Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 2 2009
Just wondering is Gareth Barry so wrong in talking to other clubs and looking to move?
Would no one look at Barry and say he is doing the right thing for his own career?
a) loads of money... why is he different to us wanting to make as much as he can in his career?
b) Man City will throw money at the league like Chelsea did and will no doubt bring in quality players
c) Does he get on that well with MON? Rumours are always around that MON is a difficult character to get along with and ... no, not spreading rumours!
d) did I mention loads of money?
e) he wanted to play in Europe, what happened when Villa got into Europe this season?
f) world class players talked about at Villa. How many have come in the last 3 years?
g) Jan transfer window when we were riding high what did we do?
h) Last summers transfer window, did that impress him as much as some of us? I know others were impressed but at the end of the day, where did we finish?
i) He did as promised, didn't talk to anyone through last season, got his head down and performed again and is now looking at his future. So why shouldn't he go and talk to Man City - doesn't mean he'll move there but on balance money/ambition/players being bought ??? Hmmm.
j) Barry is an employee, he isn't a fan. WE are the fans, players come and go
k) 11 years service, maybe he just wants a fresh challenge?
l) He could see out his contract, make more money and lose us a fortune but isn't looking to do that?
I'd be gutted to see him go anywhere, I'd not expected him to be talking to Manchester City and did think the club would say no to any club other than a top four side but at the end of the day, no player is bigger than the club. Yes, it gives us an uphill struggle as we also have to replace the fantastic Martin Laursen but after 11 years of winning nothing, is Barry so wrong?
Date:Tuesday June 2 2009
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