that is ;)
08/05/2007 17:05:00
Don't respond gentlemen - he is like a small child trying to seek attention. We all know that Totenham are in decline and we are on the up. Can't wait til we get CL ahead of them. They they will be so upset. Wonder who they will blame? Jol? Defoe? Gardner? Ghaly? Having no Left Winger? Seems they are always blaming something or someone for underperforming. Berbatov for ManU I say.
08/05/2007 17:14:00
A great palyer agreed, but Stevie G is truly exceptional. Not on the same planet. Better than Fat Frank though.
08/05/2007 17:18:00
"Spurs are in decline". Would you like to elaborate on that please. Europe two seasons running and good cup runs this season would suggest that we are a club on the up. Would you care to tell me when Villa last got anywhere near the quarter finals of the UEFA cup? And unlike Villa, Spurs do not need the money from being taken over. We gain our money by ticket sales, T.V rights, doing well in the league, worldwide fan base etc etc. Villa can only hope that a man that knows nothing about football (Mr Lerner) can provide them with the money to attract "top class" players, as you put it.
08/05/2007 17:23:00
Do you know what we should do - buy every young English player available and then try them all one by one in the team till we find a good one. Then try and ofload the rest over the next 5 years while we pay their wages. Oh no, somebody beat us to it!!!
08/05/2007 17:32:00
Barry is a Legend and at 25 is coming into his prime - Remember Lampard and Gerrard really took off at 25 so here's hoping. Fans Player of the year again ?
08/05/2007 17:41:00
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