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NEWSFLASH: Barry in Man City Talks

The official club website have announced that Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry is in talks with Manchester City.

The official site have announced that Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry is in talks with Manchester City.

In a simple, one-line statement on avfc.co.uk, it states:

'Aston Villa can confirm today that Gareth Barry is in talks with Manchester City.'

Ambitions of the Champions League seem to have fallen by the way side for now as our captain travels to Eastlands to discuss terms with a club not even competing in Europe next season.

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The Journalist

Writer: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 2 2009

Time: 12:33PM

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I could forgive Gaz Baz for leaving us in order to try his luck in the CL, but I'd be highly disappointed if he left us to ply his trade at Man City who, as reported above, aren't even competing in Europe next season. Still, they're just talking at this stage so I'll hold fire until something a bit more concrete is reported...
jeffg_utv
I could forgive Gaz Baz for leaving us in order to try his luck in the CL, but I'd be highly disappointed if he left us to ply his trade at Man City who, as reported above, aren't even competing in Europe next season. Still, they're just talking at this stage so I'll hold fire until something a bit more concrete is reported...
jeffg_utv
Looks like Man City are going to break several banks this summer and going to do a Chelski!!! At least this will be done at the very start so we won't be umming and ahhing as to whether we need to replace him. And we should get well over the 10 mil that the Scousers will offer. Maybe Sturridge, and or Richards in part exchange!!!!
Villan444
Looks like Man City are going to break several banks this summer and going to do a Chelski!!! At least this will be done at the very start so we won't be umming and ahhing as to whether we need to replace him. And we should get well over the 10 mil that the Scousers will offer. Maybe Sturridge, and or Richards in part exchange!!!!
Villan444
I'm hearing a deal in region of 12m has been done already,. In fact done last night and it's personal terms that he's agreeing in these "talks"... what a complete tool.... thrown his career straight out the window - but it does show man citeh's intent....
leelindsay
Richard, Sturridge, Pterov and Elano in exchange please!!
bentonm
Richard, Sturridge, Pterov and Elano in exchange please!!
bentonm
I'm hearing a deal in region of 12m has been done already,. In fact done last night and it's personal terms that he's agreeing in these "talks"... what a complete tool.... thrown his career straight out the window - but it does show man citeh's intent....
leelindsay
Richard, Sturridge, Pterov and Elano in exchange please!!
bentonm
Richard, Sturridge, Pterov and Elano in exchange please!!
bentonm
Such a shame, he really has been a rock for the Villa and hes simply caved for the prospect of more money.
Layzee
Such a shame, he really has been a rock for the Villa and hes simply caved for the prospect of more money.
Layzee
I don't want Sturridge. Richards maybe. But I'd rather have their centre half Dunne.
leelindsay
Petrov too
leelindsay
and that bold white guy
leelindsay
I don't want Sturridge. Richards maybe. But I'd rather have their centre half Dunne.
leelindsay
Petrov too
leelindsay
and that bold white guy
leelindsay
If the club have accepted a bid for him, what is Barry supposed to do? I don't believe he wants to leave but what option does he have? I also think if the reported 12mill is correct, we can get a younger, better player in Steven Defour.
In MON we trust!
what a f***in wa**er. Nothing but a greedy b***ard, crying out for champions league football andpoisedto join someone not even playing in europe. Good ridents i say who wants a liar at the club, I say we usethe money to go and sign defour. I have already heard that we have a deal in place to sign sturridge, which is seperate to the barry deal.
Jonesy08
If the club have accepted a bid for him, what is Barry supposed to do? I don't believe he wants to leave but what option does he have? I also think if the reported 12mill is correct, we can get a younger, better player in Steven Defour.
In MON we trust!
what a f***in wa**er. Nothing but a greedy b***ard, crying out for champions league football andpoisedto join someone not even playing in europe. Good ridents i say who wants a liar at the club, I say we usethe money to go and sign defour. I have already heard that we have a deal in place to sign sturridge, which is seperate to the barry deal.
Jonesy08
Just a ploy by barry, he wont go to city, will now force the hand of the champions league clubs to enter the race..
Eircol
Just a ploy by barry, he wont go to city, will now force the hand of the champions league clubs to enter the race..
Eircol
feck! Thought he wanted CL football? Still, it is a job and if they pay him silly money he is made for life. You would wouldn't you?
The Fear
feck! Thought he wanted CL football? Still, it is a job and if they pay him silly money he is made for life. You would wouldn't you?
The Fear
If we get an extra couple of million then its a goo deal for the club but after him saying its not about the money last year and saying he only wanted CL football i think a lot of fans will be dissapointed in him. I would love us to sign a younger more creative player in his place like Defour if he does go, it could give us the extra dimension we lacked last season.
smirnoffshox
If we get an extra couple of million then its a goo deal for the club but after him saying its not about the money last year and saying he only wanted CL football i think a lot of fans will be dissapointed in him. I would love us to sign a younger more creative player in his place like Defour if he does go, it could give us the extra dimension we lacked last season.
smirnoffshox
Am a bit surpised to say the least! Though I am glad it is over with nice and early and we now have plenty of time to replace him.
AVGD
jonesy08 we must of accepted a bid for him to be in talks with them which shows we are ok with him leaving. if he goes it will be a shame but at the end of the day good luck to him wherever he goes i had hoped he wouldn't just look for the money but maybe no-one else will give us what man city will.
1982benny
Am a bit surpised to say the least! Though I am glad it is over with nice and early and we now have plenty of time to replace him.
AVGD
jonesy08 we must of accepted a bid for him to be in talks with them which shows we are ok with him leaving. if he goes it will be a shame but at the end of the day good luck to him wherever he goes i had hoped he wouldn't just look for the money but maybe no-one else will give us what man city will.
1982benny
Considering Randy's comments the other day about how he'd rather let Barry leave for free at the end of his contract rather than sell him now, you can't help but think that Man Citeh must've offered some pretty serious wedge in order to get permission to talk to Barry. Maybe the paper talk about them claiming that they'd sign Tevez and Baz in a 42m deal had something about it after all....
jeffg_utv
Considering Randy's comments the other day about how he'd rather let Barry leave for free at the end of his contract rather than sell him now, you can't help but think that Man Citeh must've offered some pretty serious wedge in order to get permission to talk to Barry. Maybe the paper talk about them claiming that they'd sign Tevez and Baz in a 42m deal had something about it after all....
jeffg_utv
Middle Eastlands - thats a step up in the world for you Gareth - NOT
Mat777
Middle Eastlands - thats a step up in the world for you Gareth - NOT
Mat777
Greedy *****er, if he had gone 2 a top 4 team he would have left being a legend, but now i have no respect 4 him. Cant believe it, come MON do us proud and find a better replacement. UP THE VILLA
astonsteve
if he leaves it is purely for the money. NOT what i would expect from Gareth Barry. But some people on here are jumping the gun - he hasn't signed anything yet.
ric112
Greedy *****er, if he had gone 2 a top 4 team he would have left being a legend, but now i have no respect 4 him. Cant believe it, come MON do us proud and find a better replacement. UP THE VILLA
astonsteve
if he leaves it is purely for the money. NOT what i would expect from Gareth Barry. But some people on here are jumping the gun - he hasn't signed anything yet.
ric112
randy said the other day that barry is integral to our success and would rather let the contract run down to strive for a higher place next season , and then we let him talk to city ! WHAT THE F%$K IS GOING ON
nick1
randy said the other day that barry is integral to our success and would rather let the contract run down to strive for a higher place next season , and then we let him talk to city ! WHAT THE F%$K IS GOING ON
nick1
Its the `I WANT A BIG PAY DEAL BEFORE IM TOO OLD` scenario. Players always see the green of the money rather than the real story. Feck off to Man City, Hughes will be sacked next season, they will bring in another foreign coach, who doesnt even know who Gareth Barry is and he will fade into obscurity, like all the other money grabbing ****s!!!! Fecking makes my blood boil when they say and do things like this. But and selling to our rivals too, oh I see money is more important than league finish!!!! Where for us next year 7th, 8th 10th, we better sign a replacement that is Younger and Hungrier than the Grabbing ********o!!!!!!!
erv2005
Its the `I WANT A BIG PAY DEAL BEFORE IM TOO OLD` scenario. Players always see the green of the money rather than the real story. Feck off to Man City, Hughes will be sacked next season, they will bring in another foreign coach, who doesnt even know who Gareth Barry is and he will fade into obscurity, like all the other money grabbing ****s!!!! Fecking makes my blood boil when they say and do things like this. But and selling to our rivals too, oh I see money is more important than league finish!!!! Where for us next year 7th, 8th 10th, we better sign a replacement that is Younger and Hungrier than the Grabbing ********o!!!!!!!
erv2005
What a whore....... Only in it for the money!! I hope he s h i t s out a citeh
nottinghamvillain
what a F*C*I*G W*N**R if he joins city then he has lied to us all for a year good ridance!!!!!
clarkamus
What a whore....... Only in it for the money!! I hope he s h i t s out a citeh
nottinghamvillain
what a F*C*I*G W*N**R if he joins city then he has lied to us all for a year good ridance!!!!!
clarkamus
1982benny - Oh i no we must have accepted a bid, but Villa would have spoken to Barry before accepting the offer, so obviously he wanted to talk to City he could have said no. I just hope we can get Defour much better player, plus is about 6 years younger.
Jonesy08
1982benny - Oh i no we must have accepted a bid, but Villa would have spoken to Barry before accepting the offer, so obviously he wanted to talk to City he could have said no. I just hope we can get Defour much better player, plus is about 6 years younger.
Jonesy08
He may be in talks with us today but I reckon there's a good chance he's just trying to make Liverpool play their hand and get it sorted. Though if he does sign for us I'd be delighted.
MCFC_Goatboy
He may be in talks with us today but I reckon there's a good chance he's just trying to make Liverpool play their hand and get it sorted. Though if he does sign for us I'd be delighted.
MCFC_Goatboy
Would you turn down the chance to be made for life? Citeh are major players now. We'll just have to wait and see what happens with players coming in.
tarzan
Would you turn down the chance to be made for life? Citeh are major players now. We'll just have to wait and see what happens with players coming in.
tarzan
This is good,Whenever a club places to much importane around one player especially when he is nothing special and nearing 30 it has a negative effect.Get rid and freshen up our midfield.
lerneravfc
This is good,Whenever a club places to much importane around one player especially when he is nothing special and nearing 30 it has a negative effect.Get rid and freshen up our midfield.
lerneravfc
Mark Hughes is doing what MON should do and getting decent world class signings in early to show a statement of intent, which will then entice other decent players in. One of the reasons that GB wants to go is the p155ing about that MON does in these windows. We will get a replacement on the final day and have saved a poxy 500k in fees and lost our 3 first choice replacements in the process because another team hasn't wasted time. MAKE OR BREAK NOW MON
Villan444
Mark Hughes is doing what MON should do and getting decent world class signings in early to show a statement of intent, which will then entice other decent players in. One of the reasons that GB wants to go is the p155ing about that MON does in these windows. We will get a replacement on the final day and have saved a poxy 500k in fees and lost our 3 first choice replacements in the process because another team hasn't wasted time. MAKE OR BREAK NOW MON
Villan444
We could be calling his bluff and see if Barry wants to really leave just for cash City or hold out for the Arse or Scoucers to offer us a better deal. If he does go I hope we have a good replacement as we've now lost two amazing players which made our spine....Expecting O'neil to work wonders now....
bentonm
2 comments:- 1) I hope to high heaven that this means MON has some signings lined up or we will be right up the proverbial creek if he's planning on his usual last 48 hours job. 2)Kaka was in talks with them last season. I'll add a 3rd point, more of a question really:-Does this speak for Barry's lack of faith in MON/Villa to push on or does it, if he moves, just speak for his wish for a big pay day?
Villan Of The North
We could be calling his bluff and see if Barry wants to really leave just for cash City or hold out for the Arse or Scoucers to offer us a better deal. If he does go I hope we have a good replacement as we've now lost two amazing players which made our spine....Expecting O'neil to work wonders now....
bentonm
2 comments:- 1) I hope to high heaven that this means MON has some signings lined up or we will be right up the proverbial creek if he's planning on his usual last 48 hours job. 2)Kaka was in talks with them last season. I'll add a 3rd point, more of a question really:-Does this speak for Barry's lack of faith in MON/Villa to push on or does it, if he moves, just speak for his wish for a big pay day?
Villan Of The North
Fear, at VP he's already on enough money to be made for life without a new contract even. Moving for money would be pure greed! Remember, he already picks up each week what most earn in a year.
Villan Of The North
Fear, at VP he's already on enough money to be made for life without a new contract even. Moving for money would be pure greed! Remember, he already picks up each week what most earn in a year.
Villan Of The North
Not fair to blame this on Randy though, he has left all squad and transfer dealings to MON, both Randy, MON and the General for that matter have said this several times. Randy can only say what HE is willing to do not what MON WILL do. He trusts MON and will fail or succeed according to that trust. The good thing about this approach is that MON has rto be 100 % responsible for all team matters and their outcomes. The bad thing is that MON is a useless twonk in the transfer market - or at least has been so far. Prove me wrong Martin.
Villan Of The North
Not fair to blame this on Randy though, he has left all squad and transfer dealings to MON, both Randy, MON and the General for that matter have said this several times. Randy can only say what HE is willing to do not what MON WILL do. He trusts MON and will fail or succeed according to that trust. The good thing about this approach is that MON has rto be 100 % responsible for all team matters and their outcomes. The bad thing is that MON is a useless twonk in the transfer market - or at least has been so far. Prove me wrong Martin.
Villan Of The North
How disappointing. Mr Barry has lost some credibility I think. While I agree with Fear that you can't blame him, I'm still highly disappointed.
evoflash
How disappointing. Mr Barry has lost some credibility I think. While I agree with Fear that you can't blame him, I'm still highly disappointed.
evoflash
It's always gutting when this happens, especially for a 'sideways' move, however form his point of view you've got to consider 1) he's not got that long left so can he turn down the zillions on offer and 2) of the chasing teams city are most likely of the chasing teams to break into the CL in the near future. Disappointing but not surprising in modern football
Phartman87
It's always gutting when this happens, especially for a 'sideways' move, however form his point of view you've got to consider 1) he's not got that long left so can he turn down the zillions on offer and 2) of the chasing teams city are most likely of the chasing teams to break into the CL in the near future. Disappointing but not surprising in modern football
Phartman87
It lokks like he is off somewhere....as a aclub getting the best price possible for a player approaching 30 with a year left on contract is the priority. 12m has been mentioned, good deal, city get a very good player, we lose a player who either we don't really want or doesn't really want us. Onwards and upwards, no player is bigger than the club and 12m now is better than finishing 6/7 next year and him going for nothing.
fatloser
It lokks like he is off somewhere....as a aclub getting the best price possible for a player approaching 30 with a year left on contract is the priority. 12m has been mentioned, good deal, city get a very good player, we lose a player who either we don't really want or doesn't really want us. Onwards and upwards, no player is bigger than the club and 12m now is better than finishing 6/7 next year and him going for nothing.
fatloser
12 MIL THAT IS JUST INSULTING AND I COULD TAKE HIM GOING TO A CLUB LIKE LIVERPOOL, BUT TO MAN CITY THAT IS LIKE GETTING PUNCHED IN THE FACE JUST INSULTING ON EVERY LEVEL.
Tallaght Villan
12 MIL THAT IS JUST INSULTING AND I COULD TAKE HIM GOING TO A CLUB LIKE LIVERPOOL, BUT TO MAN CITY THAT IS LIKE GETTING PUNCHED IN THE FACE JUST INSULTING ON EVERY LEVEL.
Tallaght Villan
Concerning the money grabbing aspect, I think Laursens injury and retirement may have made an impression. This opportunity for major cash is on the table, he may think get while i can cos if i get a Laursen injury there's no chance.............
Jongekki
lets face it, he is probably going somewhere, so why not city? maybe better than going 'top 4'?? i am with inmonwetrust, lets go get DEFOUR and lets do it now. i only hope MON gets his transfer act together sooner rather than later.
leftfoot
Concerning the money grabbing aspect, I think Laursens injury and retirement may have made an impression. This opportunity for major cash is on the table, he may think get while i can cos if i get a Laursen injury there's no chance.............
Jongekki
lets face it, he is probably going somewhere, so why not city? maybe better than going 'top 4'?? i am with inmonwetrust, lets go get DEFOUR and lets do it now. i only hope MON gets his transfer act together sooner rather than later.
leftfoot
OK lets say Barry's gone...With an extra 12-18 million in the bank. Who would be have to replace him for the price? Essien? Van der Vaart? Alonso?
bentonm
OK lets say Barry's gone...With an extra 12-18 million in the bank. Who would be have to replace him for the price? Essien? Van der Vaart? Alonso?
bentonm
"our captain travels to Eastlands to discuss terms with a club not even competing in Europe next season."eh, Guys, if you have not got it Figured out by now the Uefa cup or the Europa league Aint much of a competition. It is a poor Competition which most players dont care about. It is not the Same as it was 10 or so years ago. For players and clubs its Champions league or Nothing these days.
Yid_from_India
"our captain travels to Eastlands to discuss terms with a club not even competing in Europe next season."eh, Guys, if you have not got it Figured out by now the Uefa cup or the Europa league Aint much of a competition. It is a poor Competition which most players dont care about. It is not the Same as it was 10 or so years ago. For players and clubs its Champions league or Nothing these days.
Yid_from_India
I have to say viewing this as an outsider, this is shocking. I thought he would force a move to Liverpool, possibly, but join Man City? WTF?! I think he has just lost alot of respect in the footballing world. Footballing desires are an aspect but leaving a club so close to CL football as yours is to join Man City, who achieved what? Mid-table mediocrity... And state his want for leaving as CL football is disgraceful. Another case of money tainting our great game, will any of you accept him after this, if the deal falls through?
Mex_yiddo
I have to say viewing this as an outsider, this is shocking. I thought he would force a move to Liverpool, possibly, but join Man City? WTF?! I think he has just lost alot of respect in the footballing world. Footballing desires are an aspect but leaving a club so close to CL football as yours is to join Man City, who achieved what? Mid-table mediocrity... And state his want for leaving as CL football is disgraceful. Another case of money tainting our great game, will any of you accept him after this, if the deal falls through?
Mex_yiddo
what a tool. very ambitious.
Stig
what a tool. very ambitious.
Stig
Typical yids, don't know whats going on in the world outside their own club. Citeh have got more money than everyone else put together and make Abramovich look like he's homeless, and Yid form India, thanks for letting us know about the Europa League, we don't know much over here ;-D and I'm sure that you wouldn't be saying that if you managed to qualify.
Villan444
Typical yids, don't know whats going on in the world outside their own club. Citeh have got more money than everyone else put together and make Abramovich look like he's homeless, and Yid form India, thanks for letting us know about the Europa League, we don't know much over here ;-D and I'm sure that you wouldn't be saying that if you managed to qualify.
Villan444
Villan444, i am not trying to have a go at villa. We have managed to Qualify for Europe for 4 back to back Seasons and i can tell you it aint anything special. A lot of spurs fans hoped that we would not qualify this year as we can finally Concentrate on the league. I am just making the point that The Uefa cup is not a reason for a player to stop moving or consider the move as a Step down. All i am saying is that the Fact that you are in Europe and City are not aint have made a difference to Barry or Any player's thinking.
Yid_from_India
Well I'd much rather have the 12m and go and buy a younger, quicker player who will be around for the next 5 years than go through the same drawn out summer we had last year and at best keep him for next season and lose him for nothing next summer. Have to say that 12m is probably about twice as much as I thought we'd get for him with 12 months on his contract so an excellent bit of business for the club!! That said, it proves that it was never about CL for GB, show him the money!! show him the money!!!
villatillidie
Villan444, i am not trying to have a go at villa. We have managed to Qualify for Europe for 4 back to back Seasons and i can tell you it aint anything special. A lot of spurs fans hoped that we would not qualify this year as we can finally Concentrate on the league. I am just making the point that The Uefa cup is not a reason for a player to stop moving or consider the move as a Step down. All i am saying is that the Fact that you are in Europe and City are not aint have made a difference to Barry or Any player's thinking.
Yid_from_India
Well I'd much rather have the 12m and go and buy a younger, quicker player who will be around for the next 5 years than go through the same drawn out summer we had last year and at best keep him for next season and lose him for nothing next summer. Have to say that 12m is probably about twice as much as I thought we'd get for him with 12 months on his contract so an excellent bit of business for the club!! That said, it proves that it was never about CL for GB, show him the money!! show him the money!!!
villatillidie
But i did Expect Barry to stay with you guys unless the top4 come Calling. I am very Suprised that he would leave Villa for city.
Yid_from_India
But i did Expect Barry to stay with you guys unless the top4 come Calling. I am very Suprised that he would leave Villa for city.
Yid_from_India
I confess to some amazement that you Villains seem prepared to sell him. His ACTIM stats make him your best player, and Gareth scored more ACTIM points than any City player last season. If we can get him it will be a major coup for Hughes. All I can say is O'Neill had better have a damn good replacement lined up.
Sindbad
I confess to some amazement that you Villains seem prepared to sell him. His ACTIM stats make him your best player, and Gareth scored more ACTIM points than any City player last season. If we can get him it will be a major coup for Hughes. All I can say is O'Neill had better have a damn good replacement lined up.
Sindbad
Gutted for you guys, except for Villain444 who is his typical self - a hate filled anti semetic tosspot. if he goes to City then what a retard he is. I dont care if City spend 100m i still fancy both Villa and Spurs to give them a run for their money next season.
HuddersfieldYiddo
Gutted for you guys, except for Villain444 who is his typical self - a hate filled anti semetic tosspot. if he goes to City then what a retard he is. I dont care if City spend 100m i still fancy both Villa and Spurs to give them a run for their money next season.
HuddersfieldYiddo
Thought he wasn't going to make a decision until after the England internationals - so this whole saga could continue for another 2 weeks. Either way this whole saga that's dragged on since the Big Bang will come to an end. Anyway, we all knew that we'd be here this summer, so since last years debacle, who has MON earmarked to replace GB and how good exactly is this Defour fella everyone keeps banging on about, or will we see Guzan playing in centre mid next term. All in all we should have prepared for this situation, and if we have, I for one will be glad to see the end of this lunacy!
bazzah
Thought he wasn't going to make a decision until after the England internationals - so this whole saga could continue for another 2 weeks. Either way this whole saga that's dragged on since the Big Bang will come to an end. Anyway, we all knew that we'd be here this summer, so since last years debacle, who has MON earmarked to replace GB and how good exactly is this Defour fella everyone keeps banging on about, or will we see Guzan playing in centre mid next term. All in all we should have prepared for this situation, and if we have, I for one will be glad to see the end of this lunacy!
bazzah
Not all Spuz fans are Jewish HuddersfieldYiddo you feckwit. I just hate most Spuz fans on the vital network and 'Arry, but have several jewish friends and 5 good friends who are Spuz fans, 2 of which have season tickets and I'm sure have been to many more games than you seeing they are mid 40's and they live and breathe football knowing more than whats inside the four walls of WHL . Its just the Spuz youth of today who seem to have been born with 2 arse holes rather than one and a mouth are everywhere talking like they know what they're on about when they clearly don't. You are an embarrassment on the rest of your fellow supporters and I am very offended that you would refer to me as anti-semetic just because I enter into banter with you school kids. Now do one as this article is about OUR second Captain leaving in the space of a month and another dark day for us, not you, you stereo-typical self pitying blame it on the war cock eril.
Villan444
Not all Spuz fans are Jewish HuddersfieldYiddo you feckwit. I just hate most Spuz fans on the vital network and 'Arry, but have several jewish friends and 5 good friends who are Spuz fans, 2 of which have season tickets and I'm sure have been to many more games than you seeing they are mid 40's and they live and breathe football knowing more than whats inside the four walls of WHL . Its just the Spuz youth of today who seem to have been born with 2 arse holes rather than one and a mouth are everywhere talking like they know what they're on about when they clearly don't. You are an embarrassment on the rest of your fellow supporters and I am very offended that you would refer to me as anti-semetic just because I enter into banter with you school kids. Now do one as this article is about OUR second Captain leaving in the space of a month and another dark day for us, not you, you stereo-typical self pitying blame it on the war cock eril.
Villan444
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits !!!!! Ha ! I just wish they would hurry up and get on with it . Champions league my backside ! Bit of a let down after all that was said last year.
miss polite
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits !!!!! Ha ! I just wish they would hurry up and get on with it . Champions league my backside ! Bit of a let down after all that was said last year.
miss polite
So guys if GB stays one more season and leaves for nothing the year after to one of the Top 4 will you be happier??? There is no gaurentee if he stays that we will even get a top 4 spot. i personally would rather he leave for 12mil and then we get a good replacement. you know this could start a serious debate but i think GB looks so good because some off our other players are just average.
Pablo1978
So guys if GB stays one more season and leaves for nothing the year after to one of the Top 4 will you be happier??? There is no gaurentee if he stays that we will even get a top 4 spot. i personally would rather he leave for 12mil and then we get a good replacement. you know this could start a serious debate but i think GB looks so good because some off our other players are just average.
Pablo1978
What I suspected last summer has finally come true. GB is a money grabbing mercenary. CL was just a convenient excuse to get more money. The true colours of our beloved GB have finally shown through. I just want rid of him now!!!!!!
gappy65
What I suspected last summer has finally come true. GB is a money grabbing mercenary. CL was just a convenient excuse to get more money. The true colours of our beloved GB have finally shown through. I just want rid of him now!!!!!!
gappy65
Lets just pray we get a quality replacement,what MoN does here could define his tenure as manager of Villa.
Pking
Lets just pray we get a quality replacement,what MoN does here could define his tenure as manager of Villa.
Pking
Had a bit of time to think about it and I am still furious - the one good thing about it is that it is Man City and not Liverpool. We really need to keep looking forward and this move will make it easier for us to break the top4 as he is not playing for them. Yes City will improve but they were always going to werent they....if not Barry it will be Alonso or another top top player!!
deano.avfc
Had a bit of time to think about it and I am still furious - the one good thing about it is that it is Man City and not Liverpool. We really need to keep looking forward and this move will make it easier for us to break the top4 as he is not playing for them. Yes City will improve but they were always going to werent they....if not Barry it will be Alonso or another top top player!!
deano.avfc
If he goes to City he's just a money grabbing ***** and no loss to the club anyway, since he would clearly go to whoeever offered him the most next summer. At least this way you get 12-15 million or however much the fee is. City were 22 points off a CL spot this season, so it clearly shows it was never about that for him.
EvertonMike
If he goes to City he's just a money grabbing ***** and no loss to the club anyway, since he would clearly go to whoeever offered him the most next summer. At least this way you get 12-15 million or however much the fee is. City were 22 points off a CL spot this season, so it clearly shows it was never about that for him.
EvertonMike
Villan444 - Supporting another club does not mean you know little about others, and nor does it mean we know nothing because of our age! As to be honest I probably have a greater, wider knowledge of world football than the average fan, but was born in 91... Or is that an evident impossibilty because I am both, young and a Spurs fan?
Mex_yiddo
Villan444 - Supporting another club does not mean you know little about others, and nor does it mean we know nothing because of our age! As to be honest I probably have a greater, wider knowledge of world football than the average fan, but was born in 91... Or is that an evident impossibilty because I am both, young and a Spurs fan?
Mex_yiddo
And to be practical in thought, the younger generation with a greater knowledge of technology have far more knowledge available to them beyond just there local area. Something which the older generation possibly does not have, least not all of them anyway. That is ofcourse not the case for all but a thought of practicality.
Mex_yiddo
And to be practical in thought, the younger generation with a greater knowledge of technology have far more knowledge available to them beyond just there local area. Something which the older generation possibly does not have, least not all of them anyway. That is ofcourse not the case for all but a thought of practicality.
Mex_yiddo
Wasn't trying to be personal mex and obviously its not everyone, thought Yid from India was being sarcastic originally but just took offence with huddersfield playing the race card which was well out of order and place. You seem like you know what you are on about/sensible which isn't always the case with your fellow fans on Vital. Lets get back to the article.........
Villan444
Wasn't trying to be personal mex and obviously its not everyone, thought Yid from India was being sarcastic originally but just took offence with huddersfield playing the race card which was well out of order and place. You seem like you know what you are on about/sensible which isn't always the case with your fellow fans on Vital. Lets get back to the article.........
Villan444
Mex_yiddo - nothing beats a little nostalgia - now either talk about this 'football' you claim to 'know about' or do one!!
bazzah
Mex_yiddo - nothing beats a little nostalgia - now either talk about this 'football' you claim to 'know about' or do one!!
bazzah
villa > spurs. end of.
benji_starsky_avfc
villa > spurs. end of.
benji_starsky_avfc
barry now having medical at man city deal to be tied up in next 48 hours
clarkamus
barry now having medical at man city deal to be tied up in next 48 hours
clarkamus
Barry is a ****. I knew he'd weasel his way out of our wonderful club. Im glad because now we will get someone creative in. 11 years for nothing. He was never bigger than us. Poxy Brighton schoolboy. lying judas tosser. Its just a slap in the face for us loyal fans. In the words of vitor meldrew "I DONT BELIEVE IT!"
Raunds Villain
Barry is a ****. I knew he'd weasel his way out of our wonderful club. Im glad because now we will get someone creative in. 11 years for nothing. He was never bigger than us. Poxy Brighton schoolboy. lying judas tosser. Its just a slap in the face for us loyal fans. In the words of vitor meldrew "I DONT BELIEVE IT!"
Raunds Villain
Look there you are again - youre the embarrassment writing 17 lines of hate. You enter into banter? You have been on Vital Spurs all season slating us because of our poor start and completely hating on everybody on our site including calling us Yidscum Yidiots and so on. I dont know what your problem is tbh ive always liked Villa and still do and will continue to do so no matter how childish you are towards us. I think you must have anger problems maybe councelling would be a good idea. I dread to think how youd treat a Birmingham City fan if one ever showed up on here!! :)
HuddersfieldYiddo
Look there you are again - youre the embarrassment writing 17 lines of hate. You enter into banter? You have been on Vital Spurs all season slating us because of our poor start and completely hating on everybody on our site including calling us Yidscum Yidiots and so on. I dont know what your problem is tbh ive always liked Villa and still do and will continue to do so no matter how childish you are towards us. I think you must have anger problems maybe councelling would be a good idea. I dread to think how youd treat a Birmingham City fan if one ever showed up on here!! :)
HuddersfieldYiddo
Or look at it the other way. Barry promised to give us another 12 months to reach the Chumps League. In that 12 months he saw nothing change, he saw us throw the UEFA Cup, he saw us sign Heskey as a means to keeping ourselves in the Top 4 and he saw almost everybody play regularly in different positions not withstanding performances, tactics, Plan B. Man C will spend and spend huge this window to challenge, he gave MON the promise of another 12 months to show the ambition he talked about. Liverpool haven't made their move yet and on the balance of probabilities who is confident that we will improve enough in the window to make a stable challenge compared to Man City. For that reason he's talking to them, and possibly signing. He wants Chumps League, Man City are a bloody good bet for it in my opinion. He kept his end of the bargain, good luck Gareth.
mike_field
Or look at it the other way. Barry promised to give us another 12 months to reach the Chumps League. In that 12 months he saw nothing change, he saw us throw the UEFA Cup, he saw us sign Heskey as a means to keeping ourselves in the Top 4 and he saw almost everybody play regularly in different positions not withstanding performances, tactics, Plan B. Man C will spend and spend huge this window to challenge, he gave MON the promise of another 12 months to show the ambition he talked about. Liverpool haven't made their move yet and on the balance of probabilities who is confident that we will improve enough in the window to make a stable challenge compared to Man City. For that reason he's talking to them, and possibly signing. He wants Chumps League, Man City are a bloody good bet for it in my opinion. He kept his end of the bargain, good luck Gareth.
mike_field
I can't see him actually making a move to city, if he does he'll lose a few good guy points from me. Hopefully we get a better deal than 12 mil though. We shouldn't be selling to City
PTP
I can't see him actually making a move to city, if he does he'll lose a few good guy points from me. Hopefully we get a better deal than 12 mil though. We shouldn't be selling to City
PTP
Have to agree with Mike on this one. I'd love GB to stay, but have been thinking since January that something needs to be done with the midfield. Maybe a blessing? (If MON actually decides to replace him, that is.)
Beovilla
Have to agree with Mike on this one. I'd love GB to stay, but have been thinking since January that something needs to be done with the midfield. Maybe a blessing? (If MON actually decides to replace him, that is.)
Beovilla
Its called banter HuddersfieldYiddo because you were saying that you will be where we are now in the league all pre-season and I actually run a football team with a Spuz fan FYI. You're speaking ****e again. Show me one incident of me using these Yidscum Yidiots terms you feck1ng pr1ck. Go and do your homework sonshine. What are you doing on this site anyway???
Villan444
Its called banter HuddersfieldYiddo because you were saying that you will be where we are now in the league all pre-season and I actually run a football team with a Spuz fan FYI. You're speaking ****e again. Show me one incident of me using these Yidscum Yidiots terms you feck1ng pr1ck. Go and do your homework sonshine. What are you doing on this site anyway???
Villan444
Money grabbing ********
PiperUK
Money grabbing ********
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