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Villa To Play Tough With Gareth Barry?

Villa To Play Tough With Gareth Barry?

Villa to play tough over Gareth Barry? Well, yes according to a report in The Sun today by Janine Self.

According to her report Villa boss Martin O'Neill and the club are happy (well, not happy but you get the drift) to lose the chance of around £9million in transfer fees and allow the Villa Captain to leave for a free the following summer instead of selling him to a rival Premiership Club.

The paper says he has three choices 1) make Villa follow their 'gentleman's agreement' to allow him to join a top four club this summer if one bids 2) Sign a new and massive contract at Villa 3) Run down his contract and leave on a Bosman in the summer of 2010.

Hopefully whatever happens, the situation is cleared up VERY quickly and early on this summer. If he goes he needs replacing and if he stays then that will surely help attract more players? If top quality players see that the England midfielder leaves then surely they too will doubt our ability to seriously break into the top four?

Nothing to do with me but I'm not sure making him stay and run down his contract would be the best thing to do, if he does seriously want to leave - again - then it would surely be better to allow him to go, no matter how much the team and many of us fans would miss him?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 21 2009
Time: 11:20AM

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I think if Barry wants to go we should let him - he as done a lot for us and vice versa. He is a great player but there are better and we need better if the team overall wants to be better. I know most of you are going to shoot me down for my controversial comments.
Pablo1978
21/05/2009 11:39:00
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I think if Barry wants to go we should let him - he as done a lot for us and vice versa. He is a great player but there are better and we need better if the team overall wants to be better. I know most of you are going to shoot me down for my controversial comments.
Pablo1978
21/05/2009 11:39:00
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No shooting from me Pablo, I tend to agree, if he wants to go for a second summer in a row and it is to a top four team, then he should be let go this time. I think they did the right thing keeping him this season but having failed to break the top four it may well be time to part waves with him. I so hope we can tempt him to stay but don't think the players he has seen incoming will have convinced him that we are going to break the top four despite very valiant attempts.
The Fear
21/05/2009 11:43:00
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No shooting from me Pablo, I tend to agree, if he wants to go for a second summer in a row and it is to a top four team, then he should be let go this time. I think they did the right thing keeping him this season but having failed to break the top four it may well be time to part waves with him. I so hope we can tempt him to stay but don't think the players he has seen incoming will have convinced him that we are going to break the top four despite very valiant attempts.
The Fear
21/05/2009 11:43:00
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He will go and I say all the best. He really could have just suked all season - look at other players 'forced' to stay at their clubs another season e.g. Santa Cruz who have been awful. Barry continued on, regained the armband and had a blinding season. Petrov is all the better for his involvement. Hopefully NRC, Sidwell and Gardner can step up to the mark now as well as Defour!! (please)!!
deano.avfc
21/05/2009 11:46:00
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He will go and I say all the best. He really could have just suked all season - look at other players 'forced' to stay at their clubs another season e.g. Santa Cruz who have been awful. Barry continued on, regained the armband and had a blinding season. Petrov is all the better for his involvement. Hopefully NRC, Sidwell and Gardner can step up to the mark now as well as Defour!! (please)!!
deano.avfc
21/05/2009 11:46:00
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I would want him to stay . . . .if he wants to stay. If he wants to go and that was what was agreed at the start of the season, then it is right to let him go. But I agree it has to be done immediately. We can not have Murderpool taking him off us, 1 week before the season starts if he has not been replaced.
voiceoftheholte
21/05/2009 11:48:00
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I would want him to stay . . . .if he wants to stay. If he wants to go and that was what was agreed at the start of the season, then it is right to let him go. But I agree it has to be done immediately. We can not have Murderpool taking him off us, 1 week before the season starts if he has not been replaced.
voiceoftheholte
21/05/2009 11:48:00
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Let him go, we need a revamp in midfield
son_of_cher
21/05/2009 11:58:00
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Let him go, we need a revamp in midfield
son_of_cher
21/05/2009 11:58:00
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