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Liverpool Boss Slates £areth Barry!

Liverpool Boss Slates £areth Barry!

There is a strange report in The Mirror today with quotes from Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez slating former Villa captain £areth Barry claiming the England midfielder moved to Manchester City for money, not football reasons.

'In the market now, the money's not the main thing because all the people in football at that level are on big money. But (referring to Barry who he believed had agreed to move to Anfield only for an 11th hour change of mind) it was clearly 100 per cent about money. Money, money, money. At the end of the day, the most important thing for me is the passion of the players. You have to make decisions to do your best at the right time and if it's just money, sometimes you will make mistakes.'

If Barry is on £110 000 a week at Manchester City, I guess for him, his family and his future, it is a lot to turn down!??!

John Hoey, aka Upthevilla_83, sent this in after I'd published the article above, but hey, in for a penny, in for a pound, you now get two for the price of one!

This came as a bit of a shock to me and I am surprised to say the least but Liverpool’s own Tom Jones Spanish Waiter look-alike Rafa Benitez got it spot on when commenting on the Barry Saga this morning.

I'm not Rafa’s biggest fan to say the least and I do not agree with the way the ‘Barry Wars’ saga was dragged out last year but I must agree with him with what he said in a press conference put on sky sports today. "If it's just for money sometimes you will make mistakes. I was surprised by some decisions this year, like Gareth Barry. I won't say too much but clearly it was 100 per cent for money. The most important thing for me is the passion of the players."

I don’t like agreeing with him but although there is a possibility that Citeh could gatecrash the big 4 (I am hoping we do ok this year and finish off better than the relegation form we showed) it isn't guaranteed.

He could have seen out his contract, put in a great performance for England and then had the pick of the top clubs around Europe.

Then again, in an ideal world we would win the league, England would hammer Brazil in the world cup final and you could get a pint of lager for under £1.70.

If someone offered me £110,000 per week then it would be difficult for me to turn down.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 10 2009
Time: 8:49AM

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If liverpool tried to sign him again and he went to city then that proves he went for the money,Don`t blame him really but what a greedy little ********.
lerneravfc
10/07/2009 09:09:00
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If liverpool tried to sign him again and he went to city then that proves he went for the money,Don`t blame him really but what a greedy little ********.
lerneravfc
10/07/2009 09:09:00
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he's right though.... Barry of all "model" sort of players has eviidently lost his status by joining eastlands.
leelindsay
10/07/2009 09:12:00
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he's right though.... Barry of all "model" sort of players has eviidently lost his status by joining eastlands.
leelindsay
10/07/2009 09:12:00
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money talks... (but it don't sing and dance and it don't walk... sorry, one for the oldies that) he has gone somewhere who could go on a great ride with the stupid money being spent + is on mega money. Would love to blame him but after 10 years loyal service? Not sure.. bit split.. didn't do what he said he wanted to do though, only leave for CL.

Couldn't bring myself to use one of the images I have of him in the Villa shirt though, would just be wrong now!
The Fear
10/07/2009 09:14:00
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money talks... (but it don't sing and dance and it don't walk... sorry, one for the oldies that) he has gone somewhere who could go on a great ride with the stupid money being spent + is on mega money. Would love to blame him but after 10 years loyal service? Not sure.. bit split.. didn't do what he said he wanted to do though, only leave for CL.

Couldn't bring myself to use one of the images I have of him in the Villa shirt though, would just be wrong now!
The Fear
10/07/2009 09:14:00
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Benitez - back in our good books.
olofthegreat
10/07/2009 09:20:00
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Benitez - back in our good books.
olofthegreat
10/07/2009 09:20:00
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I don't particularly blame him for his move one way or the other; he was a good servant for Villa. What I do object to though is his hipocrisy (last summer saying he wanted to play CL). His PR lies are an insult to all involved at Villa. His lack of honesty has led to a predicament where is is able to be held up as an example of 'everything that's wrong with football', which is a shame for an excellent English player.
RoyalVilla
10/07/2009 09:27:00
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I don't particularly blame him for his move one way or the other; he was a good servant for Villa. What I do object to though is his hipocrisy (last summer saying he wanted to play CL). His PR lies are an insult to all involved at Villa. His lack of honesty has led to a predicament where is is able to be held up as an example of 'everything that's wrong with football', which is a shame for an excellent English player.
RoyalVilla
10/07/2009 09:27:00
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