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No WAY we can sell Barry now

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by montyvilla (U10675812) 26 July 2008
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In the aftermath of Freddie's shocking injury, we have to tell Gareth that the situation has changed beyond our control or foresight, and that we cannot sell him now as we only have him as a fit left-footed player in the side. Gareth, as shown today, is a top pro and must feel for Villa, and would have to play well to keep his England place (we'd have had to sign a left back anyway IMO so he could still play centre mid) and also to keep alive his hopes of impressing a CL team, and if he plays well, who knows, we could get CL anyway. But one way or another, he has to stay, and I think there's a strong possibility he'd accept that for one more year.

Get well Freddie, such a good pro and good man, it's a real tragedy.

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posted Jul 27, 2008

I have been emailed photos of Bouma's injury and it's not nice at all. I like Bouma, had earmarked him for Liverpool some seasons back when we went looking for LB cover for Riise and eventually got Aurelio. I find him pacy, with strength and applies well in attack and it's a shame he is injured like this to put him out for months. Reitering my best to his recovery, never nice to see or hear of this for anyone in the game, much less anyone in general.

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posted Jul 27, 2008

Barry should join a club that will challenge 4 CL. Wigan would be a good option 4 him.

Villa shold sign a left back on loan till bouma returns and a consistent CM as a replacement fo wantaway barry. If it is a players wish he should be allowed 2 leave.

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posted Jul 27, 2008

"I am getting bored with this debate.

Simple thing is liverpool cant afford barry. End Off."

So if AVFC had accepted 15m, what do you think we would have done then? Made a silly face, ran out of the room laughing and said 'Fooled you!'??

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posted Jul 27, 2008

But Villa havn't accepted 15m, so that's a ridiculous comment. The price is 18m, and we've not budged on it. Just because the mighty Liverpool come knocking it doesn't mean we want to sell him. You can't just expect teams to give up payers they want to keep. Hargreaves and Carrick cost more, and they are no higher up Mr Capello's pecking order than Gaz Baz.
Liverpool need to sell before they buy, it's obvious. If what you read in the papers is true, the owners have not been able to show the 400m for the new stadium yet, so why would they part with the cash now?

Wake up, football is a business.

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posted Jul 27, 2008

I find it interesting and instructive that virtually all those on this thread and many other Villa threads who take great delight in posting thier snide little comments appear to be in permanent moderation. WUMS the lot of them...doh

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posted Jul 27, 2008

"I am getting bored with this debate.

Simple thing is liverpool cant afford barry. End Off."

So if AVFC had accepted 15m, what do you think we would have done then? Made a silly face, ran out of the room laughing and said 'Fooled you!'??

No Genius...18 mil is the asking price and you wont pay that, last i checked 15 is a smaller number than 18, i.e you haven't offered enough which is why we haven't accepted. how about we dangle a pair of trackie bottoms in your face for torres and run off without him when we give em to you

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posted Jul 27, 2008

Why is it ridiculous? It was a hypothetical scenario, I said 'IF'. Why did you say AVFC have not accepted when the whole world knows they havent. You're the one being ridiculous, just to say what you had to say. How often are people like you going to say 'the price is such, you havent paid, so no go.'? Think further than that and read back to what my comment was answering.

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posted Jul 28, 2008

do any of u idiot villa fans maybe think that liverpool dont want to pay 18 million? that doesnt mean we cant afford him as u will see when we sign robbie keane for the same amount. use those very small brains u have b4 commenting... as for o'niel he think barry at 18 million is cheap..... says it all really.....

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posted Jul 28, 2008

I wonder if the gooners will pen a little ditty re Bouma's injury to sing at Villa Park? The word "karma" springs to mind....

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posted Jul 28, 2008

comment by SheerKidology (U9755921)
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I wonder if the gooners will pen a little ditty re Bouma's injury to sing at Villa Park? The word "karma" springs to mind....
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Right, so because a few idiot Villa fans sang a song about Eduardo, Bouma deserved a serious injury? Hmm.

As for Barry, I don't doubt that Liverpool could afford him if they were willing to pay 18m. It appears that they aren't, so that should be the end of it. It would be nice if Rafa would confirm that they won't pay that much, rather than keep Villa and Barry in limbo. It would be good for Liverpool too, as they could start hunting other targets rather than sit there hoping that Villa reduce their asking price.

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