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£areth Barry - Man City Match His Ambi£ions

£areth Barry - Man City Match His Ambi£ions

Manchester City boss (for now) Mark Hughes has spoken to the City Official site about new signing Gareth Barry.

'Gareth is widely acknowledged as one of the top midfielders in the Premier League, and that is a recommendation in itself. When players of his quality become available then you have to be in the market for them, so we are absolutely delighted that we have been able to conclude this deal. The experience required to compete with the best in the Premier League is vital, and with Gareth we get the experience of someone who has played week-in, week-out in the hardest league in the world. He plays at a level that has an impact on the game, and we are thrilled that he is joining us.'

He also says that Barry will give him some 'flexibility' adding 'I have spoken to him briefly, and I will do at greater length soon. It’s clear to everybody that being at City is going to be exciting in the future, and Gareth sees that.'

Makes you wonder what Barry saw at Villa then?

Barry last season, according to Sky, had 5 goals (ok, I knew that bit) and 7 assists (not that great really).

Not sure how these clubs can be so quick in the transfer market but I AM pleased this situation has been done quickly, not how we wanted but at least the saga is over.

Barry said: 'I'm delighted to be joining City. It didn't take much persuasion from Mark Hughes, they are heading in the direction I want to go. There is great potential here, and I'm sure there will be a few more additions to the squad this summer.'

So Hughes convinces him and MON and/or Villa can't? Are there question marks or is this all about money? Must admit, if I was offered the sort of money the reports are suggesting, I'd not think that long and hard AND you have to say with him only having one more season on his contract £12million to Villa is a good deal. I am sure that Randy Lerner was 100% in earnest when he said he'd allow Barry to run down his contract rather than have to sell him BUT if the player says he wants out AGAIN, then what do you do?

Cash in is probably the right answer, just such a shame it has happened, we need to be building, we've lost our two best players and I have to agree with a text I got from Erod (mate and Vital Villa member) saying he thought the days of selling our best players was over when Doug left.

Onward and upward, lets hope the next transfer is INTO Villa and not out, has it not just got a bit harder to convince players of our ambition with those quotes and the exit from Barry though? Not got the answers I'm afraid, just the questions!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 2 2009
Time: 8:03PM

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what a *****ty day!
The Fear
02/06/2009 20:09:00
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what a *****ty day!
The Fear
02/06/2009 20:09:00
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When was the Season ticket renewals up again ?????
ASPINALL
02/06/2009 20:11:00
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When was the Season ticket renewals up again ?????
ASPINALL
02/06/2009 20:11:00
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can't believe Barry has gone to City - WHY? Remind me!
merlin
02/06/2009 20:21:00
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can't believe Barry has gone to City - WHY? Remind me!
merlin
02/06/2009 20:21:00
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Money,new challenge,better chance of a trophy/top 4,bigger stadium,playing with better players/manager.
ASPINALL
02/06/2009 20:22:00
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It's all about ambition. He was told ours when he agreed to stay on for the season. As said before, talking is one thing but I'd be surprised if Barry 'saw' the ambition he was promised.< br>< br>Look at his choice of words, not that Man City are an improving club or that he's joining a club on the up but they are 'heading in the direction I want to go'. That's a pretty specific comment to make.
mike_field
02/06/2009 20:22:00
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Money,new challenge,better chance of a trophy/top 4,bigger stadium,playing with better players/manager.
ASPINALL
02/06/2009 20:22:00
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It's all about ambition. He was told ours when he agreed to stay on for the season. As said before, talking is one thing but I'd be surprised if Barry 'saw' the ambition he was promised.< br>< br>Look at his choice of words, not that Man City are an improving club or that he's joining a club on the up but they are 'heading in the direction I want to go'. That's a pretty specific comment to make.
mike_field
02/06/2009 20:22:00
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