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Gareth Barry Happy At Villa

Gareth Barry Happy At Villa

Gareth Barry has told The Mirror that he has put the summer transfer saga to Liverpool behind him.

Rafa Benitez made a very public pursuit of the player during the summer, and after Barry spoke of his desire to leave the Villa, Martin O'Neill stripped him of the captaincy, suspended him for two weeks and even fined him.

But Barry has revealed that is happy at the club and wants to push on at Villa.

'The Liverpool thing seems a few years ago now, me and the manager are both professional people who want the best for Villa and my relationship with the manager is very good.'

'It can go through your head what others have done to get away from a club, but that was just not the reputation I would have wanted. Now I have got the armband back and everyone knows I enjoy captaining Villa.'

'It can raise your game but I know Martin Laursen is still the club captain and if we win a trophy this season, that will be more than enough for me.'

Speaking about Wednesday's FA Cup game against Doncaster Rovers, he added 'The FA Cup is probably our best chance of silverware this season'.

All is forgiven Gareth, now win us some silverware and break Charlie Aitken's appearances record!!!!




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Writer:Dan Jones
Date:Tuesday February 3 2009
Time: 9:58AM

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A combination of realising we're not so bad, and, mostly in my opinion, realising he's dodged a bullet by not joining Rafa.
murph
03/02/2009 10:01:00
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He owes MON one for sticking by him. LOL @ Robbie Keane. Its repayment time GB.
Villan444
03/02/2009 10:22:00
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We should all be very happy that Rafa messed up and blew £20 million on a goalscorer who dodn't score and was gone in 6 months instead of investing it wisely.
pongo wearing
03/02/2009 10:32:00
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I hope you have watched what has happened to R Kean Gareth and realised how lucky you are that could have been you. By staying with us you can play a part in modern football history and break up the so called Big 4 proper real achievements that no money can buy and not many people can say they have done you staying has been of massive importance to us now go and make your shelf that Villa legend you are destined to be.
B6_COMPANY
03/02/2009 10:38:00
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We should have sold him for £20m in the summer and bought him back for £12m this January... Mind you which Club would be stupid enough to allow that sort of thing to happen... can I have the bill please senor!
Hoss The Villain
03/02/2009 10:51:00
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Must still grate that he wanted to come eh?
KB1
03/02/2009 11:11:00
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Not as much as it must grate you that Barry decided to stay eh!
Hoss The Villain
03/02/2009 11:26:00
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Yeah, we are all devastated we have Alonso. Besides, he didn't decide to stay, he had no choice as your manager wouldn't sell him. His actual quotes? That he wanted to come of course.
KB1
03/02/2009 11:35:00
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You must be devastated to have Alonso bearing in mind the great Spanish man wanted to sell him but then couldn't. All things considered though we are happy at not being a selling Club.
Hoss The Villain
03/02/2009 11:44:00
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HAHAHAHAHA Liverpool.... egg on face time.
industrial_musical
03/02/2009 11:53:00
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